OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter didn’t hold back on the team’s new recruit, Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni, during a recent scrim against eUnited.
OpTic Gaming’s honeymoon phase after picking up Methodz and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew led many people to believe that they were ready to reclaim their spot at the top of the competitive Call of Duty scene.
Despite some disappointing losses during the second week of Division B action in the CWL Pro League, the most popular team in the game still came into CWL Anaheim with unwavering confidence and opened up with a perfect group stage performance.
Unfortunately for fans of the team, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and company struggled in the playoff stages of the tournament and they were eventually eliminated in 5th - 6th place following a map five, round 11 defeat at the hands of UNILAD in the losers bracket.
The disappointment of the result seems to have created the first signs of tension in the team and this was highlighted during a recent online scrim against eUnited when Crimsix became infuriated with Methodz for his Assault Rifle play style.
The team’s coach, Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, berated the team for “bitching” after losing 250-150 on Gibralter Hardpoint, but Crimsix responded by asking Methodz "are you an AR or are you a fucking bitch?”
Methodz seemed confused about what Crimsix was saying, but the two time World Champion explained that he thinks Methodz plays too slow in the AR role and needs to be supporting his SMG players more.
TeePee eventually got exasperated with the exchange, told the players to “regain”, and managed to get their heads back in the game.
“Holy shit, REGAIN, goddamn! You’re fine, win the fucking map, go the right ways, get spawns, someone get a goddamn spawn this map, you guys are giving them fucking good spawn all the time, Jesus Christ.
Focus up! Shut up, everyone shut up, play, let’s go. Goddamn!”
The other players seemed to find the disagreement hilarious and both Crimsix and Methodz were able to put their differences aside in the following map, Valkyrie Hardpoint, which the team ended up winning 250-226.
Heated conversations like this are not unusual during scrims, especially when the practice is online.
All of the OpTic players will know that their main focus needs to be on eliminating these disagreements and being on the same page when it comes to their LAN matches.