Hector Rodriguez

Twitch URL


Date of birth

February 9, 1980

Born in

Ciudad Juárez, Rio Grande

Current country


Marital status


Main game

Call of Duty, Minecraft, Variety


OpTic Gaming


Five Dogs

How they got into gaming

In 1993, H3cz's family emigrated to the US. Then, Chicago, Illinois, was where he spent most of his formative years. When he was thirteen years old, he began fishing. In high school, he started designing graffiti as a way to impress girls by offering to draw their names. As soon as Call of Duty 2 was released in late 2005, he began playing it and quickly developed an addiction to it. Since then, he has mostly maintained the franchise, with the exception of the times he became distracted by the 2011 and 2017 releases of Minecraft and Fortnite, respectively. He occasionally still plays Minecraft. He worked as an Account Analyst for AIG before switching to full-time content creation, and before that, he worked in the mortgage industry.

How they got into streaming

He began working for OpTic Gaming in 2007 and contributed to its management in the background. In June 2008, he acquired full ownership of the company and later gave some shares to Nadeshot. OpTic was primarily focused at the time on giving Call of Duty sniping content creators a platform to showcase their talents on OpTic's YouTube channel. In November 2008, he commenced posting amusing montages to his own YouTube channel. In order to partner with Machinima and be able to monetize his gaming content, Hutch advised him to do so in the early months of 2011. He was determined to make a living off of his content as soon as he realized that it was possible to do so. H3cz was unemployed, and his pregnant wife was having trouble supporting the family. He was also selling Graffiti plates for $40 each by creating YouTube videos of himself doing it. It wasn't until the release of Call of Duty 4 and OpTic's subsequent rise in the pro circuit and consequently CoD fan base that things started to turn around for him. This was especially true after their team won the $400,000 USD first place prize at the 2011 Call of Duty XP tournament hosted by Activision and Xbox. Over time, his organization slowly expanded into other esports, both as an esports organization and as a talent support organization for streamers. The majority of OpTic's shares were sold by H3cz and his co-owners in 2017 to Infinite Esports and Entertainment, which Immortals GC then purchased in June 2019. Three months later, he made the decision to end his relationship with OpTic, and three months after that, he accepted the position of co-CEO at NR



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