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OpTic Crimsix shares thoughts on CWL Pro League rostermania, gives advice to fellow pros

Published: 9/Mar/2019 15:42 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 16:27

by Daniel Cleary

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The winningest player in Call of Duty, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, has shared his opinion on the CWL pro league roster trades that took place over the transfer period which closed on March 8.

Crimsix began the video without one of his famous intro lines, stating that this was much more of a serious discussion.

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The OpTic Gaming star went on to sympathize with many of the players who lost their spot in the pro league and referred to some of the challenges he had with signing to organizations in the past as he gave advice to other players.

Crimsix is one of the core players of OpTic Gaming.

Crimsix commented on the trades with the Midnight and Excelerate rosters, stating that a lot of the moves during the transfer period were probably being made with the franchising system in mind for next year: 

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“I think this was the main reason this rostermania happened. So many of the teams realized ‘hey we’re not gonna be in the league next year, let’s just fuck over the players and make them sign some super-max deal so then we can sell them for as much money as possible’.”

Read More: Call of Duty Pro League transfer period Rostermania hub

The veteran believes that orgs are signing some of the big-name pro players who didn’t qualify during this year’s PLQ as they are likely to receive more money selling them in the future to franchise teams than keeping their original rosters. 

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”I’m expecting every single big-name player to come to the league, even though they didn’t qualify,” he concluded.

Crimsix also had some advice for players that have, or could in the future, found themselves in a difficult situation during roster transfers and contract negotiations.

“Getting an agent would help,” he says, before explaining that the cost is worth it in the long run. “At the end of the day, you are paying for peace of mind. You are paying so you are not constantly worried about ‘am I gonna get dropped?’ pretty much.”

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He also emphasized the importance for the young, up-and-coming players to build a personal brand on social media to use as leverage in contract negotiations towards the end of the video.

“When you have leverage, that’s all you realistically need when you are a player talking to an org, trying to get what you want.”

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Shroud explains why killstreaks “ruin gameplay” in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 16/Oct/2020 11:10

by Jacob Hale

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After playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC beta on October 15, Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed one of his main gripes with the game — and long-term Call of Duty fans might not be impressed.

After weekends for PS4 players to play both the alpha and beta builds of Cold War, Activision have opened the floor to fans on all platforms to give the game ago ahead of its November 13 release.

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As such, we saw many pros and top streamers piling into the servers to try out the next installment in the CoD franchise, including Twitch and FPS extraordinaire shroud.

That said, it didn’t take long for shroud to find something really frustrating him about the game, and Call of Duty in general: killstreaks.

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Streaks have been a staple of the Call of Duty franchise for well over a decade.

After the enemy team called in multiple Spy Planes, a Sentry Turret, and an Attack Helicopter, he finally had enough, and made a bold call, saying that “killstreaks have got to go.”

After getting a few kills of his own, shroud said: “Nobody gives a f**k about these killstreaks anymore. They only ruin the gameplay experience. There’s quite literally no positive besides a fake feeling of more content, progression”

That wasn’t all, though. He continued, completely condemning killstreaks as a whole: “That’s all it is. A waste of space. Waste of everything. Nobody cares.”

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Killstreaks have been a point of contention for a while in the Call of Duty community. The switching between a traditional killstreak system, scorestreaks, and the new Cold War system that seems to be a combination of both, has left fans arguing over their favorite systems and what works best.

It goes without saying, though, that shroud falls into a slightly different category of players that believe killstreaks have no place in Call of Duty at all anymore — and it would be interesting to see how the game plays out without them.