Award winning videographer Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards wants to see OpTic Gaming expand their content creation team by signing popular Call of Duty streamer Patryk ‘Rallied’ Salata.
Hitch took to social media on December 4 to express his desire for OpTic to recruit Rallied, tweeting out: “OpTic Rallied. The people want it,” while also tagging the org in his tweet.
Speaking about it on his live-stream, Hitch explained why he would like to see Rallied added to OpTic’s content creation team, specifically citing his positive work ethic and personality.
“I think he would be a good fit for OpTic Gaming because he’s a Call of Duty player which is our base viewership,” he said. “He’s a very, very good, very positive vibed person. I think he’d be good on camera, he’d be good on streams.”
Hitch also went on to mention that he thinks the org’s content side of things has take a downward turn, and bringing on someone like Rallied can steer the ship in the right direction.
“We need people for our content because our content is definitely running very low with all the esports teams that have been let go and all of the content creators that have left.”
Rallied has certainly been around the Call of Duty community for a very long time, and is known to be a ‘Snd star,’ the name given to those who focus on playing and streaming online Search and Destroy tournaments and wagers.
A partnered streamer on Twitch, Rallied boasts over 80,000 followers on the streaming platform, with an additional 43,000+ on Twitter, making him one of the biggest and well-known full-time CoD streamers around.
He briefly attempted to expand on his expertise and reach the pro level during the past WWII season, making appearances at the CWL major tournaments in Dallas, New Orleans, and Seattle.
Things did not work out however, as he failed to place any higher than 29-32, and ultimately decided that his calling was to remain a content creator and play SnD high roller wagers and tournaments.
Joining OpTic would certainly be a mutually beneficial partnership. OpTic could provide the clout and resources to turn Rallied into more of a star and expand his brand to beyond just streaming, as they’ve done with numerous others in the past.
On the flip side, Rallied is already adored by many competitive CoD fans and offers the potential for consistent and full-time CoD content creation that the org so desperately needs.
Clip from finals of the 4v4 Elite $2K. Would you believe me if I said I didn't have a single drop of caffeine today? pic.twitter.com/rPPFCrzOov
— Rallied (@RalDaddy) October 20, 2018
There is also the potential for more collaborative projects if Rallied were to be brought on board, especially with the likes of Hitch, as the two have maintained a long standing friendship over the years.
Hitch is currently one of the leading figures in OpTic’s content creation team for Call of Duty, and he live-streams Black Ops 4 daily on his Twitch channel.