Ancient call it quits

Ancient players have decided to split up and go their own ways following the team's disbanding.

One day after Fredrik "⁠freddieb⁠" Buö announced he would leave Ancient and look for new ventures, like playing the ECS Pinnacle Cup with Chaos, the Swedes have now announced the project's end as André "⁠BARBARR⁠" Möller stated that the players have agreed to part ways.

Ancient were unable to make it work in the long run

The Ancient project started to crumble after Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora signed by NiP, as their motivation dipped following the young player's departure. Denis "⁠grux⁠" Gutaj was brought on to take over, but was unable to suit the team's needs. Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh had then been added to the roster to fill the gap in the lineup, but with freddieb announcing his departure from the team yesterday, the project has come to an end.

Ancient managed to make the final of DreamHack Open Summer with Plopski still on the roster, with whom they also qualified for the StarLadder Major Europe Minor, although they were unable to go through as they ended in 7-8th place with grux in tow.

Part of BARBARR's satetment, which can be read in full here, states:

In the end, disco doplan, freddieb and draken have been playing together for a (CSGO-speaking) very, very long time. And they did great things, as a core. But when thinking of it, the time had come for them to try different paths. Sometimes you just need a change in life.

Thank you to Nico, Freddie, Affe, Wille, Doplan, Denis and Moffe for this time, you're amazing. I'll see you out there!

William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin's statement reads:

Today I decided to not continue with my friends from Ancient. We had a good run and I did believe in this project but when Plopski left for NiP something went missing.

This past year has schooled me in a lot of ways and I'm confident that I have never been better before (skillwise). I'm looking for a team anywhere, to be honest, Europe, North America, China... Hell, I will even learn fucking Danish if it helps me to get back to the top.

Ancient had the following roster at the time of dissolution:

Sweden William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin
Sweden Joakim "⁠disco doplan⁠" Gidetun
Sweden Fredrik "⁠freddieb⁠" Buö
Sweden Alfred "⁠RuStY⁠" Karlsson
Sweden Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh (trial)

Sweden André "⁠BARBARR⁠" Möller (coach)

Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden André 'BARBARR' Möller
André 'BARBARR' Möller
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
876
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
woah
2019-08-25 14:54
Draken OMEGALUL
2019-08-25 14:55
+1
2019-08-25 14:55
#30
 | 
New Zealand rOtten_97
+2
2019-08-25 14:56
rip :(
2019-08-25 14:58
#53
 | 
New Zealand rOtten_97
I wanted them to qualify for the major men :(
2019-08-25 15:01
#89
 | 
Poland Unluko
Banger
2019-08-25 15:17
#102
ELMO | 
Sweden herb
why :(, they had some good results the past months:/
2019-08-25 15:22
rip epsilon 2.0
2019-08-25 16:35
when plopski left it was meant to be......although they looked better with plopski and nip fked up 2 teams at a time points for that to the great NIP management.
2019-08-26 14:11
#40
 | 
Reunion Esquinox
Rip pronax
2019-08-25 14:59
+3
2019-08-25 14:59
#72
 | 
Reunion Esquinox
+4
2019-08-25 15:08
RIP draken 2017-19 :(
2019-08-25 15:37
Lmao draken joina a team.... aaand it goes to shit. not really news anymore is it
2019-08-25 17:08
Him and maikelele both join teams and then get benched or the team disbands, lmao
2019-08-25 17:32
#2
 | 
Denmark Ritsuryo
OKAY
2019-08-25 14:54
"Hell, I will even learn fucking Danish if it helps me to get back to the top" draken to Heroic confirmed
2019-08-26 23:25
3rd
2019-08-25 14:54
unluko
2019-08-25 14:54
#5
 | 
Australia |bruh|
bruh
2019-08-25 14:54
lol oof
2019-08-25 14:54
wat men
2019-08-25 14:54
wat
2019-08-25 14:54
#9
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX
lul
2019-08-25 14:54
rip
2019-08-25 14:54
#11
 | 
Liechtenstein preimz
rip 2nd best swedish team
2019-08-25 14:54
expected
2019-08-25 14:55
swedish scene
2019-08-25 14:55
Still 10x better then uk's scene, oh wait you dont have one xDDD
2019-08-25 16:06
#160
 | 
African Union eggshells
10x0=0 sweden in 2019 lul
2019-08-25 16:32
Whats are you saying? Cant hear you from the 3rd world
2019-08-25 16:55
#168
 | 
African Union eggshells
implying swedistan isn´t third world
2019-08-25 17:01
+1
2019-08-25 17:02
Not yet.. While your shit country always been 3rd world.
2019-08-25 17:09
#176
 | 
African Union eggshells
0/8
2019-08-25 17:14
usnews.com/news/best-countries/quality-o.. You barely have a country (if your from palestine)
2019-08-25 17:19
#182
 | 
African Union eggshells
i could say the same to you considering, muslims basically own swedistan, soon enough your king will come out as a muslim, just wait
2019-08-25 17:25
Sweden have 8% muslims but okay, they dont own shit just like you dont even own a country cuz jews occupied it. Go fight for Hizbollah and get rekt by israeli soldiers and cry.
2019-08-25 19:54
#199
 | 
African Union eggshells
Sweden is the beta cuck of europe, in just a few years you will let more muslims inside lol, good luck living while being raped by jews and other muslims
2019-08-25 20:04
#200
 | 
African Union eggshells
Palestine>Sweden cry
2019-08-25 20:05
Ok what ever makes you sleep at night, in your shelter in the slums of Israel.
2019-08-25 20:15
#212
 | 
Norway Triplex02
0/8
2019-08-26 01:54
Savage
2019-08-26 08:42
thats what happens when you replace grux with a fucking old man
2019-08-25 14:55
unluko
2019-08-25 14:55
#16
 | 
Finland (RANE)
noobs in disguises
2019-08-25 14:55
rip
2019-08-25 14:55
gl disco
2019-08-25 14:55
rip
2019-08-25 14:55
#21
 | 
Czech Republic QuertyX
draken back to fnatic with flusha confirmed
2019-08-25 14:55
0/8
2019-08-25 15:09
Plz
2019-08-25 15:40
#219
 | 
Russia Sur10n
Hope so
2019-08-28 07:20
rip :(
2019-08-25 14:55
Weird flex but okay
2019-08-25 14:55
awesome, hope never see them again <3
2019-08-25 14:55
#26
 | 
Germany ConAction
poor Moddii xd
2019-08-25 14:55
Sad
2019-08-25 14:56
#28
 | 
Europe LoookATme
Cool but who cares?
2019-08-25 14:56
I do
2019-08-25 15:40
