The remaining four members of OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming North America Rank #1 have all announced that they are looking for new opportunities in 2023. The news comes after OpTic were not selected as one of the 10 Americas teams for the 2023 franchised league.
Chet initially joined OpTic back in October when the squad was still playing under the Envy Envy Inactive banner, several months after Marved joined on loan from FaZe Clan FaZe Clan North America Rank #5 . He joined after coaching TSM TSM North America Rank #9 for 5 months. yay also joined while the team was under the Envy banner to replace Anthony "mummAy" DiPaolo, and was the final change for the OpTic-Envy starting five in the core's time together. In-game leader FNS has been with the OpTic-Envy core since the early days of competitive Valorant, dating back to the original together we are terrific together we are terrific Inactive squad.
The ex-Envy squad made a historic run at Stage 3 Masters: Berlin in 2021, sailing through the group stage without dropping a map and usurping Sentinels Sentinels North America Rank #15 and 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #3 , arguably the top two North American teams at the event, to set up a grand finals bout against Gambit Esports Gambit Esports Inactive . Unfortunately, the Russian powerhouse squad proved to be too much for the team, and they ended up finishing runner-up at the event.
However, Envy had already secured their spot at Valorant Champions 2021 as a result of their solid finishes throughout the 2021 competition year. Unfortunately, the team fell short in the group stage to Acend Acend Europe Rank #5 and X10 Esports X10 Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #33 in the winner's and decider match respectively, sending them home early with unfulfilled expectations.
In February 2022, Envy moved their squad under the OpTic Gaming banner, bringing a new resurgence of the Green Wall in esports as OpTic and Envy more sharply defined who represented the merged brands as esports rosters and content creators.
Their new banner soon became associated with the elite tier of North American Valorant teams, as the team earned a spot on the international stage following an exciting Stage 1: Challengers playoffs. OpTic ended up taking home their first international title, the first world championship won by a North American roster since Sentinels took home the first Masters title in 2021.
OpTic represented North America on the world stage at the two other international events in the 2022 VCT competition year: Masters Copenhagen and Champions 2022 Istanbul. Both times, OpTic fell to their opponents in the upper final of the playoff bracket, but were unable to secure a complete a rally back to win a title.