Giants close in on deal for CPH Flames roster

Spanish organisation Giants is locked in talks with Copenhagen Flames about acquiring the Danish team, HLTV.org has learned.

Talks have already begun between the two organisations, with Giants interested in placing the team under the banner of x6tence — an organisation they acquired at the start of the month — to fill the void that was created by the departure of the Argentinian roster headlined by Nicolas "⁠NikoM⁠" Miozzi.

Copenhagen Flames recently decided to entertain offers for the team, according to a report from DBLTAP. The Danish squad broke into the top 30 in the world rankings in February and have managed to stay afloat despite losing three players, Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen (MAD Lions), René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen (Heroic) and Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen (GODSENT).

The Danish team could be playing for x6tence soon

x6tence has previous ties to the Nordic region, having fielded a Swedish team between 2018 and 2019, called x6tence Galaxy. The squad, which included current NiP duo Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora, most notably reached the semi-finals at DreamHack Open Winter before the organisation pulled the plug on the project due to internal problems.

Copenhagen Flames, who are currently ranked 39th in the world, will compete in the upcoming Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament — cs_summit 6 — , which will kick off next week. The team lost 20 percent of the 700 RMR points that they won in ESL One: Road to Rio following the departure of Farlig.

The Danish team have the following roster:

Denmark Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen
Denmark Magnus "⁠Nodios⁠" Olsen
Denmark Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali
Denmark Jonas "⁠Queenix⁠" Dideriksen
Denmark Hector "⁠HECTOz⁠" Jensen

Norway Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan (coach)

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Argentina Nicolas 'NikoM' Miozzi
Nicolas 'NikoM' Miozzi
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
416
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
Denmark Jonas 'Queenix' Dideriksen
Jonas 'Queenix' Dideriksen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
206
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Magnus 'Nodios' Olsen
Magnus 'Nodios' Olsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
465
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Hector 'HECTOz' Jensen
Hector 'HECTOz' Jensen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.09
wtf i thought they go to SK
2020-06-17 00:01
18 replies
#8
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Australia Boostral
They'll never be back ):
2020-06-17 00:03
11 replies
why?
2020-06-17 00:28
10 replies
pretty sure it was due to, it being hard to acquire sponsors and stuff :(
2020-06-17 07:58
2 replies
Yes, when Mercedes Benz became their main sponsor, they required SK to drop all associations with games including guns...
2020-06-17 10:25
1 reply
it's widely known than the org couldnt afford it, jermans too poor :(
2020-06-17 12:43
#96
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Denmark Dust_2_Go
SK gaming German org Germans don't like shootings It's a big problem and it's why the brazilian SK became brazilian Mibr It's cuz they find it hard getting sponsors for a game with the Word terrorist in it.
2020-06-17 07:59
6 replies
Mouz and Big are German orgs, though
2020-06-17 08:05
4 replies
G2 is also based in Germany
2020-06-17 08:41
3 replies
#112
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Czech Republic nenz
Isnt it in spain ?
2020-06-17 10:43
2 replies
So ocelote the ceo is from spain and the orga is spanish, but its based in Berlin; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G2_Esports
2020-06-17 11:01
1 reply
#122
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Czech Republic nenz
ty
2020-06-17 14:07
0/8
2020-06-17 10:04
+1
2020-06-17 00:22
SK sign MIBR soon
2020-06-17 00:59
3 replies
#56
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Sweden FL4XY
waste of money
2020-06-17 01:01
2 replies
#80
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United Kingdom 230IQUSER
mibr would be a waste of money if SK were getting paid to have them play.
2020-06-17 02:59
#116
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Poland boro71
+1
2020-06-17 11:35
#disbandMibr
2020-06-18 08:46
#2
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Australia Boostral
Oh noo
2020-06-17 00:01
#3
NBK- | 
Other iBait
Spanish CS on the rise, sort of.
2020-06-17 00:02
19 replies
No
2020-06-17 00:32
#83
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Spain DEFAULTESP
Giants are not Spanish, they are Portugese
2020-06-17 03:39
17 replies
#84
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Portugal Kunamy226
Vodafone Giants is a Spanish organization, they only had a Portuguese roster
2020-06-17 03:55
Org is spanish tho
2020-06-17 04:16
14 replies
#90
OK | 
United States Bioax
people dont really consider g2 esports spanish, even tho the org is
2020-06-17 04:46
7 replies
The org is german tho.
2020-06-17 09:44
1 reply
The HQ is currently located in Germany yet the org is still Spanish, liquipedia.net/counterstrike/G2_Esports
2020-06-17 10:32
people 100% consider G2 a spanish org unless they live under a rock
2020-06-17 16:04
4 replies
Not really. G2 and Mad Lions are seen as euro org with Spanish founders. But It seems like Movistar and Giants to a lesser degree are seen as the true Spanish Orgs (Since they have more national talent across their games),
2020-06-17 17:49
3 replies
Everyone above 12 years old that has been in the gaming scene knows G2 was made by Ocelot after he left SK about 7 or 8 years ago. G2 is 100% a spanish org created by a spanish player. If he sold part of the company after thats irrelevant
2020-06-21 00:23
2 replies
Yeah, I know the history class, so you can keep that one to yourself. I'm just stating the perception around those orgs (Especially in Spain). Giants and then Riders have the biggest fanbase in Spain. And as I said, despite G2 and Mad Lions being more successful orgs, they're not seen as spanish orgs since they've always have far more international teams than nationals (reason why they're more successful). So yeah they we're founded by Spanish owners (G2 had a German founder too), but people don't take them as Spanish. I mean, G2 isn't even based in Spain. I'm pretty sure G2 has more fans in France or Germany than Spain.
2020-06-21 00:47
1 reply
I don't know what kind of kool-aid you've been smoking but Giants is a lot more successful than mad lions (not considering splyce). Giants has been in the LoL scene for years. I'm pretty sure you only watch csgo
2020-06-21 02:07
yes, and G2 is Spanish as well, 100 Thieves is from the US, fnatic is British, do I keep going?
2020-06-17 05:37
5 replies
yes
2020-06-17 15:05
4 replies
vp is from Russia Navi from Ukraine Astralis is danish mouz is german big is german nip Swedish pro 100 Ukraine OG is danish Liquid Netherland EG USA
2020-06-17 16:21
3 replies
#131
OK | 
United States Bioax
