OG continue surprise run at BLAST with ENCE upset

After taking down the world's No. 3 Natus Vincere in the opener, OG earned first place in Group B by adding another big scalp in the form of the No. 2 team.

OG have continued their surprising campaign at the BLAST Premier Spring Final, as despite playing with Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov as a stand-in and two new members, they have claimed the top spot in Group B and a place in the semi-finals after beating ENCE 2-0.

The Russian AWPer once again played a key role in OG's second upset at the tournament, with the previous coming at the expense of Natus Vincere, this time with a 1.39-rated performance across the two-map series against Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's squad.

The difficult road doesn't end here, however, as the victory puts OG on a difficult side of the bracket featuring the No. 1 team in the world, FaZe, and a Natus Vincere squad gaining some more traction with the more experience they get with Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev. ENCE, meanwhile, are through to the quarter-finals and are set on a collision course with Vitality in a match scheduled for Friday at 20:00 .

degster continues to put up big numbers in his stand-in stint

Dust2 kicked off with the two teams battling for control early on, but soon OG were the ones to take over on the back of one of the recent additions, Maciej "⁠F1KU⁠" Miklas, who turned around an all-but-impossible situation with a 1v3 clutch on the B bombsite.

Throughout the first half stand-in degster was putting up the numbers, perhaps not being the flashiest outside of one triple but consistently finding key kills to help OG lock down the half 10-5. ENCE mounted a respectable comeback attempt, but some key rounds from the Russian AWPer as well as Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar put OG within touching distance, and a halfbuy win at 13-13 tipped the scales in their favor, with a degster 1v1 pushing it over the finish line.

Vertigo was up next and saw ENCE look to recover after getting off to a great start on the T side. After being 5-2 up, the Snappi-led squad had a difficult time shutting down OG's individuals firing on all cylinders, with Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan and NEOFRAG scoring an ace each on opposite sides of the map and helping OG recover en route to an 8-7 half. After switching sides, Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's team picked up where they left off as they went unanswered for the first five rounds, and they rallied to a quick closing before ENCE could wake up.

