threat, kHRYSTAL return in Team Acer

Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström and Björn "threat" Pers came back to competitive Counter-Strike in Team Acer's new lineup.

During January, Team Acer dropped a strong hint on reddit that they are looking for a stable CS:GO team to represent the German organisation.

Today the team is finalised with two well-known Counter-Strike 1.6 figures, Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström and Björn "THREAT" Pers, who have played together in Lions in the previous version.

Both players have had their times in big organisations, as THREAT was a part of Patrik "cArn" Sättermon's fnatic in the first half of 2010, and kHRYSTAL played in SK Gaming in the last quarter of 2009.


threat and kHRYSTAL return in Team Acer

The latter also attempted to venture into CS:GO with Begrip and Reason later on, although both of the teams have fallen apart shortly.

The duo is joined by Christian "Spitfire" Schiölde, formerly of n!faculty and SK Gaming, as well as John "wenton" Eriksson and Fredrik "slap" Junbrant in Team Acer.

"I first of all want to say that this is AMAZING! The guys and I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, it's a huge relief to finally go official. By joining Team Acer it feels like we really can focus on our game instead of things surrounding it. It's soon time for us to show the community what we really can do, but we got a few things yet to fix. Luckily we've got a month until our first offline appearance, so we should be all set by then." Sjöstrom said on Team Acer's website.

I personally like to thank Team Acer for taking a leap of faith. I know this team hasn't shown anything yet, but I feel that we have huge potential to make anything happen. You won't regret it."

Team Acer's new squad is consisted of:

Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers
Sweden Fredrik "slap" Junbrant
Sweden Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström
Sweden John "wenton" Eriksson
Sweden Christian "Spitfire" Schiölde

Sweden Jerry "vetic" Fors (coach)

The new lineup will have their LAN debut in a month at Copenhagen Games on April 2nd-4th.

