ISSAA dissmissed from OG starting lineup
OG has released Issa "ISSAA" Murad off hist duties by mutual agreement of both parties. According to the announcement on the official website, the reason behind this decision are the unsatisfactory results of the team, the last of which was leaving ESL Pro League Season 13 in the group stage.
OG will test new players for the vacated places in the team in the near future and have entered the phase of rebuilding the team. Recall that Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt was also recently dismissed from the main roster, who was replaced in recent official matches by Heroic's benched player Nikolai "niko" Kristensen.
Casper “ruggah” Due (OG CS:GO coach):
“Today we’re announcing that we’ve decided to bench ISSAA from the starting lineup in OG. It’s a decision that we’ve taken with a heavy heart because ISSAA is a well-respected and loved person within the team who always gave his best in the team’s interests, and did whatever was asked of him. After evaluation over time, it became clear to both parts that for ISSAA to flourish and OG to keep improving, changes were needed and these paths had to continue separately. I’m a bit sad we couldn’t give ISSAA the optimal situation to bang heads, since he has proven throughout his career that he is a player capable of challenging the very best on the server. We are going to miss ISSAA and everyone in OG wish him nothing but the best moving forward”
ISSAA has represented OG since the organization has entered the scene back in December 2019. The team's biggest accomplishments during that period were winning the 2020 BLAST Premier Fall Groups and finishing second at Flashpoint 2.
The next tournament with OG is BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021, which will take place April 13-18. The renewed roster will compete against Astralis, G2, Liquid, Vitality, MIBR, and a number of regional qualifiers finalists.
JMR Luna (CEO of OG Esports):
“Esports can sometimes be a complicated business. But players like ISSAA are the reason we all wake up early every day and try our best. Thank you so much for always being nice to me and to us, for being a true professional and a wonderful human being. I really hope we stay in touch! Best of luck :)”
While we’re fully aware that the wait is getting longer and the expectations higher, be sure that we are taking the necessary extra steps to ensure OG CS:GO 2021 will be a top contender for the remaining of the year. Please, stay tuned for further announcements!