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 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 28 +20 84.3 1.39
35 - 27 +8 74.4 1.22
37 - 32 +5 75.0 1.21
37 - 34 +3 76.5 1.15
36 - 34 +2 68.5 1.00
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 39 -1 79.6 1.11
35 - 41 -6 73.0 0.91
31 - 36 -5 59.1 0.86
23 - 36 -13 64.8 0.82
26 - 41 -15 56.0 0.76
Poland Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Maciej 'F1KU' Miklas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
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Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
666
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1243
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
377
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1576
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1077
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Ukraine SwissRolls
SEXA
2022-06-16 22:25
1 reply
sexa poggers
2022-06-17 11:41
Pog
2022-06-16 22:27
#3
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India G4bbaR
Pog
2022-06-16 22:26
#4
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
here comes the Striker Curse
2022-06-16 22:26
Neofrag making czechs proud
2022-06-16 22:26
7 replies
#10
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
yes
2022-06-16 22:28
1 reply
#79
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United Kingdom chrose
Another OG fan Been a while
2022-06-17 12:38
neofrag is low budget zywoo, just compare some photos xd ez carry from Czechia
2022-06-16 22:28
2 replies
+1
2022-06-16 22:32
hltv.org/forums/threads/2632875/hltv-fix.. #269 I had exactly the same feeling a month ago Not only he looks like ZywOo, but their playstyles are similiar with riflers
2022-06-17 00:33
Czech and Polak bratři
2022-06-16 22:45
1 reply
#76
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Czech Republic PaYaB
tak jest
2022-06-17 09:57
#6
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Russia maugli37
WP OG GJ SLAPSTER
2022-06-16 22:27
2 replies
#17
mir | 
Other aker122
slapster :D
2022-06-16 22:30
lmao Pogster is so likeable. plus he has the best steam profile pic
2022-06-16 22:57
Who will buy Degster? He's absolutely insane player
2022-06-16 22:27
12 replies
Always been
2022-06-16 22:28
#15
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Romania Pecea
i hope og signs him, he has great potential
2022-06-16 22:29
10 replies
There's no way they'd do mantu like that... Although gotta admit they really look good like this
2022-06-16 22:31
9 replies
You are right but since og could barely buy neo and f1ku, I doubt they actually have the money to buy degster.
2022-06-16 22:34
8 replies
#32
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Sadly but he seems to be a good fit for the team as he fits this more loose style of play OG has as they all have such a good understanding and love doing their own decisions. I don't think degster instantly will be picked up and he saw how well it went (even if they'd bomb out in the semis) in OG and he genuinly seemed to like it there but the thing is, if they'd kick mantuu now he'd be finished, mantuu's career would probably take a big hit. I mean perhaps Endpoint would pick him up but he's not the kind of player who gives confidence as he's proven to be inconsistent so doubt a any Top-15 would sign him. Complexity instead of the disappointing junior is like the most realistic option but that's not quite attractive team now is it with such a bad performance of lately.
2022-06-16 22:44
2 replies
if col -junior - grim + degster +jks god move
2022-06-16 23:24
1 reply
#49
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
That would probably make this team quite decent
2022-06-16 23:24
tbh OG as the whole org I believe might have the money, but their csgo division haven't really done anything ever since they entered csgo. They prolly just weren't granted more money for this roster change due to the reasons I mentioned before. but degster has been insane for a long time now he might be really expensive to buy out, another thing would be his contract ending and getting him without a buyout...
2022-06-16 22:48
4 replies
reason is they never had faith in the CSGO department. but now we have a major semifinalist awper top 5 in the world who frags out of his mind, brings good vibes to the team and chemistry who wants to join an international roster. i like mantuu but if I'm OG I'm opening the checkbook for him
2022-06-16 23:00
1 reply
haha, true though.. although we as the viewers tend to get a whole different picture than what the "reality" is like. Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. They do look fantastic, like you said - the team chemistry, the "slapster" meme, flamez and the rest getting along with degster very well, degster basically top fragging every map etc. But it could just be a "honeymoon" / stand-in placebo effect, as we've seen before - once you have a locked roster teams can prepare against you way more and counter strat/bully you more precisely. I really don't think degster will end up in OG (maybe, just maybe if they win the whole blast :D
2022-06-16 23:10
Success sells. If they continue this run they may consider digging into the wider orgs pocket for a buy out. Tier 1 CS is really competitive at the moment with no real runaway top teams (all can beat eachother on their day) so now is a great time to push the spend button.
2022-06-17 00:09
1 reply
indeed, that's what I said at the end of #43. If they end up winning blast ( with degster leading the scoreboard / heavily contributing), I can imagine the OG' csgo division being interested in this absolute slaping unit of a player :D
2022-06-17 00:45
#8
