The GG Podcast & Hector Rodriguez Talk OpTic Gaming & Politics

TJ Denzer,

August 7, 2019 5:03 PM

This week's GG Podcast features esports ROYALTY! OpTic Gaming CEO Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez stopped by to chat with GG Podcast about the beginning of OpTic, the current esports scene, and more.

This week, the GG Podcast had its first major guest to the show (Sorry Kyle. You’re a guest the way Danny Devito is a guest on It’s Always Sunny In Philadephia at this point). OpTic Gaming CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez joins the podcast this week to share in the hottest topics of the gaming and esports community. H3CZ and the GG Podcast talk about the beginning of OpTic, what comes next, and address recent anti-gaming politics.

The August 7, 2019 episode of The GG Podcast - Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez and OpTic Gaming - can be heard in its entirety below.

To kick things off, H3CZ takes listeners back to the beginning of OpTic Gaming, speaking to his foundation in content creation for Call of Duty, his path to popularity, and the turn of some shared content creation and contact into a true scene of gaming competition. H3CZ shares how he recognized his limits in gaming and realized how he could be still provide something to the gaming scene from another angle. Also, having taken a step back from an active role in OpTic, Hector speaks to the purpose of his sabbatical and his intentions for future involvement in competitive gaming and content creation.

On a serious note, the GG Podcast also looks recent commentary by Donald Trump and other politicians regarding mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. In recent talks, Trump attempted to scapegoat and divert attention to violent video games as a contributing factor to the violent behavior of shooters despite many credible studies and reports providing a wealth evidence that video games cannot be linked with certainty to violence.

As a Texas native, H3CZ shares his opinion on gun violence, possible protections, and the ridiculousness of casting blame of violence and murder on video games. The table speaks to various factors and actual problems from which diversions like blaming video games pull discussion and resources away.

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