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Who won when Crimsix faced off against his OpTic teammates in Black Ops 4?

Published: 30/Oct/2018 13:15 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 13:19

by Matt Porter


Long time OpTic Gaming member Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter got an opportunity to see what it’s like to play against his own team when he faced off against them in the finals of an online tournament.

The American was teaming up with iLLeY and Cellium for a 3v3 Search and Destroy tournament and the trio managed to progress to the grand finals of the competition.

Unfortunately, waiting for them on the other side of the bracket was none other than his current OpTic teammates – Scump, Dashyy and TJHaLy.

Game one ended up being an extremely close affair, with OpTic racing into a 2-0 lead thanks to some impressive plays by captain Seth ‘Scump’ Abner.

The teams traded back and forth throughout the round, with Crimsix and his cohorts winning two round back-to-back to finally take a 5-4 lead, leaving them needing only one round to secure the victory.

OpTic were able to steal the next round from Porter’s squad, leading to a tense Round 11 between Crimsix and his teammates. Cellium was able to pick up both Scump and Dashy in quick succession, leaving Crim to clean up TJHaLy with a cry of: “Let’s go baby!”

Scump and his squad were able to win the second game of the series, but in the end fell to Crimsix, Cellium and iLLeY in the third and final map.

While it was fun to see Crimsix go head-to-head against Scump once again, they’ll need to get on the same page at CWL Las Vegas, the first competitive event of the 2018/19 Call of Duty season.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.