One of the two Los Angeles franchises for the upcoming CDL season, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the 2020 season, and it is packed with massive potential and championship-level talent.
The legacy of the OpTic Gaming brand is alive and well as the professional Call of Duty scene shifts into the franchise-model Call of Duty League that begins in 2020.
OpTic Gaming LA revealed their black-and-green branding on October 24, and also unveiled their starting roster for the upcoming season.
LA OPTIC CALL OF DUTY ROSTER:
- Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell
- Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
- Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan
- Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
- Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams
The OpTic LA roster has roots that are deeply entrenched in the history of the OpTic Gaming brand. Both Dashy and TJHaLy most recently played for OpTic in the last Call of Duty Pro League, while veteran JKap played for them in 2011 and 2013.
Both SlasheR and Kenny join OpTic LA from the 100 Thieves organization, which was founded by legendary OpTic player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag. Nadeshot revealed at the end of August that the 100 Thieves organization would not compete in the franchised Call of Duty league.
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Dashy and TJHaLy will look to recreate the success they brought to OpTic when they joined after Black Ops 4 became the scene standard. They took home the trophy at CWL Las Vegas, and finished top three at CWL Anaheim, London, and the World Championships.
These results were achieved, however, during a time of turbulence and division within the OpTic roster, as former teammates and now Dallas Empire player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has claimed.
The two young OpTic guns are pressing on with championship-level teammates. Both SlasheR and JKap won the 2016 World Championship while on Team Envy, and JKap won the world title the year prior with Denial Esports. Kenny is another terrific young talent, who had a breakout year with Team Kaliber before becoming a top player on the 100T roster.
With a plethora of young talent with all-star potential, and the savvy play of championship-level veterans, OpTic LA are hoping to build a foundation for a team worthy of the legendary OpTic name.
Keep up with all of the offseason roster changes and player announcements via our dedicated Call of Duty League RosterMania hub.