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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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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.