OpTic Gaming

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This article is about OpTic Gaming, a Call of Duty team that competed from 2010-2019. For the Call of Duty League franchise team, see OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.
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OpTic Gaming
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
Region
NA
North America
SponsorTurtle Beach
DXRacer
Sector Six
Third Label
SCUF Gaming
Mtn Dew AMP Game Fuel
Nissan
Affiliated Team(s)OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
History
Created2006-??-??
Disbanded2019-10-24
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OpTic Gaming is an American esports organization. Their parent company, Immortals Gaming Club, owns the CDL Franchise OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

History[edit]

Organization[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2006 (approx.), Team is founded by Jon3s and KR3W.
  • 2006 (approx.), Prestige joins.
  • 2006 (approx.), Prestige renames to H3CZ.
  • 2007 (approx.), H3CZ (Player to CEO) changes position.
  • March 16, Brisk Mate sponsors the team.
  • April 18, Turtle Wax sponsors the team.
  • May 3, Turtle Beach sponsors the team.
  • July 1, J (COO) joins.[35]
  • July 2, Crimsix and Karma are suspended for one CWL Pro Division match for Disruptive Behavior and insults towards league officials.[36]
  • September 14, MaNiaC (Streamer) joins.
  • January 23, DXRacer sponsors the team.[37]
  • April 27, Brisk sponsors the team.
  • June 6, Twitch sponsors the team.[38]
  • December 19, TeePee (Coach) joins.[39]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

C ID Name Role Joined

Temporary Subs[edit]

C ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Vengeance Blake Campbell 61Slayer Scump Call of Duty XP 2011
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Rambo Call of Duty XP 2011
Enable Ian Wyatt 61Slayer Karma ESWC 2015
Gfinity Spring Masters
ZooMaa Thomas Paparatto 64SMG Slayer Dashy CWL Pro League 2019 (Weeks 1-2)

Former[edit]

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Dashy Brandon Otell 77Flex OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo std.pngOpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-242019-10-24
TJHaLy Thomas Haly 69SMG Player OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo std.pngOpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-242019-10-24
Karma Damon Barlow 77Flex Seattle Surgelogo std.pngSeattle Surge 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-212019-10-21
Crimsix Ian Porter 68AR Player Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDallas Empire 2014-11-142014-11-14 2019-10-182019-10-18
Scump Seth Abner 69SMG Player Chicago Huntsmenlogo std.pngChicago Huntsmen 2014-01-202014-01-20 2019-10-122019-10-12
TeePee Tyler Polchow 26Substitute Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2019-04-222019-04-22 2019-07-212019-07-21
Methodz Anthony Zinni 77Flex FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-10-082018-10-08
Octane Sam Larew 62AR Slayer 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-08-312018-08-31
Karma Damon Barlow 77Flex Casterlogo std.pngStreamer 2015-04-052015-04-05 2018-05-062018-05-06
FormaL Matthew Piper 62AR Slayer Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity Gaming 2014-11-062014-11-06 2018-05-062018-05-06
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2012-10-112012-10-?? 2015-04-042015-04-04
Clayster James Eubanks 62AR Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-11-062014-11-06
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 65Support OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2014-04-142014-04-14 2014-11-062014-11-06
MBoZe Marcus Blanks 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-04-142014-04-14
Saints Renato Forza 61Slayer Strictly Business Gaminglogo std.pngStrictly Business 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-01-182014-01-18
Parasite Chris Duarte 75Objective Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-01-122014-01-12
Ricky Richard Stacy 65Support Team Curselogo std.pngCurse LV 2013-12-112013-12-11 2014-01-122014-01-12
Scump Seth Abner 61Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-072014-01-07
BigTymeR Will Johnson 65Support Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-052014-01-05
JKap Jordan Kaplan 65Support FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan 2013-09-022013-09-02 2013-12-102013-12-10
MerK Joey Deluca 75Objective Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2013-05-112013-05-?? 2013-09-012013-09-01
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Logo std.pngvD 2012-01-112012-01-?? 2012-05-112012-05-??
Saints Renato Forza 61Slayer IcoNslogo std.pngIcoNs 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
Krump 11Player Logo std.pngDream Chasers 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
NexXx Jeremy Scarfino 11Player Team Obeylogo std.pngTeam Obey 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
SiDRoC Joseph Rauth 61Slayer DeathWisHlogo std.pngDeathWisH 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
IntaKe 11Player RoughNeXlogo std.pngRoughNeX 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
Scump Seth Abner 61Slayer ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2012-11-112012-??-??
BigTymeR Will Johnson 65Support ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2011-02-112011-02-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
MerK Joey Deluca 75Objective ApeX eSports NAlogo std.pngapeX eSports NA 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2012-01-112012-01-??
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 61Slayer Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2011-10-112011-10-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
JKap Jordan Kaplan 65Support Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
Rambo Ray Lussier 75Objective HSG Xtravagantlogo std.pngXtravagant 2011-05-112011-05-?? 2011-08-112011-08-??
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 65Support Team Obeylogo std.pngTeam Obey 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
Rambo Ray Lussier 75Objective OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo std.pngOpTic Nation 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
Vengeance Blake Campbell 11Player Logo std.pngNex-TT-hreat 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
FLawLesS Richard Ferreira 61Slayer Logo std.pngNex-TT-hreat 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
MoonstruK Nicholas Peraza 65Support Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
Gundeezy 11Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Di3seL Mike Carr 11Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Eaton 11Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Nerve 11Player Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

