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Scump clears up speculation about ZooMaa’s role on OpTic’s CoD team

Published: 31/Jan/2019 12:39 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 13:16

by Calum Patterson

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OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has discussed the team’s decision to recruit FaZe Clan’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto as a substitute, and what it means for the roster in 2019.

Having won CWL Las Vegas, the first event of the Black Ops 4 season, in convincing fashion, OpTic are likely the team least in need of a roster change.

Every team in the CWL Pro League must nominate a substitute player though, meaning another name had to be added to the lineup.

ZooMaa fell short at the CWL Pro League with FaZe Clan.

With FaZe Clan’s shock exit at the Pro League qualifier leaving them without a league spot, their veteran players suddenly became some of the most sought after by teams who are in the league.

Both Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greener and James ‘Crowder’ Crowder joined 100 Thieves, (Crowder as a coach), and ZooMaa had already hinted that he was set to join OpTic – but only as a sub – which was confirmed on January 30.

Given that there was some confusion about what ZooMaa’s role as a substitute would entail, Scump clarified on stream that the starting positions of the current roster were not at risk of being axed in favor of the FaZe player.

“We’re not replacing anyone, he’s not taking anyone’s spot – he’s there just in case.”

Some OpTic fans may have been concerned that the arrival of ZooMaa on the substitute bench may put pressure on others on the team, but Scump makes clear that’s not how the move is being viewed internally.

Fans’ concerns are not unwarranted however, as Pro League team UYU announced on January 30 that Tristan ‘Spoof’ Green, who had qualified with the roster, lost his starting spot to former G2 player Anthony ‘Zinni’ Methodz, who was brought on as a sub originally.

ZooMaa will only step in in the case of absolute emergencies, and in the meantime will look to find his own roster to prepare for CWL Fort Worth, and will no doubt aim to be recruited by a Pro League team in March, when a transfer period will commence.

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Streamer frags out in Black Ops Cold War with Rockband guitar controller

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players have been known to whip out some pretty outlandish controllers in years past, and now that trend has continued with Black Ops Cold War with one streaming using a Rockband guitar.

Twitch streamer TheStevieP decided to play the game’s zombies and even multiplayer mode with the absurd controller, but was actually seeing some success with it despite its obvious limitations.

While playing with a guitar may sound impossible, especially with a game as fast-paced as COD, TheStevieP found a button layout setup that gets the job done.

“Walk is down on the strum bar, walking backward is up on the strum bar,” he explained. “To look around, red is to the left, yellow is to the right, blue is up, orange is down. And green shoots.”

However, some of the drawbacks of playing with the guitar are that he doesn’t have a reload button or a grenade button that could get him into some serious trouble in the heat of a firefight.

“If I get a kill in multiplayer I’m going to laugh,” he chuckled. “The person who dies to me deserves to be laughed at.”

As it turns out, his remark was spot on, because just a little bit later, the streamer hopped into multiplayer to partake in some TDM on the infamous Miami map.

After struggling with four deaths to his name, TheStevieP ended up getting into an extremely awkward firefight on a stairway. After missing his first few shots and taking some damage, he managed to finally land a direct hit, eliminating his opponent.

“Yo!” he jumped up with his arms raised in victory.

As he let out a hardy belly laugh, the streamer did end up falling himself, but it was perfectly fine by him, who still couldn’t believe he managed to pull off the frag.

“Let’s go!” he beamed again with glee.

The clip taking from the stream ended up being posted to Reddit where it received a whopping 3.8K upvotes by users on the platform who were impressed with the play.

Black Ops Cold War is still very young so there is no telling what else streamers and content creators will try to up the ante in the bizarre controller department. As it stands though, this was one heck of a way to kick off the entertainment.