OpTic CoD pros Scump, Karma, and Crimsix react to Immortals buyout report - Dexerto
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OpTic CoD pros Scump, Karma, and Crimsix react to Immortals buyout report

Published: 14/May/2019 13:53 Updated: 14/May/2019 18:21

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty stars Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter have shared their thoughts on the future of the organization’s CoD roster amid reports that Immortals are set to take control of the historic esports brand.

OpTic have been a staple of the esports scene for over a decade, but after a tough year in 2018, it appears that the organization may be winding down, as reports of a takeover by Los Angeles-based Immortals continue to swirl.

As more news continues to break surrounding the future of OpTic, Karma has shared what he thinks will happen to their Call of Duty lineup – and it makes bleak reading for fans of the Green Wall.

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What did Karma say about OpTic’s Call of Duty future?

With Immortals seemingly lined up to take control of OpTic Gaming and all of their affiliated teams, it leaves a large group of players in an uncertain situation as to where their competitive future lies with the organization.

While Immortals are seemingly keen to take OpTic’s place in the League of Legends LCS, Karma feels they have less interest in Call of Duty, and with franchising on the horizon for 2020, feels his time at the historic brand may be drawing to a close.

In a post discussing the possible sale on the /r/CoDCompetitive subreddit, a user stated that he thought Immortals would hold on to the OpTic CoD team until the franchised league came into place, at which point they would drop them as they felt it was unlikely that they would pay the $25 million buy-in.

Unfortunately for OpTic fans, Karma agreed with the comment, writing: “I’d imagine this if it were to happen, but who knows,” confirming that he felt they would be forced to move on if OpTic’s sale does indeed go through.

Crimsix chimes in on potential sale

Just hours after Karma made his comments about the ongoing situation, Crimsix shared his own thoughts via a post on Twitter, in which he said that he hasn’t given the potential sale much thought since it’s out of the players’ hands. 

Scump has a simple reaction

Unlike his two teammates, Scump did not have much to say about the potential sale, instead opting to tweet out a GIF of himself to express his frustrations.

Although he did not specifically mention that the GIF was about the buyout reports, the timing seemed way too appropriate for it too have been about something else.

Will Immortals buy OpTic Gaming?

According to a report from Esports Insider, Immortals are “close” to finalizing a deal to take control of OpTic Gaming.

  • Read MoreCS:GO, it’s likely they would attempt to sell them, while their ownership of the L.A. Valiant in the Overwatch League means they would be forced to offload the Houston Outlaws.

    What would happen to the rest of the OpTic lineups is currently uncertain, but with a deadline for the sale rumored to be set for May 31, it seems like we will probably find out sooner rather than later.

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Bizarre Black Ops Cold War exploit completely removes sprint-fire delay

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:01

by Daniel Cleary


A strange exploit has been found with the Gung-Ho perk in Black Ops Cold War, which removes the sprint-fire delay from all weapons in-game.

As with other online multiplayer shooters, Call of Duty players, typically, have to have quick reaction speed in order to win gunfights and pick up kills against the enemy team.

While this reaction time can be difficult to improve, some players have found another way to gain an advantage over their opponents with a bug that allows you to fire the first few bullets even earlier.

Black ops characters shooting gun

This exploit was found with the Gung-Ho perk, which allows players to shoot their weapons while sprinting. The Cold War perk has been a go-to for those who love to run and gun, but this new bug completely cuts out the time it takes to start firing.

One Redditor u/b3nb0i shared this unusual glitch with the perk, revealing that, with the help of lethal equipment such as semtex, it’s possible to cancel the sprint-to-fire delay on a gun.

Usually, even with the Gung-Ho perk equipped, there is a small delay in the time it takes to straighten the weapon from the sprint position to be ready to fire.

NEW TECH: Run with a semtex and gungho to shoot without sprint-fire delay from blackopscoldwar

However, with semtex or another piece of equipment in-hand, the gun is already in a position to fire and cancels the delay, making it quite deadly in any gunfights. It is worth noting that it is not possible to ADS while using this exploit and that players would have to rely on their weapons attachments to make their shots more accurate.

While this strange exploit does require some getting used to, it could still be quite overpowered particularly on maps with short-range engagements such as Nuketown, especially as the grenade will drop if you’re taken down – like how the Martyrdom perk used to work.

As of now, it is unclear whether this was intended to be a feature in Cold War but, if it is found to be a glitch it will likely be patched by Treyarch in one of the future updates.