OpTic's Dashy reveals his favorite CoD teammates of all time - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Dashy reveals his favorite CoD teammates of all time

Published: 18/Jul/2019 1:31 Updated: 18/Jul/2019 1:39

by Albert Petrosyan

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Having teamed with some legendary players in his career so far, OpTic Gaming Call of Duty professional Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell has revealed which have been his favorite thus far.

It did not take long for Dashy to develop into good enough of a Call of Duty player to land on a prestigious team like OpTic Gaming.

And while he’s still very much in the early stages of his professional career, he’s already gotten the chance to play alongside some of the biggest names of the esport.

Speaking with OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez about his career, Dashy revealed that his favorite teammates to this point have been none other that Jeremy ‘StuDyy’ Astacio and Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic

“It’s between Blazt and StuDyy, between the two,” he said. “StuDyy, he was the guy that taught me like ‘you have to do this, this, don’t be an idiot, this and that. Obviously, people are watching you now.’ And Blazt, just because we’re like the same age, so we kind of relate a lot. So probably either of those two.”

Discussion begins at the 5:19 mark.

StuDyy was one of Dashy’s first ever teammates in the pro scene, having teamed with him under the Str8 Rippin banner at CWL Anaheim in 2017, where they placed 17-20, and later 13-16 at the CWL Championship 2017.

He is now retired, serving as one of the desk analysts for the CWL at the Pro League and other major tournaments and events.

Blazt, meanwhile, first teamed with Dashy at CWL New Orleans 2018, during his brief stint with Enigma6 Group, before the two became more permanent teammates with compLexity Gaming, qualifying for the CWL Pro League during the WWII season.

Their careers have since progressed at different rates, as Blazt has jumped around several teams this season until landing at UYU, while Dashy has very much solidified himself as an integral member of OpTic’s squad. 

Str8 RippinDashy’s first ever competitive event was with Str8 Rippin, teaming with StuDyy, Temp, and Ricky.

Of course, it must be said that Dashy specifically mentioned that he did not want to name someone from their current OpTic roster as his all-time favorite teammate, for obvious reasons.

So the true answer to H3CZ’s question could very well be someone who’s currently a member of the Green Wall, but that’s not something that would be confirmed anytime soon. 

Dashy is now a firm staple of OpTic Gaming’s roster, having already earned MVP honors in his first season.

Dashy and OpTic head to Miami for CWL Finals

OpTic Gaming face a stiff test at the upcoming CWL Finals tournament in Miami, Florida, where they will be competing in the $1.25 million Playoffs of the CWL Pro League.

While they did run away with the first seed in Division A during the regular season, their performances towards the end was lackluster to say the least, and they will need to regroup if they are to fight off fellow powerhouse teams eUnited and 100 Thieves, both of whom pose a serious threat.

CWL Finals will be played July 19-21, and will feature the Play-In tournament, Playoffs, and the final amateur open bracket tournament of the year, which will send 16 non-Pro League teams to next month’s Champs. 

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 weapons, maps, scorestreaks leaked

Published: 22/Nov/2020 2:08

by Theo Salaun

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About a month after its release, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 is expected to release on December 10. And, weeks before that highly anticipated date, leakers have revealed maps, weapons, and scorestreaks coming to the game.

For the first time in Call of Duty’s history, Warzone will not only allow cross-play between different consoles and systems, but also between content from two distinct CoD titles.

On December 10, Treyarch enthusiasts get to enjoy Black Ops Cold War’s first season of new content, and the chance to bring that content over to Verdansk.

Theoretically, that means players will be able to use loadouts with a Modern Warfare AK-47 alongside a Black Ops Cold War AK-74u. But, according to leakers such as ‘WarzoneNewz’ and ‘CODColdWarNewz’ on Twitter, there will be even more guns to choose from in Season 1.

As WarzoneNewz explains, there will be four new maps, two new guns, and one new scorestreak launching on December 10. While they don’t have pictures of the incoming maps or the scorestreak, they have revealed glimpses of each weapon.

Four new maps have been revealed for Season 1: Dune, Mall, Apocalypse, and Echeleon. While Echeleon sounds like a sci-fi misspelling of the word “echelon” that would suit BOCW’s Zombies mode, it is the more fittingly named Apocalypse that is expected to be a map solely made for that mode.

Both new weapons are expected to be automatic, but the Groza is a bullpup assault rifle, based on the Russian OTs-14, which itself is based on the AK-74u. From leaked pictures, it appears similar to Modern Warfare’s RAM-7: a stocky, mobile AR with room for a fat magazine.

The other new leaked weapon is also automatic, but has been confirmed to be a shotgun (although its name remains unclear). Described as a “full auto shotgun” by WarzoneNewz, the included picture shows a long, slender build that feels closer to an LMG than an actual, chunky shotgun.

Nonetheless, a full-auto shotgun echoes the JAK-12, which was released to Modern Warfare and Warzone in Season 6.

The final point of intrigue among these leaks is the “K9 Unit” scorestreak. Fans of Treyarch’s last title, Black Ops 4, are very familiar with the decimation dogs can bring to Call of Duty, as the game’s Nomad Specialist had an Attack Dog companion.

Dogs have helped Black Ops players across numerous titles, but they appear ready to make their return in BOCW for Season 1’s launch. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any other leaks and news.