On Thursday, March 28, OpTic Gaming finalized their latest CS:GO roster...

AW by Asura World in Mar 28, 2019
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On Thursday, March 28, OpTic Gaming finalized their latest CS:GO roster with the addition of Mathias ‘MSL’ Lauridsen and Nikolaj ‘niko’ Kristensen.

With two new players joining their roster, OpTic Gaming have also decided that they’re going to let go of Rene ‘cajunb’ Borg. OpTic Gaming will relegate cajunb to inactive status for the time being. Weirdly enough, the latest move means that Optic Gaming will now have six active players on their CS:GO roster.

Prior to MSL and niko joining, OpTic Gaming already had a complete five-man lineup.

What OpTic Gaming plans to do about all of their players is till up in the air. However, what we do know is that both of their newest players bring a considerable amount of talent and experience on the table and should help OpTic Gaming climb up the CS:GO rankings.

Nico is a former OpTic Gaming player who spent some time with Rogue following his departure from the #greenwall. Meanwhile, MSL is a veteran of the game and have multiple premier tournaments already, including DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 over Astralis back in September of 2018.

Prior to playing for Rogue for the past six months, MSL spent the better part of the prior two years with North, where he won the aforementioned tournament, among others.

Following a 7th-8th place finish at the Europe Minor Championship of the Katowice Major, OpTic Gaming are already starting to show signs of life. They managed to take first place during the second stage of IEM Sydney 2019 and placed fourth at the WePlay! Lock and Load Minor. They also attended WESG 2018, where they placed within the Top 8 after losing to Fnatic 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Seeing as the OpTic Gaming still have six players on their roster, we can only expect them to trim a player or two. According to the latest rumors, OpTic Gaming are looking to let go of at least two players, namely, Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Jakob ‘JUgi’ Hansen, so that they can look into the current crop available free agents to round out their roster.

While OpTic Gaming have an excess of players, Rogue are left reeling from the loss of arguably their two best players. As of the moment, Rogue only has one player on their CS:GO roster, which is Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin.

Fans can only hope that both teams will do what’s in the best interest of their squads going forward as the 2019 starts to ramp up.
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