Florida Mutineers confirm signing of Owakening to CDL roster - Dexerto
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Florida Mutineers confirm signing of Owakening to CDL roster

Published: 22/May/2020 18:10

by Theo Salaun

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The Florida Mutineers have officially signed Joseph “Owakening” Conley, presumably to replace Chance “Maux” Moncivaez in their starting CDL lineup.

In the days ahead of the Seattle Surge Home Series, the Mutineers have continued to revamp their roster. Florida went 4-1 in Call of Duty league matches for April before dropping to a disappointing 0-2 in May, proving the need for some lineup adjustments.

 

With Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson getting benched for Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, before being shipped off to the Chicago Huntsmen—Florida has remained active in adjusting their roster and changes to the starting lineup should have been expected.

Just as Fero breathed life into the team when coming on to replace Prestinni, Owakening is hoped to do the same at the team’s main AR spot previously manned by Maux.

While Maux had not stood out from the field in CDL play, Owakening has built a reputation for himself on Sixth Gear’s Challengers roster. Most recently, the 19-year-old beamer slammed the competition at the NA Challengers Cup #2 as part of a first-place WestR roster—before getting into pro scrims against teams like the Toronto Ultra, Minnesota Rokkr and Atlanta FaZe.

 

Three years younger than Maux and fresh off of success in Challengers, Owakening may be enough to shift dynamics for what’s become an unimpressive Florida lineup.

As seen with the New York Subliners’ acquisition of Makenzie “Mack” Kelley from the Hybrid Black Challengers roster, sometimes seemingly minor signings—even of those without substantial history at the professional level—can have major impacts on a team’s energy and success.

Ahead of the Seattle weekend, Florida sits at fifth in the overall standings with a 9-8 overall record but a mediocre 32-36 in games played. They started the year 4-2 before dropping five of their next six, winning four straight with Fero and then getting swept in both matches at their last event.

The team is, above all else, streaky and both their positive and negative streaks can be attributed in part to lineup upheaval. 

 

While the Mutineers will not be playing in this weekend’s Seattle series, they will be back on the menu at the Minnesota Rokkr Home Series in early June. 

This will, fortunately, give Owakening some time to gel with his new teammates and their fans some time to get a stronger sense of his playstyle from Challengers VODs and his Twitch stream.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby

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The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider 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

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

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.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 


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