Swole Patrol's IEM Sydney slot transferred to eUnited

Swole Patrol's slot at IEM Sydney 2019 has been transferred to eUnited as a result of roster adjustments between the two teams, ESL has confirmed.

In early February, the former Swole Patrol roster successfully traversed the open and closed qualifiers for IEM Sydney 2019, securing participation at the LAN finals of the $250,000 event following a 3-0 grand final victory against eUnited.

Roster adjustments ensued, seeing the departure of Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado, Anthony "vanity" Malaspina and Victor "food" Wong to eUnited on February 10. Doubts remained about the ownership of the tournament slot, but ESL has now clarified that it will be eUnited attending the event.

MarKE and his squad will be seen in Sydney come April

Austin "Cooper-" Abadir's side will have a hectic tournament schedule in April as they are also due to attend the ESL Pro League Season 9 Americas and DreamHack Open Rio.

Below is an updated participants list for IEM Sydney 2019, kicking off April 30:

Europe FaZe
Sweden NiP
Europe mousesports
Germany BIG
Korea MVP PK
China ViCi
Europe GG.BET Invitational winner
Oceania AU/NZ national champion
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Victor 'food' Wong
Victor 'food' Wong
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
France FrighTyyy 
2019-03-25 14:03
2019-03-25 14:03
Europe Sttep 
2019-03-25 14:04
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
2019-03-25 14:04
Belarus NotKhase 
Not fair!
2019-03-25 14:04
So sad
2019-03-25 14:04
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
2019-03-25 14:04
Rip swag
2019-03-25 14:04
India C0|d 
I knew this was gonna happen... Trio fucked over swag... Motherfuck.
2019-03-25 14:04
kennyS | 
Germany midas1 
swag got robbed
2019-03-25 17:16
France MIK120 
2019-03-25 14:05
Estonia ropz_bestest 
2019-03-25 14:05
Second time they stole smth
2019-03-25 14:05
stinx | 
Czech Republic Alsak 
FU eunited
2019-03-25 14:05
2019-03-25 14:05
India MihirX27 
Swole Patrol: "Qualifies for IEM Sydney" eUnited to Swole Players: GET OVER HERE!!!!!
2019-03-25 14:08
India AAgOnFire 
2019-03-25 14:26
eUnited WINS
2019-03-25 16:44
sh1ro | 
Norway Viggo^^ 
They bought the players just to get the spot
2019-03-25 14:06
They baited swag lul
2019-03-25 14:06
Russia QibyVGZEN 
2019-03-25 14:06
Xyp9x | 
Sweden v1king 
lol.. they left the team.. Swole Patrol qualified for Sidney not eNoobs.. noob IEM braiN!
2019-03-25 14:06
eu wont even win a single match mark my words
2019-03-25 14:06
0-5 to furia in last 2 games against them LUL
2019-03-25 14:15
Furia best team BR No shame losing to them
2019-03-26 03:36
India MihirX27 
If IEM Sydney Follows Player Selected Seeding, then, eUnited will be one of the Lowest Seeded Teams. I expect a Speedy Elimination, cuz their First Match will definitely be against a Team like RNG or Higher.
2019-03-25 14:49
United States WilsonDS 
swag deserves that spot. Fuck you eUnited.
2019-03-25 14:06
Germany Sabba1 
1/5 players deserve the spot 3/5 players dont deserve the spot nice
2019-03-25 18:02
France LanaRhoades 
1/5 player carry them 3/5 players use swag to qualify nice
2019-03-25 18:08
Germany Sabba1 
hltv.org/stats/teams/players/7726/Swole%.. 2nd lowest rated player = carry nice
2019-03-25 18:55
You mean swag got carried.
2019-03-26 04:38
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
Retarded kids don’t see it this way, they think swag dropped 30 every map when he had the 2nd lowest rating of the whole qualifier
2019-03-25 18:51
Germany Sabba1 
2019-03-25 18:55
United Kingdom foxize 
But it isn't just about rating, it's about team chemistry as well, eUnited are not playing that well atm with the different chemistry.
2019-03-25 21:32
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
vanity food and marke are better than swag will ever be go cry
2019-03-25 21:53
