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Call of Duty • May 15, 2019

CoDBurner leaks daunting intel on future of OpTic Gaming's CoD team

CoDBurner leaks daunting intel on future of OpTic Gaming's CoD team
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The mysterious Call of Duty insider known as 'CoDBurner' has leaked some fresh information about the future of OpTic Gaming's pro team amid reports that the organization may soon be purchased by Immortals. 

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The CoDBurner has returned to the spotlight with some more explosive behind-the-scenes news on May 14, and while not everything they've said has come to fruition, they've foretold enough truths to keep some credibility within the competitive CoD community.

Their latest leak was regarding OpTic Gaming, whose fate has been in limbo ever since parent company Infinite Esports and Entertainment were put up for sale several months ago.

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According to the new intel, the sale of OpTic will be finalized soon, and the news should be announced sometimes during this weekend. The content creators will reportedly be either released or kept on with paycuts. 

As for their pro CoD team, the players will be sold to a different organization prior to CWL Anaheim in June, which is the next major tournament of the Black Ops 4 CWL season. 

Current OpTic Gaming CoD roster:

  • Seth 'Scump' Abner
  • Ian 'Crimsix' Porter
  • Damon 'Karma' Barlow
  • Brandon 'Dashy' Otell
  • Thomas 'TJHaLy' Haly

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Maelk disputes CoDBurner's report

Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Anderson, Senior Vice President of Operations at Infinite, has vehemently denied any of the leaked intel that the CoDBurner posted on May 14.

"I can, without a shadow of a doubt, just tell you that both 'dragondude' and CoDBurner is full of bad intel," he wrote in the official OpTic Discord server. "No one knows what will happen. Dragonburner and CoDBurner are both definitely spreading wrongful information. 

He went on to firmly state that, all of the main esports teams currently under OpTic will continue to represent the Green Wall until further notice.

"And for what it's worth, unless I'm being completely blindsided, both CS:GO will continue playing, CoD will continue playing, LCS will continue playing, all as OpTic."

What we know about the sale of Infinite and OpTic

Infinite Esports first went up for sale in January, with ESPN reporting that they had set a $150 million asking price for all of their business, which includes OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws Overwatch League team.

In early May, it became apparent that prominent esports org Immortals had raised an additional $30 million in a Series B funding round, emerging as one of the favorites to purchase Infinite and OpTic.

If the sale ends up going through, there is a chance that the OpTic brand will cease to exist, as Immortals will either choose to keep and rebrand some of the teams while selling the rest off to different organizations. 

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