oW^ joins Giants

MIRAA
May 15th, 2017 12:50

Giants Gaming have announced that they have secured the services of former Magistra player Oliver "oW^" Winther.

The announcements brings the player count on the team up to six, allowing them to mitigate the impact caused by the academic commitments of some of their members.

Oliver "oW^" Winther will reunite with Rubén "TorPe" Jesús Gómez Rodríguez after playing alongside the Spanish player for a brief period on TheTeamWithoutOrg, an international roster that also featured British veteran George "hudzG" Hoskins.

oW^ joins Spanish team Giants

With the Danish player's signing, Giants hope to overcome a poor run of form that has seen them get knocked out of the CEVO Main playoffs in the first Lower Bracket round and win just three of their first six matches in the ESL Masters, a €22,000 tournament featuring the best Spanish teams.

"I am very happy and excited to get this opportunity from the Giants family," Winther said in a statement.

"I have practised with the team already, and I believe we can do great things in the future.

"They are all very talented, both individually and as a team. I feel fortunate to have been invited to join this team, and I will give my best for them."

Giants currently have the following six-man roster:

Spain Jonathan "MusambaN1" Torrent
Spain Rubén "TorPe" Jesús Gómez Rodríguez
Spain Raúl "DeaTh" Jordán Nieto
Spain Javier "Vasili" Huélamo Gracia
Spain Iván "NaOw" González
Denmark Oliver "oW^" Winther

Spain Ovidio "OvaX" Gómez (coach)

