Sam ‘Octane’ Larew reminded everyone of why OpTic Gaming was so keen to sign him during the team’s CWL Pro League match against compLexity Gaming, and he wasn't even using his normal weapon of choice.
Octane started the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare season as a part of Luminosity Gaming and found a great deal of success during his time there, including a win at CWL Anaheim and a third place finish at the 2017 World Championship.
The strong placings continued after the switch to CoD: WWII with Octane and company picking up a handful of top three finishes and a victory at CWL Birmingham 2018.
Widely regarded as one of the very best assault rifle players in the game, Octane was often the star of the show on Luminosity, which eventually resulted in him drawing the eyes of OpTic Gaming.
After a disappointing first half of the year, OpTic Gaming’s World Championship winning team broke up after CWL Seattle and the organization was quick to secure the services of Octane as a replacement for Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.
Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni also joined in place of Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and the team is currently unbeaten in Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League. During their first match of week two, Octane reminded everyone of why he is so highly regarded with this incredible Search and Destroy ace against compLexity Gaming:
OpTic went on to defeat compLexity with a comfortable 3-0 map score and then moved on to take down Mindfreak 3-1 and maintain their spot at the top of the table with a 5-0 record.
The only team that currently looks capable of throwing a spanner in the works for OpTic is Rise Nation.
Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman and co. bounced back from their surprising loss to eUnited at the end of the first week and beat Tainted Minds 3-1 to stay within striking distance of OpTic with a 4-1 record.
The OpTic vs. Rise match is the one that everyone is waiting for but fans will have to wait until the very last game of week two on June 7th to see it.