OpTic Gaming has picked up mixed martial artist Sean O’Malley as an addition to its ever growing team of gamers and content creators.
Sean O’Malley is a mixed martial artist, with an undefeated professional record of 10-0, who currently fights in the Bantamweight division of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
O’Malley got his big break in 2017 when he was featured on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and picked up an impressive first round knockout victory.
He has fought twice in the UFC since then, picking up a decision victory over Terrion Ware at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion and another decision victory over Andre Soukhamthath at UFC 222.
But MMA isn’t O’Malley’s only passion. The 23 year old is also a keen gamer and regularly streams on Twitch.tv with Fortnite Battle Royale being his current game of choice.
It’s this passion for video games that has earned him his latest big career move as OpTic Gaming announced on June 5th that the Montana native was joining its ever growing roster of professional players, content creators, and entertainers.
— OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTicGaming) June 6, 2018
This isn’t the first time that OpTic Gaming has been associated with a UFC fighter. The organization used to have a sponsorship deal with MMA veteran Joe Lauzon, who fought wearing shorts with the OpTic logo on them.
O’Malley won’t be able to do that, due to the UFC’s current uniform deal with Reebok, but he will be able to promote the organization in other ways as he grinds out his Fortnite matches on an almost daily basis.
With the world of online entertainment and gaming becoming more mainstream by the day, it seems likely that deals similar to OpTic’s with O’Malley, or FaZe Clan’s with NFL player Juju Smith-Schuster, will also become more commonplace.