Chinese CS:GO Team Wings Up Gaming Eliminates OG From ESL Challenger Melbourne
A huge upset for the highest ranked team competing in the tournament.
The world-class CS:GO team OG, who recently qualified for the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2022, has been handed a shocking defeat by the Chinese esports organization Wings Up Gaming at the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022.
OG lost to Entropiq in the winners match of Group-A, resulting in a do-or-die match against Wings Up Gaming. This was actually the second time that the two were going up against each other with OG having won the first time around.
However, Wings was ready for the best-of-three series and delivered a high impact performance across both the maps to edge past OG, qualifying for the playoffs on the back of a massive upset.
Wings Up Gaming delivers a huge upset by clean sweeping OG in a do-or-die decider
OG was the highest ranked CS:GO team competing in the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022, standing 8th on the latest HLTV world rankings.
Despite housing a top-notch lineup that recently defeated teams like Complexity Gaming, FaZe Clan, and Astralis at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022, the team failed to even make it past the group stage of a tier-two CS:GO tournament.
On the other hand, it was a huge reason to celebrate for Wings Up Gaming, as it exacted vengeance upon OG by showing nerves in tight situations. Wings Up walked away with two consecutive wins on Inferno and Ancient with a twin '16-13' scoreline.
The standout players for Wings were its two experienced riflers, Junhao "ChildKing" Peng and Yi "gas" Ding, one taking the mantle on Inferno while the other did the same on Ancient.
ChildKing with a total of 50 frags was able to achieve an overall HLTV rating of 1.27 during the match, while gas just behind him with 46 frags achieved an overall rating of 1.25.
The disappointment was evident from OG and its players, who have now turned their complete focus and attention towards the upcoming IEM Road to Rio 2022: Europe RMR B.
Wings Up Gaming will now be going up against the Brazilian side of paiN Gaming in the semifinals of the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 scheduled to take place tomorrow on 4th September.
It will be interesting to see how far can the team can go in this tournament, OG will definitely feel better if it goes on to win but the competition ahead is tough.