OpTic Gaming is an American organization known for its Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War teams.
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.
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.
- April 13th - OpTic Gaming announce that they have parted ways with ShahZaM and have acquired mixwell from gBots eSports Club to join the team.
- June 21st - daps officially announces that Devilwalk has joined the team as their coach 
- August 20th - OpTic Gaming acquire tarik from Counter Logic Gaming, stanislaw is released from the team 
- August 25th - daps mentions in an article with HLTV.org that Devilwalk will no longer be the coach for OpTic Gaming. 
- 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 
- September 27th - daps announces that he has left the team 
|NAF||Keith Markovic||2016-01-04 |
|RUSH||Will Wierzba||2016-01-04 |
|mixwell||Óscar Cañellas||2016-04-13 |
|tarik||Tarik Celik||2016-08-20 |
|hazed||James Cobb|| ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America|
Intel Extreme Masters Season XII - Sydney
|hazed (Coach)||James Cobb|| ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America|
|jasonR||Jason Ruchelski|| ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America|
iBUYPOWER Invitational Spring 2017
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|stanislaw||Peter Jarguz||2016-09-14 ||2017-02-01 ||Team Liquid|
|daps||Damian Steele||2016-01-04 ||2016-09-27 ||NRG Esports|
|Devilwalk (Coach)||Jonatan Lundberg||2016-06-21 ||2016-08-25 ||Epsilon eSports|
|stanislaw||Peter Jarguz||2016-01-04 ||2016-08-20 ||OpTic Gaming|
|ShahZaM||Shahzeeb Khan||2016-01-04 ||2016-04-13 ||Echo Fox|
|J||Ryan Musselman||Founder & COO|
|H3CZ||Hector Rodriguez||Owner & CEO|
|2017-04-23||3rd||Major||cs_summit||1 : 2||$19,500|
|2016-12-11||2nd||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals||0 : 2||$120,000|
|2016-12-03||1st||Premier||ELEAGUE Season 2||2 : 1||$400,000|
|2016-11-13||1st||Major||Northern Arena 2016 - Montreal||2 : 1||$50,000|
|2016-10-29||5 - 6th||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals||0 : 2||$35,000|
|2016-06-02||15 - 16th||Premier||ELEAGUE Season 1||1 : 2||$30,000|
|2016-05-25||6th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America||1 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-05-22||1st||Major||Americas Minor Championship - Cologne 2016||2 : 1||$30,000|
|2016-05-12||5 - 6th||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals||0 : 2||$36,000|
|2016-01-07||1st||Major||ELEAGUE Road to Vegas||2 : 0||$35,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- "INTRODUCING: OpTic Gaming CS:GO". 2016-01-04.
- "OpTic CS:GO Roster Change - ShahZaM leaves, mixwell joins". 2016-04-13.
- Damian "daps" Steele (2016-06-21). "Devilwalk will be our new coach going forward".
- "OpTic Gaming Welcomes Tarik". OpTic Gaming. 2016-08-20.
- Michal "stich" Malachowski (2016-08-25). "daps: "Wanted better role identity"". HLTV.
- "Vision - Season 3: Episode 1 - "Crossroads"". OpTic Gaming. 2016-09-14.
- Damian "daps" Steele (2016-09-27). "Parting ways with OpTic Gaming".
- "Vision - Season 3: Episode 13 - "Change"". OpTic Gaming. 2017-02-01.
- Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez (2017-03-15). "BIG T'S DRAFT FOR BOOTS ON THE GROUND TEAM!". OpTic Gaming.