OpTic Gaming has now been disqualified from two tournaments because of its recent Counter-Strike roster moves.
“While we were thrilled to have OpTic Gaming compete at DreamHack Masters Malmö, they no longer field the core of the lineup that was invited from the beginning,” the announcement reads. “With a new team, OpTic Gaming is no longer eligible to compete. Three (3) out of five (5) players must remain in the core lineup of the invited/qualified team to allowed to compete. Since OpTic Gaming was an invited team, they will be replaced with another invite of which Cloud9 is next in line. Cloud9 has accepted this invitation.”
This is the second major tournament from which OpTic has been disqualified this week. ELEAGUE announced Tuesday that OpTic would be removed from the tournament and replaced by an additional entrant from its North American qualifier.
OpTic announced Monday the addition of three new players — Adam “friberg” Friberg, Emil “Magisk” Reif and Aleksi “allu” Jalli — to its roster. As only two of the original members that received the invitation to DreamHack Masters Malmö — Oscar “Mixwell” Canellas and Keith “NAF” Markovic — remain, they are not able to compete. OpTic was set to compete in DreamHack Masters Malmö as a part of Group A with SK Gaming, North, and B.O.O.T-dreamScape. Cloud9 will take OpTic’s spot in the group andopen competition Aug. 30 against North.