Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has called out a number of his fellow Call of Duty professionals, including OpTic’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, for their opinions on the new Zero specialist.
The Zero specialist was only added to Black Ops 4 on December 1 and has already split opinion. It’s incredibly powerful ‘Icepick’ specialist ability allows a player to hack the enemy team and disrupt their own specialists whilst also taking over any active killstreaks.
However, Treyarch has already announced a nerf to the specialist which is set to be rolled out on December 18.
Whilst a number of pro players have admitted to being confused about how it works, those who have practised since it’s addition have tried to capitalize on its powerful abilities. The specialist has a big fan in the 2018 World Champion, Aches.
After many complaints about the specialist during the CMG ProDown tournament, ACHES tweeted: “Got pro players having no idea what Zeros specialist ability does and claiming it needs to go LOL. Crim thought it stole their teams 200 health.”
The two-time World Champion had already sung the praises of the addition of Zero, tweeting “Super happy Treyarch added her,” earlier on December 17.
Got pro players having no idea what Zeros specialist ability does and claiming it needs to go LOL. Crim thought it stole their teams 200health hahahahahaah— Patrick Price (@ACHES) December 18, 2018
OpTic’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner did not believe he was being truthful, replying to his tweet with "/s,” implying that ACHES was being sarcastic with his tweets.
However, Aches replied: "I’m being serious. I actually think it’s what this game needed. Some counter play of sorts finally. She needs to stay in."
Scump still wasn't buying it and replied with multiple crying laughing emojis. The Envy captain then clapped back at Scump, tweeting: “you guys think Zeros icepick steals crashes 200. So prayers.”
you guys think Zeros icepick steals crashes 200. So prayers.— Patrick Price (@ACHES) December 18, 2018
The OpTic Gaming captain had already made his feelings known about the new specialist just after day one of the third CMG ProDown tournament. In a sweet and short tweet from December 16, Scump stated: “Zero gotta go.”
Zero gotta go— Seth Abner (@OpTic_Scumper) December 16, 2018
It remains to be seen if Zero can have an impact in competitive Call of Duty or if the specialist will be banned under the World League rules like a number of other overpowered specialists. If it’s use goes to the dreaded Gentlemen’s Agreement vote, however, it will have at least one vocal supporter in ACHES.