Crimsix
Ian Porter 
United States
OpTic Gaming
Excellent start to loss
April 21, 2018
Crimsix had a hot start in the 3-1 loss to Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of the CWL Seattle Open.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix had a very strong start in this match. He was an incredible slayer in the Round 1 Hardpoint win, leading them from beginning to end. He did not have much Hardpoint time (17 seconds), but his 31 kills were key - he was all over the map, and his strong slaying caused chaos throughout the map, and allowed his teammates to mop up the Hardpoint time. After faltering in the middle rounds, he picked it back up with a solid Round 4 Hardpoint. He was much more balanced in this one than in the first, netting a 31/31 KD and an impressive 1:46 on the objective that led the lobby. He was one of their leaders during their early lead, and kept it up as Ghost Gaming took the lead and the win.
Never found stability in loss
April 21, 2018
Crimsix never found a consistent place in the 3-1 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of the CWL Seattle Open.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix saw some struggles in this one, as he had a hard time getting his footing throughout the match. He did not do himself any favors when he got himself off to a slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint, limping to a 21/32 KD as Team EnVyUs ran away with the round late. They were simply outslayed by Team EnVyUs, and Crimsix was a product of that. After a poor Round 2 Search & Destroy in which he struggled to do anything as Team EnVyUs won in eight games, he put in his best performances in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. He provided the best support to FormaL that any of his teammates gave, netting an 18/18 KD in the round. His 18 kills were second highest on the team, and his aggressive play helped keep Team EnVyUs at bay. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him play well again - he was the best player on his team - but he could not overcome the strong Team EnVyUs performance.
Overcomes unexciting start
April 9, 2018
Crimsix had a poor start, but forgot about it quickly in the 3-1 winner's bracket final win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs, securing their spot in the Grand Final.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was an utterly forgettable round for Crimsix. Not only did they lose the round, but Crimsix saw a ton of struggles in the round. He never was able to get up to par with the strong slaying done by Luminosity Gaming, and his 23/42 KD shows that. It was not the start that Crimsix envisioned. However, he turned it around to put together three strong rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him dominate the early portions of the match, as he and FormaL helped keep them afloat while Luminosity Gaming were flying to start. He had a very consistent showing in the round, finishing with nine kills in 11 games. He was a key part of their three-headed attack, alongside Karma and FormaL. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him have a insane first half showing, netting 14 kills and the team's first flag cap. The second half saw them play more defensive than the first, so his overall performance was neutered a little bit - he finished 22/19. His first-half performance made his entire round a very good one, however. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him run out to a hot start, netting eleven kills before the team hit the 70 point mark. He kept up his strong play, as he finished 43/33 with 1:47 on the objective. He did the yeoman's work for OpTic, leading the team in both kills and Hardpoint time - without his strong play, they certainly do not finish this match in four rounds.
Cracks under pressure at the CWL Stage 1 Championships
April 9, 2018
Crimsix attempted to lockdown FaZe Clan in a double Grand Finals loss at CWL Stage 1 Playoffs, losing both series 3-2.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix did little fundamentally wrong, but FaZe Clan somehow found ways to clutch up insanely uneven odds. H knew he had to shutdown FaZe Clan's aggression with his own blistering SMG, which he pulled off excellently in both respawn by pressuring his rivals on objectives. He was even aware of FaZe Clan's common Search & Destroy tactics. But it wasn't enough. This was best seen in the first Round 2 Search & Destroy on London Docks in Game 8 and Game 11. In both rounds, Crimsix was able to open up the map with a few kills by controlling the area around Statue. Then, when it came down to a 1-vs-3 in OpTic's favor, FaZe Clan pulled off some incredibly risky plays to rip Crimsix.
Lights up Team EnVyUs in Search & Destroy
April 8, 2018
Crimsix brought the heat against an unprepared Team EnVyUs as OpTic Gaming won 3-1 against Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Sometimes Crimsix is called the "Crimbot," and during this series, it was easy to see why. He almost dropped a 40-kill bomb onto Team EnVyUs during Round 1 Hardpoint, ending with an impressive KD of 39/23 by round's end. Crimsix was undoubtedly the star of his own show in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he got the majority of kills on OpTic Gaming, almost half of the team's total to be precise, and ended with a shocking KD of 11/3. He started to falter in Round 3 Capture the Flag, however, for while he got two flag captures and a KD of 18/26, Team EnVyUs managed to turn the tides in their favor for the round during overtime. The tides quickly shuffled back into OpTic Gaming's favor, though, in Round 4 Hardpoint, where Crimsix scored a KD of 23/21 and OpTic Gaming drove nails into the coffin of Team EnVyUs by a 99-point margin.
