Dashy responds to rumors he’d been benched by OpTic LA

Connor Bennett

Call of Duty star Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell has set the record straight and responded to the recent rumors that he’d been benched by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles. 

Few Call of Duty players saw their stock rise higher than Dashy during the Black Ops 4 season. The young star, alongside Thomas ‘TJHaly’ Haly, joined up with then-OpTic Gaming mainstays Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow to form a formidable line-up.

Though, as the competitive scene opened up a whole new chapter with the start of the Call of Duty League and the Modern Warfare season, his veteran teammates departed for new line-ups – leaving Dashy and TJHaly with OpTic LA. There had been rumors that Otell was facing a spell on the sidelines in favor of Martin ‘Chino’ Chino, though he’s finally straightened things out.

MLGDashy was a huge standout during the Black Ops 4 season.

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During his April 13 stream, Dashy had been attempting to set up a 10s match with other professional players when he was quizzed about his situation, asking why he apparently wasn’t starting for OpTic Gaming Los Angles anymore.

“I’m starting. I literally just finished scrimming,” the 20-year-old quickly replied before being congratulated on having his starting spot back again. “Again? Nah, I was playing again today and that’s all that matters. Dropped 43 today, I took a picture just in case everyone didn’t see it,” he added. 

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With there never being any sort of official word one way or the other – whether Dashy was a starter or not – the only way to know if a change was in the works is if the OpTic Gaming Los Angeles players say something moving forward. 

Regardless of a supposed change or not, Dashy and his OpTic LA teammates will be back in competitive action soon enough as they take part in the Chicago Huntsmen’ online CDL event that kicks off on April 24 and runs through April 26.