OpTic Gaming

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OpTic Gaming
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Managers: Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez
Team Captain: Seth "Scump" Abner
Sponsor(s): Scuf Gaming
Turtle Beach
DXRacer
Turtle Wax
Brisk
Twitch
Organization
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History
Created: 2006
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Current Roster
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OpTic Gaming is an American eSports organization.

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 II

OpTic Gaming was consistently one of the top teams during the Black Ops II 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 III

The roster would stay the same going into the Black Ops III 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.

Trivia

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • January 23rd, DXRacer sponsors OpTic Gaming. [1]
  • March 16th, Turtle Wax re-sponsors OpTic Gaming for 2017. [2]
  • April 27th, Brisk sponsors OpTic Gaming. [3]
  • June 6th, Twitch sponsors OpTic Gaming. [4]
  • March 16, Brisk Mate sponsors OpTic Gaming. [5]
  • April 18, Turtle Wax sponsors OpTic Gaming. [6]
  • May 3rd, Turtle Beach sponsors OpTic Gaming. [7]
  • July 1st, J joins as Chief of Operations. [8]
  • June 5th, OpTic Nation is created but disbands after event.
  • H3CZ becomes owner.
  • Summer, team is founded by OpTic Jon3s and OpTic KR3W. Prestige joins and changes his name to H3CZ.

Player Roster

Active

C ID Name Role
USA Scump Seth Abner 08 SMG Slayer
USA FormaL Matthew Piper 12 AR Slayer
USA Crimsix Ian Porter 15 Flex
Canada Karma Damon Barlow 15 Flex

Temporary Subs

C ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA Vengeance Blake Campbell 01 Slayer United States Scump Call of Duty XP 2011
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 02 Objective Canada Rambo Call of Duty XP 2011
USA Enable Ian Wyatt 01 Slayer Canada Karma ESWC 2015

Gfinity Spring Masters

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 02 Objective Retired.png Retired 2012-10-?? 2015-04-04
USA ProoFy Jordan Cannon 03 Support ONlogo std.png OpTic Nation 2014-04-14 2014-11-06
USA MBoZe Marcus Blanks 02 Objective ONlogo std.png OpTic Nation 2014-01-13 2014-04-14
USA Saints Renato Forza 01 Slayer SBlogo std.png Strictly Business 2014-01-13 2014-01-18
USA Parasite Chris Duarte 02 Objective Crslogo std.png Curse LV 2014-01-07 2014-01-12
USA Ricky Richard Stacy 03 Support Crslogo std.png Curse LV 2013-12-11 2014-01-12
USA Scump Seth Abner 01 Slayer NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2012-05-?? 2014-01-07
USA JKap Jordan Kaplan 03 Support FaZelogo std.png FaZe Clan 2013-09-02 2013-12-10
USA MerK Joey Deluca 02 Objective NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2013-05-?? 2013-09-01
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 02 Objective Logo std2.png vD 2012-01-?? 2012-05-??
USA Saints Renato Forza 01 Slayer IcoNslogo std.png IcoNs 2012-04-?? 2012-04-??
USA Krump unknown 19 Player Logo std2.png Dream Chasers 2012-04-?? 2012-04-??
USA NexXx Jeremy Scarfino 19 Player Obeylogo std.png Team Obey 2012-04-?? 2012-04-??
USA SiDRoC Joseph Rauth 01 Slayer DWlogo std.png DeathWisH 2012-03-?? 2012-03-??
USA IntaKe unknown 19 Player RNXlogo std.png RoughNeX 2012-03-?? 2012-03-??
USA BigTymeR Will Johnson 03 Support ApeX.NAlogo std.png apeX eSports NA 2011-02-?? 2012-03-??
USA MerK Joey Deluca 02 Objective ApeX.NAlogo std.png apeX eSports NA 2010-10-?? 2012-01-??
USA ProoFy Jordan Cannon 01 Slayer NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2011-10-?? 2011-11-??
USA JKap Jordan Kaplan 03 Support NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2011-03-?? 2011-11-??
Canada Rambo Ray Lussier 02 Objective IXIlogo std.png Xtravagant 2011-05-?? 2011-08-??
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 02 Objective ONlogo std.png OpTic Nation 2011-03-?? 2011-04-??
USA ProoFy Jordan Cannon 03 Support Obeylogo std.png Team Obey 2011-??-?? 2011-??-??
Canada Rambo Ray Lussier 02 Objective OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming 2011-??-?? 2011-??-??
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 02 Objective ONlogo std.png OpTic Nation 2010-10-?? 2011-04-??
USA Vengeance Blake Campbell 19 Player NexTThreatlogo std.png Nex-TT-hreat 2010-10-?? 2010-11-??
USA FLawLesS Richard Ferreira 01 Slayer NexTThreatlogo std.png Nex-TT-hreat 2010-??-?? 2010-11-??
USA MoonstruK Nicholas Peraza 03 Support Retired.png Retired 2010-??-?? 2010-11-??
USA Gundeezy unknown 19 Player Retired.png Retired 2010-??-?? 2010-??-??
USA Di3seL Mike Carr 19 Player Retired.png Retired 2010-??-?? 2010-??-??
USA Eaton unknown 19 Player Retired.png Retired 2010-??-?? 2010-??-??
USA Nerve unknown 19 Player Retired.png Retired 2010-??-?? 2010-??-??

Organization

Active

C ID Name Role
USA H3CZ Hector Rodriguez Owner & CEO
USA J Ryan Musselman Founder & COO
USA TUMORS Team Manager

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
USA NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 19 Chief Operating Officer 100Tlogo std.png 100 Thieves
USA FlamesworD Michael Chaves Head Coach Retired.png Retired
USA BigTymeR Will Johnson 19 Head Coach Retired.png Retired

Team Achievements

Recent Achievements (full list)
Game Date Place Event Winnings Roster
GameIcon WWII.png 2017-12-10 A33rd 2018 CWL Dallas Open $32,000 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-08-13 A11st 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship $600,000 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-07-30 A11st 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 $212,500 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-06-18 A77 - 8th 2017 CWL Anaheim Open $4,000 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-05-28 A44th 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 $52,500 ScumpFormaLCrimsixKarma

Highlight Videos

Team Videos

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012

Articles

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References