OG core trio sign new contracts

Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså, and Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski have renewed their contracts with the organization until the end of 2022.

OG have announced that they have renewed contracts with three of their players, Aleksib, valde, and mantuu. The move signifies the organization's commitment to the core of their roster, whom they call the "Big Three", following recent changes to the team that had remained intact for over a year.

"I'm happy to announce that I'll be extending my contract with OG until the end of 2022," Aleksib said in a statement. "I believe that the current project has all the right pieces to reach new heights, and it's up to us to put in the work and show it."

OG commit to the original core

The trio has been a part of OG since the organization entered CS:GO in late 2019 with a then-brand-new international squad. The original roster reached their peak sixth ranking in November and remained the same until February, when a series of poor results and in-game differences caused the team to bench Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and bring in Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen.

Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad followed the Frenchman to the bench only a few weeks later, with OG acquiring 17-year-old up-and-coming star Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan from Endpoint to fill the void. The European side has since shown good promise with a win over Astralis and a close affair with G2 in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, while flameZ put up an impressive individual showing with a 1.24 average rating over five maps.

OG's next appearance will be in the first European Regional Major Ranking tournament of 2021, Flashpoint 3, which will run from May 10-30. The event will feature the brunt of the region's best teams, including Astralis, Heroic, and Vitality, among others.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1970
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1124
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
nice
2021-04-19 15:45
10 replies
yes, indeed
2021-04-19 15:45
9 replies
#15
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Europe chespiZ
How much, monthly
2021-04-19 15:47
8 replies
12.5 k
2021-04-19 16:35
1 reply
#89
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Finland kalza1
more
2021-04-19 17:46
#99
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Brazil |witcher|
Aleksib 30k Valde, mantu 20k
2021-04-19 21:13
5 replies
Source?
2021-04-19 22:29
3 replies
#108
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United Kingdom Triturn
Trust him bro
2021-04-19 23:37
#112
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Brazil |witcher|
Trust me bro
2021-04-20 04:53
1 reply
np
2021-04-20 13:40
#104
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Europe chespiZ
Dafk thats 2much
2021-04-19 22:57
nice
2021-04-19 15:45
1 reply
#55
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
nice
2021-04-19 16:09
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
-Aleksib +allu?
2021-04-19 15:45
9 replies
#10
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Reunion Esquinox
-Aleksib +sunny
2021-04-19 15:46
7 replies
#21
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Finland Cucumber))
Would probably be a sick move don't see anything going wrong there
2021-04-19 15:49
ez +firepower
2021-04-19 16:09
2 replies
#56
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Reunion Esquinox
ikr
2021-04-19 16:11
firePOGGER
2021-04-19 17:09
men this is brilliant. Why has nobody else had this idea before?
2021-04-19 16:11
#86
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United States 3manu3l
absolutely the best decision anyone has ever thought of
2021-04-19 17:06
Dude you're a csgo genius. Why haven't any professional teams tried to pick you up as an analyst
2021-04-19 23:14
Yeah, such a great idea! Let's get Allu in OG to ruin another team once again! You can't even compare Allu and Aleksi. The other one is obviously a mastermind and the other one is whatever.
2021-04-19 16:07
Great news.
2021-04-19 15:46
#8
ISSAA | 
Jordan deyta
#freeISSAA
2021-04-19 15:46
5 replies
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
He's ending up at Valorant anyway.
2021-04-19 15:47
omg
2021-04-19 15:49
ISSAA online KEKW
2021-04-19 15:55
ISSAA to NASR confirmed
2021-04-19 16:04
+11111
2021-04-19 16:13
#9
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Finland Doto_top1
Great news for OG fans!
2021-04-19 15:46
16 replies
OG has fans?
2021-04-19 15:49
15 replies
#23
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Finland Doto_top1
i guess yes? atleast i have seen a lot of OG flairs
2021-04-19 15:50
#24
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Germany Droidd
yes D;
2021-04-19 15:50
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I used to be Maybe not on the same level of support anymore.
2021-04-19 15:50
8 replies
#53
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Finland darkyf1
why so?
2021-04-19 16:08
7 replies
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well. First off I am a fan of ISSA and him getting replaced was pretty sad to me. I really wanted them to give Issa a chance on LAN first but, they just aren't coming back yet. Wasn't a big fan of NBK's inclusion and was always up for his head when OG lacked firepower first but in time x he grew up on me in the roster and was actually doing his job pretty well so to see him leaving wasn't great either. To add on that, their replacements don't seem a big improvement to me either. Flamez has been great in 2 games he played but I just don't think they would still be winning titles or contesting for them with these guys. My love and support for Valde and AleksiBob would still be there, and I hope they find success!
