OpTic Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Manager:
USA Kodiak Shroyer
Total Earnings:
$1,231,204
Links
History
Created:
Organization: 2006
Dota 2: 2017-09-26
Disbanded:
2018-09-05


OpTic Gaming is an American organization known for its Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War teams.

Organization History[edit]

OpTic Gaming is one of the more storied organizations within the competitive side of the Call of Duty franchise. Established in 2006 by KR3W for the aspirations of becoming a Call of Duty sniping team, it has since then grown into a full-fledged gaming organization. Only leading OpTic for a short time, KR3W stepped down with Jon3S taking his place. Jon3S only lead the team for a very short time as well, stepping down in 2007 to then hand over the team to Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez. H3CZ ran the team for two years before uploading their first video to YouTube in 2009. Making a name for himself as well as OpTic Gaming, H3CZ and his team are now staple names in the YouTube gaming community with over 1.4M channel subscribers. The same year OpTic Gaming started uploading to YouTube, H3CZ had established a Call of Duty competitive team that would become the biggest fanbase and presence in the community to ever play the game. Throughout their history in Call of Duty, they have long held a rivalry with Team EnVyUs, this being dubbed 'eClassico'. Although the roots of this rivalry is in Call of Duty, it has now found its way into other esports including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War, and most recently the Overwatch League.

In 2017 OpTic took its first steps into several games, announcing their new Dota team, their LCS franchise, their Overwatch League Franchise, and their newly formed PUBG team.

Timeline[edit]

  • September 5th - OpTic Gaming releases their roster.[1]
  • September 26th - OpTic Gaming signs The Dire.[2]
  • November 28th - MiSeRy leaves the team and Saksa is picked up as a full time stand-in for the remainder of 2017.[3]
  • December 21th - 33 joins the team.[4]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

The International 2018 Squad The International 2018 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Pajkatt
(
Per Olsson Lille
)
1
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-05[1]
 
OG
USA CC&C
(
Quinn Callahan
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-05[1]
 
paiN X
Israel 33
(
Neta Shapira
)
3
Join Date: 
2017-12-21[4]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-05[1]
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden zai
(
Ludwig Wahlberg
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-05[1]
 
Team Secret
USA ppd Captain
(
Peter Dager
)
5
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-05[1]
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
North Macedonia Saksa
(
Martin Sazdov
)
DOTA Summit 8
ROG MASTERS 2017
Galaxy Battles II Qualifier
 
USA kitrak
(
Kartik Rathi
)
 
Denmark MiSeRy
(
Rasmus Filipsen
)
Midas Mode
Original Squad Original Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Pajkatt
(
Per Olsson Lille
)
1
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA CC&C
(
Quinn Callahan
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Sweden zai
(
Ludwig Wahlberg
)
3
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Denmark MiSeRy
(
Rasmus Filipsen
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
2017-11-28[3]
 
Evil Geniuses
USA ppd Captain
(
Peter Dager
)
5
Join Date: 
2017-09-26[2]
Leave Date: 
-

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA J
(
Ryan Musselman
)
Founder & COO
Join Date: 
USA H3CZ
(
Hector Rodriguez
)
Owner & CEO
Join Date: 
USA Kodiak
(
Kodiak Shroyer
)
Manager
Join Date: 
Denmark Maelk
(
Jacob Toft-Andersen
)
VP of Esports at Infinite
Join Date: 
2018-01-06[5]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2018-08-23GA7 - 8thA0PremierThe International 2018The International 20181 : 2$638,304
2018-06-09EA5 - 6thA0PremierChina Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 Supermajor0 : 2$90,000
2018-05-27BA2ndA0PremierESL One Birmingham 2018ESL One Birmingham 20180 : 3$200,000
2018-04-15AA1stA1MajorStarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 53 : 1$135,000
2018-04-05GA7 - 8thA0PremierDota 2 Asia Championships 2018Dota 2 Asia Championships 20180 : 1$35,000
2018-03-11EC5 - 8thA0PremierThe Bucharest MajorThe Bucharest Major0 : 2$30,000
2018-02-21IC9 - 12thA0PremierESL One Katowice 2018ESL One Katowice 20180 : 2$10,000
2017-12-16FA6 - 7thA1MajorDOTA Summit 8DOTA Summit 81 : 2$9,000
2017-12-10BA2ndA1MajorROG MASTERS 2017ROG MASTERS 20172 : 3$58,800
2017-11-25AA1stA2MinorMidas Mode - North AmericaMidas Mode - North America3 : 2$18,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 OpTic Gaming (2018-09-05). "We would like to thank our 2017-18 dota roster". twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Kienan Osborne (2017-09-26). "OpTic Gaming enters DOTA 2". OpTic Gaming. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kienan Osborne (2017-11-28). "OPTIC DOTA ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT". optic.tv. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  4. 4.0 4.1 @Peterpandam (21 December 2017). "33 joins the team"". Twitter. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. LucasAM (2018-01-27). "North announce new Director of Esports". hltv.org.