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Octane angry over “nonexistent” competitive integrity after FaZe loss

Published: 13/Jun/2020 10:21 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 16:04

by Andy Williams

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Seattle Surge’s Main AR, Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, has hit out at Activision’s Call of Duty League after being reverse swept by Atlanta FaZe following an extensive break due to a technical error. 

Coming into the match against Atlanta FaZe, plenty had chalked Octane and co. to roll over to the might of the Tiny Terrors. Although straight from the get-go, it was clear that the Seattle squad had other ideas.

With former substitute Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado starting in place of the now-retired Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, Surge seemed to have the wind in their sails — taking an assertive 2-0 lead over FaZe in the series.

Seattle Surge's Octane.
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Seattle Surge has had a turbulent start to the season.

But after edging out Atlanta FaZe 6-5 in the Search & Destroy, the CDL had to take an extensive break to look into – what was described as – a technical error with the broadcast.

Following the technical reset, Atlanta FaZe mounted the series comeback and reverse swept the Seattle squad to take the series 3-2, after a nail-biting round 11 last map.

Given that all momentum would have been taken from the Surge during the break, Octane vented his frustrations on Twitter — calling out the league’s alleged lack of competitive integrity during his rant.

“Of course, bro. Literally laughable at the CDL’s standard this year, Larew started. “Legitimately laughable at the level of professionalism event after event.”

While Surge’s substitute Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt pitched in to praise Octane’s outstanding performance against FaZe, the 22-year-old simply responded: “Onto the next, gotta love this garbage league.”

 

Given that each player is representing a team that is franchised to the Call of Duty League, some were calling for Larew to remove his Tweets. But the Main AR simply responded: “Fine me. Competitive integrity is nonexistent.”

 

Former Chicago Huntsmen player, Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, replied stating that Call of Duty esports has “never had competitive integrity.”

While having to pause for a technical reset is beyond the control of the league, it’s clear to see how a lengthy break in an esport where momentum plays a big impact, can swing the tide in the opposition’s favor.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.