Recruitment underway for OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV

OMEN by HP and HLTV.org are looking for the best amateur players to compete in the $50,000 OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV duel-based tournament. Think you have what it takes? Try your luck now!

Players will be required to join the OMEN Challenge Steam group and submit replays of their three best ranked games played during the recruitment period (September 1-8) to be under consideration for a spot in the tournament.

All submissions will be reduced to a shortlist by OMEN by HP for Astralis coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen to pick two amateur players to compete in the OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV, where they will get the chance to face, among others, the top four players of 2018, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, Nicolai "device" Reedtz, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Denis "electronic" Sharipov.

OMEN by HP will also offer the two selected players a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a bootcamp ahead of the event with zonic and other members of Astralis' coaching staff to learn how to optimize their in-game performance and how to prepare mentally and physically for a big tournament.

Below you can find all the details about how you can enter the recruitment process:

1. Join the OMEN Challenge 2019 Steam Group
2. Play CS:GO competitively (ranked), during the recruitment period demonstrating your best abilities.
3. Submit your best 3 match share codes via DM to the OMEN Steam account to impress zonic (players will not be considered if they submit fewer than three replays).

Key dates:

September 1-8 – Recruitment period
September 11- 12 – Bootcamp
September 16 – Amateurs announced to the public
September 18 – Amateur training story goes live

The OMEN Challenge presented by HLTV will be held on September 20 at a special gaming arena, with $50,000 on the line. The tournament, featuring four-man deathmatch seeding games before the main 1v1 clashes, will be played on a custom-built map designed by OMEN by HP. Viewers at home able to follow the action through an augmented reality livestream with a number of prominent guests, who will be revealed at a later date.

UPDATE: OMEN by HP has clarified that the submissions will be whittled down to a shortlist for zonic to pick the two players who will compete in the tournament. Moreover, the bootcamp will see the two players spend a morning with the Astralis coach and an afternoon with other members of Astralis' coaching staff.

