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Esports • Jul 20, 2019

OpTic Gaming Co-Founder leaves in aftermath of Immortals buyout

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OpTic Gaming Co-Founder leaves in aftermath of Immortals buyout
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Controversial OpTic Gaming co-founder and Infinite Esports President Ryan ‘J’ Musselman has departed from the company following the Greenwall's sell to the Immortals Gaming Club.

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Greenwall fans have been on an emotional rollercoaster ride since Immortals gained control of the OpTic brand on June 12, which has been resulting in what seems to be non-stop changes to the legendary name.

Although Immortals gave a pretty clear guideline on how they were going to manage the OpTic Gaming brand post buyout, there’s still been troubling developments that have left onlookers scratching their heads.

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OpTic Gaming is already seeing major changes in the Immortals era.

A new development first reported by ESPN’s Jacob Wolf revealed that OpTic veteran and key executive during the brand’s buyout saga J is departing the organization in the aftermath of the transaction.

"OpTic Gaming co-founder and Infinite Esports President Ryan 'J' Musselman left his post as the company’s top executive on Friday, following the Immortals acquisition of the teams," Wolf said.

The report says J had resigned his position as early as Friday July 19, after he had been the target of a wave of backlash forcing him to take a step back from popular social media platforms.

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Previously, relations between J and various members under the OpTic umbrella had been slowly deteriorating as the former executive allegedly at one time tried to “Thanos” the star-studded Call of Duty team.

J really lost favor with OpTic fans in the build-up and fallout of Immortals’ purchase of the brand, which has finally culminated in the executive from severing ties with what’s left of the Greenwall.

At the time of writing, it is unknown where the former Infinite Esports President will land next following his long term with OpTic Gaming.

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Immortals buyout changing OpTic Gaming

Fans of multiple esports are seeing big changes in OpTic Gaming’s teams since there’s already been surprising changes made following the buyout.

So far, one of the biggest developments to come out of the buyout was the release of the entire legendary Gears of War team that had been a longtime fixture of the Greenwall.

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The Immortals Gaming Club have been making controversial decisions since acquiring the OpTic brand, including letting go of their GoW team.

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People on the outside looking in have been heavily critical of the changes happening to the OpTic brand, while former members of the Greenwall have already started up a new org to live up to the Greenwall’s former ways.

Fan reaction to J’s departure has been positive so far, but it just marks another major change for the OpTic brand following Immortal’s takeover.

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