The days of the OG OpTic crew were wild and unpredictable, especially on the night when players were freaking out as their house got swatted. It's one of the greatest stories ever told on the Eavesdrop Podcast, and now HECZ has revived it in a highlight video.
Even though members from the original Greenwall are departing and going their separate ways, there’s still troves of stories which even die-hard OpTic fans haven’t heard. These tales are now years old, and since the people “are too far removed” from the incidents, and some were even highlighted in a previous podcast brought back into the spotlight by Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez.
Sitting down on with podcast host, 100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag along with Call of Duty legends Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Will ‘BigTymeR’ Johnson opened up about the night their team house got raided.
Even though getting raided by the police was a serious matter that included “an AR-15 pointed at (Scump’s) face,” years later the story can be retold with thunderous laughter and new insights from the former OpTic members.
Some of those new details revealed why H3CZ got really nervous when he got the call that the OpTic boys got swatted.
“We had air mattresses, lawn chairs, a big green screen curtain blocking the sun from the main entrance,” H3CZ said. “So I’m thinking as a cop if I walk in, ‘what do you see in movies: Curtains, plastic to separate the sorting of cocaine from somewhere else.’”
Even though it was just a house filled with future legendary CoD players, H3CZ could see a lot of drug-dealing parallels that an officer of the law might draw when seeing all the “nice cars (and Nadeshot’s) M3 in the back.”
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It didn’t help their case that the boys had a lot of marijuana in the house, which didn't get readily noticed by the cops because of a random, spur-of-the-moment cleaning from Nadeshot that lead up to “the craziest moment of (his) life.”
“The house was filthy,” Nadeshot said. “It was disgusting, and in the kitchen especially (filled with paraphernalia). And at that moment, I don’t know what compelled me to do it… I cleaned off all the counters, pushed it to the side, threw it out.”
Nadeshot had gone off to bed but warned his housemates to keep the house “clean,” and little did he know that was the night that they were going to get swatted.
While the glory days of OpTic seem well behind them, it looks like the OG members still have a lot to fill in their fans about during their time with the Greenwall.
Disclaimer: Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.