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OpTic Gaming coach TeePee blames three problems for CWL Fort Worth failure

Published: 19/Mar/2019 14:10 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 14:39

by Connor Bennett

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty coach Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow has opened up on the team’s struggles at the CWL Fort Worth event – pointing to how their inconsistency led to their downfall. 

OpTic entered Fort Worth as one of the pre-tournament favorites after scooping up the first event win of the year at CWL Las Vegas. However, things didn’t exactly go as planned after falling to Team Reciprocity and Envy early pool play marked the beginning of a rough event. 

A win over eUnited made sure they didn’t enter the Losers Bracket with 0-3 record. Despite sweeping aside Evil Geniuses in the first-round, OpTic could not overcome Gen.G in the following stage and were eliminated in 9-12 place.

MLGOpTic reigned supreme at Vegas but were brought back down to earth at Fort Worth.

Following the disappointing showing, coach TeePee pulled back the curtain and gave some insight as to why the team struggled in the way they did.

Teep, himself a former CoD World Champion, begun his March 18 stream by discussing the team’s performance at the event – focusing on how the team looked completely different from their win in Vegas and how they kept making the same mistakes in certain match-ups.

“There’s no way our Hardpoint should be so inconsistent in the way that it was,” said Teep. “If you look at our team KD’s and stuff overall, it really wasn’t that bad – stat line-wise.” However, he added that team continued to make the same mistakes – even after that had placed an emphasis on making sure they had them right.  

Focusing on the difference in the team’s performance from Vegas to Fort Worth, Polchow added: “The amount of issues that we had in Hardpoint throughout the weekend, we just looked kinda slow to react in SnD too – which is one of the biggest takeaways for me.”

He continued: “I go back and look at Vegas in SnD and I look at this event – we look slow, we look unsure. Just night and day difference watching the SnD difference.”

Finally, the OpTic coach also noted that the team’s practice prior to their pre-LAN, where they took on a number of other teams, was “not ideal”, even though the squad put in the necessary hours and reps.

It’s already been revealed that the team will be mixing things up with Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow taking over the key Battery specialist in a swap with rising star Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly.

Members of the Green Wall will have to wait and see if the sqaud can bounce back in time for the next open event – CWL London – where they should, once again, have the crowd behind them as they go in search of a win.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.