OpTic drops Apex Legends team & won't be returning to ALGS

OpTic drops Apex Legends team & won't be returning to ALGS
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Alex Garton


18th Apr 2024 17:10

Since arriving in the ALGS, OpTic Gaming has achieved a solid run of results and put up some impressive performances over the years.

The squad even came close to securing the ALGS: 2023 Championship last year, coming second to TSM in the end after a tense Match Point day.

Now, after a disappointing performance in the NA Regional Split, the org has decided to drop their team and reportedly leave the Apex Legends scene as a whole.

OpTic Gaming is leaving the Apex Legends scene


Taking to X on April 17, 2024, OpTic Gaming thanked Mark "Dropped" Thees, William "SkittleCakes" August and Logan "Knoqd" Layou for everything they have done for the org and announced that it would be letting the roster go.

At first, fans assumed that the organisation would be looking to pick up a new roster, but this doesn't appear to be the case.

Dropped took to his social media to reveal that OpTic Gaming has decided to "exit the Apex scene" as a whole. It's worth noting that this hasn't been announced by OpTic themselves just yet, but we're expecting it to be officially revealed very soon.

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It's hard to know why OpTic is departing the ALGS as a whole, given their team's impressive performance back at the Championship. However, the squad did finish in a disappointing fourteenth place this split, resulting in them missing the LA LAN.

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This has likely been the catalyst for OpTic's decision, but given the org was listed in EA's ALGS Partner Team program, it's tough to know why it didn't see a long-term future for competing in Apex.

Either way, Dropped, SkittleCakes, and Knoqd are all free agents, so it'll be interesting to see if they stay together or go their separate ways.

Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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