Lekr0 to MAD Lions deal falls through

The future of the Swedish player is now up in the air after he rejected the Flashpoint champions.

Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson will remain on NiP's bench for the foreseeable future after his proposed transfer to MAD Lions collapsed, HLTV.org has confirmed. Talks between the two organisations were at a very advanced stage, but the Swedish player turned down the chance to join the Danish team.

MAD Lions had made the 27-year-old their priority as they look to add to their squad to replace Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, who was reportedly moved to the bench in the aftermath of a disappointing last-place finish in the European qualifier for cs_summit 6, the second Regional Major Rankings (RMR) tournament in the continent.

Lekr0 snubbed MAD Lions as he waits for other offers

Lekr0, who has been on NiP's bench since May, when he was replaced by Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser in the Swedish team, will wait for other offers to come in before making a decision. In MAD Lions, he would have returned to a main rifler role after he spent the majority of his two-year tenure with the Ninjas as an in-game leader.

The Danish team will return to action in DreamHack Open Summer Europe, which will run between August 8 and 16. Before the end of the month, they will also compete in ESL One Cologne's European tournament, which will kick off on August 18.

Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
lmao rip
2020-07-29 17:52
F
2020-07-29 17:56
anluko
2020-07-29 17:59
-bymas +lekr0
2020-07-29 18:29
Lmao, lekro deserves a better team
2020-07-29 18:33
Faze >>>> Gay2
2020-07-29 18:36
Mouz Lekr0
2020-07-29 18:37
Maybe +Lekro -chrisj
2020-07-29 18:43
he is going to faze if he goes to top team. faze needs igl mouz not. As a rifler he is not that impresive so i dont see reason why would mouz buyout him when they can buyout bubzkji who is very impresive player
2020-07-29 19:14
#106
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Germany FAN_BIG
Lekro is great talent. If he is not IGL and have to fill every shit role, he will frag again.
2020-07-29 19:41
I think he wants to igl and go to faze as a igl since he rejected mad lions where he would been rifler. I would see mouz to pick bubzkji over the lekr0. 27yrs old talent <22 yrs old talent
2020-07-29 19:49
#109
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Germany FAN_BIG
Yea would make sense
2020-07-29 19:54
CHRISJ IS MOUZ HE CANNOT BE REMOVED BY ANY MORTAL'S POWERS
2020-07-29 23:13
Ok memence
2020-07-30 05:20
With lekr0 this team can be very exciting
2020-07-29 18:46
who he deserves?
2020-07-29 19:00
good luck finding a better team than faze that he could ever go to
2020-07-30 00:30
+1
2020-07-30 18:00
Faze or Fnatic will get him again. Fnatic on a slump btw. I think he is waiting for the team to release Golden.
2020-07-31 19:15
Deserved
2020-07-29 19:10
no one on hltv has alt accs
2020-07-29 19:11
Except for zeolikk (he has over 900 alts best known by the bane “Stuttgart”)
2020-07-29 19:13
disgusting...
2020-07-29 19:17
*name not bane kkkkkkkkkk
2020-07-29 19:38
Wtf
2020-07-29 20:07
Xaxaxa
2020-07-30 11:17
#2
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Russia pha1re
Lol
2020-07-29 17:52
Sucks Lekr0 is now on a downhill spiral of tier 10 or retirement.
2020-07-29 22:49
FeelsBadMan
2020-07-29 17:52
F's in the chat
2020-07-29 17:53
#58
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Sweden ZikEiBoY
F
2020-07-29 18:19
Name checks out
2020-07-29 18:36
OMEGALUL
2020-07-29 17:55
xD
2020-07-29 18:10
#6
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Turkey chrlea
obv af
2020-07-29 17:53
#63
fl0m | 
Norway MarsPi
Why?
2020-07-29 18:26
Because Lekro to faze
2020-07-29 18:37
nah, niko won't let go of his igl spot and there'll be too many voices with lekro on the team, niko igling with cold helping is enough and bymas will probably stay for a while. if lekro joins as a rifler or whatever, then idk, but too many deags on one team is too dangerous
2020-07-29 21:52
Can u idiots stop pretending like lekro is an igl. He is a fucking entry Fragger , anchor , secondary awper , clutch player , best deagle player , insane pistol player all in 1 and all u retards focus on is his igl? Stupid people everywhere smh. He only took igl role because nip needed one and he felt like he could. He probably won't be and igl anymore
2020-07-29 21:59
#136
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Sweden crittaN
+1
2020-07-29 22:20
This is the fucking answer and for other players too, stop forcing things that even doesnt exist
2020-07-30 00:03
xist igl
2020-07-30 17:25
Kek
2020-07-30 18:39
Entry Fragger: rain Anchor: Broky and Cold Secondary Awper: Niko and Cold Clutch Player: Cold and Broky Deagle Player: Niko and cold Pistol Player: Niko and Broky Now tell me why FaZe needs lekr0? Can lekro be support? I don't think so.
2020-07-30 05:20
cringe ass silver analysis
2020-07-30 08:53
#166
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n
+1 braindead
2020-07-30 15:01
xD
2020-07-30 10:38
#164
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Serbia DjapeZ
delete coment
2020-07-30 14:31
yes -bymas
2020-07-31 21:36
i didn't know man calm the fuck down jeez, i started watching pro cs, summer of 2019, when he was an igl...
2020-08-01 00:28
triggered 12 yo when someone says anything wrong about his fav players fkn hell
2020-08-01 00:29
Lekro is not my favorite player but I cringe Everytime I see someone call him an igl and it makes me mad and I'm 13 not 12
2020-08-01 07:15
#7
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Romania RZBD
rip
2020-07-29 17:53
xd
2020-07-29 17:53
Why dude lol
2020-07-29 17:53
Perhaps he wanted to be an IGL not a rifler
2020-07-29 18:07
they are getting nitro
2020-07-29 18:36
#87
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India c0nsc10us
Mad lions are getting nitro? Doesn't seem even remotely viable
2020-07-29 18:54
#104
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Finland kkd69
nitros only call was "team go kill"
2020-07-29 19:29
Yet he somehow managed to be the Best IGL in the world, equal to gla1ve, last year
2020-07-29 20:24
#132
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Russia win73ry
Equal to gla1ve?
2020-07-29 21:59
Can you read?
2020-07-29 22:06
#134
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Russia win73ry
If you, guys, really think nitr0 is / was equal to gla1ve, you are very, very wrong.
2020-07-29 22:07
nitr0 isn't even close to gla1ve. gla1ve is widely regarded as the best CSGO IGL ever. What I meant is, during last year Summer, many pros, were calling nitr0 the "best IGL right now," because they were winning everything. nitr0 wasn't as good as gla1ve, but Liquid's Summer Run cemented him as a good IGL, although he wasn't a master, what he did worked out, and no it wasn't "Go kill"
2020-08-01 21:40
Nito isnt remotely as good as glaive
2020-07-30 08:52
read above your comment
2020-08-01 21:40
Kekekekekekekekekekekemenejekekekekekekekekekek
2020-07-30 08:51
Where faze
2020-07-29 17:53
Auajajajaj
2020-07-29 17:53
Good, this move seemed pretty shit to me
2020-07-29 17:53
lmao
2020-07-29 17:53
F
2020-07-29 17:54
#15
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
good
2020-07-29 17:54
#16
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Ukraine ksay
ok lekr0 that was pretty stupid ngl
2020-07-29 17:54
#137
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Australia zanics
he probably gets paid more on NIPs bench than he would on mad lions active lineup :P
2020-07-29 22:22
#161
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
or just has another offer
2020-07-30 11:51
#17
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Brazil luis130201
faze will get this
2020-07-29 17:54
#18
RpK | 
France pol44r
Sex
2020-07-29 17:54
Mad Lions really put all there effort into a guy who turned them down lul
2020-07-29 17:54
27y benched player and NIP failed to sell him lmao
2020-07-29 17:55
#25
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Sweden Lingon
It's Lekr0 that turned it down tho
2020-07-29 17:56
#21
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Sweden Lingon
He must have a bigger deal then
2020-07-29 17:55
#77
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Sweden Fizze
I hope, maybe FaZe who knows?
2020-07-29 18:41
I think faze wants to add him without buyout, so he waiting out the contract may be ?
2020-07-29 22:59
Gl lekr0 <3
2020-07-29 17:56
#23
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China HEIDASHUAi
F
2020-07-29 17:56
thank god, hopefully bubzkji stays
2020-07-29 17:57
Now kjaerbye to mad lions
2020-07-29 17:56
#28
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Switzerland x676
