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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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.