OpTic, Luminosity, compLexity and Envy to Boot Camp Together Ahead of CoD Champs 2018 - Dexerto
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OpTic, Luminosity, compLexity and Envy to Boot Camp Together Ahead of CoD Champs 2018

Published: 8/Aug/2018 9:39

by Ross Deason

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Doug ‘Censor’ Martin has revealed that his team, compLexity Gaming, will be boot camping with OpTic Gaming, Luminosity Gaming and Team Envy ahead of the 2018 Call of Duty World Championship.

The veteran player shared the information at the end of a recent video called “REACTING TO TMZ ROASTING ME…”

Censor stated “I’m going to be pre-LANning with OpTic, Luminosity and Envy with my team, compLexity. We’re gonna be in straight grind mode for eight days long so I don’t know how much content I’m gonna make when I’m out there”.

The boot camp will be taking place in Texas, the base of operations for compLexity, OpTic and Envy.

Professional Call of Duty players and teams have regularly used pre-LAN boot camps prior to major events in the past but opinions are split between players that believe they help and others that think they give too much information to their opposition.

compLexity Gaming has been drawn Group E for the $1.5 million event alongside FaZe Clan, Enigma6 Group and Morituri eSports.

OpTic’s title defence will begin in Group H, Envy is in Group F and Luminosity in Group G, so none of the teams practicing together can meet until the playoff stage of the tournament in Columbus.

The 2018 Call of Duty World Championship will begin on August 15 and conclude on August 19. 32 teams will be competing for their chance at glory.

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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

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All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.