CoD Community Reacts to OpTic Gaming's Shocking Group Stage Elimination at CWL Champs - Dexerto
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CoD Community Reacts to OpTic Gaming’s Shocking Group Stage Elimination at CWL Champs

Published: 17/Aug/2018 1:27 Updated: 17/Aug/2018 2:40

by Albert Petrosyan


The competitive Call of Duty community was stunned on August 16 as OpTic Gaming were shockingly eliminated in the group stages of the 2018 CWL Championships. 

Almost immediately, the news of OpTic’s elimination spread like wildfire, drawing reactions of utmost surprise and disappointment.

Many of the prominent members of the CoD community, including current and former pro players, took to social media to express their reaction.

While most of their tweets varied in wording and tone, one thing was clear, no one had expected something like this to happen, especially this early in the tournament.

It was not only the fact that OpTic had been eliminated in the group stages that was surprising, it was the manner with which it happened.

They entered their final match of the group with a 2-0 record, but were swept 3-0 at the hands of Evil Geniuses. That result, combined with Team Elevate’s 3-0 win against Supremacy, meant that OpTic were out based on map count tiebreakers. 

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the news of OpTic’s elimination, including tweets from the OpTic players themselves. 

Many of these tweets represent raw thoughts and emotion, as they were sent out just after the final result.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.