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OpTic Gaming’s Dashy has revealed why fellow pro players call him Bruce

Published: 6/Nov/2018 14:58 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 15:11

by Matt Porter

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty player Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell has finally explained why his fellow pro players call him ‘Bruce’ instead of his actual name.

When Dashy is streaming, viewers can often hear the OpTic star’s peers in the Call of Duty scene referring to him as Bruce, leaving fans confused as to where this nickname has came from.

Thankfully, Dashy has finally revealed where the name comes from, and told the funny story of how Renato ‘Saints’ Forza originally coined the moniker.

Dashy explained that the nickname began during the World War II season, when his sleep schedule was all over the place. Otell says that one day after waking up, he immediately hopped into a call to play eights with other players and they found out that his voice was incredibly deep when he wakes up.

Saints couldn’t believe how deep Dashy’s voice was, joking: “Is that Batman? Is that Bruce [Wayne]? Yo it’s Dash, I’m just going to call you Bruce from now on.”

Batman is known for speaking in a deeper register in an attempt to disguise himself from those who may recognize his true voice – as shown by Christian Bale in his portrayal of the caped crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Dashy clearly doesn’t mind his comparison to Batman, laughing: “Ever since then it’s been a staple, I don’t mind it. I’m Batman, it’s a good compliment.”

OpTic’s Dark Knight has seen his stock rise since the beginning of the World War II season, joining the Greenwall in the off season before the beginning of the Black Ops 4 campaign.

Things have gotten off to a good start for the new-look OpTic Gaming lineup, winning the November 5 CWL 2K tournament without dropping a single map.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.