OpTic Gaming

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OpTic Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
Owner(s)Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez
Head CoachTyler "TeePee" Polchow
Sponsor(s)Turtle Beach
DXRacer
Sector Six
Third Label
SCUF Gaming
Mtn Dew AMP Game Fuel
Nissan
History
Created2006-??-??
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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OpTic Gaming is an American esports organization. Their parent company, Immortals Gaming Club, owns the CWL Los Angeles Franchise.

History

Organization

OpTic Gaming is one of the more storied organizations within the competitive side of the Call of Duty franchise. The team was established in 2006 by OpTic KR3W for the aspirations of becoming a Call of Duty sniping team. Only leading OpTic for a short time, KR3W steps down and OpTic Jon3S, better known as OpTicJ, took his place. But J only lead the team for a very short time span as well, handed over the team to Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez in 2007. H3CZ ran the team for two years before uploading their first video to YouTube in 2009. 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 fan bases and presence in the community to ever play the game.

Modern Warfare 2

OpTic Gaming’s pro team was established in 2010 with Nerve, Eaton, Di3seL and Gundeezy. They placed top four in their first event in the Frag Cup I. The team placed top eight in the MLG Online National Championship and then was able to close out the season with a 4th place finish at the MLG National Championship 2010.

Black Ops

Heading into Black Ops season, OpTic changed their roster completely. They picked up MerK, BigTymeR, Rambo and ProoFy. NaDeSHoT and JKap replaced Rambo and ProoFy going in the first major offline event of the year, MLG Dallas 2011. OpTic placed 3rd and then swapped out NaDeSHoT back for Rambo. This showed immediate dividends as the team won next event, MLG Columbus 2011. The team placed top four at the next two events before reaplacing Rambo with ProoFy going into MLG Orlando 2011. They won the tournament and then placed 3rd at the MLG National Championship 2011 to close out the year.

Modern Warfare 3

With MLG not putting Modern Warfare 3 on the pro circuit, the team competed with various rosters at smaller LANs across the United States and Europe. After competing with apeX eSports NA during the spring, MerK, BigTymeR, Rambo and Scump joined OpTic for the remainder of the season. They won EGL 7 Blackpool and placed 2nd at EGL 8 Manchester. Rambo left OpTic to join Team EnVyUs and was replaced by NaDeSHoT to solidify a roster for the next year.

Black Ops 2

OpTic Gaming was consistently one of the top teams during the Black Ops 2 season, but wasn't able to win another event after the first offline event of the year, UMG Chicago 2012. They placed 5-6th at the MLG Winter Championship 2013 before taking 3rd at the next three events including the inaugural Call of Duty Championship. Looking to get back to the top, MerK was replaced by JKap. A 2nd placed finish at the MLG Fall Invitational rounded out the year.

Ghosts

At the beginning of Ghosts, the team started to fall short of top eight finishes at events, both online and offline.. After the MLG Fall Championship, JKap was dropped and OpTic Gaming picked up Ricky but that only lasted for one event. After UMG Philadelphia, BigTymeR announced that he would be retiring from competitive Call of Duty and coaching the OpTic Gaming squad. Following an avalanche of team changes, OpTic Gaming landed with NaDeSHoT, Scump, Clayster and MBoZe. The roster put OpTic Gaming back at the top as the placed 3rd at the Call of Duty Championship 2014. MBoZe left the team after the event to form a new OpTic Nation team and was replaced by ProoFy. The team won a gold medal at the MLG X Games Invitational 2014 and placed second at the MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs but had an otherwise average season and placed top four or top six or worse in the last four events of the year.

Advanced Warfare

Less than a week after the release of Advanced Warfare, NaDeSHoT announced that Clayster and ProoFy were being released from OpTic Gaming as they picked up FormaL. A few days later, OpTic Gaming announced Crimsix would also be joining the team. The team won three out of the first five events of the year, but placed 7th at the Call of Duty Championship 2015. This poor placement pushed NaDeSHoT into retirement and allowed the team to add Karma from OpTic Nation. Due to his pending American citizenship application, Enable played for Karma at the next two European events, ESWC 2015 and Gfinity Spring Masters. Karma finally made his debut at UMG California 2015, which the team won. This roster would go on to win three of the final six events of the year, only placing second three times to Enable's FaZe Clan.

