Episode 34

Looking Back at the OpTic Gaming Dynasty and Why it Went Wrong


July 11th, 2019

28 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

OpTic Gaming was one of the largest esports organizations in the world. In 2017 they had the best Call of Duty team with a rabid GreenWall fan base, they secured spots in both the LCS and OWL franchising and were still expanding.

They secured extra funding from Infinite Esports and Entertainment, which took the company out of the guiding hands of Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez, a move that proved to be fatal. Now, halfway through 2019, OpTic Gaming is just a brand under Immortals Gaming Club competing in the new CDL franchise league. Their LCS spot is being rebranded as Immortals and their Houston Outlaws OWL team will have to be sold.

In this podcast we look back at the OpTic dynasty and how it all fell apart.

Here are the links I mentioned in the podcast:

Dexerto's documentary on the OpTic Gaming dynasty which details more of the key moments and gameplay in Call of Duty.

OpTic Hitch, a longtime videographer of OpTic, explaining what changed under Infinite Esports and Entertainment.

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