OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, aka The Green Wall, preferably known as OpTic Gaming, is an American professional Call of Duty League team established in 2006 based in as the name suggests, Los Angeles, California. OpTic Gaming has participated in various competitive tournaments of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Black Ops 2 and Black Ops III, Calls of Duty: Advanced Warfare, League of Legends, etc. Immortals Gaming Club currently owns the team. Its current players include Chino Martin “Chino,” Ottel Brandon “Dashy,” Gooljar Jevon “Goonjar,” Kaplan Jordan “JKap,” Williams Kenneth. “Kuavo,” Liddicoat Austin “SlasheR,” and Haly Thomas “July.”
OpTic Gaming was established in 2006 by OpTic “Kr3w” for the aspiration of forming a Call of Duty sniping team. Still, he leads OpTic Gaming for a short period and later handed it over to Ryan Musselman OpTic “J.” OpTic “J” lead the team for a short period as well, and then, In 2007, the team was consigned to Hector Rodriguez “H3CZ”. The company featured its first gaming tournament and collaborated with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox 360.
During the season (2009-10), They secured 8th position in the online Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 National Championship Tournament and 4th in the MLG (Major League Gaming) National Championship Tournament and were awarded $500 at the end of the season.
On June 12, 2019, Immortals Gaming Club announced the acquisition of the parent company of OpTic Gaming, Infinite Esports, and Entertainment. The purchase cost a whopping more than $100 Million in market value. It was the largest ownership change transaction in the history of ESports making Immortals Gaming Club, one of the largest ESports organization across the world.
The production also published a book called “OpTic Gaming” in 2016. The album contained the details about the player’s individual Esports career and their contribution towards the team’s success. The book turned out to be a New York Times Best Seller. The rights for telecasting were acquired by the producers, namely John Sacchi and Matt Groesch.
On September 15, 2019, Immortals Gaming Club announced the departure of Hector Rodriguez “H3CZ” from the position of CEO at OpTic Gaming for independent opportunities. Later it was announced by Hector that he would be joining NRG Esports as co-CEO.
Despite its success, it landed in some controversies. During Extremeland Zowie Asia Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tournament, Nikhil Kumawat “Forsaken” of OpTic India CS GO team was caught using an aimbot, which is prohibited by the rules of the tournament. Nikhil’s contract was terminated with immediate action after the incident.
In January 2020, OpTic Gaming announced the signing of Jonathan Tucker, also known as “Pacman,” a former Call of Duty player as their new head coach via OpTic Gaming Twitter handle and YouTube Channel.
Awards & Achievements
It has many achievements to its name. Some of them are as follows:
Call of Duty Franchise
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:- 8th in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 National Championship Tournament 2009 and 4th in Major League Gaming National Championship Tournament 2010
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:- 1st Call of Duty XP 2011 and 1st in EGL 7 Blackpool.
Call of Duty: Black Ops:- 1st in Major League Gaming, Columbus 2011 and 1st in Major League Gaming, Orlando 2011.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II:- 1st in UMG, Chicago 2012.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III:- 1st in 2016 Call of Duty World League Orlando Open and 1st in 2016 Call of Duty World League Anaheim Open.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IV:- 1st in Call of Duty World League Las Vegas Open 2019.
Call of Duty: Ghosts:- 1st in Major League Gaming X Games Invitational 2014.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:- 1st in UMG, Orlando 2015 and 1st MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:- 1st in Call of Duty World League Dallas Open 2017 and 1st in Call of Duty World League Paris Open 2017.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Franchise
1st in Dreamhack Open Summer
1st in ELEAGUE Season 2
2nd in cs_summit 3
1st in Mother Arena 2016 – Montreal
2nd in Esports Championship Series Season 2 Finals.
Net Worth of Optic Gaming
As of January 2021, The net worth of OpTic Gaming is more than $10 million. It bagged a fortune due to its innovative games and graphics, which attracted a large number of gamers.
OpTic Gaming, aka The Green Wall, has become one of the best Esports team the community has ever seen despite the inconsistency in the team’s ownership. Over their total span of 14 years as a professional Call of the Duty league team, they have achieved greater heights every year.
They have provided the community with some exceptionally splendid rosters like Seth Abner “Scump,” Ian Porter “Crimsix,” and Damon Barlow “Karma” who have set the standards of the game far too high. OpTic Gaming is currently the third most followed Esports team based on social media following, and it is likely to increase as the quality of the group is growing every season.