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H3CZ confirms OpTic buyout rumors on Nadeshot’s new podcast

Published: 5/Jun/2019 21:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming‘s Hector ‘H3CZ‘ Rodriguez opened up about his organization’s potential sale on the first ever episode of 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag’s brand new ‘Self Made’ podcast. 

It has not been easy past few weeks and months for OpTic Gaming, whose parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment are currently up for sale.

The Immortals esports organization are thought to be the current front-runner to acquire Infinite, and there’s heavy speculation that they would ultimately choose to disband and dissolve the OpTic brand should their bid get accepted. 

Amid all of the rumors, speculation, and leaks, H3CZ appeared on Nadeshot’s new ‘Self Made’ podcast on June 5 to address everything that’s been going with the Green Wall.

OpTic Gaming - YouTubeIt has been a tumultuous past few months for H3CZ, who has said he’s been trying his best to try and save the OpTic brand.

H3CZ confirms OpTic bid

In the podcast, H3CZ confirmed that he had put in a bid to buy back OpTic, something that had been reported previously but had never actually been revealed by the CEO himself.

“Six or seven months ago, I approached the ownership group,” he said. “I said ‘let me get OpTic back.’ I wasn’t asking for a discount, I was trying to make them some money. ‘We gave it a good run, it’s not working.'”

Without explicit stating it, he also strongly suggested that Infinite were favoring Immortals’ bid over his, despite the fact that his offer had been better.

“As of this moment, it’s public obviously, that Immortals is making a bid for it,” he explained. “It wasn’t as good as the bid that I submitted, but for whatever reason…”

DexertoThere are rumors that OpTic’s CoD team could be sold off if Immortals’ bid is excepted, something which H3CZ is trying to avoid.

Why things didn’t work out with Infinite

H3CZ explained that working with Infinite led him to the realization that what was going was simply “not sustainable,” and that the vision of the parent company was not aligning with that of OpTic.

“For me, it was more about the culture and the culture that they were creating within that space,” he explained. “It was not going to fit what we have build for seven years. And you can’t change culture. It takes years to remold the way of thinking of something.”

MLGDropping OpTic’s successful Halo team was one of the first warning signs that the OpTic-Infinite partnership might not work out.

What happens if Immortals buy Infinite?

One of the more prevalent rumors going on about the OpTic buyout situation is that Immortals will choose to dissolve the brand if they do end up purchasing Infinite.

While Nadeshot said that such a decision would be “dumb from an Immortals’ standpoint,” H3CZ made it clear that he thinks it’s definitely a possibility.

“I’ve seen crazier sh*t,” he said. “I wouldn’t put it past anybody to just do nonsensical stuff in esports.”


You can check out the first episode of Nadeshot’s ‘Self Made’ podcast with H3CZ below, with the discussion on OpTic beginning at the 48:10 mark. 

As of June 5, there have not been any major developments in the OpTic buyout situation, as both the organization and its fans anxiously wait to see what the future will hold for them

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this ongoing story as more information becomes available. 

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.
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Insane Warzone exploit somehow makes Juggernauts even more powerful

Published: 30/Nov/2020 5:02 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 5:18

by Brad Norton

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As though Juggernauts weren’t already enough of a problem in Warzone, a ridiculous new bug gives them a wild advantage that could outright ruin any given match.

It’s no secret that Juggernauts have been an issue for quite some time in Warzone. Every time you get an alert that one has appeared in your lobby, you know it’s going to be an uphill battle. The near-impenetrable suits of armor take some hefty killstreaks to deal with, regular guns will rarely do the job.

They can beam you down from afar with their minigun and it’s an almost guaranteed win unless strangers team-up. Despite weeks of dealing with their extreme power, Juggernaut’s have barely been addressed. While they’ve been removed as loot inside of vaults, they’re still fairly common.

These devastating suits of armor were already enough of a challenge. However, a new bug is making them even stronger. You’re going to want to look out for this insane exploit until a new patch is deployed.

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Juggernaut’s might already haunt your games but this exploit makes them even more of an issue.

Juggernaut’s will already have you on your toes if one appears in your lobby. Though now you’ll have even more of a reason to be cautious. If you hear the warning that a firesale event is about to kick off, you’re about to have a real problem on your hands.

This random-chance event has paved the way for an absurd Juggernaut exploit. Items in the Buy Station are cheaper than ever, though one goodie is often free for each player as well. If you’re in a suit of armor, it turns out that one free goodie can be redeemed an unlimited number of times.

In one example, Reddit user ‘TarleenG’ was able to secure well over a dozen self-revive kits in the blink of an eye. While only one can be used at a time, this obviously creates an unbalanced state of affairs. 

If Juggernauts can provide their full squad with self-rez, it saves funds for other powerful items. Not only that, but additional copies of the item will drop on the ground. Meaning you can always return to the Buy Station later to have an endless supply of free lives.

During fire sale as jug you can buy unlimited self revives from CODWarzone

The only plus side to this exploit is that it’s quite rare. To have a Juggernaut suit and then get a firesale event requires some crazy luck. Though it’s clearly possible and will clearly be frustrating when it happens.

Treyarch is yet to respond to this particular issue. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when a fix comes through. Perhaps in the next major update as Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal transitions into Warzone on December 10.