It has been announced that there are a number of new roster changes to the OpTic Gaming CS:Go team. It has been a team that has undergone a lot of turmoil in recent times after they were the first ever roster that the organisation had put together for CS:Go. While they had their ups and downs long the way, they are said to be leaving on good terms with the organisation.
It is both Tarik and RUSH who have left the team and have taken their talents elsewhere. This comes after they have been on the roster since the very beginning and they have a total of nearly three years on the roster.
A lot of people from within the community of CS:GO were surprised to see this move being made, as well as the fans of the organisation. It comes after there were a lot of rumours building concerning another of the OpTic Gaming’s CS:GO roster Mixwell and his place on the roster but nothing ever happened on that front.
Since first getting involved with this esport there have been many low points as well as some high points for the organisation. A catalyst for their recent troubles can be pinpointed to losing their leader in-game Stanislaw back in February as he decided to join the Team Liquid roster following the OpTic Gaming’s Season 2 Eleague victory,, defeating Astralis.
Cloud9 have reshuffled the roster so that the two new additions will go straight into the starting team while n0thing and shroud will both be moved to the substitute bench. The remaining members on the OpTic Gaming team will be NAF, ImAPet and mixwell and they will be holding trials for new members over the coming days and weeks as they try to find players that fit into the team in a seamless manner and have the skills required to compete at this high level.
Both of the departing players made statements concerning the move on their respective Twitter pages after it had been announced. It seems that the team has never been the same since the departure of stanislaw back in February and they have struggled to mesh ever since.
It was then announced that OpTic Gaming would now have a new European roster being led by the current kingpin of the roster mixwell. It has been rumoured that OpTic are on the hunt for another four European players and will no longer be based out of Chicago and instead will have their CS:GO team operating from Europe.
It is believed that negotiations are currently occurring in order to make this move happen in what is an interesting turn of events. It is believed that is will only be mixwell who will remain from the current roster and will be joined by friberg who was formerly with NiP and comes from Sweden, The ex-FaZe Finnish player allu, a player for Danish North Magisk and the PENTA player from Estonia HS.
Nobody is sure when exactly this move may be announced but there are rumours that it will be in the next few days.