Crimsix opens up on rostermania and feud with Scump and FormaL - Dexerto
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Crimsix opens up on rostermania and feud with Scump and FormaL

Published: 20/Oct/2019 10:00 Updated: 20/Oct/2019 10:16

by Andy Williams


CoD veteran  Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has spoken out about the ongoing rostermania, and his relationship with former teammates Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

Following the announcement of Crimsix as Dallas Empire’s latest addition to their Call of Duty roster, the FPS veteran answered fans’ questions and revealed details regarding his split from OpTic.

The most substantial rostermania is currently in-play ahead of the first season of franchising in Call of Duty. With teams shuffling and players eager to find their home for the season, a flurry of team announcements have ensued. 

MLGBoth Crimsix and Clayster were part of the compLexity roster.

Perhaps the most notable roster move thus far is Crimsix and James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks joining forces in a bid to rekindle their previous successes. The pair will represent Dallas Empire under the Envy banner during their Modern Warfare campaign.

In-light of Crimsix’s recent switch, the most winningest CoD player of all-time completed a ‘ask me anything’ in conjunction with esports apparel company, H4X. Reddit user ‘AngryPenguin501’ transcribed the interview and posted it to the r/CoDCompetitive subreddit.

Discussing all aspects of his career, Porter answered a variety of questions; from his OpTic departure to his new roster and their plans moving into the new season.

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However, when asked: “Are you and Seth cool?”, Crimsix simply responded with “Nope” and when prompted with: “Did Scump want you dropped?”, the veteran teased “Vid on it later.”

Crimsix was also probed on his relationship with FormaL: “Would you have teamed with FormaL?”, to which he simply responded with “Who?”

Moreover, when asked about the long-term structure of the OpTic squad, in terms of their ‘most annoying trait’, Porter provided some insight: “45 – 90 minutes late every single day. Tyler (TeePee) and I sat in lobbies. Overall, just hated practicing last year. People weren’t there to improve… A complete waste of time.”

Although the exact details of the ex-OpTic roster split are yet to surface, rumors and statements posted to Crimsix’s Twitter are suggestive that the break in camp was somewhat cold-blooded and unexpected.

Given the nature of the split between the OpTic squad, rumors are pointing towards the core of the team going separate ways — with Dashy and TJHaLy reportedly joining the Los Angeles franchise, while Scump is rumored to be staying with now-NRG CEO, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez. 

Nonetheless, it appears that Crimsix has settled with his squad of five ahead of the new season, and will be looking to add more championships to his ever-expanding list of accolades.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.