OpTic Gaming

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[e][h]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:
$984,350
Links
History
Created:
2006-??-??
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.

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]
  • February 1st - RUSH announces that stanislaw has left the team in an episode of Vision.[8]
  • July 7th - ImAPet joins as coach [9]
  • August 15th - RUSH and tarik are acquired by Cloud9.[10]
  • August 21st - OpTic Gaming sign a brand new European roster. [11]

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]
Canada NAF (Backup) Keith Markovic 2016-01-04 [1]
USA ImAPet (Coach) Chet Singh 2017-07-07 [9]


Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA tarik Tarik Celik 2016-08-20 [4] 2017-08-15 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA RUSH Will Wierzba 2016-01-04 [1] 2017-08-15 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
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
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada NAF  
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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)
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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  
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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) 
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Adrià Gispert
None
ELEAGUE Season 2
ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Offline Qualifier
Canada stanislaw   Peter Jarguz
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USA tarik Tarik Celik Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto
Canada stanislaw   Peter Jarguz
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Canada daps Damian Steele ESL One: New York 2016 - North America Qualifier
CyberPowerPC Summer 2016 Pro Series
Canada DAVEY  
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David Stafford
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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[12]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-06-24 A77 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals 0 : 2 G2esplogo std.png $35,000
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
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 C9logo 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

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. Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez (2017-03-15). "BIG T'S DRAFT FOR BOOTS ON THE GROUND TEAM!". OpTic Gaming.