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Longtime CoD pro Tommey explains why he’s stepping away from competing

Published: 18/May/2019 1:15 Updated: 18/May/2019 1:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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Longtime professional Call of Duty player Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren has announced that he will be stepping away from competing, for the time being.

Having started competing all the way back in 2009, Tommey has been one of the longest active competitive CoD players in the pro scene, earning a reputation of being a consummate professional.

Unfortunately, the veteran player announced on May 17 that he will be “taking a break” from competing, citing mental struggles as the main reason why.

“Some of you may have noticed it more recently, but I’ve been struggling mentally for a while,” he stated. “I won’t go on for too long, but I just wanted to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from competing, to give myself some time.”

Tommey, of course, currently plays for Team Reciprocity in the CWL Pro League, and his spot will be taken by substitute Denholm ‘Denz’ Taylor.

TEAM RECIPROCITY’S NEW PRO LEAGUE ROSTER

  • Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall
  • Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer
  • Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor
  • Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson
  • Denholm ‘Denz’ Taylor
  • Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren (substitute)
Team Reciprocity - TwitterDenz, who became Team Rec’s sub after the addition of Dylan, will be rejoining the starting lineup in place of Tommey.

In his post, Tommey revealed that he’s always had struggles mentally, but things got to the point where could not continue competing in that state, regardless of the game. 

“I always have in general but in more recent weeks it’s the worst it’s been,” he revealed. “I can’t put it into words exactly how it feels or what it is, but it’s horrible. It’s nothing to do with the game, it’s life overall and how I see myself, I guess?”

He did make it clear that his decision to step away from the game was not a permanent one, but also admitted that it could end up marking the end of his professional career.

“I fully understand that this may end up being the end for me playing,” he said. “I hope it’s not and I hope to be back sometime soon but it’s just not fair on my team to just push it aside and continue any longer.”


Team Reciprocity - YouTubeTommey joined Team Rec in October 2018, after having played for the likes of Splyce and Team Vitality the season prior.

The entirety of Tommey’s May 17 post is available below:

I don’t know how to say this but…

This is going to be extremely hard to write.

Some of you may have noticed it more recently but I’ve been struggling mentally for a while, I always have in general but in more recent weeks it’s the worst it’s been. I can’t put it into words exactly how it feels or what it is, but it’s horrible. It’s nothing to do with the game, it’s life overall and how I see myself I guess? I won’t go on for too long but I just wanted to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from competing to give myself some time. I fully understand that this may end up being the end for me playing, I hope it’s not and I hope to be back sometime soon but it’s just not fair on my team to just push it aside and continue any longer. 

I’ve been doing this every day pretty much since 2009 and I’ve loved every minute of it, I’ve had some of the best times of my life doing it and I know it just doesn’t make sense that I’m still not there mentally even though I would have chosen this path every single time. I’m sorry to my team and all those that have supported us, I’ll try my best to make it back. 

As of today, Denz will take my spot in the starting line-up and finish out next weeks games. I’m going to try and stay off of social media for a while, so if any of you would like to get in touch just reach out for my number.

What happens next?

Tommey’s decision to step down comes during a very busy time for Team Reciprocity, who currently sit sixth in Division A of the CWL Pro League, with a record of 5-9.

Unless the promotion of Denz helps improve their form, Rec may end up making some roster moves in the upcoming roster change window, which will be the last one before the end of the Pro League. 

As for Tommey, Rec could end up dropping him from the team completely during the window, which would then raise serious questions on whether he will compete again this season, should he decide to come back.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce

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With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
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Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.