Victor "Victor" Wong and Austin "crashies" Roberts have been released from their contracts with OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming North America Rank #1 , shortly after it was revealed OpTic wouldn't be a part of the VCT Americas league.

Victor
@victorwong
Unrestricted F/A with @Crashies for 2023. Contact @derrick_truong for inquiries.

Victor and crashies were not a part of the original Envy Envy Inactive Marved Jimmy Nguyen Victor Victor Wong crashies Austin Roberts FNS Pujan Mehta yay Jaccob Whiteaker roster, instead hailing from T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 thwifo Zander Kim xeta Son Seon-ho (손선호) ban Joseph Seungmin Oh Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) . The duo joined Envy (later OpTic) just two months after the initial signing, replacing Abdo "c4Lypso" Agha and Adam "aKis" Kisseberth. Victor and crashies represented the Envy brand throughout 2020 and until the end of 2021. They first reached international LANs last September, when the team turned heads by being the Masters Berlin runners-up. They closed the year on a bittersweet note, with a top-12 exit at Champions.

As part of retiring the Envy brand, Victor, crashies, and the team were transferred to OpTic in Feb. 2021. They came back with a bang, conquering Masters Reykjavik over LOUD LOUD Brazil Rank #1 Sacy Gustavo Rossi aspas Erick Santos saadhak Matias Delipetro pancada Bryan Luna Less Felipe de Loyola , dropping only one match throughout. OpTic struggled to repeat the result at Masters Copenhagen, losing to eventual champions FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #1 SUYGETSU Dmitry Ilyushin Zyppan Pontus Eek ANGE1 Kyrylo Karasov Shao Andrey Kiprsky ardiis Ardis Svarenieks 3-1 in the lower final. At Champions, LOUD exacted revenge on them and became world champions in a bout that favored the Brazilians 3-1. Despite the loss, OpTic's international consistency put them in the discussion for best team of the year, with Victor and crashies as two of their most consistent players.

This is OpTic's first roster move since Aug. 2021, when they replaced Anthony "mummAy" DiPaolo with Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker. While it seemed like a simple move at the time, yay's addition turned OpTic into one of the world's best teams with its duelist consistently at the top of the stats charts.

Victor and crashies' exit leaves OpTic without one of the most consistent flex duelist players, as well as one of the top initiators in the world.

OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming North America Rank #1 are still:

  • Pujan "FNS" Mehta
  • Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen
  • Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker
  • Chet "Chet" Singh (Head coach)