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OpTic's Crimsix puts streaming scrims on hold due to toxic Twitch chat

by Joe Craven

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty professional Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has taken a break from streaming the team's scrims, due to the “vibes” coming from his Twitch chat.

Long time fans of Call of Duty will know about the changes in streaming scrims over the past few years, as teams often refrained from doing so due to fears of strategies being copied and countered.

However, in general, the Black Ops 4 season has seen a return to pros streaming their scrims, with many notable players such as Crimsix and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner streaming scrim matches regularly.

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OpTic experienced a disappointing finish at CWL Fort Worth; eliminated by Gen.G in Losers Round 2.

Off the back of OpTic Gaming’s recent struggles, typified in their disappointing 9-12th finish at CWL Fort Worth back in March, there has been an emphasis from OpTic’s players to get back ‘on the grind’, as they look to return to the heights of earlier this season, when they won CWL Las Vegas.

In a March 29 tweet, Crimsix appears to have indicated that his Twitch chat is negative in their responses to OpTic’s scrims, stating that there would not be any streams of scrims as he is “not really liking the vibes in chat recently”.

He adds that his OpTic team, consisting of himself, Scump, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, have work to do on their Hardpoint. 

Hence, it is likely a combination of the desire to keep these in-game adjustments private and the negative Twitch chat that encouraged him not to stream.

Whether they are streamed or not, it is likely we will hear about a lot of scrim matches in the weeks to come, as CoD teams gear up for the next few weeks of the CWL Pro League.

Up next for OpTic is the cross-division matches, facing off against a struggling Enigma6 on April 1, as they look to get back to better form.