FunPlus Phoenix to expand into CS:GO with Heroic roster - Report
The Beijing-based organisation secured the services of the Danish team after agreeing to enter Flashpoint as the eighth franchise partner of the league, which is scheduled to start on Friday.
Founded in 2017, FunPlus Phoenix rose to prominence last year as their League of Legends team lifted the World Championship title in Paris after sweeping G2 3-0 in the grand final. The Chinese organisation also field teams in PUBG and Fortnite.
Heroic's roster has been inside the top 15 in the world rankings since January but has struggled to find its best form of late. The team finished 7th-8th at the ICE Challenge and failed to qualify for the Europe Minor after losing to Heretics and Copenhagen Flames in the closed qualifier.
With the team moving to FunPlus Phoenix and transitioning into Flashpoint, it is currently unclear what will happen to Heroic's spot in ESL Pro League. They have been placed in Group B, alongside Complexity, fnatic, forZe, FURIA and Natus Vincere, and are scheduled to play their first game on March 17.
The Danish team have the following players:
Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen (coach)