Óscar Cañellas aka Mixwell has left OpTic Gaming after almost two years with the team.
Mixwell’s joined OpTic back in 2016 after joining the legendary team from Spanish side gBots and then jump straight into his first tournament only a month later.
Though, he didn’t have the best of starts, losing to G2 Esports and Luminosity Gaming, in the 2016 ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals.
He made up for that though just ten days later, as OpTic took the Americas Minor Championship – Cologne 2016, beating Tempo Storm to the $30,000 first prize.
By the end of 2016, he had picked up another win, this time at the Northern Arena 2016 – Montreal, where OpTic beat G2 Esports 2-1 in the final.
Sadly for Cañellas, this was his final tournament win with OpTic, managing to only reach second place in the Esports Championship Series Season 2 – Finals.
Posting on Twitter yesterday, he confirmed he had in fact left OpTic:
Today I am no longer part of @OpTicGaming.
Thank you for giving me the chance to prove myself, thanks to the fans that always supported me and the organization that always had my back.
Now I am a free agent.
— Oscar Cañellas (@Mixwell) February 6, 2018
In response to the announcement, President of OpTic gaming, OpTic J posted on Twitter, saying:
Love you bro. I will truly miss you and want to thank you for such great times, even though I only lived up north for 2 months before the team located. You are the best trivia partner ever. Thank you for all that you have done for OpTic CSGO. I have nothing but respect and <3.
— OpTicJ (@OpTicJ) February 7, 2018
So what now for Mixwell? Well, in an interview with Vakarm back in 2016, he revealed he had plans to form his own CS:GO team in Spain.
“My dream is to comeback and form a Spanish lineup that can compete and win tournaments, but I still have to learn a lot of stuff before.
“We don’t have as many players as other countries and most of the players think that all their efforts are useless, motivation is low, we need more players that can think outside of the box.”
So could this be what Mixwell is up to? We’ll have to wait and see, especially since he did note that he is a free agent and who wouldn’t want to snap someone up who has earned $212,084.03 since 2014?