The honeymoon period for the new OpTic Gaming Call of Duty players is over after placing 5th/6th at CWL Anaheim 2018.
Sam ‘Larew’ Octane and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni joined the team following the exit of Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper to Luminosity and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow to the sidelines.
Questions had been raised about Methodz after it was made public that he wasn’t one of the first choices for the team, but he won over fans with a fantastic display at the CWL Pro League.
The CWL Atlanta winner helped secure his team five wins and only losses in the first half of Group B, and the team looked confident heading into CWL Anaheim.
The team continued that form in the group stage as they took down Splyce, Envy, Complexity and Conquest to go top of their group. It setup a rematch with Luminosity, ft FormaL in winner bracket round one.
Unlike their 3-0 demolition in the Pro League, OpTic struggled against LG and ended up losing 3-1, meaning they’d need to pull off an incredible loser bracket run to win the event.
After taking down eUnited and Tainted Minds they were left with the challenge of Unilad, a squad that many expected OpTic to walk over.
Unfortunately for the GreenWall fans, it didn’t quite go to plan, losing an intense round 11, despite having the bomb down with four players alive and only three on UNILAD.
With such a passionate set of followers, it comes as no surprise to learn that the mentions of the OpTic players lit up on Twitter as they looked for someone to blame.
Prior to the loss against UNILAD, Methodz had expressed how he felt with a Sponge Bob meme. No doubt following the loss, the Tweets just got worse.
When I have one bad SnD map pic.twitter.com/XrLkG8o7TU
— Anthony Zinni (@Methodz) June 17, 2018
The new OpTic player will get his chance to redeem himself in the second half of the CWL Pro League, and then again at CoD Champs to round out the year. Can OpTic walk away with a win after a season-long drought?