OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV talents revealed

OMEN by HP and HLTV.org are pleased to announce the first five players who will be competing in the upcoming "OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV" tournament.

The top four players of 2018, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, Nicolai "device" Reedtz, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Denis "electronic" Sharipov, headline the player list for the duel-based tournament, which will take place on September 20 with $50,000 in prizes at stake.

The quartet will be joined by Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who was ranked 18th in the world in 2018, and by three other players, two of whom amateurs determined by a recruitment process that will run from September 1-8 (more details to be announced on Sunday).

The OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV will be played at an arena built specifically for the event, which will begin with a seeding stage that will consist of a series of four-player free-for all deathmatch games. The points are then tallied up and the players are placed in a 1v1 single-elimination bracket accordingly. To take viewers through the action, OMEN by HP is preparing an augmented reality livestream with a number of prominent guests, who will be revealed closer to the date of the event.

The player list for the OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV looks as follows:

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1428
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
wow it's gonna be great
2019-08-30 18:01
Cool
2019-08-30 18:00
#32
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Sweden Unluko 
A fucking banger
2019-08-30 18:11
#55
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
sounds very neat
2019-08-30 19:11
Date?
2019-08-31 06:58
#73
cry | 
Brazil IsFree 
Fak yu
2019-08-31 10:23
#4
Zeus | 
Ukraine 1Brian 
yes
2019-08-30 18:00
#6
autist | 
Mexico 91021 
dope
2019-08-30 18:00
#7
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Denmark Hassan2121 
wow
2019-08-30 18:00
#8
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United Kingdom bigbbanger 
NiKo will win something for once
2019-08-30 18:01
+1
2019-08-30 21:40
EZ 4 S1mple
2019-08-30 18:01
bot rain
2019-08-30 18:01
#11
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Brazil Beckermonster 
device will be at last place
2019-08-30 18:01
#27
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Australia Australis 
+1 no eco frags, no1 to bait
2019-08-30 18:08
+1
2019-08-30 19:11
#12
ZywOo | 
Russia MoRoX 
ZywOo pls
2019-08-30 18:01
Ooo ruskiy droshyshiy na zywoo...
2019-08-30 18:36
#61
ZywOo | 
Russia MoRoX 
Ponyal prinyal, teper' mozhesh idti na hyi
2019-08-30 19:51
POGGERS GET COLDZERA
2019-08-30 18:01
No ScreaM?? Would be too easy for him anyways
2019-08-30 18:01
#35
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Colombia xFioRE 
who?
2019-08-30 18:13
lol missed these types of tourneys!
2019-08-30 18:01
#64
Turkey ao1 
+1
2019-08-30 21:25
#16
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Thailand hahahoha 
invite twistzz please he gona rekt em all in aim
2019-08-30 18:02
#17
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Buster
2019-08-30 18:02
#18
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Denmark oskarsports 
rain?
2019-08-30 18:02
#19
woxic | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Godxic pls thx.
2019-08-30 18:02
last invite zywoo yes
2019-08-30 18:03
#21
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Portugal macpjoao 
When is recruitment?
2019-08-30 18:03
"a recruitment process that will run from September 1-8"
2019-08-30 18:04
#33
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Europe crosst 
Thank mr miraa
2019-08-30 18:11
#45
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Portugal macpjoao 
ok I guess more info/instructions will come out by then. I have no chance anyway but still gonna try
2019-08-30 18:32
zywoo
2019-08-30 18:04
#24
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United States YANGGANG2020 
rip naf
2019-08-30 18:05
#25
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France Nicolito 
-Rain +ELiGE +ZywOo +magisk +sergej
2019-08-30 18:06
#28
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India transformer 
+1
2019-08-30 18:08
-device +Twistzz
2019-08-30 18:12
Liquid Players sponsored by Dell Alienware competing in an Omen by HP tournament...sounds legit ;-D
2019-08-30 19:25
#26
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Australia Chereska 
Nice
2019-08-30 18:07
#29
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Latvia tibr0 
god team
2019-08-30 18:08
Rain in 2019?? 😂🤦🏽‍♂️
2019-08-30 18:11
#31
f0rest | 
Sweden D24_Tic 
plopski
2019-08-30 18:11
Coldzera last spot plz
2019-08-30 18:14
get a coldzera pls
2019-08-30 18:17
niko LUL
2019-08-30 18:17
get magisk he would destroy these noobs
2019-08-30 18:18
They should get some young talent in as a bit of variation, like TenZ or ropz or something. I know Tenz is unexperienced in 5v5 but his aim is unquestionably insane so he could do very well in 1v1s.
2019-08-30 18:21
#41
woxic | 
Turkey cs_bury 
xantares ???
2019-08-30 18:26
Omen is sponsor to BIG and i think last can be BIG player
2019-08-30 18:39
dev1ce so sexy in pic uff ya
2019-08-30 18:27
#43
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Ukraine s0mplelosere 
ez twistzz
2019-08-30 18:27
Zywoo scream shox all nice candidates for stuff like this
2019-08-30 18:28
Recruit Brehze.
2019-08-30 18:40
why rain and no ZyWoo?
2019-08-30 18:41
no Twistzz huh...
2019-08-30 18:44
#51
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Sweden Onkov 
more invites coming bro
2019-08-30 18:45
ScreaM would look nice here
2019-08-30 18:49
#53
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
holeeee fuck
2019-08-30 18:54
#54
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Germany L1lK1M 
Get EspiranTo...
2019-08-30 19:07
#57
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United States TorrN_ 
Zywoo declined because he would of already won.
2019-08-30 19:13
#74
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
He don't want to make the competition too one-sided Edit: which would prove that Razer gears > Omen gears
2019-08-31 10:42
#58
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World Beard43 
Sounds like fun, will watch!
2019-08-30 19:20
ZywOo?
2019-08-30 19:24
#62
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
i mean okay
2019-08-30 20:20
#63
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Europe T3sto$ami 
Rain :DDD
2019-08-30 21:19
could be fun
2019-08-30 22:06
Jks next surely
2019-08-30 22:49
this is excellent.
2019-08-30 23:05
#69
NiKo | 
Morocco royflord 
ZYWOO PLSSLSS
2019-08-30 23:49
#70
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United States Chicom 
holy shit stacked af. im predicting s1
2019-08-31 03:28
Add zywoo too
2019-08-31 10:04
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