OG are heading to the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi for the BLAST Premier World Final, kicking off on December 14.
OG earned their invitation to the World Final through their position on the BLAST Premier World Leaderboard, where they're sitting in sixth place with 6300 points.
Its been something of a mixed year for OG, with some impressive wins alongside some pretty brutal disappointments.
OG does have a few things to brag about this year. They started 2022 strong, coming in 1st-3rd place BLAST Premier: Spring Groups in February, earning a 2-1 victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas. They repeated that success at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups in August too, coming in 1st-3rd place once again after a terrific 2-0 win over Astralis.
The team performed well back in June at the BLAST Premier Spring Finals, ranking in 3rd-4th place after being knocked out by Natus Vincere (NAVI) in a 1-2 loss. That impressive showing came shortly after the team again ranked in 3rd-4th place at the A-Tier event Global Esports Tour Dubai 2022.
Still, the team has had a rough showing of it at multiple Majors this year. They ranked in 13th-16th place at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, after they were knocked out of the tournament through a 0-2 loss to MOUZ. That disappointment was followed more recently when they placed in 17th - 19th place at the Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major, where they lost to Team Vitality in a 1-2 defeat.
We saw them recently at the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, where they again struggled - and ranked in 7th-8th place when they were knocked out through a 0-2 defeat to Ninjas in Pyjamas.
OG will be heading to Abu Dhabi with their lineup consisting of Shahar "flameZ" Shushan, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković, Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar, Maciej "F1KU" Miklas, Abdulkhalik "degster" Gasanov and coach Casper "ruggah" Due.
It's the first time OG has qualified for the World Final, given that the team was ranked in 9th place on the BLAST Leaderboard in 2021. Time will tell if they can bring their A-game to their World Final debut when they face off against Heroic at 12PM GMT on December 14. It's a tough matchup for OG, with the odds favouring Heroic at 1.40 vs 2.70. Still, we've seen plenty of surprise wins in recent CS:GO history, so it'd be wise to not overlook OG just yet.
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