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This article is about OpTic Gaming, a Call of Duty team that competed from 2010-2019. For the current Call of Duty League franchise team, see OpTic Texas.
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OpTic Gaming
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North America
SponsorTurtle Beach
Sector Six
Third Label
SCUF Gaming
Mtn Dew AMP Game Fuel
Affiliated Team(s)OpTic Texas
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OpTic Gaming is an American esports organization. Parent company of the OpTic Texas CDL Franchise.



OpTic Gaming is one of the more storied organizations within the competitive side of the Call of Duty franchise. The team was established in 2006 by OpTic KR3W for the aspirations of becoming a Call of Duty sniping team. Only leading OpTic for a short time, KR3W steps down and OpTic Jon3S, better known as OpTicJ, took his place. But J only lead the team for a very short time span as well, handed over the team to Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez in 2007. H3CZ ran the team for two years before uploading their first video to YouTube in 2009. The same year OpTic Gaming started uploading to YouTube, H3CZ had established a Call of Duty competitive team that would become one of the teams with the biggest fan bases and presence in the community to ever play the game.

Modern Warfare 2[]

OpTic Gaming’s pro team was established in 2010 with Nerve, Eaton, Di3seL and Gundeezy. They placed top four in their first event in the Frag Cup I. The team placed top eight in the MLG Online National Championship and then was able to close out the season with a 4th place finish at the MLG National Championship 2010.

Black Ops[]

Heading into Black Ops season, OpTic changed their roster completely. They picked up MerK, BigTymeR, Rambo and ProoFy. NaDeSHoT and JKap replaced Rambo and ProoFy going in the first major offline event of the year, MLG Dallas 2011. OpTic placed 3rd and then swapped out NaDeSHoT back for Rambo. This showed immediate dividends as the team won next event, MLG Columbus 2011. The team placed top four at the next two events before reaplacing Rambo with ProoFy going into MLG Orlando 2011. They won the tournament and then placed 3rd at the MLG National Championship 2011 to close out the year.

Modern Warfare 3[]

With MLG not putting Modern Warfare 3 on the pro circuit, the team competed with various rosters at smaller LANs across the United States and Europe. After competing with apeX eSports NA during the spring, MerK, BigTymeR, Rambo and Scump joined OpTic for the remainder of the season. They won EGL 7 Blackpool and placed 2nd at EGL 8 Manchester. Rambo left OpTic to join Team EnVyUs and was replaced by NaDeSHoT to solidify a roster for the next year.

Black Ops 2[]

OpTic Gaming was consistently one of the top teams during the Black Ops 2 season, but wasn't able to win another event after the first offline event of the year, UMG Chicago 2012. They placed 5-6th at the MLG Winter Championship 2013 before taking 3rd at the next three events including the inaugural Call of Duty Championship. Looking to get back to the top, MerK was replaced by JKap. A 2nd placed finish at the MLG Fall Invitational rounded out the year.


At the beginning of Ghosts, the team started to fall short of top eight finishes at events, both online and offline.. After the MLG Fall Championship, JKap was dropped and OpTic Gaming picked up Ricky but that only lasted for one event. After UMG Philadelphia, BigTymeR announced that he would be retiring from competitive Call of Duty and coaching the OpTic Gaming squad. Following an avalanche of team changes, OpTic Gaming landed with NaDeSHoT, Scump, Clayster and MBoZe. The roster put OpTic Gaming back at the top as the placed 3rd at the Call of Duty Championship 2014. MBoZe left the team after the event to form a new OpTic Nation team and was replaced by ProoFy. The team won a gold medal at the MLG X Games Invitational 2014 and placed second at the MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs but had an otherwise average season and placed top four or top six or worse in the last four events of the year.

Advanced Warfare[]

Less than a week after the release of Advanced Warfare, NaDeSHoT announced that Clayster and ProoFy were being released from OpTic Gaming as they picked up FormaL. A few days later, OpTic Gaming announced Crimsix would also be joining the team. The team won three out of the first five events of the year, but placed 7th at the Call of Duty Championship 2015. This poor placement pushed NaDeSHoT into retirement and allowed the team to add Karma from OpTic Nation. Due to his pending American citizenship application, Enable played for Karma at the next two European events, ESWC 2015 and Gfinity Spring Masters. Karma finally made his debut at UMG California 2015, which the team won. This roster would go on to win three of the final six events of the year, only placing second three times to Enable's FaZe Clan.

Black Ops 3[]

The roster would stay the same going into the Black Ops 3 season. OpTic managed to qualify for the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season and won the Playoffs that followed. The team won Crown Melbourne Invitational, ESWC 2016 and MLG Anaheim Open 2016. After being upset at the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs, the team bounced back to win the MLG Orlando Open 2016 but once again failed to perform at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship by placing 7-8th again.

