CoD Pro Octane Leaves OpTic Gaming to Join 100 Thieves for the Black Ops 4 Season [UPDATED] - Dexerto
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CoD Pro Octane Leaves OpTic Gaming to Join 100 Thieves for the Black Ops 4 Season [UPDATED]

Published: 1/Sep/2018 1:47 Updated: 1/Sep/2018 3:41

by Albert Petrosyan

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A massive roster change announcement has sent shock waves through the Call of Duty community as OpTic Gaming’s Sam ‘Octane’ Larew has left the org and joined 100 Thieves.

The move was announced late in the day on August 31, with the announcements coming simultaneously on each org’s respective Twitter accounts.

We would like to thank Sam “Octane” Larew for his time on our Call of Duty team and wish him the best as he continues to compete in the CWL.


Announcing the third member of our professional Call of Duty team.

Welcome to 100 Thieves @Octane_

#100T

#HonorAmongThieves

The pro player also tweeted about the roster move, expressing his gratitude to OpTic for the opportunity and also looking ahead to his new journey with 100 Thieves.

Thank you to @OpTicGaming for everything they’ve done for me over the last few months; an unfortunate ending but we made some great memories. It’s time to set my sights on bringing home a championship for @100Thieves and all of you guys. #HonorAmongThieves.

Octane will now join former Team Kaliber players Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams and Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez, who joined 100 Thieves only a few days ago.

This means that the org’s competitive CoD roster for the Black Ops 4 season is nearly complete, with just one open spot now remaining on the team.

Octane’s spell with OpTic was rather brief and unsuccessful as the team failed to win any of the three events they competed in since his arrival in May, including a disastrous group stage exit at the 2018 CWL Championships.

Prior to joining OpTic, the longtime veteran had a successful 1.5 years with Luminosity Gaming, having won the 2018 CWL Birmingam Open, placed second at the 2018 New Orleans Open, and won CWL Anaheim in 2017.

Although the specifics of Octane’s transfer to 100T will likely not be revealed anytime soon, it appears that all the paperwork had been taken care of days ahead of the announcement, as the player is currently on vacation at the time the move was announced.


UPDATE:
Octane has since announced that he was dropped by OpTic Gaming ahead of his move to 100 Thieves.


Now all eyes will be on Optic Gaming and their roster dealings, as the org has found itself thrust into the RosterMania spotlight for the second time in three months, after not making a single roster move in a span of over three years before then. 

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun

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From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”