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Olga leaves Brazil to join Chinese super team ahead of new season

Olga Rodrigues, one of the best female CS GO pros in the scene, has officially parted ways with Brazilian team FURIA to sign with Chinese super team HaoShengGaming, announced today by her new organization.

After back and forth negotiations Olga asked to leave FURIA, according to a report by Dust 2 Brasil. She was not only the best player on the team but in the world as well, averaging an incredible 1.39 rating in 45 total matches played in 2022, according to HLTV statistics. Even after Olga’s miraculous plays, FURIA was not able to beat direct rivals Nigma Galaxy, widely considered the best female team in the competitive scene. The Brazilians played versus Nigma Galaxy in 3 ESL Impact grand finals back in 2022 ultimately losing all 3 instances, and were once again defeated in 2023 at the ESL Impact Katowice semifinals in February.

Former Furia player Olga
Former Furia player Olga

Olga has been a key part of FURIA since 2021 and played a massive role in the organization’s resurgence in the female CS GO scene. Nevertheless, Olga will be a member of HSG’s 7 player roster and will most likely take the spot of Wu “XiaoWu” Xinni in the active roster. XiaoWu didn’t play in the last tournament HSG appeared in, the Asian ESL Impact Cash Cup earlier in March, soon after was replaced by a free agent player, Fang “LEO” Dongmei.

The transfer officially concluded one day after the third season of ESL Impact began across all regions: including Europe, North America, and South American divisions. As of the moment, Asia does not have its own regional division this season, however the organizations from the region will compete within a wildcard qualifier event and fight for a spot at the ESL Impact season 3 finals, set to start in June and hosted in Dallas.

Although Olga will likely participate at fewer games in 2023 due to this transfer, she will definitely have the chance to try and qualify for the RMR of the second CS GO Major of 2023. The reason for this is because HSG does not have a male team, thus they can only send their female team to the open qualifiers. Sadly if she stayed on FURIA, there is not a possible chance to qualify for the global RMR, because the organization already uses its male team in the Major circuit. The only option to participate under Furia was if she was promoted to the main team to play alongside KSCERATO and yuurih.

— Brasil Storm CSGO (@brasilstormCSGO) March 3, 2023

Ultimately, the decision was a tough one and Olga decided to pursue the possibility of attending RMR over staying with her debut team.

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