Sources: MSL and niko in talks with OpTic Gaming CS:GO

Danish Counter-Strike players Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen and Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen are in discussions with OpTic Gaming, according to multiple sources.

As the post-IEM Katowice Major roster shuffle continues, it looks as though another North American organization will be making some moves. 

With Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Jakob “JUGi” Hansen reportedly on their way to Cloud9, OpTic Gaming is now in talks with both MSL and niko to feel the vacancies in their roster. 

DreamHackniko only signed with Rogue a few weeks ago on January 31.

MSL and niko are part of the active roster for the Rogue, who hold a spot in ESL Pro League: North America.

Losing the two players would leave Rogue with less than a week to fill their roster prior to the Season 9 roster lock, meaning they will be forced to scramble in order to round out their roster before games begin. 

niko only joined in late January, while MSL has been on the roster since late October of 2018.

OpTic Gaming recently earned a spot is ESL Pro League: Europe with a victory over during Season 8 relegation. 

Despite this accomplishment, they were unable to reach the IEM Katowice Major last month after a loss to Mousesports in the European Minor.

DreamHackMSL’s short stint with Rogue looks to be coming to an end very soon.

OpTic Gaming and Rogue aren’t the only teams making moves, as multiple others have been reportedly in talks for a bevy of roster moves. 

Fellow North American Organization Cloud9 are not only in talks with OpTic Gaming for K0nfig and Jugi, but are also not expected to hold onto Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey moving forward. 

Meanwhile, mousesports just debuted a new roster on March 14 with Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen at the helm. They will also be trialing Allan ‘Rejin’ Petersen as their head coach, according to sources. 

With Season 9 of the ESL Pro League around the corner and many teams rushing to lock down their rosters, it’s likely that this won’t be the last roster move we hear about.

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