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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


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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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.

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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.