Although no reason was given, OG were likely not allowed to use Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen in the match due to conflict of interest concerns, as the 22-year-old has remained contracted to Heroic since he was benched from the Danish team late last month.
The European side will play with NBK- for the first time since they exited IEM Katowice in the group stage at the hands of FaZe nearly three weeks ago. The Frenchman was placed on the bench a few days later and the team has since been linked with niko, with whom OG have also played in the first three matches of the league.
Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen & co. currently sit on a 2-1 record in Group A after beating BIG and Renegades and losing to Complexity. After they face Heroic on Thursday, the team will have one more match to play in the group stage, against FunPlus Phoenix on Friday at 19:00 .