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CWL Caster Maven Reveals What FormaL Text Him After Move to Luminosity

Published: 10/May/2018 13:37 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:51

by Calum Patterson


The trade between OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Call of Duty teams saw two of the best main assault rifle players make a direct trade, with 2017 world champion FormaL moving to LG.

Of course, Sam “Octane” Larew went in the opposite direction, and will lineup with OpTic to take on LG and the other teams in Division B of the CWL Pro League Stage Two.

But FormaL, despite his world championship caliber performances over recent years, has found himself doubted by many fans, and outranked by Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat and Octane himself in the AR role.

Partly this comes down to his role fluctuation (FormaL played an SMG role early in the season), but also his performances simply haven’t been as dominant as many have come to expect.

CWL caster Clint “Maven” Evans discussed the OpTic and Luminosity trade on the recent trading shots episode, and revealed that FormaL had texted him saying “it is time to remind people”.

Remind people of what exactly? Well of course that for three years, he has been challenged only by Octane and SlasheR in the AR role, but has come out on top in the end.

“FormaL is not a sweetheart, and I can tell you, he wants to destroy people now.

He texted me right after things went down, he basically text me ‘it’s time to remind people…’. He wants to remind people that he is god. 

Because there has been a little bit of doubt. I think because of the role thing this year, his value was a little bit lower.

I feel like these next three months though, he is going to come out and make sure that there is no question at the end of WWII that he wasn’t the best.

“Will he do it? I don’t know, but if there is one person I wouldn’t want to deal with pissed off, he’s on a short list man. I feel good about this for LG.”

Of course Maven will not have long to wait to be proven correct or incorrect, as FormaL and the LG squad will take on OpTic Gaming in Division B of the Pro League, in what will be easily the most anticipated match of the regular season.

Division B matches begin May 29th, following the conclusion of the first set of Division A matches which begin May 15th.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 18:45

by Albert Petrosyan


Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.


  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.