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OpTic Might Turn to TeddyRecKs and Lethal Gaming for Help in Search and Destroy

Published: 30/Jul/2018 13:47 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 10:39

by Ross Deason

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OpTic Gaming and Lethal Gaming could be set to help each other to practice and improve ahead of 2018 Call of Duty World Championship.

Lethal’s Ted ‘TeddyRecKs’ Kim suggested that his team would help a pro roster to improve their Search and Destroy play in return for advice in respawn, and it looks like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and OpTic might take him up on that offer.

Responding to TeddyRecKs’ original Twitter post, Scump said “banging your line” and it isn’t such a far fetched idea to believe that the reigning World Champions would be open to the thought.

OpTic Gaming has struggled to find success throughout the Call of Duty: WWII season, even after adding Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni to the roster in May.

One of the biggest criticisms of the former kings has been their poor performance in Search and Destroy, and their inability to win a single S&D map at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs only served to compound that.

Meanwhile, Lethal Gaming is made up of players that are best known for their Search and Destroy ability and recently qualified for the 2018 Call of Duty Championship through the LCQ.

Lethal has been drawn in Group B with Rise Nation, Tainted Minds and Brash Esports for the $1.5 million event, while OpTic Gaming’s players will begin their title defense in Group H against Evil Geniuses, Elevate, and Supremacy.

While the two teams could potentially meet one another in the later stages of the tournament, the potential benefits of a practice agreement could certainly outweigh the negatives.

After a year of struggles and disappointments, it is clear that the OpTic players need to try something drastic if they want to hold on to their crown.

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
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NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

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NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.