OG add ruggah as coach

OG have signed Casper "ruggah" Due as their new coach, the organization announced on Twitter.

ruggah had been a free agent since his departure from OpTic, where he plied his trade for a year and a half before the team disbanded towards the end of 2019 and his contract came to an end in December.

In OG, he reunites with Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså, whom he coached in the latter half of 2017 in North, most notably placing second at DreamHack Masters Malmö and winning DreamHack Open Montreal that year alongside the 24-year-old.

ruggah joins OG ahead of ICE Challenge and BLAST Premier

The addition of a coach comes ahead of a busy schedule in February for the European roster, as OG are heading into ICE Challenge in London, which is set to start on February 1, and are also set to play in the last group of BLAST Premier Spring from February 14.

In London, ruggah & co. are placed in Group B, featuring ENCE, GODSENT, and Natus Vincere, where they will first face off against the Finnish side.

OG have:

France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt
Finland Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså
Jordan Issa "ISSAA" Murad
United Kingdom Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski

Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1684
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
864
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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
#3
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Sweden meistr0 
Expected! And welcome Ruggah! :)
2020-01-29 21:23
#60
COCAINE | 
Mongolia bozgor 
was it really expected?
2020-01-29 22:28
Yes
2020-01-29 22:32
#63
COCAINE | 
Mongolia bozgor 
Ok.
2020-01-29 22:34
#86
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Indonesia lumayan 
Nope it wasnt, they're lying
2020-01-30 00:40
He was coaching them in katowice quals
2020-01-30 06:37
Aha
2020-01-30 18:29
It was, Aleksib had ig stories with him
2020-01-30 07:35
#4
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Poland morosek 
ok lol
2020-01-29 21:23
#5
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Brazil yudondon 
nice
2020-01-29 21:23
#122
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Denmark RUZUR 
I'm don't think it's the best move. I've followed Ruggah for a long time and with his jobs done on Danish TV it's (in my opinion) clear, that does not have what it take to coach a top tier team. His focus is too much on his team and not on the evolving meta and competitor anti-strats. It's super important to have a person that can bring the whole team together, but it's just not enough these days and probably the IGLs role.
2020-01-30 15:00
#127
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Russia FriZZeh 
who cars
2020-01-30 17:29
#135
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Denmark RUZUR 
who trucks
2020-01-31 08:22
#140
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Romania Laskof 
+1
2020-01-31 20:28
Add who?
2020-01-29 21:23
#142
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Russia Ilyichee 
Best coach in the world
2020-02-18 21:21
Nice gl
2020-01-29 21:23
#8
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United Kingdom HLTV_PATRIOT 
Striker = internet explorer user?
2020-01-29 21:23
#14
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Sweden swedz4 
ask his teeth
2020-01-29 21:27
#16
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Turkey veyron99 
lol
2020-01-29 21:28
#36
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United Kingdom HLTV_PATRIOT 
That's mean :(
2020-01-29 21:47
It's ok men)) <3
2020-01-30 01:37
ok cool glhf
2020-01-29 21:24
#11
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Sweden kAED 
News from like 2 months ago but ok
2020-01-29 21:27
#12
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Sweden swedz4 
King Ruggah
2020-01-29 21:27
kuben better
2020-01-29 21:27
Maybe to slap tm in their backs.
2020-01-29 22:18
2020-01-29 21:27
More Danes = Win
2020-01-29 21:28
DH Leipzig proven lul
2020-01-30 10:48
BIG > Danes ofc But those were tier 2
2020-01-30 12:14
Is he any good? I always thought he was just North/Optic manager
2020-01-29 21:28
#19
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Sweden swedz4 
he's good
2020-01-29 21:29
why did north/optic kick him?
2020-01-29 21:31
OpTic disband, they couldn't keep the coach.
2020-01-29 21:34
#29
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Denmark Notallama 
Well in North it was because they crashed out of a major with 0-3 and they had ave as a replacement already in the org for the academy team.
2020-01-29 21:38
#66
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Spain N0Love 
Win dreamhack masters after a million years since winning other tier1 event. Then go 0-3 at major with tough bo1 matchups. Proceed to fuck yourself to the tier99999 grounds by kicking MSL and Ruggah. Just gotta love North
2020-01-29 22:44
ruggah wasnt the coach at dh masters, it was ave
2020-01-30 00:36
#87
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Denmark Notallama 
And ave is probably the best coach imaginable, besides zonic.. I don't blame North in that regard. But it seems like ave wanted to focus on his family as he had his third child (or something like that)
2020-01-30 00:41
#112
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Spain N0Love 
Oh didnt know that my bad
2020-01-30 09:56
#115
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Finland J3bediah 
More like a cheerleader than a tactician imo
2020-01-30 11:44
gl casper!
2020-01-29 21:29
-NBK enable OG to become top15 team
2020-01-29 21:29
#67
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Spain N0Love 
Can you at least give them a chance? They haven't play any real LAN and you just wanna kick somebody wtf
2020-01-29 22:46
I have watched his game since Envy won a major champion. Sorry to say, from a talent became a person who made lots of weird decisions to put his team in trouble.
2020-01-30 03:54
They've played 1 event, calm ur tits.
2020-01-30 01:39
classic hltv
2020-01-30 07:00
GOOG!
2020-01-29 21:31
#30
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER 
not bad!
2020-01-29 21:39
#31
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Poland muszak 
OK!
2020-01-29 21:41
very nice
2020-01-29 21:41
