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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.

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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? 

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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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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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3 tips to help you crush Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 20:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 20:55

by Tanner Pierce

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During the second weekend of the beta, Black Ops Cold War players got a chance to try out one of the new large-scale modes called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, and needless to say it’s a bit different from the rest of the game. Here are some tips to put you above the rest.

With Black Ops Cold War, fans have a variety of classic modes to choose from, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, etc. alongside some larger experiences like Combined Arms. That being said, there’s an even bigger mode called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, which pits 40 players against each other in an attempt to set off radioactive explosives around a large map.

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The mode itself is a bit different from the others, clearly taking a bit of inspiration from Warzone with the inclusion of armor, doors, etc., meaning that players of Fireteams: Dirty Bomb might be a bit confused when they drop into the map for the first time. Fret not, however, as there are some things to remember about the mode that just might give you an advantage over everyone else.

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Supply boxes can be found around both maps in the Fireteams: Dirty Bomb mode.

Use the supply crates found around the map

In Dirty Bomb, you have to collect Uranium and plant them at bomb sites around the map. Players can pick it up from fallen foes who drop it, but there’s another way to get it that doesn’t require you to get in a firefight.

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Scattered around the map are small loot chests, similar to the ones seen in Warzone. Opening these chests will guarantee you a few pieces of Uranium, in addition to extra bonuses like armor plates, kill streaks, and more.

The best part is that there are a ton of these located around the map. If you’re having trouble finding them, all you have to do is listen for the clicking sound that a Geiger Counter would make.

Tons of people seem to be walking right past these chests in game, so finding one that hasn’t been taken shouldn’t be a problem.

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When you spawn into the map, quickly find items like killstreaks and armor, they’ll help you out.

Find items and find them fast

While the crates drop Uranium, they also have the possibility of giving out some helpful items as well. Right now, there’s a few things that the crates can wield, and it would definitely behoove you to find them as quick as possible:

  • Armor
  • Armor satchel (allows you to hold more pieces of armor)
  • Self-revive kit
  • RC-XD
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Sentry Gun
  • Chopper Gunner

It’s important to find at least a couple of these items as soon as possible as doing so can put you at a serious advantage over everyone else.

Like the Uranium, your character drops all items when you die, so if you get taken out, you’ll have to go find them all over again.

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Stick around the bomb sites, as other teams can add Uranium for the bomb and then you can take them out.

Stick to the bomb sites

In the mode, anyone can deposit Uranium at the five sites around the map, but once the bomb is planted, it belongs to your team. Because of this, it’s important to stick around the site that you want to take once you start depositing your materials.

Don’t take them out right away, however, instead, allow them to plant their Uranium and take them out. This means you can have a fully functioning bomb in no time, without any of the work.

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Is that evil or dirty (no pun intended)? Maybe, but it’ll allow to detonate the explosive easier and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Of course, there are other things to remember while playing but if you follow all these tips, you might just be able to win your Fireteams: Dirty Bomb matches with ease.