What is wrong with OG?

From starting the year with a bang to flopping the RMR with a whimper, what has gone wrong for OG?

It was all going swimmingly for OG when life under Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković began. BLAST Premier Spring Groups was an unbridled success as OG swept aside all opposition with little difficulty and racked up some impressive statistics in the process. They were the highest ranked team at the event by a long margin, no player posted under a 1.18 rating, and they finished with a 5-1 map record. Since then, at IEM Katowice and the recent EU RMR A, things have taken a spectacular nosedive, begging the question: What exactly is wrong with OG right now?

nexa's arrival seemed a revelation for the briefest of moments

A quick look at the stats suggests an obvious place to focus any investigation into OG's failings. Looking at the teams numbers as a whole, the OG T side has gone completely awry, with their round percentage falling from 59% at BLAST to sub-45% at both Katowice and the RMR, and the team's opening kill, multikill and traded % stats looked particularly suspect in the latter two events. Their CT side has been more consistent in comparison. In terms of individuals, whilst the entire team has obviously taken a hit statistically due to them performing worse as a unit, Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen and Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan have seen particularly concerning drop-offs in their performances from BLAST to now.

Firstly, let's address the way that OG approach their T side, particularly focusing on the T sides on display during the EU RMR A.

The OG offense, in general, adopts what many would describe as a more "loose" playstyle. They default to get some form of map control, fall into a 1-4 formation with niko lurking, and then attempt to brute-force their way into a site whilst the lurk looks for a kill; this description fits a large portion of their T side. They at times utilise some faster-paced rounds, and they will sometimes opt for a 3-2 split of bombsites, but they don't throw many fakes or complicated executes, and they usually do not spend much time trying to force or manipulate rotations.

At it's best, as was shown during BLAST Spring Groups, this approach will roll over the opposing team, allowing star players to focus on their own game rather than complex strategies or tactics, letting individual prowess shine through. At its worst it can be at times easy to read and one-dimensional, as Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov demonstrated in forZe's recent victory over OG on Dust2, where the Russian squad got the right read on the offense more often than not, and were often able to correctly stack the site that was the focus of OG's attack.

If you combine the above assessment of OG's T side with an analysis of the stats, several conclusions present themselves. Firstly, it would seem that OG are not setting their entry players up for success with their simplistic approach, which is what results in the poor opening kill stats. Secondly, they are not trading well enough to justify their current approach, as evidenced by their low traded% numbers; if they were efficient with their trading, such a simplistic approach is not a bad one per se. Thirdly, and this is alluded to by the poor T side multikill numbers, they are struggling for individual playmaking on the T side, outside of the occasional stellar performance from Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and flameZ. When the approach is so straightforward, if the entries aren't clean and the trading isn't there, then someone needs to step up and multi-frag to get the job done.

The T side has become a problem for OG

So considering what the numbers are telling us about where the OG T side is faltering in relation to the style they employ, it seems that there are some structural issues with their offense. Diving deeper by looking at the individual performances of a couple of key players can further reinforce the assertions about OG's potentially problematic approach.

flameZ's poor statistical returns seem to have an obvious reason behind them: He is not being set up for success, as mentioned earlier. Such an easy-to-read T side leaves flameZ trying to entry sites where the defence knows he is coming, and as his team often forgoes splitting a bombsite in favour of overwhelming numbers, he is also usually dealing with a defence who are focused on only one avenue of attack. He has remained the tip of the spear throughout the year for OG, registering 25-30% of their entry attempts in every event, but his success is simply woeful right now, sitting at below 40% for both Katowice and the RMR. Considering how key he was to the BLAST Spring success, being their highest rated player at 1.27 and by far their best entry player with a 65% success rate, his drastic drop in form is something that the team simply cannot afford to stomach.

Next is niko, who also seems to be suffering from the OG approach on the T side. For niko his low impact rating (1.00 or below for Katowice and the RMR) alludes to his inability to provide impactful lurks on the OG offense. This is somewhat understandable when very little is done to encourage or manipulate rotations, but it also seems that niko's own style as a player may be contributing to the problem. His lurks tend towards a passive approach, and usually only come into play once the rest of OG have made their move. When he does try and make more aggressive moves from the lurk role, it often bears little fruit, again likely due to the predictability of where the lurk would be coming from.

