Halo Infinite has lured former OpTic superstar Flamesword out of retirement - Dexerto
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Halo Infinite has lured former OpTic superstar Flamesword out of retirement

Published: 24/Aug/2021 6:48 Updated: 24/Aug/2021 7:00

by Brad Norton

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Competitive Halo icon and former OpTic Gaming superstar Michael ‘Flamesword’ Chaves has announced his professional return as the hype for Halo Infinite’s 2021 release continues to build.


  • The veteran retired in 2016 during the Halo 5 era.
  • Flamesword was the face of the first OpTic Halo lineup in 2014.
  • Halo Infinite has lured him back to the game’s pro scene.

One of the biggest legends in competitive Halo history has announced his return.

Flamesword is once again picking up the sticks five years after his retirement. The 31-year old veteran was among the most popular figures in the early days of professional Halo, leading OpTic Gaming to its first taste of glory in the franchise.

With more than $50,000 in prize winnings to his name, Flamesword is a decorated talent known for his in-game leadership.

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“Been having a lot of people swing by the stream asking if I will be competing come Halo Infinite. The answer is yes!” Flamesword revealed in his August 24 announcement. The former OpTic star is back in business and actively searching for new teammates ahead of Infinite’s launch.

There’s no telling how expansive Halo Infinite’s competitive structure may be, but one of the biggest names returning to the mix certainly bodes well.