Brandon ‘Nelson’ McKinney, Marcus ‘MBoZe’ Blanks and Steve ‘Mochila’ Canle are seemingly teaming up for an opportunity to qualify for Champs.
The three veterans have their eye on a magical run through the Last Chance Qualifiers for CoD Champs, but need one more player to join.
Nelson spotted a tweet from MBoZe about late night grinding in CoD:WW2, then – maybe jokingly – extended a conditional offer to team up.
couple more nights of shooting me and me and moch will pick ya up for the LCQ
— bnels (@BNellyNelson) July 7, 2018
When MBoZe was down with the idea, Nelson checked with Mochila if it was fine with him. Mochila approved and suddenly a team of veterans was formed. Almost.
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The trio still needs a fourth, and decided to extend an offer to the recently retired Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.
you joining us? @OpTic_DKarma
— Steve Canle (@Mochila) July 7, 2018
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Karma has yet to respond, though he is not opposed to competing in the LCQ and Champs. He revealed that he was almost a part of a reunited Fariko Impact squad, and expressed regret at no longer competing.
There is one major issue with Karma competing in the LCQ however, his affiliation with OpTic Gaming.
My biggest issue right now – and I’ve got to talk to my agents, I really have to call them – pretty much I either lose the OpTic tag or I stay with the tag. And I don’t know man, that’s tough. I don’t want to but I don’t know man. I don’t know what to do.
Since MBoZe is also a content creator for OpTic currently, maybe this roster could work something out where others failed.
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It has been a disappointing year for the veterans who are used to higher placings, with a T24 finish at Anaheim being the best major open result for Mochila. Nelson also placed T24 in Anaheim as well as Dallas, while MBoZe retired from competing in November.
Karma also finished below his standards, but below standards for a three time world champion still included a 2nd place finish at CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
The team would most likely be playing for fun, but their talent should be enough for at least a chance at qualifying.