CoDBurner leaks daunting intel on future of OpTic Gaming's CoD team - Dexerto
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CoDBurner leaks daunting intel on future of OpTic Gaming’s CoD team

Published: 15/May/2019 3:45 Updated: 15/May/2019 6:42

by Albert Petrosyan


The mysterious Call of Duty insider known as ‘CoDBurner‘ has leaked some fresh information about the future of OpTic Gaming‘s pro team amid reports that the organization may soon be purchased by Immortals. 

The CoDBurner has returned to the spotlight with some more explosive behind-the-scenes news on May 14, and while not everything they’ve said has come to fruition, they’ve foretold enough truths to keep some credibility within the competitive CoD community.


Their latest leak was regarding OpTic Gaming, whose fate has been in limbo ever since parent company Infinite Esports and Entertainment were put up for sale several months ago.

According to the new intel, the sale of OpTic will be finalized soon, and the news should be announced sometimes during this weekend. The content creators will reportedly be either released or kept on with paycuts. 


As for their pro CoD team, the players will be sold to a different organization prior to CWL Anaheim in June, which is the next major tournament of the Black Ops 4 CWL season. 

Current OpTic Gaming CoD roster:

  • Seth ‘Scump’ Abner
  • Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter
  • Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow
  • Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly

Maelk disputes CoDBurner’s report

Jacob ‘Maelk’ Toft-Anderson, Senior Vice President of Operations at Infinite, has vehemently denied any of the leaked intel that the CoDBurner posted on May 14.


“I can, without a shadow of a doubt, just tell you that both ‘dragondude’ and CoDBurner is full of bad intel,” he wrote in the official OpTic Discord server. “No one knows what will happen. Dragonburner and CoDBurner are both definitely spreading wrongful information. 

He went on to firmly state that, all of the main esports teams currently under OpTic will continue to represent the Green Wall until further notice.

“And for what it’s worth, unless I’m being completely blindsided, both CS:GO will continue playing, CoD will continue playing, LCS will continue playing, all as OpTic.”


What we know about the sale of Infinite and OpTic

Infinite Esports first went up for sale in January, with ESPN reporting that they had set a $150 million asking price for all of their business, which includes OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws Overwatch League team.

In early May, it became apparent that prominent esports org Immortals had raised an additional $30 million in a Series B funding round, emerging as one of the favorites to purchase Infinite and OpTic.


If the sale ends up going through, there is a chance that the OpTic brand will cease to exist, as Immortals will either choose to keep and rebrand some of the teams while selling the rest off to different organizations. 

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.