OpTicJ opens up on OpTic and Infinite Esports struggles, in interview with Richard Lewis - Dexerto
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OpTicJ opens up on OpTic and Infinite Esports struggles, in interview with Richard Lewis

Published: 25/Oct/2018 9:19 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:05

by Calum Patterson

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Ryan ‘OpTicJ’ Musselman has sat down with esports journalist Richard Lewis to discuss all manner of OpTic Gaming’s recent struggles, caused by parent Infinite Esports & Entertainment calling the shots.

It has been a turbulent month for Infinite Esports and OpTic Gaming specifically, from accusations of unethical dealings with players in Overwatch to OpTic India CS:GO player being caught cheating at a $100,000 LAN tournament.

A number of decisions, incidents and departures from the organization have left OpTic and Houston Outlaws fans very concerned about the current affairs and future of the team they support.

OpTicJ, who was one of the founding members of OpTic Gaming over a decade ago, is now President after a series of layoffs and has opened about just about everything, in a rare interview with Richard Lewis.

OpTicJ explains that many decisions were made that were not in the best interests of OpTic, or went against the direction initially steered by CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

The Infinite President reaffirms that the OpTic brand as an ‘entity’ is just as strong, but admits there has been a “mismanagement”, using the ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ analogy.

Lewis then presses OpTicJ on specific incidents which have occurred within the organization over recent months, including the release of the Dota2 roster and the “poorly executed” Halo situation, where again the roster was released.

They also discuss the recent cheating scandal involving OpTic India CS:GO player Forsaken, and host of the other problems which have existed within the organization, including certain hiring decisions.

It hasn’t been a good month, or year, for Infinite and the OpTic brand, but OpTicJ does convey some optimism to fans that they are now more aware of the direction which the organization had been taking, and so are better positioned to turn the ship around.

Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.