Scump and Crimsix speak out on conflict with OpTic J ahead of potential Immortals buyout - Dexerto
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Scump and Crimsix speak out on conflict with OpTic J ahead of potential Immortals buyout

Published: 1/Jun/2019 0:14 Updated: 1/May/2020 15:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming Call of Duty pro player Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner has dropped a cryptic hint about the organization’s falling out their President and COO Ryan ‘OpTic J’ Musselman. 

It has been a tumultuous past several weeks for OpTic Gaming and its members, to say the least, as the org could face extinction if parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment get purchased by Immortals.

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There have been rumors that OpTic J, now the President of Infinite’ had a falling out with his former peers at OpTic, and could potentially play a role in leading the Green Wall to its doom.

These rumors were only further intensified when Scump was heard making mention of J on teammate Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell’s Twitch stream

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“OpTic J tried to Thanos us,” he said. “Should I tweet that? That’s a good tweet. ‘OpTic J tried to Thanos us’ – that’s a good one.”

He reiterated this point by making a nearly identical comment in the official Call of Duty Twitch stream chat, in front of over 10,200 viewers.

Scump was making a reference to Thanos, the ultimate villain of Marvel’s Avengers film series, who managed to eliminate half of the population in the universe with a single snap of his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.

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While his message was cryptic in terms of details, it certainly confirmed that things were far from right between OpTic and J, and that the COO had, in fact, tried to cause damage to the Call of Duty team in some way.

In the same Twitch clip, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter was heard saying “he really did” in response to Scump’s comment about J.

Crimsix decided to take it even a step further by resubscribing to Dashy’s channel and including the message “Can we get a ‘F*** J’ in the chat please?” As expected everyone in the chat obliged and began to spam the message.

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J’s falling out with OpTic

This is hardly the first time that OpTic J has been spoken about in such way. On May 28, the infamous Call of Duty insider known as the CoDBurner published a post in which he made similar claims.

“J is a snake and is trying to save his own skin and work for Immortals,” the mysterious informant wrote on Reddit.

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While he did not go as far as the CoDBurner, OpTic CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez strongly hinted that a falling out had taken place between him and J by recently saying that the last time the pair had exchanged texts was back in March of 2018.

That’s saying a lot, especially considering that the two have led OpTic since the day of its founding and J continues to play an integral role in the organization’s management.

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.
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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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