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End of An Era: New OpTic Gaming Call of Duty Roster Officially Announced in Vision

Published: 6/May/2018 15:54 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:16

by Calum Patterson


The end of a storied era for the most successful Call of Duty roster in history has come, as OpTic Gaming announce the departure of Matthew “FormaL” Piper and Damon “Karma” Barlow from the team.

The news was expected, but that will not lessen the blow for many OpTic fans who have grown very familiar with this roster – one of the longest lasting in any esport.


After just over three years, 13 LAN tournament wins and a World Championship in 2017, the four man roster which cemented itself a great dynsasty, is finally over.

Since winning the World Championship last year, the team has suffered from the ‘CoD Champs curse’ – where the winning team from the previous year ultimately falls apart.


The roster of Scump, Crimsix, FormaL and Karma won OpTic Gaming’s first World Championship in 2017

The year did not start poorly for the roster, with a 3rd place at the opening event, but it was their 2nd place finish at the CWL Pro League Stage One Playoffs, that ultimately saw the demise of the team.

After a top 16 placing at the following event, CWL Seattle, the writing was on the wall.


It has now been officially announced in vision, that Former Luminosity player Sam “Octane” Larew will replace the outgoing FormaL. Ex-Team Kaliber player Anthony “Methodz” Zinni also joins, in place of Karma.

For now, Karma’s future is uncertain, and although he has likely received offers from other teams, there are also rumors that he will step away from competing, at least until the release of Black Ops 4.

FormaL has joined Luminosity Gaming, in what is a direct trade for Octane.


OpTic and LG will face off in Division B of the CWL Pro League Stage Two, beginning May 29th (Division A matches start on the 15th).

The New OpTic Gaming CoD Roster

  • Seth “Scump” Abner
  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter
  • Sam “Octane” Larew
  • Anthony “Methodz” Zinni
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How to get free Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card in Warzone

Published: 19/Oct/2020 21:18 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 21:22

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has officially unveiled all the details about the Haunting of Verdansk event coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, and it’s going to be packed with spooky content. To celebrate, Lionsgate is offering special Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed content for the game, and we’ve got the details on how to unlock them.

After being leaked around a week ago, Activision has finally unveiled its Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre crossovers in Warzone. Players will soon be able to purchase bundles based on the two horror franchises in the in-game store for around $20, and they both come with the usual suspects: ew Operators skins, weapon blueprints, emotes, etc.


Players will also be able to get their hands on a couple of items themed around the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise without having to put down any cash or COD points at all if they follow some simple steps.

How to unlock the Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card?

Unlocking these items is simple – you don’t have to do anything within the actual Modern Warfare or Warzone application to earn them. Instead, just get on their computer or mobile device, go to the film franchise’s main website and follow some easy steps in order to get a free emblem and calling card:

  1. Go to texaschainsaw.com
  2. Click the “Proceed” button that pops up near the bottom of the screen.
  3. After the images and text, enter your email where provided.
  4. Click submit.
Texas Chainsaw Warzone
If players want to get their hands on Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items, they’ll have to follow the steps below.

After that point, Activision will send you a code for the emblem and calling card within two weeks. It is interesting to note, however, that the fine print on the website says it’ll be available in-game after November 9, 2020, which would technically be three weeks from the announcement, so it’s unknown what the case actually is.

We also don’t technically have a peek at either the calling card or emblem, so it’s anyone’s best guess as to what it actually looks like in-game. More than likely, it’ll be similar to the image seen on the site – but that’s pure speculation at this point.

We’ll update this article with more details and images when they become available.