Black Ops 3

The roster would stay the same going into the Black Ops 3 season. OpTic managed to qualify for the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season and won the Playoffs that followed. The team won Crown Melbourne Invitational, ESWC 2016 and MLG Anaheim Open 2016. After being upset at the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs, the team bounced back to win the MLG Orlando Open 2016 but once again failed to perform at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship by placing 7-8th again.

Infinite Warfare

Infinite Warfare started slowly with the team placing 5-6th at the 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open. OpTic placed second at the 2017 CWL Atlanta Open and then won the 2017 CWL Paris Open and the 2017 CWL Dallas Open. These strong placements qualified them for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1. The team placed 4th in the playoffs and 7-8th at the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open. With fans skeptical about the strength of the roster, OpTic Gaming finished the year as the undisputed best team by winning the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 and finally claiming victory at the elusive Call of Duty Championship.

WWII

Initially, the roster would stay the same going into the WWII season. However, with inconsistent placings at the first five Majors, with the most notable placing 13-16th at the 2018 CWL Seattle Open, plus placing 2nd at the Stage 1 playoffs in what will be known as one of the greatest grand finals chokes of all time, the highly decorated roster that were the best team in the world for nearly 3 1/2 years split up. Kicking FormaL and Karma and picking up Octane and Methodz didn't solve their tournament drought though. Their end of WWII saw them place 5-6th at the 2018 CWL Anaheim Open, 7-8th at the Stage 2 playoffs, and a shocking 17-24th at the 2018 CWL Championship. This was the first time since MW2 where OpTic failed to win a single championship title throughout a season.

Black Ops 4

After the announcement of a 5-player roster in the Black Ops 4 season, OpTic decided to drop Methodz and Octane, and pick up young talents Dashy and TJHaLy, as well as re-adding Karma back into the lineup. After having dominant online performances, winning every single CheckMate Gaming ProDown tournament in 2018, they won the 2019 CWL Las Vegas Open (their first Major tournament win since the 2017 CWL Championship) to directly qualify for the 2019 CWL Pro League.

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • January 30, ZooMaa becomes OpTic's emergency substitute but remains under contract with FaZe Clan.[1]
  • March 21, Nissan sponsors OpTic Gaming. [2]
  • April 22, TeePee becomes substitute alongside coach.[3]
  • June 12, Immortals Gaming Club acquires OpTic Gaming parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment.[4]
  • January 23, DXRacer sponsors OpTic Gaming.[13]
  • April 27, Brisk sponsors OpTic Gaming.
  • June 6, Twitch sponsors OpTic Gaming.[14]
  • December 19, TeePee joins as coach.[15]
  • March 16, Brisk Mate sponsors OpTic Gaming.
  • April 18, Turtle Wax sponsors OpTic Gaming.
  • May 3, Turtle Beach sponsors OpTic Gaming.
  • July 1, J rejoins as Chief of Operations.[16]
  • June 5, OpTic Nation is created but disbands after an event.
  • H3CZ becomes owner.
  • Team is founded in the summer by OpTic Jon3s and OpTic KR3W. Prestige joins and later changes his name to H3CZ.

Player Roster

Active

C ID Name Role Joined
United States Scump Seth Abner SMG Player 2014-01-20
United States Crimsix Ian Porter AR Player 2014-11-14
Canada Karma Damon Barlow Flex 2018-09-27
Canada Dashy Brandon Otell Flex 2018-09-27
United States TJHaLy Thomas Haly SMG Player 2018-09-27
United States TeePee Tyler Polchow Substitute 2019-04-22

Temporary Subs

C ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United States Vengeance Blake Campbell Slayer United States Scump Call of Duty XP 2011
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Objective Canada Rambo Call of Duty XP 2011
United States Enable Ian Wyatt Slayer Canada Karma ESWC 2015
Gfinity Spring Masters
United States ZooMaa Thomas Paparatto SMG Slayer Canada Dashy CWL Pro League 2019 (Weeks 1-2)

