ZLaner joins OpTic Gaming as a Warzone streamer and player
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In the third announcement of the day for OpTic Gaming, the team revealed that Zach “ZLaner” Lane has joined the team’s Warzone squad. It was originally thought that OpTic would reveal ZLaner’s joining tomorrow but new OpTic member Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro accidentally leaked his arrival live on stream. This came after OpTic’s original Warzone team announcement video released earlier tonight.

ZLaner joins the three other members of OpTic’s Warzone team. Tyler “TeeP” Polchow, Bobby “BobbyPoff” Poffenbarger and Sebas “Sebas” Beron are ZLaner’s new teammates for the battle royale. It’s unclear exactly how the four will interact but it’s a safe bet that they’ll stream and compete on Warzone together on a regular basis.

OpTic signs ZLaner to complete their Warzone team

ZLaner was originally best known for being Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm’s main duo teammate in Warzone. However, his reputation quickly grew thanks to his incredible skill and entertaining Twitch streams. The streamer has quite a long history of competing on Warzone. He’s garnered nearly $150,000 from Warzone across various tournaments and events. His main duo for the past few months has been Alex “Destroy” Benabe. However, that might change now that ZLaner is signed to OpTic Gaming.

This was a busy day for OpTic, as they began Monday with the announcement of a merger with Envy Gaming. This merger resulted in a new Call of Duty League team, OpTic Texas, and has seemingly given OpTic the opportunity to start expanding into other areas of gaming. Of course, this has only entailed the Warzone team so far but OpTic could sign other content creators in the future. During the past year or so, the organization hasn’t brought on many new creators in the industry.

Thanks to the merger, though, things could start changing on this front, as they already have with the new Warzone squad.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.
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