jasonR to stand in for OpTic

LucasAM
March 28th, 2017 14:36

After Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz’s departure, OpTic have had a revolving door of players standing in and trying out for the last spot on the team. This time, it is Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski who will try and make his mark.

When Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz left OpTic for Liquid, it was Spencer "Hiko" Martin and Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu who joined OpTic, but after a 9-12th finish at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas and an 11-12th place finish at IEM Katowice, Hiko and peacemaker parted ways with William "RUSH" Wierzba, Keith "NAF" Markovic, Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, and Tarik "tarik" Celik.


jasonR will have a golden chance to turn some heads

In a scant market, especially dried up of IGLs—what the North American side really need—, the OpTic team is trying different players with different profiles to see if something fits. Soon after Hiko and peacemaker went their ways, it was Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir who stood in, although it was clear from the beginning it would be something temporary.

Now, it is Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski who will play with the American-Canadian-Spanish team. The Canadian player is in an odd stand-in/trial situation, but will nonetheless take the reins of the team and lead them in-game. With his addition, the lineup now looks as follows:

United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
Spain Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
Canada Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski (stand-in)

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
677
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
nice hopefully he shows up
2017-03-28 14:36
#15
France Bouf 
rip
2017-03-28 14:36
#116
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
This is as big of a contrast as a player from FC Malmö standing in for Ronaldo.
2017-03-28 16:49
lol i agree. i thought freak was a good fit but i guess they really want a strat caller. i like the idea of jason i love his attitude
2017-03-29 00:29
#165
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
I'd rather have Zlatan than Ronaldo anyways
2017-03-29 01:16
#17
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Germany AdiZen 
Who is JasonR? Why is he so famous? Just because he was in MLG Columbus last year, where he lost in the group stage?
2017-03-28 14:38
didnt get out of groups*
2017-03-28 14:38
#37
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Germany AdiZen 
fixed
2017-03-28 14:39
#34
allu | 
World iFatal 
Has been pretty good in fpl while playinh w/ turok and mixwell.
2017-03-28 14:38
wow, hes not quite as shit as joshRT, laski and the likes. doesnt mean he should ever be more than a temporary standin for a team like optic. or... i dont know how smart this guy is, but if he was dedi, he could maybe have a spot on a top NA team as an IGL. but only if hes smart and dedi, not dicking around in esea pugs and rank S for 12 hours daily.
2017-03-28 14:41
#70
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Germany AdiZen 
thats the point
2017-03-28 15:08
#101
food | 
North America Jaiwen 
Rank S*
2017-03-28 16:17
He has a pretty big stream and generally is pretty popular
2017-03-28 15:07
#83
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United States DeasT! 
Reddit god as well
2017-03-28 15:36
optic just belive in Polish players :d Rush half polish, naf is half polish(if i remember correctly), now Ruchelski :d Half polish too. I saw someone wrote that Stan was half polish too :d
2017-03-28 16:03
:d :d :d :d
2017-03-28 16:26
Jason's father was from Germany :P
2017-03-28 17:28
He has said on stream that he is of German descent.
2017-03-28 17:34
#140
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United Kingdom stator 
stan was polish too i think
2017-03-28 18:12
#171
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Brazil Marcola 
ye he was, now he isnt anymore
2017-03-29 02:44
#115
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
he's a famous Canadian streamer
2017-03-28 16:48
Individually JasonR is a skilled player, but as a whole Splyce wasn't a very good team. He has potential as a stand in, but I don't see him landing a spot on a tier 1 NA team.
2017-03-28 18:22
There is not a single tier 1 NA team so stfu
2017-03-29 12:21
"Tier 1 NA team" as in NA, excluding Europe.
2017-03-29 17:19
i like how you edit you "n1"!
2017-03-28 14:37
#58
kennyS | 
Germany Phaxo 
Yaaaa JasonR !!! Best trickshoter and lucker of all streams !!! Hope JasonR will show his true power !!!
2017-03-28 14:49
#5
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
lul
2017-03-28 14:36
#6
Oceania cwns 
tbh should've used StrongLegs
2017-03-28 14:36
#129
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Switzerland sovereiign 
that guys name makes me giggle. Then his avatar pic of the muscular legs LUL. I wonder if those are his legs :thinking:
2017-03-28 17:23
LMAOO
2017-03-28 14:36
#10
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Switzerland Mefist0 
Shit move
2017-03-28 14:36
NICE TO JASONR!
2017-03-28 14:36
lol
2017-03-28 14:36
#14
