Copenhagen Flames replace Sharks at QI Banja Luka

Copenhagen Flames have been invited to play at QI Banja Luka after Sharks dropped out of the tournament, the organizers have confirmed to HLTV.org.

The Brazilian team's withdrawal comes as yet another blow to the Bosnian event, whose prize pool was cut down from $150,000 to $35,000 and the number of participants halved from eight to four after multiple teams suddenly opted out of the tournament.

Although no official reason was given by either the organizers or Sharks, the decision fuels recent rumors of MIBR targetting Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer as a replacement for Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles.

Copenhagen Flames will play their last LAN of the year at QI Banja Luka

Copenhagen Flames will travel to Banja Luka next week instead with hopes of improving on their previous LAN showing at WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2 Finals, where the Danes were eliminated in last place at the hands of Gambit Youngsters and Heretics.

The updated team list of the tournament running from December 14-15 looks as follows:

Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
849
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
unlucky
2019-12-07 12:52
F5
2019-12-07 12:53
Noob
2019-12-07 12:54
Why?
2019-12-07 13:31
meyern will not do good in mibr
2019-12-07 12:54
The young gun is the new trend. Magisk. Brollan. Mibr seems to be trying everything nowadays. Taco. Felps. Kick cold. Kng. Lucas...
2019-12-07 13:12
Cold asked to left
2019-12-07 13:45
#31
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Singapore Wadufuk
Cold asked to leave after the major, but mibr decided to bench him before the major
2019-12-07 14:01
because he had already communicated that he wanted to leave, but offered to play in the major b/c of the roster lock(which they chose not to do).They obviously didn't kick him. Not using him in the major worked out pretty shitty for them btw...
2019-12-07 15:31
#48
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Singapore Wadufuk
Didnt say that they kick cold, i just said they bench him :)
2019-12-07 18:47
fair enough ;)
2019-12-08 01:59
#12
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United Kingdom JiJieHao!
F
2019-12-07 12:59
#3
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Russia cumdump
lame
2019-12-07 12:53
#6
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Europe dactylex
-meyern
2019-12-07 12:54
ez for ARCY ez for god NEO and god TaZ
2019-12-07 12:56
200 QI
2019-12-07 12:54
Sharks are scared to play
2019-12-07 12:54
#10
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Spain Minixx77
Sharks disband incoming
2019-12-07 12:55
Don't think so. They play the Qualys in January. But i don't know if Meyern continue on the team
2019-12-07 13:16
-meyern lmfao
2019-12-07 12:55
#13
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Rip, but nice for CPH flames
2019-12-07 13:01
#14
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Poland Julka
Level of this event dropped so hard lmfao
2019-12-07 13:02
Extremly strong event
2019-12-07 13:03
I actually feels bad for the TO
2019-12-07 13:10
+1
2019-12-07 13:22
#41
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World Beard43
+1
2019-12-07 15:36
#18
Dosia | 
Nigeria rzksz
Who ?
2019-12-07 13:15
Who cars? Tier 154 event
2019-12-07 13:24
#22
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Finland SNAKENCE
T1000 event
2019-12-07 13:25
Ez4Arcy
2019-12-07 13:26
Who cares this event?
2019-12-07 13:27
This tournament gets worse every day I think that when it starts there will be only tier infinite teams and the prize pool will be 1k
2019-12-07 13:43
Prize will be 1 cevapi per player lel
2019-12-08 15:51
#29
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Portugal Agricultor
FUDEU
2019-12-07 13:49
Ez 4 NEO the GOAT
2019-12-07 14:00
This tournament is having a rough time.
2019-12-07 14:06
Luka Doncic?? He will be MVP this year.
2019-12-07 14:34
+1 expected from name tho xD Mini Dirk
2019-12-07 17:57
Banja Unluka Surely now its an easier time for Taz and gang right
2019-12-07 14:35
Just cancel it
2019-12-07 14:39
#37
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Germany L1lK1M
Wow those 4 teams utter trash
2019-12-07 14:52
Sharks will find a hard time looking for a replacement for sure
2019-12-07 15:03
#42
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Argentina Cushiion
+felps ?
2019-12-07 15:43
Not bad player, but definitely not consistent as meyern.
2019-12-08 00:29
#39
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Poland Kobel_
And Arcy probably playing with a stand-in Damn it, it was such a promising tournament and dropped down so rapidly
2019-12-07 15:12
ARCY should win this easily
2019-12-07 16:05
without dycha they wont win even 1 game
2019-12-07 17:29
f
2019-12-07 16:09
#47
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Hungary subzera
I feel really bad for the TOs
2019-12-07 18:37
#49
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Norway SlimeThug
What a nightmare for the TO's
2019-12-07 19:00
Feel terrible for the organizers. Just have to keep their heads up.
2019-12-07 19:03
#51
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Finland Smoonah
or as the red coats would say, SHOX
2019-12-07 19:22
Tier 99999999 event lol
2019-12-07 19:46
Ok
2019-12-07 22:16
and another one fucking team with nice behavior to the tournament organizers
2019-12-08 00:59
Not every team opted out. August simply couldnt come cuz they didnt get their visa approved. Its almost 2020 its time to give esports athletes the same treatment as other sportsmen get. Its just unacceptable that teams from certain regions get fucked over and over just because the ambassies are run by a bunch of dickwads
2019-12-08 15:49
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