A massive roster change announcement has sent shock waves through the Call of Duty community as OpTic Gaming's Sam 'Octane' Larew has left the org and joined 100 Thieves.
The move was announced late in the day on August 31, with the announcements coming simultaneously on each org's respective Twitter accounts.
We would like to thank Sam "Octane" Larew for his time on our Call of Duty team and wish him the best as he continues to compete in the CWL.
Announcing the third member of our professional Call of Duty team.
Welcome to 100 Thieves @Octane_
The pro player also tweeted about the roster move, expressing his gratitude to OpTic for the opportunity and also looking ahead to his new journey with 100 Thieves.
Thank you to @OpTicGaming for everything they’ve done for me over the last few months; an unfortunate ending but we made some great memories. It’s time to set my sights on bringing home a championship for @100Thieves and all of you guys. #HonorAmongThieves.
Octane will now join former Team Kaliber players Kenny 'Kenny' Williams and Maurice 'Fero' Henriquez, who joined 100 Thieves only a few days ago.
This means that the org's competitive CoD roster for the Black Ops 4 season is nearly complete, with just one open spot now remaining on the team.
Octane's spell with OpTic was rather brief and unsuccessful as the team failed to win any of the three events they competed in since his arrival in May, including a disastrous group stage exit at the 2018 CWL Championships.
Prior to joining OpTic, the longtime veteran had a successful 1.5 years with Luminosity Gaming, having won the 2018 CWL Birmingam Open, placed second at the 2018 New Orleans Open, and won CWL Anaheim in 2017.
Although the specifics of Octane's transfer to 100T will likely not be revealed anytime soon, it appears that all the paperwork had been taken care of days ahead of the announcement, as the player is currently on vacation at the time the move was announced.
Octane has since announced that he was dropped by OpTic Gaming ahead of his move to 100 Thieves.
Now all eyes will be on Optic Gaming and their roster dealings, as the org has found itself thrust into the RosterMania spotlight for the second time in three months, after not making a single roster move in a span of over three years before then.