A week ago or so, we wrote about Chet ‘ImAPet’ leaving the Counter Logic Gaming after seven months that he spent with this eSports organization. During those seven months, ImAPet was doing his job very well because CLG improved significantly in that period. They were still far from winning or achieving any major result, but their game has improved the level where they could not be recognized in a match.
Back then, we wrote about that several teams were interested in the services of this reasonably achieved coach in the world which was confirmed that CLG officials who publicly said that several teams have already contacted them about signing their coach.
Back when he was leaving CLG, he stated that he plans on staying in the Counter-Strike world and that he is currently looking for a team that he could coach and that he could lead to become the best in the world. Apparently, he did not have to search for a long time because it was announced yesterday that he will be joining OpTic Gaming as their new head coach.
A month or so ago, Jason ‘JasonR’ Ruchelski decided to say farewell to the CS:GO competitions in order to focus more on the streaming for financial reasons, OpTic Gaming’s coach, James ‘hazed’ Cobb stepped in as a player in the team. However, when it was announced that hazes will become a permanent player in the team, the position of the coach was left opened.
In the last several months, OpTic Gaming has not been performing very well, and it seems that was one of the reasons why JasonR decided to leave the team so abruptly. Even though hazed has shown very good coaching skills, players were not reacting good to his tactic and advice, and if JasonR did not step down from the team, OpTic Gaming would be making changes in their roster very soon.
OpTic Gaming’s Tactical Struggles
Troubles for OpTic Gaming started back in February when it was announced that Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz would be leaving the team. It seemed that the player that replaced stanislaw was not able to adjust to the team’s dynamic, so the team went through small changes. However, because of that, the results started to suffer.
If we are to judge on the most recent results, OpTic Gaming is coming out of the crisis because they have been playing far better than back in February or in March. Currently, they are participating in the ESL One: Cologne 2017 and with the group stage completed it can be said that this tournament has already been very successful for them.
Unlike in some other tournaments recently, OpTic Gaming managed to secure their place in the playoffs as they went 3-1 in the group stage of the competition. The impact that ImAPet will have on the team will not be seen in immediately because it will take some time for him and the players to get to know each other.
With the August break approaching quickly OpTic Gaming and Chet ‘ImAPet’ Singh will have enough time to get to know and to develop tactics for the final part of this season.