Immortals acquires OpTic's parent company; looks to divest Danish CS:GO team

Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has announced the acquisition of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming, leaving the future of the Danish CS:GO squad up in the air.

The deal, described by the IGC as "the largest change of control transaction in esports history," further expands the company's portfolio, which now encompasses four competitive brands: OpTic, MIBR, LA Valiant, and Immortals.

OpTic's Call of Duty World League team and League of Legends franchise will switch hands to the IGC, while the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws franchise will be managed on an interim basis "as a distinct entity with its own dedicated staff, pending the sale of the franchise to a third party."

The future of the Danish team is up in the air

With the IGC already competing in CS:GO through MIBR, the company "will divest OpTic’s CS:GO team", who are currently ranked 33rd in the world.

The decision was widely expected as OpTic and MIBR would not be able to compete simultaneously in a number of premier events, including the Majors, due to the rules surrounding multiple team ownership.

On Twitter, Immortals Vice President Tomi "⁠lurppis⁠" Kovanen wrote that the company wants "to find the OpTic CS:GO team a new home as soon as we can", and is already in touch with Valve regarding the qualifiers for the StarLadder Major. OpTic are currently competing in the closed qualifier for the Europe Minor and will secure entry into the event if they beat Sprout later on Wednesday.

OpTic have had a Danish-majority line-up since February 2018, with Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke being the only player who still remains from that team. Since the start of the month, René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen has been acting as a stand-in for the team, replacing Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer, though an official announcement is yet to be made by the organisation.

OpTic currently have:

Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke
Denmark Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali
Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen
Denmark Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
Denmark René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen (stand-in)

Denmark Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due (coach)

Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
519
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1245
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1215
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Ok this is huge. Optic has more potential than mibr, i don't understand this... If you can't beat them, buy them.
2019-06-12 15:59
F16
2019-06-12 15:54
Immortals rich af WTF
2019-06-12 15:56
why thank you my frend all my money comes from my extreme amounts of talent and experience working in the HLTV field
2019-06-12 15:57
expected
2019-06-12 16:08
This is great news. Finally MSL is retiring.
2019-06-12 16:24
Immortals made a good amount of money selling the immortals cs:go team to 100thieves, that didn't even get to play an official match lol
2019-06-12 17:15
Ez scam
2019-06-12 18:02
wish m16r was as smart as immortal, they should disband soon
2019-06-12 22:04
Mibr is immortals
2019-06-12 22:14
Then maybe i shud disband my brain ;(
2019-06-12 22:35
said something smart for once
2019-06-14 01:27
#56
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Albania 9898
Tru
2019-06-12 16:08
i will buy optic roster ez
2019-06-13 03:45
+1111
2019-06-12 15:57
ez team for colzera, fallen, konfig, niko, fer
2019-06-12 16:11
-fer +taco support too many aggressors otherwise
2019-06-12 16:13
TACO haha
2019-06-12 17:24
You think they have better supports on the Danish roster?
2019-06-13 04:19
You mean "buy them"
2019-06-12 15:58
Thank you men this almost got awkward.
2019-06-12 15:59
"will **divest** OpTic’s CS:GO team"
2019-06-12 16:08
Optic to denial
2019-06-12 16:11
#71
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Portugal coremanhd
F5
2019-06-12 16:25
#99
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Poland Unluko
Furia > OpTic > FaZe
2019-06-12 16:55
ohh fck off u fckn crap shitting everywhere mf
2019-06-19 08:46
when u talk about potential... what do you mean? mibr top10 optic never ever top30? :D
2019-06-12 17:56
#125
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Brazil vka96
HAHHAHHHAHAHHAA Optic has more potential than mibr. What a joke
2019-06-12 18:06
To be fair mibr will always give you more money than optic, and it's a bigger investment when we talk about csgo, this buyout is about other games, it's unfortunate that it lets this optic gaming orgless.
2019-06-12 18:09
#127
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Brazil VinidoHS
they arrive in semis finals of major are always in tournament tier one always do not compare a rest of a team with mibr the moment of them to bad but history has to respect this is a joke?
2019-06-12 18:17
>OpTic >potential pick one
2019-06-12 19:54
#168
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Sweden Bangs
OpTiCs potential is a fucking meme at this point
2019-06-13 10:16
#179
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Bulgaria VPSkype
+1
2019-06-15 06:37
#3
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Peru Dropcon
Rip
2019-06-12 15:54
lel
2019-06-12 15:54
rip
2019-06-12 15:54
#6
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Nepal Aguminok
this was leaked ages ago btw
2019-06-12 15:54
There is difference between negotiations and actual done deal, btw.
2019-06-12 15:57
Are you dumb? Immortals were in talks with Infinite and it wasn't even leaked. Today it was announced that they actually signed the deal
2019-06-12 18:50
#134
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Nepal Aguminok
if u didnt see it before doesnt mean it wasnt leaked lmao shut up poor greece
2019-06-12 18:53
Bruh, you have Nepal... and also it wasnt leaked. ESPN posted an article about rumors for this deal. Then Hecz adressed it on his yt channel.
2019-06-12 21:36
It's not leaked if one of the parties involved literally tell you that they're in negotiations
2019-06-13 04:22
#7
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Wtf
2019-06-12 15:54
neat
2019-06-12 15:54
#9
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Europe L0oked
Shit rip Hector
2019-06-12 15:54
salamanca
2019-06-12 15:55
#51
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Finland Baxeri
+1
2019-06-12 16:05
RIP? Hecz wouldn’t have even dreamed of doing this if there wasn’t a 6 figure payout involved lol
2019-06-12 19:52
I thought he had already sold the company
2019-06-12 21:26
fuck knows i haven't followed OpTic in years
2019-06-12 23:07
#11
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5
wow
2019-06-12 15:54
#12
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Turkey Zeria_
WUT
2019-06-12 15:55
MORE Danish csgo?
2019-06-12 15:55
this optic team will lose to sprout today LULULUL
2019-06-12 15:59
they are not playing against heroic though
2019-06-12 15:56
i'm sorry :D fixed it
2019-06-12 15:59
*sprout
2019-06-12 15:57
thank you very much my friend fixed it)
2019-06-12 16:00
expected
2019-06-12 15:55
Tier 47 players.
2019-06-12 15:55
OK MEN
2019-06-12 15:55
🦀🦀OPTIC IS GONE🦀🦀
2019-06-12 15:55
#20
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Malta MIHAJA
rip
2019-06-12 15:55
#21
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Portugal Agricultor
optic was doing good
2019-06-12 15:55
I thought that OpTic was it's own company lmao
2019-06-12 15:55
#46
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Myanmar xdcc
they were bought 2 years ago
2019-06-12 16:00
rip optic
2019-06-12 15:56
#26
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Norway Alexed
Rip
2019-06-12 15:56
#27
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North America ZachS721
