The end of an era for the most successful team in Call of Duty. As Matthew ‘FormaL” Piper and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow have departed from OpTic Gaming.
3 years together, 18 championships. The news was expected but doesn’t make it feel any better.
In Davis ‘Hitch‘ Edwards Vision episode, there is a lot of emotional montages and interviews regarding the situation. and a very sad ending with Hitch announcing he will no longer be doing vision after 4 seasons.
Sam ‘Octane’ Lare comes from Luminosity to replace FormaL, and ex-Team Kaliber player Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni join in place of Karma.
For now, Karma’s future is uncertain, he has said on stream he won’t return this COD.
FormaL has moved on to Luminosity, posting a heartfelt message to fans, his team and addressing the move. You can read it here.
OpTic and LG face off in Division B of the CWL Pro League stage two, beginning May 29th.