Timthetatman almost kills teammate then flash-bangs himself in hilarious Blackout match - Dexerto
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Timthetatman almost kills teammate then flash-bangs himself in hilarious Blackout match

Published: 18/Oct/2018 21:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular streamer ‘Timthetatman’ has proven to be a dangerous player in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, but more to his teammates than opponents.

Tim, who has become on the biggest Fortnite streamers on Twitch, has recently started streaming a lot more of Blackout since Black Ops 4 released on October 12.

However, it’s clear that his skills still need some more fine tuning, as his hilarious sequence of actions in a recent match nearly got him, and his entire team, eliminated.

It all start with when he chucks a Cluster Grenade at the window of a nearby building, or at least tries to anyway. The grenade explodes and destroys their Sensor Dart, and the resulting subsequent explosions also almost cause serious damage to a teammate.

As if that wasn’t enough, Tim then engages an enemy player in a gunfight, and tries to use a 9-Bang flash grenade to his advantage, only to miss the window yet again and stun himself.

What makes this whole sequence even more hilarious is how confident Tim was before the whole debacle: “You want to see why you guys give me grenades? Watch this throw chat.”

It’s hard to pick out which of the moments is the most comical – the fact that he misses chucking grenades into a window twice, almost kills a teammate, or flashbangs himself while in the middle of a gunfight. 

His teammates all summed everything up perfectly once all of the mayhem had settled and the opponents had been eliminated.

“Tim you flashed yourself?”

“Tim is literally a danger to himself…”

“Why are we letting him have throwables?!”

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Renegades announce new CoD roster ahead of second Challengers season

Published: 31/Oct/2020 14:17 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 14:20

by Joe Craven

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Esports organisation Renegades have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the second season of the CDL’s Challengers Series, including players from last year’s Paris Legion roster. 

The switch from the Call of Duty World League to the Call of Duty League represents the greatest shake-up competitive CoD has ever seen. While latter tournaments in the CWL involved an amateur tournament running parallel to the main one, the introduction of Challengers’ Series gives a greater formalisation to competition below the best of the best.

With franchised spots in the CDL costing millions, it’s no surprise that some big name esports organisations have found themselves competing in the Challengers Series. One of these orgs is Renegades, the Detroit-based esports team that has come in and out of competitive CoD in recent years.

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Renegades have come and gone from the Call of Duty pro scene in the past.

On October 31, they announced their CoD roster for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War season, which will be the second season of the CDL and its accompanying Challenger Series.

Perhaps the biggest name in the new roster is Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas, who represented Paris Legion in the CDL last year. It was an up-and-down year for the Paris Legion, who managed a second place finish at the online CDL Week 12 London event.

He is also joined by ex-Paris teammate Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek, who is best known for his five years with Australian organisation Mindfreak from 2014 to 2019.

Rounding off the roster are Lincoln ‘Fighta’ Ferguson and Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari, making a fully Australian roster. The nationalities of all players means they will likely compete in the APAC region of the Challengers Series.

While Shockz and Louqa come off the back of mixed fortunes in the CDL, Fighta and Pred both joined Renegades in January of 2020. In the somewhat weaker field of APAC competition, their Renegades roster dominated the region’s Challenger tournaments during the Modern Warfare season.

Replacing half the team with CDL standard pros means it’s likely we’ll see similar domination this year, barring any shock performances from the other APAC teams.