The LoL team from 2020, and hold on to the ultra-popular Call of Duty lineup going forward, but had bad news for fans of the organization’s CS:GO team.
OpTic Gaming’s CS:GO team will be sold by Immortals.
Immortals Gaming Club confirmed that they would look to “divest” the OpTic CS:GO squad, due to their ownership of Brazilian team MIBR, but offered no other information regarding the sale.
Now, Kovanen has given fans of the team a glimpse at what the future holds for them, confirming that they are working to find the squad a new organization as quickly as possible, and that they are in contact with Valve and the players to ensure they remain happy throughout the process.
He tweeted: “We want to find the OpTic CS:GO team a new home as soon as we can to avoid violation of [ownership] rules. We’ve reached out to Valve [regarding] major qualifiers, and are working with the team to ensure they’re as happy as possible with the ultimate outcome.”
To clarify for my CS:GO followers, we want to find the OpTic CS:GO team a new home as soon as we can to avoid violation of o/s rules.
We’ve reached out to Valve re: major qualifiers and are working with the team to ensure they’re as happy as possible with the ultimate outcome.
Immortals are forced to sell OpTic Gaming’s Counter-Strike roster as rules state that an organization cannot own two teams competing in major competitions, and with MIBR already under the IGC umbrella, OpTic’s roster will have to be offloaded.
Where the team will end up and the time-frame for the move remains to be seen, and Valve have yet to confirm whether OpTic CS:GO will be able to compete in the upcoming major qualifiers despite being owned by Immortals. The OpTic CS:GO squad is currently scheduled to face Sprout on June 12 for a spot in the Europe Minor Championship for the StarLadder Berlin Major.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the team’s future as more information becomes available.
DreamHack Open Fall 2020 is underway and the event is stacked with some of Europe’s most elite competition vying for the lion’s share of $115,000 and more Regional Major Rankings (RMR) points for higher standing.
There are of course the top-ranked teams that can be seen as favorites for the event like Astralis, BIG, Heroic, Vitality, G2 Esports, OG, FaZe Clan, and more. But there are also teams like Sprout, North, and mousesports who are coming from the Closed Qualifiers, looking to make a dent in the event.
The field of 16 teams has been split into four different groups that will decide the 12 orgs who will eventually move on to the Double-Elimination bracket playoffs.
Below you can find everything from results to the streams where all the action is set to go down. Follow along live and look out for more stories as they unfold.
Though the it’s going to be all online, the DreamHack Fall Open will have highly competitive games.
DreamHack Fall 2020 stream
DreamHack is hosting all of the matches on their channel which can be found below. If there’s more than one game going on, just make sure you’re on the right feed for the team you want to watch.
DreamHack Open Fall 2020 teams
There are five teams that had to come up from the qualifiers to cement their place in the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 event.
As previously mentioned there are a total of 16 teams who will have no choice but perform at a high level to avoid an early exit. There isn’t going to be much wiggle room for error, so expect it to be a contentious tourney from the start.
We have got some major teams who will battle it out starting this Thursday during #DHOpen Fall..!