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
United States Methodz Anthony Zinni Flex FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-10-082018-10-08
United States Octane Sam Larew AR Slayer 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-08-312018-08-31
Canada Karma Damon Barlow Flex Casterlogo std.pngStreamer 2015-04-052015-04-05 2018-05-062018-05-06
United States FormaL Matthew Piper AR Slayer Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity Gaming 2014-11-062014-11-06 2018-05-062018-05-06
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Objective Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2012-10-112012-10-?? 2015-04-042015-04-04
United States Clayster James Eubanks AR Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-11-062014-11-06
United States ProoFy Jordan Cannon Support OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2014-04-142014-04-14 2014-11-062014-11-06
United States MBoZe Marcus Blanks Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-04-142014-04-14
United States Saints Renato Forza Slayer Strictly Business Gaminglogo std.pngStrictly Business 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-01-182014-01-18
United States Parasite Chris Duarte Objective Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-01-122014-01-12
United States Ricky Richard Stacy Support Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV 2013-12-112013-12-11 2014-01-122014-01-12
United States Scump Seth Abner Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-072014-01-07
United States BigTymeR Will Johnson Support Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-052014-01-05
United States JKap Jordan Kaplan Support FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan 2013-09-022013-09-02 2013-12-102013-12-10
United States MerK Joey Deluca Objective Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2013-05-112013-05-?? 2013-09-012013-09-01
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Objective Logo std.pngvD 2012-01-112012-01-?? 2012-05-112012-05-??
United States Saints Renato Forza Slayer IcoNslogo std.pngIcoNs 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
United States Krump unknown Player Logo std.pngDream Chasers 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
United States NexXx Jeremy Scarfino Player Team Obeylogo std.pngTeam Obey 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
United States SiDRoC Joseph Rauth Slayer DeathWisHlogo std.pngDeathWisH 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
United States IntaKe unknown Player RoughNeXlogo std.pngRoughNeX 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
United States Scump Seth Abner Slayer ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2012-11-112012-??-??
United States BigTymeR Will Johnson Support ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2011-02-112011-02-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
United States MerK Joey Deluca Objective ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2012-01-112012-01-??
United States ProoFy Jordan Cannon Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2011-10-112011-10-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
United States JKap Jordan Kaplan Support Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
Canada Rambo Ray Lussier Objective HSG Xtravagantlogo std.pngXtravagant 2011-05-112011-05-?? 2011-08-112011-08-??
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
United States ProoFy Jordan Cannon Support Team Obeylogo std.pngTeam Obey 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
Canada Rambo Ray Lussier Objective OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
United States Vengeance Blake Campbell Player Next Threatlogo std.pngNext Threat 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
United States FLawLesS Richard Ferreira Slayer Next Threatlogo std.pngNext Threat 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
United States MoonstruK Nicholas Peraza Support Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
United States Gundeezy unknown Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
United States Di3seL Mike Carr Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
United States Eaton unknown Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
United States Nerve unknown Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??

Organization

Active

C ID Name Position
United States H3CZ Hector Rodriguez Owner & CEO
United States J Ryan Musselman Founder & COO
United States TUMORS Pedro Rodriguez Team Manager
United States TeePee Tyler Polchow Head Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
United States NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag Chief Executive Officer 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
United States FlamesworD Michael Chaves Head Coach Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
United States BigTymeR Will Johnson Head Coach Retiredlogo std.pngRetired

Trivia

Team Achievements

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05A11 - 2$ 84,375CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaly
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  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16A33$ 50,000CWL2018logo small.png CWL Anaheim 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
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  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-05-05A33$ 50,000CWL2018logo small.png CWL London 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
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  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-03-17A99 - 12CWL2018logo small.png CWL Fort Worth 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
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  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2018-12-09A11$ 100,000CWL2018logo small.png CWL Las Vegas Open 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
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  TeePee

Media

Gallery

Articles

  • 2018

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012

Videos

  • 2019
  • 2015

Vision - Documentary Series

  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1

External Links

References