OpTic's Crimsix roasts TJHaLy's Specialist skills in Black Ops 4, and TJ fires back - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Crimsix roasts TJHaLy’s Specialist skills in Black Ops 4, and TJ fires back

Published: 12/Apr/2019 0:01 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 0:02

by Albert Petrosyan


In the competitive Call of Duty community, not even teammates are safe from being on the end of some smack-talk, as proven by OpTic Gaming‘s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly. 

Crimsix roasts TJ while using Ruin

Crimsix decided to stream some Black Ops 4 League Play on April 11, choosing to use the Ruin Specialist in a match of Hardpoint on Frequency. 

Midway through the game, Crim used the Ruin’s Grapple Gun to pull off a masterpiece of a combination, getting four quick eliminations in the Hardpoint. 

He followed that up with a quick reaction use of the Grav Slam on another two enemy players, bringing his kill-streak up to six, after which he blew off some steam by throwing shade at his teammate TJHaLy.

“See what’s so hard about that Teej?” he yelled out. “Play a whole fucking map and he doesn’t even do that one time! It’s unbelievable!”

The reason why Crimsix directed those comments at TJ was not because they were playing in the same match, because they weren’t, but rather because TJ is OpTic’s main Ruin player during scrims and official matches, and Crim did not shy away from sharing his opinions about the job that his teammate had been doing.

TJ fires back at Crimsix on Twitter

Crimsix ended up tweeting out the clip and putting a caption that playfully suggested he should be OpTic’s new Ruin player. Inevitably, this caught the attention of TJ, who fired back with his own comment: “We saw you on sub last year.”

TJ, of course, was referring to Crimsix’s performances using an SMG weapon during the previous WWII season, a campaign in which OpTic failed to win any major tournaments for the first time in years.

Crim, recognizing that he had reached a stalemate against his teammate, offered a simple truce by putting a popular Twitter GIF to good use.

Is there truth in these jokes?

While no one is doubting that both players’ intentions in this encounter were simply some playful banter between two teammates, there has been heavy talk in recent days that OpTic could indeed make some role changes before the upcoming CWL London major tournament. 

The infamous and mysterious insider known as the CoDBurner has hinted multiple times that a role swap is on the books, and the players themselves have been heard discussing it on streams.

If OpTic do end up making role changes, they’ll have to get accustomed to the new roles fast, as they will be facing 100 Thieves, Enigma6 Group, and Team Reciprocity at CWL London in less than a month. 

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.