Nearly bullys Splyce
April 2, 2018
Crimsix tired to control the pace in a 3-2 loss to Splyce in the Loser's Bracket Semifinal at CWL Birmingham, slotting into 4th place at the event.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix went "Crimbot" this series, but that meant little when he had no map control. Splyce was able to rotate around him in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 5 Search & Destroy, negating whatever kills he scores with closer spawns. However, Round 3 Capture the Flag was won thanks to Crimsix. In the first half, he scored an important double kill that shut down a push from Splyce and allowed his team to rally a flag, gaining Scorestreaks in the process.
A strangely average performance against Team EnVyUs
April 2, 2018
Crimsix wasn't his usual, skillful self for whatever reason in OpTic Gaming's 3-1 victory over Team EnVyUs in the Losers Quarterfinals of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix contributed to the OpTic Gaming victory over Team EnVyUs on CWL Birmingham championship Sunday, but he didn't contribute as much as he should have. No one on OpTic was able to stop Team EnVyUs on Round 1 Hardpoint, but Crimsix's performance certainly didn't help, as he wound up with a negative KD of 18/25 and a paltry 23 seconds of hardpoint control time. Crimsix was there to help OpTic answer back to EnVyUs in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but again his KD suffered at 4/7. Crimsix did earn himself a solid round in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he scored a flag capture and a positive KD of 17/14. However, Crimsix's run ended with a whimper in Round 4 Hardpoint, for while OpTic seized the series victory, Crimsix again ended with a negative KD of 31/36.
Incredible start in loss
April 2, 2018
Crimsix had an excellent first round in the 3-2 upper bracket semifinal loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix had his best performance right in the beginning of this match, putting together a near-perfect performance in Round 1 Hardpoint. The team, as a whole, played very well, slaying strongly even when they were losing in the early stages. The slaying ended up being enough to propel them to a win, and Crimsix led the charge. He had a whopping 41 kills in the round, and his consistent slaying kept OpTic Gaming within reach of the lead, and helped them keep it once they got it. He faltered a bit in the next round, netting just one kill through the first five games of Round 2 Search & Destroy. He picked it up late, getting the final kill in games six and game nine, but they lost the round. They were pretty much blown out in Round 3 Capture the Flag, going down 4-0 in the first half before losing 5-0. Crimsix led his team with 20 kills, but Luminosity were virtually unstoppable in the round. He was a key cog in their dominating 250-103 Round 4 Hardpoint win, netting 24 kills. It was truly a four-person effort, with everyone on OpTic Gaming finishing in between 22 and 26 kills. However, the final Round 5 Search & Destroy was a disappointing loss - they only squeaked out one game win in the round.
Decimates on his SMG
March 30, 2018
Crimsix changed up his role for the benefit of his team in a 3-1 win over Team EnVyUs on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix may be known as one of the best AR players in the scene, but he makes an excellent SMG player as well. While the new role allowed Crimsix to slay, it also gave him the vital information needed to make calls for his team as his team's main shotcaller and to set the pace for his team. Crimsix's aggression was especially vital in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint where he and Scump were able to engage Team EnVyUs with ease. Crimsix gave a highlight performance in Round 1 Hardpoint where he was able to win the map thanks to a massive six-kill streak.
Struggles just once in loss
March 30, 2018
Crimsix had plenty of good to take away from the 3-1 win over Evil Geniuses on Day 1 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 3 Capture the Flag was Crimsix's sole poor round. He finished the first half well, hitting the double digit mark, but he faltered in the second half. Evil Geniuses really dominated that half, and Crimsix limped to a 13/19 KD. The rest of his performance was stellar. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him play a big role in icing the round. His best play came late, as he was a big reason why they turned a 150-122 lead to a 250-129 win. He finished 33/22 in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw them go a perfect 6-0 in the round, and it was a total team effort to do so. Crimsix was no exception, filling in the blanks behind a ridiculous 11/0 FormaL performance. He kept it going in the Round 4 Hardpoint win, as he got 31 kills and over one minute on the objective. OpTic Gaming and Crimsix had a near perfect performance in this win outside of the CTF round.
