The OpTic Gaming CS:GO project is expected to go in a completely different direction after rumors flooded online of a new mixed European squad.
The organization currently based out of Chicago picked up the North American squad of conquest in January 2016, and after a number of roster changes, they pulled off what many thought was impossible and won the second season of the televised E-League competition.
All of that hard work went downhill when it was revealed that in-game leader Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz left to join Team Liquid in February 2017. Leaving the squad without an IGL, they struggled to find a replacement and the team struggled to make it work.
After failing to qualify for the PGL Major, changes were expected, withWill ‘RUSH’ Wierzba and Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik leaving to join Cloud9 on Wednesday August 6th. On the back of that change, the latest rumor from French website Flickshot.fr suggests that OpTic will pick up four new players and base themselves out of Europe.
Dexerto sources close to OpTic have confirmed there are negotiations currently ongoing to make the team a reality.
The only remaining player from the current squad will be Spanish star Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas. He’ll be joined by former Swedish NiP player Adam ‘friberg’ Friberg, former Finnish FaZe player Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli, former Danish North player Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif and finally Estonian PENTA player, Kevin ‘HS’ Tarn.
As the squad will be based out of Europe, the team will not be part of the OpTic Gaming move from Chicago to Dallas, set to take place towards the end of 2017.
It’s unclear when OpTic will make the announcement if the team goes ahead, but as previous moves have been revealed in the OpTic Vision documentary series, the first episode of season 4 on Tuesday August 22nd is currently the most likely date.
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