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

Published: 14/Apr/2020 11:26

by 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.

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. 

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.

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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.