ImAPet joins OpTic as coach

OpTic Gaming have confirmed on their website that they have installed Chet "ImAPet" Singh as their head coach.

The North American tactician joins OpTic after parting ways with CLG last month, putting an end to a ten-month spell with the organisation, first as an analyst and then as coach.

At the time, ImAPet expressed his wish to pursue new opportunities and to produce "the best North American team", one who could "compete internationally and consistently in Majors."

ImAPet moves from CLG to OpTic

He will be charged with task of revitalising a team who have struggled for form since losing former ingame leader Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz to Liquid, in February. After trialing Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu, OpTic hired James "hazed" Cobb to coach the team, but the 28-year-old has since been moved to the active roster following Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski's departure.

The announcement comes just hours after OpTic were eliminated from ESL One Cologne by SK Gaming. The North American team were one of the big surprises of the tournament as they beat North, Space Soldiers and FaZe and also took a map off of SK, the No.1 team in the world at the moment.

OpTic currently have:

United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
Spain Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas
United States James "hazed" Cobb

United States Chet "ImAPet" Singh (coach)

Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Jason 'jasonR' Ruchelski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
nukkye | 
Taiwan pendaGOD 
Good secret
2017-07-08 02:19
hazed permanent 5th? I hope Optic buys out jks
2017-07-08 02:33
#58
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United States predac0n 
-hazed +BnTeT
2017-07-08 07:39
#37
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Poland 0VERATED 
Friberg for hazed. Optic back top 1
2017-07-08 02:53
dude if friberg isn't good enough for NiP then he isn't good enough for any other team
2017-07-08 03:57
lol +1
2017-07-08 04:02
#71
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Lithuania Slim Flug 
I dont believe that necessarily, look at kio they kicked for being bad yet he wasnt able to show his full potential in that team.
2017-07-08 11:58
#75
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France Evocat 
Kio changed his mindset A LOT between nV and Faze, I don't think friberg is ready to do that, especially coming in a team of yopungsters where he will be the "old player with a lot of experience".
2017-07-08 13:28
imo kio wasnt bad in the first place, he just started playing with different people who suited with him more after kick.
2017-07-08 13:54
Indeed, and karrigan is a great igl. That helps
2017-07-08 14:23
Its NA, easily top3 then
2017-07-08 13:29
RUSH is better than friberg at entrying
2017-07-08 05:36
#2
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
nicee
2017-07-08 02:19
#3
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Denmark anton^ 
n1
2017-07-08 02:19
#5
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Hungary StraYzie 
n1
2017-07-08 02:19
#6
yuurih | 
Russia shternz 
n1
2017-07-08 02:20
#18
juliano | 
World hrs18 
Fallen is ironic? Xd
2017-07-08 02:21
#8
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Sweden EnAiPi 
What a surprise Kappa
2017-07-08 02:19
#10
Portugal phvm 
Man gg optic gg
2017-07-08 02:19
Noice
2017-07-08 02:19
#12
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
-hazed + some fpl player ez top 5 optic
2017-07-08 02:20
#19
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Serbia lenj1vac 
+daps -hazed
2017-07-08 02:21
#27
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Canada TwistZzZz 
daps xD he's like one of the worst IGL's I've ever seen
2017-07-08 02:35
#30
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Yet optic did better with him than with hazed
2017-07-08 02:37
#34
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Canada TwistZzZz 
??? they weren't that good under daps leadership. I think you mean stan
2017-07-08 02:47
#40
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Nah i meant daps as well they went to cologne with daps
2017-07-08 03:01
#49
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United States mcbrisket 
i don't think they even won a game last year at cologne
2017-07-08 04:26
#52
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Yet they qualified
2017-07-08 04:45
#59
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United States mcbrisket 
yeah and optic was invited this year and got to the quarterfinals where they took SK to three maps
2017-07-08 07:42
#60
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Because hazed wasn't in-game leading, not saying he sucks as an igl, it's just that the team did better with tarik as the igl
2017-07-08 07:47
This isen't a major dude... this is a tourney some teams USE as bootcamp...
2017-07-08 11:14
#69
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Yet they beat faze, got to the quarterfinals and almost beat sk with the same team they went 0-3 on the major qualifier
2017-07-08 11:38
#80
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United States mcbrisket 
daps would just make them worse... they had all their success without him because of stan's calling style and also the fact that he isn't a bot and can get a few kills
2017-07-08 16:17
#83
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Serbia lenj1vac 
-hazed +friberg or some other eu player then? it worked with mixwell, may work again
2017-07-08 21:38
#84
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United States mcbrisket 
If mouz doesn't go anywhere I could see a +lowel since hes spanish. Who really knows though at this point its hard to pick up any NA talent they're all on top teams.
2017-07-08 21:50
#31
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
tarik IGL atm
2017-07-08 02:38
#36
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Canada TwistZzZz 
lets see how it will play out, bc I don't think tarik will be IGLing for much longer. Most teams were prob saving strats for major or not giving it their all xd no hate
