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Former Call of Duty star upsets Shroud to win ESPN’s Twitter competition

Published: 10/Apr/2019 1:37 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 7:34

by Albert Petrosyan

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ESPN’s Esports64 Twitter poll tournament came to a close on April 9, and the crowned victor was none other than a former Call of Duty star pro player.

Corentin ‘Gotaga’ Houssein, a French former CoD pro, defeated popular Twitch streamer and former CS:GO pro Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek in the Grand Final of the competition.

Gotaga, of course, has become a prominent streamer and YouTube himself after retiring from competing, and he currently creates content related to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Gotaga upsets Shroud in ESPN Esports64 Grand Final

When the finalists for ESPN’s Esports64 were announced to be Gotaga and Shroud on April 8, fans knew that the Frenchman had an uphill challenge against of the biggest names in the online gaming community.

Gotaga started off the tournament as the seventh seed in the Tilted Towers division of the bracket, while Shroud was the third seed in the Inferno division.

Gotaga took the early lead in the voting, but Shroud made a comeback late in the evening on April 8. However, the Frenchman reclaimed his lead overnight, and despite a late push from Shroud, never gave it up, ending with a final tally of 56% of the 448,000+ votes that were cast.

How the two got to the Grand Final

Gotaga’s journey in the ESPN Esports64 contest started in the Tilted Towers division, where he ended up defeating League of Legends pro Bjergsen (10th seed), Smash player MkLeo (15th seed), personality Sjokz (3rd seed), and last year’s champion Ninja (1st seed).

Having won the Tilted Towers division after beating Ninja, Gotaga faced King’s Row champion Scump of OpTic Gaming in the semifinals, which he won 56-44.

Team VitalityPrior to becoming a top-level Fortnite content creator, Gotaga achieved legend status in CoD esports.

As for Shroud, he was the third seeded streamer in the Inferno division, which he ended up winning after defeating personality Sadokist (14th seed), Xavier Woods (11th seed), LoL star Sneaky (2nd seed), and popular streamer Tyler1 (9th seed).

His semifinal opponent was Smash player Zero, who was the Mid Lane division champion, whom Shroud pretty much domination 66-34.

ShroudDespite being the higher seed of the two in the Grand Final, Shroud ended up losing to Gotaga.

What is the ESPN #Esport64 bracket?

For the third year in a row, ESPN has put together a Twitter poll competition to determine who is the most popular figure in esports.

This year’s field of 64 candidates included a variety of popular streamers, prominent professional players, and well-known online personalities, all of whom were placed into a seeded bracket.

Each round, these figures were matched up with one another and the public gets to vote and determine who advanced in the bracket and got closer to the title of most popular name in esports.

More information can be found on the ESPN #Esports64 website, and all voting is done by visiting the ESPN Esports Twitter page and finding the poll you are interested in.

Gotaga’s Call of Duty career

As mentioned above, prior to becoming a household name in the Fortnite community, Gotaga achieved stardom in the European Call of Duty esports scene, with many considering him to the best French player to date.

His career began in the early 2010s, and he was most notably known for his time with Team Vitality, where his competitive and aggressive mentality and play-style earned him the nickname ‘The French Monster,’ which he still goes by to this day. 

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby

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The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 


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