How to watch OpTic Gaming’s $25k Black Ops 2 LAN event: Schedule, streams, rosters


OpTic Gaming is turning back the clock and hosting the first Black Ops 2 LAN tournament with spectators in around nine years. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming throwback event.

Call of Duty fans hold Black Ops 2 in rarified air among the franchise’s best titles. Maps such as Raid, Standoff, Slums, and Yemen made up one of the strongest competitive map pools in competitive CoD history.

Several of the aforementioned maps received reworks in future CoD titles, showcasing the game’s long-lasting legacy.

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The Call of Duty League announced its 2023 season begins on December 2. To help fill the void for competitive CoD fans, OpTic Gaming announced a Black Ops 2 LAN tournament.


When is the OpTic Gaming Black Ops 2 event

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Black Ops 2 is one of the greatest FPS games ever created.

OpTic Gaming Creative Director Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards announced the Black Ops 2 tournament would be held on October 15 and 16 at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

How to watch the $25K Black Ops 2 Invitational

‘Hitch’ confirmed the event will be available to watch on three different streaming platforms, and tickets can be purchased online.

As you would expect, the tournament is sure to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch channel, likely with the OpTic account co-streaming as well. Rest assured, we’ll embed the broadcast here closer to the date.

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Teams for OpTic’s Black Ops 2 event

While it was a mystery at first which veterans would return to Black Ops 2 for this throwback event, we now have a clear picture of the squads involved. Below is a full look at the rosters set to compete.

Team Killa

  • Killa
  • Clayster
  • MBoze
  • Methodz

Team Envoy

  • Envoy
  • JKap
  • Crimsix
  • Aches

Team Karma

  • Karma
  • Rambo
  • Merk
  • Temp

Team Scump

  • Scump
  • BigTymeR
  • Arcitys
  • Prestinni