OpTic to attend ESL Pro League with kwezz

Oliver "⁠kwezz⁠" Rasmussen will step in for OpTic in the first group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10, team coach Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due has revealed.

The 19-year-old will step into the shoes of René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg, who has left the team amidst reports that he will return to North to replace OG-bound Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså.

On Twitter, team member Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen lamented the situation his team have been in since June, when the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), owner of MIBR, announced the acquisition of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, OpTic Gaming's parent company. This has put the Danish squad up for sale and made it impossible for players to be added unless they arrive for nothing.

kwezz will fill in for OpTic in ESL Pro League

kwezz burst onto the competitive scene in 2017, when he played several King of Nordic tournaments and attended his first big LAN, Cross Border Esport, alongside current Tricked member Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen. This year, he has played for teams like Ambush, ImmuNe and maquinas, averaging a 0.91 rating across all competitions.

OpTic will face BIG, FaZe and mousesports in the first group stage of ESL Pro League, kicking off on Tuesday. cajunb's departure came just days after the team crashed out of DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 in 9th-12th place after beating Liquid and losing to Natus Vincere and mousesports.

This means that OpTic will attend the tournament with:

Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke
Denmark Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen
Denmark Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen
Denmark René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen
Denmark Oliver "⁠kwezz⁠" Rasmussen

Denmark Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due (coach)

