AGO Announces A New International Counter-Strike Roster

21 Sep 2023
Tit Krajnik 21 Sep 2023
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  • AGO returned to Counter-Strike after two months
  • The Polish esports organisation changed its identity and signed an international roster
  • A fresh start ahead of Counter-Strike 2 release
AGO announced the signing of a new Counter-Strike roster and the organisation’s re-entry into the competitive scene on Thursday, September 21. It marks AGO’s return to competitive Counter-Strike for the first time since July when the Polish esports organisation released its entire lineup.

AGO is widely known as the hub for Polish Counter-Strike talent, and while the organisation will remain Polish, its roster won’t. The new lineup, announced on Thursday, does not feature a single Polish player, marking the first time in history that AGO won’t field domestic talent.

Instead, AGO acquired two Villius “tAk” Keserauskas, Jonathan “delle” Ahlstedt, Arbnor "Dementor" Pacolli, Leo "Svedjehed" Svedjehed, and Filip "DEPRESHN" Jarkić. Delle and tAk join AGO as unknown talent, having never before appeared in a top-tier Counter-Strike scene. The duo will team up with former iNation AWPer DEPRESHN, ex-EYEBALLERS rifler Svedjehed, and 24-year-old Dementor, who was last seen competing with OG Academy in January 2023.

AGO’s last project, which involved the former los kogutos lineup, hasn’t accomplished much and hasn’t led to any tournament titles. Throughout 2023, AGO’s most notable accomplishments included semifinals appearances at Polska Liga Esportowa 2023: Split #1 and ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Spring 2023, but never placed higher than top-six across other events.

Even though AGO’s new mixed roster doesn’t seem like it’ll help the Polish esports organisation reach its former heights, it makes a lot of sense for AGO to look for a new start, which comes ahead of the release of Counter-Strike 2, giving AGO a perfect opportunity to build something from scratch.

AGO currently have no tournaments on its schedule, but with plenty of Counter-Strike tournaments scheduled for September and October, we likely won’t have to wait too long to see the new lineup in action.