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Dr Disrespect roasts Scump on Twitter amid ESPN poll matchup

Published: 6/Apr/2019 1:42 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 1:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular Twitch personality Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm and superstar Call of Duty pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have been matched up on ESPN’s #Esports64 popularity poll, and the trash-talking has gone exactly as you’d expect.

The ESPN #Esports64 competition has now reached the fourth round, with only eight prominent figures in the world of online gaming and esports left in the bracket.

As fate would have it Dr Disrespect and Scump, the fifth and sixth seeds of the King’s Row division, have been matched up to see who takes the division and gets one step closer to being titled the most popular name in esports. 

Doc roasts Scump on Twitter

It would almost come as a surprise if the Doc didn’t put out a little smack talk amid this ESPN poll battle, as the popular streamer roasted Scump on Twitter to try and get an edge in the voting.

“Do you want a 5’3 tall single game console game to win?” he tweeted. “Or do you want the dynamic, multi-game and platform winning 6’8 world champion to win?”

As of now, Scump has not hit back at the Doc with his own diss, and it will be interesting to see what the OpTic Gaming star has up his sleeve if and when he does respond.

How the Doc and Scump got to this round?

Interestingly enough, the Doc and Scump were the fifth and sixth seeded names in the King’s Row division of the bracket, which meant that there had to have been a few upsets for this matchup to have taken place. 

That is most certainly what happened, as the Doc, who beat Overwatch League pro aKm and personality Kenny Omega in the first two rounds, also toppled the number one seeded SonicFox, who had incidentally been crowned the Best Esports Player at the 2018 Game Awards.

As for Scump, his big upset came when he beat out CS:GO superstar s1mple in the second round, which saw him receive a lot of hate from the portion of the online gaming community that tends to discredit console gaming

Dexerto / ELEAGUEScump received a lot of disrespect from the online gaming community after upsetting CS:Go superstar s1mple in the ESPN #Esports64 bracket.

How to vote

Fans who are interested in voting for either the Doc or Scump can do so in the tweet below, which was first opened up on April 5 with the results set to be announced after it closes April 6 at around 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET.

As of the time of this article’s writing, there have been over 42,600 votes cast, with the Doc holding a slight 52-48 percentage edge over Scump. 

What is the ESPN #Esport64 bracket?

For the third year in a row, ESPN has put together a Twitter poll competition to determine who is the most popular figure in esports.

This year’s field of 64 candidates includes a variety of popular streamers, prominent professional players, and well-known online personalities, all of whom have been placed into a seeded bracket.

Each round, these figures are matched up with one another and the public gets to vote and determine who advances in the bracket and gets closer to the title of most popular name in esports.

More information can be found on the ESPN #Esports64 website, and all voting is done by visiting the ESPN Esports Twitter page and finding the poll you are interested in.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.