CDL 2020: Crimsix Dallas Empire Player Profile For Call of Duty League 2020

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Ian "Crimsix" Porter is a main AR for the Dallas Empire. The 26-year-old American will feature as part of the Dallas franchise in the Call of Duty League (CDL) 2020 Season.

Crimsix is best known for being a two-time World Champion and part of two of the biggest dynasties in the esport's history - compLexity and OpTic Gaming.


Originally starting out in Halo: Reach, Crimsix transitioned to Call of Duty during Black Ops 2. He is also currently the winningest player in Call of Duty history, with 32 major tournament wins and has earned almost $800,000 in prize money.

Here's Crimsix's player profile for the CDL 2020 season.

CDL 2020 Season

For the debut season of the Call of Duty League, Crimsix will be a part of the Dallas Empire - the team consists of:

  • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler "Huke" Garland
  • Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal
  • Ian "Crimsix" Porter
  • James "Clayster" Eubanks

With the CDL 2020 season yet to start, no offline tournaments have taken place yet. However, Crimsix has played in a number of online tournaments with the Dallas Empire.


In total they have won six tournaments and collected $11,400 so far across GameBattles, UMG Gaming and CheckMate


Major Achievements

The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.

Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.

Game Event Date Place Prize Team
BO4Call of Duty World League Championship 201918-08-20193rd$140,000OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs21-07-20197th-8th$18,750OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL Pro League 201905-07-20191st-2nd$84,375OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL Anaheim 201916-06-20193rd$50,000OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL London 201905-05-20193rd$50,000OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL Fort Worth 201917-03-20199th-12th$0OpTic Gaming
BO4CWL Las Vegas Open 201909-12-20181st$100,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICall of Duty World League Championship 201819-08-201817th-24th$12,500OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2 Playoffs29-07-20187th-8th$10,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 219-07-20181st-2nd$12,500OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Anaheim Open 201817-06-20185th-6th$8,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Seattle Open 201822-04-201813th-16th$0OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 1 Playoffs08-04-20182nd$120,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Birmingham Open 201801-04-20184th$16,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 122-03-20183rd-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Atlanta Open 201811-03-20185th-6th$8,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL New Orleans Open 201814-01-20189th-12th$0OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Dallas Open 201810-12-20173rd$32,000OpTic Gaming
IWCall of Duty World League Championship 201713-08-20171st$200,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2 Playoffs30-07-20171st$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 223-07-20171st-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Anaheim Open 201718-06-20177th-8th$4,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs28-05-20174th$40,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 114-05-20171st-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Dallas Open 201719-03-20171st$80,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Paris Open 201719-02-20171st$40,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Atlanta Open 201712-02-20172nd$48,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Las Vegas Open 201718-12-20165th-6th$4,000OpTic Gaming
BO3Call of Duty World League Championship 201604-09-20167th-8th$50,000OpTic Gaming
BO3MLG Orlando Open 201607-08-20161st$40,000OpTic Gaming
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs17-07-20165th-8th$16,000OpTic Gaming
BO3MLG Anaheim Open 201612-06-20161st$40,000OpTic Gaming
BO3ESWC 201608-05-20161st$20,000OpTic Gaming
BO3Crown Melbourne Invitational06-03-20161stA$30,000OpTic Gaming
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs03-04-20161st$66,000OpTic Gaming
BO3UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament14-02-20165th-8th$3,500OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Washington DC 201506-09-20151st$24,000OpTic Gaming
AWGfinity Summer Championship 201502-08-20152nd$25,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Dallas 201502-07-20152nd$10,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoffs07-06-20151st$30,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG California 201517-05-20151st$16,000OpTic Gaming
AWGfinity Spring Masters 201510-05-20151st$15,000OpTic Gaming
AWESWC 201503-05-20151st$20,000OpTic Gaming
AWCall of Duty Championship 201529-03-20157th$35,000OpTic Gaming
AWCall of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final08-03-20151st$5,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs22-02-20151st$30,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Orlando 201504-01-20151st$15,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Columbus Open 201430-11-20142nd$6,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsESWC 201426-10-20141st$12,500Evil Geniuses
GhostsUMG Nashville 201412-10-201413th-16th$0Evil Geniuses
GhostsGfinity 303-08-20145th-8th$0Evil Geniuses
GhostsMLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs22-06-20141st$25,000Evil Geniuses
GhostsMLG X Games Invitational 201408-06-20143rd$0Evil Geniuses
GhostsUGC Niagara 201404-05-20141st$10,000compLexity
GhostsMLG CoD League 2014 Season 1 Playoffs13-04-20141st$7,000compLexity
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 201430-03-20141st$400,000compLexity
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 2014 US Regional Final09-03-20142nd$0compLexity
GhostsUMG Philadelphia 201405-01-20141st$10,000compLexity
GhostsMLG Fall Championship 201324-11-20131st$20,000compLexity
BO2ESWC 201303-11-20131st$10,000compLexity
BO2MLG Fall Invitational 201319-10-20131st$10,000compLexity
BO2Gfinity 213-10-20131st$30,000compLexity
BO2MLG PAX Prime Invitational 201314-08-20132nd$2,500compLexity
BO2UMG Atlanta 201311-08-20131st$7,500compLexity
BO2Gfinity London 201314-07-20131st$30,000compLexity
BO2MLG Spring Championship 201330-06-20131st$20,000compLexity
BO2Call of Duty Championship 201307-04-20134th$100,000compLexity
BO2MLG Winter Championship 201317-03-20134th$4,000compLexity
BO2UMG Chicago 201230-12-20122nd$1,500compLexity




