Scump, FormaL, and H3CZ explain why there's no rivalry with OpTic Gaming - Dexerto
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Scump, FormaL, and H3CZ explain why there’s no rivalry with OpTic Gaming

Published: 27/Jan/2020 1:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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Despite all of the storylines involving Chicago Huntsmen and OpTic Gaming LA in the Call of Duty League, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, and Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez don’t believe a rivalry exists between the two CDL franchises.

Coming into CDL Launch Weekend, one of the most highly-anticipated matchups was the January 26 meeting between Huntsmen vs OpTic Gaming, which Chicago won 3-1.

Many assumed that a natural rivalry would form between the two franchises, since Chicago featured three of the most iconic names in OpTic history – Scump, Formal, and, of course, H3CZ, the man who built the Green Wall.

OpTic Gaming - TwitterIt looks like OpTic Gaming LA certainly think that there’s a rivalry between then and Chicago Huntsmen.

However, when speaking to Dexerto after their victory, all three maintained that there was actually no rivalry between the organizations.

Scump, who led OG to nearly a decade of success, said he has no hard feelings for anyone on their new roster.

“I wouldn’t really say there’s a rivalry at all,” he explained. “Rivalries are bred out of dislike and hatred; it’s all love with them, so I wouldn’t call it a rivalry at all. It’s very important, obviously, to win the match but, at the same time, it’s a fun time to play against them and prove who’s doing better so far this year.”

As for FormaL, he featured for OpTic from 2014-2018 and played an instrumental role in their “Dynasty Roster,” winning over a dozen major tournaments and the org’s first World Championship in 2017.

Despite having such deep-rooted ties with the Green Wall, he mirrored Scump’s explanation when asked about the potential Huntsmen-OGLA rivalry.

“No, there’s not really a rivalry between the players, we’re all really cool,” he said. “Seth and I will troll them but, at the end of the day, we’re all friends. There’s not really hate there, it wasn’t really their fault with everything that went on, but we know that it’s not the real OpTic anymore, for sure.”

Of the three, the shortest and most direct answer came from H3CZ, who, of course, spent well over a decade as the leader and face of OpTic Gaming, building the organization into arguably the biggest brand in esports.

“No,” he said when asked about whether there was a rivalry. “Next question.”

Who is Huntsmen’s rival?

While there clearly isn’t any special layer of competition between Huntsmen and OGLA, not the same can be said of their relationship with Dallas Empire, whose rivalry with Chicago is probably the fiercest right now in the CDL.

There was a lot of trash-talking both leading up to and following their highly-anticipated matchup to start off Launch Weekend, which Huntsmen actually dominated and won 3-1.

After the victory, both Scump and FormaL had a very demonstrative reaction towards Dallas, including making some comments specifically aimed at their teammate-turned-rival Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter.


Keep up with all of the Call of Duty League action by visiting our dedicated CDL Launch Weekend hub.

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CoD Mobile October 22 update adds Halloween Events, new modes, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 3:33

by Brad Norton

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The latest Call of Duty Mobile update has arrived as the developers have introduced a heap of new content along with plenty of Halloween-themed surprises.

Call of Duty has well and truly been overrun with Halloween-festivities over the past few days. First Modern Warfare and Warzone were both hit with freaky updates. Now it’s time for CoD Mobile to join them.

The October 22 update brings with it a complete rundown on upcoming events, as well as new weapons, maps, and a huge balance pass. It’s a meaty update so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

From when you can expect certain Halloween-challenges to what new modes have been deployed, here’s everything to know about the latest CoD Mobile update.

Halloween-themed events in CoD Mobile

Right out of the gate, the CoD Mobile devs clued us in on every event taking place over the next few days. The Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge is already underway, though six unique events will be joining the mix from now until November 1.

Some events will provide you with new weapons such as the first of its kind NA-45 explosive sniper. Meanwhile, other events will allow you to play on specific Halloween-themed maps. 

Every day you come back to CoD Mobile will bring you something new, so here’s what to look out for over the next week.

CoD Mobile weekly updates

  • 10/21 – Survival Kit Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – Elite Marksmen Seasonal Challenge
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Pumpkin Confirmed Event & Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 11/01 ~ Halloween Standoff Playlist (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King’s Quarters Event (MP)
  • 10/23 – 10/29 ~ King 24/7 Playlist (MP)
  • 10/26 – 11/01 ~ Attack of the Undead Playlist (MP)

Halloween twists on classic multiplayer modes in CoD Mobile

Similar to how Modern Warfare has changed up various modes to fit the Halloween festivities, CoD Mobile’s playlists are adapting too. First up is a unique spin on Kill Confirmed. Rather than picking up Dog Tags, players will be dropping Pumpkins all over the map instead.

Adding to the chaos, this playlist will now put 20 players into a lobby in 10v10 action. Not only that but unique rewards will also be on offer. Just for playing this limited-time mode four unique items can be unlocked. There are two weapon skins styled as a Jack O’ Lantern, a Rare sticker, along with a Pumpkin weapon charm.

Kill Confirmed CoD Mobile gameplay
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Kill Confirmed is now Pumpkin Confirmed.

Also making a return this time around is the spooky version of Standoff. The iconic multiplayer map has been given a terrifying makeover and it’ll pop up across almost every competitive playlist throughout the Halloween update.

Last but not least, Attack of the Undead is back for a limited time. You’ll be able to play this survival-based mode in its own exclusive playlist over the next few days. Be the last player left standing against Undead enemies to claim the victory.

New map and weapon in CoD Mobile

Packed into the latest update is a batch of new content outside of the Halloween goodies. You’ll be able to jump into a new yet familiar map while getting your hands on a one-of-a-kind sniper to boot.

Modern Warfare’s popular ‘King’ map has made its way to the mobile experience. The small gunfight map has been translated over for 2v2 and 1v1 action.

There’s a unique 24/7 playlist and even original rewards just for checking out the new stomping grounds as well.

Call of Duty Mobile King's map
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The King’s Quarters event comes with a handful of unique rewards.

After plenty of teasers, the NA-45 explosive sniper rifle is finally arriving in CoD Mobile. “Every other shot you fire triggers explosive damage that can hit multiple players,” the devs confirmed.

In order to keep things balanced, however, each individual shot deals less damage than other snipers. Headshots will still be a one-hit kill though.

Rounding out the patch is a series of balancing updates and bug fixes. The NA-45 has already had its damage scaled back right out of the gate. The DLQ33 will now reload faster and the HG40 has been buffed overall in multiplayer.

The latest update is already available in-game and there’s clearly plenty to look forward to over the coming days. Check out the full list of balance updates below.

Call of Duty: Mobile full October 22 patch notes

Multiplayer

  • NA-45: Damage reduced
  • DLQ33: Reload speed increased
  • HG40: Firing range reduced, damage at medium range reduced, and other adjustments

Battle Royale

  • NA-45: Damage reduced and bullet velocity reduced
  • Purifier: Damage enhanced slightly, players can now cancel Reload animation
  • Tempest: Damage and damage radius enhanced slightly, weapon fire charging time decreased

Attachments

  • Attachments for shotguns
    • Sawed-Off Barrel (-2): Negative effect of reducing firing range has been mitigate
    • Extended Barrel (+2): Active effect of enhancing firing range has been weakened
  • Attachments for the NA-45
    • High Explosive Ammo: The explosion range of the ammo -10%
  • Attachments for the Fennec
    • Extended Mag: clip size extended