but half of the orgs you said match up wtih the teams
2020-06-17 17:01
2 replies
only EG, Astralis, nip and BIG have nationality equal to the team
2020-06-17 17:11
1 reply
#134
OK | 
United States Bioax
ukraine and russia are similar enough imo, kind of like usa and canada
2020-06-17 17:55
#97
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Switzerland x676
Are you retard or just a fucking troll?
2020-06-17 08:02
rip sk
2020-06-17 00:01
Mad lions and now Giants... which spanish org is next
2020-06-17 00:02
10 replies
Don't forget about Movistar riders and the g2 ceo is Spanish... Mr Ocelote
2020-06-17 00:07
7 replies
#18
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Sweden Fizze
Heretics org is spanish aswell?
2020-06-17 00:12
4 replies
#21
alex | 
Spain GonGon
Yup it is.
2020-06-17 00:14
3 replies
#58
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Estonia qoznyyy
there was G2.Heretics aswell in LoL if i remember correctly? academy team tho
2020-06-17 01:06
2 replies
Yeah this is true
2020-06-17 01:34
yeah G2 has made academy teams with some orgs through the years, G2 Arctic, G2 Heretics and I think there was another one but I don't remember who was it.
2020-06-17 21:44
Yeah bro Spain big market in esport. i just meant another Spain org taking chance on danish team
2020-06-17 00:13
1 reply
#45
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Germany Durify
Spain isnt sleeping on this huge market, csgo will get huge in the next years mens))
2020-06-17 00:42
Wizards also have an European roster with Krii, pounh, kvik
2020-06-17 00:50
1 reply
#62
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Spain R1G3L
Tenerife Titans too
2020-06-17 01:22
#6
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Sweden Lingon
What?
2020-06-17 00:02
#7
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Hungary subzera
rip portgual cs
2020-06-17 00:02
29 replies
Your point? Or you don't know how to read?
2020-06-17 00:23
27 replies
#29
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Hungary subzera
whats read
2020-06-17 00:24
15 replies
+1 nevermind
2020-06-17 00:29
#34
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Finland Dimigue
giants - Pt roster x6tence - copenhagen flames
2020-06-17 00:30
13 replies
#41
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Portugal S4ntoz25
rip meyern nos giants i guess
2020-06-17 00:35
9 replies
#42
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Finland Dimigue
idk where this rumour came from and why fox would decline joining nordaving to play on pt close to his family and friends and then accept creating another international roster, if meyern joined giants would be to create a sa roster on x6tence
2020-06-17 00:38
3 replies
He said on an interview that he declined the international team invite because he promised to Giants CEO that he would kept his word of staying in giants after mutirs and co. left to sAw.
2020-06-17 01:04
2 replies
#60
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Finland Dimigue
but dont forget that he declined an offer from sk because of his family, he said many times that he likes to play on a team that gives him the chance to play close to his family
2020-06-17 01:12
1 reply
#61
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Portugal S4ntoz25
This just misses my whole point. Meyern on Giants was what i was talking about, not the reasons behind fox denying teams
2020-06-17 01:16
#43
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Portugal DeviphZ
the deal is not canceled
2020-06-17 00:38
4 replies
#67
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Portugal S4ntoz25
What do you mean?
2020-06-17 01:41
3 replies
#74
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Portugal DeviphZ
if giants really want meyern then this new team won't stop that from happening
2020-06-17 01:59
2 replies
#76
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Portugal S4ntoz25
"the deal" by your statement i thought they were actually in talks ahahah Either way, thats true. x6 with that danish team and Giants would suffer some changes in order to meyern to fill in. At the end of the day, just speculation.
2020-06-17 02:02
1 reply
#77
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Portugal DeviphZ
i said deal because if I'm not wrong it we're some big rumors about it
2020-06-17 02:07
still brings some doubts #24
2020-06-17 00:40
1 reply
#48
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Finland Dimigue
i think that rule only aplies when a player is playing and he owns a team also
2020-06-17 00:43
#63
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Spain rawdr1guez
Not really. After acquiring the x6tence brand Giants' CEO said on a twitch streaming that they're allowed to have 2 teams under the same brand untill 2021, but after that they have to solve this potential conflict of interests and there plan was to not have any CS:GO team under the GIANTS org, and just one team under the x6tence tag. I'm pretty sure the portuguese roster is set to leave in a couple months and they'll focus on the x6tence roster which seems to be the CPH Flames guys.
2020-06-17 01:25
