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If You Aren’t Sad About OpTic CoD Potentially Splitting Up, Then Just Watch This

Published: 4/May/2018 20:42 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Albert Petrosyan


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.

Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is one of the players that has been heavily linked to be leaving OpTic


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.

Image: Chris Bet

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett


A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
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NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

Screenshot showing Twitch channel and their followers
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NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.