OpTic has signed Jovanni “Jovi” Vera as their analyst ahead of North America's second VCT group stage.
Jovi joins the team shortly after assisting them obtain the title of VCT Masters Reykjavik champions just weeks ago. It was announced before Masters that Jovi would help the team from abroad while Head Coach Chet “Chet” Singh travelled with the team to Iceland.
This won’t be his first time being an analyst with an organization as before assisting OpTic, Jovi was an analyst, then Head Coach for 100 Thieves. During his time there, he helped the team win VCT NA First Strike and receive a top-four finish at 2021’s Master’s Berlin alongside ex-head coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario. Jovi was eventually replaced during a coaching overhaul by the organization where they brought aboard Michael “Mikes” Hockom as Assistant Coach, Sean “seangares” Gares as Head Coach and Daniel “ddk” Kapadia as the team's manager.
Jovi and OpTic now look toward the VCT NA group stage wherein Group B they will face FaZe Clan, Cloud9, Sentinels, Evil Geniuses and Luminosity Gaming. They look to end atop of their group to qualify for the playoffs for a chance to qualify to Masters 2.
Their first match is on Saturday, May 14th at 4:00 pm EST against FaZe Clan.
OpTic is now:
- Victor “Victor” Wong
- Pujan “FNS” Mehta
- Austin “crashies” Roberts
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen
- Chet “Chet” Singh (Head Coach)
- Jovanni “Jovi” Vera (Analyst)