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Crimsix slams Infinity Ward over “joke” patch before CDL Launch Weekend

Published: 26/Jan/2020 12:43

by Calum Patterson

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Dallas Empire’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter took his opportunity at the post-match press conference to call out Modern Warfare developers, Infinity Ward, after his team went 0-2 on the weekend.

Shortly before the Launch Weekend kicked off on January 24, Infinity Ward released their biggest update for over a month on January 22, with some significant changes to the competitive ruleset.

Some of the tweaks included a fix for the ‘slide cancel’ movement exploit, used extensively by pro players, a nerf to Dead Silence, and a reduction to the headshot multiplier, among other changes.

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The update added new content and updates for regular modes, but also made changes to the competitive ruleset.

Although most of the changes themselves were welcomed, the timing was less than ideal, with no time for teams to practice on the new patch before the inaugural event of the season.

Empire had been performing well online in practice, but fell short at the event, and Crimsix did not hold back in his team’s press conference. “IW, you guys put out a patch, in under two weeks before an event. I strongly urge that we do not play on that [patch].

“This [patch] fixed everything, but in other esports, to do what we did is considered a joke. So, IW, get your sh*t together, because it sucks. I mean it’s not even IW, it’s been like every single year we’ve had a patch, before a major event, three or four times, every single year. That cannot happen.”

Crimsix went on to clarify that he was not blaming the timing of the patch for the performance of his team, but that it was a factor.

“I’m not blaming the patch, we sucked,” he said. “I’m proud of how [iLLeY and Shotzzy] played, considering it’s their first major, but the patch hit us hard. Please don’t do that.”

He explains that the changes to slide canceling, trophy systems, and headshot multipliers completely altered the meta of the game, by creating ‘hundreds’ of power positions.

Prior to the patch, fast SMG players would be encouraged to challenge slower players using ‘head glitches’, but post-patch this is no longer viable, completely changing the way teams play.

“It just sucks, because we probably played the most out of every team here, and it didn’t even matter,” he concluded, suggesting their work in the preseason had been in vain. “Thanks again IW.”

The two-time world champion still has a long season to improve and get redemption for him and his team, but the losses they have suffered will sting for a while. The defeat to Chicago Huntsmen will stick out, as Crimsix’s former OpTic teammates FormaL and Scump were on the opposing side.

Next for Dallas Empire is a trip to London on February 8, where they will hope to instantly bounce back against their nemesis in the Huntsmen.

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”