Infinite Warfare[]

Infinite Warfare started slowly with the team placing 5-6th at the 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open. OpTic placed second at the 2017 CWL Atlanta Open and then won the 2017 CWL Paris Open and the 2017 CWL Dallas Open. These strong placements qualified them for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1. The team placed 4th in the playoffs and 7-8th at the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open. With fans skeptical about the strength of the roster, OpTic Gaming finished the year as the undisputed best team by winning the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 and finally claiming victory at the elusive Call of Duty Championship.


Initially, the roster would stay the same going into the WWII season. However, with inconsistent placings at the first five Majors, with the most notable placing 13-16th at the 2018 SEAttle Open, plus placing 2nd at the Stage 1 playoffs in what will be known as one of the greatest grand finals chokes of all time, the highly decorated roster that were the best team in the world for nearly 3 1/2 years split up. Kicking FormaL and Karma and picking up Octane and Methodz didn't solve their tournament drought though. Their end of WWII saw them place 5-6th at the 2018 CWL Anaheim Open, 7-8th at the Stage 2 playoffs, and a shocking 17-24th at the 2018 CWL Championship. This was the first time since MW2 where OpTic failed to win a single championship title throughout a season.

Black Ops 4[]

After the announcement of a 5-player roster in the Black Ops 4 season, OpTic decided to drop Methodz and Octane, and pick up young talents Dashy and TJHaLy, as well as re-adding Karma back into the lineup. After having dominant online performances, winning every single CheckMate Gaming ProDown tournament in 2018, they won the 2019 CWL Las Vegas Open (their first Major tournament win since the 2017 CWL Championship) to directly qualify for the 2019 CWL Pro League.


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  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023
  • 2006 (approx.), Team is founded by Jon3s and KR3W.
  • 2006 (approx.), Prestige joins.
  • 2006 (approx.), Prestige renames to H3CZ.
  • 2007 (approx.), H3CZ (Player to CEO) changes position.
  • 2009 (approx.), MiDNiTE (Content Creator) joins.
  • 2010 (approx.), Di3seL, Eaton, Gundeezy, and Nerve join.
  • 2010 (approx.), Di3seL, Eaton, Gundeezy, and Nerve leave.
  • July (approx.), MoonstruK, NaDeSHoT, and Striker join.
  • July 5, Felonies joins.[1]
  • August (approx.), FLawLesS and Vengeance join. Felonies and Striker leave.
  • August 28, Merk joins.[2]
  • October (approx.), MoonstruK leaves.
  • November (approx.), FLawLesS and Vengeance leave.
  • December 12 (approx.), BigTymeR and Rambo join.[3]
  • March 16, Brisk Mate sponsors the team.
  • April 18, Turtle Wax sponsors the team.
  • May 3, Turtle Beach sponsors the team.
  • July 1, J (COO) joins.[35]
  • July 2, Crimsix and Karma are suspended for one CWL Pro Division match for Disruptive Behavior and insults towards league officials.[36]
  • September 14, MaNiaC (Streamer) joins.
  • January 23, DXRacer sponsors the team.[37]
  • April 27, Brisk sponsors the team.
  • June 6, Twitch sponsors the team.[38]
  • December 19, TeePee (Coach) joins.[39]
  • February 11, Karma (Content Creator) rejoins.[72]
  • November 8, BobbyPoff (Content Creator), Sebas (Content Creator), TeeP (Content Creator), and ZLaner (Content Creator) join.[73][74]
  • November 13, Hitch (Content Creator to Creative Director) changes position.[75]

Player Roster[]


C ID Name Role Joined

Temporary Subs[]

C ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Vengeance Blake Campbell 61Slayer Scump Call of Duty XP 2011
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Rambo Call of Duty XP 2011
Enable Ian Wyatt 61Slayer Karma ESWC 2015
Gfinity Spring Masters
ZooMaa Thomas Paparatto 64SMG Slayer Dashy CWL Pro League 2019 (Weeks 1-2)


