OpTic Gaming Los Angeles appear to be making a role change after their shoddy start to the Call of Duty League's inaugural season, with Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell picking up an SMG going forward for future events.
The team has been facing significant issues since the start of the season, despite housing some of the most talented names in Call of Duty history.
Having attended two events so far – CDL Launch Weekend and CDL Atlanta – OGLA have failed to get a single series win on the board, having won only three maps of the 15 they’ve played and now sitting rock-bottom in the standings.
A change was clearly due within the team, and it appears that Dashy is the man to switch things up, dropping the M4 assault rifle to take on the role of an SMG player.
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A short tweet from the Canadian star saw him post a link to his stream, captioning it only “sub dash” – an implication that he would be picking up the MP5 going forward.
Several community members reacted positively to this, with 2019 Caster of the Year Clint ‘Maven’ Evans responding with a GIF saying “It’s about damn time,” while General Manager Eric “Muddawg” Sanders echoed a similar sentiment.
— Clint Evans (@Maven) February 25, 2020
It’s not yet clear who Dashy will be swapping roles with, with no confirmation coming from the camp, but it’s assumed that he will be exchanging roles with Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, who has traditionally always been an assault rifle player in previous years, but has been running a sub at the opening events of the Modern Warfare season.
OGLA clearly haven’t been on the same page in the opening weeks of the CDL, as the results show, but it’s not too late to turn their season around, and this role swap may be the key to unlocking the team’s full potential.
Whether or not it works out remains to be seen; the first event with their new roles will be at their Home Series on March 7-8, where they will hope to give the home fans something to cheer about.