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GGEA Announce Major Roster Update Regarding Call of Duty ‘Orange’ Team Ahead of CWL Anaheim

Published: 25/May/2018 21:02 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

by Calum Patterson

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GGEA (GG Esports Academy) have released their longest standing Call of Duty roster, following the squad narrowly missing out on the CWL Pro League Stage Two.

Operating under the Infinite Esports umbrella, who also operate OpTic Gaming, GGEA initially recruited two Call of Duty rosters early in the 2018 CWL season – ‘Blue’ and ‘Orange’, and later a ‘Purple’ team.

According to Bryan Yale, who lead the GGEA project, it was considered an ‘esports development’ programme, aiming to “develop amateur talent that will eventually feed into the major tournaments.”

And the GGEA Orange roster was the closest they came to realizing this vision, needing only one more match win against Australian side Tainted Minds to qualify for Stage Two of the CWL Pro League.

But the team were defeated in this deciding match, in a heartbreaking reverse sweep fashion no less, and ultimately missed out on Stage Two by the narrowest margin.

The team initially looked as though it would remain with GGEA, despite the Blue and Purple teams having already been released, and original member Austin “Believe” Smith was dropped from the Orange squad.

The remaining members, Dakota “Nova” Williams, Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa and Tristan “Spoof” Green, played out the May 19th CWL 2K tournament with Tanner “Mosh” Clark, but finished top 16.

The core four players, including Believe, had previously teamed since early 2017, and have qualified for pool play from the open bracket at open events on numerous occasions.

But they were unable to overcome the final hurdle to break into the professional scene, and missing out on the Pro League in such a fashion was undoubtedly a hard pill to swallow for each of them.

GGEA Orange beat Pro League team eUnited to win the 2018 Canadian Championship Series

Individually and as a roster the players are obviously talented and can certainly be optimistic for the upcoming final events of the 2018 CoD: WWII season, especially with potential qualification for the World Championship on the horizon.

However, whether the core roster decides to stick or twist remains to be seen, and having these players disperse between different teams would shake up the amateur scene quite significantly.

As for GGEA and their next move in Call of Duty esports, it is likely they will step back at least until the new season, with the release of Black Ops 4 in October.

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Hilarious Black Ops Cold War bug literally breaks Fireteam Dirty Bomb

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Garton

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A game-breaking Black Ops Cold War bug is suspending players above the map on Fireteam Dirty Bomb, rendering them useless for the entire match.

As with any new release, Black Ops Cold War has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. From players falling through the map to a permanent thermal overlay, its obvious Treyarch overlooked a few elements of the game before releasing the title.

However, if a bug is not game-breaking, players will usually laugh it off and let it go. It’s only when a glitch renders players completely useless that a bug starts to become more frustrating than funny.

Well, that’s exactly the type of bug some players are experiencing on Fireteam Dirty Bomb and it’s fair to say they’re not pleased about it.

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Fireteam Dirty Bomb is the new mode released with Black Ops Cold War.

Game-breaking bug suspends players above the map

A video posted to the Black Ops Cold War subreddit reveals a game-breaking bug occurring on Fireteam Dirty Bomb. The glitch suspends the players above the map for the entire match with them unable to move or participate.

On top of this, it appears the entire game mode is broken with teams being bigger than they’re are supposed to be and textures not loading in.

Fireteam: Dirtybomb gamebreaking bug from r/blackopscoldwar

As you can see, the players are left floating above the map and are audibly frustrated at the issue. One of them even states: “I’d genuinely be surprised if they even had playtesters for this game.”

It’s worth noting the players can scope down onto the map below but they’re completely locked in place. Attempting to run will trigger the animation but no movement will occur.

Glitches can be entertaining in certain titles, especially when they do not heavily impact the gameplay experience. However, in competitive games like Call of Duty, a game-breaking bug can be extremely frustrating.

Fingers crossed Treyarch get this bug fixed as soon as possible so players don’t have to continue spectating the game from above the map.