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Is this the biggest manager rivalry in esports?

Published: 11/May/2020 10:13 Updated: 11/May/2020 15:06

by Shane King


If you know anything about esports then you will know about two legendary figures, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail. They have dedicated more than 10 years of their life to Call Of Duty and the wider competitive gaming scene

The pair have been at the helm of some of the most successful teams in gaming and naturally, a rivalry was born very early on in the COD days. Fans were either a die-hard member of the Green Wall or they live and breathe Envy.

It is no coincidence that these two teams have dominated the Call Of Duty scene of the last 10 years. The players on these teams understood this rivalry and let it motivate them to win and gave them an extra reason to want to beat the best.

OpTic vs Envy went on to be known as the eClásico one of the most exciting and infamous fixtures at any COD tournament and this title has been passed down to Chicago vs Dallas in the Call of Duty League.

The Godfathers didn’t just stick around in one title, they branched out, with Rufail having plenty of success with his Counter-Strike team with Envy winning the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca major in 2015.

Rodriguez also branched out to multiple games including Halo where his team was dominant. They won the Halo World Championships in 2017 cementing themselves as the best team in the world. Though, nothing tops getting one over on your rival in the eClásico.

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Black Ops Cold War devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton


Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.