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Crimsix calls out Toronto Ultra for treatment of substitute players

Published: 25/Sep/2020 4:46 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 9:58

by Brad Norton


Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has put Call of Duty League organization Toronto Ultra on blast for “anti-player” behavior as staff allegedly threatened to withhold payments during the inaugural season.

With the very first CDL season now in the rearview mirror, all 12 organizations have been shaken up in a big way. With the transition back to a 4v4 format, every team has been forced into making drastic roster shuffles. On the back of a top-six finish during the 2020 playoffs, Toronto Ultra was quick to make its moves.

The Canadian organization allowed six players to become free agents on Sep. 4, while a few key members were kept on for the 2021 season. Ben ‘Bance’ Bance, Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan, Tobias ‘CleanX’ Jonsson, and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni will all be sticking together moving forward.

However, allegations the organization may be trying to “underpay” their players have come to light, according to veteran player Crimsix.

“Pissed off” on September 24, Crim unloaded on the CDL org on Twitter. The CDL champion exposed ‘threats’ made to the original lineup, along with accusations of extreme prize pool splits for those remaining.

The 2020 world champion first took issue with a clip from the ‘Canadian Esports Podcast’ that looked to discredit Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza.” However, the thread quickly expanded and took aim at the Toronto CDL organization as a whole. “Ultra forced their full roster of 10 to stay in Toronto in the middle of a pandemic,” he said. “Threatening to not pay non-starters if they went home.”

Substitutes weren’t allowed to head back home if they wanted pay that was promised in their contracts. Moreover, Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry “had to fight” for permission to “return home for his grandpa’s open-heart surgery. Having not played a single map for the organization all year, “there was absolutely no chance he would’ve been subbed in,” Crimsix confirmed. “A full months worth of salary they aren’t paying me [because] I was with my grandpa during a high-risk open-heart surgery,” Brack soon followed up.

Twitter thread
Twitter: BrackCN
Brack’s response to the drama surrounding Toronto Ultra.

With teams down-scaling for the coming Black Ops Cold War season, it appears as though Ultra is looking to make more money than ever from its player contracts. There are rumors floating behind the scenes that “these clowns are wanting a 50/50 prize split” from the new roster. All while “underpaying” those that sign, according to Crimsix.

“If the prize split goes up, so must the salary. This is the exact opposite of what they’re doing. One of the most anti-player organizations I’ve seen.”

Crimsix Twitter thread
Twitter: Crimsix
The full Twitter thread from Crimsix.

While the CoD community came out in full force to support Loony – as was the original focus of the thread – few others spoke up on the broader situation at Ultra after Crimsix.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted if anyone from the organization issues a comment in response to the accusations.

Call of Duty

Best CR-56 AMAX loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:40 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:50

by James Busby


The CR-56 AMAX is a great gun choice to utilize in Modern Warfare for those who value mobility. Here, we break down two of the strongest CR-56 loadouts you should be using. 

While the Fennec SMG has proved popular amongst those who favor the run and gun playstyle, the CR-56 AMAX gives players more ranged precision and damage for sacrificing speed. The Galil, now known as the CR-56 AMAX, aims to shake up the current assault rifle meta, giving players another option outside of the incredibly popular Grau 5.56 and M4A1 loadouts

The Galil dominated foes in the multiplayer battlefields of Black Ops 1, allowing players to kill targets in just three shots. As a result, this deadly assault rifle became popular for those that wanted to wrack up high kill counts. While the CR-56 AMAX has lost its original name, it still packs a real punch in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. In order to help you get the most out of the CR-56 AMAX, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost your ranged damage with these CR-56 AMAX attachments.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Unlike Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer maps, the vast frozen landscapes of Verdansk require players to test their medium to long-range shooting. While the initial dash for loot results in plenty of close-quarters firefights, you’ll also need a weapon that can effectively deliver lethal rounds at a distance should you wish to keep your enemies at bay. 

As a result, this loadout is all about pushing the CR-56 AMAX to its ranged limits, while also keeping your ADS speed to a minimum. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440. These two attachments drastically increase your effective damage range, reduce the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, and speed up its bullet travel time. While these attachments may increase your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you need to land those all-important ranged head and body shots. 

The VLK 3.0x Optic is great for a higher zoom level, giving you a greater edge when attacking from a distance, at a slight sacrifice of ADS speed.

The Commando Foregrip keeps the gun stable when aiming down sights and firing, while the XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap greatly decreases your overall ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only will these attachments help keep your shots on target, they will also give you the ADS speed needed to be competitive in close-quarter fights.  

Lastly, the 45 Round Mags supply players with more than enough bullets to shred through even the most well-armored of foes. Having the extra rounds will also keep you from needing to reload every second, so if you wish to avoid any frustrating deaths, then make sure you equip this attachment. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoUse this loadout when you want to rival Modern Warfare’s close-quarter SMGs.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • CR-56 EXO
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer favors close to medium range firefights, so this loadout is all about buffing the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed and lowering the gun’s recoil. 

The CR-56 EXO stock drastically lowers the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed while increasing your ADS strafe, allowing you to quickly deliver a highly accurate spray of bullets in just a blink of an eye. While this attachment won’t stop you from falling prey to the popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts, it will increase your odds of survival when encountering the SMGs. 

The XRK Zodiac S440, Commando Foregrip, and 45 Round Mags are the three most optimal attachments here, so make sure you build around these for a new loadout.

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.