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Parasite goes viral after being kicked for DM’ing teammate’s girlfriend

Published: 27/Apr/2020 10:32 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 10:54

by Joe Craven


CoD World Champion Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte has responded to allegations of messaging teammate and fellow CoD pro Alex ‘Zaptius’ Bonilla’s girlfriend – in the middle of a series. 

Since winning the Black Ops II World Championship back in 2013, Parasite has struggled to find a consistent home in Call of Duty. An incredible 31 teams in 7 years has seen Parasite stuck on the fringes of professional CoD.

He has not managed to find his way onto a Call of Duty League side, instead competing in CDC Challengers tournaments in the hopes of using his performances as a platform onto one of the 12 franchise teams. During the Chicago Huntsmen CDC $7,500 Open on April 26, it emerged that Duarte had been messaging the apparent girlfriend of his CDC teammate Alex ‘Zaptius’ Bonilla.

Parasite being interviewed after CDC LA win.
Parasite has been successful in some CDC tournaments so far.

As with the CDL itself, all CDC tournaments have been moved online. Parasite’s roster were drawn against Team Singularity in the Chicago CDC Grand Finals – a match they eventually lost – but the game was overshadowed by some personal allegations thrown by Zaptius.

In a now deleted tweet, Zaptius accused Parasite of sending private messages to his girlfriend with the intention of “trying to get with her” in the middle of the CDC tournament. The clash led to Parasite being dropped from the roster, confirmed by the ex-World Champion with a number of tweets saying he is now a free agent.

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Duarte also seemed to confirm the allegations, apologizing to both Zaptius and the wider CoD community for his actions. “Not proud of all that but it is what it is,” he said. “Mistakes were made. Wasn’t thinking straight at all. We can only move forward, that’s life.”

He also announced that he wants to leave the incident behind him, explaining that his new focus is finding a new team to compete in the CoD Challengers Events with. This will become team number 32 for the once-Fariko Impact star.

“I deserve all the hate, I’m sorry guys,” he said, in another deleted tweet. “I really threw away friendships and a top 2 challenger team over something so stupid. I don’t know what else to say. just [want to] disappear.”

Twitter: @Parasite
Parasite’s now-deleted tweet.

Zaptius, for his part, focused on Call of Duty, tweeting his congratulations to Team Singularity for their win. The only indication of any personal drama is a tweet describing his life as a “movie”.

Despite the controversy, and alleged screenshots of the messages Parasite sent to Zapitus’ girlfriend emerging, both men seem keen to put the incident behind them and focus on their Call of Duty going forward.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.