We may be able to gain some insight on these issues by considering comments Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen made upon joining G2, that he felt he no longer had to micromanage so much on his new team. I would hazard a guess that niko and flameZ require more facilitation and direction from nexa, an IGL who is known for the aforementioned loose and direct style of calling. Essentially, it feels like nexa may need to adapt his calling style, particularly on the Terrorist side, to better suit the personnel he is now working with. He no longer has the incredibly assertive and self-sufficient players of Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač in the team, or an entry fragger in the form of Audric "⁠JACKZ⁠" Jug who doesn't need to succeed in order for the team to do well. He now has a lurker who requires more structure and an entry fragger who is vital to the success of the team and needs more setup.

The loose, simplistic style that nexa has tended to employ worked well for G2, but it simply is not working well enough for OG, and needs a rethink if this team are to perform to the level that the sum of their parts would suggest. Providing a more structured approach to the offensive side would surely help niko be more impactful, and give the team a chance to develop a style that gives flameZ a better chance to succeed and be the carry force that the squad needs him to be.

With the BLAST Premier Spring Final some way off and no Major on the horizon for OG, there is time to get back to the drawing board in an attempt to refine their playstyle and bring the best out of the obvious talent on the roster. The alternative is to get involved in the inevitable post-Major roster shuffle, and press the reset button on a lineup that has yet to spend even six months together. Either way, OG are at a crossroads, and continuing with the same approach and expecting different results is unlikely to lead to positive results. Let's see where they are come June and the BLAST Premier Spring Final.

Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1231
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1211
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
France Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Audric 'JACKZ' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1054
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1596
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
nexa. /closed
2022-05-01 14:13
32 replies
#14
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Europe Zinn0
Aleksib fan
2022-05-01 14:15
13 replies
no. ITB fan
2022-05-01 14:22
12 replies
#51
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Europe Zinn0
Not really a fan of itb but I like smooya and thomas
2022-05-01 14:30
11 replies
#117
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India rivervp
Aleksib is TOP 5 200 IQ IGL NO CAP
2022-05-01 16:24
6 replies
#212
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India co5m0s
0/8
2022-05-04 14:35
5 replies
simple had 0/10 dw
2022-05-04 20:27
4 replies
#221
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India co5m0s
says heroic ( cheater )
2022-05-05 09:38
3 replies
what does that change? They still top 5, my boy stavn still shining, simple still had that 0/10 start vs MIBR. Cry how much you want
2022-05-05 10:35
2 replies
#226
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India co5m0s
simple > stavn
2022-05-07 09:40
1 reply
you're big ignorant and clearly don't understand english well LOL
2022-05-07 14:25
#171
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Germany Azalot
i will never understand how people like smooya, he is a toxic screaming tier 2 max. player just like stewie2k
2022-05-01 22:44
3 replies
+1 about Stewie2k
2022-05-02 01:59
He made millions MILLIONS of dollars by just jumping through a smoke and yelling smoke criminal. Why didn’t you do it? Like that’s his entire career. 🤷‍♂️
2022-05-02 05:51
#186
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Europe Zinn0
Maybe tier2 but still entertaining on streams
2022-05-02 08:26
2021 G2 >>> 2022 G2
2022-05-01 14:18
14 replies
2021 G2- 12 months 2022 G2 - 4 months
2022-05-01 14:40
11 replies
#92
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Finland Kashmiir
That is einstein level. You know how many months a year has.
2022-05-01 15:32
2 replies
Thanks bruv
2022-05-01 16:23
1 reply
Yeah 4 months is a long year
2022-05-02 11:27
#152
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Italy Skye620
G2 2018 above all Ps. Niko is washed
2022-05-01 19:13
5 replies
flair
2022-05-01 19:24
1 reply
#164
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Italy Skye620
Least I'll show who I support?
2022-05-01 20:50
+1 i guess? thatt was when I was g2 fan dont look at the date I created this account my old acc got banned
2022-05-02 12:18
2 replies
#203
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Italy Skye620
I'm on a newish account as well so no judgement :)
2022-05-02 18:11
1 reply
I judge both of you cause I only have had 1 acc never banned longer for 3 days
2022-05-04 14:44
actually 2021 g2 best lineup was like for half a year considering they changed between amanek/jackz/kennys
2022-05-01 19:32
he thinks 4=12 einstein emotional damage
2022-05-01 21:32
#86
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Europe JohnnyPayn
had niko not shit the bed last playoffs they really could have won their first tournament but unfortunately he started choking once it got serious
2022-05-01 15:23
idk, i think g2 2021 would look even worse with this year's competitiveness
2022-05-01 19:08
they were shit before nexa joined too?
2022-05-01 14:50
IGL aint the problem, its flamez and niko who aint good enough.
2022-05-01 15:24
Wow, genius, thanks I bet this will resolve their problem. I wonder why Finland hasn't hired you yet. Maybe with your help they would have installed Finnish colonies on Mars
2022-05-01 15:29
BR 12 Majors > s1mple 1
2022-05-01 14:13
2 replies
Vamos Brazil, Forca Brazil!
2022-05-01 14:37
1 reply
#140
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Seychelles renatorib
Força* Brasil*
2022-05-01 18:02
#3
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Brazil MIBR_IS_BAD
og
2022-05-01 14:13
#4
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Europe Zwenix
They don't win
2022-05-01 14:13
#5
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NO ISSA NO WIN The first OG roster would have been a solid Top 10 team if not for the Online era. Even though the lack of firepower was pretty evident, the team had enough components to challenge the world`s best on LANS. No iteration of the roster so far has been able to supersede the initial one and at this stage, they are merely a Tier 2 team who are rarely attending events to begin with. Valde has dropped off, Mantu disappears during Playoffs, FlameZ is inconsistent and niko is just bad. Nexa himself is not something of a super good IGL, both fragging and strat wise. The roster has nothing to give, they need massive changes. There is nothing about this team that excites anyone.
2022-05-01 14:18
8 replies
#115
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Switzerland FRTNTE
+1
2022-05-01 16:20
