René "cajunb" Borg will replace Ismail "refrezh" Ali on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster previously playing under the OpTic Gaming banner.
In-game leader Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen announced the roster change Saturday via a Twitlonger in which he expressed the CS:GO team's need for an experienced hand.
Roster change and organization status— Mathias Lauridsen (@MSLcsgo) August 10, 2019
"It was clear to me we needed experience and stability to make us a more consistent team," MSL wrote. "After having played with cajunb in the past and during the qualifier, we felt he was the guy we needed."
MSL also provided an update on the team's quest for an organization, revealing that the team had received offers and implying it had turned down some.
"We have received some offers but want to make it clear we're not interested in moving to the U.S.," he wrote. "We have ESL One New York, DreamHack Masters Malmø, ESL Pro League and ECS coming up in the next months. Our goal is to get back into top10 [sic] within 4 months."
Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen and MSL are the only members of the lineup still under contract with OpTic Gaming.
Photo by Adela Sznajder/DreamHack