OpTic Gaming recruit FaZe Clan star as their CWL Pro League substitute [UPDATED] - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming recruit FaZe Clan star as their CWL Pro League substitute [UPDATED]

Published: 30/Jan/2019 23:40 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 1:56

by Wyatt Donigan

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With just a few days left until the start of the CWL Pro League, OpTic Gaming have finally announced who their sub will be and it’s one of the biggest stars in Call of Duty

Given the amount of talent that missed out on qualifying for the CWL Pro League this year, it’s been no surprise to see many teams pick up big-name players as their substitutes. 

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OpTic Gaming, however, decided to save the best announcement as one of the last by announcing Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto as their sub for the upcoming Pro League. 

The move was first talked about by ZooMaa on January 27 when he said that he “was supposed to be a sub for OpTic” before contract issues got in the way. 

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It seems as though whatever issues were present then have been fully worked out in the lead up to OpTic’s announcement on January 30. 

OpTic Gaming deleted their Tweet shortly after it went live.

FaZe Clan failing to qualify for the CWL Pro League was one of the bigger surprises of the Qualifier as many saw the team as a lock for making it into the League. 

The team struggled through the Pool Play stage with a 3-3 record before eventually falling to both Excelerate Gaming and Overtime eSport (who signed with Denial Esports on January 29) in the double-elimination playoff bracket. 

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While he and his teammates were surely upset about the loss, ZooMaa is now the third FaZe player to find a new home, with Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner and James ‘Crowder’ Crowder joining 100 Thieves as a player and coach, respectively. 

MLGOpTic Gaming won the first CWL open event of the year in Las Vegas last December.

Soon after OpTic’s initial tweet was posted, ZooMaa confirmed the move while also thanking the organization for choosing him as their sub. 

The CWL Pro League kicks off on February 4 with OpTic Gaming being placed into Division A. 

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OpTic Gaming will also participate in the next open event, CWL Fort Worth, that takes place from March 15-17. 

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While the full details of the roster move were a bit unclear at first, ZooMaa later cleared things up via a command on his Twitch channel. 

According to the command, ZooMaa is still under contract with FaZe Clan and is not actually on loan, which is the case with Priestahh and Crowder. 

As such, ZooMaa will only play for OpTic if they absolutely need a replacement during an upcoming match. 

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.

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Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.

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One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.

 

As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.

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Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.

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