Scump says 'GOATs' like JKap can't be dropped - forgetting he dropped Karma - Dexerto
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Scump says ‘GOATs’ like JKap can’t be dropped – forgetting he dropped Karma

Published: 23/Mar/2019 15:15 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 17:08

by Joe Craven

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OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner was hilariously called out for dropping Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow, just after he suggested ‘GOATs’ can’t be dropped.  

eUnited’s decision to replace JKap after their disappointing Top 16 CWL Fort Worth finish has sparked controversy since its announcement on March 19, with many perceiving the two-time world champion as being too talented to drop.

JKap was moved to eUnited’s substitute role, replaced as a ‘starter’ by Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr, after the 18 year old won CWL Fort Worth’s amateur bracket playing for FC Black, FaZe Clan’s academy team.

There has been a lot of discussion in the CoD community regarding the move, with some arguing JKap is past his best and that Simp’s promotion represents a stellar opportunity for a young, up-and-coming player.

There have also been rumours the move was caused by alleged unrest between James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Jkap, which were addressed by Clayster in a YouTube video.

Regardless of the reasons behind it, the move was brought up in a chat with many prominent members of the CoD community, broadcast via Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter’s Twitch stream. The conversation prompted Scump to share his opinion on the matter, arguing “you can’t drop the GOAT bro”.

‘GOAT’ is a common abbreviation for ‘greatest of all time’, first being used as a term to refer to the NBA’s Michael Jordan. However, it is frequently used in the CoD community to refer to a player of high skill, as Scump is doing with JKap. 

However, Scump was amusingly shut down just a few seconds later, as Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, ex CoD pro turned CWL analyst, pointed out “but… you did.” 

Karma showing off his three world championship rings.

Wheeler’s remarks were in reference to OpTic Gaming’s decision to drop Karma in 2018, mid-way through the Call of Duty: WWII season. Thanks to his world championship titles in Black Ops 2, Ghosts and Infinite Warfare, Karma is generally considered the best Call of Duty player of all time. 

However, a number of poor finishes for OpTic during WWII prompted Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper to leave for Luminosity Gaming in place of Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, while Karma was dropped for Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni. The new OpTic line up struggled, placing 17th-24th at the 2018 CWL World Championships, breaking up soon after. 

The remarks prompted considerable laughter among the chat, with Scump replying “I knew it was coming”.

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Bizarre Black Ops Cold War bug is making players fall through maps

Published: 24/Nov/2020 11:44

by Jacob Hale

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Black Ops Cold War players are facing an issue which is seeing them completely fall through the maps in the game, and nobody knows why.

As with any new release, Cold War is not without its bugs. Players claim that the game is giving them free Dark Matter camos and, perhaps worst of all, even bricking their Xbox Series X consoles.

One of the major complaints about BOCW has been the lack of maps, with just eight being available at launch — and matters are about to get even worse for Treyarch if this bug persists.

In multiple clips, we’ve seen players simply falling through the map and dying, and it doesn’t seem bound to one particular map either.

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Moscow is one of the more popular maps in Black Ops Cold War — but this bug is making it difficult.

The first clip embedded below shows Sturmbrecher64 on Reddit playing out of their spawn on Garrison.

After moving behind some barrels for protection from incoming gunfire, Sturmbrecher just drops right through the floor, even granting his enemy the kill!

Sturmbrecher isn’t the only victim, though, as professional player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon of OpTic Chicago also found himself flying under the map randomly when trying to hold spawns on Moscow Hardpoint.

Needless to say, he didn’t hold the spawns, and actually isn’t the first major problem pros have found on Moscow: his OpTic teammate Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper actually found himself stuck in a glass window, unable to move when attempting to rotate to a different bombsite, with the only option being to throw a nade at his own feet or — in this lucky instance — have Envoy ‘punch’ him out of the spot.

It’s not clear yet whether these points specifically on each map are causing problems for players, or if it’s random, but it’s evidently something that is an issue across the game in general, so Treyarch will likely be finding ways to fix it up as soon as possible.