Buying a team and disbanding them to give your shitty team less competition k brah...
2019-06-12 15:57
Immortals probably made this transaction thinking in other games, not CSGO. Optic is strong in COD, and have a spot in League of Legends LCS, and Overwatch League.
2019-06-12 16:14
#105
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Germany bVicious
+1
2019-06-12 17:04
Yeah, and especially with LCS and OWL being franchise leagues and CS GO being more results driven tournament appearances I can see why the deal went the way it did :()
2019-06-12 18:04
#161
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Australia WombatAU
they already own the LA Valiant a owl team its the same deal as the cs team aswell cant own two so its just the lcs spot cod and gow
2019-06-12 23:08
#66
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United States WilsonDS
They didn't just buy the csgo team, they bought the whole org. Also rules prevent them from having two teams so they have no choice other than selling it.
2019-06-12 16:16
yeah, thats definetly the reason *facepalm*
2019-06-12 16:50
#106
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Germany bVicious
They even said they try to find a new home vor the players so that they can still play as steam together, but I think half the people here didn’t even read half the article
2019-06-12 17:06
LOOOL OPTIC BETTER THAN MIBR
2019-06-12 21:02
#169
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Sweden Bangs
> implying OpTiC is competition for anyone in the top 20
2019-06-13 10:48
rip kng is coming to kill everyone
2019-06-12 15:57
#80
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Philippines stiwa5k
Lmao
2019-06-12 16:39
#30
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Serbia GODKipato
Wow
2019-06-12 15:57
#34
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Brazil ChaparraL
Bye bye MiBR, the boss doesn't want more you
2019-06-12 15:58
#53
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Brazil bigjohnson
lol what?
2019-06-12 16:07
??? (Reply needs to have actual content)
2019-06-12 16:35
This is an international memepit, pls ingles
2019-06-12 16:47
+1
2019-06-12 19:13
lmao
2019-06-12 23:59
+1
2019-06-14 02:07
disgusting development.
2019-06-12 15:58
they will go to TSM, perfect chance for them to get into CS
2019-06-12 15:58
#47
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India MihirX27
TSM with Danish teams. That brings back memories.....
2019-06-12 16:03
wow +1
2019-06-12 16:36
#88
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United States noCap
TSM doesnt won’t pick up a tier 5 team
2019-06-12 16:47
nt Burger
2019-06-12 20:08
#155
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Bulgaria R34
lol they better do pick them up cuz the roster they have now is sheit
2019-06-12 22:03
#38
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Lithuania outs7
they even cant practice with roster more then 1 month. they always pick new players
2019-06-12 15:58
PRESS F
2019-06-12 15:58
RIP
2019-06-12 15:59
#43
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Hungary Skipper001
TSM signing this team maybe?
2019-06-12 15:59
#87
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Switzerland x676
Heretics maybe
2019-06-12 16:47
Keep optic cs go sell MIBR so KNGV can finally replace felps
2019-06-12 16:00
I wanted a lot, but kNg can not enter the USA
2019-06-12 20:49
Time to buy some sticker
2019-06-12 16:04
that's unfortunate. hopefully they find a new org
2019-06-12 16:04
#52
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Finland JOP3
2 slowly diein teams.
2019-06-12 16:05
#57
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Europe Bra7i1
TSM incoming
2019-06-12 16:10
who tf is teses xDD
2019-06-12 16:10
Standin for Snappi. Teses is actually OK imo, hes only been on T4 teams, now hes doing OK vs T1-T3 teams, obv its a HUGE step to go from T4 to T3-T2 CS in just a few weeks. But, i bet if he gets a good squad with a good IGL he could do alright.
2019-06-12 16:38
#59
BobZ | 
India Ez4ez
So will sticker price go up now???
2019-06-12 16:10
EUnited will buy them soon anyways
2019-06-12 16:11
#65
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Romania kr1tex
They just gonna make a new team
2019-06-12 16:14
Good. k0nfig and MSL are the two biggest c u next Tuesdays around.
2019-06-12 16:17
2 bad teams they own
2019-06-12 16:22
Thats why they will boot the Danish squad & add another squad? lol
2019-06-12 16:36
just keep OpTic roster lol
2019-06-12 16:23
Optic is definitely more marketable than MIBR. One is on the down slope and will become independent soon. Fallen and investors has enough capital to run his own ORG. Optic has a huge market, a lot of changes are coming. Optic is just a stepping stone.
2019-06-12 16:34
optic is dead kid
2019-06-12 16:41
#89
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United States CallOfDuty
this might be the dumbest thing I've read in a while
2019-06-12 16:47
optic cod fanboy detected LUL
2019-06-12 16:50
#97
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United States CallOfDuty
haHAA
2019-06-12 16:50
#92
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United States noCap
Optic is only big in CoD
2019-06-12 16:48
#96
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United States CallOfDuty
optic is big in cod and content . 100t and faze are bigger when it comes to content but that doesn't mean optic isn't big compared to other esports teams. optic literally carries an esport (cod) too