C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Dashy Brandon Otell 77Flex OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo stdOpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-242019-10-24
TJHaLy Thomas Haly 69SMG Player OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo stdOpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-242019-10-24
Karma Damon Barlow 77Flex Seattle Surgelogo stdSeattle Surge 2018-09-272018-09-27 2019-10-212019-10-21
Crimsix Ian Porter 68AR Player Dallas Empirelogo stdDallas Empire 2014-11-142014-11-14 2019-10-182019-10-18
Scump Seth Abner 69SMG Player OpTic Chicagologo stdOpTic Chicago 2014-01-202014-01-20 2019-10-122019-10-12
TeePee Tyler Polchow 26Substitute Coachlogo stdCoach 2019-04-222019-04-22 2019-07-212019-07-21
Methodz Anthony Zinni 77Flex FaZe Clanlogo stdFaZe Clan 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-10-082018-10-08
Octane Sam Larew 62AR Slayer 100 Thieveslogo std100 Thieves 2018-05-062018-05-06 2018-08-312018-08-31
Karma Damon Barlow 77Flex Streamerlogo stdStreamer 2015-04-052015-04-05 2018-05-062018-05-06
FormaL Matthew Piper 62AR Slayer Luminosity Gaminglogo stdLuminosity Gaming 2014-11-062014-11-06 2018-05-062018-05-06
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Retiredlogo stdRetired 2012-10-112012-10-?? 2015-04-042015-04-04
Clayster James Eubanks 62AR Slayer Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-11-062014-11-06
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 65Support OpTic Nationlogo stdOpTic Nation 2014-04-142014-04-14 2014-11-062014-11-06
MBoZe Marcus Blanks 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo stdOpTic Nation 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-04-142014-04-14
Saints Renato Forza 61Slayer Strictly Business Gaminglogo stdStrictly Business 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-01-182014-01-18
Parasite Chris Duarte 75Objective Curse LVlogo stdCurse LV 2014-01-072014-01-07 2014-01-122014-01-12
Ricky Richard Stacy 65Support Curse LVlogo stdCurse LV 2013-12-112013-12-11 2014-01-122014-01-12
Scump Seth Abner 61Slayer Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-072014-01-07
BigTymeR Will Johnson 65Support Coachlogo stdCoach 2012-05-112012-05-?? 2014-01-052014-01-05
JKap Jordan Kaplan 65Support FaZe Clanlogo stdFaZe Clan 2013-09-022013-09-02 2013-12-102013-12-10
MerK Joey Deluca 75Objective Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy 2013-05-112013-05-?? 2013-09-012013-09-01
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective Logo stdvD 2012-01-112012-01-?? 2012-05-112012-05-??
Saints Renato Forza 61Slayer IcoNslogo stdIcoNs 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
Krump 11Player Logo stdDream Chasers 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
NexXx Jeremy Scarfino 11Player Team Obeylogo stdTeam Obey 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-04-112012-04-??
SiDRoC Joseph Rauth 61Slayer DeathWisHlogo stdDeathWisH 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
IntaKe 11Player RoughNeXlogo stdRoughNeX 2012-03-112012-03-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
Scump Seth Abner 61Slayer ApeX eSports NAlogo stdapeX eSports NA 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2012-11-112012-??-??
BigTymeR Will Johnson 65Support ApeX eSports NAlogo stdapeX eSports NA 2011-02-112011-02-?? 2012-03-112012-03-??
MerK Joey Deluca 75Objective ApeX eSports NAlogo stdapeX eSports NA 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2012-01-112012-01-??
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 61Slayer Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy 2011-10-112011-10-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
JKap Jordan Kaplan 65Support Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-11-112011-11-??
Rambo Ray Lussier 75Objective Xtravagantlogo stdXtravagant 2011-05-112011-05-?? 2011-08-112011-08-??
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo stdOpTic Nation 2011-03-112011-03-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
ProoFy Jordan Cannon 65Support Team Obeylogo stdTeam Obey 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
Rambo Ray Lussier 75Objective OpTic Gaminglogo stdOpTic Gaming 2011-11-112011-??-?? 2011-11-112011-??-??
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 75Objective OpTic Nationlogo stdOpTic Nation 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2011-04-112011-04-??
Vengeance Blake Campbell 11Player Logo stdNex-TT-hreat 2010-10-112010-10-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
FLawLesS Richard Ferreira 61Slayer Logo stdNex-TT-hreat 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
MoonstruK Nicholas Peraza 65Support Retiredlogo stdRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-11-??
Gundeezy 11Player Retiredlogo stdRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Di3seL Mike Carr 11Player Retiredlogo stdRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Eaton 11Player Retiredlogo stdRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??
Nerve 11Player Retiredlogo stdRetired 2010-11-112010-??-?? 2010-11-112010-??-??



