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, Rene "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 Rene "TeSeS" Madsen (stand-in)

Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
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:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#2
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Germany Deutschland! 
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
#23
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Kyrgyzstan Anschluss 
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
#54
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Austria shaakeh 
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
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
Tru
2019-06-12 16:08
#165
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Armenia baitpolice 
i will buy optic roster ez
2019-06-13 03:45
#33
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
+1111
2019-06-12 15:57
ez team for colzera, fallen, konfig, niko, fer
2019-06-12 16:11
#63
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
-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
#42
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Germany Deutschland! 
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
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Furia > OpTic > FaZe
2019-06-12 16:55
ohh fck off u fckn crap shitting everywhere mf
2019-06-19 08:46
#119
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Reunion kolgab 
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
#126
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
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
Rip
2019-06-12 15:54
#4
Sweden z1mb4 
lel
2019-06-12 15:54
rip
2019-06-12 15:54
#6
dycha | 
Nepal Aguminok 
this was leaked ages ago btw
2019-06-12 15:54
#32
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Europe lalt 
There is difference between negotiations and actual done deal, btw.
2019-06-12 15:57
#133
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
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
if u didnt see it before doesnt mean it wasnt leaked lmao shut up poor greece
2019-06-12 18:53
#153
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
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
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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 Juissi2 
+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
WUT
2019-06-12 15:55
MORE Danish csgo?
2019-06-12 15:55
Less, they are removing optic csgo to have it as a league of legends team or something
2019-06-12 16:04
#72
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Finland JHdash77 
ehm, no. Did you read the article?
2019-06-12 16:33
Yes, they're gonna keep the optic brand in other e sports but not csgo. Did you read it
2019-06-12 17:04
removing optic csgo to keep mibr*
2019-06-12 16:45
#154
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Bulgaria R34 
lol
2019-06-12 22:01
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
#16
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Belgium jorneiro 
expected
2019-06-12 15:55
Tier 47 players.
2019-06-12 15:55
OK MEN
2019-06-12 15:55
#19
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
🦀🦀OPTIC IS GONE🦀🦀
2019-06-12 15:55
#20
MICHU | 
Malta MIHAJA 
rip
2019-06-12 15:55
#21
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Portugal Agricultor 
optic was doing good
2019-06-12 15:55
#22
NEO | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
I thought that OpTic was it's own company lmao
2019-06-12 15:55
#46
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
they were bought 2 years ago
2019-06-12 16:00
rip optic
2019-06-12 15:56
#26
rain | 
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
#64
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
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
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
#93
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
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
#150
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Argentina messi__10 
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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India 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
lol what?
2019-06-12 16:07
#74
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Finland JHdash77 
??? (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
#37
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
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
#75
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Finland JHdash77 
wow +1
2019-06-12 16:36
TSM doesnt won’t pick up a tier 5 team
2019-06-12 16:47
#140
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
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
#40
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Argentina rodriok 
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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Other 2019pog 
TSM incoming
2019-06-12 16:10
#58
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Europe R2D2s 
who tf is teses xDD
2019-06-12 16:10
#79
Maka | 
Sweden meistr0 
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
ZywOo | 
Asia Ez4ez 
So will sticker price go up now???
2019-06-12 16:10
#62
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flippee 
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
#67
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Good. k0nfig and MSL are the two biggest c u next Tuesdays around.
2019-06-12 16:17
#68
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Germany ToiletShitter 
2 bad teams they own
2019-06-12 16:22
#76
Maka | 
Sweden meistr0 
Thats why they will boot the Danish squad & add another squad? lol
2019-06-12 16:36
#69
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Czech Republic fykseN1g 
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
#81
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United States cananigfrag 
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
#94
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United States cananigfrag 
optic cod fanboy detected LUL
2019-06-12 16:50
#97
 | 
United States CallOfDuty 
haHAA
2019-06-12 16:50
Optic is only big in CoD
2019-06-12 16:48
#96
 | 
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
that’s what i just said lol
2019-06-12 16:59
#107
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United States CallOfDuty 
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
Noah Whinston is back and gonna rekt the scene again
2019-06-12 16:36
#86
 | 
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
#173
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United States CallOfDuty 
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
noah be flexin wtf
2019-06-12 16:37
#136
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
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
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
KEK
2019-06-12 16:50
#91
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France jok9rz 
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
#109
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Ireland KungFuneral 
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
#112
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Norway Ludvic 
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
rain | 
United States Waagz 
So looks like MSL and Niko should have stayed with Rogue!
2019-06-12 17:22
#116
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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
? optic have more of a future than mibr.....
2019-06-12 20:39
mibr > botpic
2019-06-13 18:03
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
brazilian IQ
2019-06-12 20:39
#139
cAmyy | 
Other ToRu 
TSM SK LGB
2019-06-12 19:54
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
#145
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United States jay_320 
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
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
#147
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United States jay_320 
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
#171
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
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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