Octane Explains Why He Thinks Luminosity Have Struggled With FormaL On the Roster - Dexerto
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Octane Explains Why He Thinks Luminosity Have Struggled With FormaL On the Roster

Published: 19/Jul/2018 21:03 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:55

by Calum Patterson

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Former Luminosity player, Sam “Octane” Larew, discussed briefly why his former team have struggled in the CWL Pro League, since he was replaced on the roster by Matthew “FormaL” Piper.

Octane moved to OpTic Gaming in a straight swap for FormaL mid way through the 2018 WWII season, but one team has faired considerably better than the other since the transfer.

Luminosity’s performance took an immediate dip after the trade, but many fans and even the players themselves attributed it to having to ‘relearn’ the game as a team.

As their performances have continued to be poor however, failing to qualify for the Stage Two playoffs, Octane believes it comes down to FormaL not being the most suitable replacement for him on the team.

During a desk segment at the MLG Arena, Octane was asked by host Rich Campbell where he thought it was going wrong for his previous teammates.

“I think they had just such a slow start, that you get that ‘we need to win’ mentality. Sometimes it’s good, depending on the team, but if you have that in the back of your head that ‘if we lose this, we are done for’, then that can kill a team. I think that’s what happened.”

He also affirms that because FormaL’s play style as an AR is so different to his own, the replacement was not best suited to Luminosity.

“It had to have been [that reason]. I left the team, and they declined.”

Octane later took to Twitter to explain that he misspoke slightly and didn’t completely finish his thought, saying “I didn’t mean it like that.”

Whatever LG’s issues, they now have less than a month to do their best to resolve them, before the World Championship begins on August 15.

Despite their Pro League performance, they have shown they are capable of playing well in a tournament setting, managing 3rd place at the last major open, CWL Anaheim – OpTic placed 5-6th.

If they can find the momentum they conjured up at Anaheim and fine tune their mistakes, they undoubtedly still have a talented enough roster to go very far at Champs.

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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. 

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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.