OG have added Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar and Maciej “F1KU” Miklas to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, the organization announced Friday. The impending additions were first reported by Dexerto on Thursday, however.
The pair join as replacements for Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen and Valdemar “valde” Vangså, who were both placed on the bench within the last month as they seek new opportunities.
Of the two new players, NEOFRAG reached higher heights during his year-long tenure on Czech team SINNERS Esports. The team consistently punched above its level with NEOFRAG often leading the way in terms of firepower. This is the 21-year-old Czech rifler’s Tier 1 debut.
F1KU is more of an unknown quantity. The 18-year-old Polish rifler has been making his name on AGO for the past couple of years. The intent is to continue developing F1KU as a player, according to OG’s announcement. He also shares his Polish nationality with OG’s AWPer and longest tenured player, Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski.
“They are young, motivated and hungry to prove themselves on the biggest stage, and in-game their profiles were a very clear match to what we’ve searched for ever since we started the process of re-building the roster,” Casper “ruggah” Due, OG’s coach, said in the announcement. “With their raw talent and consistency, they have already shown during the last year in SINNERS and AGO that they have the skillset to help push our team to new heights.”
OG have become an organization built around doing more with less. While the scale of their CS:GO team has been limited, they have still hung around the lower end of Tier 1. Even still, expectations will be tempered for this new OG roster. But in theory, their blend of veterans like Nemanja “nexa” Isaković and mantuu alongside young guns Shahar “flameZ” Shushan, F1KU and NEOFRAG could be a winning formula.
OG’s new roster is as follows:
- Nemanja “nexa” Isaković
- Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski
- Shahar “flameZ” Shushan
- Maciej “F1KU” Miklas
- Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar
Coby Zucker is Upcomer's resident CS:GO writer. He's also played League of Legends at the collegiate level and is a frequent visitor in TFT Challenger Elo. He's a firm believer that Toronto should be the next big esports hub city.