Owner and CEO of OpTic Gaming Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has explained “the secret” behind the organization's white championship jerseys, and why now was the right time to make them available to the public.
OpTic announced the new clothing would be made available on the OpTic store via an August 14 tweet. The jerseys designed by graphic designer Xobe were received positively on Twitter and feature a tribute to every single OpTic CoD player ever.
In an August 16 YouTube video, H3CZ explained the “secret behind the champ whites”, and revealed why now was the right time to release them to the public.
“The story behind the legacy championship whites,” he said. “They’re gonna go on sale for everybody. I wanted to gift somebody something on the tenth anniversary of OpTic, of the real OpTic.”
H3CZ explains that he made a number of calls to ensure the players would be able to wear the jerseys for the entirety of the CWL Championship, as well as making them available for fans worldwide.
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“This is the original OpTic white jersey,” he continued, while showing off the shirt belonging to Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell. “This (shirt) features every single pro player that’s ever worn the white jersey… And then it says a special thank you to the Greenwall.”
He also addressed the shirts in a tweet, replying to ex-OpTic CoD pro James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks. He described them as a “nice present to the supporters on the 10 year anniversary”.
I approved of this one, it was my idea to wear these for the entire weekend, and to make them available to the public. A nice present to the supporters on the 10yr anniversary.
BUT! Thank you for being a real one and knowing/defending culture. You’re the man.
— Hector Rodriguez (@OpTicH3CZ) August 14, 2019
The anniversary jerseys have been surrounded by speculation, with many expecting OpTic in its current form to all but cease to exist after CWL Championships.
Following the acquisition by Immortals in June, many OpTic teams and creators have left the organization. The conclusion of the CWL Championship will see the Call of Duty World League transition to a franchise-based league, in which OpTic will become the Los Angeles based roster.
While the organization’s future may still be up in the air, the jerseys pay fitting tribute to the fans who have followed the Greenwall for the past decade.
Disclaimer: Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.