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Crimsix explains why he didn’t talk trash after Empire dominated Huntsmen

Published: 27/Apr/2020 0:22 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 1:26

by Albert Petrosyan


The Dallas Empire finally got their first win over Chicago Huntsmen in the semifinals of the Chicago Home Series, but talismanic veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter refused to talk trash following the match.

The intense rivalry between Chicago and Dallas had been relatively one-sided so far this season; Empire had failed to beat Huntsmen in any of their three meetings coming into this latest Home Series.


That all changed on April 26, as Empire finally got their coveted win against Huntsmen in 3-0 fashion in the semifinals of the latter’s own tournament.

The warning signs were there from the get go; the series started with a 250-165 Dallas victory on Rammaza Hardpoint, followed by a 6-2 demolishing on Gun Runner Search & Destroy.


The third map, Hackney Yard Domination, was a little bit more competitive but the boys in blue pulled away in the second half to claim the 165-158 win, locking up the sweep.

It was the perfect fitting revenge for Empire, who were swept by Huntsmen in the Grand Final of CDL London, a tournament in which Chicago beat them twice.

The two teams’ earlier meeting in 2020 had featured some major trash talk, but Crimsix, who had done his fair share of jabbing coming into the season, refused to do the same following this win.


“Everyone that’s expecting me to trash talk, I’ve never been a sore winner except for one time in my whole career,” he said in the postgame interview. “I’m not going to be like them [Huntsmen]. I’m not going to talk trash.”

“It’s just a semifinal match, online. Crimsix explains why he didn’t talk trash after Empire dominated Huntsmen whatever. I don’t care. It was GG’s, it was a fun match, but now onto the next one. I’m not going to say ‘you suck, you suck.'”

It seems that despite the one-sided nature of their victory, the Empire players aren’t willing to equate it to a regular win since it came online rather than on LAN.


Immediately following the match, James ‘Eubanks’ Clayster flashed his router on camera, which was being broadcast live to the masses, jokingly crediting his strong internet connection for the win.


He also tweeted out an edited pic of teammate Indervir ‘iLLeY Dhaliwal surrounded by routers, following it up by saying he was “just joking around and having some fun.”


The result booked Empire a spot in the CDL Chicago Grand Final, where they will face Atlanta FaZe, who beat Seattle Surge 3-1 in their own semis match. This is Dallas’ first trip to a tournament final since the LA Home Series, where they beat Minnesota ROKKR 3-2 to claim their first championship of the season.

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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce


After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.


Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.


As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.


The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.