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Crimsix gives hilarious response when asked about OpTic’s upcoming match vs LG

Published: 23/May/2019 2:18 Updated: 23/May/2019 3:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty pro Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter gave an amusing answer when asked to predict his team’s outcome in their upcoming match against Luminosity Gaming in the CWL Pro League. 

OpTic Gaming and Luminosity are two of the biggest teams in Call of Duty esports, and they are set to play on May 23, in what will be the final match within Division A at the CWL Pro League. 

While the match may have been expected to be a highly-anticipated affair when it was first scheduled weeks ago, it’ll now be likely nothing more than just another formality for OpTic, seeing as how LG currently sit in the bottom of the division. 

Asked about that upcoming match following OpTic’s win against Midnight Esports, Crimsix could do nothing but cringe and look around sheepishly, knowing that there were still some LG players within earshot.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I think LG’s kind of checked out.”

Crimsix - TwitterCrimsix and OpTic have every reason to smile after opening up a two game lead atop Division A.

Luckily for him, LG’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, was watching the interview and helped Crim by predicting that the series would last only 20 minutes, insinuating that one of the two teams would dominate in 3-0 fashion. 

Considering how far apart the teams are currently in the standings, there’s little to no doubt which of the two is more likely to pull off such a quick sweep. 

At least Slacked seemed to still be in good spirits, despite his team’s recent struggles, as he and Crim made plans to go to golfing while the interview was still going on. 

OpTic and LG going in opposite directions

It would be harder to find two teams on more opposite runs of form that OpTic and LG, who find themselves on opposite ends in the CWL Pro League standings

OpTic’s 3-0 win against Midnight on May 22 was their sixth in a row, opening up a two game lead atop Division A. LG, meanwhile, lost their sixth consecutive match on May 22, a 3-1 defeat to second-place Gen.G.

While LG certainly have the talent to beat OpTic in a series, the way things have gone for both teams lately, it’s safe to say no one is putting their money on the boys in blue tomorrow. 

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.