Doesn't change the fact that swag absolutely did not carry during this qualifier. So saying he "deserves" the spot is kinda iffy given that three of his teammates "deserve" it more than him.
2019-03-26 04:40
United Kingdom foxize 
Are you just going off this kids bait link about just one game? Lol check again
2019-03-26 12:22
No matter how you look at it, it was a pretty dick move to sign the core of the team that qualified for a LAN to get that LAN spot. That's not to say they didn't deserve it, just that it was a dick move. Both swag and s0m qualified for the LAN too, but they don't get to play even though they didn't leave the team, the 3 members did.
2019-03-25 21:36
Brazil yalamix 
2019-03-26 01:32
2019-03-26 13:20
Finland Tusku 
2019-03-25 21:45
Germany naeqode 
2019-03-25 14:06
Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
eUnited going to be the most hated org in the scene.
2019-03-25 14:07
Poland DaVarrix 
>losing and draw conclusions >pick 3 players from the team who has beaten you and the slot belongs to you eUnited iQ
2019-03-25 14:08
Argentina TheRealLucas 
2019-03-25 14:21
Poor swag. I was rly Excited to see him in a big lan
2019-03-25 14:08
How to qualify to IEM Sydney: Lost to the qualifer winner in grand final––––––> bought winner's players–––––––––> easy qualification.
2019-03-25 14:09
Germany Sabba1 
How to qualify to IEM Sydney: win the qualifier without a org backing you (you make $0) then accept an offer of an org so you actually make money
2019-03-25 18:04
eUnited-omegalul swole patrol-yay
2019-03-25 14:09
If you cant beat em, buy them
2019-03-25 14:10
Poor Braxton
2019-03-25 14:10
swag | 
China PopkingJ 
2019-03-25 14:56
2019-03-25 14:10
brax dude :(
2019-03-25 14:13
Hey swag, at least you made some money with the skins, RIGHT? OMEGALUL
2019-03-25 14:15
Vietnam hotboylea 
Not deserved. S0m and swag have biggest impact on their qualifier and eSeperated just pick the low-skill trio to compete this event.
2019-03-25 14:16
hltv.org/stats/players?event=4356 s0m, yes swag, no MarkE and food did better than swag. Even vanity was only like 0.01 rating behind.
2019-03-26 04:45
2019-03-25 14:16
Germany VeryNaizGuy 
MarkE fucking with his teammate's career and dreams, how rare from him.
2019-03-25 14:16
Everyone forgets that because of this Swag and som got screwed. The two of them carried the team through the qualifier, but neither of them get to attend. MarkE, food, and vanity sucked at the qualifier and they're gonna do ever worse at the LAN.
2019-03-25 14:19
S0m wasn´t even in the team
2019-03-26 02:04
Yes he was. What are you on about? hltv.org/matches/2330771/swole-patrol-vs..
2019-03-26 02:30
he was just a stand in
2019-04-14 08:09
Even if so. He was on the team, and if they kept the spot I'm pretty sure he still would be on the team at Sydney. So my point stands he got screwed.
2019-04-14 08:36
hltv.org/stats/teams/players/7726/Swole%.. nice fake news. swag was the second lowest rated player of Swole during the qualifiers. Both MarkE and food did better than swag and even vanity was only trailing by a measly 0.01 rating difference. swag absolutely did not carry his team. s0m did, however.
2019-03-26 04:44
The last game that actually got them in, the most important game of the qualifier and the only one that really mattered MarkE. vanity, and food were shite meanwhile som and swag did all the work.
2019-03-26 06:26
United States GiantDays 
2019-03-25 14:19
Brazil bernog 
2019-03-25 14:20
Bangladesh thug_doctor 
Not surprised. NA scene is a Joke where someone betrays his own brother, so this is nothing. These bitches got no moral or no self-respect
2019-03-25 14:21
or they just dont want to be stuck with a player who can not attend majors
2019-03-25 14:34
Bangladesh thug_doctor 
"or they just dont want to be stuck with a player who can not attend majors'' But let's get carried by that player in the qualifiers and then dump him in the main event
