The Immortals Gaming Club have sold its Los Angeles, Call of Duty League franchise slot to 100 Thieves, according to a report by Dexerto. The report claims that the team, formerly under the OpTic Gaming moniker, will be renamed the Los Angeles Thieves.
This revelation comes just weeks after The Esports Observer first reported that Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez had purchased the IP of the OpTic Gaming brand back after initially selling it to Infinite Esports and Neil Leibman in 2017. Immortals Gaming Club then purchased Infinite and the OpTic brand in June 2019.
As to Rodriguez, he is currently co-owner of NRG Esports which owns and operates the Chicago Huntsmen, but has been silent on what, if anything, could happen with the Huntsmen regarding a branding change.
In relationship to the reported sale, The Esports Observer has learned that negotiations for this particular deal were done privately with no information or discussion happening between the league and its owners. CDL is authorized to grant entry into the league as there is no voting done by league teams, unlike the way some professional leagues are run where owners must vote to allow expansion teams entry or change ownership.
The Esports Observer has reached out for comment.
This story is developing.
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