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CoD pro Maux explains what OpTic Gaming are doing wrong following CWL Finals

Published: 26/Jul/2019 10:03 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 10:29

by Joe Craven


Main AR for Gen.G, Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez, has revealed what he thinks went wrong for fan favorites OpTic Gaming, after they crashed out of the CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs without winning a map. 

Gen.G’s Call of Duty roster have been one of the revelatory teams in this year’s CWL, regularly impressing fans and challenging the top organizations, typified in back-to-back second place finishes, at CWL Anaheim and the CWL Finals. 

It is at the latter of these tournaments that OpTic Gaming’s stacked roster crashed out with a whimper, despite going into the Finals as one of the favorites. Now, Maux has shared what he thinks OpTic did wrong at the CWL Finals, and what contributed to them being eliminated without winning a single map. 

CWLOpTic Gaming’s TJHaLy was visibly dejected, as they struggled at the CWL Finals.

OpTic kicked off their Finals campaign against Luminosity Gaming, in a match they lost 3-0. They then faced 100T in the Losers’ Bracket, in a series which saw them eliminated, in yet another 3-0. 

Gen.G went on to place second at the tournament, losing in the Grand Finals to eUnited, who clinched their first major tournament victory for over two years. Maux, therefore, seems pretty qualified to offer his assessment of what went wrong for the Greenwall. 

He acknowledges that he “didn’t really watch their series” at the event, but still conveys what he believes to be serious teamwork issues that are holding them back, based on what he has seen while scrimming against them.

CWLGen.G’s roster has gone from strength to strength this year, despite some questionable roster decisions.

“Certain players don’t slay well, for sure,” Maux started. “It looks to me, when I’ve played them, they take a lot of individual challs, a lot of egotistical challenges.” 

He takes this further, explaining that he believes OpTic play “for a bunch of 1v1s”, rather than as a coordinated team, focusing on wider map play and cooperation. When teams play sensibly against them, it’s much harder “for superstars to be superstars”. 

Essentially, what Maux is saying is that OpTic engage in unnecessary, unplanned gunfights too frequently, and the loss of these is what ultimately proves detrimental to their success. 

Despite their undeniable individual talents, they are unable to overcome a coordinated defense and often find themselves outnumbered due to a lack of intelligent plays and teammates dying unnecessarily. 

This kind of criticism for OpTic is not especially new, as many blamed the team’s break up in WW2 on similar issues involving communication and egos. This break up saw Karma and FormaL leave, being replaced by Octane and Methodz. 

It was a move that ultimately proved futile however, as OpTic failed to win a single tournament after this, and fell to a 17-24th finish at 2018’s Call of Duty World League Championships.

OpTic Gaming, at least in Maux’s informed opinion, have a lot to work on if they are to turn their struggles around at August’s World Championships. 

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Best Stoner 63 loadout in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 27/Nov/2020 9:47

by James Busby


LMGs aren’t exactly known for their mobility, but the Stoner 63 is one gun you’ll want to try giving a go. With the right attachments, it can be a real winner for you in Black Ops Cold War. 

The Stoner 63 has been a fan-favorite gun amongst LMG enthusiasts since it tore its way through the virtual battlefields of the original Black Ops. While it may no longer be as potent as it once was, this LMG still packs a punch. Whether you’re looking to grab the DM Ultra camo or aiming to get those all-important multi-kills, the Stoner 63 will enable you to do just that. 

It might not be as fast as the game’s SMG and assault rifle classes, but the Stoner 63 is arguably the most viable LMG in the game. Unlike the M60 and RPD, this LMG actually has decent accuracy by default. When you combine this with its high-damage rounds, you have a recipe for success.

Best Stoner 63 loadout

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 is the most viable LMG in Black Ops Cold War.

Here’s the best attachments you can use on your Stoner 63 in Black Ops Cold War:


  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 20.7 Match Grade
  • Body: SOF Target Designator
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 100 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Pad

While the Stoner 63 has a fairly decent standard sight, the Millstop Reflex remains a staple pick for most guns in Black Ops Cold War. It instantly gets rid of any annoying obstructions and provides a clear picture of your surroundings. 

Next up is the Muzzle Brake 5.56 and Field Agent Grip. Both of these attachments make the Stoner 63’s vertical recoil a lot more manageable, especially when firing for longer periods of time. The gun will still creep up the screen during prolonged engagements, but you’ll usually kill your target before needing to make any major adjustments. 

The 20.7 Match Grade increases the LMG’s damage by a whopping 100% enabling you to sit back and beam anyone that dares stray into your sights. When this is combined with the added reveal distance from the SOF Target Designator, you have a truly lethal combination. 

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Don’t expect to be light on your feet when you’re wielding this LMG.

While this loadout is not tailored around close-quarter fights, it can still give you a fighting chance against the game’s ever-popular SMG and AR classes. This is thanks to the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raid Pad stock, which minimizes the gun’s ADS time and sprint to fire penalty. 

No LMG loadout would be complete without featuring a large magazine, so the 100 RND mag has been utilized. This enables you to effortlessly take down multiple foes or greatly damage any pesky Scorestreaks that are flying around. Just make sure you find somewhere safe to reload, as the lengthy animation can prove frustrating. 

So there you have it, a Stoner 63 loadout that will enable you to barrage your enemies with deadly precision. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel