Cloud9 CS:GO Adds Two European Players Ahead of ELEAGUE Premier 2018 - Dexerto

Cloud9 CS:GO Adds Two European Players Ahead of ELEAGUE Premier 2018

Published: 17/Jul/2018 9:32 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Ross Deason


Cloud9 has officially announced its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup for ELEAGUE Premier 2018.

The North American organization will use two European players at the million dollar event, both of whom have won premier international tournaments in 2018.

Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, who played for the team at ESL One: Cologne 2018, has been confirmed as the first stand-in, meaning that his stay will extend until the end of July at the earliest.

Fnatic’s Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim will also don a Cloud9 jersey at the G-FUEL ELEAGUE Arena after he was benched by the Swedish roster in June.

Cloud9 confirms that STYKO and Golden will only be stand-ins for the million dollar event, so nothing appears to be set in stone regarding the team’s future heading into the remainder of the year.

As Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik was acting as Cloud9’s in-game leader before his departure, it seems likely that Golden will take over the role for ELEAGUE Premier, which runs from July 21 – 29.

The 24-year-old led Fnatic to two international titles in March before the Swedes gave Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström the title of in-game leader and eventually benched Golden.

STYKO, on the other hand, is expected to continue in the role of support player. The Slovakian helped Mousesports to become a permanent top four team in 2017 and 2018, winning a handful of tournaments in the process, but they eventually decided to replace him with Virtus.Pro legend, Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski.

Cloud9’s roster for the FACEIT London Major in September is still undecided.


OG Esports reportedly dropping NBK- from CSGO team

Published: 25/Feb/2021 18:45 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 18:54

by Alan Bernal


OG Esports are reportedly dropping French veteran Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt from their CSGO team. The move would be the org’s first roster change since entering the esport.

  • NBK- is reportedly getting dropped from OG.
  • OG had early exits at BLAST Spring Groups & IEM Katowice.
  • This is OG’s first roster move since entering CSGO in late 2019.

OG Esports to kick NBK-

After an exciting debut in the CSGO space, OG Esports are making a change to their lineup and it’s NBK- who is going to get cut, first reported by ViKarM.

Within a year of OG’s existence in CSGO, the org managed to be a top 10 team but have struggled to make deep runs at events, let alone win some trophies.

If they drop NBK-, then OG will be looking to make improvements in its formula, which could signal that the club is ready to make a play on a big signing.

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OG Esports
NBK- is reportedly getting dropped from OG’s CSGO lineup.

What’s next for OG Esports?

With the reported roster move, OG Esports will be looking for a fifth well before the BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2021 that starts on April 13.

Astralis, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Vitality will join OG in the Showdown. Only two of the 16 teams will go through to the BLAST Spring Finals

OG Esports reported CSGO roster

Player Former Team Position
Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen ENCE IGL / Entry Rifler
Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn North Support
Issa ‘ISSAA’ Murad HellRaisers Lurker
Mateusz ‘mantuu’ Wilczewski ALTERNATE aTTaX AWP / Entry
Casper ‘ruggah’ Due OpTic Coach