mertz set to leave Singularity

The 21-year-old AWPer has stepped down from the active line-up to take on another challenge elsewhere come August 1.

Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz has been removed from Singularity's active lineup and will spend the next few weeks on the bench while he awaits the completion of a transfer to another team, the Danish organisation announced on Monday.

The 21-year-old took up the AWP for Singularity at the start of the year, joining a team without any other marquee names. He saw this challenge as an opportunity to resurrect his stalled career after failing to hold down a place in Heroic and North despite his undeniable talent.

mertz will join a new team next month

mertz averaged a 1.15 rating during his six-month stint with Singularity — an impressive figure considering that the team won just 35% of the maps that they played during that period. He helped Singularity to safety in back-to-back ESEA MDL seasons, playing his final match on July 1 in Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 1.

“It is with mixed feeling I say goodbye to my spot in the active roster on Team Singularity today," mertz told Singularity's website. "They gave me a chance to redeem and redefine my career when no one else would. Even though we had our ups and downs as a team, we still managed to get the best out of it and I’m forever grateful for the opportunities it has given me.

"After the break, a new challenge will start, and I will give it my all to make it a success. I want to give a huge thanks to my teammates in Singularity and the people behind the organization – It’s been a pleasure working with you all."

With mertz on his way out of Singularity, the Danish team currently have:

Denmark Tobias "⁠TOBIZ⁠" Theo
Denmark Casper "⁠Celrate⁠" Andersen
Denmark Jakob "⁠Jabbi⁠" Nygaard
Denmark Emil "⁠Remoy⁠" Schlichter

Denmark Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz (benched)

Denmark Peter "⁠casle⁠" Sørensen (coach)

