In recent developments, former Call of Duty teammates, Nadeshot and Crimsix, have found themselves in a dispute once more. A recent episode of the OpTic Dynasty podcast resulted in accusations against Nadeshot, the popular 100 Thieves CEO, claiming his lack of serious commitment during the 2015 Call of Duty Championship. Unsurprisingly, Nadeshot responded with a heated rebuttal to the accusations.
Although both players are now retired from the Call of Duty esports scene, the pair have re-ignited historical tensions online. Their exchange underlines the continuing impact of past events on present relationships among longstanding competitors.
The OpTic Dynasty podcast, uploaded on September 19, stirred controversies across social media platforms. Particularly notorious was a from the stimulus episode in which Crimsix discussed the Advanced Warfare's Champs event. This specific event has, understandably, become the topic of keen interest amongst fans and followers.
This massive tournament saw 32 teams competing for a hefty $1 million prize pool, making it one of the largest console FPS tournaments in the year it was held. Despite being the favorites, OpTic fell to seventh place. According to Crimsix, this disappointing outcome was due to Nadeshot not taking the competition as seriously as required.
Nadeshot and Crimsix enjoyed significant success during their period together in 'Advanced Warfare'. Looking back at their time within the OpTic roster, the duo's statistically winning streak benefited the team substantially. Together, they made a formidable team and contributed significantly to the growth of Call of Duty as an esports game.
In the OG Dynasty podcast, Crimsix gives insights into the dynamics of the team at the time, especially focusing on Nadeshot's approach. 'We had just won four events in a row. Then on travel day, he was like ‘Yeah if we win, I’m gonna donate to charity, it’s a tax writeoff.’ Crimsix recalled.
For Crimsix, winning the Advanced Warfare certainly more than just a financial objective; it was a matter of the team's reputation and prestige. An expression of Nadeshot's nonchalance thus disturbed him profoundly. The incident, according to Crimsix, was so impactful that it continues to resonate even today.
Scump, another veteran player and former teammate, shared Crimsix's sentiment. According to him, Crimsix needed the win, whereas Nadeshot merely wanted it. The difference in their determination towards winning was crystal clear and significantly impacted the dynamics within the team.
The story immediately went viral online, prompting Nadeshot to issue a fervent response on Twitter. He vehemently disputed Crim's accusation, stating that it's a 'truly insane' claim.
Nadeshot postulated that Crimsix had falsely concocted the narrative out of thin air. The 100 Thieves CEO particularly refuted that he would employ winning for tax-cut purposes since he viewed it as incongruent with his values and morals.
Nadeshot’s response emphasized his devotion and enthusiasm for the game, directly contradicting Crimsix’s allegations. He pointed out how the entire situation seems to be an unnecessary fabrication from events that occurred several years ago. Nadeshot argued this outright 'lie' was an attempt to justify Crimsix's average performance during previous championships.
While Nadeshot acknowledged the accomplishment of the OpTic roster after his exit, especially the success they found with the addition of Karma, he vehemently refuted letting Crimsix tarnish his reputation wholly. Nadeshot claims that he was an influential part of building the team alongside several other players, including Hector and Scump, thus feeling the need to protect his contribution to their legacy.
Despite the popularity and success of the OpTic roster after he stepped down, Nadeshot has struggled to separate himself from the narrative that Crimsix and others have built. In his response, Nadeshot firmly asserted that he deeply cared about the success of the team and took pride in the championships he personally contributed to.
Nadeshot elaborated on his reasons for responding in such a heated manner. He emphasized rather than seeking sympathy or validation, he merely wanted to set the record straight about what actually transpired during that time. Seeing Crimsix's manipulative portrayal of events has compelled him to come forward and speak the truth.
Reacting to Nadeshot’s tweets, Crimsix quickly responded, asking to call Nadeshot directly. However, despite the swift interaction, there has been no known resolution between the two at the time of writing. Crimsix has even declined an invitation to join The Flank to share his perspective further.
As the online feud carries on, fans and followers can only monitor the unfoldings in hopes of needful resolution or reach a point where the negative energy deescalates. Whether that will involve the ex-teammates putting this protracted beef to rest or keep it going online, only time will tell.