Web series highlights the rise of eSports powerhouse Optic Gaming
If you follow eSports, then you’re well aware of who and what OpTic Gaming is. The eSports team has not only had a huge amount of success, it has become a brand, and the upcoming webs series OpTic Gaming: Behind the Green Wall gives us a look behind the scenes.
The web series consists of four episodes, each focusing on a different member of the team, each of which will debut on Red Bull’s YouTube channel. The documentary focuses on the team as they train individually and together during a six week boot camp. The training is both physical and mental, and includes weight training, skydiving, and more.
Along with getting a closer look at the team, the series highlights the rise of eSports. The industry has grown exponentially over the past few years, so much so that along with creating well known teams like OpTic, the industry has created new platforms like MLG.tv, specific arenas just for eSports, and generates prize purses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. A recent Call of Duty tournament in Columbus, Ohio earned the winners a cool $30,000. OpTic was there as well, and placed fourth, earning the team $6,000.
Here’s a breakdown of the episodes:
- Episode 1/ November 3rd: Matt “NadeShot” Haag
- Episode 2/November 17th: Seth “Scumpii” Abner
- Episode 3/December 1st : Jordan “Proofy” Cannon
- Episode 4/December 15th: James “Clayster” Eubanks
Check out a teaser for the series below.