2021-04-19 16:22
6 replies
Oh man, I feel ya. Kinda have the same thoughts about OG. I hope ISSA gets a new team where he can shine as he should.
2021-04-19 16:54
5 replies
#97
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i too hope so man , but sadly it doesnt seem to be the case. Being region locked in Jordan is always gonna put him into disadvantage against other teams and players with 3 digit ping so no team would be willing to get him cause of that and he might have to take the Valorant way. I would really be sad if that were to happen.
2021-04-19 20:59
4 replies
ISSAA's Tier 3 game sense can not be explained by the ping unless the ping is connected to ISSAA's neutrons and synapses.
2021-04-19 21:13
2 replies
#101
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ISSA isnt really brightest of the lot , i will give you that.
2021-04-19 21:39
you cant have tier3 game sense and play in tier1 competition but ok
2021-04-19 22:14
Flamezs with around the same ping in the Israel still performs better than ISSAA tho.
2021-04-22 17:47
#26
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United States weaboo
HAHAHA
2021-04-19 15:50
Not really, it's pretty weird how little attention OG gets overall
2021-04-19 15:56
even 9z had fans a lot more than vitality kekw. dead team with fake #1 player
2021-04-19 16:06
here one
2021-04-19 16:30
nice, great news
2021-04-19 15:47
#13
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Netherlands oetz
almost got clickbaited by this title
2021-04-19 15:47
1 reply
I thought they signed with another org kkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-19 16:04
#16
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Hahahahaahahhaha
2021-04-19 15:48
Nice to see that OG is committed to CSGO :)
2021-04-19 15:49
Great!
2021-04-19 15:50
paying to video gamers KEKW
2021-04-19 15:51
3 replies
Nt Gengis Khan
2021-04-19 15:56
Cry is free no lifer
2021-04-19 16:50
1 reply
indians hha
2021-04-19 17:34
Nice!
2021-04-19 15:53
The original core was Valde , Aleksib and NBK lol hahahahah
2021-04-19 15:53
7 replies
Original core how? mantuu was from beginning as well.
2021-04-19 15:57
3 replies
The first to be signed were Aleksi, Valde and NBK, they started the "project". After that, NBK picked mantuu.
2021-04-19 16:33
2 replies
Core = most important pieces, the structure Core is related to in-game stuff which means that it doesn't matter what was the order each player got signed. There's a reason why NBK got kicked first.
2021-04-19 16:39
1 reply
I'm pretty sure core refers to the main players where the team gets built around. And the original was NBK Valde and Aleksi, the team was built around these three. It's questionable to think as certain roles being more important without entering blurry areas. What is the core of Astralis? Gla1ve, Device and Magisk? I don't think so.
2021-04-20 03:27
IGL, star and a support? I aren't think that
2021-04-19 15:59
1 reply
Historically it is the core. NBK was the one who looked for mantuu in attax.
2021-04-19 16:33
#52
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Pakistan LoOuU2
+1 Mantu not even the first main sniper they opt for, they were getting Jampi
2021-04-19 16:08
#32
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Chile Willy_CV
good news
2021-04-19 15:55
2022 hmmmm
2021-04-19 15:59
#42
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Austria JKune
sexib
2021-04-19 16:02
good for them!
2021-04-19 16:03
this is how a great ORG look like. and they about get another TI on the bag. more money set for life. if i can make one change, it will be for ropz over niko. and thats it. #DreamOG
2021-04-19 16:05
imagine keeping these bots for years LUL
2021-04-19 16:06
3 replies
these bot win against astralis by the way.
2021-04-19 19:03
2 replies
AstraLULs
2021-04-19 19:15
1 reply
fake flag
2021-04-19 20:10
ISSAA ;(
2021-04-19 16:13
ok good
2021-04-19 16:14
the only one "big" there is valde the other 2 need to do something "bigger" and i dont doubt they have the potential to do it. I get what they mean though!
2021-04-19 16:25
POG
2021-04-19 16:26
aleksib to havu?
2021-04-19 16:30
expected
2021-04-19 16:31
wonder if this was the announced they were referring to on twitter
2021-04-19 16:36
nice n0tail still rich
2021-04-19 16:39
Gl
2021-04-19 16:51
Vladyslava
2021-04-19 16:56
Good!
2021-04-19 16:56
#84
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Chile esanchez47
Nice
2021-04-19 16:57
#85
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Finland Nollegee
Very good
2021-04-19 16:57
#90
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Peru SuperGOD
good
2021-04-19 17:51
Alebsi overrated Valde outdated Flamez lot to learn niko WHO?? Save Mantuu pls.
2021-04-19 18:47
1 reply
flag doesn't check out
2021-04-20 07:26
#95
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Asia flameZzZ
Nice
2021-04-19 19:32
1 reply
Nt flamez
2021-04-19 23:15
Valde is probably the guy that never joined Astralis but should...
2021-04-19 21:21
1 reply
Why would he downgrade?
2021-04-19 23:15
Good, fucking hell aleksib is a great IGL. The fact that they all resigned shows that these new roster changes have given them faith in the team as a whole.
2021-04-19 23:47
#110
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Asia en1lykS
Nice
2021-04-20 02:38
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