sounds good
2020-01-29 21:43
#38
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Brazil NahT_ 
ye nice hottest than the manager tbh
2020-01-29 21:49
Nice! Definitely a good coach!
2020-01-29 21:50
#109
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France LeDiplomate 
Name checks out.
2020-01-30 07:40
Loool OG even worse than optic now
2020-01-29 21:51
sufail is better
2020-01-29 21:51
Aleksib and valde = Good Mantuu, NBK, ISSAA = Ultimate Bots
2020-01-29 21:51
#44
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United States WumboCumbo 
Mantuu good
2020-01-29 21:56
#45
HUNDEN | 
Finland Mayesk1 
Imagine being this dumb
2020-01-29 21:56
Imagine being fan of team which can't pass through OPEN qualifiers bunch of overrated and overhyped losers
2020-01-29 22:00
After being together for less than a week? Great way to judge a team lol
2020-01-29 22:04
They're together for at least a one good month
2020-01-29 22:05
#102
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Finland iBait 
Imagine being a fan of a player who cant pass open qualifiers
2020-01-30 04:08
mantuu is better than valde but ok
2020-01-29 21:59
Entire team is overrated and overhyped literally no future with current roster, maybe one/two good events and that's all
2020-01-29 22:01
ok
2020-01-29 22:01
Oh i forgot to say, same situation with flukenatic Have a nice day or night!
2020-01-29 22:02
why you hate:(
2020-01-29 22:06
No hate just true, I love JW but they need to cut him asap if they want to stay in top3 or top5 JW could be godlike but he's inconsistent af Flusha = World-class support and big brain Brollan and KRimz also are world-class players Golden = Zeus level aim but really good caller
2020-01-29 22:11
#77
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
I totally agree with you They doesn't need another star player, they need a supportive and consistent awp. But nip already pick the both than I know in swedish scene
2020-01-29 23:12
I think they easily could go international, OttoNd should be good pickup for them he is consistent and can also shine
2020-01-30 01:30
#100
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
That's true acoR could make too
2020-01-30 02:22
#56
Ex6TenZ | 
Chile Zzalb 
0/8
2020-01-29 22:09
#70
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Finland Vaittify 
What a dumbass Valde, mantuu, ISSAA are easily tier 1 players. Aleksib needs to find his form back NBK is a question mark atm
2020-01-29 22:52
Are you idiot? Valde was tier1 player 2 years ago Mantuu? 1.10 rating is very weak when they play around him and he is just baiting them most of the time ISSAA? Nice aim but inconsistent af NBK is not any questionmark he is full-time decoy and bot
2020-01-30 01:32
#103
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Finland iBait 
They've played 1 LAN after being together for a week and an online quali, you cant tell what their playstyle is going to be.
2020-01-30 04:10
NBK is the 2nd best player on that team
2020-01-30 01:34
ISSAA is actually very good in OG. Kind of underrated.
2020-01-29 23:17
Ok i mean ISSAA is nice player but really inconsistent he is not weak link in the team, but mantuu and NBK are
2020-01-30 01:33
God HUNDUN
2020-01-29 21:57
Nice! Tier 3 coach for a tier 3 team! GL!
2020-01-29 22:04
ence wont return btw
2020-01-29 22:19
fan of dignitas lol og will do more than dig, og can actually make top 8 at big events, f0rest_and_hallzera_2v8 will at best win a dh open on a dream run lmao
2020-01-29 22:58
hallzerk will carry
2020-01-30 08:11
+1
2020-01-29 22:31
Everything checks out
2020-01-30 01:40
Lmao wasted money?😂😂
2020-01-29 22:36
#68
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Finland Smoonah 
nubbin clan
2020-01-29 22:48
#71
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Sweden ADAMAS_ 
Ruggah best coach ever. He is like angry teacher that hates when students are late to the lessons.
2020-01-29 22:53
#72
gAndhi | 
Turkey sedo7 
first rule to be coach: long beard
2020-01-29 22:54
#74
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Germany BIG2020 
gl ruggah
2020-01-29 23:00
Pumped for that OG vs Ence match !
2020-01-29 23:03
#76
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
Og is overrated This year will prove that
2020-01-29 23:09
Seems good
2020-01-29 23:26
From OG to OG
2020-01-29 23:33
XANTARES ISSA oskar Valde AleksiB (IGL) ruggah (coach)
2020-01-29 23:55
#110
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France LeDiplomate 
Why would the team want to downgrade?
2020-01-30 07:45
#125
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Ukraine ULiTk@ 
0/8
2020-01-30 16:00
#83
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
Cool looking viking :3
2020-01-29 23:58
Solid pick up.
2020-01-30 00:31
#88
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Finland no_man 
good
2020-01-30 00:41
#89
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Qatar Number2awper 
from OG to OG
2020-01-30 00:42
Good level coach for OG
2020-01-30 01:33
From OG to OG
2020-01-30 05:49
#105
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Palestine TwistXxX 
why danes flag
2020-01-30 06:10
I love youuuuuu
2020-01-30 11:40
#117
JD | 
Poland PSZ 
when -nbk?
2020-01-30 13:17
#118
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
Good Luck Ruggah!
2020-01-30 13:29
nice good luck
2020-01-30 13:36
Nice
2020-01-30 14:24
And then he'll be a player, and then he'll win the major pog
2020-01-30 14:43
Didn't know he can coach, he's a good manager tho.
2020-01-30 15:32
#124
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2020-01-30 15:33
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-30 16:05
#128
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Finland ZesseX 
Expected. He was already as their coach in ESEAin the Katowice qualifiers.
2020-01-30 17:40
Expected. He should have been a player.
2020-01-30 18:08
Why no take MoMan for coach / good guys good skill and 1 major
2020-01-31 08:02
#136
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Denmark ThomaZakis 
GL ImLost-Ruggah!
2020-01-31 10:14
#137
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Russia angry_david1 
Welcome to OG family, Ruggah! #DreamGreen
2020-01-31 15:11
#141
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Russia Ilyichee 
From OG to OG
2020-02-18 21:20
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