OG unveil academy roster featuring Marix

The latest entry to the Counter-Strike academy scene has been revealed.

OG Academy have announced the roster that will compete at WePlay Academy League Season 4. Their inaugural junior squad will consist of Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener, Arbnor "⁠Dementor⁠" Pacolli, Alexandru "⁠s0und⁠" Ștefan, Blagoi "⁠oxygeN⁠" Dimitrov and Kaloyan "⁠shaiK⁠" Borisov.

As announced in April, the team will be coached by Christian "⁠crisby⁠" Schmitt, a veteran of the German Counter-Strike scene. The coach was tasked with putting together a roster picked from several candidates that have trialed with the organization in the past weeks.

The former Sprout player is the biggest name on the team

One of the most recognizable names on the team is Marix. The Luxembourger rifler was until very recently part of Sprout, but was moved to the bench earlier in May after the squad's failure at the European Regional Major Ranking event. Joining him is Dementor, a Kosovar rifler with a 1.12 rating in 2022 that most recently competed for Lausanne SE, winning ESL National Championship Switzerland Spring 2022.

oxygeN played for several Bulgarian teams, including a three months stint with SKADE in 2021 while s0und was last seen competing under the allStars banner. Rounding up the roster is shaiK, another Bulgarian player.

“Finally able to present to you the prodigies that we have picked up. It was a long journey with open applications from February until now. We had above 400 applications that were trimmed down to 40 people. After that we had tryouts going on for about three weeks to find our final five," team coach crisby said in an announcement.

"I think we have good mix between really young 'unexperienced' and already more established players to do well in WePlay and other tournaments we might participate in. The goal is always to win but it is work and progress. I will give my best to bring the players to the next level and get them ready for the big boys in Tier 1."

The young roster is set to debut in a few hours at WePlay Academy League Season 4 against Eternal Fire Academy at 18:20 .

OG Academy will debut as :

Kosovo Arbnor "⁠Dementor⁠" Pacolli
Romania Alexandru "⁠s0und⁠" Ștefan
Luxembourg Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener
Bulgaria Blagoi "⁠oxygeN⁠" Dimitrov
Bulgaria Kaloyan "⁠shaiK⁠" Borisov

Germany Christian "⁠crisby⁠" Schmitt (coach)

