OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter says that he, along with teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, will be with the organization until they retire.
Crimsix was speaking in the newest episode of OpTic’s docu-series Vision, discussing the difficulties some Call of Duty teams will face acquiring players if competitive play in Black Ops 4 changes to a 5v5 format.
While discussing this issue, he began talking about ‘franchise players’ who may become stuck on their current teams, and confirmed that he and Scump wouldn’t be leaving OpTic any time soon.
“There are players who are going to be stuck on teams. There are just going to be franchise players who are stuck,” stated Crimsix. “Pretty much, me and Seth, we’re on OpTic pretty much until we retire. So, for example, if you’re a franchise player on a lower tier org, then it’s gonna suck for you because it’s going to be harder to get players.”
Porter’s words will be music to the ears of OpTic fans, as both Crimsix and Scump are regarded as some of the greatest Call of Duty players of all time. Crimsix joined OpTic Gaming back in 2014, while Scump has been affiliated with the organization since 2012.
The two were integral parts of OpTic’s most successful period in Call of Duty, which culminated with victory at the 2017 CWL Championship. After a disappointing WWII season, fans of the Green Wall will be ecstatic to hear that Crimsix and Scump have no intentions of leaving.
Crimsix and Scump are the only confirmed members of OpTic Gaming’s lineup heading into Black Ops 4. Sam ‘Octane’ Larew left the organization and joined 100 Thieves, while there has been little no about the future of Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni.
During an AMA with Infinite Vice President of Esports Jacob Toft-Anderson, it was confirmed that OpTic have finalised as many as three transfers for the Call of Duty team, but there is no official news as to who will be teaming with Crimsix and Scump at the first Black Ops 4 event in December.