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Crimsix frustrated with OpTic’s “brain dead” performance vs FaZe – despite winning

Published: 16/May/2019 21:13 Updated: 16/May/2019 22:39

by Calum Patterson


Despite a 3-2 victory over rivals FaZe Clan, OpTic Gaming veteran Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter was seriously not impressed with his team’s performance in the Pro League match, saying he and his teammates played like “brain dead shit stains.”

OpTic‘s Search and Destroy performance carried them to victory in the series, but their hardpoint and control gameplay was questionable, especially as they allowed FaZe to claw back a 100 point deficit on the first map.

They went on to win 6-0 in the second map, Search and Destroy, but a 3-1 defeat in control saw them behind in the series once again. A much more comfortable second hardpoint win took it to a final map, and although it was a closer 6-4, OpTic’s SnD prowess saw them through.

MLGOpTic haven’t yet returned to the same form which saw them win CWL Las Vegas in December.

FaZe Clan‘s roster has only been together for around a month, giving them much less time to practice compared to OpTic’s squad, which has been competing as a five since the launch of Black Ops 4.

OpTic’s 3rd place finish at CWL London compared to FaZe Clan’s 7-8th (although their elimination at the hands of LG came in controversial circumstances) indicated there was a much larger gulf in quality, but this wasn’t apparent in their Pro League match.

Immediately after the series, Crimsix explained his frustrations on Twitter, criticizing the team’s performance and confirming they would be scrimming right away.

Teammate Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly responded, jesting that Crimsix was perhaps to blame in the control loss, but Crim hit back, unhappy with a SnD play – potentially of which TJ was guilty.

Crimsix wasn’t completely devoid of blame, accepting responsibilty for giving FaZe a route back into the hardpoint by going down while holding the spawn point.

It goes to show how a single death can ruin an otherwise stellar team strategy, an example of the fine margins between teams playing at the top level.

Regardless of Crimsix’s disappointment with the performance, OpTic still won the series and continued their Pro League streak, advancing to 10-4 in the standings.

FaZe Clan assumed Red Reserve’s position in the league after purchasing the spot, which had them languishing in the bottom half of the standings. At the time of writing they narrowly hold a playoff spot in 4th, and continue to show signs of improvement with the new international roster.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.