The OpTic Gaming and Luminosity roster swap involving Matthew “FormaL” Piper and Sam “Octane” Larew has caused a difference of opinion between fans, players and casters.
While many think that both rosters improved, some argue that one team ‘won’ or ‘lost’ the trade.
CWL caster, Clint “Maven” Evans has been known to be a supporter of FormaL – and with good reason, given his consistent MVP like performances in recent years – but some may suggest he has a touch of favoritism to his opinion.
Of course there is no problem with that, but new OpTic player Methodz, who it has become known was not necessarily the first choice replacement for the semi-retired Damon “Karma” Barlow, has hilariously mocked Maven’s favor of FormaL.
Due to his new position on the team, there is certainly some pressure for Methodz to prove he is the player able to help OpTic win championships, despite some peoples doubts.
Maven, on a recent episode of Trading Shots, had this to say.
“Up to this point, except for the most recent tournament, it’s been a kind of a three [SMG] meta for most maps, four even on some. So, [OpTic] wanted to get another aggressive strong sub. They were not able to do that, and you land with Methodz.
Now, this is where I’m split, and ultimately why I’m overall going to grade it a B. Because if you are Methodz, could there be a role issue if the game picks up? Absolutely. But right now, two AR’s is working out with the current meta so you’re going to feel good there.”
So in fairness, Maven wasn’t all doom and gloom about the new OpTic roster, but he did grade the Luminosity roster an A and that they won the trade, saying that FormaL would be out to “remind people he is god.”
Methodz, when asked to do his impersonation of Maven, had this to say:
We will of course see who is correct as both teams face off in Division B of the CWL Pro League, with matches beginning May 29th.
Luminosity otherwise remained unchanged, meaning they held on to top SMG player Johnathon “John” Perez, who had been heavily linked with a move to OpTic.
Division A matches will be up first though, with matches starting on May 15th.