niko benched from OG's starting roster
The 23-year-old has been moved to the bench and is free to explore his options elsewhere.
It has been confirmed that Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen has been relieved of his duties as a member of the active roster. The move comes after initial reports of both niko and Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså getting benched earlier in the month, with the latter then confirmed to be out of the active roster.
niko was originally brought on to replace the outgoing Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt back in March of 2021, and has since achieved varying degrees of success with the organization, picking up a 2nd place finish at IEM Summer 2021, and 3rd-4th at ESL Pro League Season 14.
Entering the new year OG acquired Nemanja "nexa" Isaković from G2, swapping in-game leaders and thus parting ways with long-time caller Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen. The transfer instantly gave a lot of OG's fans excitement moving forward, however a dismal last place finish at IEM Katowice and failing to qualify for the PGL Major Antwerp altogether were results that fell well below expectations.
"Sometimes good things must come to an end. I’ve been allowed to explore my options from OG and ready for a new adventure", niko said on his official Twitter account.
"I have absolutely loved every second of my time with what now feels like a second family and hope to see them center stage in the nearby future."
OG's current lineup is now:
Casper "ruggah" Due (Coach)