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Crimsix clarifies comment on Dallas Empire being his “best team ever”

Published: 31/Aug/2020 11:01 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 9:27

by Jacob Hale


Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has explained why his current team is “the best he’s ever been on” after the team’s dominant CDL Championship run finished with him earning his third world championship ring on Sunday, August 30.

Throughout his tenure as a professional Call of Duty player, Crimsix has been a member of the two teams widely considered to be “dynasties” — the Complexity and Evil Geniuses team of 2012-2014, and then his OpTic Gaming squad from 2014-2019.


As the most successful player to ever grace the CoD esports scene, Crim has been on inarguably the greatest rosters of all time — but has now said that he believes his Champs-winning Empire side to be the best ever.

“Best team I’ve ever been on, no contest,” he said in a tweet posted shortly after the finals. “We couldn’t have done it without each other, and I’ve never in my entire career, played a tournament being this prepared.”


Naturally, the response caused a huge stir in the Call of Duty community. Having been on those dynasty teams in the past, and comparisons between the two causing enough division as is, Crim’s claim has now stoked the fires further.

Crimsix explains why Dallas Empire is his best team ever

While fans debated their beliefs on the OpTic team being better than both, or the Complexity/EG team being far superior, Crimsix decided to clarify why he believes his Dallas Empire side to be even better.

“On coL, we were dominant to different level,” he said. “A new breed of players, but playing with Aches online takes a mental toll. OG [OpTic Gaming] team had enormous amounts of skill, but if we got out-skilled, we got exposed.”


Obviously, there’s an argument to be made in favor of all of Crimsix’s top teams over which one is the best. For now, Crimsix clearly opts for his current side, and it will be interesting to see whether they can maintain the same level of dominance and intensity in the 2021 CDL season on Black Ops Cold War.

With young players like Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro and Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal still able to develop and grow as competitors, not to mention the perennial prodigy Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland, we might have yet another dynasty on our hands — and then we can truly judge which Crimsix team is the greatest of all time.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.


For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.


Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.