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FormaL vs OpTic Gaming: Grudge Match at the CWL Pro League – Preview

Published: 31/May/2018 18:44 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Albert Petrosyan


The grudge match that the entirety of the competitive Call of Duty community has been breathlessly waiting for has finally arrived.

Luminosity Gaming will meet OpTic Gaming at the CWL Pro League Stage 2, but more importantly, LG player Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper will face his former teammates for the first time since leaving the Green Wall.

Anticipation for this match was set in motion the moment that FormaL left OpTic for LG in what will likely go down as the most publicized roster move in CoD esports history.

He has been replaced by former LG player Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, who too will be facing his former team in this heavyweight matchup as well.

After the roster moves were officially announced, several pro players and community insiders, including CWL caster Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, warned the rest of the field that the move would greatly inspire FormaL, making him a dangerous force for the remainder of the season.

Now FormaL will look to put this new will to win on display against his former teammates Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, with whom he had spent the previous 3+ years competing, winning 18 major trophies in the process, including his first and only World Championship in 2017.

They have all since publicly stated that they continue to be friends, despite no longer being part of the same organization. 

However, once they are on the opposite sides of the main stage, they will regard each other as nothing but rivals and enemies, cursed by the sheer desire to defeat each other and prove themselves superior.

With OpTic (2-0) and LG (2-1) both being favorites to qualify for the Playoffs, this match will be an early test for both teams and a chance to establish a niche high up the Division B standings.

This match is scheduled to take place at 3:30 PM PST / 6:30 PM EST. For all scores, schedules, rosters, standings, and live-stream, make sure to visit our dedicated CWL Pro League Stage 2 hub.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.