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CWL Finals starts Day 2 with massive 100 Thieves and OpTic Gaming upsets

Published: 20/Jul/2019 20:02 Updated: 20/Jul/2019 20:38

by Alan Bernal

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The Call of Duty World League Finals has already been having major upsets as star-studded teams are getting sent to the Loser’s bracket early in the CWL Miami event.

Greenwall breaks early at the CWL Finals

OpTic Gaming have been looking out of sorts lately and the Greenwall are hitting a competitive low point early with a shocking 3-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming.

The series started out with a disaster of a game on Hacienda Hardpoint where OpTic Gaming came out firing, but were met with a suffocating LG side who introduced OpTic to the sub-100 club with a ripping 246-15 run to take a 1-0 lead in the matchup.

There wasn’t much more to write home about for the Greenwall, as they went back to Hacienda for Search and Destroy. But LG were running the map again, quickly ending the game 6-1.

CWLA breakdown of OpTic’s surprising loss on Control.

CoD fans expected OpTic to get back into form on Gridlock Control where they’ve been 4-1 since CWL Anaheim, but the Greenwall were fumbling their offensive capabilities there too, conceding a quick 0-2 lead to LG.

But a small surge of life came back to the OpTic rifles as they amounted a half-hearted comback to even up Control 2-2.

While it seemed like that would be the LG mistake that would lead OpTic to roar back into the series, it wasn’t to be as LG closed out the match and sent OpTic to the Loser’s side of the tournament.

CWLLG set the tone early against OpTic and made sure to deny the Greenwall any chance of a comeback.

100 Thieves out of Winner’s side early

Defending CWL Anaheim and London champs 100 Thieves couldn’t find their offense in the opening game for Day 2 in Miami against FaZe Clan, leading to a decisive 3-0 loss for 100T.

The stacked 100 Thieves lineup had only ever “been 3-0’d twice and both were in the Pro League” since adding Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner from FaZe earlier in the year, according to Clint ‘Maven’ Evans.

But the CWL Finals have so far been a tournament of changing narratives as Joe ‘MerK’ Deluca pointed out that “FaZe [did] not have a win on [Gridlock Control] since Anaheim, 0-3.”

CWL100 Thieves came out firing on the first map, but had trouble making a meaningful run against FaZe Clan.

While 100 Thieves were able to keep up with FaZe on the opening map falling just shy of the mark 219-250, the Thieves got bulldozed by FaZe in an incredible 6-1 take on Arsenal S and D.

100 Thieves fans were hoping for a reverse-sweep by their team, and were actually setting up the building blocks well going up 2-0 on Gridlock.

But this time it was FaZe who would amount a streak of wins on the third map, effectively killing all of 100T’s momentum and reverse-sweeping Gridlock to send the Thieves to the Loser’s bracket.

CWLIt’s going to be a tough tournament now for both 100T and OpTic who might be on an early collision course.

Both OpTic and 100 Thieves still have a chance at a miracle run to the top, but both tournament favorites now find themselves in a tough situation going to Loser’s this early in the event.

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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby

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Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 

Attachments

  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 


So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel