Maven On FormaL Potentially Leaving OpTic "[He] is going to do everything in his power to destroy OpTic Gaming at its core" - Dexerto
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Maven On FormaL Potentially Leaving OpTic “[He] is going to do everything in his power to destroy OpTic Gaming at its core”

Published: 3/May/2018 16:42 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:08

by DG Goldstein

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CWL commentator Clint ‘Maven’ Evans showed enormous confidence in Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper if he were to potentially play against OpTic Gaming in the future.

With Call of Duty ‘Rostermania’ in full-swing across the entire competitive community, few changes have been questioned more than the possibility of the OpTic Gaming lineup parting ways.

Ever since their formation during the Advanced Warfare season, the roster of FormaL, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow seemingly created a ‘dynasty’ by winning more tournaments than any other squad by a large margin.

After being unable to bring home the CoD Champs trophy during the Black Ops 3 season, OpTic Gaming managed to win the major event on Infinite Warfare in August of 2017, cementing themselves as one of the best teams of all-time.

However, after a slow start to the CoD: WWII season, rumors have been flying around the community regarding a potential major OpTic roster change involving both FormaL and Karma leaving the organization after three years of tenure.

During the 5th episode of the ‘CoD Cast’ hosted by Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, Maven went on to voice his confidence that if FormaL actually does leave OpTic, he will do ‘everything in his power’ to ‘destroy them.’

“He is the only person who will come off that roster, talk shit on the old roster, and make it his mission to destroy them […] FormaL is going to try and destroy OpTic Gaming at its core, and I cannot wait.”

Maven would later make a bet with James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks that FormaL will ‘win Champs on whatever team he is on,’ however, retracted the bet later on in the show.

The full CoD Cast can be viewed below, with Maven’s comments beginning at the 53:26 mark.

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Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

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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.