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Bulgaria Blagoi 'oxygeN' Dimitrov
Blagoi 'oxygeN' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
508
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
Romania Alexandru 's0und' Ștefan
Alexandru 's0und' Ștefan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Luxembourg Max 'Marix' Kugener
Max 'Marix' Kugener
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
106
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
Kosovo Arbnor 'Dementor' Pacolli
Arbnor 'Dementor' Pacolli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Kaloyan 'shaiK' Borisov
Kaloyan 'shaiK' Borisov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
56
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Good luck to them
2022-05-24 17:07
11 replies
#41
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Are we just reusing players from tier 3 teams and calling them prospects now?
2022-05-24 17:18
10 replies
yes sir
2022-05-24 17:34
#65
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Italy xDauDz
Exactly my point, 4/5 have Tier 3 experience and were 0.8-0.9 rating players + Marix who is better than the riflers in the main OG team lol
2022-05-24 17:44
6 replies
Marix has the potential to be better but he still needs experience. He‘s a great pickup for any international Academy team, in my opinion
2022-05-24 18:00
5 replies
#82
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Italy xDauDz
I’m just sad he ended up in this team because he was already doing well in T2/3. Unlike the other players he doesn’t need to boost his stats playing against kids, he had a 1.10+ rating in Sprout (who play in Challenger League and all online cups, which means much better opponents and better development) and could have been considered by BIG in the future if he kept improving. Here there’s also nobody he can really learn from, I consider crisby a vastly inferior coach to Berry in terms of knowledge of the game.
2022-05-24 18:14
2 replies
Fair point
2022-05-24 18:41
My guess would be that he signed for the academy roster so he has a good chance to be part of the main team. If you look at mouz nxt for example JDC and torzi were way too good for academy teams and but after all they got a shot at the main team.
2022-05-24 21:25
Isnt that the point of these academy tournaments? To develop these young players into proper t1 players with experience.
2022-05-25 02:17
1 reply
Exactly
2022-05-25 05:13
Yeah, this is so stupid. This is like purposely just making a tier 3 team. Like am I the only one that thinks ACADEMY teams should be filled with 14-17 yr olds that are actual possible prodigies? Not like this, theres like 10% chance any of these players make it to tier 1.. Sad shit and waste of resources.
2022-05-24 22:11
1 reply
Astralis Talent representative here all our players is 20 yo next year, we will disband
2022-05-25 03:52
bad luck to them
2022-05-24 17:08
2 replies
Why?
2022-05-24 17:18
#43
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Denmark Rubix__
you are a bad person mr xaxaxa
2022-05-24 17:20
JamieG pog
2022-05-24 17:08
7 replies
#12
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North America minte
wtf he disappeared
2022-05-24 17:09
1 reply
Got kicked faster then Smooya god dam
2022-05-24 17:23
who tf is JamieG?
2022-05-24 17:18
shaiK > JamieG
2022-05-24 17:21
2 replies
0.99 and you say better? What better at dying with no kills or?
2022-05-24 17:29
1 reply
He has been playing against better teams for FATE... jamieG who he been against?
2022-05-24 17:35
#85
ropz | 
Ireland koapz
Sad... Felt like he had a shot to replace the AWP on the main team in the future.
2022-05-24 18:27
Jamie "⁠JamieG⁠" Grice?
2022-05-24 17:08
6 replies
#22
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Poland moistu
Kenny ''KennyS'' Schrub?
2022-05-24 17:12
5 replies
Henry "HenryG" Greer
2022-05-24 17:13
4 replies
Justin "JKS" Kyle Savage?
2022-05-24 17:16
3 replies
Justin Katowice Savage
2022-05-24 17:25
1 reply
#52
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United States Topher
Jamaican Kyle Syndrome
2022-05-24 17:28
#79
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Italy Skye620
Justin Kangraoo Savage
2022-05-24 18:09
#5
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Poland Astoner55
GL, always good to see orgs investing in young talents!
2022-05-24 17:08
okay
2022-05-24 17:08
Marix best player from Luxembourg ever
2022-05-24 17:09
4 replies
well they have only 1player
2022-05-24 17:10
3 replies
#75
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Philippines Fiorno
+1
2022-05-24 18:05
#76
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Sweden skorpan
Kinda his point ….
2022-05-24 18:05
#99
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Czech Republic JameS_19
That’s the whole point…
2022-05-24 21:51
#8
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Somalia goner
Good roster
2022-05-24 17:09
Damn
2022-05-24 17:09
#10
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Poland moistu
Dementor is a Talent?? xd
2022-05-24 17:09
1 reply
this. guy is 22 yo lol how it young talent
2022-05-24 17:36
#11
jks | 
Denmark rolade
ok
2022-05-24 17:09
igl who? dementor?
2022-05-24 17:10
#15
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Turkey edsvi
Finished roster. Will be destroyed by ef academy that day
2022-05-24 17:10
7 replies
#27
Maden | 
Serbia ckejo
i hope dementor gets cut for very obvious reasons
2022-05-24 17:13
6 replies
+1 we all know it
2022-05-24 17:17
which is what ?
2022-05-24 17:18
1 reply
His flag vs dementor flag
2022-05-24 17:31
Elaborate 🤰🤰🤰
