OpTic Hitch recounts hilarious story of Scump and FormaL's time in Paris - Dexerto
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OpTic Hitch recounts hilarious story of Scump and FormaL’s time in Paris

Published: 3/Dec/2018 19:39 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 1:35

by Alan Bernal

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OpTic Gaming’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards has been creating content for the popular esports organization for years, meaning it’s no surprise for him to have plenty of hilarious stories to tell about the team.

In one such story, Hitch recounts the time he and former OpTic member Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper were having a tough time getting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner ready for a flight back home from Paris.

After a night out filled with plenty of drinking, Scump was in a completely debilitated state, causing FormaL to reach out to Hitch for help. Hitch found Scump wide-eyed and apparently asleep on the bathroom floor.

“I open the bathroom door and it hits Seth’s head because he’s lying on the bathroom floor,” Hitch said. “He’s asleep in the bathroom eyes wide open. If he wasn’t snoring, I would’ve thought he was dead.”

After Hitch’s failed attempt to help his teammate, it took a bellowing call from OpTic Gaming’s owner and CEO, Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez to revitalize a hungover Scump. Hitch is unclear about what H3CZ did, but moments later in the hotel lobby, a visibly annoyed H3CZ is walking in front of a seemingly chipper and gathered Scump.

The entire time leading up to their flight Scump remembers annoying FormaL at a near-constant rate by getting in his face while saying “U-S-and A” with both hands signaling the peace-sign.

“I kept doing that over and over and over,” Scump said. “Matt literally hated me. He hated me!”

thewealthrecod.comScump is an huge part of the Greenwall’s lineup and is gonna look to make an impact at CWL Vegas.

Hitch goes on to speculate if former teammate FormaL would recount that story in good humor or if that was the moment that started his exit from the team.

“I wonder if Matt laughs about in now, or if that was like ‘the start,’” Hitch said while signaling a downward-trajectory with his hand. “I’m sure he’ll laugh about it one day. He will. He will,”

OpTic Gaming is preparing for the first CWL event of the Black Ops 4 season in Las Vegas from December 7-9.

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.