Most would not have the guts to mess with OpTic Gaming pro Call of Duty player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, unless they’re Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez of course.
Crimsix was streaming Black Ops 4 from H3CZ’s office on October 22, which meant that the OpTic CEO was sure to make a cameo appearance at some point.
Sure enough, H3CZ took the reigns of the stream when Crimsix was away taking a break, and decided to mess with the pro player’s in-game settings before he got back.
After making sure with the chat that Crimsix was not in the middle of a tournament, H3CZ proceeded to mischievously turn off both Aim Assist and Target Assist.
Once Crim returned to his setup, H3CZ posed innocently, as if he had just been having a casual conversation with the viewers the entire time.
Once the pro player started a match and got into a few gunfights however, he noticed something felt off in his gameplay and was very confused about it.
“Hands are cold, hands are cold. Something’s going on. I don’t know,” he said. “What is going on? Wait what did you do? Did you turn aim assist off?”
— Hector Rodriguez (@OpTicH3CZ) October 23, 2018
Perhaps the funniest part about the whole thing comes right at the very end, when Crimsix explains that the speed at which his chat was moving gave something away, at which point H3CZ could be heard hilariously saying “The chat is full of snitches man!”
While friendly banter and pranks can help keep a working environment positive and fun, both H3CZ and Crimsix know that a long and serious competitive season lays before them, as they look to bounce back from the first trophy-less campaign OpTic has had in recent memory.
Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd