Toronto Ultra’s Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni took a shot at OpTic Gaming Los Angeles and their winless start to the 2020 Call of Duty League, but former world champion Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat came right back at him.
Trash talk goes hand-in-hand with the professional Call of Duty scene, but if you come at one of the all-time greats, you’d better not miss.
During a March 3 stream of Modern Warfare, Chicago Huntsmen star Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper was streaming his warmups in Ground War with several other pro players in a call.
With too many players for a 5v5 match, someone had to be dropped, and Ultra’s Methodz suggested that perhaps the decision should be made on current Call of Duty League standings.
“It’s funny because some players being kept have zero CDL points.” When someone asked him to name players, Zinni replied, “I don’t want to do it but I will, Austin [SlasheR] has zero CDL points.”
Barely a second passed before the 2016 World Champion fired back. “At least I have ten times your earnings,” SlasheR replied, prompting a surprised response from the group.
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There is some truth to both of their points. OpTic LA have gotten off to a very slow start, having not yet won a series in CDL. SlasheR is one of the scene’s highest all-time earners, ranking sixth all-time on the with over $623,370.
But Methodz made it clear that the past is the past, and that he’s focused on the now. “Everybody’s freaking out but the past is the past, and all I know is I got some [CDL] points alright? So you can say “ohhhh” all you want but I’m happy with where I am in life, fuck you.”
Unfortunately, it will be some time before the two players face off after this little bit of banter, as OGLA and Toronto Ultra aren’t scheduled to be at the same event until week 7 of CDL, at the Florida Home Series in April.
Both teams will look to have improved their forms by then, as the two rosters sit in the bottom two of the league’s standings. Ultra are next-to-last with a 1-5 record, while OGLA are in dead last at 0-4.
OpTic will look to pick up their first win against a potentially new-look LA Guerrillas at their shared LA home series on March 7-8, which you can follow along with our coverage hub here.