Optic Gaming the newest organization to join the competitive Fortnite scene

Photo Credit: Fortnite/Epic Games Image Acquired from Games Press
Photo Credit: Fortnite/Epic Games Image Acquired from Games Press /

Nearly a year after its launch, the Fortnite Battle Royale competitive scene is beginning to take shape. With several of the biggest gaming organizations in the world such as Team Envyus, Team Solo Mid, and FaZe Clan all signing teams, Optic Gaming has followed suit announcing they will compete in the 2018/2019 season.

Known for having the best Call of Duty competitive team in the world and some of the biggest content creators and personalities on their numerous teams, Optic  Gaming unsurprisingly made the decision to pursue the incredible $100 million prize pool Epic Games will plunge into the scene over the next 12 months.

Announced late Thursday night through their weekly video series “Vision”, the ‘Green Wall’ as they are commonly known introduced Kenneth ‘BaldyKun’ Anderson, Robert ‘WizKay’ Simone, Marco ‘MarkyWap’ Soto, and Dade ‘Dramas’ Lesch as their four-man squad.

Many around the Fornite community believed that FaZe and TSM had snatched up all the best players trying to go pro, leading to a top-heavy first competitive season. However, the four players who will represent OG are silent but deadly.

With significant experience in the first true Battle Royale game, H1Z1, these players certainly have plenty of experience.

“The last four months have been nothing but Fortnite, scrimming, sleeping, and repeating that process,” WizKay told the Optic website.

These guys have competed professionally before in Call of Duty, playing mainly search & destroy and other online tournaments. But, unlike TSM Myth or FaZe Tfue, these guys have not made a name for themselves with insane Twitter clips or streams.

All four are smaller personalities but should be considered a darkhorse team.

“I’ve just been dreaming of joining OpTic since I was a little kid, and it’s unreal that I’m finally about to be a part of it,” Dramas said. “And I’m excited for the future.”

There is still a good amount of uncertainty about what the competitive structure will look like and what the rules will be moving forward. However, with the annual E3 event taking place in just a matter of days, many expect some clarification either before or after the huge Pro-Am tournament.

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The current format for online tournaments pits teams of two against each other in a squad game and seeing which pair can total more kills over two games. While this format has proven to be very exciting and liked by many fans, I expect professional tournaments to be similar to those of PUBG.

The PUBG tournaments have the teams of four all dropped in the same map, fighting to earn first place and get as many kills as possible to earn points for their team.

Whatever Epic Games decides to do, I am sure the audience will be phenomenal and the quality of the competition remarkable.

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