In the second episode of Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter video series “The Pursuit,” he and teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner broke down what could have been a devastating loss if not for the late-game heroics from Crimsix.
The Greenwall had been up against the brink falling 2-0 to Splyce in the Winner’s Final just to grind out the eventual reverse-sweep. But the comeback wouldn’t have happened if not for the fire burning inside of Crimsix to keep the flooding opponents from the Hardpoint.
"I told myself, that I'm passing that 40 mark. I'm getting more than 40 wins before I retire," Crimsix said in explaining what his driving force has been this season.
Scump and Crimsix were reviewing the Splyce match when Scump noticed the mind-numbing effort of his teammate to secure the last tick needed to clutch out the win and prevent a 3-1 score for the opposition.
“You actually just fucking smoked all of them,” a stunned Scump said.
Scump was referring to Crimsix four kill spree at the waning moments of the final Hardpoint that pushed OpTic down 205-247 to a 250-247 win.
“I think I got one kill sliding while healing, and that made all the fucking difference,” Crimsix said.
- Read more: OpTic's H3CZ and compLexity's Jason Lake discuss where they'd locate their Call of Duty franchises
The 25-year-old American and his OpTic team were held up on the final Hardpoint. It would have been a routine secure if not for a miscalculation from teammate Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell.
“Wait, [Dashy] gave up the back, that motherfucker,” Scump said.
“Yeah, he did. I wasn’t going to say nothing but I knew it was [Dashy] too,” Crimsix said.
The break in formation caused both Dashy and Scump to be killed by Splyce’s Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, but a sliding Crimsix came from the far-end of the point to get a crucial sliding trade on the SMG-specialist.
With two teammates down, Crimsix had to hold off two more players funneling from opposite entry points to secure the round tying up the series at 2-2, and keeping the dream alive.
The game was the breaking point for OpTic’s championship run, but it almost wouldn’t have happened if not for the split-second plays of the longtime Call of Duty phenom.