OpTic Gaming has picked up The Dire
Shortly after the conclusion of The International 2017, ‘The Dire’ had formed with 5 very skilled players. This was primary due to the players’ past experience in the competitive scene such as TI5 winner ‘PPD’ and TI6 runner up ‘Misery’. While many considered the team as a failure after failing to perform in any mid to high tier tournaments, their most recent win at the King’s Cup: America does show the roster is decent and can still compete to a high standard. In the King’s Cup, the roster showed their skill in the finals, completely smashing Digital chaos 3-0 in the best of 5 series.
The deal between Optic and the former Dire roster marks the entrance of Optic to the Dota 2 scene, their first ever time signing a team in Dota 2. While Optic had originally been well known for other major titles like cs.go, CoD and Halo, their entrance to the Dota 2 scene is most welcome as their management experience is top tier. With the support of Optic, the roster will be able to participate in a wider range of tournaments, hopefully allowing them to enter the major international events.