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Kuavo slams “disrespectful” Dashy following OpTic Gaming release

Published: 10/Sep/2020 8:34

by Brad Norton

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Kenny ‘Kuavo’  Williams of OpTic Gaming Los Angeles had plenty to say about the “disrespectful” Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell following his removal from the Greenwall’s Call of Duty League team.

When the OGLA roster was first announced in October 2019, it was eyed as one of the most dangerous lineups heading into the inaugural CDL season. Dashy and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly were coming from a standout year together in Black Ops 4.

They were joined by veterans and world champions in Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan and Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and Kuavo rounded out the starting five, coming off an exceptional year with 100 Thieves.

Despite all the hype surrounding the stacked team, OGLA failed to find a single event win throughout 2020. Bowing out with a Top 6 finish in the post-season Championship event. So what exactly went wrong? Why couldn’t such a formidable team on paper, put the pieces together to reach its full potential? 

With Dashy now gone from the org, Kuavo took to Twitch on Sep. 9 to lash out at his former teammate. He pinned much of the blame on Dashy’s unprofessionalism and “shoddy” work ethic.

“I respect Bruce as a person,” he said during an AMA stream. “As a player… I’m iffy about him.”

It’s no secret there were issues behind the scenes. While SlasheR and Kuavo “did not want to play with Brandon,” they went with TJHaLy’s judgment and worked to get him on the team. During this process, however, “fugazi a* s**t happened, where he was trying to join Chicago before [the lineup] even got to sign.”

Dashy was obviously unable to join his former teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner under the Huntsmen banners. This, combining with the state of Modern Warfare at the time, led to some halfhearted commitment, according to Kuavo.

“TJ and Brandon showed up late almost every single day,” he explained. “I personally did not like Modern Warfare, but I always showed up on time for scrims.”

Following lackluster performances at the first few events, the team tried to put early issues behind them. Focusing on role swaps, Dashy was moved to the main AR role. “We wanted Brandon to be our star player. We gave him what he wanted.” Unfortunately, this transition didn’t help the issues.

“Who said Brandon benched himself?” Kuavo asked. “Who made up this lie? I’m mindblown people actually think that.” While rumors suggested Dashy moved himself to the bench, Kuavo explained that it was a team decision.

In fact, almost every player on the roster was willing to bench themselves if it led to a better performance overall. “All I’m focused on is trying to get my team to win. Put me on the bench if that makes my team better,” Williams said.

Dashy was forced to sit out a majority of the 2020 season. He played his last full event at the Week 10 Home Series before Darien ‘Hollow’ Chverchko and Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan joined the team. However, this wasn’t the last we saw of him with OGLA. He made one final appearance during the CDL Playoffs to help save their post-season run.

This last-minute performance in a single map of Search and Destroy made waves.

Kuavo said this one map was in no way an indicator of his year’s performance, however. “Why are people gassing one map at Champs? He played really well, Brandon hit some nice snipes, but people are gassing him up.”

Before the conversation came to an end, Kuavo focused on one final point of contention: how Dashy left OGLA. “You don’t disrespect the team that gave you a chance, gave you a contract that was f***ing insane,” he said. “You don’t do that, that’s just wrong.”

While their first time teaming together certainly didn’t go according to plan, Kuavo reminded everyone watching that there’s no ill will outside of the competition. “I have no hate towards Brandon, that’s my homie out of the game.”

Kuavo is confirmed to be sticking with OGLA heading into Black Ops Cold War. He’ll be joined by SlasheR and Drazah, though the org is yet to confirm its fourth.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.