Earlier in the weekend, OG Esports’s CS:GO roster led by Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen and company were unable to qualify for the Europe minor after they were shown the door by Team Godsent in the do or die match of the Europe Minor closed qualifier.
The best of 3 series started on OG’s Map pick Train where the troops of Team Godsent had their upper hand in the entire map where they managed to concede just 3 rounds against the newly formed roster comprising of the veterans like the two-times major winner Nathan “NBK-“ Schmitt and ex-North spearhead Valdemar Bjørn “valde” Vangså. By securing Train with the final score of 16-3, Godsent did made OG to regret upon their map pick where they failed to come up with their guns blazing. But OG couldn’t live up with the humiliation as they bounced back on Dust2 pretty hard where we got to witness some heroic plays from valde and Issa “ISSAA” Murad. After being enforced to enter overtime, Team OG did ensure to kick into a different gear where they overhauled Kevin “kRYSTAL“ Amend and his troops to successfully seal the map with a scoreline of 22 -20 though being the latter’s map choice. In the decider game on Nuke the map which was left in the veto pool, the two teams were seen having some close encounters featuring Pavle “maden” Bošković’s successful retake on the B site after he did take down 3 from the T side to add one more round to the Lead making the viewers to read the score 13-10. OG did have a chance to push the game into Overtime but Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski got couldn’t live up to his team’s expectations as he got outplayed by Kevin “kRYSTAL“ Amend when the later made a silent drop from the heaven to the A site hence enabling him to take down mantuu and successfully defusing the planted C4.
Though OG were considered to be the heavy contenders among the ones qualifying for the minor, they did fell short of some close rounds but in the due course they did come up with some amazing Counter Strike and did show a lot of character in the entire series. Earlier before the closed qualifier event, OG did book a berth at the Blast Premier Spring 2020 finals which is scheduled to be held in Russia’s Capital, Moscow in June.