OpTic Gaming's Scump Makes Game Winning Play To Clutch Up Against UNILAD in CWL Pro League - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming’s Scump Makes Game Winning Play To Clutch Up Against UNILAD in CWL Pro League

Published: 30/May/2018 12:17 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming’s longest serving player Seth “Scump” Abner is a seasoned Call of Duty veteran and is used to clutching up in the big moments when his team needs him – with this insane hardpoint play against UNILAD just the latest example.

The new OpTic Gaming roster, which recently recruited Anthony “Methodz” Zinni and Sam “Octane” Larew in place of the outgoing Matthew “FormaL” Piper and semi-retiring Damon “Karma” Barlow, have had their doubters since forming.

And while it is still early days, the team certainly made a statement in their opening game of Division B, as they took out UNILAD – but it wasn’t an entirely comfortable affair.

They did look peerless in the Search and Destroy where they swept UNILAD six rounds to zero, but things got hairy after UNI took the CTF.

Now with a fighting chance in the series, UNILAD were better suited on the smaller, more SMG heavy map Valkyrie – a map many thought OpTic would struggle with due to role issues (having only two primary SMG players, as opposed to three).

And despite taking a solid lead, UNILAD began to mount the comeback on OpTic and after taking full control of the ‘Operations Bunker’ hardpoint and getting three kills, it looked like they would force the game five.

But, Scump had other plans, shutting down all three remaining UNILAD players in the hill and earning his side the final tick they needed to win.

The play may have won OpTic the map and the series, but other top teams such as Rise Nation will perhaps see vulnerability in the new OG roster on Valkyrie hardpoint particularly.

OpTic would have preferred to close out the map more comfortably, but cutting it close is what makes for these highlight reel moments.

And since Scump has faced increased criticism this year over his performances in CoD: WWII, this game saving play may go a long way to boosting his confidence and the ‘Greenwall’ supporters.

Division B of the CWL Pro League resumes on Wednesday May 30th, with matches beginning at 2pm ET (7pm BST, 11am PT).

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Bracket

Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
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The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
Movember Foundation
TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.