floreNz with Norweigans to ESWC Asia

ESWC Asia Masters will be visited by a team named Alchemists, consisting of four Norwegians and one Swede.

The event is just around the corner, starting this Saturday in Chenonan, South Korea. Today it’s reported that Achemists, a mix of four Norwegians and one Swede, will be attending the event.

The team attended The Gathering in Norway, where the team managed to go all the way, winning the event. It apparently opened the doors for going to ESWC Asia Masters, as the team gets support from QPAD and Komplett. This will allow the team to participate at a major event, challenging the world elite.

Alchemists consist of following:

Sweden Christian "floreNz" Shahan
Norway Gunnar "zEn" Eng
Norway Tommy "tacky" Mosgaard
Norway Karl William "kalle" Haraldsen
Norway Thomas "Vertigo" Andresen

Thomas "Vertigo" Andresen states following on the team attending ESWC Asia Masters:

"We got invited to this event very late, but we did all we could to make it happen, and we made it. We are all looking forward to this trip, none of us have ever been to a event this big before. We havn't prepared that good because of the short notice, but we want to come as far as possible of course. I want to thank our sponsors www.qpad.se, Komplett, Big Horn & www.oa.no."

HLTV.org will be keeping an eye on the team on their way through the tournament. ESWC Asia Masters will start on the 3rd of May, finishing off on the 5th of May. We will be on site on Cheonan, bringing you all of the action, so make sure to stay locked to your home of Counter-Strike 1.6 coverage 3-5th of May.
They wont stand a chance! :)
2009-04-30 21:28
if they won some importent lan in norway they could have chance 5-8 like cc or roccat
2009-04-30 21:31
lol, are you kidding me? the norwegian scene is very low nowdays, even if they are the best norwegian team they will not be able to make a tiny damage. and, huh... this lineup sucks aswell so - blah.
2009-04-30 21:43
they are still better than n! or TBH or some mdl groups like woosai and they can take 5-8 place.. if they are in good shape
2009-04-30 21:46
LOL. boy you surely need to follow the scene more closely before posting comments as your last one. n!faculty and TBH are way better than Alchemists by far. and even if they are in the shape of their life and they will give an A game each match, they will not be able to take one of the top8 places there. oh, and please do not put wooSai and n!faculty on the same line, they are SO not at the same level, n!faculty are way better. anyway, Alchemists are unexperianced and new to the scene, nothing to expect from them.
2009-04-30 21:53
AU won one of the biggest LANs in the world, so don't underestimate them. But as they have said in other interviews, they like being the underdogs. With that said, the Norwegian scene has fallen TREMENDOUSLY since 04-06. Let's hope alchemists brings the Norwegians back on track.
2009-05-01 21:19
They won The Gathering 2009, so what? the top3 teams there were still mid level teams. Alchemists Excello and HighScore (something like that.. with azid and enoksen).
2009-05-03 12:33
Funny to see how wrong people with no clue about unknown teams can be. gratz
2009-05-05 23:43
Lawl... U must be jokin' ??
2009-05-01 08:26
You sure know nothing man, TBH and especially n! would eat this team any day.
2009-05-01 13:30
you are right, but still I think that´s good to invite mid-high skill teams to get experience :-) It helps community
2009-05-01 12:34
of course it does, i'm just saying that they will not achieve anything there.
2009-05-01 13:11
well, maybe you owe a little apology to them after 4. place on ESWC Masters :-)
2009-05-05 10:17
How can you say they suck? They have actually reached the semi finals. And I think and hope they can suprise everybody versus SK. If SK don't loose against Titans of course.
2009-05-04 15:24
lol! right in ur face boy! dont underestimate the norwegians:=)
2009-05-04 18:20
nowadays norwegian scene is random and lost of its value, every team can pop out from nowhere and become a foreground team.
2009-04-30 23:12
LOL FLORENZ....but wasnt it a different lineup when they won the gathering? i think it was 1 more Swedish player in the lineup..think it was PB
2009-04-30 21:39
2009-05-01 13:30
2009-04-30 21:42
sVIKEN- was in the lineup too #4 :)
2009-04-30 22:28
right, but sviken is not pretty god. actualy tacky is my naighbour :D
2009-05-01 02:39
Nice :) they are good and doing well! Im looking forward to that ;)
2009-04-30 21:48
Ye, well... sVIKEN and florenz played well at The Gathering. and sVIKEN is the best aimer in norway
2009-05-01 12:25
actualy REAL is the best aimer from norway
2009-05-01 17:03
sviken won AIM QPAD @ The Gathering 08 where he beat neo. REAL is just zz
2009-05-01 18:35
Smaugy won the UGT finlal in swe and f0rest lost to a 16 years kid on aim map!so?i still belive that f0rest is the biggest aimer atm!
2009-05-01 20:06
Actually, he's not :) I'm from norway , and pay a lot of attention to norwegian players, so don't give me that crap, ty.
