AGO announced the return of Miłosz “mhL” Knasiak, who will re-join their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster after over a year on the bench. With mhL’s return, AGO have returned to a six-man roster.
mhL Returns to Action
The 19-year-old CS:GO pro, mhL has announced his return to professional play on Tuesday, October 12. With that, he will stand up from AGO’s bench, where he has spent over a year.
MhL has joined AGO in July 2019 as a trial member and received a permanent spot in the active roster in September. Unfortunately, his stint with AGO was short-lived, as mhL requested to get removed from the team in September 2020.
While mhL wished to continue competing, he had to take a break from CS:GO, citing his struggles to reconcile his academic responsibilities with his CS:GO esports career.
At the time, mhL was AGO’s best-performing player, averaging an impressive 1.18 rating. However, despite his undeniable talent and bright future, mhL had to put school before his career as a CS:GO pro player.
Now, over a year later, mhL has announced his return to pro play by re-joining AGO’s active CS:GO roster. The 19-year-old star will reunite with his two former teammates in Damian “Furlan” Kisłowski and Maciej “F1KU” Miklas.
At the same time, mhL will get a chance to create new bonds with AGO’s new signings in Denis “Grashog” Hristov, Szymon “kRaSnaL” Morzek, and Eryk “leman” Kocięba, who has joined AGO in September 2020, to replace mhL.
Back To The Big Stage
Even though mhL has spent the last year on AGO’s bench, he has competed in some lesser tournaments. At the start of the year, mhL has spent short stints with StylDunow, Pompa Team, and Illuminar Gaming.
As a member StylDunow, mhL achieved plenty, including a top-three finish at DreamHack Open January 2021: European Qualifier in January. But unfortunately, success was short-lived, as the team failed to win any tournament over the next two months.
MhL’s last tournament with StylDunow happened in March when the team placed top-eight at ESL Mistrzostwa Polski: Spring 2021 – Closed Qualifier. Shortly after, mhL joined Illuminar Gaming, where he has spent just a few weeks.
Still, mhL has proven his worth, helping Illuminar win the Polska Liga Esportowa S9 Grupa Mistrzowska. During that time, the Polish AWPer averaged an impressive 1.24 rating.
However, despite his strong showings, AGO decided to put mhL on the transfer list, as they did not have room on the lineup at the time. But, with the departure of Michał “snatchie” Rudzki and Karol “rallen” Radowicz, who left the team at the start of the month, space opened up for mhL to return to AGO.
Back to Six-Man Roster
With the return of mhL, AGO have returned to a six-man CS:GO esports roster. Although an option few teams find suitable, AGO needs to make changes to climb the world rankings.
MhL’s return comes at a very turbulent time for AGO. The Polish team has recently parted ways with snatchie and rallen as they undergo a transitional period. AGO has acquired a young talent kRaSnaL, and Grashog, who took over the in-game leader position to fill in the gaps.
Currently ranked no.38 in the world, AGO fell off in recent weeks. In August, the team reached the organization’s peak ranking of no.23 but have since struggled to deliver.
However, with mhL back in the team and the addition of promising talent in kRaSnaL and Grashog, AGO should feel confident. The new-look team will make their debut at ESEA Season 38: Premier Division – Europe, one of the two tournaments AGO are currently involved in.
AGO currently also compete in Polska Liga Esportowa Autumn 2021: Dywizja Mistrzowska. Unfortunately, AGO have yet to gain any traction at the tournament, losing all three opening matches.