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"I first of all want to say that this is AMAZING! The guys and I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, it's a huge relief to finally go official. By joining Team Acer it feels like we really can focus on our game instead of things surrounding it. It's soon time for us to show the community what we really can do, but we got a few things yet to fix. Luckily we've got a month until our first offline appearance, so we should be all set by then.
I personally like to thank Team Acer for taking a leap of faith. I know this team hasn't shown anything yet, but I feel that we have huge potential to make anything happen. You won't regret it.
Sweden Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
279
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Sweden Christian 'Spitfire' Schiölde
Christian 'Spitfire' Schiölde
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Frej 'kHRYSTAL' Sjöström
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.10
APR:
0.00
Sweden Jerry 'vetic' Fors
Jerry 'vetic' Fors
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
wowww
2015-03-03 22:45
nice
2015-03-03 22:45
#210
 | 
Russia rassvet 
Give zneel pls
2015-03-04 06:53
good luck guys
2015-03-03 22:45
omg n1
2015-03-03 22:46
#6
Norway Clo^^ 
wow threat
2015-03-03 22:46
Is that a threat?
2015-03-03 23:06
wo
2015-03-03 22:46
#8
 | 
Spain akproxx 
woooooooooooooot 2 weeks max
2015-03-03 22:46
its not a new team
2015-03-03 22:47
#79
 | 
Spain akproxx 
in team acer i mean
2015-03-03 22:53
These guys will be together for quite a while. The only one from the lineup that may change is Spitfire.
2015-03-04 00:32
#9
 | 
Sweden SteAmeX 
Good Luck Guys
2015-03-03 22:46
#10
 | 
Vietnam yolesnoobs 
Interesting.
2015-03-03 22:46
Threat <3 REAL Khrystal <3
2015-03-03 22:46
#86
 | 
Switzerland Odellmueller 
+1
2015-03-03 22:57
kHRYSTAL <3
2015-03-03 22:46
n1
2015-03-03 22:46
Best IGL in the world, MastermiNd Threat
2015-03-03 22:46
#87
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
not really)
2015-03-03 22:57
Far from that, but good to see him back though.
2015-03-04 07:54
Bring back zneel and niko =(
2015-03-03 22:46
That would be great, zneel have been streaming/playing some, altho it was a couple of months back. From what ive seen on kHRYSTALs stream they got a bit left to go, hopefully they can dedicate the time it takes to really succeed.
2015-03-03 23:03
famas master :D
2015-03-03 23:07
niko before retiring from cs , i will never play csgo / zneel used to play and he was rly good
2015-03-04 00:07
And FYRR73
2015-03-04 01:33
haha they got rekt some days ago
2015-03-03 22:46
#17
 | 
Brazil akak1 
real khristal
2015-03-03 22:46
#18
France Wyrd 
+niko +fyrr73
2015-03-03 22:46
[*]
2015-03-03 22:47
#20
Ireland mkxy 
Looks like team Acer are gonna be a major threat :^)
2015-03-03 22:47
the german krystal now has an obligation to switch his nick...!
2015-03-03 22:47
+1 Real Khrystal <3
2015-03-03 22:48
or kHRYSTAL?
2015-03-04 15:55
Nice!
2015-03-03 22:47
yay spitfire :D
2015-03-03 22:47
#24
 | 
France SynkroZ 
1.6 hype
2015-03-03 22:47
#25
 | 
United States sxg 
who cares threat sucked on fnatic
2015-03-03 22:47
threat sucks? hes one of the most talented players out there... He had some of the best tactics on 1.6... Go learn, go hard?.. meerca
2015-03-04 11:46
He said sucked while he was in fnatic wtf r u want? This time it's not the stupid murican who is wrong
2015-03-04 16:29
slap is a god
2015-03-03 22:47
not bad, gl to them
2015-03-03 22:47
#28
 | 
Denmark e1z 
awesome
2015-03-03 22:47
yup!! the real kHRYSTAL is back
2015-03-03 22:47
gl!
2015-03-03 22:47
n1 now -Spitfire +Maikelele
2015-03-03 22:47
+FYRR73
2015-03-03 22:47
+zneel
2015-03-04 04:42
Finally! Good luck and have fun :)
2015-03-03 22:47
#36
 | 
United Kingdom pickles 
but i thinked that krystal play for penta
2015-03-03 22:48
loool
2015-03-03 22:48
#52
 | 
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
troll or just no idea?
2015-03-03 22:49
I don't know if you are a troll or not... but This is the REAL Khrystal and not the fake one in Penta!
2015-03-03 22:49
fake or not, german one is still much better
2015-03-03 22:53
Huehue
2015-03-03 23:19
I'm pretty sure he is better in GO atleast and for the moment
2015-03-04 16:31
lol
2015-03-04 10:38
its fake germano, the real kHRYSTAL is swedish
2015-03-03 22:49
hype
2015-03-03 22:48
dinosaurs returning to csgo nice to see that
2015-03-03 22:48
they're not too good in GO yet
2015-03-03 22:48
t3 team
2015-03-04 00:24
