North American based esports organization OpTic Gaming have made a roster change within their pro team for Fortnite Battle Royale, and CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has provided insight on the decision.
In the September 27th episode of OpTic’s Vision series, H3CZ announced that the org had parted ways with Fortnite pro player Robert ‘WizKay’ Simone. who was one of the original members of OpTic’s roster when they first ventured into competitive Fortnite.
“We would like to thank WizKay for his time with us on our professional Fortnite team,” OpTic tweeted out. “We wish him the best as he continues his career as a Fortnite professional.”
WizKay has been replaced by up-and-comer Stephen ‘Gunfly’ Brown, who has recently established himself as a top competitor in the scene.
Gunfly will now be teaming Kenneth ‘BaldyKun’ Anderson, Marco ‘MarkyWap’ Soto, and Dade ‘Dramas’ Lesch for the remainder of the $100 million competitive season.
In the episode of Vision, H3CZ explained that this roster change could be what starts turning OpTic into a force in Fortnite esports.
“If we concentrate on really really making our team stand out and be competitive, we’re going to have to make certain adjustment,” he said. “I think that this one sort of sets the wheels in motion, we’re serious about Fortnite. We’re very, very serious about it.”
H3CZ went on to say that he has learned from his mistakes in the past, especially in regards to OpTic’s Call of Duty team, and knew that he had to get involved if such a promising talent such as Gunfly was available for recruitment.
“This one we did discuss, and Gunfly is just too good of a player to pass up,” he explained. “Since the beginning of time, anytime a player of certain caliber is up for grabs, the least thing that we can do is sit down and have a conversation about it.”
Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.
Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.
Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.
From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.
How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational
The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.
As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.
Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket
Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.
Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.