OpTic withdraw from North American EPL; to compete in ESEA MDL Europe

As the team is no longer based in North America, OpTic won't participate in the upcoming season of NA ESL Pro League and will instead have to qualify for the European division through ESEA MDL Season 29.

The ruling has been revealed today by ESL, explaining that OpTic have requested a permanent move from the North American to European ESL Pro League, based on the fact that the players want to live and compete in Europe.

OpTic will be watching ESL Pro League Season 8 from the sidelines

ESL decided that OpTic's North American license would be withdrawn, as they are no longer able to participate in the competition, and revealed that "a new license holder for the vacant spot will be announced shortly". On the other hand, OpTic couldn't be moved to the European division of Pro League "based on the fact that there are no vacant licenses".

OpTic are, instead, invited to ESEA MDL Europe Season 29, from where they will have to earn their ESL Pro League status by qualifying through the relegation process. If Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and co. are successful in their first attempt, they could be playing in ESL Pro League as soon as Season 9, which should kick off at the beginning of 2019.

Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
GG
2018-09-03 17:31
#15
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India swast1k36 
OMEGALUL PTIC
2018-09-03 17:33
Expected
2018-09-03 17:37
#31
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India swast1k36 
Optic India is better Kappa
2018-09-03 17:39
The boys want back home to mommy i guess
2018-09-03 17:43
OpTiC India god
2018-09-03 17:45
#38
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India swast1k36 
+1
2018-09-03 17:46
Shut up u 3rd world teams
2018-09-03 17:59
Yep
2018-09-03 18:16
#56
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India swast1k36 
XDDDD
2018-09-03 18:18
#56
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India swast1k36 
XDDDD
2018-09-03 18:18
#64
mrhui | 
Ukraine vladgo 
India #1 btw then OpTic india > OpTic
2018-09-03 18:29
Nice name bruhh
2018-09-03 18:59
Expected
2018-09-03 17:45
#2
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Nice
2018-09-03 17:31
many matches to get $$ from , wp optic
2018-09-03 18:06
#3
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Xd
2018-09-03 17:32
#4
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Russia zovk 
rip
2018-09-03 17:32
#5
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
fucking shitshow
2018-09-03 17:32
#6
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Netherlands PolandRepublic 
yes
2018-09-03 17:32
#7
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Saudi Arabia Dolandos 
nice
2018-09-03 17:32
#8
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United Kingdom Deymosmeister 
Expected?
2018-09-03 17:32
wp ESL
2018-09-03 17:32
GG
2018-09-03 17:32
R.I.P Free slot
2018-09-03 17:32
should just disband
2018-09-03 17:32
#13
kissmyass | 
Belgium Zehc 
cya
2018-09-03 17:33
#14
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United States Globebuster 
scared of NA NA too strong
2018-09-03 17:33
0/8
2018-09-03 18:09
+1
2018-09-03 18:58
#78
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India Wise_Indian 
0/8
2018-09-03 19:23
NA STRONK. C9 TO WIN MAJOR
2018-09-04 07:28
North 4-2 Astralis
2018-09-03 17:33
#17
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Expected that they would drop from na epl Still good that they landed in mdl so they dont have to do the entire grind back
2018-09-03 17:33
#18
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Czech Republic Vov1y 
RIP
2018-09-03 17:34
#19
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United States gtmaniacmda 
North rejects in MDL k
2018-09-03 17:35
finally
2018-09-03 17:35
#22
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
NA 2 stronk indeed
2018-09-03 17:35
#23
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India transformer 
really good for the team, even though they are top tier team, they will gain vast experience playing in MDL
2018-09-03 17:36
Optic a top tier team? Hahahah expected from a VP fan
2018-09-03 17:37
#81
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India transformer 
lol i will be a VP fan forever :D :D.
2018-09-03 19:31
In my opinion a top tier team is a top-10 team and Optic won't get in top-10 any time soon, in fact I honestly don't think they ever will if they don't change their attitude, k0nfig is too confident meaning he probably takes things too lightly and Snappi looks like he gives up, Jugi, CajunB and Gade just follows along for the crash. Prove me wrong dudes!
2018-09-04 08:36
#24
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ok
2018-09-03 17:36
Optic.Premier
2018-09-03 17:36
O(MEGALUL) ptic
2018-09-03 17:37
#30
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Argentina Aleeee 
Well..... is not like they will need too much effort ,they will be playing eu pro league in no time. RIP MDL teams.
2018-09-03 17:39
RIP Optic India
2018-09-03 17:39
:( optic India gonna rek everyone
2018-09-03 17:47
#33
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Nice. OpTic Top1 untill Katowice major
2018-09-03 17:40
#34
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Sweden KarlXII 
