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OpTic Gaming, one of the largest e-sports organizations, announced its plans for an Indian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

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Last updated: 13.04.2023
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OpTic Gaming, LLC. Is a professional American e-Sports organization. OpTic currently has teams competing in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), Gears of War, League Of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).


It was founded in 2006 by Ryan "OpTic J" Musselman and "OpTic KR3W". The company is owned by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman and Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez. OpTic Gaming is considered one of the most known Calls of Duty e-Sports teams and organizations as a whole.


Last month, OpTic Gaming, one of the largest e-sports organizations in the world, had announced its plans to hold try-outs for an Indian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

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OpTic Gaming is one of the most known e-sports organizations in the world and among other achievements, has won the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship, E LEAGUE Season 2 in 2016 and the Starladder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5. The organization has successful rosters across a variety of e-sports titles including Call of Duty, CS: GO, League of Legends and Dota 2.

The brand possesses a slot in the LCS and is also involved in the Overwatch League (through its ownership of the Houston Outlaws) - slots for which are reported to cost as high as $20 million.

The selection process for the Indian team involved a psychometric evaluation with theoretical tests and a practical evaluation monitored by industry professionals.

The final five players that have been selected are a mix of professional players and newly discovered talent that emerged as a result of the rigorous tryouts. The OpTic India squad will feature Vishal Sharma (21) as ‘HAIVAAN’, Sabyasachi Bose (21) as ‘ANTIDOTE’, Agneya Koushik (20)as ‘MARZIL’, Nikhil Kumawat (21) as ‘FORSAKEN’ and Rishab Tomar (21) as ‘FORMLESS’.

The team will play under the title ‘OpTic India’ and in addition to being paid competitive salaries, they will be provided with a state of the art team house in Bangalore where they will stay and train together. They will also have access to OpTic Gaming’s international coaches and analysts. Additionally, the team will have technical and coaching support from so strong along with content and marketing support from AFK Gaming.

"The tryouts were a super success and we believe that this roster has immense potential. That said, the selection was only the beginning and the real journey for OpTic India has just begun. The support from the local CS: GO community has been overwhelming so far and we're honored to be able to contribute to the growth of Indian esports." - Jesal J Parekh, International Development Manager.

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