The back-to-back Dota 2 The International champions OG are looking to jump in CS:GO. According to a report from 1pv.fr, OG are looking to sign Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså, Issa “ISSAA” Murad, and Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen.
The international team would feature two Finnish players, a Jordanian, a Dane, and a Frenchman. NBK, Aleksib, and ISSAA were benched by Vitality, ENCE, and HellRaisers respectively over the last month. A team made up of benched players is certainly one looking to prove their worth.
The report claims that the organization plans to use the same scheme that has brought them their success in Dota 2 to their Counter-Strike team.
In addition, it is claimed that OG has already cemented its spot in both BLAST and ESL Pro Tour next seasons.
This move comes during a time in which many organizations have been battling for a piece of the Counter-Strike pie. 100 Thieves and Dignitas have openly revealed plans to build a top tier team while Misfits are scouting their options and Complexity is willing to put up lots of dollar signs to fill their roster.
It will be interesting to see what other rosters can’t be built out of the remaining free agents or if we’ll see some other teams lose a player or two to build something new.
Expected OG CS:GO roster:
-Nathan “NBK” Schmitt
-Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen
-Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen
-Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså
-Issa “ISSAA” Murad