Denmark Emil 'Remoy' Schlichter
Emil 'Remoy' Schlichter
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Jakob 'Jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'Jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
127
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.10
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Peter 'casle' Sørensen
Peter 'casle' Sørensen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'Celrate' Andersen
Casper 'Celrate' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
298
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Tobias 'TOBIZ' Theo
Tobias 'TOBIZ' Theo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
183
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
finally
2020-07-06 18:40
Astralis mertz??
2020-07-06 18:40
NO astralis youngsters
2020-07-06 18:43
Ok
2020-07-06 19:40
-MSL +Mertz
2020-07-06 19:52
Considering that Kristou has been playing with AGF again he will most likley take his spot
2020-07-06 21:48
His loan finished after last week I think
2020-07-07 20:50
yea I think so aswell
2020-07-07 23:31
Mertz either going to CPH Flames, x6tence, or standing in for North. I doubt North will want him full time unless they replace Kjaerbye or he plays well enough for them to remove gade/MSL (depending on whos igling rn)
2020-07-08 05:03
well gade has never really been great in North atleast imo and I do think that MSL knows that you wont be a top team without a top AWPer. Im not saying that mertz is a top AWPer right now but he could easily be better then MSL
2020-07-08 10:48
Gade as an IGl before MSL returned was surprisingly not as bad as i expected. I could see where they justify kicking MSL for mertz to see if a firepower upgrade risk might help solve their problems, but honestly i rather see aizy and kjaerbye go to coL and then maybe pickup Farlig to AWP and go full Danish. It could be a pretty successful roster given the talents.
2020-07-08 18:16
If they're replacing anyone on the roster for mertz, it's not MSL. He's been one of the most consistent performers.
2020-07-09 16:11
#103
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United States NA_KEKW
DeKay reports a transfer to CPH Flames new roster
2020-07-06 22:05
#49
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Europe keNLey94
proberly AGF or another dansih semi team
2020-07-06 19:16
#58
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Denmark EggplantxD
AGF is a semi team since when? Bottom tier omega lul
2020-07-06 19:22
#110
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Europe keNLey94
"or another danish semi team"
2020-07-06 23:35
mertz is still young and has proven some consistency the last months, he is definetely good enough for tier 2-3. My guess would be North
2020-07-06 20:15
He will be a good addition to north
2020-07-06 20:43
-mertz + mertz
2020-07-07 18:49
#104
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United States NA_KEKW
Confirmed to be on his way to new CPH Flames roster
2020-07-06 22:05
#71
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Estonia RopzTop1
+1
2020-07-06 19:46
Oke
2020-07-06 18:40
ok
2020-07-06 18:40
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
let's go god mertz
2020-07-06 18:40
nice one, road to astralis
2020-07-06 18:40
awesome
2020-07-06 18:40
astralis mertz basically confirmed
2020-07-06 18:40
astralis got him lmao
2020-07-06 18:40
if mertz goes to astralis im done with 2020
2020-07-06 18:40
+1
2020-07-06 18:51
+1
2020-07-06 20:44
#12
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Poland Julka
Kick Cadian from Heroic and pick him up
2020-07-06 18:41
#33
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United States burzeus
kick igl?
2020-07-06 18:47
#90
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Sweden Lagge15
Not only IGL but the one who brought the roster together
2020-07-06 21:11
maybe - cadiaN - niko + blameF + mertz
2020-07-06 19:35
Cadian is doing well atm and has been for a while. What is with all the hate? Still the Juliane thing?
2020-07-07 00:01
#121
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Poland Julka
I don't hate him, he just misses too many shots as an Awper on this level
2020-07-07 08:47
KEKW another danish player joins astraloss
2020-07-06 18:40
#16
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
wtf
2020-07-06 18:41
No way its actually Astralis right?? Device, Jugi, now Mertz?? how many awps do you need xD
2020-07-06 18:41
esetag
2020-07-06 18:51
He plays AWP as well? I didn’t follow him enough to know lol jeez yeah that doesn’t make it any better if that’s the case
2020-07-06 19:24
He has been awp'ing but is mostly known for rifling
2020-07-07 00:02
I mean, mertz is at least a lot better than Jugi.
2020-07-06 19:10
Sure I wouldn’t disagree with that, but that’s not really my point. Astralis said they want to keep “all players involved” it wouldn’t be a good look if they just sign Mertz and leave Jugi hanging.
2020-07-06 19:23
#65
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United States pr1moGG
Jugis a filler for when someone gets a cold, thats it.
2020-07-06 19:33
#18
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Germany ConAction
expected
2020-07-06 18:41
astralis
2020-07-06 18:41
North makes more sense as kristou is back to agf so they are missing a fifth.
2020-07-06 18:42
back to north?
2020-07-06 18:42
He diserves a better team. Sng suks balls
2020-07-06 18:43
North mertz incoming Kristou will go back to AGF
2020-07-06 18:44
Kristou has already gone back to AGF, so most definitely north mertz
2020-07-06 18:58
kjaerbye will be back for autumn tournament, no more rmr loss i guess
2020-07-06 19:03
#94
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Mertz is going to Flames
2020-07-06 21:33
#115
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Ukraine felzcsgo
North +Bubzkji, and Kjaerbye is comming back. Mertz is join x6tence (cph flames)
