Sources Indicate Team Kaliber Owner KOSDFF Will Attempt to Block the Sale of Methodz to OpTic via a Restraining Order - Dexerto
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Sources Indicate Team Kaliber Owner KOSDFF Will Attempt to Block the Sale of Methodz to OpTic via a Restraining Order

Published: 8/May/2018 21:36 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Mike Kent

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Update – KOSDFF has denied he is seeking to block Methodz to OpTic – Full Info

 

The contract dispute between Rise Nation and Team Kaliber over pro CoD player Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni could end up impacting the new OpTic CoD team.

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After failing to win a single event of the six Call of Duty WWII tournaments that have taken place throughout the 2017/2018 season, OpTic Gaming decided to part ways with Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.

Sam ‘Octane’ Larew came in a direct trade with LG for FormaL, but the matter of a fourth was a more difficult acquisition.

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After reportedly being unable to get their hands on Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto from FaZe or Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman from Rise Nation, they turned their attention to Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni.

Methodz had been competing for Rise until he was sold to make room for Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddicoat. He made his debut at CWL Seattle and tK finished 5th/6th in a respectable first outing.

Behind the scenes it wasn’t all quite as straightforward as everything seemed, with tK reportedly not sending the $10,000 fee for Methodz in time, resulting in Rise Nation deciding to sell his contract to OpTic for a higher price.

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Fast forward to Monday May 7th and Team Kaliber owner Justin ‘KOSDFF’ Chandler released a video to explain that he would be “pursuing legal remedies for breach of contract.”

Sources close to the situation have confirmed to Dexerto that KOSDFF has begun the process to obtain a restraining order, which would stop the sale of Methodz’ contract to OpTic. This would stop Rise from being able to sell the contract of Methodz until the dispute was settled.

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We reached out to esports lawyer, Roger Quiles (http://www.esports.law/), who provided more insight into the situation from a theoretical point of view.

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“There are a lot of unknowns here, most importantly what the contract looks like between Rise and tK. Hopefully that document accounts for non-payment and creates termination rights, as that would make this situation crystal clear from a legal perspective.

Under the assumption that it isn’t, it is difficult to determine who is in the right here. In theory, if the contract is still viable, then tK would be appropriately seeking an injunction to stop the player transfer.”

He continued to explain the likely process that Team Kaliber would go through in order to obtain a temporary restraining order, which would ultimately block the sale to OpTic.

“Team Kaliber would be petitioning the court (generally done in a hearing) for the temporary restraining order while the legal matter gets sorted by the court. Then tK would need to prove that it is then entitled to that order based on a showing of proof and harm.

This would in theory restrain the sale of Methodz’ contract to OpTic, and would prevent Rise from entering into an agreement for Methodz with any other organization.”

We have reached out to KOSDFF and Team Kaliber for comment on the situation.

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Stage Two of the CWL Pro League begins for OpTic on Tuesday May 29th when Division B kicks off. Will Methodz be part of the OpTic roster?

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Warzone player discovers perfect way to counter Airport tower campers

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:47

by Jacob Hale

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A Warzone player has found the perfect way to counter campers in the Verdansk Airport tower, and it might be the best way to bait those annoying players out and get across the runway.

If you’ve played Warzone even once, you’ll know exactly which tower we mean: the one north of Airport that has only one way up, from which players can easily camp, scout out enemies and lay fire upon those trying to rotate to zone.

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Even with the inclusion of external ziplines to many tall buildings in Verdansk, the tower still doesn’t have one, meaning that once players are up there, it’s incredibly difficult to get them down.

Typically, you’ll struggle in a straight gunfight against these players — so what you need to do is bait them out, instead, and capitalize when they’re distracted.

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Tower campers are among some of the most annoying players in Warzone.

As showcased below by NadxCH, a helicopter could be your key to infiltrating the tower — though not how you might think.

While many people will have tried to attack head-on while in a helicopter, the plan instantly falls flat if the tower campers have a rocket launcher or explosives of some sort, that will see you and your team come crashing down instantly.

Instead, you need to assign a teammate to fly past in the helicopter after landing up top, and strike while the iron is hot. While the designated driver flies the heli in one direction, you’ll need to jump off the top and plan your parachute perfectly to land in the control room while the opponents have their back turned and are distracted.

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Obviously, this will often be easier said than done. Jumping off the top of the tower and timing everything right to land in the control room is a skill you’ll have to practice over and over again to get right, so you’ll have to be confident you can pull it off first.

Secondly, you’ll have to rely on the enemy team being distracted by the helicopter. They likely will be, and will want to take it down while it’s so close, which is why it’s the perfect opportunity to strike.

Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped while trying to traverse the map — and there are few worse types of players to die to than those in Airport tower.

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