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Crimsix reveals how he was “forced out” of OpTic by ex-teammates

Published: 11/Sep/2019 23:20 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 23:45

by Calum Patterson


Two-time Call of Duty world champion Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has claimed that he was “forced” out of OpTic Gaming, after three people ‘colluded’ against him, forcing an ultimatum for Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

Crimsix announced his free agency on September 9, taking many by surprise, and later claimed that the decision was not made by new OpTic ownership group Immortals.

This hinted that his teammates had, in fact, dropped the 32-time LAN championship winner, and he has now revealed the true extent of the situation.

In a revealing post on September 11, Crimsix claims that “3 people colluded against me towards 2 of my best friends that I’ve known for over a 3rd of my life.”

He confirms that he was “essentially forced out by other people other than Scump/Hector.”

Continuing, Crimsix explains that the entire situation apparently unfolded in a single night: “This all happened at midnight, and there was an important franchise meeting the next day. I had a couple of “late night hours” to throw together players, salaries, to tell the players, perks, etc. I don’t know if the timing was a coincidence or planned, but this was pretty much impossible.”

Crimsix’ main frustration seemed to stem from the position which he claims Scump and Hector were left in, saying that they were not “left with a reasonable choice”.

Former teammate Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper earlier responded to Crimsix after he apparently leaked the new roster, which will reportedly feature Scump, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly and FormaL.

It’s possible that the three people Crimsix is speaking about “colluding” against him are in fact Dashy, TJHaLy and FormaL – all ex-teammates of his.

FormaL left OpTic to join Luminosity in the WWII season.

FormaL himself suggested that the leaked roster revealed by Crimsix was ‘fake news’, but it’s possible he did so to keep things under wraps.

Fellow OpTic player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow also posted on social media that he was open to offers for the new franchised league starting in 2020.

In a livestream, Karma expressed frustration that he was being “left in the dark” over the roster situation, and simply wanted answers as to what was being planned.

Crimsix, Karma, Scump and FormaL made up the OpTic ‘dynasty’, regarded as the greatest CoD roster of all time.

OpTic’s Black Ops 4 season began strongly with a win at CWL Las Vegas, but their momentum slipped and they failed to maintain their high standards throughout the rest of the year.

A third-place finish at CWL Champs in August appears to have been the final nail in the coffin for the roster, with the young stars Dashy and TJHaLy seemingly wanting to surround themselves with new faces.

Scump publicly indicated his desire to play with FormaL again, naming him first on his ‘dream team’ list for the Assault Rifle role. Notably, neither Crimsix nor Karma were named on his list.

The franchise season will begin in January 2020, so it may be some time before rosters are officially confirmed and announced, but there’s no doubt that rostermania is in full swing.

You can keep up to date with all the moves and rumors in our dedicated Rostermania hub.

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Warzone release date in Black Ops Cold War confirmed for December

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:42

by Tanner Pierce


During one of the company’s 2020 investors calls, Activision announced that Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will be fully integrated into each other in December, which is a bit later than some players were initially expecting. 

One of the biggest surprises of Black Ops Cold War’s initial announcement was the fact that Warzone, the series’ official battle royale mode, would be fully integrated with the game, marking a huge crossover for the Call of Duty franchise and the first of its kind for the series.

Now, Activision has officially announced during its Q3 financial call that Warzone will be fully integrated into Black Ops Cold War in December 2020. More specifically, during the title’s first official post-launch content season.

Activision has announced that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be integrated in December 2020.

Unfortunately, other details about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Warzone are scarce at this time other than the fact that players will be able to use both their Modern Warfare loadouts in the battle royale game. It’ll also feature the same battle pass system as Infinity Ward’s and Treyarch’s titles.

This new integration timeframe means that the battle royale mode will still be a part of Modern Warfare well past Black Ops Cold War’s launch. While it’s pure obviously pure speculation, a new season to hold fans over is no longer out of the question and is entirely possible.

This new season has been a talking point for a while now, with players even able to get the access to an unfinished build of the Makarov pistol from the Black Ops series in Modern Warfare, leading to speculation about the weapon being added soon.

When the crossover was originally announced, there was some speculation about when the crossover would happen, with some people theorizing it would come with Black Ops Cold War, and some speculating that it would be soon after release, so it’s nice that Activision has finally answered the question.