Crimsix picks his 3 favorite Call of Duty teammates ever - Dexerto
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Crimsix picks his 3 favorite Call of Duty teammates ever

Published: 7/May/2020 14:59 Updated: 7/May/2020 15:01

by Joe Craven


Dallas Empire star and Call of Duty veteran Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has revealed his three all-time favorite teammates, as well as explaining what made them such formidable competitors. 

Crimsix is one of the most celebrated competitors in Call of Duty history. Known for his no-nonsense approach and incredible natural talent, the 26 year old remains the most winningest CoD player ever, and a major competitor for the title of best of all time.

While playing Warzone Wednesday on May 6, the veteran took some time to update viewers on his top three teammates of all times, as well as explaining what made them so crucial to his teams’ successes.

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Crimsix has represented a host of the world’s most popular esport organizations.

“I’m gonna break it down,” he said, after being asked by a viewer who he’d class as his best teammate ever. “Pat [ACHES] at Ghosts, from the beginning of the game to the Champs win – best teammate. After that, I’d have to say Clayster in Black Ops II. Damon’s [Karma] been good the whole time. I mean Damon’s been consistent… Damon overall, 100%.”

ACHES played alongside Crimsix on both CompLexity and Evil Geniuses, as part of the roster that dominated the Ghosts season. An acrimonious split saw the EG roster fall apart, and Crimsix and ACHES have not teamed together since, with Porter joining OpTic Gaming right up until he joined Dallas back in 2019. Clayster is currently on Dallas Empire, alongside Crim.

Crimsix and Karma teamed together almost continuously from Advanced Warfare to the end of Black Ops 4, barring a few months in CoD: WWII. Karma, thanks to his three rings, is also a competitor in the argument for best of all time.

While Crim cites Karma as his most consistent teammate ever, he also explained what made ACHES such a dynamic member of the 2014 World Championship winning roster: “ACHES in Ghosts, bro, when we were trying to win champs – he had us believing we were all John Wick on the map, and that no one was f**king touching us.”

“Clay’s pretty good at that too,” he finished. “I don’t know, you literally felt like these kids can’t f**k with us, no matter what. No matter what happens, they’re getting f**king clutched on, and they’re losing.”

Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has often been cast as a pantomime villain in CoD esports, known for his confidence and vocal sparring. Crimsix references these as reasons for his importance in Call of Duty: Ghosts, revealing how it made the whole team feel unbeatable.

It’s interesting to note that neither Scump or FormaL, Porter’s two other teammates during the infamous OpTic Gaming dynasty, make the cut, despite their clear natural talent on the battlefield. There have long been stories of clashes between the three gentlemen, which some speculate is fuelling the Chicago vs Dallas rivalry this season.

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre


Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.