Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. iJustine) is a gadget and technology expert, actress, host of AOL’s HardWired, and one of the most subscribed-to personalities on YouTube. She has partnered with an array of corporate clients, including Microsoft, Intel, Mattel, Nikon, Ford, GE, Lionsgate, and Samsung. Recently, she starred in the “District Voices” web series, promoting the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, and an international campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, directed by Guy Ritchie. Justine has been nominated for two Teen Choice awards, four Streamy Awards, and is the winner of the People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. She has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 50 Most Powerful Digital Players, was called the “most influential person online” by Fast Company, and ranked No. 6 on The Daily Beast’s 2012 Digital Power Index (one of only nine women, including Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, to make the list). Justine has also appeared on shows such as The Talk, FOX’s Studio 11, The Rachael Ray Show, The Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, E!, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and was co-host of NBC’s reality challenge show, Escape Routes.
Emerging on the scene in 2006, OpTic Gaming has dominated the Call of Duty e-sports arena, thanks to the talents of legendary players such as Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag, the biggest eSports personality on earth; Seth “Scump” Abner, the best Call of Duty player in the world; Midnite, one of the first girl gamers to rise to stardom on YouTube; and Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez, the team founder and CEO. With over 14 million followers across social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, no other team of players in eSports can match OpTic's popularity or ability to bring fans into the game.
Now, these remarkable players have collaborated to produce this one-of-a-kind book. In OpTic Gaming, they candidly share their story of becoming Call of Duty's global royalty—ESPN XGAMES, MLG, ESWC and GFINITY champions—laying bare their lives, exploring what it takes to make it in professional gaming, and speaking honestly about the consequences of their newfound fame. These best-of-the-best take you behind the controller, offering insights, knowledge, and strategies to help you improve your shot, master the most complex maps, and conquer the game with the ultimate weapons. Going beyond their number-one game, the team also discusses the rest of their lineups and how to become a champion in any arena. Revealing their go-to strategies, best missions, and favorite challenges, OpTic Gaming brings fans closer to these wildly popular professional gamers more than ever before.