I agree, the first iteration wouldve been the best one. Covid fucked it up.
2022-05-01 18:30
#153
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Serbia DakileX
+1
2022-05-01 19:15
didn't read + flag
2022-05-01 20:17
1 reply
don't care + ratio
2022-05-02 16:01
+1 halal god
2022-05-01 21:15
#175
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Finland 5way
+1
2022-05-01 23:53
this sadly seems about right
2022-05-04 11:47
Bad
2022-05-01 14:13
not first
2022-05-01 14:14
Everything, mens
2022-05-01 14:14
nice
2022-05-01 14:14
no idea, how does OG with flameZ have the same level as OG with ISSAA
2022-05-01 14:14
11 replies
Because OG csgo management department has zero knowledge how to setup a really good csgo roster. On paper the roster looks ok but what about the coach? Because i bet ruggah just wasting his and others' time.
2022-05-01 14:20
10 replies
coach doesnt matter kek
2022-05-01 14:28
1 reply
zonic b1ad3 and XTQZZZ says it otherwise.
2022-05-01 14:30
because issaa was way better than he was on paper and flamez is way worse than his stats show.
2022-05-01 15:54
5 replies
Well ISSAA played with OG did they win? absolutely not same with flamez because OG is trash.
2022-05-01 16:05
2 replies
#135
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Finland giliuss
You have to take into account how drastic of a change moving to online was when the pandemic first hit. It's hard to compare when now teams are accustomed to online play vs when it just hit
2022-05-01 17:39
1 reply
Agree.
2022-05-01 20:04
issa comms and game knowledge was shit , watch any of og comms and you'd basically hear nbk micromanaging him while idk about flamez
2022-05-01 18:24
1 reply
#179
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Finland Khroni
Pretty sure the only OG Comms with ISSAA are from the project start where NBK was co IGLing, not like NBK is baby sitting him, more just directing what to prepare for exactly like Aleksi did with them as well
2022-05-02 05:14
#110
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France niouke
same applies for vitality
2022-05-01 16:06
1 reply
At some aspects i agree with you, its just vita's management dreamed too much.
2022-05-01 16:07
#11
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United States Virgin Islands spreemelon
hiiiiiiiiiiiii wooooooooo wooooooooooooo lets goooooooooooooo
2022-05-01 14:14
#12
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Czech Republic SmejKigudN
what is wrong with MOUZ?
2022-05-01 14:14
10 replies
look at the roster, what do you mean
2022-05-01 14:18
4 replies
#30
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Czech Republic SmejKigudN
we need a detailed analysis like we got for og :D
2022-05-01 14:20
3 replies
#180
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Finland Khroni
Don't need a detailed analysis it's a) Dexter b) Sycrone destroying the roster to give his academy players career boosts
2022-05-02 05:15
2 replies
Dexter real problem
2022-05-06 08:09
1 reply
#225
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Finland Khroni
Yea they are unlucky though in that there are currently 0 replacement IGLs available unless they promote the NXT IGL I guess there is always AZR as well if they are really desperate
2022-05-06 15:20
They played Faze Vitality and Outsiders in the RMR. They have the team to go big
2022-05-01 14:47
#106
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Estonia Hazardouz
rat organization
2022-05-01 15:58
2 replies
#114
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United States cybonics
yes their logo is a rodent
2022-05-01 16:12
1 reply
#128
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Estonia Hazardouz
fuck the logo, they are making bs decisions
2022-05-01 17:04
everything
2022-05-05 18:22
make this kind of post in forums with similiar content > 404
2022-05-01 14:15
10 replies
not wrong lulw
2022-05-01 14:16
+1
2022-05-01 14:17
fax
2022-05-01 14:27
#53
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Norway Snaids
+1
2022-05-01 14:30
not wrong but anyways , cya in 10
2022-05-01 14:46
true
2022-05-01 14:57
Oh yeah beacuse HLTV users that are making these kind of threads are never biased or hateful Cap
2022-05-01 15:40
Indeed
2022-05-01 18:31
+1 typical hltv
2022-05-01 19:52
+1 Way too funny. The title alnoe would be 404ed in 5 minutes & cya in 10. :DDDD
2022-05-02 14:21
Picking d2 against turks
2022-05-01 14:15
wth is wrong with NA
2022-05-01 14:16
Don't call them out like that with the headline, damn
2022-05-01 14:16
- ruggah ty for creating this article, maybe OG management wake up. That veto v EF was a joke
2022-05-01 14:16
1 reply
ye imagine playing dust vs turks xd
2022-05-04 15:11
what is right with og
2022-05-01 14:16
2 replies
Mantuu
2022-05-01 14:36
1 reply
#105
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Sweden Nagnetics
+1
2022-05-01 15:57
-niko +some good player
2022-05-01 14:17
LMAO what is this title? no respek LUL
2022-05-01 14:18
Og disband Nexa to mouz -dexter Valde to astralis -xyp Mantuu to fnatic -poizon Flamez to fnatic -peppzor I don't know about niko
2022-05-01 14:20
4 replies
flamez back to tier2 niko nowhere
2022-05-01 14:21
3 replies
