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Crimsix slams Scump, Dashy & TJHaLy, explains why OpTic hated each other

Published: 23/Oct/2019 22:28 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 22:58

by Albert Petrosyan


Now a member of the Dallas Empire Call of Duty League franchise, legendary player Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter has made some eye-opening revelations about his former OpTic Gaming team.

On October 23, the Dallas Empire released Crimsix’s installment of their ‘player stories’ guest editorial series, much of which was filled with strong statements regarding the Black Ops 4 CWL season with OpTic Gaming.

The veteran touched up on a variety of topics, such as the team being divided into two opposing sides, his teammates’ “embarrassing” tendencies that frustrated him, and when he knew that he would be leaving the Green Wall.

Dallas Empire - TwitterNow a member of the Dallas Empire, Crimsix has made some eye-opening statements about his final season with OpTic Gaming.

A championship team divided

Crimsix revealed that their roster had a lot personal issues, despite winning the first event of the season at CWL Vegas. The team was essentially split into two sides that despised each other – himself, Damon ‘Karma‘ Barlow, and coach Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchose, against Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell, Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner and Thomas ‘TJHaLy‘ Haly.

He claimed that the main reason for this divide was due to “power” and “ego” going to the heads of “the wrong people.”

“The wrong people got too much power,” he wrote. “That power, that ego came from fans who only look at numbers at stats. The people who understand the game see through that. That’s really what broke us up, the power going to their heads.”

“We hated each other,” he went on. “The two sides couldn’t have been more apart. They thought they were gods, and Damon, Tyler, and I were garbage. They wouldn’t listen. Even if you were right, they would ignore you. Teammates are supposed to build you up, not try to tear you down. We had a lot of disagreements that almost always turned into personal shots at each other.”

SCUFCrimsix claims that the roster was divided into two halves that “hated each other,” despite their early season success at CWL Vegas.

Embarrassing tendencies and habits

Black Ops 4 was clearly a difficult season for Crimsix, who said that the entire year felt like he was just “babysitting.” OpTic were apparently “the joke of scrimmages and boot camps all season long,” and on the receiving end of a lot of roasts on social media.

The worst part for the veteran player was the he felt they deserved it, because he claims some of his teammates couldn’t do something as simple as setting an alarm clock, and all of that added up to become an embarrassing label on their team.

It’s clear that the Crim believed in the potential and ability of their team, considering their championship pedigree and mix of veteran leadership and young talent, and in his post, he lamented the fact that their “greatness didn’t last beyond the first event.”

MLGCrimsix claims that some of his teammates’ habits became embarrassing.

Black Ops 4 was “the beginning of the end”

Having now experienced a full year of turmoil, frustration, and spite between players, Crimsix looked back at the Black Ops 4 season and said that it was clearly “the beginning of the end” for his time with OpTic.

The feeling became solidified and crystallized after their disastrous performance at CWL Finals, where they finished with a 7th-8th placement at the Pro League Playoffs after coming in as one of the favorites to win the whole thing.

“But after the 2019 season playoffs – in the Call of Duty World League – I already felt the OpTic Gaming chapter of my life was over,” he revealed. “I knew we were done. Getting third at the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship – in our situation – was a blessing.”

MLGCrimsix knew that his time with OpTic had run its course during the Black Ops 4 season.

Of course, all of that is now in the past, and the canvas has been cleared for all of the players to forge better futures for themselves after what must have been a terribly frustrating season.

From that roster, Crim has moved on to join the Dallas Empire, while Karma was recently unveiled as a member of the Seattle franchise. 

As for the remaining players, Scump is rumored to be reuniting with former OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, while Dashy and TJ are expected to remain with the franchise and play for the Los Angeles team. 

You can keep track of all offseason roster changes and player announcements by visiting our Call of Duty League RosterMania hub

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5 best loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 17/Nov/2020 14:04

by Andrew Highton


Call of Duty’s Battle Royale beast continues to batter its opposition. Even now it’s getting new players every day, and they need to know how to pick up a win. So here are the 5 best loadouts in Warzone.

Warzone’s rise has been meteoric and its combination of exquisite Call of Duty gunplay and Battle Royale excitement has sold people across the globe. The free-to-play shooter attracts new, intrigued gamers every day.

So it’s safe to assume that many will not be aware of the game’s greatest assets to own. More still, experienced players of the game may have become stifled by their existing options and fancy a change. So here we have the 5 best loadouts you can rock in Warzone.

How to get your loadout

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These contain access to your loadout and other items.

For newcomers, you may be wondering how it is you can even equip your specialist loadout. After all, starting with a pistol doesn’t scream loadout freedom.

All you need to do to be able to use your loadout in-game is scavenge $10,000 and get yourself a loadout drop from the Buy Station.

Best loadouts

Some of these weapons have stood the test of time in Warzone and continue to be the go-to guns for guaranteed success. You may be using some of these already, but have you necessarily got the right attachments for them as well?

These are some of the most popular guns and attachments in Warzone.

Kilo 141

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The Kilo 141.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

This ultra-reliable assault rifle is a god-tier weapon that has won many a player many a game.

These attachments make it quite a good utility gun and extremely powerful. Favoring power and precision, this setup makes the Kilo 141 effective at range and is basically an all-purpose killer across a sprawling Battle Royale map.


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The MP5.
  • Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

A classic weapon in the lineage of Call of Duty.

The MP5 is a quick, accurate, powerful killer. Its great iron sight allows for an extra attachment where it really counts, meaning you can snap to a target quicker. These lightweight settings allow you to sprint around the map and provide a quicker gathering of tools and faster looting.

Grau 5.56

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The Grau 5.56.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The Grau’s lesser recoil and damage over long-distances make it a killer companion to have.

With these attachments on the gun too, you really have yourself a versatile weapon that is effective at all ranges. Not only that, but a higher magazine and walking stability make the Grau 5.56 an extremely viable option in Warzone.

Bruen Mk9

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The Bruen MK9.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: XRK Summit 26.8″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

An LMG in the best loadout guide? Surely not?

Surely yes. By reducing its magazine size and stabilizing its accuracy, it becomes a potent killer with high damage. Then you add an optic onto the top of it, and the Bruen suddenly becomes a weapon of mass destruction on the battlefield.


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The Kar98k.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Supressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

One shot, one kill.

The effectiveness of the Kar98K naturally hinges on the user’s ability to wield it accurately. But if so, then it’s an unstoppable one-hit machine. As a rifle, it naturally has a slower rate of fire, but its stopping power makes up for this tenfold. Attach a long scope and decrease the ADS time, and you can spot and snap an enemy in a split-second.

Five deadly, dynamic combinations that are winning formulas in the Warzone. You shouldn’t even need to test your skills in the Gulag with one of these loadouts in your arsenal.

Hopefully you enjoyed our 5 best loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone and may it bring you more wins.

For more news and guides on Warzone and CoD in general, check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest information and help!