OpTic Gaming
United States
Signs with OpTic Gaming as coach
April 25, 2018
OpTic Gaming and Heroic have announced the transfers of Snappi and JUGi, along with the former North coach, ruggah.
ANALYSIS
ruggah first jumped into the coaching role back in May of 2016, guiding MSL, k0nfig, and cajunb through to an EPICENTER title and to the final at Dreamhack Masters Malmo 2017. However, the 29-year-old was recently replaced by ave as North's new head coach in January, following the dismal run at the ELEAGUE Major, where the team went 0-3 in the New Legends Stage. ruggah has been under the radar for roughly two months, "due to contractual obligations," but is now "ready to get back to business," as ruggah has landed a new job and challenge with an all-Danish lineup under the Green Wall banner.
Slow start in the split
April 15, 2018
k0nfig posted a 50/43 KD on Wednesday in the 1-1 split against NRG in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
A slow start to the series on Mirage saw NRG take the pistol and the following anti-ecos to take the 3-0 lead. However, k0nfig and co. rallied back to equalize the score 3-3 as k0nfig grabbed the fourth straight with a triple kill using the AWP to secure the A-bombsite for the T-side. k0nfig helped string together two more rounds to take the 6-3 lead before NRG answered back with four to take the 7-6 lead. k0nfig got right back in the first half to help secure the last round, but NRG returned to edged the first half for an 8-7 lead. Unfortunately, NRG dominated the second half to win eight straight as k0nfig and no response in the 16-7 loss. The series then landed on Inferno where NRG controlled the first half on the T-side for a 10-5 lead going into the second. Despite the slow start in the second half, k0nfig pressed on to win eleven rounds to help his team earn the series split, thanks to his team-leading 29/23 KD and 104.3 ADR.
Holds out on Inferno for the split
April 15, 2018
ShahZaM went 32/39 on Wednesday in a 1-1 split against NRG in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
The series began with NRG claiming the 3-0 lead on Mirage but ShahZaM fired back to pick up four in a row, thanks to his Round 8 quad kill on middle to secure the streak and the three-round lead. However, NRG contested to regain the lead, handing ShahZaM and co. an 8-7 deficit going into the second. The second half was wall NRG on the T-side to win eight straight as ShahZaM had nothing to show in the 16-7 loss. Inferno kicked off the second map where NRG picked up three straight once again, but ShahZaM came out on top in his buy round to snipe down three in mid to secure the round. From there, a few rounds went his way with a tattered economy but only five would be claimed to go into the second half. NRG looked to secure the sweep but ShahZaM kept his composure on the T-side to contribute to the elven rounds needed to take the series split, posting a team-low 16/22 KD and 49.6 ADR.
Secures Inferno in the split
April 15, 2018
gade contributed with a 23/34 KD on Wednesday in the 1-1 split against NRG in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
gade had a slow start on Mirage that saw NRG take a 3-0 lead on the CT-side, however, gade came up with a huge with a triple kill in a 3-vs-3 situation to secure OpTic's first round of the half. From there, gade helped tack on five more to take a 6-3 lead but NRG came right back with four straight for the 7-6 lead. gade had enough for one more round in the first half as NRG got the last round for an 8-7 lead, and continued to press on in the second half to win eight straight for the 16-7 win. Down 1-0 in the series, gade once again faced a 3-0 start to NRG on Inferno as his CT-side struggled to hold off NRG for a 10-5 deficit. However, NRG continued through the second half but a huge 11-round comeback helped by gade as the team secured the series split with a 16-14 win.
To trial with G2
March 12, 2018
G2 Esports have announced that they have granted former OpTic member mixwell a trial.
ANALYSIS
mixwell will be handed a trial by G2 Esports, who will fill in the void of shox, who is currently scheduled to undergo surgery on his wrist at the end of the month. The 22-year-old has been without a team since February when he parted ways with OpTic after his near two-month stint with the Green Wall sine early 2016. mixwell hopes to spark some life back in the French lineup after the team failed to win a single playoff series since DreamHack Masters Malmo 2017 when the team last won an offline title. mixwell's future will be decided upon his performance in the upcoming months throughout the duration of ESL Pro League and the upcoming DreamHack Masters Marseille.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Open Austin
May 14, 2018
The all-new Danish lineup is now packing their bags and headed to Austin, Texas, the tournament organizers announced.
ANALYSIS
DreamHack will make their first stop in the United States, following the Swedish tournament organizers stop at Tours two weeks after. OpTic is the first team invited to the event as Fragsters and Rogue earned their spots through the European and North American qualifiers. The all-Danish lineup will have their first offline debut at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas, Texas tomorrow and will be traveling next door to take part in DreamHack Open Austin, which will take place on June 1-3.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Open tryouts for all-Indian roster
May 5, 2018
OpTic Gaming has announced they will hold open tryouts for an Indian Counter-Strike team.
ANALYSIS
The tryout for the team, who will be called "OpTic India", will start on May 7, with an "extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests". Candidate will then be put to the test through multiple matches under the eye of the team led by OpTic Scouting Director Ali Saba and SoStronk's Prashant Prabhakar, which will begin on May 12-13. More information and registration can be found here.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Signs JUGi, Snappi, and coach huggah
April 24, 2018
OpTic and Heroic have announced the transfers of Snappi and JUGi to the North American organization.
ANALYSIS
Settling the rumors and reports, the two organization have made it official with Snappi and JUGi joining the Green Wall as OpTic have also signed former North coach huggah all for an undisclosed deal. The two new Danish players will be replacing the North American figures of stanislaw and ShahZaM for an all-Danish line-up, including the coach. The OpTic team prior never saw offline action but did participate in the qualification for DreamHack Masters Marseille and IEM Sydney, although without success. However, OpTic have secured their third place spot in the ESL Pro League North American division in the Finals' in Dallas, which is set to start May 14th -20th. It is unclear whether or not the team will be based out of the United States, Europe or both as they have no set their obligations in ECS and ESL Pro League.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Receives direct invite to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
OpTic Gaming has been handed a direct invite to iBUYPOWER Masters at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California, the organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
The new OpTic Gaming lineup, who consists of European players, will receive its first direct invite to the North American based event. The event will take place November 11-12 as eight teams will battle it out for $100,000 grand prize. OpTic has still been adjusting its new lineup, however, there is still some more time for the team to gather its witts before the offline tournament kicks off.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Loses ELEAGUE Spot
August 22, 2017
OpTic Gaming has lost their spot at ELEAGUE Premier 2017 next month due to roster violations, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Just hours after losing their spot at DreamHack Malmo, OpTic has now been dealt another blow. Much like with DreamHack, OpTic's recent roster changes were in violation of tournament guidelines, leading to their disqualification. This is certainly a big blow to the new-look roster that is looking to establish itself in the CS:GO scene. They will be replaced by a third qualifying team from the American Qualifier set to take place on August 26-27. No word on whether OpTic will be able to actually enter that qualifier and get back into the tournament.