Nearly breaks his oppenents
March 11, 2018
Crimsix bruised Red Reserve, but got countered and fell out of CWL Atlanta in a 3-0 stomp at the losers' semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix continues to be the most consistent source of slaying power for OpTic Gaming, but he was easily outplayed by a hungry Red Reserve. Rated simply outplayed Crimsix by not challenging Crimsix in teamfights, instead Red Reserve focused on conquering the map with spawns. This vital difference put Crimsix on the back foot as it meant Red Reserve could always reinforce a position even while being outslayed. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, for example, Crimsix struggled to chain kills in the second half, even with Scorestreaks as Joee and Joshh hit his flanks.
Holds back in this series
March 10, 2018
Crimsix let his teammates handle the heavy lifting in a 3-0 stomp of Lightning Pandaz on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix didn't have to do much this series. Both Crimsix and Scump made up the engagement core of OpTic Gaming, but with Scump blitzing through every round all Crimsix had to do was scout for his snappy partner. So while Scump got the kills, it was Crimsix calling out Lightning Pandaz' positions that allowed Scump to pre-fire shots. This was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag when Crimsix fell to Proto early on but was able to tag up Proto before falling. This allowed Scump to sweep in mid map to score a game-changing three kills.
Goes for the hero plays
March 10, 2018
Crimsix tried to play hero for OpTic Gaming and actually succeeded in key situations, helping his team score a 3-1 series victory over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix might as well be OpTic Gaming's hero for his risky plays that shouldn't have worked, but did anyway. Crimsix had a good start in Round 1 Hardpoint, where he notched a positive KD of 27/25, but the least hardpoint control time of his team at 24 seconds. Crimsix tried to make the best of a bad situation in Round 2 Search & Destroy with a slightly negative 5/6 KD, but it was not OpTic's round as FaZe Clan took it by a significant margin. Round 3 Capture the Flag was where the hero plays came through for Crimsix, as a very late-game flag capture would finally give OpTic the lead, and his KD of 23/18 certainly didn't hurt matters either. Crimsix was definitely the savior for OpTic Gaming in a high-tension Round 4 Hardpoint, where his extraordinary KD of 43/26 was instrumental in getting the clutch victory by just 10 seconds.
Tries hard to overcome Rise Nation
March 2, 2018
Crimsix did his best to elevate OpTic Gaming to Rise Nation's level, but could not stop the sweep loss on Thursday, during the sixth week of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix went blow for blow with Gunless early on in Round 1 Hardpoint. The match was within reaching distance of OpTic Gaming for roughly half of it, but every push they made it make it close was instantly answered by Rise Nation. OpTic eventually fell to Rise due to their depth stepping up in a big way. Crimsix was okay -- his 23 kills were joint highest, and his 23/23 KD was the only KD not to dip below 1.00 -- but it was not nearly enough for OpTic to overcome Rise. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a similar story. Crimsix (and Karma) did a lot of the work for OpTic, and ground out four game wins for them. However, the high end performance of Gunless and the depth performances from their opponents were too much to handle. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a microcosm of the rest of the match; they were down 3-0 before they could even blink, and the high-end performances from Rise stifled OpTic. The match was virtually over minutes in, and there was nothing Crimsix could do.
Throws Red Reserve around like ragdolls
February 28, 2018
Crimsix bullied Red Reserve around in a bloody 3-1 win on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix destroyed this series. The key playmaker for OpTic Gaming started this series with a vengeance in Round 1 Hardpoint by rushing Red Reserve right off the bat. The absurdly aggressive play allowed OpTic Gaming to snowball the entire map and nearly sweep their opponents. But more than that, Crimsix was excellent with his positioning. He knew when and where to take up positioning. In Round 2 Search & Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont, the "Crimbot" constantly stole the upper balcony over Bomb B to easily and safely gun down Red Reserve for four clean games in a row.
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