OpTic Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
USA Chet "ImAPet" Singh
CEO:
USA Hector "HECZ" Rodriguez
Manager:
Spain Adrià "Adrig6" Gispert
Total Earnings:
$1,060,100
Links
History
Created:
2006-??-??
2016-01-04

OpTic Gaming is an American organization known for its Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War teams. The organization is also involved in the Overwatch League with ownership of the Houston slot.

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.

Timeline[edit]

  • 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]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Spain mixwell Óscar Cañellas 2016-04-13 [2]
Sweden friberg Adam Friberg 2017-08-21 [11]
Finland allu Aleksi Jalli 2017-08-21 [11]
Denmark Magisk Emil Reif 2017-08-21 [11]
Estonia HS Kevin Tarn 2017-08-29 [12]
USA ImAPet (Coach) Chet Singh 2017-07-07 [9]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada NAF Keith Markovic 2016-01-04 [1] 2017-09-01 [13] Renegades
USA tarik Tarik Celik 2016-08-20 [4] 2017-08-15 [10] Cloud9
USA RUSH Will Wierzba 2016-01-04 [1] 2017-08-15 [10] Cloud9
Canada stanislaw Peter Jarguz 2016-09-14 [6] 2017-02-01 [8] Team Liquid
Canada daps Damian Steele 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-09-27 [7] NRG Esports
Sweden Devilwalk (Coach) Jonatan Lundberg 2016-06-21 [3] 2016-08-25 [5] Epsilon eSports
Canada stanislaw Peter Jarguz 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-08-20 [4] OpTic Gaming
USA ShahZaM Shahzeeb Khan 2016-01-04 [1] 2016-04-13 [2] Echo Fox
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada NAF  
Keith Markovic‏
None
ESL Pro League Season 6 - North America (Week 1)
USA hazed   James Cobb
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 9)
Intel Extreme Masters Season XII - Sydney
CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Spring 2017
Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals
PGL Major Kraków 2017 - Offline Qualifier
ESL One: Cologne 2017
USA hazed (Coach)  James Cobb
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 10)
cs_summit
Canada jasonR   Jason Ruchelski
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Weeks 6 - 10)
iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017
cs_summit
Subaru Invitational 2017
ESL Pro League Season 5: Finals
Esports Championship Series Season 3 - North America
USA FREAKAZOiD  
Ryan Abadir
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 5)
USA Hiko   Spencer Martin
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 1-4)
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017
Intel Extreme Masters Season XI World Championship
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - North America
Brazil peacemaker   Luis Tadeu
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (vs NRG Esports)
Brazil peacemaker (Coach)  Luis Tadeu
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 1-3)
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017
Intel Extreme Masters Season XI World Championship
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - North America
Spain Adrig6 (Coach) 
Adrià Gispert
None
ELEAGUE Season 2
ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Offline Qualifier
Canada stanislaw   Peter Jarguz
USA tarik Tarik Celik Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto
Canada stanislaw   Peter Jarguz
Canada daps Damian Steele ESL One: New York 2016 - North America Qualifier
CyberPowerPC Summer 2016 Pro Series
Canada DAVEY  
David Stafford
USA ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan Esports Championship Series Season 1

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
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[14]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-12-08 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals 1 : 2 $45,000
2017-05-31 A77 - 8th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals 2/3 Grp. S. $40,000
2017-05-06 A33 - 4th A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters XII - Sydney 0 : 2 $20,000
2016-12-11 A22nd A1Premier Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals 0 : 2 $120,000
2016-12-03 A11st A1Premier ELEAGUE Season 2 2 : 1 $400,000
2016-11-13 A11st A2Major Northern Arena 2016 - Montreal 2 : 1 $50,000
2016-10-29 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals 0 : 2 $35,000
2016-05-22 A11st A2Major Americas Minor Championship - Cologne 2016 2 : 1 $30,000
2016-05-12 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals 0 : 2 $36,000
2016-01-07 A11st A2Major ELEAGUE Road to Vegas 2 : 0 $35,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 9.0 9.1 Kienan Osborne (2017-07-07). "OpTic Welcomes ImAPet". OpTic Gaming.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 John Nomis (2017-08-15). "Cloud9 Acquires RUSH, tarik as ESL One: NY Qualifiers Begin". Cloud9.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Welcome Allu, Magisk and Friberg!". OpTic Gaming. 2017-08-21.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Official: HS signs for OpTic". OpTic Gaming. 2017-08-29.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Welcome NAG-FLY to Renegades". Renegades. 2017-09-01.
  14. Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez (2017-03-15). "BIG T'S DRAFT FOR BOOTS ON THE GROUND TEAM!". OpTic Gaming.