VP of Infinite Esports Suggests OpTic Gaming Could Use Its Current Players for Fortnite Esports - "We have at least 20 superstars that would all CRUSH the game." - Dexerto
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VP of Infinite Esports Suggests OpTic Gaming Could Use Its Current Players for Fortnite Esports – “We have at least 20 superstars that would all CRUSH the game.”

Published: 22/May/2018 18:56 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Fortnite community was thrown into a frenzy when developer Epic Games announced that it will pledge a whopping $100 million towards funding the prize pools of Fortnite events during the 2018-2019 competitive season.

With major esports organizations such as FaZe Clan and Team SoloMid already having professional Fortnite teams, there have been questions as to if and when esports giants OpTic Gaming would join the Fortnite esports scene.

Jacob Toft-Anderson, Vice President of esports at Infinite Esports & Entertainment, a partner company of OpTic, has addressed these questions on social media.

On May 22nd, he posted a series of tweets in which he acknowledges the potential of Fortnite esports but urges patience from the Green Wall fans.

Judging by Toft-Anderson’s tweets, it appears that OpTic plan to play their involvement by ear until a more concrete and finalized esports scene is established.

It also appears that the organization is even prepared to deploy some of its current players of other esports to also participate in competitive Fortnite until a dedicated team is assembled.

This could mean that some of the members of OpTic’s teams in Call of Duty, Overwatch, CS:GO, and even fellow BR game PUBG, could potentially become professionals in Fortnite as well.

This could even be a hint that former CoD player Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, who is currently not competing for the rest of the CWL season, could soon be taking a new direction in his esports career.

CS:GO

Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos

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Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below


Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
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Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.