2017-07-08 02:53
#38
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
they need to -hazed + xantares ez top1 :p if xantares learns eng
2017-07-08 02:57
#39
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Canada TwistZzZz 
EZ FOR VACTARES
2017-07-08 03:00
+ freakazoid
2017-07-08 11:58
#13
fer | 
Brazil _Spike_Br_ 
Very nice
2017-07-08 02:20
#14
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Brazil RauleS 
nice
2017-07-08 02:20
unexpected
2017-07-08 02:21
#21
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
cool
2017-07-08 02:25
overrated noob, you see clg tactic??? look like youtube tactic and lots mistakes
2017-07-08 02:30
#23
Korea yuh 
link the youtube videos?
2017-07-08 02:31
#24
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Germany makolegat 
Make optic great again! Imapet is super smart coach imo. I predicted it. I think optic will have a bright future with him behind them.
2017-07-08 02:32
#26
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
hazed? expected!
2017-07-08 02:34
now replace hazed and you got a contender
2017-07-08 02:37
#32
fer | 
Sweden Mattie94 
-Hazed +Friberg
2017-07-08 02:38
Oml dont have hazed as a permanent fifth
2017-07-08 03:05
#43
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Montenegro IMNOTRETARDED 
L U L singh is king
2017-07-08 03:18
Singh is king Singh is king Singh is kinnnnnnnng
2017-07-08 03:28
100% will leave in a few months
2017-07-08 03:32
Wow. Optic top 1 soon after they replace hazed.
2017-07-08 03:36
lol this kid is literally a nova, the clg autists started to overrate his coaching because rickeh and koosta were primarily dragging CLG to map wins. Optic will be done with him in 6 months of trial unless they literally cant find any coach, and then he'll probably go back to CLG for 6 months before being kicked and deported to india.
2017-07-08 05:45
#66
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World ZMDR 
rank being relevant to coaching lmao
2017-07-08 11:21
yeah shows how dumb he is, he just nolifes watching demos for them like a little bitch U could have the worst aim in the world and can easily get LE just by decent map knowledge and utility use
2017-07-09 19:53
#87
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World ZMDR 
....what? his job is to watch demos and make strats/ anti strat. also idk how that last sentence is relevant but ok. seems like youre just a baseless hater. if youre depressed talk to someone.
2017-07-09 20:00
his job is to just watch demos for them to help figure out other teams, he's too dumb to come up with any decent strats. He got the job in the first place after sucking CLG's dick on a daily basis on their player streams Also seems like you're also retarded if u didnt understand the point which was that the fact he's a nova despite it being stupid easy to make it atleast to dmg/le with half the brain of a frog. Sounds like you're projecting your own depression now which is understandable cuz you're also indian and got triggered when your fellow pee drinker got insulted.
2017-07-09 20:16
#89
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World ZMDR 
yes because i must be indian to defend one lmfao you dumb cunt just nek yourself. and yeah pretty fucking obvious to anyone here who the depressed cunt is thats hating on someone that has nothing to do with you lmao. cry more. he was a major part in clg's success, alongside our top bloke rickeh. did an indian rape your wife? it sure as hell sounds like it kid. "he's a nova despite it being stupid easy to make it atleast to dmg/le with half the brain of a frog." ok after reading shit shitfest of a paragraph im pretty fucking convinced ur baiting so good fucking job. you got me.
2017-07-09 20:20
so triggered lul, its obvious you're indian and ashamed to even have it put up as your flag lmao. Drinking cow piss and shitting on the streets, no wonder you're depressed and projecting lmfao. Also im glad you acknowledged yourselves as rapists too, gj on the self rekt. No he didnt do jack shit for CLGs success lool, CLG never even showed any good strats, they improved their teamwork which the coach cant do much about, the rest is mainly koosta and rickeh nonstop carrying CLG and pulling them out of these unfavorable situations, alongside ethan now and then. Stay delusional autistic indian lul
2017-07-09 20:27
greatest surprise ever (No one expected this at all)
2017-07-08 05:57
optic should have taken koosta along with him
2017-07-08 07:30
WE NEED A FUCKING IGL OG
2017-07-08 07:34
#61
Aleksib | 
France trgls 
IMAPET JOINS OPTIC AS PET!
2017-07-08 08:04
-hazed +HUNDEN
2017-07-08 09:16
koosta , rickeh , nahte >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bot HAZED
2017-07-08 11:22
#68
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Russia deadforest 
i think they can +freakazoid as a fifth player.
2017-07-08 11:33
-hazed +skilled player and optic > sk
2017-07-08 12:46
#77
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United States CWalker 
Inb4 Koosta gets poached from CLG so mixwell doesn't have to AWP.
2017-07-08 13:31
If imapet wants to get Optic 'consistently competing for majors', then - gotta move on from hazed, and hazed himself is prbly okay with that; he already retired once - they need to find another main awp'er besides Mixwell, because forcing a guy to do a job he hates is no recipe for sustained success I don't think Optic can rise to tier 1 unless they do these things. Particularly the point about Mixwell. If Mix wants to go assault-rifle as his main, they need to let him and find a dedicated awp'er who actually wants to be a dedicated awp'er as their new fifth. Hate to say it, because I think it would burn some nasty bridges, but CLG has the awp'er Optic needs.
2017-07-08 19:56
#85
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
OpTic is crazy, H A Z E D 5th player permanently? OpTic to sink in the immensity of eliminations on group stage. ImAPet is a good coach, but HAZED is a terrible player. Hazed wore slippers in optic interview NotLikeThis #RUNSKG #VAMOSSK
2017-07-09 07:06
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