looks decent on paper if threat and kHRYSTAL can get to the lvl they were on during 1.6, Spitfire is relatively decent, wenton and slap seem like awesome talents more or less..
2015-03-03 22:48
wenton was very good aimer in 1.6
2015-03-03 22:49
#42
Serbia zE"D 
2015-03-03 22:48
2015-03-03 22:59
Good luck from the bottom of my heart
2015-03-03 22:48
-vetic + whoever
2015-03-03 22:48
oooh shit khrystal my mann
2015-03-03 22:48
the real kHRYSTAL , gl
2015-03-03 22:48
the fake Penta krystal should pick a new name now. the legend is back! :D kHRYSTAL :D
2015-03-03 22:48
watched THREATH last game on kHRYSTAL stream, he is pretty sick
2015-03-03 22:49
true khrystal <3 zneel and fyrtte comeback too pls :D
2015-03-03 22:49
+niko +zneel +FYRR73
2015-03-03 22:49
+niko +zneel maybe gux? LOL and sk imagine!!!
2015-03-03 23:50
gux will be insane haha :(
2015-03-04 03:54
nice gl
2015-03-03 22:49
#60
cyx | 
Chile L1PPE 
GoodLuck guys :D
2015-03-03 22:49
slap>>>
2015-03-03 22:49
nice hopefully they can put the hours into the game as a team and compete
2015-03-03 22:50
where is zneel and fyrrte?
2015-03-03 22:50
#65
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
unexpected
2015-03-03 22:50
#66
 | 
Hungary SancheZjr 
lool gl
2015-03-03 22:50
#68
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
<3
2015-03-03 22:52
Threat :o
2015-03-03 22:52
Yea, yea for sure.
2015-03-03 22:52
gl
2015-03-03 22:52
#72
rain | 
Russia Deimos` 
Famas is not too strong in CS GO, RiP zneel(
2015-03-03 22:53
THREAT <3 wb
2015-03-03 22:53
wow! unexpected
2015-03-03 22:53
#80
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
gl shlap :) one more comeback inc: minet, zonic, trace, Friis, ave (?)
2015-03-03 22:55
#98
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Friis is already playing and he aint that good and he is super inactive, can't remember last time he played with his team, trace said he wont play cs:go, minet is back zonic dosent have time but wont say for sure that he isnt comming back, ave is playing with minet and zonic sometimes, so maybe. Minet, Ave, Zonic, suraNga +1
2015-03-03 23:01
minet, ave, zonic, AcilioN, Friis imo. Friis might not be so good anymore, but he knows the guys and has vast GO experience and can help them transition better.
2015-03-04 00:45
#184
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
well if we can take people who are in team already why then take Friis and AcilioN? There is people like Device, Dupreeh, Karrigan, cajunb, that would be better atleast i could see device in there as main AWP
2015-03-04 02:21
device, dupreeh, zonic, ave, minet would actually be nuts!
2015-03-04 03:01
#191
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Yea if they play like they did in early 1.6 then yes, if zonic, ave and minet comes back i will root for them just because they are who they are xD
2015-03-04 03:43
hm, because they are in an established team and have been for quite an amount of time now while the rest of the scene is scrambling like always but yeah, we should first see whether they do actually come back and if so, how good they are
2015-03-04 03:09
#192
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Yes true but let's be honest TSM never goes past group stages, and i gave up figureing out why, they changed players, changed IGL but dosent seem to work just quite
2015-03-04 03:45
past semis you mean although I will say, if ave makes a serious come back and TSM with karrigan fail to deliver past playoffs again, ave is the obvious choice over karrigan
2015-03-04 04:19
#202
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Yea my bad, and yes if ave can deliver, on stream he seems to be pretty good
2015-03-04 05:08
#236
 | 
Sweden Snipatore 
wrong about trace atm, he was playing with minet on stream and minet said they could come back together, same with zonic :)+ ave just started as minet said
2015-03-04 12:17
i would like to see FYRR back in
2015-03-03 22:55
nice
2015-03-03 22:56
#84
Poland MaYy 
I saw them playing vs volgary, lots of work before them GL...
2015-03-03 22:56
#88
 | 
Argentina YH!one 
Real kHRYSTAL is back bitches!!! Gl guys :D
2015-03-03 22:57
Gl guys. Good memories 1.6
2015-03-03 22:57
nice let's go! <3
2015-03-03 22:57
-kRYSTAL +kHRYSTAL
2015-03-03 22:58
where is FYRR73 :(
2015-03-03 22:58
no FYRR73 no party :(
2015-03-03 23:00
#93
 | 
Switzerland Odellmueller 
looks like it's time for a nickname change for somebody!
2015-03-03 22:59
i thought hes playing in penta? kappa
2015-03-03 23:00
good luck guys but i miss FYRR73 in lineup
2015-03-03 23:00
this is gonna be s1ck
2015-03-03 23:01
expected