Fnatic is tier 2
2022-05-01 14:23
1 reply
more like a joke
2022-05-01 14:24
#42
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Czech Republic SmejKigudN
niko retire /closed
2022-05-01 14:25
They sux
2022-05-01 14:19
nexa
2022-05-01 14:19
#33
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Brazil Jordan21
First they have to be good friends.. Good relationship = easier and soft games
2022-05-01 14:21
3 replies
#181
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Finland Khroni
That has been OG philosophy since the start of the CS team and it has got them nowhere
2022-05-02 05:17
2 replies
#195
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Brazil Jordan21
Yep but they have changed the core too many times, how it’s gonna work??
2022-05-02 14:22
1 reply
#196
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Finland Khroni
They changed the core once after a year and a half of mediocrity If the friendship power thing isnt carrying them now after -Aleksi -NBK -ISSAA then its a problem with the other 2 original ones I guess
2022-05-02 14:32
#34
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Cyprus Porgos
Everything
2022-05-01 14:21
HLTV roasting OG hahhahahahha
2022-05-01 14:22
Failed project, people got mad when I said it 1.5 years ago
2022-05-01 14:23
#40
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Luxembourg fowkingell
Consistency, shit vetos, timid gameplay and clueless on half the maps they play.
2022-05-01 14:25
The trade between BISKELA and nexa screwed both teams.
2022-05-01 14:24
6 replies
#48
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Andorra K1r1to
but g2 is top3 rn
2022-05-01 14:27
5 replies
#64
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China Zhusha
G2 with nexa reached the major final and was also top 3 while having someone who doesn't really awp instead of talented m0nesy. This current roster would be top 3 with a literal ham sandwich as the in game leader (also, G2 is ranked #6 right now, which is really bad for them)
2022-05-01 14:44
4 replies
Judge after the major. G2 always feels to me like a ”big event team” where they look very lost in a smaller event like pro league (same happened with nexa last year) and then they come in and make the finals of a Katowice/Cologne tier event.
2022-05-01 16:00
So far G2 has been exactly the same as last year Going to finals and choking Falling in groups in EPL. Its insane how samey they look.
2022-05-01 16:46
2 replies
#215
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Europe Mand1ng0
Yeahhh
2022-05-04 17:27
#216
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Europe Mand1ng0
Insane
2022-05-04 17:27
#43
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Hong Kong sti11fac
-niko -flamie +JKS +YEKINDAR
2022-05-01 14:26
5 replies
+1
2022-05-01 14:49
#141
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United States GVoidV2
Bro stop I can only get so turned on
2022-05-01 18:06
#189
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Ireland reyno0o
This
2022-05-02 09:00
+10000000000
2022-05-03 11:20
I'm not sure with flameZ (yeah his name is FlameZ), but yeah, someone gotta bring niko away to make OG develop
2022-05-04 18:04
i dont think nexa is bad. but fake niko is terrible.
2022-05-01 14:26
2 replies
Why is this excuse of not having firepower only working when nexa is the igl, but when it was aleksi people blamed him and roasted him for no big success with this particular roster.
2022-05-01 16:01
1 reply
It's HLTV logic. It's better to not take anything seriously when reading HLTV. Most of the people here are propably lvl 6 anyways.
2022-05-01 17:36
When Prof said he wanted more forum stuff, I didn't expect for them to pull a typical forum post Funny tbh
2022-05-01 14:27
6 replies
and, did you read it?
2022-05-01 15:10
4 replies
#94
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Finland Kashmiir
I guess not
2022-05-01 15:35
Wrong reply xD #99
2022-05-01 15:49
after this guy wrote an article about how navi and gambit are favorites @ iem katowice AFTER the war broke out, and later wrote a surprise-pikachu-face article about faze winning, why would anyone outside of your target audience (impressionable teenagers prone to a gambling addiction), care to read anything this dude writes? if he wrote an article titled "what is wrong with hltv" i might have read it, expecting his employment to be listed among the reasons.
2022-05-01 17:46
#209
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Israel McBeany
I did , he made some good points but a lot is still left to be desired also you might want to take a look at #13 , he has a solid point that needs to be addressed
2022-05-03 20:47
I did as per usual. Fairly well written and well researched (although not mentioning Valde was a bit weird). Feels a lot more tabloid than the previous analysis pieces but it was still a good read. The feeling of it is more community based which is fine but feels at odds with what news posts were in the past, professional cs news, aka dry and clean. With forums being more accessible and clean (with talent and verification) it makes sence but still it's quite funny with how much it has changed :)
2022-05-01 15:48
#47
