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CWL Vegas: Lopsided matches abound to set up Winners Semifinals

Published: 9/Dec/2018 6:47 Updated: 9/Dec/2018 10:57

by Wyatt Donigan


The second day of CWL Vegas is now in the books and just four teams remain in the Winners Bracket after a set of exciting matchups.

Throughout the entirety of the Winners Quarterfinal matches at CWL Vegas, there was one common theme: domination. 

Only the final series of the night between Lightning Pandas and Team Sween saw a Game 5, as OpTic Gaming, eUnited, and Splyce all tore through their opposition to cruise into the Winners Semis. 

The most anticipated match of the day by far was between OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming. Despite the high-profile billing of the series, though, it certainly left a lot to be desired.

OpTic looked to be playing on a whole different level and completely ran through Luminosity all series long. Luminosity did make things fairly close in Hardpoint and Control, but there was an overriding feeling that it was OpTic’s night and there was simply nothing Lumonisity could do to stop the 3-0 sweep from happening.

Splyce vs Evil Geniuses was the first series of the day and also the most one-sided as Splyce looked to be in mid-season form already, picking up a blazing fast 3-0 sweep.

Splyce set the tone with a 250-195 win on Hacienda Hardpoint and there was nothing much that Evil Geniuses could do as their rough showing from earlier in the day boiled over here and they were pushed into the Losers Bracket.

Str8 Rippin started things off on the right foot in their series against eUnited, but once eU woke up, the rout was on. After Str8 Rippin won the opening Hardpoint Round, eUnited rattled off three straight rounds to take the series 3-1 to move into the Winners Semifinals. 

Lightning Pandas looked to continue that pattern in the final match of the day, but Team Sween wasn’t content to let things slip away that easily. After Lightning Pandas won the first two games handily, including a 6-0 Search & Destroy on Arsenal, Team Sween flipped the switch and rattled off an incredible three straight wins to take the series and keep their Cinderella run at CWL Vegas alive. 

Winners Bracket Semifinal Matchups

  • eUnited vs OpTic Gaming 
  • Team Sween vs Splyce

For everything you need to know about CWL Vegas, including schedules, brackets, streams, and more, head over to our official hubHERE.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
Activision / Treyarch
Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.