OpTic Owner H3CZ Reacts to Difficult CWL Season, Poor Champs Placing, and Rumors of Scump Retiring - Dexerto
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OpTic Owner H3CZ Reacts to Difficult CWL Season, Poor Champs Placing, and Rumors of Scump Retiring

Published: 24/Aug/2018 0:02 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 0:13

by Albert Petrosyan


It has been a week since OpTic Gaming were eliminated of the 2018 CWL Championships, and yet the wounds feel as fresh as ever for the org’s players, members, and vast fan-base.

After failing to get out of the group stages at Champs, OpTic finished a competitive season without a major tournament win for the first time in recent memory.

In the first episode of ‘Vision’ since that calamity in Columbus, owner and CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez opened up about the disappointing event and season, admitting that he had totally different expectations coming into WWII.

“There is a lot of pressure for you to come back and be the first team to do back to back wins, and I thought we had that. We were going back to boots-on-the-ground. Seth was a monster, Crimsix, Karma, Formal, all literal gods on boots-on-the-ground. Ghosts, you know, they were the team. For me, this year is one of those years where you literally just have to put it behind you. Because if you dwell on it, I’m not saying don’t learn from it, but if you dwell on it, you might get infected with the ‘loserness’ of that year.”

However, despite the results being far from ideal, H3CZ was willing to accept them and admit that even the best and strongest organizations have some years of difficulty and hardship.

“I gave myself and the team the benefit of  ‘you know what, we’ve had an incredible, incredible career.’ We’ve been the most dominating team for a very, very long time. We have the dynasty team that was solidified by winning Call of Duty Champs. Not only that, but we help the Call of Duty scene grow to what it is today. So it was bound to happen at some point or another for us to have a bad year. It happens to everyone!”

H3CZ also discussed the rumors that were flying around about longtime OpTic pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner possibly retiring after the WWII season.

Scump finished the season without a trophy for the first time in his competitive career, even admitting that his poor play at times cost the team a chance at winning.

Although it was only recently that Scump confirmed that he will be returning for the Black Ops 4 season, H3CZ claims to have never been worried about it, and instead looked ahead to the upcoming season as one of bounce-back and resurgence for his captain and team.

“I’m hopeful for the future. I knew that Scumpy wasn’t going to retire. I knew that for a fact. I wouldn’t let him. He can retire when he wins another championship or another ring, okay? That’s when he can retire. Until then, you think I was going to let him retire as a loser? Fuck that! Pardon my French! Forget that! No way, there was no way I was going to let him do that. Black Op 4 though…”

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.