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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


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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When will Warzone solos return?

Published: 18/Jan/2021 11:53

by Connor Bennett


The normal BR Solos are not available in Warzone, with Buy Back Solos and Mini Royale Solos taking its place. When will the normal solo mode come back? Well, here’s what we know.

Ever since Warzone released back in March, a number of different modes have been added alongside the normal quads, trios, and duos modes.

You’ve had things like Juggernaut Royale, Buy Back Quads, and even Zombies Royale to celebrate the spooky Halloween period. However, some players just want the normal battle royale mode that they know and love to be available.

Currently, if you just want to play the normal BR mode – where you hop in, loot, use the gulag if you die, and try to be the last player standing – you can only do so in quads, trios, and duos. It’s not available for solos, and players are asking when it’ll be coming back.

Squad of Warzone characters standing together
Warzone is full of different modes, not just the normal BR formula.

When will BR Solos return to Warzone?

Well, the answer to that question is… it’s up to Raven Software and Activision. They make the call on when the playlists get updated and when things are rotated in and out.

Currently, solo players can only play Buy Back solos – which takes place in Verdansk – and Mini Royale Solos – which takes place on Rebirth Island. The latter of which was rumored to only be lasting until early January, but we’ve blown past that now.

The next big update that looks to be coming to Black Ops Cold War will drop on February 4 – bringing a new Zombies map with it. That could also see major changes come to Warzone, too. However, if enough players kick up a stink about BR solos still being missing, that could push the devs to change whatever plans they’ve got and bring it back sooner rather than later.

Warzone character running away from an explosion
Warzone’s solo mode has become incredibly popular since it was added.

Are Warzone solos gone for good?

Whenever something exits the playlist, some fans immediately ask if it’s been scrapped altogether. And no, that’s rarely ever the case.

While modes like Buy Back and Mini Royale add a nice change of pace, sometimes, you just have to stick with the classic battle royale formula. So, don’t worry too much about it possibly being removed forever. That’s really unlikely to be the case.

So, everything points to us seeing normal solos mode return in the near future, it’s just a matter of when Raven and Activision decide to flip the switch and bring it back.

If anything changes, we’ll keep this post updated so you’ll know when you’ll be getting your fix of normal Warzone solos next.