Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez leaves OpTic, joins NRG and Call of Duty Chicago

Keshav Bhat

Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez has announced today that he has left OpTic Gaming, after founding the company several years ago.

H3CZ’s served as OpTic Gaming’s CEO during the team period since he co-founded the company and built one of the largest Call of Duty teams ever. OpTic has had the biggest fan base in Call of Duty esports, with players like Nadeshot, Scump, Crimsix, Karma, BigTymer, Mboze, and so many more that have played under the brand over the last decade.

In 2016, as part of a bid to join the LCS and Overwatch League, H3CZ sold shares of OpTic to Infinite Sports & Entertainment. With that new leadership in place, OpTic started a bizarre, fast downward decline that has lead to the disbanding of almost all of OpTic’s content creators and employees.

Earlier this year, after Infinite Sports decided it no longer wanted to hold the OpTic brand and investment, they sold it to Immortals Games Club. Immortals then went on to acquire a Call of Duty League spot with OpTic brand for the Los Angeles city. When that happened, H3CZ’s future with the company remained uncertain, till today.

H3CZ announced this afternoon that he did not reach an agreement and has decided to leave OpTic Gaming and Immortals.

In a video then posted to his YouTube channel, Hector announced that he was going back to Chicago to be the Co-CEO of NRG, which owns the Overwatch League team San Francisco Shock, and as announced last week, the Chicago Call of Duty League team.

With this in place, many Green Wall fans are already turning to support NRG and Hector in his new venture. Fans have been leaving behind OpTic following the turmoil of this year. The Chicago Call of Duty vs. LA Call of Duty matches are set to be something special.

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