MODDII were trial by ancient and after a few days they disband lmao rip
2019-08-25 14:56
this. funny af. and unlucky for some.
2019-08-25 16:17
#32
 | 
United Kingdom VOSSKi
F
2019-08-25 14:58
#33
 | 
Germany s@cul33
Draken back to tier 1 team pls!
2019-08-25 14:58
+1
2019-08-25 15:19
never!
2019-08-25 15:35
Lol rip
2019-08-25 14:58
MODDII 0 matches played
2019-08-25 14:58
#45
 | 
Myanmar xdcc
better than 100Thieves atleast no money wasted
2019-08-25 15:00
Xd Draken ruining another team
2019-08-25 15:00
#38
 | 
Europe Skraj
"OK fnatic and NiP need new players, and considering we suck and can't achieve anything it's best for us to part ways and hope that they pick one of us."
2019-08-25 14:58
literally this xD
2019-08-25 15:08
finally
2019-08-25 14:59
#43
 | 
China serdim
poor draken
2019-08-25 14:59
#123
 | 
Germany s@cul33
+1
2019-08-25 15:37
XDD
2019-08-25 14:59
Nooooooooooooooooooo... ok
2019-08-25 15:00
#47
 | 
Switzerland x676
LUL
2019-08-25 15:00
Fnatic now has literally a handful of Swedish players available. They need to make a move.
2019-08-25 15:00
#75
 | 
Nepal askyee
they are all shit, if fnatic will take someone from ancient they are brainless
2019-08-25 15:09
This!
2019-08-25 21:23
xD, maybe they’ll be tier 4 next time
2019-08-25 15:00
xaxaxaxaxaxa it didn't really last long
2019-08-25 15:00
didn't they just bring in moddii lul
2019-08-25 15:00
its weird af.. it seems as soon as freddieb leaves they fall apart. this is the second time. was really looking forward to moddii playing with them, now im pissed.
2019-08-25 15:44
fnatic +draken +flusha
2019-08-25 15:00
fnatic dont like draken
2019-08-25 15:03
#183
 | 
Romania cyber8
How do u know that?
2019-08-25 17:30
They kicked him? 😂
2019-08-25 21:23
#207
 | 
Romania cyber8
He was playing bad at the time,doesnt mean they hate him and don't wanna give him a second chance
2019-08-25 21:33
They had a good dream, did good at their first lan and placed second, if plopski never went to NiP, ancient would still be here today.....
2019-08-25 15:01
#100
 | 
Germany NitczkaCS
+1
2019-08-25 15:21
#55
Thomas | 
Malaysia 1st
WHO CARS
2019-08-25 15:01
bye
2019-08-25 15:01
#57
 | 
Romania cyber8
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-08-25 15:01
Fnatic/Nip’s struggling rosters: it’s free real estate
2019-08-25 15:01
it already was, ancient is not an org, why does people not know that?
2019-08-25 15:42
#59
 | 
United States GiantDays
Ancient Johnson, CEO of Ancient, you fuckin liar.
2019-08-25 15:02
This is why you don’t bring MODDII into a team.
2019-08-25 15:03
stop being pathetic...the team has no org so player pickups are decided by the players themselves and they wanted to pick up moddii, he played 0 games with them and you blame him? Are you seriously that retarded or are you just trying to seem that retarded?
2019-08-25 15:36
Looks like I hit a nerve. Not my fault MODDII is trash, is it Fridhy.
2019-08-25 15:40
Moddii might be bad but he has nothing to do with them parting ways, are u dumb or just baiting?
2019-08-25 16:10
Hardly dumb sweetheart, shouldn’t be picking MODDII up, deserve to fold for it.
2019-08-25 16:40
Yeah for real man, it took only a couple of days for him to destroy the team!
2019-08-25 15:42
no pronax,no Ancient
2019-08-25 15:04
Lol
2019-08-25 15:05
Thank you to Nico, Freddie, AFFE, Wille, Doplan, Denis and Moffe for this time, you're amazing. I'll see you out there!
2019-08-25 15:05
didnt know rusty was brazilian
2019-08-25 15:37
Draken will never again play in tier 1 mark my words
2019-08-25 15:07
F
2019-08-25 15:10
#77
 | 
Hungary Shiron212
FeelsBadMan
2019-08-25 15:12
omg moddii lol
2019-08-25 15:13
MODDII put on some pounds from his 1.6 days
2019-08-25 15:13
F
2019-08-25 15:13
F
2019-08-25 15:13
Rip draken 21904382190 times.
2019-08-25 15:14
#84
 | 
Brazil RottyC
2019-08-25 15:16
#85
 | 
World Beard43
