OG will continue to field Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen as a stand-in in ESL Pro League Season 13, the organization announced ahead of their team’s first match in the prestigious league against BIG, which is set to kick off at approximately 19:00 .
The Dane played for OG in the DreamHack Masters Spring Europe closed qualifier, in which they were one of the teams to fall victim to VOYVODA in the Bulgarian side’s surprising lower-bracket run to third place.
niko has been linked with a permanent switch to OG ever since the Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen-led side made the first change in the history of the roster, benching Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt following a series of underwhelming results at the beginning of 2021.
The 22-year-old himself has been sitting on Heroic‘s bench for the past two weeks, after he and Johannes “b0RUP” Borup were replaced on the Danish roster by MAD Lions duo Rasmus “sjuush” Beck and Ismail “refrezh” Ali.
Casper “cadiaN” Møller & co. and OG are both part of Group A in ESL Pro League and are set to clash on Thursday at 12:00 . It’s unclear whether niko will be allowed to play against the organization he is currently contracted to. If not, the team will have the option to use NBK-, as he is listed as a substitute in the official lineup for the competition.
OG have submitted the following lineup for the event:
Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt (substitute)
Casper “ruggah” Due (coach)