MODDII returns in FlipSid3 Tactics
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh has announced his return to activity in a new Scandinavian top team called FlipSid3 Tactics.
The Swedish veteran had been out of action for nearly eight months now, having been last seen at DreamHack Winter, which he attended with SK Gaming as a stand-in after being replaced by Markus "pronax" Wallsten in fnatic.
In the last two weeks, he had been seen streaming and playing on a regular basis, making the rumour mill go into overdrive about a potential return to full activity.
Fridh has now linked up with four other free agents in a new top team that on paper looks perfectly capable of challenging Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESG! and fnatic for the top spot in Sweden.
MODDII returns to action
Joining him are three other Swedish players, former fnatic team-mate Andreas "schneider" Lindberg as well as ex-SK Gaming duo Simon "twist" Eliasson and Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi.
The last member hails from Norway and is none other than Martin "cENTRYZ" Brandal, who had been without a team since being released by ESC Gaming in the aftermath of Copenhagen Games.
This Swedish/Norwegian mixture will be donning the colours of FlipSid3 Tactics, an international organisation that had already ventured into CS:GO in March, but with little success.
"So here we are, a lot of missed out talents from several other teams gathering up to make this top team," Lindberg told HLTV.org.
"Me and the rest of the players in the team felt that we are not done yet, so we are here to show everyone what we are made of.
"After a lot of back and forth with organizations I stumbled across F3 and since it's not a familiar organisation for me and a lot of other CSGO players we were skeptical.
"We decided to hear them out anyway, as it turned out they were not what I expected. They had good sponsor agreements and good economic funding. The whole staff was really honest and kind with the will to get bigger and better.
"I want to thank FlipSid3 Tactics and Flexible Gaming for believing in our team. I look forward to representing them in the future. Be sure to show your support by going to www.flexiblegaming.com."
FlipSid3 Tactics' CS:GO division looks as follows:
Andreas "MODDII" Fridh
Andreas "schneider" Lindberg
Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi
Simon "twist" Eliasson
Martin "cENTRYZ" Brandal