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Hastr0 reveals one of his biggest regrets as Team Envy CEO

Published: 29/Oct/2018 17:49 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:04

by Matt Porter


Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail has revealed that passing on an opportunity to sign Call of Duty stars Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the one of the biggest regrets he has had as Owner and CEO of Team Envy.

Rufail made the statement on an episode of The Eavesdrop Podcast with OpTic Gaming CEO Hector H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

A viewer of the podcast asked what team Rufail could have signed and ended up regretting not signing, and it didn’t take long for the Team Envy owner to mention Crimsix and Karma.

“There’s an obvious answer there,” laughed Rufail. “Crim was going to come join our team. Formal was on our team, and Crim and Damon were going to come and play for our team.

“We had JKap, and we were going to take Crim and Damon. They were going to play for us with Formal and one other person. Basically, Kap threw a fit about it, really threw a fit about it,we deserved it.

“We ended up not doing it. We stayed loyal to JKap, I didn’t do it to him. Of course, the next year they didn’t do so well, but that could have changed everything. It would be crazy to see where OpTic and Envy would be if it happened,” concluded Hastr0. 

Unfortunately for Hastr0 and Team Envy, Crimsix, Formal and Karma all ended up on OpTic Gaming, and have become known as one of the greatest Call of Duty teams of all time, culminating in their 2017 CWL Championships victory.

Things are looking good for Team Envy however, as they recently signed the former Evil Geniuses squad who secured the 2018 CWL Championship.

Still, it’s fascinating to wonder what the landscape of Call of Duty esports would look like now, had Team Envy picked up the legendary squad!

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

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.