Back-to-back TI winners OG Esports are reportedly set to enter CS:GO with a stacked roster, led by ENCE’s Aleksib and former Vitality star NBK.
According to a report from 1pv, OG will recruit Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt, Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen, Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen, Valdemar ‘Valde’ Bjørn Vangså and Issa ‘ISSAA’ Mura.
OG are best known as the kings of Dota, as the only team to have won ‘The International’ – Dota’s biggest tournament – more than once, becoming two-time winners in August 2019.
TI9’s record-breaking prize pool meant that the organization walked away with a whopping $15.5 million, and it looks as though they are using some of that capital to invest in a star-studded Counter-Strike team.
The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.
BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.
That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.
THE EU VS NA RIVALRIES ARE FINALLY BACK!😍
We are thrilled to welcome the NA teams to Europe and once again settle the score on which continent holds the best CS:GO team 💪
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.
For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.
BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams
12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.