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Turkey sedo7
They have individual performance problems, but some team problems could have been affect to them, not sure.
2022-05-01 14:27
#49
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Finland Teukkasd
no aleksib no win
2022-05-01 14:28
#54
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Norway Snaids
You know you're fucked when even the hltv staff is asking what's wrong with you
2022-05-01 14:32
I like the way the blast logo looks look an up arrow and the rmr symbol a downwards arrow. especially the one with flameZ in it
2022-05-01 14:34
no jks
2022-05-01 14:33
1 reply
+1 so true
2022-05-01 14:34
Kick niko and flamez
2022-05-01 14:34
Blast was online PGL Antwerp was LAN.
2022-05-01 14:35
OG buy Outsiders roster, problem solved. /closed
2022-05-01 14:37
5 replies
#67
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Serbia Ljannister
OG never wanted to soend on cs, which is weird. And honestly, if they do buy they should buy jerry as igl and kick buster
2022-05-01 14:42
do you think that og CSGO manager Vladyslava (ukrainian), would want to deal business with Russian parliament supporting orgs
2022-05-01 15:15
3 replies
Lmao, yes She pretty much built an entire ru segment of cs casting, while being located in Ukraine
2022-05-01 15:24
2 replies
#89
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
pretty sure that was before the war
2022-05-01 15:29
1 reply
Yet after the Crimea
2022-05-01 15:55
#65
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Serbia Ljannister
Niko is simply not good enough, hes t3 danish stakc player. Flamez is inconsostent, like konfig was Mantuu can drop 40 bomb, one map next map 10-20 score. Nexa and Valde are stable but they arent crazy fraggers. If they -niko +jks it could work. Yekindar wouldnt downgrade
2022-05-01 14:41
2 replies
-niko +jks makes 0 sense, completely different type of players also niko is well suited to playing bitch roles, swapping him for better fragger would not make their results much better. Both Mantuu and FlameZ are not experienced enough at top level to win big games, that's the biggest issue with OG. Good players but not ready to fight for titles yet.
2022-05-01 15:11
1 reply
Niko play lurk in current setup, jks is a natural lurk. At ct i agree but valde plah bitch roles too, nexa coukd take over a share and they are fine
2022-05-01 16:11
+ yekindar +jks EZ fix
2022-05-01 14:42
4 replies
#68
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Serbia Ljannister
Why would Yekindar go to OG ?
2022-05-01 14:43
3 replies
guess why $$$
2022-05-01 14:43
2 replies
#77
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Serbia Ljannister
Ruin career for $$$, not worth it
2022-05-01 15:05
#84
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Finland byrbyl
>OG >$$$
2022-05-01 15:19
#76
jabbi | 
Poland czan
perfect title lol
2022-05-01 15:03
#78
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Nepal Zenrod
Save vladyslava
2022-05-01 15:05
OG is wrong with OG
2022-05-01 15:06
still new team,lets wait a bit
2022-05-01 15:06
1 reply
#182
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Finland Khroni
Nah it's been long enough with most of these teams to be 100% sure with where they are Only exceptions are G2 who got fucked back to back events, ENCE who only +maden recently and the CIS teams that are in limbo
2022-05-02 05:21
Good report
2022-05-01 15:19
#91
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India zod1ack
And people were saying nexa will save OG
2022-05-01 15:29
#93
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Finland Kashmiir
OG most meh! Team since the beggining
2022-05-01 15:33
Aleksib is the problem
2022-05-01 15:36
#96
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Bhutan triskacik
Hard to be good and improve if u play one event in 3 months :) never understood why OG doesn't play any tier1/2 events in the meantime between the bigger ones.
2022-05-01 15:39
#98
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Denmark nicram64
Shit article What is wrong? They aren't a partner team so that's what's wrong with them. They played 3 events with Nexa: 1. Blast Spring - went fantastic 2. Iem Katowice (both playin and main event) - went average 3. RMR - went bad You didn't even mention that in the iem katowice playin they had THE BEST T SIDE out of all teams(nip, astralis, ence, cphf, big etc) and in the main event it was their CT side that was way worse (2nd worst, T side was 6th worst) so your conclusions are based solely on their last event. If they were partnered team like e.g. EG or there would be more open qualifiers and they had a chance to play more tournaments we possibly wouldn't have to make our conclusions based on 1 event like you just did
2022-05-01 15:41
6 replies
This is not an article to ”bash” og, more of to raise conversation on WHY this team ”fell off” from the beginning of the year where they looked fantastic in the blast qualifying event. The article shows flaws in OG’s T-side entry success and also in trading. It also says what style nexa likes to lead in (which FORZE’s IGL btw called predictable). This is not jumping in to conclusions so to say, it’s more of an article to discuss what’s ”not working” with this roster. They’ve played enough games to show their flaws already.
