In preparation for CWL Vegas on December 7, OpTic Gaming has been holding boot camps with other CoD teams, but it looks like this might be a one-time deal.
While professional teams frequently scrim one another throughout the season, OpTic took it a step further by inviting eUnited to the organization’s headquarters in Texas for a boot camp before CWL Vegas.
Any other teams hoping to get some boot camp time in with OpTic look to be out of luck, though, as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner said the team doesn’t plan on doing it again for quite some time.
In the second episode of the newest season of ‘Vision’ released on December 5, Scump revealed that the team doesn’t plan on boot camping again until Champs.
“I don’t think we’re gonna boot camp again until Champs, honestly,” Scump said in the episode. “Boot camps are great, but at the same time if you play the same team over and over, you get acclimated to their tendencies that you don’t get other looks.”
Scump further explains that he feels that boot camping was actually part of why OpTic’s roster had a tough time during the WWII season, as they weren't ready for the looks that many teams were giving them during tournaments after only boot camping with a single team.
He did confirm that they also brought out Team Envy to boot camp this week to break things up instead of playing the same team over and over, something he hopes will give them better results at CWL Vegas.
At the end of the day, though, Scump doesn’t want to give too much info up with boot camps and scrims.
“Just getting different looks and allowing teams to get a full read on you because if you play them in the bracket, they’ll know everything you do,” concluded Scump on boot camping.
OpTic Gaming will begin their journey at CWL Vegas on December 7, playing in Pool C along with Splyce, G2 Esports, and two yet-to-determined teams.