It’s official. Competitive Call of Duty will feature 5 vs 5 gameplay for the Black Ops 4 season, but how does Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, the owner of most popular team in the game, feel about that news?
Well, the man behind OpTic Gaming discussed the potential switch before it became official in a YouTube video that he uploaded on September 24 and he was remaining open-minded.
“When you prepare for the possible 5 v 5 versus 4 v 4, there’s no way to prepare for something that you have no control over, you have no vote in, you have no way to suggest, advise or bring up the conversation,” H3CZ explains.
He then goes on to say “who are we to tell them yes, no or maybe in any scenario? They know everything that happens behind the scenes,” and “for us to sit here and worry about if it’s 4 v 4 or 5 v 5 is almost futile because what are we going to do?”
OpTic’s CEO then discusses what the now confirmed move could mean for roster changes and predicts that a switch to 5 vs 5 will mean some tough transfer negotiations: “If it’s going 5 v 5 then it’s going to get super super… the waters are going to get muddy. It’s going to get nasty out there.”
H3CZ believes that it will be much harder to put together strong rosters and that many teams will lose their ability to compete at the highest level, saying “they’ll still be involved but the team that they put together may not necessarily be the best team.”
Whether H3CZ is hinting that OpTic might struggle to find a suitable fifth player or whether he is talking in generalities is currently unknown, but Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has all but confirmed that Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni will no longer be on the team.
H3CZ concludes by saying he would “love to see it go 5 v 5 because we need a shake-up” so he is sure to have been happy about the recent announcement. Whether his predictions will prove to be correct will become apparent very soon.