2019-06-12 16:50
#100
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United States noCap
that’s what i just said lol
2019-06-12 16:59
you said cod but content reaches more people than esports does
2019-06-12 17:10
You underestimate the amount of brazilian CSGO fans who love the mibr brand. mibr > OpTic in the CS world.
2019-06-12 18:34
+1
2019-06-12 20:56
#77
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Libya nanaichini
Noah Whinston is back and gonna rekt the scene again
2019-06-12 16:36
#86
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United States CallOfDuty
noah winston isn't involved in IMT anymore
2019-06-12 16:46
Wut? He left his own org?
2019-06-12 18:37
he has no say in any of the decisions. this is well documented
2019-06-13 17:42
I think dead said they couldn't get kng because of him
2019-06-16 08:00
#170
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Sweden Bangs
yes he is, hes just not the CEO anymore
2019-06-13 12:41
#78
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Brazil igster
noah be flexin wtf
2019-06-12 16:37
Noah was kicked a while ago
2019-06-12 19:27
coming soon: Noah turns Immortals as most rich organization
2019-06-12 16:43
Richard Lewis has some good videos on this topic.
2019-06-12 16:43
#85
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United States CallOfDuty
rebrand mibr as optic
2019-06-12 16:46
#95
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Brazil hugoooo
KEK
2019-06-12 16:50
Well done lurppis.. That player with his brother who change the cs1.6 (finish) scene with hoorai and the only one ROCCAT team. Now rocking cs business.. Congrats old fellas from 1.6..
2019-06-12 16:48
i will buy them for $1
2019-06-12 16:52
#101
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Germany bVicious
Would be awesome if optics csgo line-up would be signed by tsm
2019-06-12 17:03
2015 pogg
2019-06-12 17:03
Please someone buy mibr and disband them after this
2019-06-12 17:03
Lets make Clash for Life M16R vs OpTic loser disbanding
2019-06-12 17:12
#141
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Brazil g4laxI
The best idea
2019-06-12 20:16
+1
2019-06-13 00:54
This should have been the team 100 Thieves bought.
2019-06-12 17:12
Wasted money. They should buy more BR teams.
2019-06-12 17:18
They can't compete together...what a sad news :(
2019-06-12 17:18
So the optic brand will never be able to rejoin csgo.... kinda sad
2019-06-12 17:18
optic stickers hype!!! 😎💯😎💯
2019-06-13 00:01
#114
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United States Waagz
So looks like MSL and Niko should have stayed with Rogue!
2019-06-12 17:22
#116
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
hehe
2019-06-12 17:27
rip optic
2019-06-12 17:37
#118
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Norway PeteZz
Nice. Most unstable team since the dawn of the First Men
2019-06-12 17:44
TSM can sign them
2019-06-12 17:56
SK.dk v2 Pog
2019-06-12 18:00
XD
2019-06-12 18:00
optic sucked anyway so no loss
2019-06-12 18:18
#143
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United States Bochanka
? optic have more of a future than mibr.....
2019-06-12 20:39
mibr > botpic
2019-06-13 18:03
#175
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United States Bochanka
shows how much you know SMDH
2019-06-13 18:18
not a massive loss anyways, k0nfig becomes more and more washed up every time i hear his name, his own fault for being such a whining baby
2019-06-12 18:20
#130
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Turkey osmanabi
how to defeat your opponents? just buy the opposition teams LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 4HEad
2019-06-12 18:32
#144
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United States Bochanka
brazilian IQ
2019-06-12 20:39
#139
steel | 
Other ToRu
TSM SK LGB
2019-06-12 19:54
#142
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United States Bochanka
fuck these brazilians my god. THEY HAD TO BUY A FULL TEAM JUST TO BE IN OVERWATCH LEAGUE HOW FUCKING PATHETIC, ONE OF THE SO MANY REASON PPL HATE BRAZILIANS
2019-06-12 20:39
They are already in OWL. They aren't Brazilian. This is for an LCS spot and the largest CoD esports brand in the world. An LCS spot as an aside is what has made teams like C9, Liquid and TSM the highest valued organizations in the world.
2019-06-12 20:44
#146
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United States Bochanka
so gay they have to buy a whole fucking org just so there trash asses make a cod league... cod is one of the least watched esports so enjoy that mr steel
2019-06-12 20:46
And an LCS spot. Which has made Cloud 9, TSM and Liquid the most valuable properties in esports. TSM literally the only esports organization in the world that is cash flow positive and C9 and Liquid aren't far behind.
2019-06-12 20:47
IGC didn't made any mistakes on this one. The players of OpTic prob have very expensive contracts and won't be able to play the tournments they're in because of the same ownership rule. So the players will be in an urge to get a new ORG and some ORG definitelly will pick them... Like, they have a very good team and can be in the next major, so IGC will sell them at a high price
2019-06-12 21:03
No minor no major
2019-06-13 16:43
Okay, didn't expect they to lose to T3 EU team... Rip then
2019-06-13 17:26
Does this mean we have to buy optic stickers as soon as possible?
2019-06-12 23:00
LOL expected
2019-06-14 00:11
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