Dota 2 giants OG have officially announced their entry into CS:GO with the long-awaited lineup composed by Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt.
The news confirms what has been an open secret for around two months, with various reports tracking the progress of the two main instigators, Aleksib and NBK-, throughout their decisions when it came to the roster as well as the organization they would represent.
Every piece of the team is now locked in after the four-man core struggled to find a fitting AWPer, initially deciding against Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen — reportedly because of the Finn's ties to a VAC-banned account — before selecting ALTERNATE aTTaX's Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski.
The majority of the lineup has been on the sidelines in the aftermath of the StarLadder Major, as NBK- was replaced by Richard "shox" Papillon in Vitality, Aleksib made way for Miikka "suNny" Kemppi in ENCE, while HellRaisers opted for a Russian-speaking lineup to leave Issa "ISSAA" Murad on the bench.
In the meantime, Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså quietly exited North's active lineup after DreamHack Masters Malmö, which marked the end of his stint in the role of an in-game leader, a position he will no longer employ with Aleksib taking the reins in the new squad.
OG field the following five: