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LA OpTic Call of Duty franchise announces roster featuring Dashy and TJHaLy

Published: 24/Oct/2019 16:10 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 17:44

by Scott Robertson

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One of the two Los Angeles franchises for the upcoming CDL season, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the 2020 season, and it is packed with massive potential and championship-level talent.

The legacy of the OpTic Gaming brand is alive and well as the professional Call of Duty scene shifts into the franchise-model Call of Duty League that begins in 2020.

OpTic Gaming LA revealed their black-and-green branding on October 24, and also unveiled their starting roster for the upcoming season.

LA OPTIC CALL OF DUTY ROSTER:

  • Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan
  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams

The OpTic LA roster has roots that are deeply entrenched in the history of the OpTic Gaming brand. Both Dashy and TJHaLy most recently played for OpTic in the last Call of Duty Pro League, while veteran JKap played for them in 2011 and 2013.

Both SlasheR and Kenny join OpTic LA from the 100 Thieves organization, which was founded by legendary OpTic player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag. Nadeshot revealed at the end of August that the 100 Thieves organization would not compete in the franchised Call of Duty league.

Dashy and TJHaLy will look to recreate the success they brought to OpTic when they joined after Black Ops 4 became the scene standard. They took home the trophy at CWL Las Vegas, and finished top three at CWL Anaheim, London, and the World Championships.

CWLThe OpTic Gaming roster after winning CWL Vegas

These results were achieved, however, during a time of turbulence and division within the OpTic roster, as former teammates and now Dallas Empire player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has claimed.

The two young OpTic guns are pressing on with championship-level teammates. Both SlasheR and JKap won the 2016 World Championship while on Team Envy, and JKap won the world title the year prior with Denial Esports. Kenny is another terrific young talent, who had a breakout year with Team Kaliber before becoming a top player on the 100T roster.

With a plethora of young talent with all-star potential, and the savvy play of championship-level veterans, OpTic LA are hoping to build a foundation for a team worthy of the legendary OpTic name.


Keep up with all of the offseason roster changes and player announcements via our dedicated Call of Duty League RosterMania hub.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.