Denmark Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Danny 'zonic' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
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
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
Nice
2019-09-01 17:33
#7
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Ukraine d1pal 
Good
2019-09-01 17:33
#8
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Canada herocoolzzz 
good luck y'all
2019-09-01 17:41
#9
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Argentina Chief02 
nice
2019-09-01 17:34
i'm GN2, I'll try to join for the lolz
2019-09-01 17:34
#22
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Canada herocoolzzz 
I'm GN2 too XD, lets try our luck
2019-09-01 17:38
POG
2019-09-01 17:34
#38
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Ukraine d1pal 
Who are u?
2019-09-01 17:55
#42
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Sweden s_uno 
I am you
2019-09-01 17:58
I am you
2019-09-01 18:19
#63
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Greece Poor_Noob 
who??
2019-09-01 18:33
I told you I am you
2019-09-01 19:44
#73
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Greece Poor_Noob 
thats sad , u dont want to be me , my name checks out men(((
2019-09-01 19:45
check my flag
2019-09-01 19:57
#12
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Bosnia and Herzegovina arnesus 
Nicee
2019-09-01 17:34
#13
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Netherlands Boutdis 
I’ll try this fuck it, if you copy a demo url, and it goes away from the past matches list does it expire or still valid?
2019-09-01 17:34
#89
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United States Jamxu 
The sharecode is always valid ;)
2019-09-03 23:48
holy crap this is actually amazing idea jonty for omen challenge
2019-09-01 17:35
#15
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Europe lalt 
That looks like huge waste of time for everyone involved, lol.
2019-09-01 17:35
#16
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
+1
2019-09-01 17:36
#25
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Netherlands Boutdis 
Why? If you play mm, all you have to do is send 3 demos, doesn’t seem like a waste of time
2019-09-01 17:39
#28
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
zonic reviewing 101243981354 demos?
2019-09-01 17:42
#47
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Germany Roflcopter234 
he wont review the shit ones...
2019-09-01 18:00
#36
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Europe lalt 
Yes, but everything after that..
2019-09-01 17:50
#34
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Canada thelegend27 
no one in the cs scene wants to igl and demo review in the first place, now they have to review like 6000 demos and stare at all their mistakes. at some point they'll look at your rank and just ignore you if you're below smfc
2019-09-01 17:46
#79
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France Sheld 
the rank is not displayed on the demo tho. I believe they'll just watch de highlights of the demos, which is still a bad way to select 2 players out of 400.
2019-09-02 13:50
#17
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India TYZ4 
I'm silver 3, I got it in the bag
2019-09-01 17:36
Top 4 of 2018? So what Rain doink there
2019-09-01 17:37
#26
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Germany Landwirt 
omens))
2019-09-01 17:39
lmao edit: i made this imgur.com/a/0u3FNtO
2019-09-01 18:04
#58
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Norway k3ron 
WFANBFIOUHNAWGOIUAJSGIAWSJGMOIGPJ
2019-09-01 18:20
#49
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Norway k3ron 
LMAO
2019-09-01 18:02
)) mens
2019-09-01 18:14
No way zonic will watch them all
2019-09-01 17:42
#31
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Sweden DEFINEG 
There is no way zonic will watch this, he will be busy with the major with astralis between 5-8 and then few days before up to the playoffs he will prepare with the squad, there is litterly no way zonic will be watching MM demos of randoms when its major going on
2019-09-01 17:45
#56
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Portugal macpjoao 
Yeah, makes no sense :D they will just sort them by rank, then someone will look at the highest rank ones and pick some people.
2019-09-01 18:17
#80
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France Sheld 
ranks are not displayed on the demos edit : they are available on csgostats.gg when you add a mm demo...
2019-09-02 13:52
if its mm you could literally just cheat your ass off and ez qualify wtf
2019-09-01 17:46
#35
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Canada thelegend27 
name checks out 😎
2019-09-01 17:47
Are they really looking for MATCHMAKING plays????????????????
2019-09-01 17:54
Already had a beautiful conversation with that account XD ctrlv.cz/nxqg
2019-09-01 18:16
#81
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France Sheld 
xd
2019-09-02 13:54
#44
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
i sent 3 demos of s1mple lets see if i qualify
2019-09-01 18:00
#66
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France PopeyeLul 
i was thinking the same, HAHAHAHAh
2019-09-01 19:04
#46
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Spain G3CK0 
update: a team of 20 underpaid chinese workers will be carrying out zonic's job
2019-09-01 18:00
#48
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Norway k3ron 
That's cool!
2019-09-01 18:02
wait, they want me to play matchmaking?
2019-09-01 18:07
#59
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Europe gabiGOD 
this line-up would do demage
2019-09-01 18:20
#60
masq | 
Czech Republic Puget1 
Nt Everyone is lv 10 and global
2019-09-01 18:25
That's a bit odd, there's been holidays (for most ppl in the world) in the past 2 months and now they do this when school is about to start for most of us.. lmao and they want us to play MATCHMAKING??
2019-09-01 18:32
this
2019-09-01 19:03
I'm obviously gonna make it
2019-09-01 18:33
What's up with rain? lmao
2019-09-01 18:41
Well I would've but I stopped playing and chucked my PC in the cupboard
2019-09-01 19:18
#71
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Ukraine s0mplelosere 
where's twisttz and zywoo? battle of shits inc without those 2
2019-09-01 19:23
#75
sataN | 
United States _ATaXiA_ 
Why post this on HLTV, nothing but Silvers here.
2019-09-01 21:32
#87
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Australia Conflict_GG 
how did you know :pepehands:
2019-09-03 15:31
#76
s1mple | 
United States ilyha 
why rain?
2019-09-01 23:02
Where is this event?
2019-09-02 11:46
#82
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Europe TheBucket 
Good luck.
2019-09-02 15:55
Can I send faceit demos? I don't play MM because globals are low level players that cries for everything
2019-09-02 17:02
say your faceit lvl and what league you play
2019-09-02 19:23
lv10 faceit, gc 20, esportal pro, mm global, esea noranked, living in bra71l playing trash leagues unfortunately
2019-09-26 15:46
I'm here to help you guys with the choice! Here is how Im I really playing csgo! youtube.com/watch?v=iLpOVT5hJP8 Action starts from 0:43
2019-09-03 18:25
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