Ownership conflicts. You had all this YEAH! drama from a couple weeks ago. This just means that GIANTS will not be able to play the same tourneys as x6. And since x6 is the better roster, guess it means the end of T1 CS for fox as long as he is under the Giants org. And to think he refused a T2 roster offer to prove loyalty to Giants CEO. FeelsBadMan
2020-06-17 04:43
10 replies
#120
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Portugal hybridz
yup , FeelsSad
2020-06-17 13:07
I get that, nothing to say if it was "RIP Giants" xD Giants are a big brand for sure. Mad Lions, Heretics and now X6tence are not Spanish line-ups or even Iberian. However, Movistar Riders are better than ever before and even sAw are top50. Iberian CS is good right now imo and since we don't have quality to have 5 T1/T2 teams brands need to move on. But saying RIP Portuguese cs or Iberian cs or Spanish cs because of that right now, that's nonsense.
2020-06-17 16:50
6 replies
I agree that it is not RIP Iberian CS. G2, Mad Lions, Heretics, x6tence you can't really call Iberian CS, like you can't call Sharks PT CS or fnatic UK CS. But sure, Riders are probably a t2 roster right now and sAw are closing in on that t3 to t2 difference I believe. Although it is in fact RIP PT Giants. That roster will either have to find a new home or disband. My personal wish was that fox took that crazy young dude pr under his wing and went international. I don't know, but something with the likes of fox, pr, Lucas1, Meyern and maybe NikoM. Would be something cool to see.
2020-06-17 21:33
5 replies
+1 Agree 100% with you, also love pr! One usual problem with Portuguese youngsters is that they lack second languages, so communication in English is a problem (don't know if is pr case though).
2020-06-17 23:43
4 replies
Sorry. I replied on the wrong comment
2020-06-18 00:47
fox himself isn't that good of a english speaker. But at least the roster I made would be fine talking a mix of portuguese and spanish, which would probably work for them. Anyways, I'm sure that if fox goes INT again, would be with his pal Rubino
2020-06-18 04:05
#148
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Portugal antCB
"One usual problem with Portuguese youngsters is that they lack second languages" because they're lazy kids who pay/paid no attention at school. English isn't even an hard language to learn (look at fox, that had no clue about it, and all the doubts when he made it into an international roster, and he could work it out). I can feel sympathy for someone that had the life troubles as he (fox) had, losing his father and all that shit. But can't really feel sympathy for kids that don't learn a 2nd language to be "edgy".
2020-06-22 12:50
1 reply
+1 I agree with everything you said.
2020-06-23 19:43
#149
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Portugal antCB
You might not know it, but fox has been closely working with Jose (who also owns Ozone), as one of the faces of the brand, since like 2010 or even sooner.
2020-06-22 12:54
1 reply
I didn't know that. But unfortunately does not change the fact that his roster will be limited once cph.flames are signed. And I doubt fox will quit playing and stay like a global ambassador.
2020-06-23 00:27
#79
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Portugal ZePagode
its x6 but giants will disband anyways
2020-06-17 02:45
LUL
2020-06-17 00:03
WTF
2020-06-17 00:03
#11
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Netherlands Boutdis
refrezh and coaches trolls
2020-06-17 00:04
1 reply
#25
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Argentina trackssZZZ
+1
2020-06-17 00:22
#12
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Sweden Fizze
The CPH Flames players really did an 8/8 B8 M8!
2020-06-17 00:05
2 replies
#14
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Iran oldHabit
+1 Totally baited
2020-06-17 00:06
+1
2020-06-17 02:40
Wow,SK rebranded well!
2020-06-17 00:07
biggest troll of the week
2020-06-17 00:07
#19
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Dekay was rights as always lol
2020-06-17 00:12
Uff.. You almosted give me earth attack, I think a fox kick.
2020-06-17 00:15
#24
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Portugal chicosar
I don't like this. If Giants acquire this line up under the x6 Logo, Giants's lineup (fox, pr,noppej, ...) will not be able to play in competitions where "x6tence" play. So Vodafone Giants will never play a good international tourmament again. That sucks.
2020-06-17 00:16
5 replies
Even if Giants aren't really a contender for playing in international tournaments this move is really sketch by Giants. Owning 2 teams is just weird, they are forced to play in different levels (which they are right now), but it's not impossible for these 2 lineups to play in the same tournament by any means...
2020-06-17 00:23
jose the ceo of giants said that only x6tence will have a csgo roster in 2021
2020-06-17 00:29
2 replies
#35
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Portugal chicosar
Link?
2020-06-17 00:30
1 reply
I think they will just keep Giants Red in csgo
2020-06-17 00:31
#59
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Spain LoLaZo
because nordic cs > pt cs strategy anyway, x6tence is a legendary brand, they have to keep it as it.
