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OpTic Gaming is a professional eSports and entertainment organization. It is one of the oldest still running-organization that has a presence in multiple divisions.
Established in 2006 by Optic “Kr32” and Ryan “J”, who were both members of a Call of Duty sniping team. OpTic Gaming is currently owned by Hector Rodriguez and Hastro.
It has rosters in multiple divisions, including Overwatch, Rocket League, Apex Legends, Valorant, Halo & Call of Duty. OpTic Gaming has also participated in Counter-Strike: Global Challenge & Dota 2 tournaments.
OpTic Gaming is currently the third most popular eSports team by their social media count.
100 Thieves Overview
|Team Short Name||OpTic|
|Games||Call of Duty, Halo, Valorant, Apex Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch|
|Location||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Owner||Hector Rodriguez and Hastro|
OpTic Gaming was established in 2006, but it waited to make its presence felt in the competitive scene until 2010 with its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare roster.
That team was hugely successful, with multiple awards and tournaments. A book written by the members of that first team with the help of eSports commentator Ryan Wyatt, titled OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports champions, is available for purchase.
The book, released in 2016, immediately became a New York Times best-seller, and its TV and film rights were acquired.
The organization became part of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, a holding company, in 2017. Infinite Esports & Entertainment was acquired by Immoral Gaming Club (IGC) in June 2019.
Hector Rodriguez reacquired the team in November 2020 and was again at the head of the organization. OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming merged in November 2021. Envy Gaming brand retires in July 2022.
OpTic Gaming Current Divisions
Here are some of the major divisions of OpTic Game currently playing.
|aPG||Laws, Bradley||US||Jason ‘Lunchbox’ Brown|
|Danteh||Cruz, Dante||US||Jaewon ‘Junkbuck’ Choi|
|Pelican||Se-hyun, Oh||South Korea|
|Lastro||Mun, Jungwon||South Korea|
|MER1T||Tae-min, Choi||South Korea|
|Creative||Kim, Youngwan||South Korea|
OpTic Gaming Organization
|H3CZ||Hector Rodriguez||Owner & CEO|
FFL – Global Challenge #2
Valorant Champions 2022
Oversight – Season 1 Split 1: Week #2
Oversight – Season 1 Split 1: Week #2 Qualifier
Overwatch League 2022 – Summer Showdown
5th – 6th
Knights Arena Carnage Cup #4
Intel Creator Challenge
RLCS 2021 – 22 – World Championship
13th – 16th
Halo Championship Series 2022: North America Super
SteelSeries Prime Invitational: North America
VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters – Copenhagen
Atlanta Premier Invitational
ALGS: 2022 Championship
RLCS 2021-22 – Spring Split Major
7th – 8th
VCT 2022: North America Stage 2 Challengers
Overwatch League 2022 – Kickoff Clash
5th – 6th
|01/05/22||ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs|
Halo Championship Series 2022: Kansas City Major
|24/04/22||VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters – Reykjavik||1st||200,000|
|17/04/22||FaZe Halo Invitational||1st||40,000|
|27/03/22||VCT 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers||2nd||32,000|
|13/02/22||Halo Championship Series 2022: North America Regionals||2nd||33,000|
OpTic Gaming Partnerships and Collaborations
- OpTic Gaming announced Dairy MAX as the official nutritional partner of the organization on September 22, 2022
- Razer signs as Peripherals partner with OpTic Gaming on March 1, 2022
- GameStop is an official sponsor of OpTic Gaming; date: March 27, 2019
- Mavix signs as an official sponsor of OpTic Gaming
- OpTic Gaming partners up with Mountain Dew; launches MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL beverage
- Chipotle is an official sponsor of OpTic Gaming
- OpTic Gaming signs Turtle Wax as an official sponsor of the organization
- Brisk is an official sponsor of OpTic Gaming; date: March 16, 2016
- OpTic Gaming extended its partnership with SCUF GAMING on November 16, 2018
- OpTic Gaming partners up with Belong Gaming Arenas to celebrate OpTic Day 2022
- Nissan enters the eSports community; signs up a sponsorship deal with OpTic Gaming
- Major eyewear brand Oakley signs a multi-year partnership deal with OpTic Gaming
- OpTic Gaming denied participation in Valorant Americas League 2023; they finished runner-up in the previous edition
- NadeShot’s exit in 2016 from the team is a hotbed for speculation regarding why the famous Halo player made such a decision
- The takeover by Leibman to create Infinite Esports & Entertainment has raised eyebrows in the gaming community
- OpTic Gaming coach Chet in hot waters for controversial comments after OpTic Gaming’s loss to XERXIA in VCT Masters Reykjavik
- OpTic Gaming was disqualified for cheating in the 2018 PUBG Invitational
- Yay commented on the possible split in the company on September 21, 2022
- OpTic Gaming organized a Charity Stream in 2018 to support the families that were affected in Jacksonville.
- OpTic Gaming hosted Charity Stream to Benefit Children’s health, date June 17, 2022