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OpTic's Scump reveals why he was "aggravated" after getting swept by 100 Thieves

Published: 12/Apr/2019 0:02

by Alan Bernal

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The CWL Pro League is well underway, with incredible headlines already coming together and OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner offered his views on the “rivalry” between the Greenwall and 100 Thieves.

Call of Duty is filled with incredible storylines that usually tend to stem from long histories of intense matchups or bad blood boiling between any given pair of teams. When it comes to OpTic and 100 Thieves, though, Scump thinks there isn’t much between the two sides to warrant such tension.

In an episode of OpTic’s Vision series, Scump gave his thoughts on his team’s fresh 3-0 loss to the 100 Thieves during Week 6 of the Pro League. While he was “aggravated” after the defeat, it was more because of the fans than the match results.

OpTic Gaming YouTubeThe Greenwall took some time to regroup after a quick 0-3 loss to 100 Thieves.

A 3-0 sweep frustrating for a different reason

“After the match obviously I was pretty aggravated,” Scump said. “Just because everyone wants to see us lose to pretty much anyone, but if you’re a 100 Thieves fan and you play us, you hate us for no reason. ”

Scump predicted that the shutout loss would lead people to believe the Greenwall couldn’t “hang” with the Thieves. He stated that the series between the two came down to multiple “small sequences” that he believes his team could easily clean up.

Scump revealed he wasn’t sure that the exchanges between the two squads merited a connection that could be described as a “rivalry.” Instead saying it was a storyline people reached to “push” between the two star-studded teams.

(Timestamp at 14:02 for mobile viewers)

There is no rivalry

“Just to speak on the rivalry with 100 Thieves,” Scump said. “There’s no rivalry. I mean, a lot of people nitpick like me and [Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter ] against [Sam ‘Octane’ Larew], you know [Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly] against [Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat]. I think our only rivals in the scene right now are [Team Envy] and [Luminosity Gaming], for obvious reasons.”

Though the CoD World Champion did say he believed there was one person between the two orgs who sees 100T versus OpTic as a rivalry, saying: “I don’t really see it as a rivalry, I don’t think 100 Thieves sees it as a rivalry, either. But, I mean, [Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag] obviously wants to beat OpTic, so he’s gonna push that.”

OpTic Gaming YouTubeOther than what fans seem to say about the “rivalry” the two teams can share smiles with each other in between games.

However Scump categorizes the matchup, both orgs are on a collision course for the next chapter in the series when OpTic Gaming goes up against the 100 Thieves in pool play at CWL London on May 3.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.