OpTic Gaming Call of Duty pro player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has admitted that the release of former teammate Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni was not handled particularly well.
In a Q&A session hosted on the OpTic sub-Reddit page, Crimsix was asked about the recent flurry of roster changes, which involved Methodz being dropped to make room for new players Dashy, TJHaLy, and Karma.
“Was Methodz being dropped news to him?” the question read. “His Twitter makes it seem like he didn’t see it coming.”
Crimsix replied with a confession that things could have certainly be handled better: “It was. It wasn’t handled greatly either. He found out from someone from coL [compLexity Gaming] rather than us.”
The question was in reference to a series of tweets that Methodz put out on September 27, just as soon as OpTic’s new roster for the upcoming season was revealed.
“I have nothing to say for right now other than thanks for the love,” he tweeted. “I’m doing my best to remain positive but the position I’m in after this past year is a living nightmare.”
Of course Methodz’s release did not come as a surprise to many. There was heavy speculation that he would be the odd man out, and even Methodz had hinted at it with tweets like these.
As of now, Methodz remains a free agent, despite being considered one of the top tier players in the competitive scene.
While he will more than likely land with a top team for the Black Ops 4 season, it’s clear that things have not panned out for Methodz the way he had hoped or envisioned.