The Eavesdrop Podcast


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 Nov 23, 2018
Hex putting out the entertainment as always. such a good setup and a good mix of the old school gaming scene and now.


OpTic H3CZ's "The Eavesdrop Podcast" is a conversational show that is created once a week with guests from every corner of the gaming industry, from Esports players, content creators to CEO's of Gaming, Esports and Tech business! Welcome and enjoy the show!

Episode Date
Richard Lewis: CSGO Strengths and Weaknesses

When I first decided that OpTic would be entering the CSGO Scene I had to do a ton of research, this research led me to one of my favorite people and YT content creator by the name of Richard "RLewis Reports" Lewis, an expert in CSGO (and more) who's journalism has been pivotal in the health of CSGO and esports, super excited about this episode, enjoy my conversation with 2016 Esports Journalist of the Year.

Dec 10, 2018
Ian "Crimsix" Porter - "Call of Duty" Franchising, Players and Orgs

Ian "Crimsix" Porter, a name synonymous with winning, with 32 Major championships under his belt, an XGames Gold medal, 2 Call of Duty World Championship Rings, 5 back to back ESWC Medals and endless MLG Championships the Man knows 1 thing, Winning, in 2018 however the WWII season brought nothing but pain and despair to an illustrious career, going into the 2019 season there's a storm brewing with hopes and speculations on whether or not OpTic can regain its rightful place in the CWL Rankings.

Nov 27, 2018

Rob "LUNKERSTV" Terkla, American hero, YouTuber, Businessman, Fisherman, Hunter, this guy does everything and he does it well, there isn't enough space in this description that would adequately describe this dudes incredible life and story, enjoy the episode and grab a hold of something. 

Nov 19, 2018
Nadeshot, Scump, Big Tymer - 6050 Russell Dr Tell All

In June of 2013 a pivotal moment in OpTic history was cemented in time, a small house in the NW Suburbs of Chicago became home to Mark, Nadeshot, Big Tymer and Scump, and from there a re-invention of the traditional "Gamer House", we redefined by re-focusing the purpose to Content Creation, a decision that would positively impact our future. Listen in to some of the never before told stories of our time at 6050.

Nov 12, 2018
Castro: Becoming the Most Followed Fifa Streamer

From the NW Suburbs of Illinois, Edwin Castro the 27yr old Fifa phenom has taken twitch by storm, as the first ever FIFA Twitch streamer he had to grind to build a non-existent livestream audience, now with over 1M Followers on Twitch, 1M Subscribers on YT and over 1M followers on Twitter in just a short 5 years, the man sits at the top of the FIFA Livestream game and there is no signs of slowing down.

Nov 05, 2018
Mike "Hastr0" Rufail: CEO of Team Envyus

Mike Rufail aka "Hastr0", a name synonymous with OG Esports personalities, a true Gaming renaissance man, Pro-Player, Caster, Team Owner, you name it this dude has had to do it all, some say career progression, I say it was a deep rooted "need" to do it all, to learn it all, to learn it all to be able to succeed, when NV needed him to be a player, he played, when NV needed him to coach, he coached, when Call of Duty was in need of a shout caster, he casted, and finally, when NV needed him to help professionalize not only his team, but esports as a whole, he did. Mike's been making moves in esports for close to 15 years, a true OG of our scene, listen and learn to some never before heard stories of our come-up.

Oct 28, 2018
Jack "Courage" Dunlop - From Caster to King of Twitch Prime

From a top talent Call of Duty World League Caster, Jack Courage Dunlop has amassed an army of "Courageous" who tune in everyday to follow along a story-line that transcends age and demographic, from Competitive Call of Duty matches, to Fortnite Battle Royale, you can find his high energy and unrelenting passion for live streaming!

Oct 22, 2018
Pamaj - Why he joined FaZe Clan... Again

One of the most prolific Call of Duty content creators to touch YouTube, Pamaj's journey as a YouTuber has taking him places unimaginable, from gameplays to bar setting Sniping Montages this dude has really set the tone for new up and coming directors in the scene. His new journey begins as he rejoins FaZe Clan, the movement, the culture Austin "Pamaj" Pamajewon created in his home-town of Perry Sound Ontario, scholarships and sporting goods donations have made him a home-town hero!

Oct 16, 2018
Scump - THE KING - Captain of OpTic Gaming COD

From the moment I saw him play at MLG Orlando 2011 I knew that the young King was going to be a staple in OpTic, not only was he an incredible Call of Duty player, but he was also incredibly funny the second the camera went on, a 2 time back to back XGAMES Gold medalist, with over 25 Championships, Scump has been winning championships every year since 2011 until this past 2018 Season, we dive deep on this one.

Oct 07, 2018
Matt "Nadeshot" Haag - Owner |CEO 100 Thieves - Clinking drinks

"Nadeshot" a gamer tag synonymous with "first of his kind" Esports and Gaming superstar, Matt's ascension to stardom came not from right place right time, it came from hard work and dedication, an unrelenting drive to be the best, we sit down today, a short 8 years later and have a couple of conversations over a couple of drinks.

Sep 29, 2018
David Vonderhaar - Design Director at Treyarch Studios

I first met David at Machinima's Inside Gaming Awards, where Treyarch won Best Controller + Best Multiplayer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, since then Von has gone on to revolutionize Competitive Call of Duty (COD Esports) by always pushing the limits with an emphasis on expanding the reach of Call of Duty Esports to a more "causal" audience, he's got some intel on the upcoming Call of Duty Game "Black Ops IIII" and the current fan favorite "Black Out" Treyarch's Battle Royale Multiplayer.

Sep 26, 2018
Fwiz - Ryan Wyatt, Global Head of Gaming, VR/AR - Google/Youtube

Ryan "FWIZ" Wyatt is the Global Head of Gaming at Google/Youtube, but first he was a student working part-time for MLG's (esports tournament website) first as a referee, to head referee, press play now to hear his path of assencion to being the Head of Gaming, AR/VR at the largest internet company in the world. 

Sep 23, 2018