2020-06-17 01:10
Hope they play in our leagues not like mad lions We have really nice leagues now
2020-06-17 00:27
4 replies
do you think heretics will stay in lvp league?
2020-06-17 00:33
1 reply
I hope
2020-06-17 04:38
#93
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Portugal he1zen
I believe that Heretics wont stay at lvp if the level stays the same. You cant have zerozone, qlash in the same tournament as heretics, saw, s2v.. We should see a league with heretics, saw, s2v, KPI, wygers, movistar, giants, cream real betis and qualifiers for the remaining spots (probably earned by ftw, baecon, exploit)
2020-06-17 07:34
1 reply
Yeah they should join esl masters and onetap league Lvp sucks But if they are in lvp is because heretics and lvp have a good agreement
2020-06-17 13:57
Weird buy ngl
2020-06-17 00:30
Weird move but ok
2020-06-17 00:33
No sk lul
2020-06-17 00:42
these kids were baiting with SK :DDDDDDDD in their dreams, SK wouldn't pick this trash up
2020-06-17 00:42
#49
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Spain Vorja83
lmao, another danish team to be picked up by a spanish org
2020-06-17 00:44
#52
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United States Samaell
wait so is giants a better/richer org than godsent?
2020-06-17 00:54
2 replies
#54
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Portugal rbr
ofc
2020-06-17 00:58
#92
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Portugal he1zen
Giants is sponsored by Vodafone, redbull, prozis and Nike at the moment
2020-06-17 07:28
Hah, so the SK thing was bait and they go with Giants, i see :)
2020-06-17 00:56
Giants owning two teams, conflict of interest hello wat doink
2020-06-17 01:25
3 replies
#82
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United States stotte
I think its only conflict of interest if the two teams play in the same league. For example, YeaH and MIBR were in the same tournament. Meanwhile Na'Vi and Na'Vi Junior play in entirely different leagues. I dont think Na'Vi Junior even play any ESEA leagues at all, so no chance for them to join Na'Vi in pro league. Windigo had a Bulgarian main roster but a Ukrainian Academy roster.
2020-06-17 03:11
Four teams actually
2020-06-17 08:53
The Giants team will be released soon, they will only keep x6tence.
2020-06-17 10:01
#66
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Portugal MCDOUG
Hmm, bery strange indeed...
2020-06-17 01:40
Giants VS Mad Lions Spanish ORG'S with Dans lineup's ahahha xD
2020-06-17 01:42
#69
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Europe Cirros_V2
Why would you ever buy a team like this.
2020-06-17 01:42
1 reply
To sell hectoz to north and make $$$
2020-06-17 03:06
Lul
2020-06-17 01:45
Ez for zEVES
2020-06-17 01:47
Spanish orgs have many internationals teams, First Giants/X6tence, Heretics, Mad Lions, Tenerife Titans, Wygers, Wizards PogChamp, a lot of money
2020-06-17 01:48
5 replies
#73
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Spain rawdr1guez
G2 too
2020-06-17 01:50
4 replies
based in berlin tho
2020-06-17 02:01
German org tho.
2020-06-17 10:08
2 replies
wrong
2020-06-17 16:10
G2 Esports (formerly known as Gamers2) is a Spanish professional esports organization currently located in Berlin, Germany and founded in November 2013 by Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez.
2020-06-17 20:24
so the cph flames players would be playing under x6tence? why put the better team with the smaller org
2020-06-17 04:44
1 reply
#117
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Spain DarkSlime
x6 is historical in CSGO. Btw in 2021 it will be only 1 organisation on CSGO and it will be in x6tence.
2020-06-17 12:32
#95
s1mple | 
Poland SebL
Just disband Giants Portuguesse roster cuz it's trash, and don't buy Copenhagen Flames cuz it's just as trash as the actual Giants lineup.
2020-06-17 07:59
2 replies
Friendly? I aren’t think that
2020-06-17 08:47
1 reply
Changed. Also it's clear truth.
2020-06-17 11:06
Where them hltv nerds at “they will join sk. New prof pic on steam!!” HAHAHA🤣
2020-06-17 09:02
Spanish csgo orgs looks like the spanish football orgs...
2020-06-17 09:36
vodaphone giants then
2020-06-17 11:14
#123
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Denmark ChirosK
Oh.. I guess I need to find another team to cheer for..
2020-06-17 14:25
2 replies
Fan of the org and not the players i assume? Just curious. But it makes sense, CPH Flames rise to the top of danish esport have been exciting and their owners are really cool.
2020-06-17 16:56
1 reply
#136
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Denmark ChirosK
I like teams and orgs with young potential players rather than any well established teams. I hope flames acquire a new young decent roster. The key word is potential..
2020-06-17 19:01
#127
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Kazakhstan Vanadis
LULW
2020-06-17 16:17
Dumb move to sign a team because they'll be playing x tournament instead of their actual potential. Copenaghen ain't going through their group with NiP and Ence. And they won't be at any other major tournament anytime soon.
2020-06-17 18:14
Well...
2020-06-23 19:00
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