Nice try men, better luck next time aye
2019-08-25 15:16
draken its time to retire brothermen
2019-08-25 15:17
He's 23 yo why would he retire?
2019-08-25 16:11
everything he does goes to shit. i like him and his attitude but its a sad fact hes been unlucky or something
2019-08-25 18:37
wise decision, dont keep sucking, sometimes you have to stop
2019-08-25 15:17
#88
 | 
Finland dokudanny
ok?
2019-08-25 15:17
POGGERS!!! Freddieb -> Fnatic BARBARR -> Fnatic as coach
2019-08-25 15:18
nice trial for MODDII XDDDDD
2019-08-25 15:18
#92
 | 
Spain Primat3
Say hello to the new x6tence galaxy
2019-08-25 15:18
expected
2019-08-25 15:19
Nip draken
2019-08-25 15:19
I hope so
2019-08-25 15:34
rip
2019-08-25 15:20
#97
 | 
Poland ethereal0
so red reserve disbanded because freddie left and now Ancient disbands because freddie left again XD
2019-08-25 15:20
#98
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio
sweden yes
2019-08-25 15:21
pathetic team from start to end
2019-08-25 15:21
not really, solid top 30 team imo
2019-08-25 15:25
yeah, but they were never in a state in that i would call to be their goal
2019-08-25 15:26
sure, but wouldnt call them a pathetic team lmao
2019-08-25 15:29
lol what?
2019-08-25 15:21
#104
cype | 
Europe dip6o
Rip moddii
2019-08-25 15:23
draken:(
2019-08-25 15:24
I hope BARBARR will start playing again. Amazing player
2019-08-25 15:24
He is retired as a player, dont think he will ever come back.
2019-08-25 16:15
#107
 | 
United Kingdom Leftie
kinda a shame they'd not done too bad lately
2019-08-25 15:24
expected from any team with Draken
2019-08-25 15:27
Fnatic draken confirmed?
2019-08-25 15:32
FUCK YOU NIP FOR RUINING THIS TEAM
2019-08-25 15:32
wow… that was just wow… great argument...wow...
2019-08-25 15:34
yeah great argument cuz its the truth bro
2019-08-25 15:35
yes nip signing a free agent player is absurd and they should be shot for it. If you have a good player playing on a non org team you ARE prepared for him to get picked up and they were. stop being an idiot.
2019-08-25 15:38
not free agent tbh. nip basically poached plopski when ancient needed him the most. I think freddieb and barbarr are a great addition to nip if they so choose but now everything is uncertain about nip
2019-08-25 15:44
ancient is not an org. the players do not have contract. he was an free agent. the end.
2019-08-25 15:48
#170
 | 
Ivory Coast tyndlort
Nip bought him out from x6tence ...the end
2019-08-25 17:03
what the hell is going on?! And how is freddieb thinking that chaos is a better option..
2019-08-25 15:33
Yeah something really must be wrong in the core of ancient if he decides to leave for chaos
2019-08-25 15:44
just pointing something out, draken joins-freddieb leaves-team falls apart. 2 times. Can be nothing.. or maybe its something. im not saying either..
2019-08-25 15:45
Of course its impossible to know as an outsider but would be surprising if there wast any problem chemistry/mentality wise
2019-08-25 15:54
We DO know drakens mentality tho lol
2019-08-25 16:35
#181
 | 
Romania cyber8
Draken,doplan and freddieb have been friends for years if something happened in Ancient i doubt its the fault of one of these 3.
2019-08-25 17:22
#202
 | 
Ivory Coast tyndlort
most certainly nothing.....they were in the same team for a while and working fine. Plopski leaves, grux in....grux out moddy in....freddiB out (rusty?) , baaten and plessen in?...disband, the end
2019-08-25 21:11
MODDII hasnt even play with Ancient lel
2019-08-25 15:36
#125
 | 
Montenegro LakaZakon
Draken left GamerLegion to play one event for NiP. Press F for Draken
2019-08-25 15:39
#171
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
He was promised quite many events by NiP but Dennis returned quite sooner than expected and they just started playing with Dennis again. Not really Draken's fault, NiP were unprofessional
