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DeKay’s Sources: Vitality and ENCE at odds with OG over benched CSGO players

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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European Esports organizations Team Vitality and ENCE are at odds with OG over the transfer fee of their respective benched CS:GO players, according to multiple sources.

One source explained that OG have offered less than half of the amounts listed in both Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen and Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt contracts on several occasions. 

At this time, no official transfer for the two players has occurred as a result of this conflict.

To complicate matters even more, another source informed Dexerto that OG intimated a reduction in future salary would occur for each player if Team Vitality and ENCE were not willing to agree to the transfer fee repeatedly proposed by OG.

It is unclear at this moment if a similar situation is ongoing between OG and other organizations that possess players they are interested in.

When asked for comment, an OG spokesperson said: "The information presented, and that Dexerto was kind enough to share, is absolutely false and misleading."

Dreamhack / 100 Thieves
Dreamhack / 100 Thieves
Both NBK- and Aleksib were previously linked with 100 Thieves, who are trying to build a new CSGO roster themselves.

OG was first reported to be entering CS:GO last week by 1pv.fr, in which the report mentioned targets of Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn Vangså, Issa ‘ISSAA’ Murad, and Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen in addition to the aforementioned players of Aleksib and NBK-. 

The pairing of Aleksib and NBK- was first reported by Dexerto in a report that documented their discussions with the 100 Thieves organization.

THEHEXHAVEN
THEHEXHAVEN
OG are known for their Dota 2 roster, which became the first-ever to win back-to-back Internationals in 2018 and 2019.

The OG organization was founded in late 2015 and is most known for its legendary Dota2 rosters that have won multiple Internationals and Majors. 

Their return, should agreements with Team Vitality and ENCE occur, would mark the second notable organization to join CS:GO in recent weeks. 

Evil Geniuses made their first entrance to the game with a surprise acquisition of NRG Esports late last month and was first reported by Dexerto.