OpTiC to Unveil European Team

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 - 10:53am : Daily News - Other

OpTic Gaming will continue their Counter-Strike adventure in Europe with Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas accompanied by four new players, according to a report by

With their Counter-Strike squad depleted to just two players following the departures of Tarik "tarik" Celik and Will "RUSH"Wierzba to Cloud9, OpTic have decided to shift their focus from North America to Europe as they hope to get back to winning ways after a disappointing six months.

Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas, who had made no secret of his wish to move back to Europe, is the only player making the transition to the new squad, in which he will be joined by players from four different countries.

According to the reportAdam "friberg" Fribergwho was recently released by NiP, will likely take over as ingame leader, reuniting with former teammate Aleksi "allu" Jalli, who had been benched by FaZe following Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's signing. Emil "Magisk" Reif joins in from Northwho had moved the 19-year-old to a backup position, with PENTA'sKevin "HS" Tarn completing the roster.

OpTic's new squad will be staying in Europe, adds, which raises many questions about their spots in ESL Pro League and in ECS. According to the Pro League rulebook, "ESL reserves the right to withdraw a league license from any team" if it "loses several of its players."

OpTic's new squad will feature:

Spain Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Denmark Emil "Magisk" Reif
Estonia Kevin "HS" Tarn



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