Hitch explains why he wants to see OpTic Gaming sign popular SnD star streamer Rallied - Dexerto
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Hitch explains why he wants to see OpTic Gaming sign popular SnD star streamer Rallied

Published: 4/Dec/2018 22:04 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 22:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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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. 

Rallied briefly attempted to reach the pro level during the past WWII season, but ultimately decided that being a streamer was his calling.

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. 

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.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.