It has not been easy past few weeks and months for OpTic Gaming, whose parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment are currently up for sale.
The Immortals esports organization are thought to be the current front-runner to acquire Infinite, and there's heavy speculation that they would ultimately choose to disband and dissolve the OpTic brand should their bid get accepted.
Amid all of the rumors, speculation, and leaks, H3CZ appeared on Nadeshot's new 'Self Made' podcast on June 5 to address everything that's been going with the Green Wall.
H3CZ confirms OpTic bid
In the podcast, H3CZ confirmed that he had put in a bid to buy back OpTic, something that had been reported previously but had never actually been revealed by the CEO himself.
"Six or seven months ago, I approached the ownership group," he said. "I said 'let me get OpTic back.' I wasn't asking for a discount, I was trying to make them some money. 'We gave it a good run, it's not working.'"
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Without explicit stating it, he also strongly suggested that Infinite were favoring Immortals' bid over his, despite the fact that his offer had been better.
"As of this moment, it's public obviously, that Immortals is making a bid for it," he explained. "It wasn't as good as the bid that I submitted, but for whatever reason..."
Why things didn't work out with Infinite
H3CZ explained that working with Infinite led him to the realization that what was going was simply "not sustainable," and that the vision of the parent company was not aligning with that of OpTic.
"For me, it was more about the culture and the culture that they were creating within that space," he explained. "It was not going to fit what we have build for seven years. And you can't change culture. It takes years to remold the way of thinking of something."
What happens if Immortals buy Infinite?
One of the more prevalent rumors going on about the OpTic buyout situation is that Immortals will choose to dissolve the brand if they do end up purchasing Infinite.
While Nadeshot said that such a decision would be "dumb from an Immortals' standpoint," H3CZ made it clear that he thinks it's definitely a possibility.
"I've seen crazier sh*t," he said. "I wouldn't put it past anybody to just do nonsensical stuff in esports."
You can check out the first episode of Nadeshot's 'Self Made' podcast with H3CZ below, with the discussion on OpTic beginning at the 48:10 mark.
As of June 5, there have not been any major developments in the OpTic buyout situation, as both the organization and its fans anxiously wait to see what the future will hold for them
As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this ongoing story as more information becomes available.