Team History

  • Dallas Empire - Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY, Clayster (October 2019 - Present)
  • OpTic Gaming -  NaDeSHoT, Scump, FormaL, Enable, Karma, Octane, Methodz, Dashy, TJHaly (November 2014 - October 2019)
  • Evil Geniuses - ACHES, TeePee, Karma, Dedo (May - November 2014)
  • compLexity - ACHES, TeePee, FEARS, TuQuick, Clayster, Karma (December 2012 - May 2014)
  • Quantic Gaming (November - December 2012)
  • Evil (2009)


Crimsix's History

Black Ops 2


Crimsix has competed in online Call of Duty since COD4 and his stint in Halo: Reach did not produce the success he desired.

He quickly noticed the rising popularity in Call of Duty events and decided to take it more seriously.

His first venture was a success, teaming with ACHES, TeePee and FEARS under compLexity, they placed first in the Machinima Frag Cup IV.

The team's first offline event saw them finish second at UMG Chicago 2012. They replaced FEARS with TuQuick for the MLG Winter Championship and COD Champs 2013, where they finished fourth in both competitions.

The next change saw TuQuick make way for Clayster, starting the compLexity dynasty.

The first big event was the MLG Spring Championship 2013, where the current World Champions Impact were dethroned, with compLexity finishing first.

The "Impact Killers" started one of the most dominant dynasties in Call of Duty esports history - Crimsix and his team went on to win 6 championships that season.



The team went on to win the first event of the year before Clayster was dropped due to issues within the team and added Karma to the lineup.

The team won UMG Philadelphia before coming second at the US Regional Final, ending a five tournament winning streak.

They soon bounced back to win the next three tournaments, including COD Champs 2014; securing Crimsix's first World Championship.

The compLexity squad was then bought by Evil Geniuses, where they started to go through a dry patch, only winning the MLG Anaheim International Playoffs in the next four tournaments.

After Gfinity 3, Karma left the team due to internal conflict and was traded with FaZe Dedo.

The team won the final event of the year, ESWC 2014, before disbanding.


Advanced Warfare

Advanced Warfare was undoubtedly the most successful year for OpTic and Crimsix as they claimed nine titles during the season; a personal best for the organisation and himself.

The team parted ways with Clayster and ProoFy in order to pick up Crimsix and FormaL. They dominated the competition, winning 3/4 tournaments before champs. However, it didn't go to plan once COD Champs 2015 came around, as they placed seventh.

It was at this point that NaDeSHoT decided to retire and the team acquired Karma; Scump was promoted to captain.

With this change, the team won six titles (including the World Finals) and placed second on three other occasions. Crimsix ended the year as the most winningest player in Call of Duty history; a record that still stands today.


Black Ops 3


The team made no roster changes and continued to dominate in Black Ops 3. Again they acquired five titles in various regions including North America, Europe and Australia.

Despite another dominant year and coming into COD Champs 2016 as favourites, they again fell short, placing in the top eight.

Infinite Warfare

Despite plenty of rumours about roster changes, the team continued to squad up heading into the final jetpack Call of Duty.

It wasn't a glorious start, finishing top six at Las Vegas and second at Atlanta, but they were quickly back on track as they went on to win back-to-back championships at Dallas and Paris.

It was a rocky road after that, a fourth-place finish at the Pro League Stage 1 playoffs and a top-eight at Anaheim left many wondering if their time had come.

Nevertheless, the team continued on as they placed first at the Stage 2 playoffs. But the real tournament began two weeks later at COD Champs 2017.


OpTic entered as the favourites, sweeping their group 3-0. It was looking like their year until the eClassico arrived in the winners final against Envy; they were sent to the lower bracket.

A quick 3-0 on Luminosity meant they were back for revenge in the Grand Final, beating Envy 3-1 and 3-0 to win COD Champs.


After such a high, it was no surprise that the team would stick together for the next iteration of COD, as the franchise returned to boots on the ground.

A promising 3rd place at the first event in Dallas gave the impression that another successful year was ahead. However, it wasn't meant to be and the best the team could manage was second at the Pro League Stage 1 playoffs.

Seattle was the final nail in the coffin, their top sixteen placement spelt time for change - Karma was benched and FormaL left for Luminosity to make way for Octane and Methodz.

Despite the change, it didn't work out overall as they fell to an all-time low with a top twenty-four placing at COD Champs 2018.


Black Ops 4

The fourth instalment of the Black Ops franchise looked to be a return to form for OpTic. Karma was brought back into the team, as well as replacing Octane and Methodz with Dashy and TJHaly.

The first place at Las Vegas looked like the jump start OpTic needed to get back to winning ways. However, they were quickly brought back down to earth as the team lacked practice and became overconfident - finishing top twelve at Fort Worth.

It was third place for the Greenwall at both London and Anaheim and finished up the regular season top of their pro league group.

Top eight was all that they could manage at the Pro League playoffs, but it didn't hinder their spirits as they looked unstoppable at COD Champs 2019. Unfortunately, two quickfire losses to eUnited and 100 Thieves in the final stages of the competition left them with a third-place finish once again.

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91