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Esports: crisby to coach OG youngsters

German veteran Christian "crisby" Schmitt has been tasked with putting together and heading OG's Academy Team.

In-mid February, OG announced its plan to put together an academy roster, sharing their aim to ensure long-term success and stability for their CS:GO division. They started an application process for the project's leader and line-up at that time.

Two and a half months later, the organization has now revealed the head coach of the junior squad.

crisby to oversee weeks of trials

It is none other than 30-year-old veteran "crisby", who has been tasked with compiling the line-up from over 50 candidates, who will undergo trials in the coming weeks.

The German is perhaps best known for his numerous stints with ALTERNATE aTTaX spanning a decade and three different versions of the game.

Or more recently his time spent playing for Unicorns of Love. Crisby had a connection to OG's assistant coach, Alexander "kakafu" Szymanczyk, who stood behind the UoL for over a year in 2020-2021.

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Following a long-playing career, crisby recently transitioned into coaching with North American squad Strife. A team he spent four months with, before departing to begin his move to OG.

OG act after poor results

The announcement of a new academy coach comes at a time when OG's main team's results have dramatically worsened when compared to their successful debut at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups following the switch of Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen for Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isakovic.

After a rough Spring for OG including a failure to qualify for PGL Major Antwerp, hopefully things will be looking up for one of the more premier organizations in CS:GO. As they enter new territory with this Academy team.

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