H3CZ explains why the public can buy OpTic’s 2019 white CoD championship jerseys - Dexerto
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H3CZ explains why the public can buy OpTic’s 2019 white CoD championship jerseys

Published: 16/Aug/2019 15:53 Updated: 16/Aug/2019 17:54

by Joe Craven


Owner and CEO of OpTic Gaming Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has explained “the secret” behind the organization’s white championship jerseys, and why now was the right time to make them available to the public. 

OpTic announced the new clothing would be made available on the OpTic store via an August 14 tweet. The jerseys designed by graphic designer Xobe were received positively on Twitter and feature a tribute to every single OpTic CoD player ever.  

In an August 16 YouTube video, H3CZ explained the “secret behind the champ whites”, and revealed why now was the right time to release them to the public.

OpTic GamingThe jersey celebrates the past 10 years of the Greenwall.

“The story behind the legacy championship whites,” he said. “They’re gonna go on sale for everybody. I wanted to gift somebody something on the tenth anniversary of OpTic, of the real OpTic.” 

H3CZ explains that he made a number of calls to ensure the players would be able to wear the jerseys for the entirety of the CWL Championship, as well as making them available for fans worldwide. 

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“This is the original OpTic white jersey,” he continued, while showing off the shirt belonging to Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell. “This (shirt) features every single pro player that’s ever worn the white jersey… And then it says a special thank you to the Greenwall.” 

He also addressed the shirts in a tweet, replying to ex-OpTic CoD pro James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks. He described them as a “nice present to the supporters on the 10 year anniversary”. 

The anniversary jerseys have been surrounded by speculation, with many expecting OpTic in its current form to all but cease to exist after CWL Championships. 

Following the acquisition by Immortals in June, many OpTic teams and creators have left the organization. The conclusion of the CWL Championship will see the Call of Duty World League transition to a franchise-based league, in which OpTic will become the Los Angeles based roster. 

While the organization’s future may still be up in the air, the jerseys pay fitting tribute to the fans who have followed the Greenwall for the past decade.  

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.