Since coming together in 2015, OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty roster has established itself to be the greatest in the history of the esport.
Often referred to as a dynasty, the quartet of Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Mathew ‘FormaL’ Piper, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow have won numerous championships across the Advanced Warfare, Black Ops 3, and Infinite Warfare titles, including the coveted CWL Championship in 2017.
Unfortunately, the current CWL season for CoD: WWII has not been so kind to OpTic as it has been mired with underachievement and internal struggles when held up to the team’s lofty standards.
Their recent top-16 finish at CWL Seattle, which is their worst placement since the roster was formed, has led to massive rumors that roster changes are coming before the May 7th roster lock.
There is heavy talk around the community that at least one and potentially all four members of the team are set to leave, which would result in the most publicized roster change(s) in CoD RosterMania history.
With OpTic having, by far, the biggest fan-base in CoD esports, such a change would also send a shockwave that would likely inspire heavy reactions and feedback.
A video has been posted on the YouTube channel ‘Semtexable’ that pays tribute to the OpTic CoD dynasty in anticipation of the roster’s breakup.
The video, which starts off with OpTic losing to Luminosity in the CWL Seattle Loser’s Bracket, also includes some of the best moments the roster has experienced, including scenes from their run to their first ever CWL Championship in 2017.
If anyone is not yet saddened by the prospect of the team potentially splitting up, they most likely will after watching this tribute.
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