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OpTic CS:GO claim DreamHack Summer 2019 victory as future hangs in the balance

by Joe O'Brien
Adela Sznajder for DreamHack

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The OpTic Gaming CS:GO team claimed victory at DreamHack Summer as the future of the squad remains uncertain amid the organization’s purchase by Immortals.

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The DreamHack trophy comes at a turbulent time both for the OpTic Gaming organization and their CS:GO squad, with OpTic parent company Infinite Esports and Entertainment having recently been acquired by Immortals Gaming Club.

Due to Immortals Gaming Club already owning Made in Brazil, upon their acquisition of Infinite they announced that they would be looking to find a new home for the OpTic CS:GO team to avoid breaking the conflict of interest rules in place for various tournaments and leagues.

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As a result, the OpTic squad’s success at DreamHack Summer could prove significant to their future, as what happens next for the squad could very well depend on how enticing they are as a prospect for other organizations to pick up.

It’s also very possible that this might actually have been the team’s last outing under the OpTic banner. They’re not due to compete at any of the premier events on the calendar prior to the August player break, after which will be the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Adela Sznajder for DreamHack
Adela Sznajder for DreamHack
DreamHack Summer is MSL's first, and possibly last, title for OpTic Gaming.

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By winning DreamHack Summer, the OpTic squad did qualify for DreamHack Masters Malmo, which takes place October 1-8, but by then the team could very well be playing under a new name.

If so, Mathias ‘MSL’ Lauridsen was at least able to deliver a win for the Green Wall during his tenure as the team’s in-game leader, with OpTic only dropping a single map on their way to a convincing victory.

DreamHack Summer Final Placements:

Placement Team Prize
1 OpTic Gaming $50,000
2 Team Ancient $20,000
3-4 Tricked Esports $10,000
3-4 Aristocracy $10,000
5-6 CR4ZY $3,000
5-6 AVANGAR $3,000
7-8 Winstrike $2,000
7-8 Chaos Esports Club $2,000