Cover Image Courtesy: StarLadder | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Liquipedia
With Rene ‘cajunb’ Borg being signed by North and Mathias ‘MSL’ Sommer Lauridsen being benched upon his own request, the remaining players decided to go there own separate ways, as the Danish organization disbands with the players looking for organizations to buy them out of their contracts with OpTic Gaming.
OpTic Gaming hasn’t been doing all that well lately, as the team failed to qualify for StarLadder Berlin Major and IEM Beijing 2019. Their performance at ESL One: New York 2019 was also not that great, as they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
This was followed by their recent performance at ESL Pro League Season 10 - Europe, where the Danish roster crashed out of the qualifier following three back-to-back losses, finishing at the bottom of their group, behind mousesports, FaZe Clan and BIG.
The problem started when Infinite Esports, OpTic Gaming’s parent company, was acquired by Immortals Gaming Club, a company that already owns a number of esports brands under its umbrella, including the Brazilian team - MIBR.
As two teams belonging to the same parent company are prohibited to compete in the same tournament, it was best for Immortals to put the American organization up for sale, which has been up for grab since July. Even MSL has pointed out to this being a big problem in his series of tweets.
The 24-year-old goes on to state that he requested to be benched because, “When I joined Optic, the plan was to build a strong team and buy out strong players, but because of optic getting sold, that changed and we have constantly been in a position where we couldn’t build a proper team.”
This was followed by another tweet where the player states that he is up for offers from other teams and organizations, who can deliver a good structure and dedicated hard work towards the game.
Meanwhile Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke also shared his disappointment, saying that,
“I'm honestly sad that the situation ended like this. I really love playing with MSL and niko but there is no future because their contract is far longer than mine and OpTic wouldn't let us buy any players/give them contracts. It has all been a waiting game.”
Because of all the stress, which was affecting the team's results in tournaments, the players decided that it was best for everyone to leave and go their own separate ways.
The remaining OpTic Gaming roster, looking for a new team,
Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen
Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Rene "TeSeS" Madsen
Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen [Benched]
Casper "ruggah" Due [coach]