2020-07-07 00:22
theres no danish orgs looking for an awper??
2020-07-06 18:45
#95
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Flames create a new roster
2020-07-06 21:33
He's joining CPH Flames new roster
2020-07-06 18:46
hECTOZ best player tho
2020-07-06 19:12
mertz is joining their new roster hectoz and the others will stay in x6tence ofc
2020-07-06 19:13
OH OK
2020-07-06 19:13
vroom
2020-07-06 18:46
WINSTRIKE MERTZ
2020-07-06 18:46
#35
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Russia xtkjdtr001
+1 true
2020-07-06 18:50
#32
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Poland Po_Prostu
summer break...
2020-07-06 18:47
#34
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Poland Hanse
Astralis 2 in making
2020-07-06 18:48
Finally
2020-07-06 18:52
Thank god! Only good player in that garbage team
2020-07-06 18:54
#41
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Iran oldHabit
Finally, hopefully he'll go to a t1, t2 team
2020-07-06 18:54
He Will go to secret with smf and Percy
2020-07-06 18:56
anarkez?
2020-07-06 19:12
who?
2020-07-06 18:58
Finally
2020-07-06 19:02
Not surprise. Singularity have no future while mertz is clearly tier 1-2 player.
2020-07-06 19:03
north mertz
2020-07-06 19:12
north finally
2020-07-06 19:12
If it ain't North signing him, then i don't know wtf they are doing.
2020-07-06 19:21
mad lions mertz inc.
2020-07-06 19:22
Makes sense with Bubzkji bench but isn’t Acor primary AWP??
2020-07-06 19:26
#118
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Russia win73ry
AcoR used to be a hybrid player in the past.
2020-07-07 02:10
mertz to Astralis
2020-07-06 19:24
HLTV Confirmed
2020-07-06 19:30
#66
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United Kingdom StephenSka
Apeks Mertz
2020-07-06 19:34
mertz is the best player at the T8 team rn. Singularity is trash team, and I'm sure they will disband without him, good decision.
2020-07-06 19:35
#69
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Portugal Keithul
It's have been calling for a long time, because of mertz overskill about his bad teammates. Feels great about his next team: i hope it's north, cuz Kjaerbye won't back after reshuffle window period
2020-07-06 19:37
#72
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Israel BigShim
Stat padder
2020-07-06 19:47
#74
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South Africa @FyreCS
Maybe he is joining Mad Lions as a secondary awp???
2020-07-06 19:52
finally
2020-07-06 19:56
God mertz redemption finally.
2020-07-06 19:58
#77
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North America Straf3R
Astralis Mertz and bubzkji incoming
2020-07-06 20:03
yep might as well just sign up all danish people from tier1 lol
2020-07-06 20:07
Gla1ve and Xyp9x says want leave Astralis Kjarbye BACK and we have new North roster Kjarbye Gla1ve Xyp9x Bubzkij Farlig Ez MAJOR
2020-07-07 05:13
pls not valorant
2020-07-06 20:07
pretty obvious, mertz hasn't been in a solid team nor performance in quite awhile tbh...
2020-07-06 20:21
Going to Astralis
2020-07-06 20:25
#84
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Hungary Shiron212
Good luck!
2020-07-06 20:38
Good luck
2020-07-06 20:47
mertz bubbzkij konfig blamef +someone and its astralis.2
2020-07-06 20:51
Kjærbye
2020-07-06 21:34
ffs i knew i forgot someone important
2020-07-06 21:42
#89
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Brazil Karlogaria
Danish sitting on the bench? To Astralis he goes ...
2020-07-06 20:54
New North incoming with Bubskji Mertz Xyp9x Gla1ve Kjaerbye Source: trust me bro
2020-07-06 21:14
#92
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United Kingdom Cujoishere
North or MAD lions omegalul guaranteed
2020-07-06 21:18
Astraloss 5milliom iq - recruit every danish player then make astralis.se, astralis.de, astralis.na etc and recruit everyone in the csgo world. That way theyll never lose a game again
2020-07-06 21:26
#97
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Denmark Vqwerty03
He is going to CPH flames. They create a new lineup after had sold all the players to x6tence
2020-07-06 21:35
whyyy every team kick mertz, is he a rager guy, like konfig in the past ?
2020-07-06 21:42
-s1mple + mertz Kick this toxic baiter
2020-07-06 21:52
Danish CS. Mertz, must unstable player in the world
2020-07-06 21:57
:cough: twist :cough:
2020-07-06 22:57
another tier 3 player with stats boosted by zoom gun
2020-07-06 22:13
it is not far from tier 2 to matchfixes xD
2020-07-06 23:16
Astralis another one? :D
2020-07-06 23:32
Finally, Singularity was hell for him for sure
2020-07-06 23:33
OG mantuu ;)
2020-07-06 23:50
Astralis's 17th
2020-07-06 23:50
#116
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Russia win73ry
If Copenhagen Flames get mertz, Frøslev, TMB, Celrate and kwezz in their new roster, then, damn, these guys can really be better than their last team. The organization is surely genius.
2020-07-07 00:53
#117
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Ukraine Dert38
OMFG bestest awper
2020-07-07 00:54
mertz nukkye hobbit juanflatro maybe bubble? lots of free agents, lots of room for potential new teams
2020-07-07 07:37
FaZe -bymass +mertz
2020-07-07 10:34
#123
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Finland 0lter
Yet another astralis player
2020-07-07 11:47
Please let this be a North pickup. I have been saying that they should get mertz again for a while now. I would be so pissed if this end up being a astralis signing.
2020-07-07 11:47
finally. he deserves a better team (not north pls) . - jugi + mertz pls and then jugi can join north
2020-07-07 12:28
another Valorant player incoming
2020-07-07 17:40
Mertz to Mad Lions. Calling it
2020-07-07 18:30
Most annoying Danish player, he is useless.
2020-07-08 07:37
SCAM org and trash ceo with noname players
2020-07-09 09:57
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