2022-05-24 17:18
2 replies
#55
Maden | 
Serbia ckejo
look flag mens))
2022-05-24 17:30
1 reply
I thought there is more to it. SAD!!!
2022-05-24 20:24
Feeling like it's going to happen the same thing as the Mouz Academy lineup, outperforming the main lineup team
2022-05-24 17:10
4 replies
#77
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Philippines Fiorno
the main lineup is missing a player
2022-05-24 18:06
1 reply
+ Dev1ce soon
2022-05-24 18:07
No way that's happening
2022-05-24 20:24
1 reply
So + Woody
2022-05-24 20:54
#17
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Romania ez4nexusRO
gl s0und
2022-05-24 17:10
nt hltv leaked this earlier already :))
2022-05-24 17:10
Isn't the average age 20?
2022-05-24 17:11
my mans name is dementor lmao
2022-05-24 17:11
#21
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France d0py
who?
2022-05-24 17:11
ez 4 marik1234
2022-05-24 17:12
#24
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-05-24 17:12
tier 200
2022-05-24 17:12
#26
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Sweden Chaunclawd
lal
2022-05-24 17:12
Real academy teams should be formed like NaVi’s two teams were formed. At least smth alike, not just picking up orgless players that already played tier2-3
2022-05-24 17:13
1 reply
yeah but they have talent, in "
2022-05-24 17:22
HUH! where am I ?!!?!?!?
2022-05-24 17:14
#31
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Sweden AFCx
that's nice
2022-05-24 17:15
gl
2022-05-24 17:16
LETS GO!!! BIG FOR LUXEMBURG CS!!!!!
2022-05-24 17:16
#35
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Singapore 2200DPI
Marix Pog! but not T1(~1.5) team sadge hope their gl
2022-05-24 17:17
GL, boys!
2022-05-24 17:19
feels forced tbh, 5 randoms nobodies with no nationality in shit team with 22 year old...
2022-05-24 17:22
3 replies
#62
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China Zhusha
22 year old is old nowadays? hahaha. also he is the igl it's good that he is a bit more experienced than the others
2022-05-24 17:38
1 reply
ACADEMY TEAM are you dumb
2022-05-24 18:34
#73
lauNX | 
Romania CiaD
Oxygen played for skade, marix played at Sprout, tbh have you seen s0und play?
2022-05-24 17:58
#47
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Czech Republic f0resticek
what is this lineup :DDDD not good enough for T3 turnaments.
2022-05-24 17:22
2 replies
It’s an academy roster, it doesn’t need to be (at least not right away)
2022-05-24 17:27
1 reply
#53
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Czech Republic f0resticek
I was hoping that OG ACADEMY would be just as comparable to MOUZ NXT but it wont be enough for ETERNAL FIRE ACADEMY either :DDDDDDDDD
2022-05-24 17:29
Luxembourg POG
2022-05-24 17:27
#57
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Germany AikoNesH
bad move marix
2022-05-24 17:34
#60
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Montenegro Putikainen
luxembourg is back
2022-05-24 17:35
#63
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Russia mshkoda
Respect all orgs with academies
2022-05-24 17:39
#64
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United Kingdom StephenSka
got clickbaited damn
2022-05-24 17:42
one of worse academy
2022-05-24 17:42
Sprout will regret the marix department
2022-05-24 17:44
#68
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
Did the article not just say JamieG?
2022-05-24 17:48
1 reply
#72
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Spain capta1n
He got kicked faster than Smooya lmao
2022-05-24 17:52
#69
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Luxembourg kindo
luxembourger cs scene: the redemption
2022-05-24 17:48
22 yo in academy team, ok
2022-05-24 17:49
YAY i'm so happy marix found a home <3
2022-05-24 17:50
Thank god
2022-05-24 18:09
#81
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Romania daniels22
Nice
2022-05-24 18:12
Super interesting!
2022-05-24 18:16
fix normal OG first
2022-05-24 18:21
:) interesting
2022-05-24 18:52
#89
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Belgium batmmm
not bad :)
2022-05-24 18:49
#90
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France Diodele
gl
2022-05-24 19:36
Nice good luck
2022-05-24 19:53
nice pick ups OG, good luck
2022-05-24 20:29
Nice roster, good luck guys!
2022-05-24 20:43
we'll see if they do anything ig
2022-05-24 21:10
#101
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Turkey temizz
it's looks like really bad, i hope they manage something.
2022-05-24 22:26
Just demote their main roster and you’d have an academy team without extra cost
2022-05-24 22:55
Big Marix fan here , roster looks good , hopefully og team actually gives them a shot if regular roster fails
2022-05-25 03:13
????Reply needs to have actual content
2022-05-25 04:08
1 reply
#112
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Finland LIPISMIES
????Reply needs to have actual content
2022-05-25 22:37
22 y/o still in academy omegalul
2022-05-25 04:49
#109
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Romania KrieppeN
GG & GL s0und!
2022-05-25 11:46
#110
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Algeria raizoCS
dementor? bruh
2022-05-25 12:16
#111
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Russia zykeNj
I think some orgs don't know how to ACADEMY team works. It's not about to pick-up known players, it's to give a chance to a real prospects which you scouting. Have a feeling org just decided to get money from prize pools lmao
2022-05-25 15:17
Very good academy team
2022-05-26 03:10
LETS GO DEMENTORRRR
2022-05-26 11:48
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