Polish CS:GO team AGO have announced the signing of Oskar "oskarish" Stenborowski to their organisation earlier this Monday, March 9. The Polish pro will arrive at the team from Illuminar as the seventh member of AGO's CS:GO roster.
Oskarish made the announcement public via his Twitter page, "from today on I am going to represent AGO," he said, while expressing his excitement about joining what he believes is the best Polish CS:GO team.
"I am really happy that I found a new home that quick. I do believe, that they have best possible conditions in Poland to fight for the best placements in CS:GO ranking!"
Oskarish began his CS:GO career in 2015, when he joined a German CS:GO team Team WinneR. He later played for KILLERFISH eSport, nerdRage, Dorby&Gaming, Lounge Gaming, Team Lioncast, PENTA Sports, ALTERNATE aTTaX, SEAL Esports, attackiereN, BLAST, Team Preparation x-kom Team and most recently Illuminar Gaming.
The Polish CS:GO pro joined Illuminar Gaming in July 2019 and has since achieved a reasonable amount of success, which included a fourth-place finish at LOOT.BET/CS Season 3, to which he added a second-place finish at UCC Sommer Slash, first at Games Clash Masters 2019, ESL Mistrzostwa Polski - Fall 2019 and WESG 2019 East Europe, as well as a top-six finish at DreamHack Open Atlanta and Sevilla.
Since the turn of the year, however, Illuminar failed to achieve any notable results. In January, the Polish squad crashed out of Intel Extreme Masters XIV - World Championship: European Qualifier, finished fifth-eighth at United Masters League Season 2 and ninth-16th at DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020: European Open Qualifier. February was not any more fruitful for oskarish and his team, seeing how they took a swing at Europe Minor Championship - Rio 2020: Open Qualifiers twice and finished 17th-32nd on both occasions.
A day after their second failed attempt at European Minor Championship open qualifiers, oskarish got benched and replaced with Grzegorz "jedqr" Jędras, who arrived from Wisla Krakow. After spending one month on Illuminar's bench, oskarish got approached by AGO, who offered him a spot on their team, hoping the experienced CS:GO pro can help them reach success on a national as well as international level.
Oskarish will become the seventh member of AGO, and although it's quite unusual to see a team fielding a seven-man roster, AGO's coach Mikołaj "miNirox" Michałków explained the roster expansion, by claiming the team is looking to have two players for each position.
"We are expanding our team with another player, oskarish. We know very well that there is a deficit of good in-game leaders in our country and you can count them on the fingers of one hand. I am glad that I will be able to work with Oskar, who feels good in this role. As an organization, we strive to have two players in the same position - this is another step to build our vision," said miNirox.
Oskarish talked about how he was interested in joining AGO because of the organisation's professionalism, which is exactly what he is looking for in a CS:GO team.
"I am extremely pleased that I can become a part of x-kom AGO," said oskarish.
"The moment I decided to start talking about the transfer, I knew it was a good direction. From the beginning, I was interested in the professionalism of the board. I have never worked in a team whose model of leadership is very different from other organizations. I have a very positive attitude towards the coming months. I want the Poles to finally have a reason to be proud and I know that we have a lot of hard work ahead of us."
As reported, all seven members of AGO will now go through a series of tests, conducted by the team's experts to determine the perfect line-up to represent the organisation. With a lot of Polish talent on the team, AGO will have plenty of options, yet it remains to be seen which five members will earn their spot in the new-look AGO CS:GO roster.
AGO fields the following CS:GO roster:
Damian "Furlan" Kislowski
Dominik "GruBy" Swiderski
Eryk "leman" Kocęba
Patryk "Sidney" Korab
Miłosz "mhL" Knasiak
Maciej "F1KU" Miklas
Oskar "oskarish" Stenborowski
Mikołaj "miNirox" Michałków – coach
Written by KrajnikT
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