Call of Duty

Nadeshot explains why 100 Thieves rivalry with OpTic is so important to him

Published: 16/May/2019 11:04 Updated: 16/May/2019 11:12

by Mike Kent

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The rivalry between the OpTic Gaming and 100 Thieves Call of Duty teams doesn’t mean much yet to a lot of competitive CoD fans, but for Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, it means everything.

The former OpTic Gaming player turned 100 Thieves owner has received plenty of criticism for comments he’s made in the past, including Scump shutting down claims that there’s a rivalry at all.

Nadeshot has now hit out at those who claim he’s hyping it up, releasing a statement on what it means during the 100 Thieves documentary on their win at CWL London.

100 Thieves went into the tournament as the heavy favorites, but it was OpTic who had the crowd on their side. The two sides met up twice during the tournament, but when it mattered it was Nadeshot’s team who walked away the winners.

“I don’t think you guys could ever understand how happy I was and how great that made me feel,” said Nadeshot after beating OG in the winner bracket final.

100 Thieves / YouTubeNadeshot lifting the CWL London trophy

However the former professional player did explain earlier in the video how much the rivalry between the two means.

“Everyone wants to say I’m hyping up this rivalry or I’m making a big deal of a match that doesn’t matter, that these teams don’t have any history, whatever the case may be. It’s fine to say those things, but I disagree with them.

This matchup between OpTic and 100 Theives is incredibly important, it is a rivalry in my mind, it’s my former team. I built the damn team with Hector and Scump for 5 fucking years, ok? For you to tell me how much it’s supposed to mean, is ignorant, it’s stupid, it’s silly. I want to beat OpTic more than any team that exists.”

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Nadeshot’s comments are unlikely to go down well with the OpTic faithful, the GreenWall, but it’s possible they have more worrying issues at hand with rumors currently circulating that the organization could be bought by Immortals, with the risk of the iconic brand disappearing altogether.

Ignoring that speculation for the time being and assuming nothing happens before the end of the season, the next time we’ll see OpTic and 100 Thieves CoD teams match up will be either at CWL Anaheim in June, or the CWL Pro League finals in July.

Call of Duty

FaZe Blaze sets absurd Zombies world record in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:58

by Theo Salaun

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Zombies has returned to Call of Duty with Black Ops Cold War’s release and FaZe Clan’s Blaze, in a duo with Ghostzy, has overcome days of crashes to set an insane record of 328 rounds.

Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing has a huge footprint on social media, with 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million Twitter followers. Ever since Black Ops Cold War dropped into the public’s hands on November 13, his Twitch numbers have skyrocketed as well.

As Blaze continues to up the ante for Zombies content, the streamer has received over 130,000 new followers on Twitch in the past month. Now, he sits at just above 589,000 Twitch followers, with a large chunk simply intrigued by his efforts to set Zombies world records.

Those record runs have been shut down by game crashes on numerous occasions, but the most recent effort went unimpeded. Grouped with fellow streamer, Ghostzy, the FaZe star managed to surpass the former record attempts and survive well past “Round Zero,” also known as Round 256.

With how many crashes people have been experiencing as they drive their Ray Guns and punch-packed weapons into the later rounds of Zombies matches, hitting 328 rounds is pretty wild. While Blaze explained that they were only a few rounds past the former record holder, the duo was nonetheless ecstatic and their mark will be hard to surpass.

To set this high bar, both players used the “Ring of Fire” Field Upgrade, which creates a small perimeter around the duo, boosting their damage and burning enemies within it. With excellent comms and comfortable management over their Cymbal Monkeys, the two provide an excellent tutorial for new Zombies players.

And, as the record was being reached, Blaze couldn’t help but give in to a wholesome sense of camaraderie. Like best friends in a bath house, the streamer took a moment to cheerfully relax and celebrate the moment with his roommate. 

Blaze and Ghostzy met each other randomly – as described by the latter in a TikTok comment – and an immediate Zombies bond was formed. Weeks later, they have overcome the 326-round world record that two other duos were tied at.

Unfortunately, it appears that a Spanish duo of ‘hydrashitoo’ and ‘juanlokoo’ have taken the Zombies leaderboard by storm at the exact same time.

The duo, playing on PC, have set a shocking record of 365 and, thus far, it doesn’t appear that Blaze or Ghostzy are aware of how much higher the bar has been raised.