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OpTic Chicago
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
CDL Franchise
OwnerHector "H3CZ" Rodriguez
SponsorTurtle Beach
Game Fuel
SCUF Gaming
US Army
Affiliated Team(s)NRG Esports
OpTic Gaming
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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OpTic Chicago is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Chicago, United States. It is owned and operated by NRG Esports. The team was created after HECZ reacquired the OpTic Gaming brand and renamed the Chicago Huntsmen.


Black Ops Cold War[]

After weeks of speculation, the Chicago Huntsmen officially rebranded to OpTic Chicago on November 11, 2020. Scump, FormaL, and Dashy all made their return to the iconic name while Envoy joined for the first time.

With OpTic back in control of HECZ, expectations were high going into their first season. In Stage 1, OpTic won all but one series - a Game 5 to Atlanta FaZe. This gave the team a seed in Winners Round 1 in the Major where they beat New York Subliners. A Game 5 loss to Dallas dropped Chicago into Losers Round 4 where they beat Nadeshot's newly formed Los Angeles Thieves, before getting beaten badly 3-0 in their rematch against the Subliners and getting knocked out in fourth place. Chicago once again secured the second seed in their Stage 2 group while being tied with Minnesota and Dallas with 3-2 records. A very even group full of upsets saw them finish with just a 9-9 map count. The Stage 2 Major was one to forget for OpTic Chicago. They lost to eventual champions Toronto Ultra in Winners Round 1, beat Seattle Surge 3-1 in Losers Round 3, and then lost 3-2 in one of the best and most controversial series out of the game itself of the season against Minnesota RØKKR to finish Top 6.

A string of poor results saw Chicago finish fourth in Stage 3 Group B with a 2-3 record. This positioned OpTic in Losers Round 2 to start the Stage 3 Major. Three good wins against LA Guerrillas, Dallas Empire, and Florida Mutineers put them in a Losers Round 5 matchup versus defending champs Toronto Ultra. The series was tight but Toronto edged it out in Game 5 Round 11 to move on and eliminate Chicago in fourth place. Stage 4 saw OpTic lose to the top and bottom teams in the league, Atlanta FaZe and Seattle Surge, but they did manage a second seed via tiebreaker over Minnesota RØKKR. Heading back to LAN, fan expectation was high after months of OpTic players implying how much better they would be. OpTic was beat handily by Dallas Empire in Winners Round 1. They then fell down to the Losers Bracket where a rejuvenated Seattle Surge had won back to back series. Seattle almost caused an upset but OpTic moved on to Losers Round 4 where they beat Minnesota RØKKR. A rematch against Dallas Empire resulted in a 1-3 loss and OpTic once again finished in fourth place. With the Stage 5 Group Stage back online, OpTic found form by beating Atlanta FaZe and taking the first seed in Group A. Despite the better seed, Toronto Ultra won the Winners Round 2 matchup 3-2 and dropped OpTic down into Losers. They once again beat a hot Seattle Surge 3-2 but this time got over the Dallas Empire with a 3-1 win. The Ultra, however, were waiting in the Losers Final as they lost to Minnesota RØKKR in the Winners Final. They beat OpTic 3-1. This third place finish was the best result all season for OpTic. They finished fourth overall in CDL Points with a 26-17 (95-71) record.

Starting in Winners Round 1 at the Call of Duty League Championship, OpTic faced the Subliners. New York went up 2-0 and nearly closed it out in three, but OpTic fought back to lose in a tight Search on Raid. Florida was the next opponent down in the losers bracket. OpTic won 3-1 by taking three respawns and moved on to Losers Round 2 against Toronto Ultra. Toronto was too good in the end and eliminated OpTic with a Top 6 finish.


Envoy announced his free agency on August 28. Just hours later, FormaL announced the end of his eleven year career in which he competed in Call of Duty and Halo.


  • 2020
  • 2021

Player Roster[]



DashyBrandon OtellPlayer
Nov 20202020-11-11

ScumpSeth AbnerPlayer
Nov 20202020-11-11

GeneralJordon General
Nov 20202020-11-11


Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team

EnvoyDylan HannonPlayerNov 20202020-11-11Aug 20212021-08-28Los Angeles Thieveslogo std.pngLAT

FormaLMatthew PiperPlayerNov 20202020-11-11Aug 20212021-08-28Retiredlogo std.pngRetired



C ID Name Position
H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 80CEO
Andy Miller CEO/Founder
Brett Lautenbach President
Sender Troy Michaels 80Head Coach


C ID Name Position Next Team


Team Achievements[]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place
Tournament tier
OpTic Chicago Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
2021-08-225 - 6$ 75,000$ 75,000$ 75,000 Call of Duty League Championship 2021 Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-08-184 Call of Duty League 2021 Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy General Sender
2021-08-013$ 80,000$ 80,000$ 80,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5 Major Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-07-251 - 2 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5 Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-06-204$ 40,000$ 40,000$ 40,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 Major Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-06-133 - 4 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-05-232 Call of Duty League 2021 - All-Star Weekend Pro Skills 1v1 Dashy
2021-05-233 - 4 Call of Duty League 2021 - All-Star Weekend Pro Skills 1v1 Envoy
2021-05-164$ 40,000$ 40,000$ 40,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Major Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
2021-05-097 - 8 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Sender
Total Prize:USD 235,000


  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021


External links[]


  1. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  3. Triumph Gaming's Tweet
  4. 4.0 4.1 Envoy's Tweet
  5. 5.0 5.1 FormaL's Tweet