Spain Rubén 'TorPe' Jesús Gómez Rodríguez
Rubén 'TorPe' Jesús Gómez Rodríguez
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
140
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Spain Iván 'NaOw' González
Iván 'NaOw' González
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Spain Raúl 'DeaTh' Jordán Nieto
Raúl 'DeaTh' Jordán Nieto
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
53
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Spain Javier 'Vasili' Huélamo Gracia
Javier 'Vasili' Huélamo Gracia
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
37
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom George 'hudzG' Hoskins
George 'hudzG' Hoskins
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
103
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Oliver 'oW^' Winther
Oliver 'oW^' Winther
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
75
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Spain Jonathan 'MusambaN1' Torrent
Jonathan 'MusambaN1' Torrent
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
300
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#3
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United Arab Emirates msf5221 
n1
2017-05-15 12:50
is that this guy who seeks attention by screaming to everyone that he's gay?
2017-05-15 15:05
yes thats oskah
2017-05-15 20:32
oskah does not exist tho
2017-05-15 20:39
#12
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World fns1 
go to t1 now
2017-05-15 12:51
Wow
2017-05-15 12:51
nsns
2017-05-15 12:51
oW^ yeah
2017-05-15 12:51
#19
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Mongolia Tendies 
wait wtf 5 spaniards and a dane what the fuck is this
2017-05-15 12:51
The beginning of a xxx-movie.
2017-05-15 14:53
Propably fluent in spanish, nothing special
2017-05-15 16:42
News that should be kept on Dust2.dk
2017-05-15 12:52
#24
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Poland tw1l1ghtt 
does he speak spanish? :D
2017-05-15 12:52
#47
solo | 
Ireland sekke 
he does, not fluently but enough for daily conversation
2017-05-15 13:12
#130
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
No, he just signed a contract for a team where he doesn't understand anything.
2017-05-15 18:20
#131
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Poland tw1l1ghtt 
kennys was about to join navi, all he had to do was to learn calls in russian.. thats not that hard
2017-05-15 19:12
#27
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
How they will comunicate? I dont see so much futur here, even with 5 spanish...we have a lot of problems with egos, the only way to have a chance is move to another country like mixwell or play with no spanish players like lowel
2017-05-15 12:53
#31
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World Hope_fm 
He can prob speak spanish tbh , wouldnt make sense otherwise.
2017-05-15 12:54
#32
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
No chance to be honest...
2017-05-15 12:55
#33
Storm | 
World Hope_fm 
Why is that? Many scandinavian countries have the option to learn spanish in school.
2017-05-15 12:56
#35
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Really? I didnt know, anyway the spanish is so dificult and of you talk fast...im sure you dont understand everything
2017-05-15 12:59
Spanish is quite common to learn in denmark normally u can either choose between french,chinese and spanish
2017-05-15 13:01
#38
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Oh, thats very nice, hope to meet denmark people and talk with them in the future ^^
2017-05-15 13:03
#46
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Denmark Sander 
In the interview dust2.dk did with him, he says that he Spears Spanish quite good :-)
2017-05-15 13:11
#57
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Bulgaria npo_Nrpok 
In Sweden, most learn Spanish as their C language (from year 6 to 9 in elementary school) partly because it's more widely used than German and French, but mostly because they're slackers and only plan on learning how to order a bucket of vodka ahead of their vacations to spain as they turn 16. The pragmatically oriented high performing students usually choose German because it's easier as it's more closely related to Swedish and because Germany, unlike spain, is relevant in academic fields. And then there's a few kids who learn French because god knows why. Some schools also offer D languages (year 8-9). Of students who continue learning their C and/or D languages, 25% percent take at least 1 further course in Spanish in the gymnasium (secondary upper school), and 14% and 11% for German and French respectively. A very limited amount of students also take Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.
2017-05-15 13:32
#79
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
ROFL let's keep it to the facts, dude. Unless you can back it up with facts that mostly "slackers" choose Spanish and "Pragmatically oriented high preforming students" choose German then I'd say it's not very fitting to state something like that. I'd believe many students choose Spanish because it's a more universal language than German which is not widely spoken outside Germany itself.
2017-05-15 14:34
#86
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Bulgaria npo_Nrpok 
mhm
2017-05-15 15:06
As a spanish I dare to say It is a language of poor people, even though it's more universal. But whatever
2017-05-15 15:42
Personally I picked spanish, because I'd already tried french and german, which didn't go too well.. Fresh start :D In my school we had English from 3rd grade (even earlier than that now), french or german from 5th grade, spanish optional from 7th grade and onwards. Physics and chemistry was from 3rd grade too, iirc.
2017-05-15 17:27
How many languages are you learning in dk? English + 2nd Language? And what are those? Is german only learned in border area? Would be logical
2017-05-15 17:02
Well its just English + german but when u graduate middelschool and go to college u have the opportunity to choose between the 3 languages french,chinese and spanish normally
2017-05-15 17:22