2019-03-25 14:40
You are absolutely right, if they had problem with brax's past, they shouldn't have played with brax in the first place and rather get carried by brax and s0m.
2019-03-25 15:09
Poland rude_wredne 
But he didn't carry anybody. He's not a very good player (pro players standards). You seem to live with nostalgia ibp times but he wasn't that good even then.
2019-03-26 05:15
Argentina TheRealLucas 
eUnited or envy
2019-03-25 14:22
xeta | 
Netherlands Cebix 
8rd NA tier CS
2019-03-25 14:27
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
Seeing swag on big stage would have been more exciting to see than this scrub org. I'm not saying swag would have done well, but entertainment wise.
2019-03-25 14:28
cough on mibr as a stand in for fer at blast pro, was really entertaining to see him play again
2019-03-25 15:30
They literally bought this slot
2019-03-25 14:32
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flippee 
Get rekt swole patrol fanboys
2019-03-25 14:32
United States Trump2020KAG 
BS Food and MarKE will be let go after this event. F EU
2019-03-25 14:33
swag | 
Belgium xKillian 
2019-03-25 14:35
China LeBronGames 
who cares, worst team at the event anyway, won't do anything
2019-03-25 14:40
Sri Lanka kvezee 
Wasted spot
2019-03-25 14:43
eunited ist wasted af. Swole should still jeep the spot. IEM Sydney teamlist gets worse and worse
2019-03-25 14:47
Indonesia Exodd 
Reading this makes me want to bash my head into the wall
2019-03-25 14:59
eUnited "twofaced" toledo
2019-03-25 15:01
2019-03-25 16:45
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia 35mm 
eUnited came to most hated team ever hehe
2019-03-25 15:02
Sweden Lagge15 
What a surprise :)
2019-03-25 15:08
African Union mikecool 
Dis some anime shit. Swag needs to go Sasuke on them lel.
2019-03-25 15:19
people so dumb. blaming eunited because they wanted to upgrade the roster, buying players from swole patrol and singurality, just because the org its stronger or the players are non contracted to a real organization, or free agents. the spot its legit, stop blaming eunited kids.
2019-03-25 15:31
totally agree
2019-03-25 16:43
The spot isn’t legit. They got smashed and now get gifted it. They should of let SP fill the gaps instead of awarding a spot that was not earned.
2019-03-25 16:45
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
How is it not legit? The core of Eunited qualified you fucking retard. 10iq brain give the spot to 1 person +4 who didn’t qualify instead of the 3 who did
2019-03-25 18:48
Sweden Bangs 
> Swole Patrol gets carried by swag and s0m against eUnited, last game in the qualifiers > eUnited buys out the core that got carried > Spot goes to eUnited becuase they bought out the core that was carried against them > legit spot Flair checks out
2019-03-25 19:53
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
hltv.org/stats/teams/players/7726/Swole%.. second lowest rating at the qualifier xD go cry retard
2019-03-25 19:56
Sweden Bangs 
> against eUnited, last game of the qualifiers Of course, only a retard that cant read would be a fan of vanity
2019-03-25 20:13
Imagine thinking unproven players like vanity and food are better than brax, even though they've never played on the main stage. Just because their ratings in qual against t2 and t3 teams are high, doesn't mean they'll be competent against t1 teams. Everyone knows brax can live up to the hype, but no one thinks anyone on eu can. eu will shit the bed in groups and then makes major roster changes.
2019-03-26 05:21
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
food is 100% better your dumb, vanitys better too, you seen this guys deagle? best in NA, he has the brain, the skill and the looks
2019-03-26 05:52
"your dumb" you're* dumb, point proven.
2019-03-26 08:30
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
I'm really impressed with the way you know English
