The 20-years-old Danish CS:GO player Ismail "refrezh" Ali has been signed by the North American organization OpTic Gaming for two years. He will replace Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen in the main roster.
Since December 2017 Refrezh had been playing for another Danish team Fragsters. With them, he attended multiple LAN-events, placing 3-4th at DreamHack Open Austin 2018, DreamHack Open Valencia 2018, and Games Clash Masters 2018. Recently they also secured the third place at BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018.
Niko joined OpTic Gaming on September 2018. During that period the team managed to place 3-4th at StarSeries & i-League Season 6, and 2nd at both GG.BET Shuffle and cs_summit 3. Lately the team qualified to Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 and failed to make it to StarSeries & i-League Season 7.