The Call of Duty League (CDL) is currently in its off-season and while no matches are taking place, several franchises have made changes to their roster ahead of the Call of Duty: Vanguard season that's expected to begin in early 2022. One of the notable changes made involved three-time world champion Ian "Crimsix" Porter departing the Dallas Empire.
While searching for a new place to call home for the 2022 season, the North American veteran claimed that the Los Angeles Guerrillas preferred building around Anthony "Methodz" Zinni as he was a cheaper option for the franchise. Much to his annoyance, Crim shared his side of the story.
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LA Guerrillas Wanted Methodz Over Crimsix
Having claimed that the Guerrillas were one of the franchises that overpaid its players, General Manager of the franchise, Alex Rubens, weighed in on the conversation calling on the player to stop calling out the owners that only pay players the bare minimum. Crim answered back, calling on "everyone else" to condemn the practice being performed by some teams.
To add even more fuel to the fire, the former Dallas Empire star claimed that the Guerrillas wanted to build its 2022 roster around Methodz rather than himself. "You thought it would be better to go build with Zinni as well as it being cheaper than to build around me." The discussion then spilled to Reddit, where Rubens claimed that he had "zero idea" about what Crimsix was referencing before the world champ hit back stating that he "remembers it vividly."
The Call of Duty legend also reveals that his conversations with LA were the first time he realised that he could be forced into an early retirement which he described as "terrifying."
What Team Is Crimsix Joining?
No official destination for Crimsix has been confirmed after becoming a restricted free agent at the end of the 2021 season. Rumours are currently pointing towards a reunion with former Complexity teammate James "Clayster" Eubanks as part of the New York Subliners.
For the latest CDL roster news, check out our dedicated hub containing all of the confirmed and rumoured changes.