2015-03-03 23:01
yeah boyy
2015-03-03 23:01
#102
chrisJ | 
Denmark cOcun9 
Wauw so glad to see these 2 guys back especially kHRYSTAL he was so good back in 1.6
2015-03-03 23:02
nice to see khrystal and threat back, i would love to see niko and zneel
2015-03-03 23:02
The roster is terrible, if you watch kHRYSTAL's steam they are losing to T3/T4 teams left and right lmfao They got raped by Volgare and PiTER
2015-03-03 23:03
PiTER is bad? Did you even see Katowice offline qualifiers?
2015-03-03 23:08
Different lineup and wayLander was on fire Regardless, it's a shitty team.
2015-03-03 23:12
As you mentioned, he has been streaming their games. Doesnt that tell you something about the seriousity so far in their games? They are playing good against proper teams with a kind of random play where threat in-games. Slap, Wenton and Spit got good aim, kHRYSTAL need more hours, threat aswell. But i doubt this is 2 serious though, threat are still studying etc..
2015-03-03 23:33
#124
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Sweden elan108 
I don't know your definition of rape but 16-11 and 16-12ish is not being raped.
2015-03-03 23:12
They were getting slaughtered the whole game and got a few rounds as an attempt at a comeback, scores don't always represent how close a game was.
2015-03-03 23:15
#127
 | 
Sweden elan108 
Lol? Against volgare they ended up 8-7 on T side, then they choked abit yes. but It was 13-13 at one point and the game was not played as you said
2015-03-03 23:17
#240
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
And ofc u expect them to rape everyone after 2-3 month playing and years of inactivity? The results they did are pretty decent considering the time they've put in GO. Murican's logic at his prime.
2015-03-04 12:33
its nice they are returning.. but its because of the money
2015-03-03 23:03
Money calls
2015-03-03 23:04
2 weeks max kappa
2015-03-03 23:04
#109
 | 
Hungary raffai 
LOL I mean german Krystal xD Heart attack pls
2015-03-03 23:05
WTF !?
2015-03-03 23:06
threattttt
2015-03-03 23:07
Always liked kHRYSTAL in 1.6, hopefully he will be showing some of dat old skill!
2015-03-03 23:07
kHRYSTAL <3 Good luck my man.
2015-03-03 23:09
nice nice gl
2015-03-03 23:10
now gux and zneel pls
2015-03-03 23:10
gl guys!
2015-03-03 23:11
#122
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Portugal dracø 
Spit "wenton" fire threat to slap khrystal HLTV CONFIRMED!!!!
2015-03-03 23:11
wenton threat khrystal, nice
2015-03-03 23:14
#128
 | 
Norway Vertigo-- 
glgl!
2015-03-03 23:17
nice, spitfire threat & khrystal gogogo :)
2015-03-03 23:20
Great, more washed up 1pixelsuxxers returning in hope for $$$. Will achieve nothing and vanish in a month. Next please.
2015-03-03 23:21
#146
 | 
France Kairos1g 
you clearly have not seen them play +Spitfire was a sauce player
2015-03-03 23:48
yet he claims to be sauce overlord.
2015-03-04 06:44
From what I've seen on khrystals stream, there's a loooong way to go
2015-03-03 23:27
threat low skilled in 1.6 right?
2015-03-03 23:29
the fuck u talking about? he was a great 1.6 player
2015-03-03 23:41
hahahaha
2015-03-05 02:57
<3 threat
2015-03-03 23:30
#120 Gux <3
2015-03-03 23:31
KHRYSTAL IS BACK MY FRIENDS
2015-03-03 23:39
legends back :O
2015-03-03 23:43
MY IDOL IS BACK !
2015-03-03 23:44
threat0nat0r and kHRYSTAL, nice :) gl.
2015-03-03 23:45
summit1g: LETS FUCKING GOOOOOO !
2015-03-03 23:46
-wenton, slap and spitfire. +zneel, niko, fyrr73. No, but seriously. Will be interesting to follow them. With time they should come good.
2015-03-03 23:48
man I really loved that lineup
2015-03-04 00:20
#186
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
lions
2015-03-04 02:34
Nice! Welcome back
2015-03-03 23:49
team-acer moves to US??
2015-03-03 23:50
#151
 | 
Russia Windcast 
The REAL kHRYSTAL is back! <3 HYYYYYYYYYYYPE
2015-03-03 23:52
Slap is really good player, and also mr snus kHRYSTAL. Always enjoyed watching them as team chosen, gl in going top now with new organisation!
2015-03-04 00:00
the real khrystal
2015-03-04 00:01
So it's Clan Chosen with an org, ok
2015-03-04 00:09
sweden khrystal>german
2015-03-04 00:26
#164
 | 
Spain Donra 
o fyrrte bilen
2015-03-04 00:37
WOW WHAT A LEGEND COMING BACK TO BUISNESS
2015-03-04 00:50
2015-03-04 00:53
#170
 | 
Algeria colzero23 
n1
2015-03-04 00:53
Everyone's chasing for those big bucks at events these days :) Not going to be surprised with more oldschollers' returns even though there's less likely to expect any massive performances by them, but still.... gl
2015-03-04 01:10
