Does APG Improve OpTic Halo?
After helping the team maintain a close series in their first Pro League match against CLG, Bradley “APG” Laws will most likely become the new 4th for this OpTic Gaming Halo team. This talented individual recently came out of a serious concussion forcing him to give up his spot on the Team Liquid roster, but now he is back and determined to become an official player for OpTic Gaming. Unfortunately, OpTic lost the match vs. CLG 3-1 and also lost their second Pro League match of the season.
After watching their series against CLG, I quickly noticed that this team seems to be much more in sync with each other with APG compared to when Naded was with them. With APG, OpTic plays a much more aggressive slaying style which I think works best for them. This allows both Manic and Str8 Sick to really shine as players since they both perform best when the game is faster paced.
With Naded, I noticed that there were disagreements on how some gametypes on certain maps needed to be played. Naded and Ace would tend to meet eye to eye on most ideas while Maniac and Str8 Sick would tend to go their separate way. This split in views basically cut the team's abilities in half which greatly hurt them when having to play the top teams.
Although one series can never tell the story of how a team would perform through an entire season, this match against CLG tells me that OpTic has improved greatly with APG. If Naded were to have stayed with OpTic throughout the Pro League, I don’t think this team would have even come close to touching CLG considering how argued. APG gives them a better shot.
OpTic has not yet made an official statement announcing APG as their new 4th but after a great series and a limited amount of time to make a decision, it would be very wise for them the make him an official member. He has proven that he improves OpTic’s chances of winning and I don’t think any other free agent can come close to providing what APG can provide.
What do you think about APG potentially joining OpTic? Let me know in the comments section below.