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OpTic's Scump frustrated at CoD esports disrespect after beating s1mple in ESPN poll

Published: 3/Apr/2019 9:17

by David Purcell


Call of Duty pro CS:GO pro player Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev in an online poll, just because he competes with a controller instead of a mouse and keyboard. 

After defeating s1mple in a poll run by ESPN, the Call of Duty 2017 World Champion has described the backlash as ‘mob hate’, claiming that many people were writing off his achievements. 

Despite all of Scump’s successes in Call of Duty, he was disappointed to receive a number of comments which – he says – claimed he didn’t have a “fraction of the talent” s1mple does.  

Turtle BeachScump is one of the most highly recognized players in Call of Duty esports, after his success with OpTic Gaming.

“I was personally attacked by hundreds of people today because the esport I play, and have loved for a decade, is on console,” OpTic’s SMG slayer stated in a tweet on April 3. 

The pro player later explained one of his main frustrations. When CS:GO esports was less prevalent, he and other Call of Duty players never criticized the viewership, skill or accomplishments, but is now receiving that treatment himself from fans.

The wider esports community have since reached out to Scump to support him, including Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, 100 Thieves owner Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop.

Cloud9 CS:GO player Will ‘RUSH’ Weirbza also responded, explaining that the CS:GO subreddit, perhaps where some of the vitriol towards Scump was coming from, is “hive mind”.

Scump might have hinted at potentially regretting his comments after generating so much attention, but because of the reach he has – over 2.1 million followers on Twitter – many of his fellow pros will be thankful that he spoke up against the hate.

But, even if the hate continues, nobody can take away Scump’s achievements on his platform, in the Call of Duty competitive scene. 

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.