C ID Name Position
H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 80Owner & CEO
Hastr0 Mike Rufail 80Co-Owner
TUMORS Pedro Rodriguez Team Manager
Hitch Davis Edwards 80Creative Director
Blake Blake Cissel 80Content Creator
Jorge Jorge Estrada 80Content Creator
MaNiaC Nick Kershner 80Content Creator
MBoZe Marcus Blanks Jr. 80Content Creator
Karma Damon Barlow 80Content Creator
TeePee Tyler Polchow 80Content Creator
BobbyPoff Bobby Poffenbarger 80Content Creator
Sebas Sebastian Beron 80Content Creator
ZLaner Zack Lane 80Content Creator
Scump Seth Abner 80Content Creator
Methodz Anthony Zinni 80Content Creator


C ID Name Position Next Team
TeePee Tyler Polchow 80Head Coach None
H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 80Owner & CEO Chicago Huntsmenlogo stdChicago Huntsmen
J Ryan Musselman Founder & COO None
NaDeSHoT Matthew Haag 80Chief Executive Officer 100 Thieveslogo std100 Thieves
FlamesworD Michael Chaves Head Coach Retiredlogo stdRetired
BigTymeR Will Johnson 80Head Coach Retiredlogo stdRetired


Team Achievements[]

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

Minimum place
Tournament tier
OpTic Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
2024-05-301 Founding Fathers LAN: MW2 Headquarters Scump •  Shotzzy •  Pamaj •  Hitch
2024-05-301 Founding Fathers LAN: BO2 Search and Destroy Scump •  Methodz •  Shotzzy •  MBoZe
2021-06-2313$ 3,000$ 3,000$ 3,000 World Series of Warzone Season 1 NA Trios Karma •  FormaL •  Scump
2019-08-183$ 140,000$ 140,000$ 140,000 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
2019-07-217 - 8$ 18,750$ 18,750$ 18,750 CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
2019-07-051 - 2$ 84,375$ 84,375$ 84,375 CWL Pro League 2019 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaly TeePee
2019-06-163$ 50,000$ 50,000$ 50,000 CWL Anaheim 2019 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
2019-05-053$ 50,000$ 50,000$ 50,000 CWL London 2019 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
2019-03-179 - 12 CWL Fort Worth 2019 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
2019-01-281$ 2,000$ 2,000$ 2,000 CheckMate Gaming ProDown 2019-01-27 Scump •  Crimsix •  Karma •  Dashy •  TJHaLy TeePee
Total Prize:USD 348,125


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  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Vision - Documentary Series[]

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021


External links[]


  1. Felonies' Tweet
  2. MerK's Tweet
  3. Nadeshot's Tweet
  4. MerK's Tweet
  5. JKap's Tweet
  6. MLG Dallas VLOG
  7. NaDeSHoT's Tweet
  8. Nadeshot's Tweet
  9. Nadeshot's Tweet
  10. apeX NA returns to OpTic
  11. Nadeshot's Tweet
  12. Optic Gaming - Merk Departs
  13. Jkap Leaves Envy, Joins Optic
  14. EsportsNation's Tweet
  15. EsportsNation's Tweet
  16. EsportsNation's Tweet
  18. Esports Nation's Tweet
  19. Esports Nation's Tweet
  20. Esports Nation's Tweet
  21. Esports Nation's Tweet
  22. Esports Nation's Tweet
  23. Esports Nation's Tweet
  24. Saints and MBoZe join OpTic Gaming
  25. Esports Nation's Tweet
  26. Saints Leaves OpTic Gaming
  27. Esports Nation's Tweet
  28. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  30. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  31. Dedo traded for MBoZe
  32. I Have Something to Tell You Guys...
  33. OpTic Gaming's Reddit
  34. Pamaj's Tweet
  35. OpTic J's YouTube Video
  36. COD Players Reveal League Fines
  37. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  38. Twitch's Tweet
  39. Vision - Season 4: Episode 10 - "New Addition"
  41. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  42. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  44. @OpTic_DKarma My side
  45. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  46. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  47. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  48. Why I left OpTic Gaming
  49. Popular streamer CouRage parts ways with OpTic Gaming
  50. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  51. OpTic Gaming's Reddit
  52. OpTic Gaming Announcement
  53. FaZe Clan's Tweet
  54. Gfinity Team Page
  56. Leaving OpTic Gaming
  57. Hitch leaves OpTic Gaming and explains why “OpTic as you know it” is over
  58. Karma's Tweet
  59. Crimsix's Tweet
  60. H3CZ's Tweet
  61. Scump's Tweet
  62. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  63. SeattleCOD's Tweet
  64. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  65. TeePee's Tweet
  66. Florida Mutineers' Tweet
  67. Rallied's Tweet
  68. OpTic Gaming's Tweet
  69. Blake's Tweet
  70. Hitch's Tweet
  71. Jorge's Tweet
  72. OpTic's Tweet
  73. OpTic's Tweet
  74. OpTic's Tweet
  75. Hitch's Tweet
  76. Scump's Tweet
  77. Link
  78. OpTic's Tweet