Sources: H3CZ Still Chasing Houston Outlaws - May Start New Organisation
The sale of the OpTic Gaming brand by Infinite Esports and Entertainment to Immortals Gaming Club was made official this morning. With that, there are a few loose ends that need to be tied up. Immortals already own the LA Valiant in the Overwatch League and according to their press release, IGC will be looking to sell the Houston Outlaws to a third party. Sources close to the situation have informed Rush B Media that Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is looking to potentially purchase the Outlaws and use that as a building block for a potential new organization. The IGC press release also mentioned that OpTic would be seeking a spot in the new Call of Duty franchised league, run by Activision Blizzard, that begins next season. It is unclear currently if H3CZ will also bid for a spot in the new Call of Duty league, but sources also stated that Rodriguez had “threatened” to “take the CoD team and leave” before Infinite was looking to sell months ago.
The other loose end with this acquisition is the OpTic Gaming CS:GO roster. Immortals Gaming Club also owns the MiBR brand and per WESA guidelines cannot own a secondary team that competes in the major cycle. It was announced that IGC would be divesting the OpTic Gaming roster. OpTic currently hold spots in the European divisions of ESL Pro League and ECS and are playing to qualify for the European Minor vs Sprout today. The ESL Pro League spot would follow the roster if they were to stick together. The ECS spot may need to be sold from OpTic to the org that purchases the all Danish lineup. Sources say the team will play under the OpTic name until they are sold. While it still has not been officially announced, OpTic is currently playing with Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen in the place of Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer who was benched following the teams elimination from ESL Pro League back in May.