2019-03-26 08:36
I'm really disappointed that you can't grasp the fact that these NA players are complete trash. Thought you EU guys knew CS.
2019-03-26 08:42
#236 pretty much sums it up. If u can’t see that it’s not legit ur blind. If anything the spot should be played for. Buying a team out shouldn’t guarantee you a spot you didn’t qualify for. It’s the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard. I sure hope eunited had to pay SP something for the spot
2019-03-26 16:55
The spot is legit according to ESL rules, but that doesn't change the fact that it was an extremely dick move to leave swag and s0m out in the dust, even though they qualified together.
2019-03-25 21:40
Kirby | 
Luxembourg TriZiuS 
free iBP
2019-03-25 15:37
eUnited = bitch.org
2019-03-25 15:42
Pathetic. 13th-16th place incoming.
2019-03-25 15:46
Argentina M4estre 
Why not furia?
2019-03-25 15:50
Brazil hugoooo 
*facepalm* Did you read at least?
2019-03-25 16:13
Sweden Bakkmann 
2019-03-25 16:22
Denmark d1ckweed 
eUnited garbage but at least they're an organization backed roster unlike Swole Patrol.
2019-03-25 16:14
Fuck eUnited shit team
2019-03-25 16:15
Poor Brax
2019-03-25 16:25
Was keen to see swag
2019-03-25 16:29
lol what a snake org, hope they lost all matches and maps and get out fast
2019-03-25 16:41
Have a feeling that NIP, Fnatic or FaZe will pwn this event :)
2019-03-25 16:43
eunited ? more like stealunited
2019-03-25 17:21
Hungary subzera 
Boooo Shit team and scummy org
2019-03-25 17:37
2019-03-25 18:10
Korea alphes 
2019-03-25 18:11
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
Cry is free swag fans, vanity best IGL in Na gonna rekt noobs on lan
2019-03-25 18:45
Canada _CTRL_ 
LMAO look a vanity fan didn't even think they existed LMAO
2019-03-25 18:54
vanity | 
United Kingdom camzh 
Vanity’s better looking than everyone on swole that’s why they gave eU the spot I think
2019-03-25 18:58
Brazil VinidoHS 
dirty team Guys, I just think that?
2019-03-25 18:53
Canada _CTRL_ 
This sucks.... was really excited for the lineup of swole that actually qualified to play and I was excited to see if the new lineup could manage to win a few games :/ also just wanted to see swag and the boys on lan
2019-03-25 18:56
Brazil kaiknux 
to kangaroos and kiwis... isn't it weird to have an 'AU/NZ' national champion spot when it comes to two nations?
2019-03-25 18:59
Italy CESPU 
this is so bad im so sad for brax
2019-03-25 19:02
China Yao_Ming 
garbage ORG garbage players
2019-03-25 19:07
Yugoslavia Esketite 
If u cant beat them buy them
2019-03-25 19:23
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Fuck eunited
2019-03-25 19:36
2019-03-26 00:19
Sweden Bangs 
eUnited and fucking over Swole Patrol Name a more iconic duo
2019-03-25 19:43
Bitch ass move from eU
2019-03-25 20:11
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
snakeUnited LUL
2019-03-25 20:41
Europe Cr3eP_70 
I think it's fair at this point to mention that, in fact, eunited have run with 2 different teams... This is just wrong....
2019-03-25 23:18
2019-03-26 00:04
Please destroy them
2019-03-26 01:09
Spain Dicraftio 
Holy shiet this is a new level of stealing #SnakEunited
2019-03-26 02:29
well played
2019-03-26 03:29
United States oflo 
FUCK EUNITED!!!! 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
2019-03-26 05:17
Vietnam DiamondTohka 
hope they fucking go out 0-3 in groups, what a bunch of cunts.
2019-03-26 06:35
Cant wait to watch other teams rape EUnited all day long
2019-03-26 07:44
fucking snakes
2019-03-26 08:01
Spain 7VultuR 
2019-03-26 08:14
Japan Jotaro 
2019-03-26 08:37
BnTeT | 
Philippines libon23 
Rip swag :(
2019-03-26 08:50
Germany Fuyuwa 
Fuck you eUnited
2019-03-26 10:42
eUnited is so shite, jesus.
2019-03-26 13:19
Sweden hen11111 
2019-03-27 13:31
Sweden hen11111 
2019-03-27 13:34
Sweden hen11111 
2019-03-27 13:36
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