OpTic Gaming star Dashy to miss opening CWL Pro League match [Confirmed] - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming star Dashy to miss opening CWL Pro League match [Confirmed]

Published: 4/Feb/2019 13:16 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 16:03

by Matt Porter


The rumors that OpTic Gaming could be without one of their star players heading into the first week of Black Ops 4’s CWL Pro League have been confirmed as the team’s coach, Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, announced on February 4 that Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell had run into some issues.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tournament of the season.

However, a number of rumors suggested that OpTic would be missing Otell for their opening week of CWL Pro League matches, as the Canadian is believed to be struggling with travel issues.

DexertoDashy was crowned MVP at CWL Las Vegas.

The suggestion that Dashy would miss OpTic’s first matches in the Pro League began when viewers of fellow OpTic Gaming member Seth ‘Scump’ Abner stated that the American had spoken briefly about Otell having issues getting to Columbus.

On Sunday, February 3, Dashy then sent a tweet to FaZe Clan member and OpTic substitute Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto that suggested that Dashy was handing over his place on the roster to Paparatto, although some OpTic Gaming fans thought the Canadian was simply joking.

Dexerto reached out to OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty coach, TeePee, for confirmation of the situation on February 4, but the former world champion provided insight shortly after, confirming to his Twitch viewers that OpTic would indeed be using ZooMaa for the first CWL Pro League match of the season.

“Here’s what I’ve been allowed so say,” the OpTic coach stated. “ZooMaa is playing while we figure out some issues with Dashy. Okay? That’s all you’re getting from me.”

With Dashy unable to make it to Columbus in time for the CWL Pro League’s kickoff, his place will be taken by substitute ZooMaa. Paparatto’s FaZe Clan squad were unable to seal their place in the league through the Pro League Qualifier, so OpTic were able to snap up the Call of Duty: World War II Pro League champion to act as a fill-in.

A Twitch command in TeePee’s chat also results in a message that says ZooMaa will be playing on day one of the CWL Pro League – whether that becomes a longer stint is currently uncertain.

TeePee’s Twitch chat message.

The loss of Dashy is sure to hit OpTic hard; the 19-year-old phenom has been a force to be reckoned with from the moment Black Ops 4 was released in October. 

The Green Wall will play Midnight Esports on the first day of the Pro League followed by UYU, Evil Geniuses and Reciprocity as the week continues. 

You can make sure you don’t miss any of the action when the league kicks off on Monday, February 4 with our CWL Pro League viewing guide.

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 12:48

by Alex Garton


The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock


  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Wild Card

  • Law Breaker


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.