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OpTic Gaming’s Crimsix reveals more on the Call of Duty Gentlemen’s Agreements

Published: 27/Nov/2018 16:28 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 16:38

by Connor Bennett

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OpTic Gaming’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has shed a little more light on the Gentlemen’s Agreements used by professional Call of Duty players.

The Gentlemen’s Agreements, or GA’s as they’ve come to be known, have been somewhat of a controversial topic to start the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 year off.

Some pro teams have complained about certain weapons being used, whilst others have debated getting rid of specialists such as Ruin and his Gravity Slam ability in the Search and Destroy game mode.

On Episode 11 of Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’ Eavesdrop Podcast, Crim adds to the GA discussion by laying out what it is and how he is trying to change the ruleset with every vote.

“The Gentlemen’s agreement, the GA, is pretty much us agreeing to play with our own rules,” Crimsix says. “We agree to not use a Reactor Core, we agree to not use things that are literally game breaking.

“I agree that at some points they go overboard but right now there’s a lot of people trying to get rid of everything and then there’s people trying to keep as much as possible.”

DexertoCrimsix is looking to recapture glory in Black Ops 4 after a down year in WW2.

He adds: “I’m trying to keep as much as possible due to the fact that I know specialists and I know equipment is very entertaining to viewers.

“At the end of the days, viewers are everything. They determine pretty much everything. If this is to succeed or fail, it’s because of the viewers,” Crim says.

“I don’t want the game to be dumbed down to the point where it was in WW2 where it was like everything that was considered cheap or fun to use was out.”

(Timestamp for mobile viewers for below video of 22:22) 

Crimsix then lays out the process of the GA’s, in a similar manner to how his teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner did on a recent stream.

He also reveals that there are players who will use things that are GA’d no matter what and if that happens, then other teams will use everything possible.

“It’s like we’re on the edge of a cliff,” Crim describes. “If one team decides they want to use something and everyone else wants it gone, then we might as well all jump off and we’re playing a standard rule set with barbed wire, guardians and reactor cores.”

Crimsix and the new OpTic Gaming line-up are gearing up for CWL Las Vegas which will take place on December 7 through to December 9. The Greenwall have been drawn in Pool D for the competition alongside Spylce, G2, an open bracket team and a winner of the play-in bracket.

Disclaimer: Hector Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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Warzone team banned from $250k Twitch Rivals event after cheating scandal

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:34 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 10:42

by Brad Norton

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The $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Warzone event hit a major snag in the road on January 21, as alleged cheaters were disqualified from the competition ahead of the closing round.

One of the biggest Warzone events to date set the scene for one of the biggest cheating scandals to date. Amidst the five-rounds of private lobby action, a number of Warzone’s veteran competitors began to accuse players of cheating in the tournament.

The Trio of METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the competition in light of these allegations. This ban came through before players dropped into the fifth and final match of the day.

“Based on the evidence submitted from various sources in and out of the tournament, [Twitch has] determined that [their] gameplay was unnatural beyond a reasonable doubt,” event host Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons explained.

As a result of their disqualification, Twitch opted to move forward with the event. Rather than restarting or replaying on a different date, the fifth map continued with one less team.

Accusations made against Metzy_B

Accusations started piling up after the fourth round of action. Players noticed some extremely sharp aim coming from METZY_B in particular. 

Resident Warzone investigator Tommey was soon on the case, as he began to dissect the footage. It was peculiar auto-aim that caught his eye, as the suspected cheater immediately “locked on” to an opposing player in the clip.

Given the $250K up for grabs, there was plenty at stake. $45,000 was on the line for the winning team, while even a last place finish would have awarded the alleged cheaters $1,200. However, METZY_B and his team were “ineligible for prizing,” Twitch soon confirmed. 

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the controversy to spill across social media, with many of Warzone’s biggest names repeating their gripes with the lack of an effective anti-cheat system.

“Unfortunately without anti-cheat, authentic Warzone tournaments just aren’t possible anymore,” NICKMERCS said. “There’s too much cheese & way too many rats.”

Despite this, it later became clear that, perhaps, the players in the tournament had jumped the gun early with their accusations…

METZY_B clears his name

After being kicked from the tournament, METZY_B joined Tommey’s Discord call in an attempt to clear his name, showing his PC, the programs he’s been using and more.

While METZY wasn’t reinstated to the tournament, some critics have deleted their tweets and Tommey, after investigating the situation, conceded that he got it wrong this time and there “wasn’t enough to go as far as it did.”

He later clarified that he played no part in reporting METZY to the admins of the tournament or forcing his removal, but the player is “more than welcome to take his earnings” from the event.

Game five continued with one less team in the lobby. Champions were crowned and the $250K prize pool was split accordingly. Be sure to check out our event hub for a full recap of the troubled Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament.