North American esports organization OpTic Gaming have recruited Joey Toledo, the creator of the popular 'OpTic Update' Twitter page.
The announcement came early on June 4th, sealing a partnership that many would have considered long overdue.
Since the creation of OpTic Update in 2014, Joey has made it his mission to answer to infamous "When does OpTic play?" question.
Despite having not been officially affiliated with OpTic Gaming, the page has essentially become the most popular source of instant scores and schedule updates for all of OpTic's esports teams, which are currently involved in Call of Duty, CSGO, DOTA2, Gears of War, League of Legends, Overwatch, and PUBG.
OpTic officially welcomed Joey to their organization via a series of posts on their official Twitter page.
The first time the question "When does OpTic play?" was asked on April 2nd, 2011. One member of our community took it upon himself to make sure that question always had an answer.— OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTicGaming) June 4, 2018
He is @ChrisJoey_, the man behind the @OpTicUpdate account, and today we officially welcome him. pic.twitter.com/jBkRKvLOSI
Joey will join us as a Community Manager and we will now have our match and stream announcements on the @OpTicUpdate page, please make sure you're following for all the latest OpTic match information!— OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTicGaming) June 4, 2018
Read more about Joey here: https://t.co/19L022HTsz
According to the provided release, Joey's role will largely stay the same but will also now involved the new Greenwall.gg OpTic community page.
Joey’s responsibilities are largely a continuation of what he’s done to date – he’ll still be updating the Twitter feed, for one, with extra augmentation coming from OpTic’s other accounts. But on top of that: “with the release of the new site, Greenwall.gg, I’ll be managing some parts of that – making sure that’s up to date with clerical files, information, and articles that are on there.”
As far as what being part of OpTic means to him, Joey describes it as essentially a dream come true.
“I really loved what I’m doing. I loved the OpTic organization as a whole – that personal feeling that you can get with all the players and content creators and pretty much everybody in the organization. That’s just something that connected with me and stayed with me even up to today. As OpTic got into more games and with more teams, I just kept doing what I was doing because I loved it, and because the fans loved it as well.”
Naturally, his excitement spilled over to social media, where Joey tweeted about the big news from both the OpTic Update twitter account and his own.
Now this, this is a dream come true. Let’s continue it.— OpTicUpdate (@OpTicUpdate) June 4, 2018
I love you all, let’s continue this work— Joey (@ChrisJoey_) June 4, 2018