2009-05-02 11:51
yea but he's the only norwegian player known for his aim cuz he plays international.atm hes the best norwagian cs player!NO REAL NO DEAL
2009-05-02 12:15
Dude.. Can you stick to the case here? Yes, he's the best norwegian player atm. But sVIKEN own him at aim map. Doesnt mean sVIKEN is that good at 5v5.
2009-05-02 13:16
exacly my point!because this is 5on5 game competition!
2009-05-02 21:04
gratz, then don't say he's the best aimer, aight? :)
2009-05-03 01:46
hes the best aimer on 5on5...not aim_map...it's different
2009-05-03 09:46
haha omg. ur pathetic
2009-05-03 12:58
2009-04-30 21:48
wtf is Komplett? a brand?
2009-04-30 21:50
Online computer store.
2009-04-30 21:55
ty like alternate in germany :D
2009-04-30 21:57
2009-04-30 22:19
some new blood in the cs elite lets see if they stand a chance gl guys ;)
2009-04-30 21:54
The Dreams Of floreNz III
2009-04-30 21:54
Quite adventurous.
2009-04-30 21:55
HM glhf
2009-04-30 21:58
They could actually make far in the event. I don't know if u have seen aU play, but they are pretty good.
2009-04-30 22:00
"ass far ass" Am I the only one seeing subliminal messages here?
2009-04-30 22:02
Haha yea, I guess someone had other things on his mind ;)
2009-04-30 22:19
Let's see if they can do some serious damage to other teams! GL
2009-04-30 22:19
Sweden Vilseledd
good for norway to finally get some international experienced players ;P
2009-04-30 22:22
aU is actually a very good team. Those of You that say that the Norwegian CS scene is low are only jugding it from the few CS teams Norway have. I HOPE that aU will come far :)
2009-04-30 22:29
If it hadn't been low, there would've been more famous teams, so I guess they're right.
2009-05-01 13:31
haha....xprez, a mix team(elemeNt didn't played for a year) took 14 rounds to fnatic(EPS) and lost 2-1 vs mtw at WCG....now.. what do you think about that?they are not so low as you think so!norway scene is very underrated!
2009-05-01 20:11
That was long ago.
2009-05-01 22:20
couple of months.....not so long:(
2009-05-02 00:46
That's exactly what i mean. chns is speaking the truth. Just because Norway doesn't have PRO teams out there, in the whole wide word, it doesn't mean that we're low. Norway is FULL of skilled players. The only problem is that we don't get the chance!
2009-05-02 01:01
Was WCG a couple of months? End of discussion.
2009-05-02 01:02
The Norwegian CS-scene isn't exactly high tho. We can't compare it to the CS-scene we had few years ago. But I also think Norway is a little underrated, and I hope Alchemists can do something with it :)
2009-05-04 16:30
I would have prefered to see lemondogs there instead of them to be honest.
2009-04-30 22:51
2009-05-01 13:31
Norway once was a great cs nation. But nowdays it has been a disaster, but maybe aU will take Norway to a higher lvl again, if they fail now, I'm sure they will come back and pwn some ass later GL HF
2009-04-30 23:15
yeah it was. when eoL was playing :p
2009-05-01 21:18
NoA? catch gamer? mYm? norway was more then eol
2009-05-02 01:18
true, but i still liked eoLithic alot more :p
2009-05-02 10:34
elemeNt raised norway since 2002 till his retirement!
2009-05-02 12:20
<3 floreNz
2009-04-30 23:45
Do we have the new eoL. in front of us?..hmm lets see, nevertheless Good Luck!
2009-05-01 00:23
any1 knows Foreign gaming lineup ?
2009-05-01 00:25
Mega fail. Should have picked up xern, he's pro (sarcasm)
2009-05-01 01:39
Brazil fzZ
2009-05-01 01:50
ye. equalern, larzii, furan, azreqaern and i dno last man :)
2009-05-03 15:32
At the gathering in Norway the lineup was Florenz, pb , zEn, Tacky and sVIKEN. sVIKEN has taken a break and pb is out, so kalle has stepped in. Kalle is probably one of the top 3 norwegians players atm. Vertigo has also joined after leaving or getting kicked from excello, im not sure if he got kicked or left but anyway hes a very good player. I think this lineup will be very exciting to watch. IMO i would love to see sVIKEN here still as i havent seen his best and he didnt quite impress at the gathering, but he has said he has to take a break cus of school. I wish Alchemists Unleashed good luck and i have a good feeling they will show the cs community what they are capable of doing.
2009-05-01 01:53
shouldn't have any expectations(crazy word) to this lineup. the players are very good, but they don't have that much practice together. Maybe they can do something though:) they had some really nice slow taccs and i think after more practice this team can take norway closer to what it once was:)
2009-05-01 02:55
whats about Matrix.no? where are they?
2009-05-01 02:55
2009-05-01 12:29
fake team!
2009-05-24 19:38
GL Alchemists! :)
2009-05-01 08:53
never heard abouth anyone of this team...
2009-05-01 09:50
then you havent been paying much attention in the 1.6 scene. And btw, great that some new players get to show themselves. Tacky & Vertigo are probably the most experienced Norwegian players in this lineup. GL!
2009-05-01 16:07