2019-08-25 17:03
8/8 title
2019-08-25 15:42
#136
 | 
United States jmarcelo
rip, so sad
2019-08-25 15:45
rip fake godsent (._.')
2019-08-25 15:46
#139
 | 
Europe nefly
draken 100T
2019-08-25 15:47
#140
 | 
Sweden Trkmag
draken king, NiP should pick him up asap
2019-08-25 15:47
#143
 | 
France FrighTyyy
+1, but he is too good for them
2019-08-25 15:52
#189
 | 
Sweden Trkmag
Yeah atm
2019-08-25 17:53
#180
 | 
Romania cyber8
Why not fnatic?Your wasting his time putting him in a dead washed up team.I would like to see draken and REZ back together as well but just not in nip.
2019-08-25 17:21
#190
 | 
Sweden Trkmag
I would understand if he wouldn’t want NiP after they backstabbed him twice. I just loved the old f0rest-GTR-REZ-draken core, would love to see something similar with a real IGL like golden or something in the last slot.
2019-08-25 17:54
#191
 | 
Romania cyber8
Well GTR wont stay in nip we all know that and nip have some internal problems rn so the best for draken would be either fnatic with flusha or an international team.
2019-08-25 18:06
#204
 | 
Ivory Coast tyndlort
dont think they backsabbed him...more dennis. He came way earlier than he shoud and it was his place...nothing to argue in my opinion...not cool but it is what it is. At least he keept his salary for long time. I would like to see him playing in the same team as Plopski and Rez tho...it could be sick team and they are all young with a nice future. I think the quemistry between those 3 would be good too
2019-08-25 21:17
#141
 | 
France FrighTyyy
MODDII played a lot of games
2019-08-25 15:48
"Part of BARBARR's satetment," satetment, small error LucasAM :-)
2019-08-25 16:00
#146
 | 
Denmark twinseN
draken = fanatic
2019-08-25 16:01
wtf like week ago they pick up moddii and they didnt even play 1 game with him wtf xdxdxdxd
2019-08-25 16:09
> I'm looking for a team anywhere, to be honest, Europe, North America, China... Hell, I will even learn fucking Danish The guy must be desperate af.
2019-08-25 16:09
+1
2019-08-25 16:11
Gotta pay the bills xD
2019-08-25 16:14
A player in his peak wants to play. Of course he is desperate to show that.
2019-08-25 17:15
His peak isn't too high, lol.
2019-08-25 17:49
If you say so, lol.
2019-08-26 00:24
Anyone with 3 digit IQ would say the same, lol.
2019-08-26 05:17
expected
2019-08-25 16:15
#157
 | 
Sweden Zlatanist
GTR, Xizt, Friberg, f0rest, Draken
2019-08-25 16:17
#159
 | 
Albania HLTV_God
what top is draken talking about? The nip days?
2019-08-25 16:18
sad for BARBARR, I hope he'll find a new project soon
2019-08-25 16:34
lol rip MODDII, joined on trial like 5 sec ago & now they disband.
2019-08-25 16:35
RIP fat Sylvester Stallone.
2019-08-25 16:46
#172
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
Fnatic can pick him in place for Twist, or maybe NiP who don't have a dedicated awper. Draken still has a bright future but teams need to give him consistent runs . Poor guy gets shitted everytime
2019-08-25 17:04
+1
2019-08-25 17:35
Start practicing danish, draken! Take the sniper spot that es3tag has in heroic atm.
2019-08-25 17:13
rip
2019-08-25 17:31
didn't MODII just joined like two days ago xD wtf lol
2019-08-25 18:13
RIP MODII - no more team for him after leaving Heroic.
2019-08-25 19:05
#195
 | 
Malaysia Suno[t]
name a more iconic duo draken and??
2019-08-25 19:13
toxicity
2019-08-25 19:25
#203
 | 
Myanmar xdcc
CIS
2019-08-25 21:12
#197
 | 
Sweden Lingon
:( i liked to watch them
2019-08-25 19:26
#208
 | 
Lithuania Ovis17
they are willing to be invited to fnatic haha
2019-08-25 22:42
who?
2019-08-25 22:43
RIP everybody. Draken toxic Moddi bot, RIP Sad fo Babar great coach
2019-08-26 06:54
#218
 | 
Canada dennek
Danish? Draken to optic confirmed
2019-08-27 09:48
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.