The Danish team have now removed young rifler Ismail "refrezh" Alir with former Cloud9 player and veteran René "cajunb" Borg. This will be the second time that cajunb has joined the OpTic team. The ex-Fragsters talent refrezh is now a free agent.
In a statement via Twitter, in-game leader Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen claimed that the team requires experience and stability in order to ensure consistency. He cited the recent ESL One New York qualifier. In which, cajunb was a stand-in for refrezh. The Danish rifler played incredibly well and was a crucial part in ensuring OpTic qualifies for New York.
Also, this replacement will be a straight role-swap.
Cajunb stepped down from the original OpTic roster in March 2019. He was later replaced with in-gamer leader MSL. He then joined North American team Cloud9, to which he enjoyed a four month spell. Now, he’s back in the team and playing with former OpTic teammates Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen.
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The Danish team have enjoyed good performances recently. OpTic beat forZe in the grand final of the GG.BET New York invitational, allowing them a spot at ESL One New York from September 26-29. Moreover, the team also qualified for DreamHack Masters Malmö from October 1-6. Finally, OpTic will be participating in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Europe. However, OpTic will not be in attendance of the upcoming StarLadder Major.
Currently, OpTic are still actively searching for a new roster to represent after the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) majority takeover of OpTic Gaming meant for a conflict of interest as IGC own the Brazilian team Made in Brazil. Therefore, OpTic had to be cut.
Therefore, OpTic’s lineup is now: