OpTic Gaming captain Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner appears to have accidentally stirred the pot in rostermania leading up to CWL Fort Worth, by hinting on stream that a roster change is imminent with one of their Pool D rivals.
CWL Fort Worth is fast approaching, beginning on March 15, but there is a short ‘rostermania’ window now open, for teams to make any changes they feel necessary.
With all CWL Pro League teams now having played two weeks of league action, there has been plenty of time to identify possibly weaknesses in their lineups.
OpTic Gaming are not one such team, as they were forced to play without star player Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell due to travel issues, but still remain among the favorites at Fort Worth, thanks to their impressive win at CWL Vegas.
However, it looks like other teams in OpTic’s pool for the event are considering changes – or have already made them, if Scump’s comments are anything to go by.
Scump, who was not streaming at the time, was unaware that he was audible on the broadcast of teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, as he made it sound obvious that a Pool D team was making a change: “Wait, really? Yo, our pool went from like, hard, to like, ‘yo, it’s fucking stacked’.”
After returning to his setup, Crimsix saw the clip of Scump’s comments, and exclaimed “Oh my god, Seth is an idiot” – hinting that his teammate had potentially spilled the beans.
Pool D teams include Reciprocity, Team Envy and eUnited. Reciprocity are the only ones of the three to have officially made a change, with Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson joining the lineup.
This would leave either Envy or eUnited, two teams not who are not exactly struggling. eUnited especially, as they currently sit 2nd in Division B with a 5-2 record. Perhaps Envy are making a change then – but they too have turned around a bad start to end with a respectable, although not impressive, 3-4 record.
Fans will have to wait and see if Scump’s comments are reflected in an official change, but for now, it’s all rumors.