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Taiwan SCVready 
YES
2017-03-28 14:36
#16
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Netherlands malse_man 
best rostermove 2017
2017-03-28 14:36
jasonr is so fucking overrated
2017-03-28 14:36
jesus christ that's jasonR
2017-03-28 14:36
LuL
2017-03-28 14:36
#23
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Russia d1vu 
n1
2017-03-28 14:36
get ready bois
2017-03-28 14:36
I thought jayzar lol
2017-03-28 14:36
Gl jason
2017-03-28 14:36
omg rank g team
2017-03-28 14:37
I've been going for years and I've never heard of this player.
2017-03-28 14:38
#47
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Estonia Chaostic 
played for splyce before even made it to a major with them in mlg columbus 2016, just finished standing in for complexity but has been mainly a streamer for the past half a year
2017-03-28 14:42
Start watching majors then, rofl
2017-03-28 17:07
>"I have been going for years" >userid=811298 Pick one LUL
2017-03-28 17:36
Since splyce he has become alot better imo
2017-03-28 14:39
They actually somehow managed to downgrade from freakazoid. Everyone overrates JasonR because hes good on Stream, yet forget he has almost never performed that well in an official match.
2017-03-28 14:39
Reminds me of someone else imgur.com/gallery/WGAajO8
2017-03-28 14:41
Reminds me of a lot of NA players actually, Shroud being the most impactful though.
2017-03-28 14:42
#166
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
Yea, he only got to a major
2017-03-29 01:18
So did Shara, SmithZz, Blad3, Disco_Doplan, Devilwalk and a stupidly high amount of extremely underwhelming players. That excuse doesnt work
2017-03-29 04:22
he looks like stonemountain64
2017-03-28 14:39
#39
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Greece hekzy 
Just buy-out an EU IGL ffs. Too scared to admit you get carried by EU?
2017-03-28 14:39
optic doesn't like buying out players typical NA org
2017-03-28 16:52
#41
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France kennySsSsS 
what
2017-03-28 14:41
Finally!! He is underated player in NA. I HOPE HE CAN SHOW UP
2017-03-28 14:41
Underrated? He's just another onliner. Shroud, I hear you calling...
2017-03-29 00:40
#44
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
expected
2017-03-28 14:41
#46
KHTEX | 
Brazil madruuu 
expected
2017-03-28 14:42
#48
chucky | 
Brunei aspexo 
Will perform better than hiko anyways
2017-03-28 14:42
hahahahha nt. Optic from top10 to tier 3 its sad
2017-03-28 14:43
#87
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Estonia swag420weed 
Yep, fucked Optic. And Liquid is still shit.
2017-03-28 15:42
How will he communicate? He speaks canadian doesnt he?
2017-03-28 14:44
Yeah i dont know either
2017-03-28 14:45
NAF will translate
2017-03-28 14:46
#144
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
asking the important questions here
2017-03-28 19:16
n1 optic, lets pick a known bad player who gonna suck anyways at top level instead of someone talented from premier teams
2017-03-28 14:46
there's no good IGl's in premier
2017-03-28 15:08
jason isnt igl either lmao
2017-03-29 13:11
#56
Ukraine faj 
what a joke
2017-03-28 14:47
ranks god mastemrind will rek sk
2017-03-28 14:48
jasonr the young up and comer finally getting his chance
2017-03-28 14:54
time to upgrade desktop and run NA.
2017-03-28 14:58
i hope he shows up, i like this dude
2017-03-28 14:58
Rest in Piece OpTic, you had your time in cs
2017-03-28 15:01
#111
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United States onesix 
Wrong "piece" bro. Peace.
2017-03-28 16:42
forgot the s for pieces, because of the disband soon
2017-03-28 16:53
#125
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United States onesix 
HAHA right on! XD
2017-03-28 17:14
xD
2017-03-28 17:30
JasonRRRRRRRRRRRR
2017-03-28 15:05
#65
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Rush and mixwell deserve better
2017-03-28 15:06
#69
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Ukraine AndriyK 
whats wrong with tarik and naf?
2017-03-28 15:08
rush and mixwell are tier 1material
2017-03-28 15:13
#80
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
They are not so good imo
2017-03-28 15:27
what they deserve signing another contract with this shit org
2017-03-28 16:53
#67
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
nice player, let's goooooooooo
2017-03-28 15:07
#71
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Sweden lagcats 
at least he knows basic cs
2017-03-28 15:10
#73
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Sweden hypersenator 
hahah he is typicall pug star as hiko and shroud. his past kick from splyce proves it, so let see, how he will be in the end of scoreboard with negative KD every game
2017-03-28 15:13
he would fit better in a team like Splyce/coL he isnt even close to being able to play for OpTic
2017-03-28 15:16
#76
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Switzerland Technofied 
HLTV slow and fat as normal
2017-03-28 15:25
Well, lets see...................................
2017-03-28 15:26
lul now tier 3 optic
2017-03-28 15:27
yeah he is gonna upset people... by being more shit than expected
2017-03-28 15:28
#82
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Portugal ShyrMeister 
Ez for FNATIC
2017-03-28 15:35
#85
