OG through to IEM Rio Europe RMR

The Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković-led side are the final team to qualify from the first Europe open qualifier.

OG have secured their berth to the IEM Rio Europe RMR event after making it through the first open qualifier, beating Portuguese Family in the fifth-place decider match in 2-0 fashion with wins on Vertigo (19-16) and Dust2 (16-8).

The victory marks a successful start to Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov's first event with OG as a full-time member, building upon the team's 3-4th place finish at the BLAST Premier Spring Final when he stood in and helped them reach the semi-finals with wins over Natus Vincere and ENCE.

The early qualification relieves some pressure on the international composition ahead of the start of the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, on which they can now put their full attention as they review their mistakes from their recent matches. Although OG secured their spot at the RMR, their path through the open qualifier was anything but clean, with the team missing out on their first chance to qualify after falling 1-2 to Falcons in the main bracket.

degster averaged a 1.42 rating for OG in their qualifying effort

That series saw the new-look French lineup pick apart nexa's troops on Vertigo, catching them out with re-aggression on the CT side round after round. Although OG recovered by taking their own pick of Mirage, their defense on the Overpass decider left much to be desired, with Falcons running away with an 11-4 lead at halftime before closing things out 16-11.

OG's woes on Vertigo continued in the fifth-place decider match against Portuguese Family, who had the international composition up against the ropes and were mere moments from taking the map over the line; however, a 1vs3 clutch from degster kept his team in the running, allowing them to fight back into overtime and snatch away the victory.

Dust2 was a less contentious affair as OG wasted little time in wrapping things up, but the team will have much to revise as they prepare to face much more substantial opposition in their BLAST group on Friday. Their first opponent in Copenhagen will be Vitality, who will be making their debut with Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi at 13:00 .

The team list for the two Europe RMR events currently looks as follows:

Europe FaZe
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
Russia Cloud9
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Europe ENCE
Germany BIG
Denmark Sprout
Europe MOUZ
Europe OG
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Open Qualifier 3
Europe Open Qualifier 3
Europe Open Qualifier 4
Europe Open Qualifier 4
Europe Open Qualifier 4
Europe G2
Russia Outsiders
Kosovo Bad News Eagles
France Vitality
Denmark Heroic
Russia Spirit
France Falcons
Russia Aurora
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Open Qualifier 3
Europe Open Qualifier 3
Europe Open Qualifier 3
Europe Open Qualifier 4
Europe Open Qualifier 4
Europe Open Qualifier 4
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Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.60
#1
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Moldova qomet
DEGSTER GOAT
2022-08-17 22:19
12 replies
#3
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Brazil PrestusHood
DEGSTER GOAT
2022-08-17 22:20
4 replies
#7
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Portugal couves0007
DEGSTER GOAT
2022-08-17 22:20
3 replies
GEGSTER DOAT
2022-08-17 22:32
2 replies
#36
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Czech Republic BlastTM
GODSTER GOAT
2022-08-17 23:58
1 reply
#65
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Portugal couves0007
DADSTER GOAT
2022-08-21 12:36
ME>>>>ABDUL /closed
2022-08-17 22:21
6 replies
hello mantu
2022-08-17 22:24
#12
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Portugal couves0007
hello mantu
2022-08-17 22:24
hello mantu
2022-08-17 22:28
#18
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North America minte
hello mantu i am your biggestfan
2022-08-17 22:29
hello mantu
2022-08-17 22:38
#58
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Chile lighto451
hello mantu
2022-08-18 13:17
YEah
2022-08-17 22:19
Pinjas in Myjamas ?
2022-08-17 22:20
4 replies
#8
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
No, just no
2022-08-17 22:21
3 replies
but it kinda sounds funny tho
2022-08-17 22:21
2 replies
#53
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Not really
2022-08-18 08:48
1 reply
#56
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Australia imissdevvy
Pinas in Meowjamas AYAYAY
2022-08-18 12:06
#5
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Portugal couves0007
I still have faith on pt fam, les go
2022-08-17 22:20
Top 3 IGL Top 5 AWP 3 insane YUNG riflers We ALL know international teams are GARBAGE, but these bois might actually be able to do some DAMAGE.
2022-08-17 22:26
8 replies
not sure about top 5 awp...
2022-08-18 01:47
7 replies
#47
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Russia evg1804
Yeah, closer to top-3 :)
2022-08-18 03:46
5 replies
Shiro or degster top3 I suppose.
2022-08-18 10:19
4 replies
Farlig top3 ofc
2022-08-18 14:02
3 replies
f0 sHure. Or maybe JW
2022-08-18 16:00
2 replies
Time for oink
2022-08-18 16:15
1 reply
Always.
2022-08-18 18:41
Shiro S1mple Zywoo Broky degster, no? Device retired
2022-08-18 10:16
Same old shit from og, inconsistent riflers carried by a player.
2022-08-17 22:28
2 replies
Not quite the same. Atleast now OG has a player that will carry the team.....
2022-08-18 04:36
1 reply
#57
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Kazakhstan St0ve
They had flamEZ, but now they got GOATSTER
2022-08-18 13:11
misutaaa in 2 teams at once ? What a god
2022-08-17 22:28
4 replies
#22
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Egypt BomberMan_
no wonder he dropped off so hard
2022-08-17 22:36
2 replies
he didn't though B)
2022-08-17 22:37
1 reply
#28
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Egypt BomberMan_
on Vitality yes, but he save his good performances for Falcons
2022-08-17 22:44
poor man,gotta do 2 jobs,life aint hard 😥🙏
2022-08-17 22:38
#20
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Korea Stephenkek
Vitality buyback Misutaa Pog
2022-08-17 22:35
#21
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Egypt BomberMan_
never in doubt lul
2022-08-17 22:36
degster goat
2022-08-17 22:37
dude for a second i thought the left side is RMR A group and the right is RMR B , i was about to lose my shit seeing C9 FAZE NAVI ENCE in the same group
2022-08-17 23:02
#31
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Finland AliSabid
SLAPSTER
2022-08-17 23:06
Upsets so far: Falcons, Aurora
2022-08-17 23:12
1 reply
Falcons not an upset with +2x major winner and +T1 player instead of 2 bots
2022-08-17 23:33
DEGSTER GOATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2022-08-17 23:14
OG = degster show
2022-08-17 23:18
#37
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France Erakis
Yeah cause Falcons and Aurora don't deserve any headline, do they HLTV ? -_-
2022-08-18 00:20
1 reply
this was the 5th place decider.... it was played today, Falcons and Aurora qualified yesterday... why should they have an article about them?
2022-08-18 01:50
get that W degsta!
2022-08-18 00:56
great job !
2022-08-18 02:10
congratz to OG & Aurora 🌟 Its worth to mention that Sprout is looking dangerous 🙂
2022-08-18 02:19
#45
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France Gloomyz
Falcons & Sprout looking damn good! Degster GOD btw.
2022-08-18 03:20
2019- astralis win major 2021- astralis out in top 16 2022 antwerp- Astralis out before legends stage 2022 Rio- Astralis out before challenger stage
2022-08-18 03:35
Nexa goated
2022-08-18 04:04
im glad og made it
2022-08-18 07:30
And where is the article about the winning of sprout??? Noone cares about the fifth....
2022-08-18 13:59
#64
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Mexico 1911rev
Sexa >>> aleksiF
2022-08-18 18:42
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