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OpTic Gaming exodus continues as two more long-time members leave

by Daniel Cleary

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Long-time OpTic Gaming members, Michael ‘Flamesword’ Chavez and Aaron 'Create', are among the latest to announce their departure from the GreenWall following the acquisition by Immortals.

After the recent departures of Hitch and MBoZe from the popular esports organization, two more members have revealed their time as an OpTic Gaming member has come to an end.

The pair have both been part of OpTic Gaming for many years, with Flamesword joining the organization in 2014 as a part of their professional Halo team and Create following not long after, as part of the content team.

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Flamesword joined OpTic's professional Halo team in November 2014.

Following the acquisition of OpTic Gaming by Immortals Gaming Club on June 12 and the end of the 2019 CWL season, many players and members have been hinting at their departure from the fan-favorite organization with Create and Flamesword being the latest to cut ties.

Flamesword was the first to reveal he was moving on, announcing on August 31 that he had concluded his time in OpTic Gaming, saying “Today will mark my last day with OpTic Gaming, nothing but appreciation for the lessons learned and memories created.”

The former Halo pro went on to thank the GreenWall and revealed that he is excited to start pursuing his next chapter regardless of the outcome, “life is still continuing to move in a positive direction. Goals are set, actions are being taken, excited for the future as always.”

Create followed up hours later by also announcing his departure from the OpTic Gaming brand, thanking the fans for their support and briefly reflecting on the team’s accomplishments during his stay, “The things we accomplished the last four years were unmatched. Thank you again, GreenWall. Eyes ahead.”

Many fans are wondering what's next for the pair, with some suspecting they follow in the footsteps of fellow ex-OpTic member, MiDNiTE, who revealed she would be joining Minnesota’s Call of Duty team for the upcoming CDL.

It is expected that the OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team will be next in officially announcing their departure from the esports organization after Crimsix recently dropped a hint suggesting it.

However, Create has been recently putting his efforts into the new clothing brand he founded alongside MBoZe and others believe that is likely to be one of his main pursuits going forward.