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Methodz Finally Felt the Wrath of the Angry OpTic Fans Following CWL Anaheim Exit

Published: 18/Jun/2018 17:26 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Mike Kent


The honeymoon period for the new OpTic Gaming Call of Duty players is over after placing 5th/6th at CWL Anaheim 2018.

Sam ‘Larew’ Octane and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni joined the team following the exit of Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper to Luminosity and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow to the sidelines.

Questions had been raised about Methodz after it was made public that he wasn’t one of the first choices for the team, but he won over fans with a fantastic display at the CWL Pro League.

The CWL Atlanta winner helped secure his team five wins and only losses in the first half of Group B, and the team looked confident heading into CWL Anaheim.

The team continued that form in the group stage as they took down Splyce, Envy, Complexity and Conquest to go top of their group. It setup a rematch with Luminosity, ft FormaL in winner bracket round one.

Unlike their 3-0 demolition in the Pro League, OpTic struggled against LG and ended up losing 3-1, meaning they’d need to pull off an incredible loser bracket run to win the event.

After taking down eUnited and Tainted Minds they were left with the challenge of Unilad, a squad that many expected OpTic to walk over.

Unfortunately for the GreenWall fans, it didn’t quite go to plan, losing an intense round 11, despite having the bomb down with four players alive and only three on UNILAD.

With such a passionate set of followers, it comes as no surprise to learn that the mentions of the OpTic players lit up on Twitter as they looked for someone to blame.

Prior to the loss against UNILAD, Methodz had expressed how he felt with a Sponge Bob meme. No doubt following the loss, the Tweets just got worse.

The new OpTic player will get his chance to redeem himself in the second half of the CWL Pro League, and then again at CoD Champs to round out the year. Can OpTic walk away with a win after a season-long drought?

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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.