- It’s expected the young player will explore new options as his contract is nearing its end
- This would potentially be the end of his two-year-long stint with the Danish organization
- Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen is also rumored to be leaving OG soon
As his contract is nearing its end, 19-year-old Shahar “flameZ” Shushan has been receiving new offers from other teams, according to his agent.
FlameZ to Look For New Opportunities
OG’s contract with their young CS:GO player Shahar “flameZ” Shushan is soon about to end, and the Israeli rifler will most likely be looking for new opportunities when that happens, The information comes from his agent, Jérôme Coupez, who put out a tweet in response to a report by Blix.
Coupez’s post did not explain if there is the possibility that flameZ would renew his contract with OG, but that seems a bit unlikely, as there apparently is a lot of interest from other organizations. This means that the 19-year-old player, who joined the Danish organization back in April 2021 on a transfer from Endpoint, might end his two-year stay with OG.
Perhaps this should not come as a surprise, considering the young player averaged a 1.10 rating as an aggressive entry fragger during his time with the Danish organization. But Despite his decent performance, his team struggled to contend for titles during the past two years. OG managed to reach the semi-finals of the BLAST World Final in December of 2022 and later in March this year reached their peak of No.8 on the world ranking.
OG also struggled at CS:GO Majors in the past year, having dropped out of the IEM Rio Major Challengers Stage in 9-11th in 2022. The recent BLAST Paris Major also did not go well for the team, with OG suffering defeats from ENCE and Ninjas in Pyjamas, before they were finally eliminated by GamerLegion.
The organization will now have to rethink their roster composition, as flameZ is not the only player to apparently plan on leaving the organization. According to Blix’s original report, 24-year-old Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen is also set to leave OG. The Dane was initially brought on as a temporary replacement for Nemanja “nexa” Isaković, who stepped back from the active lineup in February.
OG initially stated that niko would be with the team for the duration of the BLAST.tv Paris Major circuit. However, as the Major concluded last week with Vitality’s victory, the Danish organization has not said anything regarding the future of the 2-year-old player in the team.
Whatever both niko and flameZ’s careers are going to take them, the players still have some matches to play for OG, with the organization going up against FURIA on Monday at the start of the IEM Dallas 2023.