OpTic Gaming

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[e][h]OpTic Gaming
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Team Information
USA Hector "HECZ" Rodriguez
Spain Adrià "Adrig6" Gispert
Team Captain:
USA Will "RUSH" Wierzba
Total Earnings:
2016-01-04 Csgo icon.png

OpTic Gaming is an American organization known for its Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War teams.

Organization History[edit]

OpTic Gaming is one of the more storied organizations within the competitive side of the Call of Duty franchise. Established in 2006 by KR3W for the aspirations of becoming a Call of Duty sniping team, it has since then grown into a full-fledged gaming organization. Only leading OpTic for a short time, KR3W stepped down with Jon3S taking his place. Jon3S only lead the team for a very short time as well, stepping down in 2007 to then hand over the team to Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez. H3CZ ran the team for two years before uploading their first video to YouTube in 2009. Making a name for himself as well as OpTic Gaming, H3CZ and his team are now staple names in the YouTube gaming community with over 1,000,000 channel subscribers. The same year OpTic Gaming started uploading to YouTube, H3CZ had established a Call of Duty competitive team that would become one of the teams with the biggest fanbases and presence in the community to ever play the game. Throughout their history in Call of Duty, they have long held a rivalry with Team EnVyUs, this being dubbed 'eClassico'. Although the roots of this rivalry is in Call of Duty, it has now found its way into other esports including Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, Halo and Gears of War.

Team History[edit]

On January 4, OpTic Gaming made their first foray into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by picking up the majorly Canadian ex-Conquest team ahead of the ELEAGUE Road to Vegas Finals. There, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan and crew would make their first debut under the organization in a showmatch style face-off against Michał "MICHU" Müller's Lounge Gaming. Their first match under the organization would take a slow start on Train, where they would fall behind in the first half on T side, partly due to Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski's good performance. However, OpTic Gaming would regain their composure to comeback 11-3 in rounds on their CT side, completing the first map with a close 16-13 scoreline. On the second and soon to be last map, Cobblestone, Damian "daps" Steele and crew would maintain their momentum from their previous win, blazing past the opposing Poles and ending the match-up 16-3, taking home $35,000 and securing a position in the upcoming first season of Turner Sports' ELEAGUE.


  • January 4th - OpTic Gaming sign the former roster of Conquest - ShahZaM, daps, RUSH, NAF and stanislaw join.[1]
  • April 13th - OpTic Gaming announce that they have parted ways with ShahZaM and have acquired mixwell from gBots eSports Club to join the team.[2]
  • June 21st - daps officially announces that Devilwalk has joined the team as their coach [3]
  • August 20th - OpTic Gaming acquire tarik from Counter Logic Gaming, stanislaw is released from the team [4]
  • August 25th - daps mentions in an article with HLTV.org that Devilwalk will no longer be the coach for OpTic Gaming. [5]
  • September 14th - H3CZ officially announces in an episode of Vision that, at the urging of tarik, the team had backtracked on replacing stanislaw, and would instead be moving daps to an inactive role [6]
  • September 27th - daps announces that he has left the team [7]
  • February 1st - RUSH announces that stanislaw has left the team in an episode of Vision.[8]
  • March 28th - OpTic Gaming announce that jasonR is trying out for the team.[9]

Player Roster[edit]


Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Canada NAF Keith Markovic 2016-01-04 [1]
USA RUSH Captain Will Wierzba 2016-01-04 [1]
Spain mixwell Óscar Cañellas 2016-04-13 [2]
USA tarik Tarik Celik 2016-08-20 [4]
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA hazed   James Cobb
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 9)
Intel Extreme Masters Season XII - Sydney
Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals[10]


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada stanislaw Captain Peter Jarguz 2016-09-14 [6] 2017-02-01 [8] Liquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid
Canada daps Damian Steele 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-09-27 [7] NRG eSportslogo std.png NRG Esports
Sweden Devilwalk (Coach) Jonatan Lundberg 2016-06-21 [3] 2016-08-25 [5] Epsilonlogo std.png Epsilon eSports
Canada stanislaw Peter Jarguz 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-08-20 [4] OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA ShahZaM Shahzeeb Khan 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-04-13 [2] Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox



ID Name Position Join Date
USA J Ryan Musselman Founder & COO
USA H3CZ Hector Rodriguez Owner & CEO
Spain Adrig6 Adrià Gispert Manager 2017-03-15[11]


Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-05-31 A77 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals 2/3 Grp. S. $40,000
2017-05-06 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png Intel Extreme Masters XII - Sydney 0 : 2 Sklogo std.png $20,000
2017-04-23 A33rd A2Major Csgo icon.png cs_summit 1 : 2 Gambit newlogo std.png $19,500
2016-12-11 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals 0 : 2 Astralislogo std.png $120,000
2016-12-03 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ELEAGUE Season 2 2 : 1 Astralislogo std.png $400,000
2016-11-13 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Northern Arena 2016 - Montreal 2 : 1 G2esplogo std.png $50,000
2016-10-29 A55 - 6th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals 0 : 2 Cloud9logo std.png $35,000
2016-05-22 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Americas Minor Championship - Cologne 2016 2 : 1 Tempo Stormlogo std.png $30,000
2016-05-12 A55 - 6th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals 0 : 2 Luminositylogo std.png $36,000
2016-01-07 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png ELEAGUE Road to Vegas 2 : 0 Loungelogo std.png $35,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "INTRODUCING: OpTic Gaming CS:GO". 2016-01-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "OpTic CS:GO Roster Change - ShahZaM leaves, mixwell joins". 2016-04-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Damian "daps" Steele (2016-06-21). "Devilwalk will be our new coach going forward".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "OpTic Gaming Welcomes Tarik". OpTic Gaming. 2016-08-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michal "stich" Malachowski (2016-08-25). "daps: "Wanted better role identity"". HLTV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Vision - Season 3: Episode 1 - "Crossroads"". OpTic Gaming. 2016-09-14.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Damian "daps" Steele (2016-09-27). "Parting ways with OpTic Gaming".
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Vision - Season 3: Episode 13 - "Change"". OpTic Gaming. 2017-02-01.
  9. "JASONR TO STAND IN FOR OPTIC". HLTV.org. 2017-03-28.
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named jasonR_leaves
  11. Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez (2017-03-15). "BIG T'S DRAFT FOR BOOTS ON THE GROUND TEAM!". OpTic Gaming.