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Hastr0 reveals one of his biggest regrets as Team Envy CEO

Published: 29/Oct/2018 17:49 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 14:04

by Matt Porter


Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail has revealed that passing on an opportunity to sign Call of Duty stars Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the one of the biggest regrets he has had as Owner and CEO of Team Envy.

Rufail made the statement on an episode of The Eavesdrop Podcast with OpTic Gaming CEO Hector H3CZ’ Rodriguez.

A viewer of the podcast asked what team Rufail could have signed and ended up regretting not signing, and it didn’t take long for the Team Envy owner to mention Crimsix and Karma.

“There’s an obvious answer there,” laughed Rufail. “Crim was going to come join our team. Formal was on our team, and Crim and Damon were going to come and play for our team.

“We had JKap, and we were going to take Crim and Damon. They were going to play for us with Formal and one other person. Basically, Kap threw a fit about it, really threw a fit about it,we deserved it.

“We ended up not doing it. We stayed loyal to JKap, I didn’t do it to him. Of course, the next year they didn’t do so well, but that could have changed everything. It would be crazy to see where OpTic and Envy would be if it happened,” concluded Hastr0. 

Unfortunately for Hastr0 and Team Envy, Crimsix, Formal and Karma all ended up on OpTic Gaming, and have become known as one of the greatest Call of Duty teams of all time, culminating in their 2017 CWL Championships victory.

Things are looking good for Team Envy however, as they recently signed the former Evil Geniuses squad who secured the 2018 CWL Championship.

Still, it’s fascinating to wonder what the landscape of Call of Duty esports would look like now, had Team Envy picked up the legendary squad!

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

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Warzone players want Juggernaut removed to stop ruining games

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:30

by Lauren Bergin


The Juggernaut has been a controversial drop since its introduction into Call of Duty: Warzone, and the vast majority of players are now calling on the developers to remove it.

Juggernaut suits in Warzone are annoying for obvious reasons: they can withstand almost endless damage and are gifted a deadly minigun. Although maybe a fun gimmick at first, players are now getting tired of it taking over the battle royale.

Players have been venting their frustrations about it for a while now, but there has been no development in the Juggernaut controversy. So, when we asked dedicated Call of Duty fans’ opinions on the Juggernaut’s potential removal, the response was resounding.

What they’re saying is pretty unanimous: remove the Juggenaut from Warzone.

Juggernaut Suit CoD Warzone
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The Juggernaut suit has become one of the most controversial parts of CoD: Warzone.

Warzone players want Juggernaut removed

Our original question was straightforward: “Should the Juggernaut be removed from Warzone?”

The response is also pretty straightforward: yes. However, fans had a lot of things to say in their own creative ways, so we’ve collated some of the best responses here.

One fan actively questioned why the dev team ever decided to include the drop in the first place because of how overpowered it is, referring to it as “one of the most stupidly OP thing left in Warzone”.

Another fan also referred to having the Juggernaut as being “game over” for whoever does not have access to the suit.

This was quickly echoes by another player who states that it “completely breaks the game”, which is hardly what developers want to hear.

Finally, using their own experience another fan vented about a situation that seems to be constantly reoccurring throughout the comments: that playing against the Juggernaut in any situation is unplayable.

Warzone’s developers have largely been very receptive to fan criticism, however, when it comes to this there’s been very little development over the past few months. Maybe if fans keep pushing something will change.

Warzone is being integrated into the newest Call of Duty release, Black Ops Cold War, alongside the game’s first season in December. Perhaps then, some sweeping changes will be made – and the hated Jugg will be removed for good.