H3CZ officially joins NRG following OpTic Gaming exit
Former OpTic Gaming CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has confirmed his next venture in the esports industry, officially joining NRG as Co-CEO.
In a September 15 YouTube video, Rodriguez discussed his past with OpTic Gaming and teased his future in the esports landscape.
Since the purchase of OpTic parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment by Immortals Gaming Club, the certainty of his involvement in the esports industry has been up in the air. Until today that is.
Discussing his esports journey throughout the video, Rodriguez concluded the conversation by putting on an NRG sweatshirt.
NRG followed up by Tweeting: “IT’S OFFICIAL! please welcome our new co-ceo hector “HECZ” rodriguez.”
please welcome our new co-ceo hector "HECZ" rodriguez and be sure to follow @Chicago_COD pic.twitter.com/BzJ5UsMgPv
— NRG (@NRGgg) September 15, 2019
Having led the Green Wall since 2007, this marks the first journey for Rodriguez outside of the OpTic Gaming banners.
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Calling it his “life’s passion,” he assures fans that “no matter what, just understand that I will continue to do everything in my power to try to repay you. By bringing you a story, keeping you excited, by continuing to share the moments that we have all grown to share in the last decade of work.”
H3CZ declines OpTic position
In a recent joint-statement from Immortals Gaming Club and the former OpTic Gaming CEO, it was revealed that Rodriguez “declined the opportunity to remain in his current role with OpTic and instead chose to pursue new and independent ventures.”
The news comes just days following the announcement of a Chicago-based Call of Duty franchise owned by NRG. Founder of NRG, Andy Miller expressed his joy regarding the situation, stating that it is “A big day for @NRGgg and a big personal day for me. So excited to have @OpticH3CZ as my duo!!!”
A big day for @NRGgg and big personal day for me. So excited to have @OpTicH3CZ as my duo!!! Big things ahead for @NRGgg. The year of eNeRGy continues to roll!!! #nrgfam https://t.co/MmvvT9GhQP
— Andy Miller (@amiller) September 15, 2019
It is unclear exactly how much responsibility Rodriguez will have as part of NRG, however, with control of the Chicago based Call of Duty franchise, it could be that his efforts will focus on the development of a new dynasty.
As rostermania continues throughout the franchising transition, you can keep on top of all the latest developments using our dedicated tracker.