North American esports organization OpTic Gaming have released a full length documentary style video recapping the competitive teams and players and the content creation which saw the team expand greatly over 2017.
Founded in 2006, the organization began humbly as a sniping team on the early Call of Duty titles, before branching out with competitive play and eventually a professional Call of Duty team. Now, OpTic fields professional teams in Halo, CS:GO, Gears of War, Dota 2, League of Legends and PUBG, as well as an Overwatch League team under the franchised name Houston Outlaws.
A number of these teams have only been formed in the last year, such as the Dota 2, League of Legends, PUBG and Overwatch rosters, meaning 2017 was perhaps the most significant year of growth for the organization since it’s inception.
Longer standing teams, such as the Call of Duty, Halo and Counter-Strike ones, have been fielded for a number of years by OpTic, but 2017 also saw a lot of changes to these more established titles in the organization’s storied history.
There was also victory at the Call of Duty World Championship, a title that had alluded the organization thus far, and the CoD team’s greatest success since victory at the 2011 CoD XP event.
Their Halo and Gears of War teams remained some of the most dominant in all of esports, winning or coming runner up in the majority of major tournaments, and while their CS:GO team had a turbulent twelve months, saw success nonetheless with a number of top four placings, albeit mixed with some less impressive results.
OpTic Owner H3CZ (middle) and President OpTic J (left) attend team’s first NA LCS Match. Image: @wackman3209
Their newer explorations into Overwatch, Dota 2 and League of Legends are still in their relative infancy, but signify the organization’s ambition to maintain and grow their position as one of the leading esports brands globally.
The Overwatch team have had a hot start, currently sitting fourth in the standings with a 5-3 record. League of Legends have had a slower start to the NA LCS, currently languishing in ninth of ten teams, with a 1-4 record.
The video also covers the organization’s relocation to Dallas, Texas.
You can watch the full Year in Review video below.
Alternatively skip to Call of Duty at 1:43, CS:GO at 10:07, Halo at 18:40, Gears of War at 22:33, Content and the org’s move to Dallas at 27:50, Overwatch at 29:00, Dota 2 at 32:17, TeePee rejoining at 37:05, PUBG at 38:02 and finally League of Legends at 39:35.