C ID Name Position
TUMORS Pedro Rodriguez Team Manager

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
TeePee Tyler Polchow 80Head Coach
None
H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 80Owner & CEO Chicago Huntsmenlogo std.pngChicago Huntsmen
J Ryan Musselman Founder & COO
None
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 80Chief Executive Officer 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
FlamesworD Michael Chaves Head Coach Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
BigTymeR Will Johnson 80Head Coach Retiredlogo std.pngRetired

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon BO4.png2019-08-18A33$ 140,000 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-21A77 - 8$ 18,750 CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05A11 - 2$ 84,375 CWL Pro League 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaly
  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16A33$ 50,000 CWL Anaheim 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
  TeePee
GameIcon BO4.png2019-05-05A33$ 50,000 CWL London 2019 Scump •   Crimsix •   Karma •   Dashy •   TJHaLy
  TeePee

Media[edit]

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Vision - Documentary Series[edit]

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Felonies' Tweet twitter.com
  2. MerK's Tweet twitter.com
  3. Nadeshot's Tweet twitter.com
  4. MerK's Tweet twitter.com
  5. JKap's Tweet twitter.com
  6. MLG Dallas VLOG youtube.com
  7. NaDeSHoT's Tweet twitter.com
  8. Nadeshot's Tweet twitter.com
  9. Nadeshot's Tweet twitter.com
  10. apeX NA returns to OpTic sk-gaming.com
  11. Nadeshot's Tweet twitter.com
  12. Optic Gaming - Merk Departs esports-nation.com
  13. Jkap Leaves Envy, Joins Optic esports-nation.com
  14. EsportsNation's Tweet twitter.com
  15. EsportsNation's Tweet twitter.com
  16. EsportsNation's Tweet twitter.com
  17. twitter.com
  18. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  19. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  20. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  22. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  23. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Saints and MBoZe join OpTic Gaming teambeyond.net
  25. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Saints Leaves OpTic Gaming teambeyond.net
  27. Esports Nation's Tweet twitter.com
  28. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  29. OPTIC GAMING DROPS CLAYSTER & PROOFY teambeyond.net
  30. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  31. Dedo traded for MBoZe twitter.com
  32. I Have Something to Tell You Guys... youtube.com
  33. OpTic Gaming's Reddit reddit.com
  34. Pamaj's Tweet twitter.com
  35. OpTic J's YouTube Video youtube.com
  36. COD Players Reveal League Fines dexerto.com
  37. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  38. Twitch's Tweet twitter.com
  39. Vision - Season 4: Episode 10 - "New Addition" youtube.com
  40. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  41. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  42. WELCOME FORMAL TO LG CALL OF DUTY! luminosity.gg
  43. @OpTic_DKarma My side twitch.tv
  44. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  45. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  46. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  47. Why I left OpTic Gaming youtube.com
  48. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  49. OpTic Gaming's Reddit reddit.com
  50. OpTic Gaming Announcement twitter.com
  51. FaZe Clan's Tweet twitter.com
  52. Gfinity Team Page cwl.gfinityesports.com
  53. IMMORTALS GAMING CLUB ACQUIRES INFINITE ESPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT, PARENT OF OPTIC GAMING igc.gg
  54. Karma's Tweet twitter.com
  55. Crimsix's Tweet twitter.com
  56. H3CZ's Tweet twitter.com
  57. Scump's Tweet twitter.com
  58. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  59. SeattleCOD's Tweet twitter.com
  60. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  61. TeePee's Tweet twitter.com
  62. Florida Mutineers' Tweet twitter.com
  63. Rallied's Tweet twitter.com