The newest member of 100 Thieves, Sam “Octane” Larew has discussed his time on OpTic Gaming, which was short lived, and why it came to an end, as he made the move to 100T.
It was a surprise to some fans when 100 Thieves announced Octane as the third addition to their team, but Octane’s time on OpTic wasn’t cut short voluntarily, he was in fact dropped from the roster, he revealed shortly after the change.
This news was even more surprising, as it was thought 100 Thieves had approached OpTic about buying Octane, but according to the player himself, the offer from 100T came after he had already been dropped.
During a recent live stream, Octane went into more details surrounding the roster move.
“Obviously, me getting dropped wasn’t the ideal situation, we sucked, we got last at champs, last at playoffs, like obviously a change needed to happen. So, I’m in arguably a better position now than I was on OpTic.
And as for why I got dropped? Guys, I don’t even know why I got dropped.”
He also went on to explain that he in fact approached 100 Thieves founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, about his joining his team, rather than the other way around.
“Guys, I approached [Nadeshot]. Like there was no buyout – Matt didn’t say that he wanted me and then OpTic gave me away.
I got dropped, without another option, and then I approached Matt. There was no buyout of my contract. I was dropped, and I went and pursued other options. That’s what happened.”
Finally, although OpTic’s new roster has not been announced, Octane did give his view on the speculative additions of Brandon “Dashy” Otell and Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly.
This isn’t to say that this will be OpTic’s roster, although it has been heavily rumored to be, Octane is only giving his opinion should it happen – and he isn’t exactly optimistic for OG.
For now, roster are still being tentatively put together and announced, partly due to the possible announcement of 5v5, which could change things up entirely, going into the Black Ops 4 season.