H3CZ explains why he’s “salty” Crimsix will no longer be on his team - Dexerto
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H3CZ explains why he’s “salty” Crimsix will no longer be on his team

Published: 15/Oct/2019 2:11 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 2:58

by Brad Norton


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Things behind the scenes at OpTic Gaming have been tumultuous over the past few months to say the least. Since the sale of OpTic parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment to Immortals Gaming Club, H3CZ announced his departure from the brand to pursue the co-CEO role at NRG Esports. Similarly, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, announced his exit from the organization.

Having been a part of the Green Wall dynasty since 2014, the winningest player in Call of Duty history, Crimsix, recently revealed how he was “forced out” of the OpTic brand by his former teammates.

In the October 14 edition of the Eavesdrop Podcast, H3CZ showed just how much respect he has for Crimsix as a player, and expressed regret at the fact that the two could not reach a deal and continue to work together moving forward.

Discussing the likelihood of certain professional players being able to ‘make it’ in multiple competitive scenes, NRG’s Gears of War captain Gilbert ‘Xplosive’ Rojo threw Crimsix’s name into the mix during the podcast.

Activision - Call of DutyCrimsix and H3CZ embracing at a Call of Duty event.

“Crimsix is actually pretty nice at Gears,” the NRG captain said when discussing the idea of competing alongside a Call of Duty pro.

“He’s one of those people that’s just really, really good at everything,” H3CZ responded. “It sucks man. Not having him on the squad is gonna suck. He’s always been one of my favorite players, even before he was in OpTic.”

“I’m a bit salty at that part,” he elaborated. “I like his brain, if that makes any sense. I like the way he thinks of things.”

Confirming suspicions that Crimsix will not be competing under the new Chicago-based franchise, H3CZ appeared momentarily disheartened on the podcast, acknowledging just how impressive a player he is and perhaps disappointed in the way the situation was handled following the sale of OpTic Gaming.

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If recent roster leaks are to be trusted, all signs point towards Crimsix teaming with Call of Duty veteran James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks under the Dallas banner for the inaugural 2020 season. Combined, the players have over a decade of elite-level experience and 55 championship wins.

Meanwhile, no official details have been revealed surrounding the Chicago-based franchise under the control of H3CZ, but you can keep up to date with all of the latest developments using our dedicated roster tracker

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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Original Black Ops Woods actor roasts character’s viral “onion” BOCW line

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:36

by Tanner Pierce


After a now-infamous line in Black Ops Cold War went viral, the original voice of the Frank Woods, James C. Burns, had to react to the character, who’s known for his badassery, calling himself…an onion.

When Black Ops Cold War was first released back in mid-November 2020, many fans took note of a line that Frank Woods says in the middle of the single-player campaign.

After Mason mocks him for being “an expert in quiet,” Woods replies quickly by saying he’s “a goddamn onion, Mason,” which thoroughly confused the community since it doesn’t really fit with the character’s iconic badass personality.

While the prevailing theory from the community is that character is just trying to say that he has layers, it doesn’t seem to have landed with players the way the writers were probably hoping it would. Since then, the original actor has shared some strong words when reacting to the scene.

During a Sarge’s Corner livestream, James C. Burns, who played the character in the original Black Ops, BO2, and BO4, flat out said that “Woods would not say that, my Woods would not say that,” signaling that he’s clearly not a fan of the line, to say the least: “Who the f**k says that?”

Later on in the video, which was compiled together by YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming, Burns had some fun with the absurdity and hilariousness of the phrase, riffing for a minute and replacing some words in famous Woods lines from previous games with the word “onion”.

One of the more hilarious revisions was “See that onion? We’re gonna peel it”, which is an obvious play on the classic dialogue, “See that Hind? We’re gonna take it” from the first game in the series.

Burns famously did not play the character in Black Ops Cold War and it’s unknown how he would have reacted if he were asked to say the dreaded onion line by the developers, but if his responses are any indication, it probably wouldn’t have gone over well with him in the booth.

It’ll be interesting to see if Treyarch or another CoD developer embraces the line at some point in the form of an in-game calling card or emblem since the whole situation has now turned into a bit of a meme.