Crimsix and Kenny get into heated argument after OpTic beats 100 Thieves - Dexerto
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Crimsix and Kenny get into heated argument after OpTic beats 100 Thieves

Published: 9/Nov/2018 10:06 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 10:44

by Matt Porter

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There was a heated back-and-forth between OpTic Gaming star Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams on Twitter after 100 Thieves fell to the Greenwall in scrims on Thursday, November 8.

In the moments after the conclusion of the scrim, which OpTic won 6-1 on map count, Crimsix sent a tweet to Williams, stating: “Keep grinding little guy, you’ll get it!”

Kenny was clearly not impressed by Porter’s comments, firing back by telling him not to “get too hyped over online, we saw what happened last year,” referencing his successful spell as part of Team Kaliber during a season in which OpTic failed to win any championships.

Porter responded that while he was aware it was only a scrim, he had heard that Kenny had been trash talking OpTic on stream, even going as far as saying: “Fuck the fans,” – a claim that Williams immediately rejected, clarifying that he only trolled OpTic fans who came into his Twitch chat to gloat.

Crimsix conceded he may have been mistaken, stating that he believed he saw a comment on the Competitive CoD Reddit.

Kenny’s teammate Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat felt that Crimsix should have confirmed Williams had made the comments before he came at him on Twitter, saying: “So you just believed some random thing on the internet and then came at him, without even checking to make sure he said it? Your fanbase instantly believes anything you guys say, come on.”

In the end, 100 Thieves CEO, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, stepped in and ended the disagreement, asking his players to keep their heads down “and not sweat the noise and comments.” Haag also congratulated Crimsix, telling him to “keep crushing it” and that his squad was “playing out of their minds.”

This isn’t the first time this season that OpTic have found themselves embroiled in a social media feud. Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and the rest of his teammates were upset at eUnited, when the organization changed the colors on their social media accounts to green and grey, stating that they were dressing up as a “Top 24 Champs team” for Halloween.

That conflict continued into the first CWL 2K of the Black Ops 4 season, with OpTic refusing to replay a map against eUnited and claiming that their social media antics were to blame.

The next major Call of Duty tournament will be the CWL 2K Online tournament, which starts on Sunday, November 11. Unfortunately, these teams won’t get to face off against each other on LAN until December 7, when the first Black Ops 4 event of the year takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Skrapz gets Royal Ravens grudge match

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:00 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 22:15

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.


  • Battle of the North as revamped ROKKR face Ultra
  • Marquee matchup: OpTic Chicago vs. LA Thieves
  • Skrapz gets his revenge against Royal Ravens in tight 3-2 win

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
London Royal Ravens 2-3 Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform.

All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy