Copenhagen Flames part ways with female roster

Copenhagen Flames no longer houses a female CS:GO roster, the organisation has announced.

The decision to part ways was explained to be due to the high costs associated with running two professional CS:GO rosters simultaneously. Following the departure of the team, the Danish organisation expressed wishes to "invest in and strengthen" its academy and "build a full Danish female squad of young players" in coming years.

The original Copenhagen Flames fe squad was signed in June 2019, and over the course of their sixth-month tenure, the core successfully qualified for the LAN finals of GIRLGAMER Esports Festival 2019 and WESG 2019 despite persistent issues with roster stability.

Copenhagen Flames no longer house a female roster

Three former representatives of the squad in Ksenia "vilga" Kluenkova, Kelly "KllyVe" Verhaegen and coach Nikolay "pNshr" Paunin will be playing under the Assassins tag for the foreseeable future, debuting at the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival 2019, meanwhile Michaela "mimi" Lintrup recently re-joined her former teammates in WRTP. Vicky "vic" Dose has not yet made an official statement regarding her future.

The former core will now play under the Assassins tag, consisting of:

Russia Ksenia "vilga" Kluenkova
Belgium Kelly "KllyVe" Verhaegen
Romania Ana "ANa" Dumbravă
United States Klaudia "klaudia" Beczkiewicz
Russia Alexandra "twenty3" Timonina

Bulgaria Nikolay "pNshr" Paunin (coach)

United States Klaudia 'klaudia' Beczkiewicz
Klaudia 'klaudia' Beczkiewicz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Michaela 'mimi' Lintrup
Michaela 'mimi' Lintrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
147
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Russia Ksenia 'vilga' Kluenkova
Ksenia 'vilga' Kluenkova
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Romania Ana 'ANa' Dumbravă
Ana 'ANa' Dumbravă
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Alexandra 'twenty3' Timonina
Alexandra 'twenty3' Timonina
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Belgium Kelly 'KllyVe' Verhaegen
Kelly 'KllyVe' Verhaegen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
123
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Denmark Vicky 'vic' Dose
Vicky 'vic' Dose
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
sad!
2020-01-04 13:09
very sad!
2020-01-04 13:12
ex-Besiktas incoming
2020-01-04 15:27
#92
dupreeh | 
Denmark AdF 
Ex-Besiktas is not all Danish so no.
2020-01-04 16:05
Neither was this roster????
2020-01-04 16:08
Don’t tell him
2020-01-04 16:19
#96
f0rest | 
France Kiirua2 
Tell you to read is enough
2020-01-04 16:28
#98
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France LeDiplomate 
"We're hoping to build an all-Danish roster of young talents"
2020-01-04 16:35
#110
dupreeh | 
Denmark AdF 
You dont read the news you just comment on them, how Nice :)
2020-01-04 20:04
#4
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Oh no, my favorite team!
2020-01-04 13:10
F
2020-01-04 13:11
#12
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Czech Republic Limacool 
I think that isolation of female cs causes the big skill gap between female and male teams. If female teams are playing only against female teams I think there is not enough space for the team to get better. Anyway, good luck in the future.
2020-01-04 13:15
it's not like they aren't allowed to participate in qualifiers for events youknow?
2020-01-04 13:16
#28
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Well, I know and it's sad that only rarely I see female teams play them or get to advanced stages.
2020-01-04 13:26
they play against male teams all the time. there aren't even that many female teams. your whole "skill gap because they don't play against male teams" argument makes no sense.
2020-01-04 15:34
they cant get to advanced stages because they cant win against a random faceit team not because they're female
2020-01-04 15:57
#104
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Europe Vallon3 
Technically, they can't win against a random faceit team BECAUSE they're female.
2020-01-04 18:07
#108
AZR | 
Brazil edR_ 
Dudes are freaking simps, it's just the truth, male CS has the upper hand period. It's nothing about hate
2020-01-04 19:39
#34
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom snekky 
If you look at their hltv pages some do play in open qualifiers and don't get very far. If you were in their situation you'd just collect the paycheck and compete in Fe only tournaments as well.
2020-01-04 13:36
#36
ropz | 
France Mine_CSGO 
it is true, but the issue is that there are way less female players playing, so there are less chance to see a female becoming as good as the male pro "standard". And most of videos games communities are hostile to female players, so it isn't attractive for female to play it.
2020-01-04 13:39
#66
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Czech Republic Limacool 
+1
2020-01-04 15:09
So what is your deal? Remove male players?
2020-01-04 15:34
#91
ropz | 
France Mine_CSGO 
first stop being a douche bag to girl in video game would be a good start
2020-01-04 15:58
#119
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Hungary Shaperz 
so you're saying girls are only performing poor because they are opressed here we go again...
2020-01-05 15:34
No, I said girl are not performing in video games because the one already here have absolutly no chill with them and it's humanly understandable that if people don't want you in you may not be interested to go in.
2020-01-05 16:09
#123
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Hungary Shaperz 
I'm sorry but that's bullshit Females are just not as much into video games as males are in general, not because they are getting cyber bullied or anything.. I'm sure they do get bullied sometimes for being a girl but oh well, men get bullied as well for other things, that's just how internet works, you can be the tough guy behind your computer. Women are not like "oh shit I would love to play some csgo but man am I gonna get bullied for being a girl".. they are just interested in other things mainly
2020-01-05 18:45
yes I do agree with your explanation, but on the other hand girl won't be more interested in video games if it seems hostile. It's like going for classical dance for male, there are not that much male, but has it doesn't feel attractive because of some bias the trend can't evolve (the last part is an assumption, may be totally wrong on the exemple)
2020-01-05 20:54
#18
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Slovakia SLAVak 
Female CS is constantly playing against male CS, though they always get trashed by a LVL 8 Face IT PUG team. It's not about playing male CS, it's simply about being good.
2020-01-04 13:18
#25
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Denmark UX_Designer 
+1
2020-01-04 13:20
+1
2020-01-04 13:25
#31
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Trading against male teams and they should play more or male cs league, not just be happy with their own leagues would certainly lead to improvement.
2020-01-04 13:27
#38
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Slovakia SLAVak 
It's not like they're not trying. I saw many qualifiers where female teams participated, they mostly made it to the first round of the qualifier and then got trashed. The event organizers are even inviting "the best female team" to some tournaments. And then the best female team gets trashed again lmao. There's a reason why we don't see any woman on a man only team. Women just don't have the dedication and can't withstand pressure like men can. I'm not being sexist or anything but it's like you'd expect a woman to smash a wall with sledgehammer. You might give her a lighter sledgehammer, you might stand there whole day and cheer for her, it's just not going to happen.
2020-01-04 13:39
#43
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Czech Republic Limacool 
I can't agree with you with the comparison you made. Playing CS is nothing like smashing walls with sldgehammer. Women are as capadle of playing cs as man. Maybe the problem is that the game is not as popular amongs women as amongs men so lot's of fe players who would be good never played the game? I just don't think that cs is game only for men, as you suggest.
2020-01-04 13:46
#51
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Slovakia SLAVak 
The game has been around for almost 8 years now. It's the same as if you'd say "Hockey is just not popular amongst the Chinese, lots of chinese players who never played hockey would be good if they played it." You can say that about everything, it doesn't mean everyone's good at it. We can only focus on the facts and the fact is that the best female team is 200th in the world rankings.
2020-01-04 14:01
why do you keep repeating the same bullshit if people already explained you that they play against male teams all the time? it's not like they don't try, they simply aren't good enough. why this is the case isn't another topic but it's simply a fact that current female teams tried to compete with male teams and they all failed.
2020-01-04 15:38
+1 just facts but this comment will still get deleted
2020-01-04 13:37
one of the chillest baits of this year so far
2020-01-04 14:52
#67
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Czech Republic Limacool 
I am not baiting
2020-01-04 15:09
1/8
2020-01-04 15:11
#99
NBK- | 
Germany S0rceress 
i pracced against them on pracc.com and they really arent good
2020-01-04 16:37
So the new year starts with two of the best Female rosters being released Doesn't seem good for the female csgo
2020-01-04 13:16
#54
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
who cars. they are irrelevant either way.
2020-01-04 14:05
Won't get relevant if all rosters will be orgless
2020-01-04 14:19
#59
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
astralis was orgless once.
2020-01-04 14:42
I think you're fake flagging. You must be American
2020-01-04 15:15
#75
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
rarted. hltv.org/ranking/teams/2016/january/11 team ? numba 4 spot.
2020-01-04 15:18
I meant: Will the FE scene become more relevant if two of the currently best rosters are orgless? If the scene should get relevant the best players needs org and they need to become more professional. I don't say the rosters aren't but the orgs need to be.
2020-01-04 15:30
#79
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
relevant??? fe cs will never be relevant.
2020-01-04 15:32
Nor if they keep doing shit like this!
2020-01-04 15:35
#84
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
they will never be relevant. no matter what. it's been 7 years already and no female team has ever managed to win a non-female only tournament.
2020-01-04 15:36
#120
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Hungary Shaperz 
they are about as much relevant this way as they were before with their orgs. 0 = 0
2020-01-05 15:37
If the scenewant to improve they need to have their best teams in orgs and play some real events that slowly gain traction
2020-01-05 16:15
#109
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United States Raptorial 
+1
2020-01-04 19:49
but is good for csgo in general)))
2020-01-04 15:16
Finally
2020-01-04 13:18
#22
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Germany Flachzange 
sad news
2020-01-04 13:19
#26
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Myanmar xdcc 
astralis fe when
2020-01-04 13:24
#30
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France Bibo_ 
FINALLY !
2020-01-04 13:27
#33
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Sweden meistr0 
lol
2020-01-04 13:29
#32
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Sweden meistr0 
Well, Mimi already got a new team, basically her old team "Team Secret" but WRTP: hltv.org/team/6499/wrtp
2020-01-04 13:29
will be new staff ex-Besiktas
2020-01-04 13:45
#42
ANa | 
Romania robyn11 
BETTER THAN BESIKTAS ANA BEST FEMALE PLAYER
2020-01-04 13:46
#44
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Europe b7ack0ut 
sad
2020-01-04 13:46
ANa <3
2020-01-04 13:46
#47
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
I didn't even know they had a female roster
2020-01-04 13:49
#55
shrek | 
United States 69420 
Xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-01-04 14:14
RiP pnshr
2020-01-04 14:37
FIRST besiktas, now CPH flames hahahaha WHADUP GIRLS?!😋😋😋
2020-01-04 15:02
Twenty cute bae
2020-01-04 15:42
Omg thars SO SAAAD
2020-01-04 16:32
Male team so much better anyways!
2020-01-04 17:00
#105
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Europe Vallon3 
Understandable decision.
2020-01-04 18:09
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