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OpTic coach TeeP roasts Scump over CWL London performance

Published: 6/May/2019 22:41 Updated: 7/May/2019 10:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team coach Tyler ‘TeeP’ Polchow did not hold back when roasting captain Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner about the squad’s performance at CWL London.

Following the conclusion of the $325,000 pro tournament on May 5, many of the US-based players and teams embarked on their long trek back home.

TeeP was fortunate enough to get back to the States right the next day, tweeting about how good it was to see his wife after his nearly week-long absence.

Scump, on the other hand, was still stuck in London at the time, expressing his frustrations at that fact in a Twitter response to TeeP.

Instead of being sympathetic to Scump’s situation, however, TeeP decided to take a hilarious jab at the pro player for their performance at CWL London.

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The reference that TeeP jokingly made, of course, was about the Winners Bracket Final that OpTic lost against 100 Thieves by a scoreline of 3-1.

In that match, OpTic had several chances to win the game three Control on Arsenal, but two incredible, last-minute surges from 100T stole the game from under the Green Wall’s noses.

The first came when OpTic had a 2-1 lead and a sizable man advantage but lost due to a mindblowing sequence of kills from Kenny at the end. 

That was followed by an incredible collective effort from 100T at the end of the final round, which saw them stave off OG with just 0.3 seconds on the clock.

OpTic take third at CWL London

Coming into CWL London as one of the favorites to win the event, it came as no major shock when OpTic Gaming went 3-0 in pool play to finish first in Pool A.

They continued that with two dominant sweeps of FaZe Clan and Team Heretics in the Winners Bracket, setting up a massive match against 100 Thieves to decide who would advance to the Grand Final.

Things took a drastic turn on Championship Sunday, however, as OpTic lost to 100T 3-1 to drop down to the Losers Bracket Final, where they were convincingly swept by eUnited to finish third.

It will be a short turnaround for OpTic following those two losses, as they’re set to resume their Pro League matches on May 13. 

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Black Ops Cold War devs discussing changes to “overpowered” Flak Jacket

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:23

by Tanner Pierce

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Ever since launch, Black Ops Cold War fans have been complaining about how overpowered the Flak Jacket perk is. Now, after tons of fans have posted videos of them surviving things that they should not have, Treyarch appear to be discussing adjustments.

Flak Jacket, which provides resistance to explosive damage, has been in Call of Duty games for a while now. While the perk has been around since the World at War days, it always provided a marginal resistance to explosive damage, in order to make sure that the game is properly balanced. Now, with Black Ops Cold War, that seems to be very different as players are casually surviving serious explosive damage.

Gamers have been reporting for a while now that the Flak Jacket perk in the game is just too powerful and that it provides too much resistance. With the complaints mounting, it seems like the developers might finally do something about it, as evidenced by a comment on Reddit.

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Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres appears to say that there has been a discussion at Treyarch about Flak Jacket.

In a post detailing a change that someone would like made to Flak Jacket, Treyarch Community Manager Josh Torres said that “there was actually a discussion about this yesterday.” Although he didn’t elaborate further, it appears that the team is aware of the issue even if they don’t have a timeline for any changes yet.

This comes after a week of videos from fans detailing just how absurd the perk is. Some of the videos are tame enough, with some people spraying explosives to no avail, while others are more surprising, showing direct impacts on players with RPG’s with negligible impact.

RPG and CIGMA vs. FLAK JACKET from blackopscoldwar

 

Another video, which is appropriately titled “I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong,” even shows a player with Flak Jacket getting hit by a Cruise Missile (yes, the scorestreak) and surviving, seemingly because of the perk.

Granted, it took out most of his health, but the fact that a scorestreak which is supposed to take out a few players at a time didn’t even take out one with a near-direct hit is borderline shocking.

I think Flak Jacket might be a little too strong from blackopscoldwar

Most fans agree that the perk is broken, with one person on Reddit flat out saying that it is “overpowered.” Another commenter in a different post called it “the most OP perk in COD history,” which is a bold claim to make considering the controversial One Man Army perk existed back in the day.

Regardless, it seems like the community is hoping for a major overhaul of the perk. It’s hard to defend being able to survive a direct impact from an RPG, so Treyarch appear to be looking for solutions.