OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions
OpTic Gaming, the four-time Call of Duty Major League Gaming Champions and one of the top eSports teams in the world, now takes fans behind the controller—into the game and the minds of the greatest gamers in the world—in this fascinating and unique memoir and insider guide.
Emerging on the scene in 2006, OpTic Gaming has dominated the Call of Duty e-sports arena, thanks to the talents of legendary players such as Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag, the biggest eSports personality on earth; Seth “Scump” Abner, the best Call of Duty player in the world; Midnite, one of the first girl gamers to rise to stardom on YouTube; and Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez, the team founder and CEO. With over 14 million followers across social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, no other team of players in eSports can match OpTic's popularity or ability to bring fans into the game.
Now, these remarkable players have collaborated to produce this one-of-a-kind book. In OpTic Gaming, they candidly share their story of becoming Call of Duty's global royalty—ESPN XGAMES, MLG, ESWC and GFINITY champions—laying bare their lives, exploring what it takes to make it in professional gaming, and speaking honestly about the consequences of their newfound fame. These best-of-the-best take you behind the controller, offering insights, knowledge, and strategies to help you improve your shot, master the most complex maps, and conquer the game with the ultimate weapons. Going beyond their number-one game, the team also discusses the rest of their lineups and how to become a champion in any arena. Revealing their go-to strategies, best missions, and favorite challenges, OpTic Gaming brings fans closer to these wildly popular professional gamers more than ever before.
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the spot. One of the tournament organizers was in the corner writing everything
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With the exception of poker, most everything I did was outside. So when Judith
and I were furniture shopping for our first apartment in 2004, she was baffled
when I suddenly wanted to buy this Xbox. I hadn't owned a system since my
Everything happens for a reason.” At first that rubbed me the wrong way. She
knew that I wasn't getting paid much and my first kid was on the way, but it turned
out she was right. Everything did happen for a reason. As scary and as uncertain
Everything started to fall into place. I created a series called Top Five Kill Cam on
Machinima that was starting to take off. We started a main hub channel called
OpTic Nation and were also able to give ten members of OpTic their own
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The Best Year of My Life
From GTA to
One Step Back and Two Steps Forward
The OpTic House
Losing a Legend 27 Scump Theres Nothing Better Than Winning
A Long Way from Ohio
My Career in Gaming
Keep On Keepin
Livin the Dream
Already Focused on Next Year
OpTics Best Year Ever?
I Loved Advanced Warfare
OPTIC TODAY AND TOMORROW
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