The split of the OpTic Gaming Call of Duty roster has sent shockwaves through the community, with FormaL's move to LG being the first change announced officially.
FormaL undoubtedly cemented himself as one of the top main assault rifle (AR) players in Call of Duty over the last three years, culminating in his victory at the Call of Duty World Championship in 2017.
He also won MVP at the tournament, and no one could argue it was undeserved, as his incredible stat lines combined with smart plays and teamwork were second to none.
But of course, after OpTic experienced a bumpy 2018 season with the release of Call of Duty: WWII, the writing was on the wall for the roster, despite its dynastic performances over the years.
FormaL has now released a statement to the community, addressing his former teammates, the 'Greenwall', and his hopes for the future on LG.
I've joined LG with Jkap, Slacked, and John.
To the Greenwall; I'd first like to thank anyone who is part of the support system that OpTic had throughout my time on the team. Every event I went to for the past three years was truly humbling with the amount of support shown. I'm glad to have put on a show for you all, and it was a blast playing in front of you. I want to apologize as well, I can only imagine how hard these past months have gone for you, watching your favorite team slowly rip apart in front of you. Even then, we still received support when we didn't deserve it. At every Scuf signing during our events, you always made us seem like we really meant a lot to you, and I just wanted to make it clear that you meant a lot to us.
To my former teammates; That was quite a ride, three years ago when we made this team I know we had high expectations, but we really did achieve some great things together. I think we all agree that we won't forget some of the times we had together, and wow we won Champs, we did it. I know we will have some insane matches against each other for the rest of our careers. Hector, thanks for always going out of your way to make sure your players were happy to be in your organization. Thank you for believing in me three years ago and giving me that opportunity.
Why the change? We had a frustrating amount of team issues, and something needed to be changed. All four of us are winners, with championship expectations, and consistently falling short of that goal we sensed change was coming. I think this change will benefit everyone involved, and all four of us as players will be happier and perform better.
Moving forward; I will now be competing under Luminosity Gaming alongside Jkap, Slacked, and John. I am so excited for this, and hopefully we can bring home some championships to close out WWII and continue into Black Ops 4. To all of my fans who have supported me over the years, I hope you'll join me on this new journey with LG, your support means more to me than you'll ever know. You guys motivate me to be the best that I can, every time I step on stage.
Thank you for reading.
Whether portions of the Greenwall will move their support of FormaL over to Luminosity will be interesting to see, as some OpTic fans are notoriously loyal - but others are more inclined to follow their favorite players.
Both OpTic Gaming and Luminosity will face off in Division B of the CWL Pro League Stage Two, with the matches beginning on May 29th. Division A begins May 15th.