Degster to Reportedly Join OG CS:GO Team, Could Replace Mantuu
OG could be going for another big roster move!
It seems OG is ready to make yet another change to its CS:GO roster ahead of the summer player break. The Danish esports organization might be looking to bench its long-standing member Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski, replacing him with the talented Russian marksman Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov, according to a report by Dexerto.
One of the hottest picks in the market, degster, who is currently sitting idle on Team Spirit's bench has already shown his potential by playing as a stand-in for OG during the recently concluded BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022.
Degster was the sixth highest rated player at the tournament with an HLTV rating of 1.16 across eight maps and a K/D ratio of +37. He garnered a lot of attention while also revealing his intentions of playing with a European side.
Report: OG might bench mantuu and sign degster to its CS:GO team
OG underwent just one big roster move ahead of the 2022 season where it swapped its former captain Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen for a new one, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković, with G2 Esports.
Unable to perform well and ultimately failing to qualify for the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, OG decided to go ahead and make a couple of changes. It started out with the removal of Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen and Valdemar "valde" Vangså from its active roster and replaced the Danish duo with young riflers Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar and Maciej "F1KU" Miklas.
Now reports have surfaced that OG is also looking to replace its long-time AWPer, mantuu, who has been with the team for more than two years since December 2019. The alleged targeted replacement is degster who recently played with the side during BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022. Degster top-performed for OG and helped the team reach the semifinals where they lost to the eventual champions, Natus Vincere.
Degster is currently a part of Spirit's inactive roster where he was benched last month due to a conflict in view regarding the team's future and because of undisclosed personal matters that prevented him from spending at least nine months in Serbia to practice.
The 20-year-old had previously also stated that "As I'm thinking right now, I will never join a CIS team ever, other than NAVI. In other situations, I prefer Europe more than CIS."
For now, no official statement has been made from any of the parties involved, but in case this turns out to be true OG's CS:GO roster might look as follows:
Shahar "flameZ" Shushan
Nemanja "nexa" Isaković - [IGL]
Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar
Maciej "F1KU" Miklas
Abdul "degster" Gasanov
Casper "ruggah" Due - [Coach]