The First Image of FormaL in a Luminosity Gaming Jersey and It Feels Weird - Dexerto
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The First Image of FormaL in a Luminosity Gaming Jersey and It Feels Weird

Published: 28/May/2018 20:44 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:02

by DG Goldstein

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The first image of Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper in a Luminosity Gaming jersey since his departure from OpTic Gaming and it definitely feels weird to see.

After originally beginning his esports journey in the competitive Halo scene, FormaL eventually decided to switch to Call of Duty during the CoD: Ghosts season for better opportunities down the line.

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Although he would compete for the likes of Team Kaliber, FaZe Black, and Team Envy, FormaL eventually found a home in OpTic Gaming to kick off the Advanced Warfare season in 2014 alongside Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, and now-retired Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

As a member of OpTic, he went on to become one of the most feared competitors throughout the entire Call of Duty scene and won a collection of major tournaments and events alongside the Green Wall, including CoD Champs 2017 on Infinite Warfare.

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However, following a string of poor placements and reported internal issues, FormaL was traded to Luminosity Gaming for Samuel ‘Octane’ Larew after CWL Seattle, ending his run as a member of one of the best CoD teams of all time.

Now that Division B of Stage Two at the CWL Pro Leauge is ready to kick off on Tuesday, May 29th, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, one of FormaL’s new teammates on LG, shared a picture of the former OpTic player in a Luminosity jersey for the first time on Twitter.

Luminosity will play their first match as a squad together on LAN for the first time on Tuesday, May 29th at 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST, 8:30 PM BST) against eUnited.

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The full week one schedule for Divison B at Stage Two of the CWL Pro League can be found right here.

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Warzone player discovers perfect way to counter Airport tower campers

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:47

by Jacob Hale

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A Warzone player has found the perfect way to counter campers in the Verdansk Airport tower, and it might be the best way to bait those annoying players out and get across the runway.

If you’ve played Warzone even once, you’ll know exactly which tower we mean: the one north of Airport that has only one way up, from which players can easily camp, scout out enemies and lay fire upon those trying to rotate to zone.

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Even with the inclusion of external ziplines to many tall buildings in Verdansk, the tower still doesn’t have one, meaning that once players are up there, it’s incredibly difficult to get them down.

Typically, you’ll struggle in a straight gunfight against these players — so what you need to do is bait them out, instead, and capitalize when they’re distracted.

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Warzone airport tower helicopter
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Tower campers are among some of the most annoying players in Warzone.

As showcased below by NadxCH, a helicopter could be your key to infiltrating the tower — though not how you might think.

While many people will have tried to attack head-on while in a helicopter, the plan instantly falls flat if the tower campers have a rocket launcher or explosives of some sort, that will see you and your team come crashing down instantly.

Instead, you need to assign a teammate to fly past in the helicopter after landing up top, and strike while the iron is hot. While the designated driver flies the heli in one direction, you’ll need to jump off the top and plan your parachute perfectly to land in the control room while the opponents have their back turned and are distracted.

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Obviously, this will often be easier said than done. Jumping off the top of the tower and timing everything right to land in the control room is a skill you’ll have to practice over and over again to get right, so you’ll have to be confident you can pull it off first.

Secondly, you’ll have to rely on the enemy team being distracted by the helicopter. They likely will be, and will want to take it down while it’s so close, which is why it’s the perfect opportunity to strike.

Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped while trying to traverse the map — and there are few worse types of players to die to than those in Airport tower.

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