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Call of Duty: OpTic Gaming’s Dashy bursts into laughter during intense Tempest showdown

Published: 3/Dec/2018 14:24 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 13:00

by Connor Bennett


OpTic Gaming’s Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell got himself into a sticky situation while using Prophet’s specialist weapon – the Tempest  – during an online tournament game of Control. 

Playing against Red Reserve in the CMG Prodown on Sunday, December 2, Dashy and the new-look OpTic squad were attempting to close out a game of Control on Seaside.

While hunting down the remaining Red Reserve players, the former compLexity star popped Prophet’s specialist weapon, the Tempest, and headed to the Fountain area, via the ramp at middle map, in a bid to close out the game.

MLGDashy has been an instant hit with OpTic fans.

After lining up an electric shot, Dashy hit Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall but received one of his own from Skrapz in return. Both players fell to the floor, knocked by their respective Tempest shots. 

The pair got back to their feet after spending a few seconds crawling on the floor, before they traded shots again. This second trade of Tempest shots sent Dashy into a fit of laughter as he got a chain knock onto another Red Reserve player before eventually falling to Skrapz’ Tempest. Trading Tempest shots is not a new thing, but judging by Dashy’s reaction, it’s also not a common occurance. 

Dashy and the OpTic squad closed out the map and series against Red Reserve by a scoreline of 4-2, advancing to the winners bracket finals of the ProDown. There, the Greenwall defeated 100 Thieves 4-1 and progressed to the Grand Finals – which will be played on Monday December 3.

The tournament is part of both teams’ final preparations for the opening tournament of the year – CWL Las Vegas – which will kick off on December 6 with the play-in bracket. You can check our event hub for more information here.

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Crimsix backs “underrated” Slacked after CoD pro is snubbed by CDL teams

Published: 31/Oct/2020 11:10

by Joe Craven


Call of Duty legend Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has backed fellow pro player Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, after Slacked revealed he is set for a period in the Challengers League with no CDL teams willing to take him. 

While not a competitor for the title of best player of all time, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry has consistently proven himself to be among the very best Call of Duty professionals in the world. He has won a host of major tournaments, most recently CWL Fort Worth in Black Ops 4 and CWL Birmingham in WWII.

However, the Modern Warfare season proved incredibly challenging for Slacked and his Seattle Surge roster. The team were barely competitive at any tournament, and three-time CoD World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow announced his retirement amid their struggles.

Now, as the Call of Duty League heads towards its second season, it seems the Surge’s struggles are fresh in the minds of the powers that be, because Slacked is set to face a season in the Challengers portion of the League.

Seattle Surge original roster for the first CDL season
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Seattle Surge’s roster has collapsed off the back of a poor first season.

Slacked to miss out on CDL?

On October 30, the ex-Luminosity pro tweeted that he was “shocked” at how the offseason has gone so far, with offers from CDL teams essentially non-existent.

“[I’m] still a F/A and looking like challengers,” he said. “Won back to back to back to back titles & had the best average placing before MW out of anyone other than the OpTic dynasty. So sad how the CoD scene is ran nowadays.”

CoD World Champion and all-time great Crimsix involved himself in the discussion, backing his fellow pro to find a CDL team ahead of the new season.

“CDL teams… cmon guys…” he tweeted. “Slacked is a prime example of a player who makes the people around him better. Consistent for years and, in my humble opinion, severely underrated in terms of what he can bring to a team.”

The endorsement, particularly from one of the very best to ever play Call of Duty, is a big compliment for Slacked. Whether it sees him picked up by a CDL outfit remains another issue, but it’s clear that at least some of those at the very top believe Slacked has what it takes to perform at the highest level.

The second CDL season is set to be fascinating, with Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves set to acquire the spot previously held by Los Angeles OpTic, and rumors that the Greenwall brand will find its way back to H3CZ in Chicago. We’ll be the first to update you if it does.