Good. They shouldnt play in NA if they are 100% Danish lineup tbh. EDIT btw, why are people being like "HAHA Optic premier" "HAHA Xd" etc? Do you think they just get a free slot if they move from NA ESL to EU ESL? Obviously not. They will still be in ESL EU next season 100%, they will fuck the premier teams hard lol.
2018-09-03 17:44
#40
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Brazil bandicoot 
they are trash and will be kicked//released/disband soon
2018-09-03 17:47
#43
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Sweden KarlXII 
no they wont. lol.
2018-09-03 17:51
he was referring to gender neutral gade thats why he said ‘they’
2018-09-03 17:51
gade is not gender neutral, he is clearly a woman!! i.pinimg.com/originals/85/16/d4/8516d428..
2018-09-03 18:47
#41
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Europe Spoonman20 
Good decision, travelling to NA every 2 weeks must have been a nightmare for the previous Optic lineup.
2018-09-03 17:48
#42
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Brazil Beckermonster 
so dumb move, because they gonna fucked by vp and ence in mdl lul
2018-09-03 17:49
oh man. that sure is some really unexpected news.
2018-09-03 17:51
nice
2018-09-03 18:02
#51
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Latvia Faaakk 
Imagine being mad about leaving NA EPL, when ur not an NA team, LUL.
2018-09-03 18:11
too scared of NA xaxaxaxa
2018-09-03 18:14
What happens to that NA EPL slot?
2018-09-03 18:15
#59
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Brazil Charizaldo 
it goes to mibr probably because they are without their spot
2018-09-03 18:19
What are you talking about?
2018-09-03 18:22
#63
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Pro League spots belongs to the orgs, not the players. SK is the owner of the spot at NA Pro League
2018-09-03 18:26
I'm pretty sure MIBR bought the EPL slot from SK gaming
2018-09-03 19:44
If they were to anmounce that mibr replaces optic then they would have to announce another team to take SK's spot anyways, also remember that Immortals had a pro league spot that was never replaced after them and Misfits lost their rosters which resulted in NA EPL reducing their spots to 14
2018-09-03 20:56
MIBR is already in Pro League. The spot is likely going to Swole Patrol as they finished 3rd in the NA relegation last season.
2018-09-03 18:37
#72
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Brazil Charizaldo 
As I said, Pro League spots belongs to the orgs. It's not clear yet if mibr has taken the SK spot
2018-09-03 18:57
ESL decided that OpTic's North American license would be withdrawn, as they are no longer able to participate in the competition, and revealed that "a new license holder for the vacant spot will be announced shortly".
2018-09-03 18:19
EPL in NA is going to be pretty fucking bad this season lol
2018-09-03 18:16
#80
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Namibia banned_so 
Nrg and some noobs
2018-09-03 19:24
I don't think it will be any better or worse, or is there something I'm missing?
2018-09-03 19:46
ez finals spot for Ghost
2018-09-04 07:47
It makes sense since they're now a full danish roster ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-03 18:18
#61
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Norway Breivik 
good news danish should play in eu tournaments not NA
2018-09-03 18:21
deserved for the 4th best danish team
2018-09-03 18:31
Maybe they realize they aren't that good when Fragsters bumb them to 5th.. actually I like the Optic attitude, unfortunately they can't back it up with results so down they must go.
2018-09-04 08:41
Swole Patrol to pro league
2018-09-03 18:37
we _____!
2018-09-03 18:42
Should be Bravado since they won MDL
2018-09-03 18:59
Swole Patrol has 9 map wins and 2 losses to Bravado. They would actually be able to hold their own pretty well in EPL (unlike Bravado). If Bravado gets the EPL slot though, I guarantee their fate will be on par with Dignitas from last season.
2018-09-04 08:04
#76
nexa | 
CIS Mikestuff 
Optic vs Smoke criminals. What a shitty match it will be. But im sure that choketic wil thow some matches against lowskill teams
2018-09-03 19:15
#77
Dosia | 
Denmark DRSEXY 
Expected
2018-09-03 19:18
#79
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Namibia banned_so 
NA CS TOO STRONG
2018-09-03 19:23
♿♿♿♿♿ Optic ♿♿♿♿♿
2018-09-03 20:10
#86
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
never gonna qualify for eu epl lol
2018-09-03 20:15
truu though in their current form they probably would've been relegated to NA premier lmao
2018-09-04 21:22
Who gives those licenses and who is in charge of the whole process?
2018-09-03 20:18
#88
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
good move
2018-09-03 20:19
#89
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Non belive in NORTH, but they did it 😁 OPTIC Can do the same,,,,,,trust me they are from Denmark like north and astralis😉
2018-09-03 20:29
Word
2018-09-03 22:21
Some Danish people can be so full of themselves when having success
2018-09-04 08:56
Dude, eat a snickers or something
2018-09-04 10:38
2018-09-04 15:47
Fair enough. Lets go Optic!
2018-09-03 22:20
More like p!ss off, they don't have the mentality to work hard
2018-09-04 08:57
If only they could get a decent roster and not backstabbing danes
2018-09-04 20:41
Now optic India can play in NA
2018-09-05 05:58
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