CS:GO OpTic drops ShahZaM, brings in mixwell

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    OpTic Gaming has decided to change their roster by dropping Shahzeb "ShahZam" Khan and signing Spanish player Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas.

    #OpTicCSGO: Roster change- https://t.co/Cqf61FAyJv

    — OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTicGaming) April 13, 2016

    Damian “Daps” Steele will be taking over as captain.

    After entering into the CS:GO scene by acquiring Conquest’s former roster, OpTic has had a mixed performance.

    The squad defeated Lounge Gaming 2-0 to take top spot at ELEAGUE's Road to Vegas. The win netted the team $35,000 but more importantly it gave OpTic a spot at ELEAGUE’s main event and a shot at its $1.2 million prize pool.

    The win was followed by a loss at DreamHack Austin after the team was forced to forfeit their closed qualifying match against BOTS due to Daps having an unidentified emergency. The team was unable to find a suitable replacement in time.

    ShaZam said on Twitter that leaving the team wasn’t his decision.

    There's nothing more I wanted than to stay with OG but unfortunately it wasn't my decision, best of luck to m1xwell and the guys!

    — Shahzeb Khan (@OpTic_ShahZaM) April 13, 2016

    m1xwell is joining OpTic from Spanish organization gBots eSports Club, a team that has done well in national tournaments but has not seen success on the international stage.

    Would like to thank everyone on @teamgBots specially my teammates and @Adrig6, you always helped me in my bad moments!

    — mixwell (@m1xwell) April 13, 2016

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