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OpTic Crimsix hilariously kills himself and teammate to lose Control round on Black Ops 4

Published: 26/Oct/2018 9:21 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 9:26

by Matt Porter


OpTic Gaming pro player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter is widely considered to be one of the greatest Call of Duty players of all time, but as he showed, even the best can make amusing mistakes.

Crimsix was playing a pickup game of the brand new game mode ‘Control’ alongside nine other Call of Duty pros on the map Frequency.

The veteran player was attempting to capture the B zone located on the north side of the map alongside Luminosity Gaming’s Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo, with the duo left as the last members of their team alive.

Facing three enemies, with neither team having any respawns available to use, Crimsix decided to use his hard-earned killstreaks in an attempt to secure the round for his squad – using his Lightning Strike so he could see where enemy players were on the map.

He spotted the three enemies coming towards B, and quickly called out the information to Classic, placing his Lightning Strike to go off on the runway their opponents would have to push.

Unfortunately, Crimsix miscalculated the positioning of his killstreak, as the bombs rained down and took out both Crimsix and Classic, without touching any of their opponents!

The OpTic Gaming star couldn’t believe what happened, screaming: “What?!” over and over again, while Classic yelled “You motherfucker! Why didn’t you use the Hellstorm?”

“I didn’t even put them close!” replied Crimsix, while pleading with viewers of his stream to back him up.

While this mistake may have cost his team the round, it’s definitely better that he makes it now than when the pro season begins at CWL Vegas on December 7!

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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.