Don't think they're gonna do any serious damage but it's really nice to see them back.
2015-03-04 01:12
nice news, the real khrystal
2015-03-04 01:20
Slap is a really talented player. Good luck lads!
2015-03-04 01:22
zneel!
2015-03-04 01:24
GL guys, hope you suceed with the team.
2015-03-04 01:29
gl old boys :P
2015-03-04 01:46
any info about slap ? I know wenton was really good aimer at 1.6 threat and khry are not to present spitfire quit good but dunno slap
2015-03-04 01:58
Slap is a beast, he one of the most insane fraggers i have seen.
2015-03-04 04:16
nearly mixed him up with kRYSTAL from penta xd
2015-03-04 02:00
#185
fury | 
Brazil LeeeO:9 
wow khrystal is back :o
2015-03-04 02:33
Lets go spitfirre and slap :)
2015-03-04 02:42
threat is bad lol
2015-03-04 03:15
NICE!
2015-03-04 04:14
Nice. Now its Danes turn!
2015-03-04 04:45
-slap +FYRR73
2015-03-04 04:58
DAMNNNNNNNNNN!!!! threat + khrystal omfg.
2015-03-04 05:21
wenton was really good at the end of 1.6, havent really heard anything from him in csgo. I wonder how much he has been playing
2015-03-04 05:33
woooow. i want Gux in comp. cs again :D
2015-03-04 05:55
minet, trace and zonic incoming
2015-03-04 06:33
bruno, beat and btt would be nice too
2015-03-04 06:34
sad when sponsors pickup players that have so far made no effort to prove themselves.
2015-03-04 07:46
Incoming team ex6tence Ex6tenz Niko Nico Krystal Khrystal
2015-03-04 08:31
Lol
2015-03-04 09:04
+Scurk +Skurk
2015-03-04 10:28
AdreN manager adreN janitor
2015-03-04 12:33
#244
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
hahahaaaa
2015-03-04 13:59
zneel, niko, fyrrte comeback pls!
2015-03-04 09:29
Sick!
2015-03-04 09:30
finally!!!
2015-03-04 09:54
Niko now pls
2015-03-04 09:58
lol fake kRYSTAL
2015-03-04 10:00
NICEEEE
2015-03-04 10:24
FAKE kHRYSTAL REAL kRYSTAL GERMAN PROGAMER
2015-03-04 10:35
then you dont know who KHRYSTAL really is from 1.6, he is a legend in many peoples eyes, well atleast they were top 3 in sweden when sweden ruled the 1.6 scene for so many years, obviously im not saying the golden five or navi were short towards the swedes, just that sweden has been so consistent in top 3 for such a long time, wether SK/Fnatic or Lions.SEK were playing, unfortunetly Lions didnt really go over fnatic or SK, but were always beating every other teams except golden five and navi.
2015-03-04 10:45
+1, jesus christ some kids are clueless here... khrystal was already a beast back in 2008 playing in giants, top 3 swedish team with get right, fyrr73 etc.. and if i recall correctly he won dh summer 2009 with a mixteam krystal was just a nobody back then, a random saucer youtube moviestar rofl
2015-03-04 10:58
u know better than me in that era, I ended my cs career for 5 years back in 2005 and returned again late 2010, but Im pretty oldschool, begun cs when I was 7 years old, haha :P
2015-03-05 10:09
I just noticed ur post now. LEL I KNOW WHO IS kRYSTAL and I KNOW WHO IS kHRYSTAL LUUUL
2015-03-05 20:45
You fell for the troll :D
2015-03-16 21:09
no zneel no party f4m4sm4steR :D
2015-03-04 10:56
this is the real khrystal (1.6 master race)
2015-03-04 11:00
}{pyCTAJIb
2015-03-04 11:12
#234
 | 
India c0rvus 
Winfakt ?
2015-03-04 11:35
Ooh, not bad.
2015-03-04 12:20
#242
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
what up now swedes?
2015-03-04 13:50
#243
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
threat one of the smartest leaders out there, GL, I used to love the old lions team!
2015-03-04 13:58
wOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOw top 50 inc
2015-03-04 15:42
nice, its good to see some old 1.6 players back in action gl
2015-03-04 16:11
#252
 | 
Latvia GekonsCS 
I give it 2 months tops!
2015-03-04 16:57
#253
 | 
Denmark Fr0nda 
They already been together for 3 mounths
2015-03-04 17:27
#257
 | 
Latvia GekonsCS 
that was meant as in Acer will drop them in 2months, but would love to be wrong here!
2015-03-04 17:50
omfg some random swede copy some german pro's name wow kHrystal stealing name
2015-03-04 17:29
noob
2015-03-05 02:53
xD
2015-03-08 12:28
zneel best famas in the world
2015-03-04 17:39
where is keiz? :(
2015-03-04 18:35
Need the old Lions line up back in action. top3 world confirmed.
2015-03-04 19:32
+face and Gux plz - oldschool
2015-03-04 19:39
Why not so much Germans in this thread? Kappa.
2015-03-04 21:18
fuck yes threat <3 keen to see them in action
2015-03-05 03:03
Surprised; I thought threat had given up on playing and was gonna focus on casting/analysis. Very cool to see him and kHRYSTAL back in the game!
2015-03-05 21:13
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