PACT to play MDL Season 33 Europe as MAD Lions rescind license

PACT have announced they will be playing the 33rd season of ESEA's MDL league in MAD Lions' stead.

PACT finished in 5-6th place at the ESEA MDL Season 32 Europe Relegation, right outside of the top four who qualified for MDL, but will now be bumped up regardless as MAD Lions are departing the league. The Danish squad is expected to take part in a bigger competition this season, which Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen hinted to in an interview at DreamHack Open Sevilla when he said 2020 was going to be a big year for MAD Lions.

PACT will play the upcoming MDL season with MINISE

PACT will have a chance to show off their new roster which includes former ARCY player Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak. The 25-year-old stepped down from Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas' team in late 2019 after two years with the outfit in search of new opportunities.

The full team list for MDL is still unknown as three teams out of six from the ESL Pro League Season 10 Pre-Relegation and Relegation will go up to Pro League while the other three will play ESEA's top league next season.

The ESEA MDL Season 33 team roster is currently:

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1831
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1556
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#3
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
men((((
2020-01-14 17:25
sad!
2020-01-14 17:25
5polish teams eZ
2020-01-14 17:25
#8
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Poland LiquidWater 
0 qualify for the main league.
2020-01-14 17:30
AGO :)
2020-01-14 17:31
#15
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Denmark ghostan11 
XDDD 0/8
2020-01-14 18:04
XDDD
2020-01-14 18:08
XDDD
2020-01-14 18:48
I think Illuminar really has the biggest chance. They are only consistent polish team now. AGO's form is rising so they can make it too. Ex-VP and ARCY's lineups are just basically destroyed and turned into shit so... PACT and Wisla are just too bad.
2020-01-14 18:30
#22
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
Possibly even 6 if Arcy fails to keep it's ESL Pro League spot. oh nvm Arcy is no more...
2020-01-14 18:20
#43
Brollan | 
Tunisia RusH96 
disband all polish teams make a super team or no scene
2020-01-14 19:56
#52
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
VP last year was supposed to be such. It didn't work at all.
2020-01-15 08:13
LMAO MAD LIONS ARE THE NEW ENCE watch them lose their league spot and be in the same disparity as ence, not being invited to big events or being in mdl
2020-01-14 17:30
+1 Stepping down from MDL is always a bad idea. Just look on old Gambit lol.
2020-01-14 18:27
LMAO GAMBIT XAXAXAXAXA gambot junior > actual gambit and ence well LMAO we know what happened to them, no big event invites anymore and no epl finals/ecs finals to help with attending big events
2020-01-14 18:37
Yeah I do agree. I wonder if ENCE would like to back to MDL now.
2020-01-14 18:39
LUL “sorry we’re too good for mdl cus we made one major final with aleksib, now that he’s gone we can’t even beat tier 3 teams”
2020-01-14 18:40
just like Gambot "we are major winners we are to good to be here we have to focus on bigger tournaments" *few months later* <disband>
2020-01-14 18:43
XAXAXAXAXAXAXA we have major mvp AdreN !!!!! fast forward a year bigger bot than zeus and edward LMAO mad lions getting too ahead of themselves for beating g2 and ence to qualify for katowice. even ence wasn’t this low, at least they did something at katowice have a nice day tho men)))
2020-01-14 18:49
It would be fun if North now buys out roeJ and acoR for gade and jugi and destroy their lineup lol have a nice day too))
2020-01-14 18:53
XAXAXAXAXAXA realistic too because cp wolves are rich as shit
2020-01-14 19:46
Would still be shit. Still no IGL. Better for North to kick everyone but Kjaerbye, and get Madrid Lions -Sjuush.
2020-01-14 23:26
so kick cajunb if he cant igl and get hunden
2020-01-15 00:29
#40
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Finland no_man 
they need to achieve something first lol
2020-01-14 19:27
they qualified for katowice if that counts
2020-01-14 19:45
#44
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Finland no_man 
not really
2020-01-14 19:59
Mad Lions will play this new NA league...
2020-01-14 17:30
#10
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China Blitzer 
what about cr4zy? hltv.org/news/28826/cr4zy-agree-csgo-tea.. they were bought by the NA org will they stay in EU ?
2020-01-14 17:32
Being bought by a league from another country rarely changes things. Plenty of teams are supported by organizations not native to their location.
2020-01-14 18:11
fnatic is based in UK for example
2020-01-14 18:55
Yup. SK was German. Unsure about now, but they fielded Swedes for a long time.
2020-01-14 21:08
Sk historically had the best Swedish teams in 1.6 They also fielded Fallen and co when they won a major
2020-01-15 09:16
Yup, that was basically what I was saying. They aren't the only org like that, but pretty notable in that regard.
2020-01-15 15:36
#11
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Turkey AmIKebab 
Pact is trash why pach at least bring team who can fight pact trash team
2020-01-14 17:37
why?((
2020-01-14 17:38
P🤮ct
2020-01-14 17:58
#14
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Austria Huby98 
They will most likely participate in the new B-Site League otherwise it makes no sense.
2020-01-14 17:59
so wait Minise basically departed Arcy to play mdl for pact? xddd
2020-01-14 18:07
#62
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Russia bbyN 
This
2020-01-16 13:12
ESEA-Poland more like. Jesus, 5 polish teams.
2020-01-14 18:12
6* ARCY without rallen and dycha has no chance to defend their EPL spot during relegations. Their lineup now is like hades, TaZ, NEO, snatchie + 1 random Dogshit.
2020-01-14 18:27
#48
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Europe Edwardinho 
*5 - ARCY disbanded
2020-01-14 21:55
#20
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Japan Ron1E 
Where is Heretics? Kappa
2020-01-14 18:14
#21
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Estonia Leedk 
Polish teams will win smth only if there will be ONLY polish teams
2020-01-14 18:19
+999
2020-01-14 18:21
So it's gonna be 6 polish teams there. 1/3 of the league. I think they should take Polish Esport League down cuz ESEA MDL is actual one lol. Ex-VP, AGO, ARCY, Illuminar, PACT, Wisla Polish CS is just like Russian one in 2014-2018 now. Shitload of shitty t3 teams.
2020-01-14 18:32
#35
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Poland pinky02 
ARCY disband
2020-01-14 18:51
maybe they'll be allowed to keep the slot (i mean if TaZ make new team or rallen with mouz)
2020-01-14 18:55
#54
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Dominican Republic yolinho 
Actually, they will need three players - I don't know if it is possible. dycha in Sprout rallen left mouz left TaZ can make a team with NEO, but they need third player.
2020-01-15 13:00
they can negotiate with ESEA maybe. It will be lack of 3 teams in MDL anyway because Windigo and Optic are disbanded too. Maybe ESEA could've invited SMASH (as Windigo successor because of bubble), new TaZ's team and CPH Flames, they have 2 players of Optic if i've remembered correctly.
2020-01-15 13:13
#56
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Dominican Republic yolinho 
I'm curious what will happen. Three out of six teams in EPL Relegations don't have line-ups. Probably their opponents will get a free slot if dropped players won't make any mix teams. I guess teams from Premier Relegation will get their chance, like PACT got. FATE Esports, Defusekids, Phoenix. liquipedia.net/counterstrike/ESEA/Season..
2020-01-15 13:19
I would rather see someone invited like they've invited AVANGAR (VP actually) last time. Inviting someone like OG, maybe ENCE would like to come back after failure in their "focusing on more important tournaments" haha. SMASH's lineup looks promising too. They have to increase league's level and prestige if they want best teams to not withdraw from it like ENCE and MadLions did.
2020-01-15 13:27
#58
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Dominican Republic yolinho 
We will see :D
2020-01-15 13:30
#33
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World Beard43 
Good for Polando CS and also for those Crazy Lions
2020-01-14 18:48
#39
MICHU | 
Poland Florke 
ex-vp vs vp interesting match
2020-01-14 19:12
#45
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Estonia Leedk 
Agree , ez for avangar :D
2020-01-14 20:10
#46
MICHU | 
Poland Florke 
i think so, but they can suprise. For me avangar isnt strong team.
2020-01-14 20:18
UOL meme team
2020-01-15 07:48
ez UOL
2020-01-15 13:48
crazy and Jalapeno wont be around for MDL either I guess
2020-01-15 23:18
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