North American esports organisation OpTic Gaming is continuing on its quest of expanding globally by entering the Brazilian scene.
Announcing the news on Twitter, OpTic Gaming has signed a Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster made up entirely of female players.
— OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTic) September 6, 2018
OpTic Gaming has recruited the former female roster of Brazilian organisation Keyd Stars, in which they parted ways in May of this year. The team amassed a number of first place finishes while representing that particular team, and no doubt OpTic Gaming will hope for this performance to continue.
Here’s the official roster of OpTic Brasil:
- Juliana “showliana” Maransaldi
- Bruna “bizinha” Marvila
- Pamella “pan” Shibuya
- Gabriela “GaBi” Maldonado
- Camila “cAmyy” Natale
- Guilherme “walck” Moreno (Coach)
OpTic Gaming has expanded into several international markets in recent months. Starting with OpTic India, the organisation recruited an Indian CS:GO roster after weeks of rigorous trials. From there, OpTic Mexico was launched with an all-Mexican Gears of War team. In July, OpTic Southeast Asia was announced with the acquisition of three streamers. OpTic Gaming’s main CS:GO roster, which is a full Danish line-up, is currently competing at the FACEIT London Major.
We spoke to Ali “Alicus” Saba of Infinite Esports and Entertainment – the parent company of OpTic Gaming – in June. The Director of International Development explained the ongoing process of OpTic Gaming’s expansion into international markets and why the organisation is placing importance on such growth.
Esports Insider says: OpTic Gaming’s continuous efforts to expand into international markets that aren’t as developed or supported as North America is wonderful to see. While OpTic India is seeing constant success in competitions, OpTic SEA hasn’t seen much growth or traction despite recruiting streamers. As always, we’re intrigued to see how the latest expansion works out for the popular organisation.