Veteran Call of Duty pro James ‘clayster’ Eubanks has stated that the new OpTic Gaming Call of Duty roster could be the current number one team but it doesn't sound like it's such plain sailing over at the Luminosity camp.
Clayster, a former OpTic Gaming player himself, currently plies his trade for eUnited and is one of the longest serving members of the competitive Call of Duty scene.
With that in mind, when Clayster makes a claim about another team, player, or other Call of Duty related matter, the community tends to sit up and take notice.
That is exactly what happened when a clip of him discussing the new OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming rosters surfaced on the /r/CoDCompetitive Reddit late on May 24th.
OpTic Gaming made a change to their historic roster following yet another disappointing result at CWL Seattle, replacing Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper with Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.
FormaL moved on to Luminosity Gaming to fill the spot that Octane vacated and fans have been excited to see an intense rivalry between the two teams for the rest of the year. However, Clayster’s comments make it sound like that rivalry will be rather one sided.
“Who looks better in scrims, OG or LG? OG by far, LG’s some booboo now. Nah, OpTic’s the best team in the game right now. Could be online though, could be honeymoon, could be the fact that they’re teeing up for scrims [...]”
High praise indeed for the new OpTic Gaming roster from the 2015 Call of Duty World Champion. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Luminosity are having such a smooth transition.
The true test for both teams will come when Division B gets underway in Sage 2 of the CWL Pro League on May 29th. Luminosity’s first game will be against Clayster and eUnited, while OpTic Gaming will face off with UNILAD. They won’t play each other until the conclusion of that week’s matches on May 31st.
The full clip of Clayster discussing the new rosters, from his point of view, can be found below.