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OpTic Gaming announce new Call of Duty General Manager

Published: 23/Sep/2019 22:58 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 23:12

by Brad Norton


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Following the purchase of OpTic Gaming parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment by Immortals Gaming Club, a joint statement was released on September 16 which announced the departure of H3CZ, the former CEO.

Having recently acquired a Los Angeles-based team spot in the upcoming Call of Duty franchise system, it was unclear who would be steering the ship for the organization with H3CZ having transitioned to NRG to operate the Chicago-based franchise. 

In a September 23 video, it was announced that Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders would be stepping up to the plate to lead a new Call of Duty roster under the OpTic and LA banners.

Referring to his new home he states that “It’s one of the most storied brands in Call of Duty history, I’m excited to be here.”

Activision - Call of DutyThe OpTic Gaming dynasty proved to be one of the most dominant teams in Call of Duty history.

Acknowledging those who helped build the Green Wall into the powerhouse that it is today, Muddawg highlights Hecz as “one of the most impressive people I’ve met in Call of Duty esports.”

Due to the recent sale of OpTic, the subsequent departure of H3CZ, and behind the scenes drama that saw veteran players supposedly “forced out” of the team, Muddawg “expects there to be backlash” from the fans.

“I don’t necessarily think it will be an easy thing to earn their trust and acceptance, but it’s something I really want to do eventually.”

“I have some big shoes to fill,” he states. “I know I will never be able to replace or replicate exactly what those before me did, but I’m hoping by building a strong, championship-caliber roster, that’ll be a good starting point to give the fans something to cheer for, something to get excited about. Hopefully, we can continue that rich tradition of excellence.”

The Call of Duty franchise league is set to kick-off with its inaugural season in 2020. While full rosters and even team branding have yet to be revealed, you can keep up to date with all of the latest announcements using our dedicated tracker.

A former competitor and coach, Muddawg’s most recent efforts came at 100 Thieves as the ‘head of esports’ where he helped lead a powerful CoD lineup to back to back trophies and a second-place finish at CWL Champs 2019. 

At 100 Thieves, an organization founded by Matthew ‘ Fortnite scene. A fruitful venture that saw 100 Thieves members place 3rd in duos competition at the 2019 World Cup.

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Game-breaking Warzone bug is teleporting players around Verdansk

Published: 25/Oct/2020 20:43

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty: Warzone players are no strangers to bugs, but a new teleportation one is catching them by surprise and suddenly making them strangers in foreign lands across Verdansk.

It’s hard to iron out every single bug and issue in a game, and even harder when the game is periodically receiving massive updates with new cosmetics, modes, and locations. As such, it’s no surprise that Modern Warfare and Warzone’s developers at Infinity Ward have an extensive backlog of problems they’re still trying to fix.

Unlike some of the game’s earlier big bugs, like the frustrating Heartbeat Sensor glitch or “demon gun” nightmare, this teleportation one seems to have gone completely under the developers’ radar. 

In the clip below, a player is seen trying to break through a window in one section of the map before suddenly, practically instantaneously, being teleported across the map. It’s very surprising, very confusing, and, apparently, very new.

A sweet new teleportation feature… from CODWarzone

While Infinity Ward is typically very transparent with their tasks, piling known issues into a publicly available Trello Board, this teleportation bug has not cracked the list. This could very well mean that this is a recent issue that the encumbered developers remain unaware of.

As shown by Reddit’s ‘DandruffMuffin,’ they are in an attic in one of the houses atop Dam when they casually try to break through a window and escape toward the Fire Station. In what looks like a poorly spliced together series of clips, the window-breaking animation is delayed by a couple of seconds while the game’s surrounding landscape loads up.

warzone promenade
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Imagine, in one second, going from snowy Dam all the way to…Promenade?

Once those smooth textures turn into real graphics, it’s revealed that DandruffMuffin is not a horrible video editor, but the subject of a new fast travel system entirely unrelated to the new Verdansk subway line. Seconds after being in a house above Dam, they are teleported hundreds of meters away from their teammate to the middle of the road near Promenade and the Hills.

It’s as bizarre a bug as they get and you get that feeling very visibly from DandruffMuffin’s confused reactions. As of yet, Infinity Ward has not responded to this issue and no one seems certain about its causes.