OpTic Gaming Unveil Brand New Line of Jerseys For All of Their Esports Teams - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming Unveil Brand New Line of Jerseys For All of Their Esports Teams

Published: 1/Jun/2018 18:35 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports giants OpTic Gaming have unveiled their brand new line of jerseys for 2018.

The six new jerseys, which were unveiled on June 1st, span across six of OpTic’s esports teams and will presumably be worn by their players at competitive events.

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The announcement for the 2018 jersey collection was made on the org’s official Twitter page, along with a short video montage displaying each of the new shirts.

Fans of the Green Wall can now purchase these items at the official OpTic Gaming shop, which can be visited by clicking here.

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While the collection as a whole features a constant design theme and color scheme, each of the jerseys have slightly different characteristics that make them unique from the rest.

Here are the brand new 2018 OpTic jerseys, one each for their PUBG, League of Legends, Gears of War, DOTA2, CSGO, and Call of Duty teams.

PUBG
League of Legends
Gears of War
DOTA2
CounterStrike: Global Offensive (CSGO)
Call of Duty

OpTic Gaming are one of the few organizations in esports that have fan-bases vast enough for the org to have a sustainable presence in the merchandising business.

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Most major esports events that OpTic participate in feature multitudes of fans that wear their jerseys, shirts, hats, and other merchandise, and now will have a brand new collection to choose from.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG casting CS:GO at DreamHack event
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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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