OpTic Gaming’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards has been creating content for the popular esports organization for years, meaning it’s no surprise for him to have plenty of hilarious stories to tell about the team.
In one such story, Hitch recounts the time he and former OpTic member Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper were having a tough time getting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner ready for a flight back home from Paris.
After a night out filled with plenty of drinking, Scump was in a completely debilitated state, causing FormaL to reach out to Hitch for help. Hitch found Scump wide-eyed and apparently asleep on the bathroom floor.
“I open the bathroom door and it hits Seth’s head because he’s lying on the bathroom floor,” Hitch said. “He’s asleep in the bathroom eyes wide open. If he wasn’t snoring, I would’ve thought he was dead.”
After Hitch’s failed attempt to help his teammate, it took a bellowing call from OpTic Gaming’s owner and CEO, Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez to revitalize a hungover Scump. Hitch is unclear about what H3CZ did, but moments later in the hotel lobby, a visibly annoyed H3CZ is walking in front of a seemingly chipper and gathered Scump.
The entire time leading up to their flight Scump remembers annoying FormaL at a near-constant rate by getting in his face while saying “U-S-and A” with both hands signaling the peace-sign.
“I kept doing that over and over and over,” Scump said. “Matt literally hated me. He hated me!”
Hitch goes on to speculate if former teammate FormaL would recount that story in good humor or if that was the moment that started his exit from the team.
“I wonder if Matt laughs about in now, or if that was like ‘the start,’” Hitch said while signaling a downward-trajectory with his hand. “I’m sure he’ll laugh about it one day. He will. He will,”
OpTic Gaming is preparing for the first CWL event of the Black Ops 4 season in Las Vegas from December 7-9.
Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.