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Karma reveals frustration with OpTic CoD roster situation

Published: 10/Sep/2019 12:21 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 13:12

by Calum Patterson


Call of Duty offseason, stating that he and others are being “left in the dark.”

In a unique rostermania, leading into the inaugural franchised league starting in 2020, many players are in a limbo of sorts, unsure of what is coming next for their careers.

Even legendary players like the three-time world champion Karma admits that he is ‘in the dark’ over his current situation, after posting a tweet suggesting he was open to offers, which took some fans by surprise.

The three-time world champ is being kept in the “dark” over rostermania.

Alongside Karma, his long-time teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter also confirmed free agency, marking the most significant roster announcement of the offseason.

Despite the changes for the upcoming season, Karma has explained that the roster change period “is literally a repeat of last year, and nobody wants to say anything to anyone.”

“So, I tweeted what I did, because I’m sitting here in the dark, doing nothing,” Karma continued, “While people are doing stuff, then no one says anything.”

He continued: “I’m at the point where I would not be mad at anybody, I would rather people just (speak to me), like I’m 25, I’m not going to cry, just tell me what’s going on.”

Although he remains tight-lipped, it appears Karma is suspicious that moves are being made around him and his future, but is not being kept in the loop.

What’s the future for OpTic CoD?

OpTic Gaming is in a very unique situation heading into the franchise league, as although they have a spot for an LA franchise, many fans feel disconnected to the brand following its takeover from Immortals.

The players hinted at CoD Champs that it could be the last time they played together in the OpTic jersey, and after they fell short, finishing 3rd, things looked even bleaker for the once-dominant lineup.

Despite steamrolling the competition at the first event of the Black Ops 4 season, CWL Las Vegas, they couldn’t keep up this form, and rivals like 100 Thieves and eUnited became too strong. With Crimsix and Dashy now both hinting at the exit door, the new OpTic could look drastically different to what fans have been used to.

With over a month until Modern Warfare is released, and the league not beginning until January, there is still plenty of time for rosters to be formed. All the league spots have not even been finalized yet.

Karma is almost certain to be offered a starting position on a team, given his illustrious career, but there will be a lot more behind the scenes action before anything is confirmed.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.