Red Reserve Call of Duty pros Matthew 'Skrapz' Marshall and Rhys 'Rated' Price traded a number of personal shots following the announcement of the CWL London pools.
The future of the Red Reserve organization has been up in the air since February 9, with a ton of personnel leaving different arms of the team. They have remained as part of the Call of Duty Pro League throughout the period - despite rumors they may sell up.
After weeks of speculation, Skrapz announced on April 1 that he had become a restricted free agent and was free to begin discussions with other squads. However, he has been unable to move prior to April 5, the date on which the current roster lock would be lifted.
With the conclusion of the cross-divisional portion of the Pro League, teams found out their fate for CWL London's pool play stage. Rated tweeted his joy at the draw around Pool C - which will include eUnited, Red Reserve, Team Envy and Evil Geniuses.
The Welshman stated that the draw for the pool “couldn’t have gone better” and while he doesn’t know exactly what team he’ll be playing for, he’ll get to play the “biggest yes man in the scene” - although he refrained from naming who he was talking about.
don’t know which team I’ll be on In C yet but I get to play the biggest yes man in the scene cannot wait.— Rhys Price (@Rated_COD) April 5, 2019
Rumors have suggested that Skrapz is set to join Team Envy once the roster lock is lifted, yet his reply to Rated's celebration may have poured cold water over that move.
Skrapz took issue with the set of tweets seemingly aimed in his direction, replying: “Yes man? You best hope you get on Envy, otherwise, you’re on a flight back home. Good luck fella.”
you’re the fakest guy in the scene relax yourself little boy, you couldn’t get above T12 before I gave you the biggest blessing of your life I’ll be just fine without you.— Rhys Price (@Rated_COD) April 5, 2019
The reply from Skrapz sparked an even bigger, and more personal exchange, as Rated shot straight back by calling Skrapz the “fakest guy in the scene,” and that he’ll be “just fine” without playing alongside Marshall after "blessing" him this year.
“I blessed you with a league spot this year because we wouldn’t have even qualified if I wasn’t about!,” replied Skrapz. “I got myself where I am today. Was fun playing with you until I told you I didn’t wanna play with you.”
I blessed you with a league spot this year because we wouldn’t have even qualified if I wasn’t about haha! I got my self where I am today. Was fun playing with you until I told you I didn’t wanna play with you 👊— skrapz (@skrapzg) April 5, 2019
While the pair traded personal blows, they finished up by debating roster moves - including questioning what each other had said regarding potential transfers.
Rated continued his 'yes man' description of Skrapz, as he said: “You never told me you weren’t playing with me, you told me you were, just like you told everyone else. Like I said, you’re just a yes man.”
Skrapz disputed that retort by stating: “I told you if Envy wanted me and you to go there I would have played with you. [Good Luck] with everything.”
I told you if envy wanted me and you to go there I would have played with you. GL with everything.— skrapz (@skrapzg) April 5, 2019
It remains to be seen just who the pair will be playing for once CWL London rolls around on May 3. One thing that is clear, is that if they do lock horns on home soil, it’s set to be a heated personal match-up regardless of who they play for.