FaZe Clan's ZooMaa Releases Statement Clarifying His Position After Rostermania Leaks - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan’s ZooMaa Releases Statement Clarifying His Position After Rostermania Leaks

Published: 5/May/2018 19:39 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:23

by Calum Patterson

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It has been a busy weekend for Call of Duty rostermania, as numerous leaks came out about top level teams including FaZe Clan.

Although FaZe are now not expected to make any changes, reliable sources told Dexerto that OpTic had shown interest in Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparratto – which ZooMaa has since hinted they did.

Overheard during a stream which players were unaware was live, ZooMaa explained that he had not been permitted to leave FaZe despite a team (presumably OpTic although it cannot be confirmed) offering to meet his buyout.

The conversation obviously cast doubt over ZooMaa’s commitment to FaZe for some fans, however he has now released a statement to ensure fans he is focused on his current team.

Posting in a Twitlonger, ZooMaa explains that despite the rumors, he loves the current roster and is confident in their ability to win championships, citing their recent win at Stage One of the CWL Pro League.

“In the past week, there’s been a lot said about me and I just wanted to set the record straight. There were other players who had an interest in teaming with me and I was very transparent with FaZe / my teammates what options were presented to me. I’ve been with FaZe for 3 years, and me entertaining other offers had nothing to do at all with being unhappy with FaZe.

At the end of the day, I made a commitment to my team and FaZe and felt that I needed to honor that commitment. I love my team and I’m confident we can win championships as we’ve already shown. Thank you to all the supporters for all the love, we will continue to work hard and make you proud. #FaZeUp”

The statement will certainly help the faith which fans have in ZooMaa, whose ability in game was never in doubt – often regarded as one of the top sub machine players.

However, it does shed light on the situation potentially involving OpTic, as he would certainly entertain such an offer. The ‘commitment’ he mentions likely refers to his contractual agreement, as well as his commitment to his teammates.

ZooMaa and the rest of the FaZe roster will now begin gearing up for Stage Two of the CWL Pro League, where they headline Division A beginning May 15th.

They will look to go for back to back Pro League championships ahead of the World Championship in August.

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Warzone Zombies ‘black screen’ glitch makes it impossible to see

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale

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The Zombie Royale mode in Warzone was barely a few hours old before frustrating glitches and bugs started popping up — and one of them is just giving players a black screen, making it impossible to see or play properly.

Whenever a new update or patch arrives in Warzone, or any game for that matter, there are likely to be some issues, whether it be balancing, servers or something similar.

That said, it’s usually something you can gloss over and not worry too much about until the next patch — but this doesn’t quite come under that category.

While the map for the new Zombie Royale mode is set at night time, some players are getting a little more darkness than they bargained for.

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Zombie Royale sees players fighting off — and even becoming — zombies, in Modern Warfare’s Halloween event.

It wasn’t long before players realized that occasionally they would drop into the mode and be plunged into total darkness, with what people are referring to as the “black screen” glitch.

As shown in the video below — and from accounts by other players — the screen goes completely black except for the HUD, which doesn’t provide massive help when traversing Verdansk and engaging in gunfights.

It essentially gives the players affected no chance of winning their fights, barring some sort of miracle or some incredible callouts from teammates, making it almost impossible to win games.

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As you can see in the above video, there are a couple of ways to get rid of the black screen, but they’re not exactly helpful.

One method is to look through the Spotter Scope, which gives you your vision back and can at least be used to see where you are, and you also lose the black screen bug when you become a zombie, which kind of nullifies the point of the game mode in the first place.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this bug, but expect Infinity Ward to be looking for a fix imminently — with any luck, this problem shouldn’t affect players for too much longer.