Echo Fox Pro CoD Player Temp Takes Shots at OpTic's Scump and Crimsix, Calling Them "The Fakest Pros" - Dexerto
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Echo Fox Pro CoD Player Temp Takes Shots at OpTic’s Scump and Crimsix, Calling Them “The Fakest Pros”

Published: 17/May/2018 3:45 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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No competitive Call of Duty season is complete without some of the usual smack talk and name calling that goes on between professional players.

One name that has constantly been at the forefront of the trash talking this season has been that of Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda, who currently plays for Echo Fox.

Temp, who started the season with Team EnVy, has been involved in several spells of drama this season, including a drawn out and publicized locking of horns with Doug ‘Censor’ Martin and some questionable comments he made about former player Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

Most recently, the targets of his critical comments were none other than OpTic Gaming’s Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter.

Temp was appearing as a guest on the Call of Duty podcast show ‘The CoDCast’ when he was asked by host Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler about who he felt was the most fake professional player in the competitive scene.

Temp went a step further and offered the name of both of the OpTic superstars.

“I’m going to have to go with, whoa, actually wait lowkey, I’ll probably say Seth or Crim, right now. Probably one of them two.”

At the end of the day, credit must be given to Temp for not being afraid of speaking his mind, especially since he will most likely receive heavy backlash from OpTic fans, who are known to react quickly when their favorite team and/or players are spoken of in a negative way.

Even NAMELESS pointed that out after Temp made his comments.

“The one team you don’t touch with a question like. You just leave OpTic, you don’t say that. Now you’re getting toasted.”

The clip of Temp’s comments can be seen down below, and the entirety of Episode #7 of The CoDCast can be seen on NAMELESS’ official YouTube channel.

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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.