FormaL Releases Statement Following Departure from OpTic Gaming to Join Luminosity - Dexerto
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FormaL Releases Statement Following Departure from OpTic Gaming to Join Luminosity

Published: 6/May/2018 19:06 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Calum Patterson

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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.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby

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The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 


If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.