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H3CZ reveals what Scump had to do for Karma to return to OpTic CoD

Published: 26/Mar/2019 18:52 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 19:34

by Alan Bernal

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OpTic CEO Hector ‘Call of Duty and revealed what it took to get the 3-time Champion back to the Greenwall. 

Though Karma touched on how previous letdowns in his pro career made him feel like he “needed a break,” a major concern lied in teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s distance from the team at the time.

“I eventually came back and was like ‘Listen, I will not play if Seth still lives where he does, like I won’t,’” Karma said.

MLGThough the OpTic lineup didn’t have the results the were looking for at Fort Worth, they’ve been impressive thus far in the year.

It seems like Karma knew how ambitious the lineup was, and needed some form of assurance that the star-studded roster would be able to practice and perform at the level they could on paper.

“Unless you guarantee [that Scump would live closer], then I’m not joining,” Karma recalled. “… And I still wasn’t 100%, but that’s like the first thing that has to happen. He’s playing on one bar [of Internet connection] everyday like I’m not playing.”

H3CZ did eventually guarantee it, but the process to get Scump down to Texas wasn’t as straightforward as the CEO might have hoped for.

“Bro, you don’t even know how tough it was to get him the fuck away from California,” H3CZ said. “[Scump] was willing to move, but it was all these external factors that was fucking keeping him there to the very last moment.”

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It got so bad that Scump suggested if he could just play out of California, but that didn’t work for the CEO, saying: “Seth, if you’re not on a fucking plane tonight, I’ve made promises that I’m going to keep. Just fucking know that.”

Karma recalled putting in his two cents to motivate Scump to fly out with the team as he recalled saying: “Listen [Scump], if you don’t move, I’m not joining [OpTic]. I’m doing something else.”

Even though it all worked out in the end, the lead up to getting Karma on the team had an incredible amount of external factors weighing on the process that eventually formed one of the deepest rosters in the Call of Duty scene.

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

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CDL pros concerned after several Challengers players appear to be hacking

Published: 5/Dec/2020 23:46 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Videos have surfaced showing amateur CoD players potentially cheating during the CDL’s first Challengers Cup tournament of the season, and now several Call of Duty League pros have expressed worry about the state of the competitive scene.

When the Call of Duty League first announced that PC would be used for competitive play in the upcoming season, many immediately showed concern about the potential emergence of hacking issues – maybe not at the pro level but certainly in the Challengers amateur circuit.

Now, they might actually have something to worry about, as several clips from the season’s first Challengers Cup have popped up on social media showing some players performing very suspiciously.

Of course, while no one’s technically been proven to be cheating, the community isn’t waiting for the court to be adjourned; Call of Duty has always been played a certain way, and when some previously-unknown players begin to distinguish themselves as outliers suddenly after using a PC is an option, everyone takes notice.

“LMAO Online PC s**t is a joke with no anti-cheat,” New York Subliners star, Clayster, said in response to the clips above. “Apparently this dude dropped 71 kills in control too, ahahahaha.”

“Boy dropped 71, 19 kills from winning three rounds by HIMSELF,” said former Seattle Surge starter, Pandur. “Y’all thought last year was bad, we in the PC realm now boys. Can’t trust nobody.”

Surge head coach JoeyNubzy also chipped in with a similar sentiment: “Useless admins and blatant cheating – we have to do better to help the Challengers scene thrive and keep players around.”

Here are some more reactions to potential hackers in the Challengers Cup, as clips are spreading around social media like wildfire after many top-name players started sharing them for awareness.

What can be done about this?

Challengers is meant to be a pipeline for future pro-level players while also giving everyone else an official platform to compete for prize money and recognition. Needless to say, something definitely has to be done about this before the competitive integrity of the amateur division is compromised beyond repair.

While it’s unlikely for the league to revert its decision allowing Challengers players to use either PC or console, they could require all those playing on PC to stream their POV, which is currently not the case.

Not counting the first Challengers Cup, which is still currently ongoing, there are three more such tournaments scheduled up to mid-January, all of which could definitely lose their validity if hacking & cheating continue to be a major issue.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this topic as things develop, so make sure to follow us on Twitter, @Dexertointel, for all the latest news, updates, and more.