OpTic granted transition period for ESL Pro League
OpTic's new roster, which consists of a European lineup, has started to play ESL Pro League in North America, where the organization has its license. ESL has said they will have to provide documentation or their matches will be forfeited.
ESL's rules state that a team's home region is that in which most of the lineup's players reside. With Europe being the region in which most of OpTic's players reside, they will now have to—per ESL's rules—provide documentation of long-term permissions to reside in North America. If not, their home region would default to Europe.
The team is expected to play Pro League in North America and will have to provide the proper documentation to do so. The North American organization will have until the end of business on August 31 to "provide a plan outlining how they guarantee that the majority of their Pro League matches will be played from North America," according to ESL's ruling.
OpTic is expected to play at least 75% of matches from North America (that is at least 10). Were OpTic unable to provide a plan acceptable to the league's administration, the organization would lose its license, the team would be disqualified, and their matches nullified. Any earnings would be distributed among the rest of the teams playing ESL Pro League.