is any of them chemist or something?
2009-05-01 09:54
Wasn't funny.
2009-05-01 13:32
2009-05-01 16:40
You can't say it was?
2009-05-01 18:39
Gl Achemist!
2009-05-01 10:29
Good Luck AU:)
2009-05-01 10:32
atleast we have somthing to cheer on now :D
2009-05-01 11:15
who? lmao
2009-05-01 11:53
ehe finland doesnt even have a cs - team to cheer there, so stfu :)
2009-05-01 16:10
yer, you'r right.. but a fact is even a top 5 team in finland would beat this team (ow there isn't even 5 teams in finland prolly then a mixteam of finns could beat 'em) and sorry im not cheering for finland or anything cos all the finnish teams use to be trully shitheads.
2009-05-01 23:39
well, lets see now if a top 5 team in finland could beat them.
2009-05-05 17:04
Gl aU :) but to be honest , they have got weaker since they changed their linup ( - sVIKEN and pb) imo
2009-05-01 12:40
I would say changing pb with vertigo made it weaker yes, but the opposit by changing sVIKEN with kalle.
2009-05-01 14:39
are you kidding? pb is one of the worst semi-elite players in sweden..
2009-05-04 13:08
nice lineup, good luck
2009-05-01 13:23
www.fragbite.com/?fileID=3420 floreNz
2009-05-01 13:33
gl flo:)
2009-05-01 15:08
i dont espect much but i wouldent be that surprise if they suddenly did something amazing in this event.
2009-05-01 16:21
they won't even win a single half. kinda sad how the norwegian scene has turned out lately 8{ but props for going for it!
2009-05-01 16:48
this lineup needs more REAL
2009-05-01 17:54
I read that evryone will have REAL, but teams in Norway need good taccs and teamplay. As singleplayer their are all good.
2009-05-03 16:26
2009-05-01 18:34
Expectations aren't too high on HLTV.org seeing not many have heard of them. As of now they are a pretty new team and I haven't gotten to see them play much but I wouldn't be surprised if they do impress at the event. But then again I don't think this team will last. and that everyone is talking about REAL, zip it. Most of you probably don't know other names either. REAL equals exaggerated.
2009-05-01 18:43
i see that you don't know what u r talking about!
2009-05-01 20:16
Is that so? Lecture me then
2009-05-01 21:16
im pretty sure pus knows what he is talking about. dont get fooled by the flag:P get out of this disscusion while you still can
2009-05-02 01:20
hhahaha +1,
2009-05-02 19:06
REAL equals exaggerated. fail!
2009-05-24 19:40
Good Luck and Have Fun
2009-05-01 20:08
ye wheres Matrix.no ? ;|
2009-05-01 21:25
Matrix is just a fake team pavo proclaimed to have created with noLa and prb. I can assure you, with the words of Mats "noLa" Nygren, that was just bull. Sorry to disappoint you!
2009-05-01 22:46
It should be Norwegians btw in the topic title.
2009-05-01 22:35
prb still playing?
2009-05-02 00:39
prb is studying at the moment. Not an active player.
2009-05-02 01:40
=/ , and Omen ? stingeR?
2009-05-02 10:23
Omen is inactive and stingeR plays Source for Team Coolermaster.
2009-05-02 13:20
really thx.
2009-05-03 09:40
Hehe Freshments.. Damn REAL lost.
2009-05-02 03:36
Why are they lost?? Is going out to play something you want to make big is insane?? They are willing to make it big, they might be having free time,some money and have such a great opportunity at the door to play against top teams and gain experience so they are off to their destination. What a way to start an international career.
2009-05-02 12:14
Lol, wtf are you talking about?
2009-05-02 22:09
Speaking my mind.
2009-05-03 03:35
I think Alchemists will get 5.-8. place. mTw, SK, fnatic, WeMadeFOX, WICKED and EG will be to strong.
2009-05-03 16:23
hmm well it dosent suprise me that swe players are joining up with players from diffrent countrys because the swe scen is messed up when it comes to semi pro like begrip and teams like that they are so full of it they think they are all that so i really understand that florenz are seaching his luck els where well any way goodluck aU hope you make it .... ps sorry vertigo if your still mad
2009-05-04 01:06
Well, aU is a very strong Norwegian team tho. Some guys here, say that aU will fail for sure, i'm not so sure, maybe the norwegian Counter Strike scene ain't so good anymore, but we have som good players and 5 of them are playing in aU. I'm sure of that aU will get top8.
2009-05-04 12:02
Guys should know that Norway has ALOT of good individuals that could easy get TOP clans in the world, but we got none good Tacc leaders and the best tacc leader we got is probly in XLO ( neverlast ) and that team never evolves but we have a lot of individuals that can outaim many, but without the Spirit inside for gaming we wont be best. but we got ALOT of up'n'Coming players from norway. soon NOrway will be big again. btw. Kalle is probly 1 of the new topstar players in the world if he continues, awsome aim
2009-05-04 12:50
2009-05-04 19:05
Aclhemists vs wemadefox : aU WINS !!! 16 - 3(inferno) !!! 1 - 16(trein) and 16 - 10 ( nuke )
2009-05-04 15:10
as i said ;)
2009-05-04 18:54
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