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Crimsix responds to criticism from Scump & pros for breaking CoD GAs

Published: 10/Jul/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has hit back at criticism of him breaking the current crop of Gentlemen’s Agreements in pro player practice games with the use of Auto Single Sprint.  

Gentlemen’s Agreements are nothing new to the professional Call of Duty scene, but Modern Warfare has seen a raft of things taken out of use. Players have been agreeing to new GA’s just days before events, yet, drama exploded on July 9 when some pros noted that Crimsix had been using Auto Tactical Sprint in scrims.

The two-time Call of Duty world champion caught plenty of flak from his fellow pros with the debate raging on about the number of weapons, attachments, and more that aren’t in use. 

Yet, Porter fired back at the current crop of GA’s, noting that it might be a little hard to trust the CDL pros to not use everything that should be at their disposal ahead of playoffs and champs. 

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Crimsix’s Dallas Empire squad have been on fire during the first CDL season.

The Dallas Empire star took to Reddit to respond to the criticism, claiming that his team have “literally been throwing scrims so that the AUG would stay in” use before being GA’d. “I was using Auto Single Sprint for two days and they lost their minds,” Crimsix posted. 

He added that the players have GA’d a “game-changing” setting that no one can prove is out of use, meaning that someone could easily go rogue and completely ignore the set agreements, especially when there is close to $5,000,000 on the line in the coming months. 

The former OpTic Gaming star noted that he’d used the GA’d setting as an experiment and that it took 35 maps for someone to “even say anything about it.” He further commented: “I’ve already seen enough tournament VOD that looks like people are using it. But I can’t prove it.”

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Crimsix hit back at the widespread criticism of him breaking GA’s.

Though some pros might have chimed in after Crimsix’ explanation, it was the reaction of his former teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner that garnered plenty of reactions beforehand. 

As rumors quickly spread about the broken GA, the Chicago Huntsmen star said: I just think its funny the person who did it. 27 brother. 27 and breaking GA’s, the f**k?”

The CoD pros are all gearing up for the final few events of the season, with CDL New York kicking off on July 10.

It’ll be interesting to see if any GA changes come quickly after the event, especially as there is such a quick turnaround before the second CDL London event gets underway.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.