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

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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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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.