Crimsix has smashed another milestone.
The former compLexity man continues to set the bar higher in the Call of Duty scene, as he bagged his 30th Major title in Dallas.
Black Ops 2
Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter was originally a Halo star but transferred to Call of Duty and linked up with compLexity on Black Ops 2.
His first Major tournament win came in the Frag Cup IV, a monstrous online tournament which attracted 1,814 teams in North America. In the Grand Final, compLexity – then featuring Crimsix, Aches, Teepee and FEARS – defeated JuKeD.
In his first three Major offline tournaments he placed 2nd, 4th and 4th, with the latter being Crimsix’s CoD Championship debut.
Fast forward two months and with the help of latest recruit Clayster, Crimsix lifted his first title at the MLG Spring Championship 2013.
Crimsix would go on to win 11 titles with compLexity across BO2 and Ghosts, including his one and only Call of Duty Championship Ring.
American powerhouse Evil Geniuses acquired the compLexity, but almost immediately they began to show signs of slowing down: 3rd place at the X Games denied Crimsix an X Games Gold and a trip to London for Gfinity III saw him drop out of the top 4 for the first time ever.
The team finished on a high as they wrapped up their second successive ESWC title in Paris, France, after a brief period of poor results.
It was the end of an era as the compLexity & EG dynasty called time, with Crimsix packing his bags for greener pastures and linking up with a new-look OpTic Gaming.
Crimsix’s OpTic debut fell slightly short of expectations – losing to former team mate Aches’s FaZe Clan in the Grand Final.
2015 began the start of the OpTic Gaming dynasty, as they scooped their first title in Orlando.
Back to back titles saw OpTic Gaming installed as World Champions-elect but a bitter defeat at the Call of Duty Championship meant another year without a second ring for Crimsix.
Change was in the air and Nadeshot, widely regarded as the face of OpTic Gaming, hung up his controller. In his place came Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow – the only player (at the time) with two World Championship rings, brought in and tasked with helping OG finally secure the biggest prize of all.
The new team enjoyed a trophy laden season on Advanced Warfare including yet another win at ESWC, as well as an X Games Gold Medal to add to his mounting trophy collection.
Black Ops 3
Come Black Ops 3 and after a slightly slow beginning, OpTic Gaming soon found themselves back on top. Four consecutive titles, including Crimsix’s fourth ESWC title and his first Championship in Australia, once again led to world title expectations for Crimsix and the star studded OpTic Gaming team.
A final victory in Orlando before CoD Champs saw Crimsix pick up his 28th Major title, with a second World Championship set to be his 29th.
Once again though, Crimsix and OpTic Gaming faltered at the final hurdle. Another year of success boiled down to just a top 8 finish and Crimsix’s quest for a second Championship, and the first for OpTic Gaming, was pushed back yet another year.
After a trademark slow start to tournament life, OpTic Gaming finally captured their first title of Infinite Warfare in Paris, France, as Crimsix won his fifth consecutive ESWC title.
OpTic then made it two in a row for the first time since mid 2016 with their win in Dallas – Crimsix’s 29th Offline title and 30th Major title in all.
A hard fought Grand Final saw the GreenWall overcome new kids on the block, eUnited, to earn a well deserved first title on North American soil since MLG Orlando in July of last year.
Crimsix continues to be the scene’s highest achieving Pro, with 5 ESWC titles, an X Games Gold, a Call of Duty Championship ring, and countless MLG and UMG titles along the way.
When will the Crimsix story end? For now, his eye is on one prize – this year’s Call of Duty Championship.
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