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussen
Oliver 'kwezz' Rasmussen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
949
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Nice
2019-10-06 23:41
#5
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North America ProudNAfan
Who
2019-10-06 23:41
here we go -valde +cajunb
2019-10-06 23:46
ok
2019-10-07 00:09
+100
2019-10-07 00:20
#2
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Argentina Chief02
f
2019-10-06 23:41
N♿️RTH
2019-10-06 23:47
ahahahhahaa nice
2019-10-07 00:20
#4
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Portugal B1az3d
Who?
2019-10-06 23:41
Good to see they aint scared of using young talent.
2019-10-06 23:42
nt hunden
2019-10-06 23:42
#19
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Venezuela anx420
all the young talent they picking up seems underwhelming af
2019-10-06 23:44
+1
2019-10-06 23:45
yea, a huge decision. Play in a tournament with "young talent" or don't attend at all. Hmm, yea. Bery Big Decision definetly shows they "ain't" scared.
2019-10-06 23:47
#88
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Australia g00sey
Why you highlight ain't when you can't spell definitely correctly?
2019-10-07 03:17
why are you a grammar nazi? Just because i responded to a hltv staff? Riding that D?
2019-10-07 11:13
#115
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Australia g00sey
i thought you were grammar nazi yaself cos ain't isn't a word. kinda ironic to misspell something while critiquing english yeah? idc if its martin or not bro
2019-10-07 12:05
#120
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Hungary Gubipe
but ain't is a word...
2019-10-07 14:08
im not a grammar nazi, mr kangaroo men)) I highlighted "ain't" because optic decision is probably the only one they had (obviously apart from not attending). And im pretty sure that "ain't" is a word. Or maybe its not? I only heard it in memes or some shit. I dont know anymore. People keep saying "your" instead "you're" unironically or then instead than. Shits weird af.
2019-10-08 08:54
#133
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Australia g00sey
The English language is retarded. I was wrong ain't is a word but I thought it wasn't (nor should it be imo). Fair enough bro, have a good night/day
2019-10-08 11:13
Good day mate
2019-10-08 16:36
>0,94 kd >young talent
2019-10-06 23:52
wtf does K/D have to do with age? etsy logic LUL
2019-10-07 02:44
burger brain strikes again
2019-10-07 07:51
It's his rating across the 116 maps he's played. A true shit talent they picked up.
2019-10-07 08:31
#51
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Myanmar xdcc
-kwezz +martin
2019-10-07 00:03
+1
2019-10-07 00:09
+1337
2019-10-07 00:22
isn't baiting against the rules
2019-10-07 00:09
I see, it's a Martin bait. 3/8
2019-10-07 00:45
2/8
2019-10-07 00:57
reported for baiting oh wait... :(
2019-10-07 02:43
do they have a choice lol
2019-10-07 03:32
0.88 rating
2019-10-07 12:28
0-3
2019-10-06 23:42
0.9 rating in tier 5 = 0.7 rating in tier 2
2019-10-06 23:42
0.91
2019-10-06 23:42
RIP OpTic :(
2019-10-06 23:43
who
2019-10-06 23:44
"team coach René "cajunb" Borg has revealed." nice typo Also hopefully this young, unknown guy actually can show some promise. This is quite possibly the biggest chance he will ever get to prove himself.
2019-10-06 23:44
0.9 rating while playing tier 3 max , yeah I don't think much will happen.
2019-10-07 09:04
#21
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North America TorrN_
THEY GOT RID OF MY #8 Sad face
2019-10-06 23:44
I knewzz it
2019-10-06 23:45
#25
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Switzerland x676
hahhaah luuuuuul 0.88
2019-10-06 23:46
Thats sad to see. Rip k0nfig wasted talent.
2019-10-06 23:46
#33
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Poland Julka
What about kwezz? Is he a good player?
2019-10-06 23:52
#40
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Sri Lanka kvezee
yeah, im good
2019-10-06 23:55
Could be decent in the future. Could have done better in Optic for this ESL group but it’s hard to say. They did put up reasonable numbers in the group.
2019-10-11 02:02
#28
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Turkey MusTRelax
Is this kid dupreeh's brother or something like nephew?
2019-10-06 23:46
Yeah I was waiting for a comment like this one , sadly I don't have an answer.
2019-10-07 06:25
#30
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Philippines stiwa5k
Why do they even exist?
2019-10-06 23:47
#32
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Sri Lanka kvezee
ITS ME MAN SUPERSTITUM WE HAAAAAWT
2019-10-06 23:48
cringe
2019-10-06 23:53
#38
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Sri Lanka kvezee
u
2019-10-06 23:55
WHO
2019-10-06 23:53
poor MSL
2019-10-06 23:53
Who
2019-10-06 23:55
doesnt make sense.. optic is better than North so why would he leave for them
2019-10-06 23:55
pretty much same lv optic is death org north moneyzzzz
2019-10-06 23:57
North- "We will buy cajunB" Optic- "OK" Optic- "cajunB you go to North again" cajunB- "wtf mens((("
2019-10-07 03:27
msl go to fazed pls :D
2019-10-06 23:57
who?
2019-10-06 23:58
Rasmussen is he dupreeh's brother or something ?
2019-10-06 23:58
#46
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Brazil Z1DAN
now -JUGi +k0nfig on north
2019-10-06 23:59
Any relation to dupreeh or is that a common surname in denmark?
2019-10-06 23:59
very common surname
2019-10-07 00:03
#48
trk | 
Brazil NahT_
snakeb
2019-10-07 00:00
#49
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Poland Blindilek
Who? WHOOOO? OMEGA LUL
2019-10-07 00:00
0.94 rating lmaooooooooooooo
2019-10-07 00:01
#54
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Germany NitczkaCS
Feels bad I hope they will make it in pro league
2019-10-07 00:07
dupreeh brother?
2019-10-07 00:08
Canjunb is the biggest bitch that CS:GO scene ever had, he just did Optic --> C9 --> Optic --> North in less than a year. Everytime he sees a place in a team, he just goes and does shit for 3 months before leaving
2019-10-07 00:10
Hey dumbass he was a free agent on OpTic : no salary. Playing for free. The team is dying so they didn't sign him. He came to help and qualify for tournaments. Now he has a chance to go to North, sign a CONTRACT and get a SALARY. No bouyout. Months have passed since OpTic said they were willing to sell the team. He is going to wait forever ? Stfu.