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Serbia bra1np 
Bad player for Optic, unfortunately. Bad move for him and for them.
2017-03-28 15:40
this dude shows up against t1 teams or just a pugstar??
2017-03-28 15:41
#88
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Switzerland Technofied 
pugstar
2017-03-28 15:42
jasoneer - zoom on face - smile - hehe
2017-03-28 15:44
+1
2017-03-29 07:39
Best luck for jason dooog ,my favorite streamer
2017-03-28 15:56
#94
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North America ksp52 
it's a good chance for him, better not waste it
2017-03-28 16:00
why would anyone play with this bot in a team?
2017-03-28 16:00
He will do great.
2017-03-28 16:02
#99
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck JasonR, but not against my teams, my country, my proud, sorry! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-28 16:11
#110
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North America ksp52 
you guys are not smart, not loyal, and definitely not friendly
2017-03-28 16:39
Fucking apes
2017-03-29 12:25
#100
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Poland Marcines 
Ruchelski XD
2017-03-28 16:13
2017-03-28 16:18
overhyped streamer, gl to him and OpTic in the short term I suppose
2017-03-28 16:19
Optic should get rid of Tarik and build a ''new'' team around naf, mixwell and Rush. will be hard to find good t1-2 players who are not in a good team already but if they make it happen they can be top1 NA and Top5 worldwide.
2017-03-28 16:22
+1
2017-03-28 16:43
#105
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Poland mamba99999 
Ruchelski - another Pole carrying the NA scrubs.
2017-03-28 16:25
#137
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United States Paulius_CS 
he said on stream hes 100% german but for some reason he has a polish name
2017-03-28 17:50
one siesta, two polaks, one turok and one Balkanistan, much NA
2017-03-28 16:31
#108
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Germany CasTalelele 
GL ma dude
2017-03-28 16:37
#109
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CIS sergioff 
nice!
2017-03-28 16:38
I think this would work better than with hiko or freak. This would be like a slightly better version of daps's optic. I don't think jason is gonna be a consistent fragger, but as long as he IGLs and allows the other plaeyrs to focus on killing, it's gonna work
2017-03-28 16:45
Better than hiko
2017-03-28 16:58
#121
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Russia AyvaN 
gl hf jasnonDOGE XD
2017-03-28 16:59
"NA Team" Ayyy
2017-03-28 17:08
#124
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United States StewieOnLAN 
Holy fuck LOLOLOL
2017-03-28 17:10
#126
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
3x slav 1x spaniard 1x turk american team hehe
2017-03-28 17:14
2017-03-28 17:16
stand-in igl NA CS EleGiggle
2017-03-28 17:19
LMAO NOOB
2017-03-28 17:25
Lmao, JasonR is a pretty good teamplayer but okay.
2017-03-28 17:40
rip
2017-03-28 17:42
lmao new lows for optic
2017-03-28 17:51
0.91 rating says it all he is bad
2017-03-28 18:04
jasonR needs to stop streaming and see a doctor.
2017-03-28 18:20
Hiko and now jasonR holy shit OpTic,atleast take sgares cuz good IGL or Twistzz,rofl
2017-03-28 19:08
#147
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United States C9top1 
Jason with a R is an igl
2017-03-28 19:47
#145
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
I think optic should give a premiere player a chance instead of recycling the NA invite garbage
2017-03-28 19:18
jasonR is far from garbage.
2017-03-28 19:41
jason is so underrated:)
2017-03-28 19:50
Good, now they have a fulltime streamer
2017-03-28 20:07
#150
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Macau ruklas! 
gj! good streamer xD
2017-03-28 20:28
#151
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United States Theking5221 
The team can be pretty good again if Jason frags likes he does on stream or better than Hiko, which I think he can do.
2017-03-28 20:53
#153
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Denmark anton^ 
sorry burger, you forgot the t! i'll fix it for you: can't.
2017-03-28 21:16
as far as i know jasonr is a pretty average player. hope this works out but i think optic is wasting its time trying to find a good igl in NA. better try some europeans.
2017-03-28 21:28
hes below average and optic has no money
2017-03-28 22:01
let's go Jason!
2017-03-28 21:59
#160
United States sxg 
jasonR is actually really good
2017-03-28 23:44
#164
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United States Paulius_CS 
no hes not. Hes only decent on rank S. In team environment and against tier 1 teams he will get deep throated.
2017-03-29 00:44
oh well, not everyone can tell the future
2017-03-29 02:40
#180
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United States Paulius_CS 
streamer boy will be expelled quick.
2017-03-29 08:45
Best Rank S player in NA
2017-03-29 00:08
Rank S player against top tier EU teams, should go well.
2017-03-29 01:29
jasonrLUL jasonrLUL jasonrLUL
2017-03-29 02:42
lul
2017-03-29 03:37
always same guys. I dont believe there is noone better than this shitty players.... they earn money , jumping around whole scene .....
2017-03-29 08:13
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