2022-05-01 16:07
4 replies
#119
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Denmark nicram64
Whole article is based on 1 event. With such sample size we can come to a conclusion after G2 campain in Pro League that Aleksib has to to micromanage more or whatever as their T side was terrible - it's not the greatest analysis would you agree?
2022-05-01 16:26
3 replies
Aleksib played 2/5 games in Pro league so that doesn’t really work. This article is based on IEM katowice main event and PGL Major RMR. And I’d say two events is enough to see SOME flaws, for example trading, entrying, t sides compared to ct sides etc.
2022-05-01 16:37
2 replies
#129
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Denmark nicram64
Yes that's why its shitty article, it is 100% focused on their T side which has been amazing at both Blast Spring and Iem Katowice playin and in Iem Katowice main event their CT side was a bigger issue
2022-05-01 17:15
1 reply
The play in has no relevance. The blast spring was also just a qualifier. OG has shit the bed at every important LAN event they’ve attended to.
2022-05-01 17:41
If you follow OG since their birth, they've always been that way. Absolute demolish in some random event and look absolute trash in another. In 2020 they did the same bullshit. Bomb out in groups in EPL. Sweeping blast groups, beating everyone easily, then going to final in IEM new york and after that, shitting the bed in every other tournament bar flashpoint Same thing last year. 2nd in IEM summer, 3rd in pro league, then bombing out of major, bombing out of IEM cologne qualifier, Bombing out o DH qualifier, falling in Flashpoint groups. Blast... They are the embodiement of "could've been" team.
2022-05-01 16:57
#savevalde
2022-05-01 15:50
#102
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Korea jin67300
-niko
2022-05-01 15:51
#118
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Germany ChRiZOwow
OG is just a weird mixteam
2022-05-01 16:25
Well the main thing is that main fragger of OG, valde, is a bottler who performs insanely well in group stage or tournaments like blast groups and then sit on 1.00 in play offs or important tournaments Check his stats at this and previous (stockholm) rmr and you'll see For some reason for media he is saint and is never under criticism. He is a nice guy yeah but not the main star rifler
2022-05-01 16:27
3 replies
you know cs
2022-05-01 16:44
2 replies
Thanks fieryy, nice flair =)
2022-05-01 16:49
1 reply
bussin sussin frfr
2022-05-01 17:42
OG needs a superstar awper. Mantuu is very average.
2022-05-01 16:38
3 replies
Mantuu skills are just fine, I don't think it's fair to single him out when it's the winner attitude of all the players that seems missing, if they were all playing the best I'm sure there wouldn't be much of an issue..
2022-05-01 17:29
2 replies
S1mple,Zywoo, Dev1ce,broky,sh1ro Champion teams need a champion awpers. You should not provide the most valuable item of the game to a mediocre awper.
2022-05-01 17:59
1 reply
Zywoo, Dev1ce,broky,sh1ro would also become somewhat mediocre on OG, only S1mple knows how to keep the winning spirit 100%
2022-05-01 18:01
OG is what i would call "could've been team". They could've been winning tournaments, but they don't. They could've been one of the worst teams ever after a huge streak of bad losses, but then they randomly go to a semi-final/final. Look at their event history: hltv.org/stats/teams/events/10503/og They always deceive us by going absolute ham in one tournament and shocking everyone else when they drop group stage in some qualifier over there. Nexa didn't change this, so far. In facto, Both G2 and OG look absolute the same in terms of results. G2 is still choking and having some embarrassing losses, OG is still the promise that never comes.
2022-05-01 17:03
#130
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Albania noajdi
Nexa <
2022-05-01 17:24
1 reply
flag checks out
2022-05-02 14:50
#133
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Finland Hei456
That's what happens when you have tier 2 players and your igl leaves
2022-05-01 17:41
#142
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Finland KieZuZ
I wonder what changed a few months ago to cause this.
2022-05-01 18:20
aleksib out and slow decline starts not the first time
2022-05-01 18:34
Hey, at least they aren't as bad as EG...
2022-05-01 18:40
og top 1: coldzera,fer,taco,fnx and fallen
2022-05-01 18:42
they are shit is whats wrong :()
2022-05-01 18:49
#154
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Serbia DakileX
What do u expect when you have nexa in roster , he's not even proper igl , you are replacing aleksi with nexa so that means -strats +firepower and OG doesn't need firepower , also nexa's ''firepower'' is shit for a long time now
2022-05-01 19:19
1 reply
i hope one day og can have a cr4zy run
2022-05-01 19:31
#159
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Poland SebL
