OpTic's Scump soars to the top of Twitch and hits big milestones during first Black Ops 4 CWL 2K - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Scump soars to the top of Twitch and hits big milestones during first Black Ops 4 CWL 2K

Published: 6/Nov/2018 12:01 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 16:57

by Calum Patterson


OpTic Gaming captain Seth ‘Scump’ Abner took Black Ops 4 and competitive CoD to the top of Twitch on Monday, November 5, as he and his team competed in the first CWL 2K tournament of the season.

As OpTic’s longest serving player, Scump is the most well known CoD player still competing today, with a massive fan base, and his return to streaming after the release of Black Ops 4 proves that his fans remain loyal.


He had scarcely streamed for the three years prior, and YouTube content on his 2 million+ subscribed channel also died down, but Black Ops 4 reinvigorated his passion for content as well as competition.

The CWL 2K tournaments are weekly online competitions, which are mainly important for amateur teams hoping to improve their seeding at major LAN open events, with 2,000 pro points per player for the winning team.


However, all of the top professional teams, most of whom are guaranteed a pool play spot at the first event, took part too, more for practice than anything else.

Some of them were humbled by amateur teams, including Envy, Luminosity and FaZe Clan – all eliminated before the quarter finals. But OpTic, 100 Thieves, eUnited, G2 and Splyce all made it to the top eight.

OpTic and Scump faced off against an orgless team of pro players led by Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale, peaking at over 100,000 viewers, but he had already become the top viewed channel on Twitch earlier at 54,000.


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Having already surpassed 80,000 concurrent viewers, Scump received another boost when top Twitch streamer and former Halo pro Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins hosted his channel, sending him over the 100,000 mark (102,175 at its highest).

The host came at the perfect time, just as Scump and the team were celebrating winning the tournament without dropping a map. Call of Duty’s official Twitter account also shared Scump’s stream just as the finals were about to begin.

Not only did he hit some major viewer milestones, he also crossed the 20,000 subscriber mark, a remarkable number in its own right, made more so by the fact he only returned to streaming less than a month ago.


At its highest point, Scump’s sub train (successive subscribers within 5 minutes) peaked at 5,592.

His follower count on Twitch over November 4-6 went up by almost 30,000 too, meaning there are still new fans coming in everyday.


The viewing numbers should not only be of interest to OpTic and Scump fans, but fans of competitive CoD generally.

Such high viewer counts, over 140,000 in total across all channels during the 2K finals, bode well for the competitive season ahead, considering this was only a minor online event with a small prize pool of only $2,000.

With the first major event coming up on December 7, CWL Vegas, boasting a $250,000 prize pool, the viewership for this new Call of Duty title on the competitive stage is set to hit new heights.

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Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 & Xbox One

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:18

by Tanner Pierce


Black Ops Cold War Beta players on consoles can finally change their field of view settings thanks to a welcome addition by Treyarch. Here’s everything you need to know about the new options, including what the best setting is.

Field of view options for consoles is something that fans have been asking for for a long time. Whenever a new CoD game releases, there’s always a section of PlayStation and Xbox players wondering why the option hasn’t been made available for them. It’s equally frustrating considering that the PC version of every iteration has had the options available on day one.


This is all changing with Black Ops Cold War, however, as Treyarch has confirmed that players on consoles will finally be able to adjust their field of view. For people unfamiliar with the options, this might be a bit confusing. Taking advantage of these settings, however, might end up helping your game.

What is field of view?

At its most basic form, field of view is how much of the game you see on your screen. A lower FOV means you’ll see less, while a higher field of view means you’ll see more.


While some people might immediately say that a high field of view is automatically better, it’s important to note that the higher the field of view, the more distorted your screen will look and the smaller objects will look at a distance.

Generally speaking, you’ll want to balance you’re field of view with what your comfortable looking at.

How do I adjust my FOV settings?

In the beta, finding the FOV slider is relatively simple but in case you don’t know, here’s a quick and simple guide to figure it out.

  1. In your Black Ops Cold War Beta application, press the buttons for “Settings”
  2. Tab over to the “Graphics” options
  3. Scroll down until you see “Field of View”
  4. Adjust the slider from left to right to set to your desired setting.
The Field of View can be can be adjusted in the game settings.

What’s the ideal field of view setting?

If you’ve never played with a modified field of view before, it might be best to take things slow. Working your way up will allow you to adjust to the higher FOV so that you’re not thrown into the deep in, so to speak.

In order to have a high FOV, while making sure that you can still see enemies, it’s recommended to keep your adjusted setting at 100. While you can certainly push it all the way up to 120, the former will allow you to experience the changes without it being too difficult to see things at a distance.