OpTic Gaming loses Naded only days before HCS Pro League

In a very surprising Tweet made by Brett “Naded” Leonard yesterday, it was announced that he would be leaving OpTic Gaming due to personal reasons, with more details on his departure given through a link to a forum post on the Team Beyond forums.

Shortly after this announcement, OpTic Gaming coach Mike “Flamesword” Chaves followed up with a tweet of his own.

Unfortunately, this leaves OpTic with only two days to find a replacement before the HCS Pro League season begins, though they do have some options; Former Team Liquid member Bradley “APG” Laws and Richie “Heinz” Heinz are a couple of names that have fair chances at getting their spot.

 

What are your thoughts on Naded leaving? Who do you think would be a good replacement?

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