Well a lot has to change for this team to work, I doubt nexa can be a leader that micromanages a lot, so either nexa has to go or they have to change niko and flameZ to players that can adapt more to loose style of calling, maybe a coach change would be good, Idk., this team is in a really bad place rn., I wish them all the best but it's hard to look for postives.
2022-05-01 19:58
4 replies
#178
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Finland Nollegee
maybe get malek from eg?
2022-05-02 02:10
3 replies
#191
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Poland SebL
Sounds good tbh., but I don't know if he would all their problems, I really feel like nexa isn't the right guy for this team.
2022-05-02 11:24
2 replies
#204
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Finland Nollegee
Where would you put nexa if not in og tho? And who could replace him atm?
2022-05-02 19:19
1 reply
#208
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Poland SebL
I think if they want to keep this system then they have to take some more structured IGL, I would even take a risk and maybe go for someone like TACO if he is willing to join, aswell as find new coach.
2022-05-03 12:37
niko and valde hold this team back so hard. valde's aim looks like hes half asleep
2022-05-01 20:16
1 reply
#169
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United Kingdom chrose
Valde is too inconsistent to be worth keeping and niko is just a shitter
2022-05-01 22:16
"WHAT IS WRONG WITH OG?" I ask myself that question every day.
2022-05-01 20:43
not enough firepower to beat other teams
2022-05-01 21:16
What is right with OG? Let's start with that
2022-05-01 21:21
Valde should be like star player but idk what he is doing flamez cant solo carry
2022-05-01 22:34
Og had an easy run at the start and everyone hyped them up like they were beating navi faze etc Bad time just had a honeymoon at the start
2022-05-01 23:23
aleksib owns cuxa. cuxa is not capable of LEADING a team. in g2 niko was the leader, cuxa was just a sycophant, same as malek. the facade of new og being an improvement has crumbled and the truth has been revealed. cuxa has scammed yet another org
2022-05-01 23:33
1 reply
bro you trippin, look how NiKo call, its just sprint and shoot, also NiKo couldn't display his full firepower if he is captain. Also, you are sleeping on nexa rn, ocelote and is team are not idiots, they kept nexa for 2 years, and they have enough money to change any player they want, and they still chose to keep nexa, even for this aleksib change, its just a trade, not a full purchase.
2022-05-04 18:13
though this was a forum post for one second
2022-05-01 23:34
#176
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Denmark 12inchNRG
-nexa -niko +azr +jks +kassad
2022-05-02 00:41
#183
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Algeria raizoCS
this is what happens when you take off one of the best players in your lineup aka issaa and bring a player with 0 exprience beside playing in fpl and expecting him to perform in major quals
2022-05-02 05:43
1 reply
#184
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Denmark Rubix__
-0IQ
2022-05-02 05:50
niko is ass
2022-05-02 08:26
"It was all going swimmingly for OG when life under Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković began. BLAST Premier Spring Groups was an unbridled success as OG swept aside all opposition with little difficulty " Straight up wrong: They topped their Group through some fluke BO1s against Astralis and MIBR. In the following BO3 against NIP for qualification they were one kill (ONE) away from losing the game. If not for a massive NIP throw and a clutch by our favorite cheater aka niko at the end of the third map (Mirage), OG would've been send right back into the Last Chance match against NAVI, were they wouldve probably crumbled as well. Ever since its been a pure shitshow.
2022-05-02 08:57
They've been playing like headless chickens lately, but its not entirely Nexas fault. Sure Nexa is overrated, but their coach is silver4: their strats are way off compared to teams strengths, and not sure if its some sort of authority issue or is it just their style to play the way they do now, but its not tier1 or even tier2 level team-play currently. -coach+better coach -niko +someone who can help them feel relaxed and comfortable, instead of random hostile MM team +(better) psychologist to help with tilting
2022-05-02 10:40
aleksib still the problem
2022-05-02 14:42
What a shitty article. Who hired this clueless guy? You make an analysis about a team that played 3 events like there arent enough teams that played more tournaments to analyse like eg, mouz and even g2 seems far off with having 3 star players.
2022-05-02 14:49
#201
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Brazil Ndiscow
He shit talked G2 after his departure and gone unlucko. Never spit on the plate you ate!
2022-05-02 15:08
if yekindar leave then remove flamez and take in yekindar kick niko and take styko if possible and you got yourself a good team. might not win majors but will qualify 100% and can contest the top teams
2022-05-03 10:58
nexa bot
2022-05-03 11:03
Nexa good, rest bad.
2022-05-04 09:49
-NIKO +snax Confirmed
2022-05-05 02:37
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