2019-10-07 07:14
#60
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Germany grabke
North Cajunbot ??? They need better Players for sure losing Valde already is huge now they bring in this Journeyman ?
2019-10-07 00:12
hahaha this bot
2019-10-07 00:28
Who? Mb 4+bot better?
2019-10-07 00:36
Ouch... Obviously a rushed decision sadly.
2019-10-07 00:42
#71
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Netherlands itsm
Cojonesb
2019-10-07 00:43
North needs a competent IGL, gade is not. Simple as that. And who do they bring ? cajunb. I'm surprised cajunb is joining this dead team, they struggle so much with roles and they lack structure...
2019-10-07 00:43
#87
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Australia Leftistt
Picking up Jugi was a huge mistake and allowing Gade to IGL is even worse.
2019-10-07 02:53
Well gade might be better as an IGL since he doesnt bring firepower anyways
2019-10-07 03:57
#94
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Australia Leftistt
IMO he's useless in North Valde was the IGL and they seemed to be doing fine under him. Replace Jugi with Nato and Gade with k0nfig and you have a good team
2019-10-07 04:46
You have no fucking clue if he is useless or not? You are just guessing.
2019-10-07 12:25
#118
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Australia Leftistt
Who? Gade? mate ever since they added gade everything has been going downhill just look at the fucking results mate. Both Jugi and Gade are terrible fucking players. period.
2019-10-07 12:30
So the random noname hltv silver 2 can spot Gade is useless but somehow the professional players from North can't? Like are you for real mentally challenged? You have no clue how he acts in teamspeak or anything else, and you probably don't even know what a good player is. You just look at stats. You have no clue so stop acting like you know anything lmao
2019-10-07 19:00
#129
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Australia Leftistt
"So the random noname hltv silver 2" And who are you to make this judgement? LMAO. Am I not allowed to have an opinion? or are people only allowed to have an opinion which you agree with? And if you watch the fucking games you can see how Jugi is useless and how gades call are fucking rubbish. Maybe you should actually watch cs?? LMAOOOO typical arrogant French boi. Go raise your white flag m8
2019-10-08 00:28
I can really just tell you suck at the game :D Just an assumption, and you've yet to prove otherwise. Yeah you're allowed to have an opinion, but if you want to voice your opinion on a forum then be ready for someone to challenge it????? Jugi has been really underwhelming. But you have no clue if Gade is a good caller or not. "How gades call are fucking rubbish." Okay, give me one example, should be easy, right? Not even French, nt.
2019-10-08 00:47
#131
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Australia Leftistt
"I can really just tell you suck at the game :D " aight gamer I maintain a +1kd on HLTV but whatever. Fake flagging so reported lmao Gade won't work as an IGL IMO it's not in him I just don't see it working at all. I suppose future results will tell.
2019-10-08 00:48
#73
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Australia Leftistt
Who? you have players such as nato, cadian and refezh but u choose this no namer?....... MSL wat doink
2019-10-07 00:43
#81
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Poland Astoner55
+9999999
2019-10-07 01:21
The first paragraph is more interesting than an actual topic Pog
2019-10-07 00:44
#79
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Cajun leaving for N♿rth rlly?
2019-10-07 01:01
#80
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Ukraine ksay
cajun why snek? PepeHands
2019-10-07 01:04
#82
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Poland Astoner55
North wants CajunB instead of K0nfig, Niko, Stavn, Bubzkji? WELL DONE NORTH REPLACE YOUR YOUNG STARPLAYER WITH OLD MEDIOCRE PLAYER!
2019-10-07 01:23
#95
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Norway SlimeThug
Not to mention refrezh...
2019-10-07 05:34
#99
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Australia csRIOTgo
CajunB might not be flashy, but he plays decent structured CS. Stable, consistenly performing on average (not excellent), but you need thse kind of guy in your team.
2019-10-07 07:16
#124
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Poland Astoner55
Of course you do, That's why they have Gade and Aizy! JuGi is pretty flashy, Kjaerbye is gonna be the star now, but they North now has 3 potential support players... why? Aizy and Gade are enough of a support, they need someone young that can develop, at least in my opinion.
2019-10-07 16:28
#128
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Australia csRIOTgo
errr... I thought aizy was meant to be one of the stars? Since he was one of the up and coming talents...
2019-10-07 23:15
Msl is trolling
2019-10-07 02:16
MSL is 24 years old? WTF no way.
2019-10-07 02:42
#108
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Finland rolezK1
Lmao ikr
2019-10-07 10:50
#91
Jame | 
Norway pagant
MSL IS 24 NNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2019-10-07 03:32
He looks like an anime character imo
2019-10-07 04:23
Cajunb is a free agent, that's probably why they are getting him. If you think the decision comes from Optic you don't understand anything. North should also bring k0nfig & MSL FFS, remove Jugi and Gade (or Aizy, depending on roles).
2019-10-07 07:21
+1.
2019-10-07 07:41
Lol kwez who are you?
2019-10-07 07:48
#109
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Finland rolezK1
Tier 3 dane
2019-10-07 10:50
0.94 rating against tier 47372 teams, nice
2019-10-07 11:07
#112
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Lithuania aels
cmon -gade -jugi +msl +k0nfig now
2019-10-07 11:10
Save g0dfig
2019-10-07 11:24
#119
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France JBzOo
They kick refrezh for this .... CajunB two face
2019-10-07 12:42
#122
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Russia Ilyichee
Who?
2019-10-07 15:30
cajun b then soon k0nfig will join him
2019-10-07 16:02
XD!
2019-10-07 17:25
#126
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Denmark Menterx
God damnit, why not a danish team in each group, if so a smaall chance of a all danish playoff! :)
2019-10-07 17:54
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