OpTic BigTymeR and Rambo discuss competing at CWL Vegas - Dexerto
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OpTic BigTymeR and Rambo discuss competing at CWL Vegas

Published: 23/Oct/2018 8:48 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 17:40

by Calum Patterson

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Last year’s Call of Duty: WWII brought the return of lots of former professional players to the scene, and Black Ops 4 may have given OpTic’s Will ‘BigTymeR’ Johnson the “itch” to compete again.

It has been over four years since BigTymeR last competed in professional Call of Duty, retiring during the Call of Duty: Ghosts season.

His legacy is still intact however, known as one of the all time greats, winning nine championships in his some five years competing, including the 2011 COD XP with OpTic Gaming, netting $400,000.

His long time teammate, Ray ‘Rambo’ Lussier, now a game designer with CoD developer Sledgehammer Games, played alongside BigT for much of their early careers, winning multiple tournaments together.

And it sounds like the pair could be considering a return, with the open event at CWL Vegas on the horizon. During a recent live stream, BigTymeR said he had the “itch”, and really wanted to beat some people.

“We going to Vegas or what? Let’s do this shit, I’m ready.” BigTymeR says. Rambo points out that they have never attended an open event and not made it out to the championship bracket, and BigTymeR is confident they could keep that run going.

As Rambo points out however, it’s not just about them, as they would need three other “really good players” in order to have a chance to compete, with the move to 5v5 making a stacked roster even more important.

CWL Vegas takes place on December 7-9, so if BigTymeR and Rambo are serious about competing, they only have around a month to put a squad together, although with their connections in the scene they probably could.

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.