OpTic's 'Scump' Gives Brutally Honest Reflection of Disaster at CWL Pro League Playoffs but Confidently Looks Ahead to Champs - Dexerto
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OpTic’s ‘Scump’ Gives Brutally Honest Reflection of Disaster at CWL Pro League Playoffs but Confidently Looks Ahead to Champs

Published: 14/Aug/2018 21:01 Updated: 15/Aug/2018 15:36

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming pro Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner provided a brutally honest answer when reflecting on his performance at the recent CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.

Speaking on Episode 10 of Season 5 of ‘Vision,’ Scump did not hold back when describing his poor performance at the $500K event.

After finishing the regular season of the Pro League as leaders of Division B, OpTic faced a shocking early exit, losing both of their matches to FaZe Clan and UNILAD Esports respectively.

Many blamed the team’s struggles on Scump, who put in one of the worst performances of his career, and the 2017 CWL champion could not help but totally agree.

“Playoffs was not good bro. I went into Playoffs, I thought I was the top sub. Like literally I thought I was a top-two sub, off the performances of the regular season and just playing the game, I felt really really good, and then… wow. I kept saying I didn’t know what happened, I really don’t know what happened. […] I went out back and I was just apologizing, because that’s like, I don’t think I’ve ever really costed a tournament before, and that was like the first tournament I’ve ever like hard costed. […] Warm-ups I was playing really good and got to the stage and played like an absolute ‘burg.’ […]”

Scump was also not very complimentary of the performance of his longtime teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, who he described as not having a good event either.

“Ian did not have his best event either so, having us two not performing where we’re supposed to and having Sam and ‘Zinn’ trying to carry us, it’s not a formula for success.”

However, despite their immense struggles at the Stage 2 Playoffs, Scump is confident heading into the 2018 CWL Champs, the last and biggest tournament of the season.

With a $1.5 million prize pool up for grabs, the 2017 World Champion feels confident in his and his team’s chances to take on stacked field of opponents.

“I don’t know why people count us out a lot, we don’t really lose a lot of Hardpoints, and if we can string together some 2, 3, 5s, we can beat everyone in the game, and everyone knows that. I think every team knows that, and they don’t want us to get better. […] I hope that we can come out and beat some of these teams in Champs, because people have been shit talking us all year, I think we’ve been right there, and then things haven’t went our way in clutch situations. I think we can turn some heads, and I think that potentially we can do something, we just got to stay focused and play our best, play our hearts out, and hopefully we can win.”

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.