The Call of Duty esports scene has been awash with conversations about all important gentlemen’s agreements over the last week or so. Conversations surrounding GAs revolve around how teams are having to deal with a constantly changing rulebook without warning, and pros are now publicly commenting on those effects.
Earlier this week The Loadout reported that Atlanta FaZe’s Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr finds these changes “really frustrating”. The number of guns that players were having to scrim with was affecting their performance with the AUG being the latest gun to be banned by GAs. Now Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has also commented on the situation and admitted he has used tools against GA’s without other players even noticing.
“Six-seven GAs created this past month. It’s so bad that we’ve literally been throwing scrims so the AUG would stay in. And I was using Auto Single Sprint for two days and they lost their minds. But all of this is beside the point. We GA’d a setting that no one can prove, can’t be restricted, and is game-changing. But the pros seem to think they can trust the 55 individuals in the league for a combined total of $4.9 million over the next two months.”
The professional CoD player follows on from this comment on Twitter saying, “Auto Single Sprint. It was an experiment. It took 35 maps for someone to even say ANYTHING about it. The average view time per player in a match might be 5-10mins. But don’t worry guys I took it off. Source: just trust me lol.”
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— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) July 9, 2020
Crimsix blames the ban on this clip from another pro, Doug ‘Censor’ Martin which features the caption “We’re allowing this gun in competitive??”. The clip shows the Censor use the AUG to take out five enemies within the 26 seconds of video. Censor responds to this accusation, questioning if the clip really was the source of the ban, to which Crimsix responds, “Within 90 mins of you posting that clip, it was gone”.
It’s inevitable that these conversations about GAs will continue as long as these agreements exist, so we can expect to hear more opinions on them soon. Until then you can watch the Call of Duty League’s matches this weekend (July 10-12) over on its YouTube channel.