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FormaL responds to Crimsix leaking his OpTic roster reunion with Scump

Published: 11/Sep/2019 20:30 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 22:10

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty pro Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has responded to former teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, after he appeared to ‘leak’ a new roster featuring former a reunion with OpTic duo Scump,

On September 9, Crimsix announced he was a restricted free agent going into the 2020 season, shortly after teammate Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow had done so, surprising many fans. 

More surprising still, Crimsix denied that the decision was made by OpTic’s new ownership group, Immortals, sparking speculation that his now-former teammates had dropped him.

On September 11, a video surfaced from a Twitch stream, in which Crimsix can be heard telling his seemingly random teammates about the roster moves behind the scenes at OpTic.

While playing CS:GO, Crimsix wrote in the game chat “TJ/Brandon/FormaL said they’ll team if I’m not on it,” prompting the other players in the lobby for an explanation.

Crimsix posted the roster info in game chat, taking his CS:GO teammates by surprise.

Crimsix then apparently “leaked” that the team would consist of Scump, Dashy, TJHaLy, and FormaL. When asked about Karma, Crimsix responds “Seth didn’t want to play with him […] TJ, Brandon and FormaL didn’t [want to play with me].” 

In the next round, he clarified that JKap was being considered as the 5th player on the team.

After watching the clip on stream, FormaL responded, “You’re telling me Crim is going into random CS games, giving intel to random CS kids? That’s what he’s doing right now?” 

The former OpTic star then claimed that the ‘intel’ was “fake news”, but that “Crim should know better than that. Not even know better than that. Crim should be better than that.”

“You’re trying to spill intel to random people? You’re trying to tell people things?” FormaL concluded, arguing that it made Crimsix look “salty”.

It’s unclear whether or not the ‘leaked’ roster Crimsix claimed has formed is accurate or not, although Scump has already publicly indicated a desire to team with FormaL again.

For his part, FormaL insisted the leak was fake, although he may simply be trying to keep things under wraps. We’ll find out for sure when roster announcements are made ahead of the 2020 franchise league season. 

The league is set to begin in January 2020, and so there are still months before rosters will need to be finalized. Only nine franchise locations have been officially confirmed so far, with more expected.

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First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:11

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.