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Australia poppyxox
degster really likes flamez doesnt he… xd
2022-06-16 22:27
1 reply
#55
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Russia DevilBr0
he has a girl, but it can't broke REAL MEN love
2022-06-16 23:52
#9
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Malta DaaVyiD
EZ 4 SEXTER
2022-06-16 22:27
#11
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Romania Pecea
"when im OG Esports 2022" incoming
2022-06-16 22:28
Wtf how
2022-06-16 22:28
Nexa>Aleksib
2022-06-16 22:29
1 reply
#23
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North Macedonia MungosE
True story
2022-06-16 22:35
#18
Nifty | 
Bahamas Jam18
Alexi was the problem
2022-06-16 22:31
congrats to all those motherfuckers saying : wHo ThE fUcK iS nEoFrAg AnD f1kU :)))) your fav teams just got raped , faze next.
2022-06-16 22:33
2 replies
love to see it
2022-06-16 22:40
love a good underdog performance
2022-06-17 05:37
stand in carrying, nice
2022-06-16 22:35
#25
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Czech Republic castkic
2nd team in the world btw
2022-06-16 22:38
Slapster PogChamp performance Also F1KU is very cute 😳
2022-06-16 22:38
Degster is a beast
2022-06-16 22:38
#28
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Other KlNG
degster is a massive upgrade over mantu OG should buy him at all costs.
2022-06-16 22:40
3 replies
+1000000. imagine after all these performances, the good vibes and slapster memes we go back to bri'ish mantuu smh
2022-06-16 23:03
2 replies
#57
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Other KlNG
I honestly think he's the only elite awper available, the pro scene now is filled with passive and inconsistent awpers, OG will miss out a golden opportunity if they don't sign him.
2022-06-17 00:20
1 reply
+10000
2022-06-17 12:53
Nexa speech after the game... they were playing like mm
2022-06-16 22:42
2 replies
Considering how young and emotional those four are it’s really wise of nexa to let them do what they can do best and fill in the necessary gaps. I mean he must have courage to do that and skill as well.
2022-06-17 09:56
1 reply
They are playing like Vitality were playing on the end of the last year, they dont give damn about, they dont have nothing to lose.
2022-06-17 20:13
lets go degster
2022-06-16 22:43
#34
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France dinnkksss
bro og plays so good cs.. im in love of how they played and all the players they dont even know their surnames but they're fragging as they're top 5 team
2022-06-16 22:45
NEO go kill!
2022-06-16 22:46
Whaaat damn alright
2022-06-16 22:47
#38
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United Kingdom Bullitead
OG era confirmed.
2022-06-16 22:52
Hope FaZe is able to win against NaVi tomorrow, just to see if OG could even dismantle FaZe's play style.
2022-06-16 23:02
2 replies
and then they win the whole event
2022-06-17 07:36
1 reply
Yeah, ez for slapster
2022-06-17 17:33
<3 degster (slapster)
2022-06-16 23:11
What if Ence lost by purpose to get to easier side of the bracket?? They looked like they did not even try..
2022-06-16 23:13
ENCE was just not on the server today :(
2022-06-16 23:14
#47
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-06-16 23:15
degster too good apparently!
2022-06-16 23:25
lmao, best budget players at the block
2022-06-16 23:27
#52
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Netherlands Dutch69
I love the energy between FlameZ and Degster, please og keep then together
2022-06-16 23:42
-mantuu +degster I hope OG are smart
2022-06-16 23:43
#54
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England MikeLCHV
SLAPSTER THE RUSSIAN GIGACHAD TOP 1 HLTV 2024 YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
2022-06-16 23:50
2022 - year of stand-ins
2022-06-17 00:24
-Spinx +Snax
2022-06-17 00:26
1 reply
Its sad my Canadian friend, because the reality is some team like Finest will pick Snax and he will struggle to the end of his life in this tier 999 shit, just like MICHU ended
2022-06-17 00:35
ence got slapped back to reality
2022-06-17 00:35
1 reply
Ahaha nice one
2022-06-17 09:57
n0tail, for the sake of the OG, just fucking buy this guy.
2022-06-17 00:44
Slapster looked like he had a lot of fun, actually they all did. He should go a bit gentle on that flameZ kid tho.. And just like that they are beating top teams. I wish they would stay longer with this roster, neofrag is confirmed beast (from that interview it was more like nexa did not even know who is he talking about) and f1ku had some great clutches, i was surprised. They are onto something, i am just not sure, if same will happen with mantuu.
2022-06-17 01:09
It's time to bench mantuu
2022-06-17 05:17
#67
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Indonesia VeRoo
ENCE just too greedy, they should chill when they just need to hold the time
2022-06-17 05:20
#69
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Europe Sdoop
Lose match to face weaker opponents. Easy way to grand final for Ence just to get rekt there by Faze/Navi
2022-06-17 07:04
1 reply
There’s a scenario tho where OG beat faze/Navi and proceed to the finals to destroy ence again
2022-06-17 09:59
degster >>> hades just by looking at rating
2022-06-17 07:08
degster wholesome!
2022-06-17 08:24
I love everything about this tournament. I hate "era's" and tournaments without surprises. OG vs Navi was kinda obvious for OG but I didn't expet them to win against Faze.
2022-06-17 09:40
Stand-in carrying the team. That means absolutely nothing for the Org. Rest of the team barely went positive
2022-06-17 16:33
Ence is so embarassingly bad
2022-06-18 01:27
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