OpTic Gaming's Hitch Speculates on Potential Roster Moves for OpTic, 100 Thieves and More - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming’s Hitch Speculates on Potential Roster Moves for OpTic, 100 Thieves and More

Published: 29/Aug/2018 15:10

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming member Davis “Hitch” Edwards has given his thoughts on the rumors and speculation surrounding the ongoing Call of Duty roster mania, with hints at OpTic and 100 Thieves rosters.

After 100 Thieves officially announced their acquisition of former Team Kaliber duo Kenny “Kenny” Williams and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, fans are desperately trying to work out who is set to join them on the roster.

Hitch, who works with OpTic Gaming as a content creator and has close ties to both current and former OpTic CoD players, discussed briefly on stream where he thinks players could end up.

When asked if who he believes 100 Thieves founder Nadeshot is targeting, Hitch’s first guess was three time world champion Damon “Karma” Barlow”, and one of the current OpTic members.

“I would be very surprised if Damon doesn’t end up on that squad. I’d be very surprised if someone from the current OpTic team doesn’t end up on that squad either.”

But Hitch wasn’t entirely certain that 100 Thieves is entirely set on their final two options. He later explained that CompLexity player Brandon “Dashy” Otell and Rise Nation’s Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly may also be on his radar.

“I think that [Nadeshot] is 100% going to go after Damon, he’s openly talked about going after the OpTic guys, so we’ll see what happens with that. I think he’s going to go after Dashy, he’s going to see what happens with [TJHaLy].”

Interestingly, Hitch appears to rule out Rise Nation’s Peirce “Gunless” Hillman and Matt “FormaL” Piper as potential 100 Thieves players, saying:

“The rumor I heard is that Gunless and FormaL have signed some pretty intense contracts – just literally, straight rumors – I’ve heard those are two people you can’t really go after.”

Finally, Hitch makes sure that no one gets too ahead of themselves, reminding us that he has “no inside scoop or anything”, even predicting this very article.

Nadeshot did say when they announced both Kenny and Fero that they wanted to get ahead of the all the rumors and speculation, so it could be that the next two players will be announced sooner rather than later.

In the case of both Dashy and TJHaLy, whom Hitch highlighted, there is already speculation that TJHaLy is a free agent, while Dashy is under contract with compLexity.

However, with two young and relatively inexperienced players on the roster already, 100 Thieves will be keen to have someone with more years under the belt at the professional level, and that means all signs point to Karma.

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Warzone fans argue that Black Ops Cold War’s guns should be removed

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:32

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s fans are reacting to weeks of meta concerns and bugs by engaging in a large, heated debate about repealing Black Ops Cold War’s integration and removing all BOCW guns from Verdansk.

An active community is a talkative community and, at the very least, Warzone can certainly appreciate a fanbase that has… a lot to say. Across social media, the CoD battle royale’s players have ramped up discourse in the weeks since Treyarch and Raven Software’s BOCW integrated with Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare-based Warzone.

Now, following surges on Twitter, and a Reddit thread with hundreds of comments and thousands of upvotes/downvotes alike, concerned fans have keyed in on one prominent suggestion: to repeal integration and remove BOCW’s guns entirely.

While this idea may not be realistic one, it embodies a period of frustration with numerous bugs and overpowered gun concerns after their inclusion. As such, the heated argument has found moments of nuance beneath the generally reductionist sentiment.

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A meme shared across both Warzone subreddits proffers a simple solution to help the battle royale return to its glory days: “Repeal and replace the Cold War integration.”

With thousands of upvotes and hundreds of comments, it appears that weeks of stim-glitch abuse, invisibility bugs and, more importantly, Cold War weapon superiority have truly made an impact on the game’s most active fans.

While many commenters do echo the concern, some noting that they “liked Warzone before the Cold War integration,” others have been more accommodating to developers’ efforts.

Numerous fans have gone against the post’s grain, arguing that integration is a good thing and that properly balancing the arsenal should be the goal — not outright removing everything.

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Even after nerfs, BOCW’s DMR is still lethal in Warzone.

At the heart of controversy is the DMR 14, which has dominated the meta alongside the MAC-10 and dual Diamattis within a few days of BOCW Season 1. Now, numerous updates later, all three guns (as well as the lurking Type 63) have all been nerfed twice — meaning the meta is much more flexible.

It remains to be seen if these adjustments will be enough to satiate Warzone’s fans, but they’re, at the very least, a step in the right direction. While perfect balance is as unlikely possibility as Activision fully repealing their new game’s content, there is some middle ground to find in Verdansk.