Clemenz0 isn't wrong, but he's not quite right either. It depends on what school you go to. The one I went to, taught english from 3rd grade (~8 years old), french or german (your pick) from 5th and spanish as an optional in 7th grade. I'm pretty sure they moved english to first or 2nd grade now, if not earlier than that. (I'm getting old) Some schools, including the one I went to, will sometimes offer courses like Italian and chinese, due to the fact that they have an international department (for expats, or danes returning home with kids, who haven't been living in Denmark until now). But yeah, some schools will only offer German as 3rd language. It depends on the geography, if you're in west/south-west part of Denmark, you're very likely to pick german anyway. Which is probably why they don't offer french classes.
2017-05-15 17:33
In Norway you've English, Norwegian and Nynorsk(2nd written language in Norway) courses at least the first 10 years of school. At year 8 you choose a third course(Advanced English aka retards, French, Spanish or German) which you will take for 3 years(8th-10th) after that depending on your choice you will have English, Norwegian and possibly 1 more foreign course during the next 3 years(11-13th) before university/college. At 16 years of age you should be fluent in Norwegian and English, basic knowledge/fluent in optional third language, Swedish, some Danish (at least written) and if you live up north there is a good possibility you also know Sami
2017-05-15 20:33
Man, Spanish is not that difficult to learn. Learning Spanish was easier than learning English for me. And as I was able to spend about 2 years in Madrid I would say it went quite well. There are way more challenging languages to learn, trust me.
2017-05-15 15:08
#89
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France TROIIDA 
Spanish is the easiest out of the languages you can learn in Sweden. I think you underestimate Sweden or overestimate your languages difficulty.
2017-05-15 15:16
They taught Spanish at my old school in Adelaide,SA.
2017-05-15 16:02
#119
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Spanish is quite easy to learn once you get the basics and grammar down. Took 3 years of it in middle school, then I lived in Barcelona (after 5 years of no spanish before the move) and did more than fine with it. Even managed to learn some catalan in the process. We have it as an option between german, spanish and french. Then you can continue learning it in highschool if you so want to. The teachers arent the best, but had a substitute for a while that was from el salvador that was great learning it from.
2017-05-15 17:27
Like more than half of the Swedish students study Spanish(I guess it is kind of the same in Denmark). Only a few remembers it when they grow older though. But ow surely is one that can speak Spanish at least some what good, for this to make sense.
2017-05-15 13:03
Not even close tbh. We're also neighbors to Germany remember :D My guess, english excluded, 75% German, 15% french, 10% Spanish. Atleast until you leave primary school.
2017-05-15 17:39
Whaaat i was far off. In Sweden like it is like 75% Spanish 15% French and only 10% tops german lol
2017-05-15 17:44
Well, we have strong historical ties to Germany. Imagine Finland was the size of Germany (add the powerfactor). Pretty sure your schools would be teaching Finnish :D
2017-05-15 17:47
Most 1st world countries have the ability of you to choose German, French or Spanish.
2017-05-15 17:42
#48
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Ireland sekke 
he speaks spanish, not fluently but enough for daily conversation.
2017-05-15 13:13
oW-dA-Pr0-Meister <3
2017-05-15 12:54
wtf
2017-05-15 12:54
#39
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Norway v3nz 
6v5 easy games...
2017-05-15 13:03
Yeah nice lineup LUL
2017-05-15 13:05
#44
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Soooo does this guy speak Spanish or what?
2017-05-15 13:08
#49
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Yes he speaks basic Spanish :)
2017-05-15 13:13
#50
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
6 players?
2017-05-15 13:16
FPL GOD!
2017-05-15 13:18
#58
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Poland skibv 
KappaPride
2017-05-15 13:33
Is that the guy who used to go by the nickname GAYMEISTER in FPL?
2017-05-15 14:02
yeah, hes gay
2017-05-15 14:11
#88
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Palestine ndr[o] 
and this is thanks to FPL, right? ^^
2017-05-15 15:11
ow is so bad
2017-05-15 15:26
GL
2017-05-15 15:26
this is that guy from FPL? nice :D
2017-05-15 15:30
Worst nickname in CSGO.
2017-05-15 16:00
so ur linking minet but u didnt link his very teammate COLON? fyi colon is the english word for the internal organ that produces shit and squeezes it out thru the anus. and btw: ow is a terrible nickname. "OH MY GOD OH-DOUBLE-YOU ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!" try it out in ur head its awful.
2017-05-15 16:45
#114
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Russia Sur10n 
who gets the ace......kappa actually i knew about COLON(saw him in 1.6 and go) but "i didnt know this details" abot the translation.Ty 4 the lesson,bro.But u need to agree what even forest or gtr sounds funny a bit.
2017-05-15 16:52
In russian streams it will be 'Ou wee', like JW is 'Jay wee' XD
2017-05-15 19:48
in german it would be like "oh-weh" and thats what we say when something bad happens. like ur friend breaks his arm and on the phones hes like shit dude i broke my arm and u would say "oh weh" would be the dumbest shit ever in a cast
2017-05-16 00:09
Best of luck oW. I remember many years ago i played with Dima, and he had a very young cousin that wanted to play some cs. I think you where around 13? at that point. Anyways seems like you stuck to it and now it really pays off :)
2017-05-15 16:08
#126
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Belarus diehartz 
he is a very nice guy in fpl good luck
2017-05-15 17:46
#129
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Czech Republic StuartX 
Expected
2017-05-15 17:49
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