OpTic Gaming
United States
Joins OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming has announced their roster is now complete for the upcoming ESL Pro League, with cajunb as a starter.
ANALYSIS
The news comes after cajunb was released from his starting position in North after a lackluster end to their 2017 campaign and an early exit at ELEAGUE Major Boston. The Danish AWPer will now wear the Green Wall colors as the team put together a roster in the final hours of the ESL Pro League roster lock. cajunb now has a home where he will compete for the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Signs with OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming has signed former North player k0nfig to the starting roster for the upcoming hectic schedule.
ANALYSIS
k0nfig saw his way out of North after the disappointing run at ELEAGUE Major Boston New Legends stage in Atlanta with a 0-3 exit. k0nfig was also experiencing "personal problems" as the player was unavailable for interviews at the Major, which indicated something internal was an issue. As a result, k0nfig was released from his duties on North, putting the Danish player future up in the air. Now, OpTic Gaming has completed its roster with k0nfig just in time for the roster lock for the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Returns to OpTic
February 10, 2018
OpTic Gaming have revealed that stanislaw will return to the active lineup.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old returns to OpTic nearly a year after leaving the team to lead Team Liquid, who would then be benched nine months later, following internal issues with the team. Stanislaw led OpTic to their successful run in Atlanta for the ELEAGUE Season 2 championship and a runner-up finish at the ECS Season 2 Finals. stanislaw will have a short time to get his team prepared as he will be the in-game leader for the team at the upcoming ESL Pro League, which is set to start February 13th.
Joins OpTic once again
February 10, 2018
ShahZaM will join OpTic Gaming once again, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
ShahZaM was left without a team after Misfits went 1-3 at the ELEAGUE Major Boston New Challengers stage. The 24-year-old's future had been in question since Misfits released their roster following the Major exit. Now, ShahZaM will return to the Green Wall once again after his short stint with the team in early 2016 before being replaced by oscar. The North American awper will take on the sniper-rifle role over cajunb, who will now be the rifler for the team. ShahZaM will debut with the new roster for the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 7, which is set to start on Tuesday.
Signs with Green Wall
February 10, 2018
The North American organization has announced the signing of North Academy's gade.
ANALYSIS
gade joined North's academy team in April of 2017, where the Danish player picked up five Minor wins across Dust2.dk Masters series and several qualifications. Despite some notable offline exits at DreamHack Open Winter, Copenhagen Games, and WESG Europe Finals, gade had turned head at these events, putting him on the radar. gade has kept a 1.05 rating and a 1.06 KDR in the past three months of action and his individual performance has caught the eyes of many, including his new teammate cajunb. gade will debut his first professional game with the start of ESL Pro League, set to kick off on Tuesday.
Current Roster
Upcoming Events
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 - NA
    2/21/2018 - 4/26/2018
    SK Gaming emerged victorious at the end of Season 6, besting FaZe Clan in a 3-1 series to bring the Pro League crown back to the North American region. Will history repeat itself? Or will someone else from NA rise to the occasion?
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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.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Replaced by Cloud9 at DreamHack Malmo
August 22, 2017
OpTic Gaming has lost their spot at the DreamHack event next week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
While OpTic was making major moves to retool their entire roster, they have now lost their spot at the event in doing so. Per DreamHack rules, three out of the five players on the invited team in order to compete at the event. With OpTic switching out four players and keeping just mixwell from the original roster, they are outside of the rules and have been replaced. It's quite ironic that the team replacing them is Cloud9, who are fielding two of those original OpTic members. We'll still get a look at the enew-look OpTic roster at the ESL Pro League which kicked off on Tuesday.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to ELEAGUE Premier 2017
July 27, 2017
OpTic Gaming has received a direct invite to the next ELEAGUE event coming this September.
ANALYSIS
As the defending ELEAGUE champions, OpTic is coming in much different than it was when it won the last event in December of 2016. Since then they have definitely fallen on hard times, struggling to simply win games, let alone tournaments. They'll have their work cut out in Group D of the event, which consists of SK Gaming and Astralis so far.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Eliminated from CyberPowerPC Summer 2016 after lopsided loss
August 28, 2016
OpTic Gaming was taken down by Team Liquid in a 2-0 series during the semifinals of CyberPowerPC Summer 2016.
ANALYSIS
OpTic Gaming got off to a bad start to this series against Team Liquid. They had a pretty awful T-side in the first half of Game 1 on Mirage, as they were immediately put in a 4-11 hole. Liquid would then take the first five games of the second half to win the game 16-4. tarik in particular struggled mightily on the map, only posting a 6/18 KD. Game 2 got off to a bit better of a start for them, as they kept fairly even with Liquid early on and went into the half down just 7-8. They faltered on the CT-side in the second half, though, and ended up losing the game 16-11. With no members finishing with a positive KD, OpTic certainly will need more from their players in the future. They will still take home $1,500 for their troubles in this tournament.