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Esports • May 30, 2019

OpTic Gaming’s H3CZ gives message of hope to fans amid Immortals buyout speculation

OpTic Gaming’s H3CZ gives message of hope to fans amid Immortals buyout speculation

OpTic Gaming CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez has given another update on the ongoing situation around a potential buyout of the brand from Immortals, as parent company Infinite Esports look to sell the organization.

Immortals are still thought to be front-runners in the buyout bidding, which would potentially see the OpTic brand effectively dissolved.

With teams competing in Call of Duty, League of Legends, CS:GO and the Overwatch League with the Houston Outlaws, as well as the popular content team, there is a lot at stake.

H3CZ says he hopes to have "good news" for fans soon.

Rodriguez has confirmed that he is "trying" to take back the brand himself, perhaps outright, or as part of a deal that would see him return to the daily operations of the organization.

He reportedly met with Immortals representatives in May, although the outcome of such a meeting is unknown. Returning to his daily vlogs, Rodriguez has confirmed that he is still "fighting".

"As of Wednesday 29, still no final 'no'" H3CZ explains, "[I'm] still fighting, and I'm hoping to be able to get some good news to you guys very soon."

Timestamp at 1:46 for mobile users.

Although clearly dancing around giving away any specifics, H3CZ does state that "no matter what, I'm going to give you guys good news - I feel."

With the negotiations still ongoing, and no end date in sight, fans will have to remain patient as the future of their beloved organization is debated over.

H3CZ also revealed on episode 30 of his Eavesdrop podcast, that in 2018 Infinite management had attempted to drop OpTic's world famous Call of Duty team, but the move was prevented at the last minute.

H3CZ confirmation that there will be "good news" no matter what perhaps indicates that there is a plan B, or a secondary option, should he fail to secure the deal he desires initially.

Disclaimer: Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.

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