OpTic and Envy Gaming Merge to Create OpTic Texas
The GREENWALL has a new home, now that OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming come together to OpTic Texas. Based in Texas, these two orgs will combine, and expand their overall operations, changing the game yet again. The Call of Duty League spot held by the Dallas Empire is now going to be known as OpTic Texas in the 2022 season, with an all-star cast of players. We’re also going to see Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez will join the ownership group and be the president of OpTic Gaming.
Hastr0 and HECZ Unite to Put Esports on Notice
Two of the most storied and legendary esports teams are coming together, ready to dominate the esports game like never before. In this OpTic Texas merger, Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez joins the combined companies’ ownership group and will be President. He will also operate OpTic Gaming, leading the content, competitive and overall vision for the brand. All OpTic employees and creative producers will also be staying on.
Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez had this to say about the announcement:
“There’s nothing I want more than having the freedom as a creator to create. It’s a comfort level of trust in Mike [Rufail] and the investment group he’s put together that has been there for years and that I know from personal experience. Finding people you trust, and you want to build with is the most important thing for the future of OpTic.”
We can expect the Optic Texas brand to grow more than ever, and Envy is going to retain their 21,000 square foot headquarters/training facility in Dallas’ Victory Park. They’re also going to keep controlling their vast content creation network and incredible esports teams – across Overwatch Halo, Rocket League, and Valorant.
Mike “Hastr0” Rufail also made a statement about the OpTic Texas merger:
“It’s still somewhat surreal. Organizations are going to have to attract more eyeballs and operate a business that can scale. We’re strengthening the future of what esports will be ten years from now with the decisions we are making today. For us, this deal means we can accomplish our goals faster. Life is too short not to do this.”
What about Call of Duty though? Only one team can control Dallas, after all. In the press release, the Texas-based OpTic brand revealed the starting lineup for the 2022 Call of Duty League season. Ray Lussier will return as Head Coach, and the following players are taking the field:
- Seth “Scump” Abner
- Brandon “Dashy” Otell
- Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal
- Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuervas-Castro
Huge things await OpTic Texas as we come closer to 2022, and this is a humongous move for both orgs. These are two orgs that have been competing against each other for years, coming together to make the esports scene better and stronger. We can’t wait to see what’s next.