The OpTic Gaming buyout has been a controversial and confusing saga for many esports fans, so popular Greenwall streamer Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards gave a hilariously straightforward breakdown for possible repercussions to come.
The esports community was stunned when rumors and ramblings of a possible OpTic buyout by the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) dominated the headlines, as it could have signaled the end of the Greenwall or at least a much different approach to it.
But now there’s been a lot more clarity of the situation as it pertains to the OpTic brand, which didn’t help fans who were worried about the iconic esports brand changing in the near future.
In a hysterical analysis of the possible fallout from the OpTic buyout, Hitch used intriguing props to paint the picture for fans who were murky on what the major transaction could mean for Greenwall fans.
“Even if the OpTic logo is owned by another company that has their own logo,” Hitch said. “they’re not just going to get rid of this OpTic logo.”
Hitch then reached for some sunglasses representing the allure of Immortals’ logo and the OpTic one, saying of the Greenwall glasses: “...The only issue is, (OpTic’s) logo is only cool whenever certain people are rocking it.”
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He then awkwardly afixed the glasses representing the Greenwall on a bottle of Bacardi saying that when fans see the OpTic logo on people they aren’t familiar with “they're going to get so much hate” for rocking it.
According to Hitch, this would eventually lead to backlash for IGC from OpTic fans that aren’t appreciating the change.
In his demonstration, Hitch said that an easy fix for the possible outcome would be to give the OpTic logo back to its original owners. Since that might not be in the cards, he said there’s already talk of the “Old Guard” making something new.
“Even though (Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez) worked for a long time to make (OpTic) something special. Since we’re so in the dark and we have been for so long, maybe eventually, we with the old fans of the (OpTic logo), make our own (brand).”
Hitch said there was already rumblings of the move within his circle: “Meanwhile I don’t know if I have a job… then Will comes up to me and he’s like ‘Yo, we’re starting our own thing.’”
Whatever the future holds for OpTic and the people in them, it’s bound to keep old fans glued to the latest news to come.