27 y/o :)
2020-07-29 17:56
#29
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
mouz?
2020-07-29 17:57
bubzkji best men))
2020-07-29 17:57
Hmm so I guess its possible that -Bubzkiji +ALEX -Kjaerbye +Bubzkiji/Lekr0 -Bymas +Kjaerbye/Lekr0/Bubzkiji/nitr0 -ryann +nitr0 Idk so many roster changes and anyone can go anywhere except ALEX who will most likely join MAD Lions
2020-07-29 17:58
ALEX to Mad Lions? i dont think this will happen - Mad Lions would have to switch from danish to english for one player and they arent even in need of an ingame leader Bubzkij to North sadly sounds like a possibility, but it also sounds like the end of Bubzkijs career FaZe Lekr0 or Bubzkij sounds possible, FaZe nitr0 actually sounds possible as well and it sounds pretty interesting too
2020-07-29 18:05
nitr0 to faze omegalul
2020-07-29 18:16
whats so omegaluly about that he has IGL experience an can play basically every role sounds like a good fit for faze
2020-07-29 18:17
And they already speak English so there is no transition for the rest of the team, language-wise. Also, I think nitr0 fits FaZe's play style, so it's not omegalul at all!
2020-07-29 21:51
scandinavians speak their own languages when communicating
2020-07-29 18:50
.. to extend on that i can imagine kjaerbye joining mad lions, but i also wouldnt be surprised if he'd end up in an international team like godsent
2020-07-29 18:07
#108
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Finland 5way
ALEX to mad lions not gonna happen....
2020-07-29 19:50
faze lekr0 confirmed
2020-07-29 17:59
# 57
2020-07-29 18:20
paycheck stealer ok
2020-07-29 17:59
ah shit, wouldve been sick to see
2020-07-29 18:02
Them losing?
2020-07-29 18:34
k
2020-07-29 19:26
rip
2020-07-29 18:05
lekr0 to faze BlessRNG
2020-07-29 18:07
#42
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Switzerland rigoN
+rigoN
2020-07-29 18:07
they gonna pick kjaerbye .line up all denmark
2020-07-29 18:08
#44
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Denmark Vqwerty03
He is going to north
2020-07-29 18:08
#45
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Myanmar Guzhas
way to ruin a career
2020-07-29 18:09
FaZe soo obv
2020-07-29 18:09
# 57
2020-07-29 18:19
faze lekro HLTV confirmed
2020-07-29 18:11
#49
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Denmark Dust_2_Go
Oh ffs
2020-07-29 18:11
nice move Lekr0
2020-07-29 18:13
that MadLions roster is hopeless
2020-07-29 18:14
It is not hopeless but they can perform better individually and so there's still potential as a team to climb the rankings. Bubzkji can certainly play a level higher than his prior year performance and so can the other guys, this team is quite good. World rank #21 is not that bad.
2020-07-29 18:28
Don't count on Bubzkji's return. I mean, the only good player on the team right now is AcoR.
2020-07-29 19:03
Press F to show despect not really, good luck lekr0, good player
2020-07-29 18:16
#54
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Singapore Jaredlkj
FAZE LEKRO
2020-07-29 18:16
Will never happen
2020-07-29 18:19
LUL FaZe Lekr0
2020-07-29 18:19
time to retire
2020-07-29 18:20
mad lions is good why tho lekr0
2020-07-29 18:22
#66
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Hungary raffai
F
2020-07-29 18:29
Ahahahahaha lekro may regret this decision in future
2020-07-29 18:32
#68
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Israel tomnduck
wow intresting move
2020-07-29 18:32
#75
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Pakistan LoOuU2
But y though
2020-07-29 18:37
OMEGALUL LIONS
2020-07-29 18:43
#80
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Romania SkipLD
I wouldn't take a lower salary either.
2020-07-29 18:45
olof lekro smooya alex nex
2020-07-29 18:48
#83
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Germany Constikdw
Waiting for Fnatic to pick him up again
2020-07-29 18:48
This means he has a bigger offer right?
2020-07-29 18:49
#89
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Denmark Vqwerty03
i think so
2020-07-29 18:59
#98
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Probably going to steal paychecks from north
2020-07-29 19:17
#110
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Sure
2020-07-29 19:59
#86
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Brazil Lemonitos
GODSENT -kRYSTAL +lekr0 instant top 10
2020-07-29 18:54
exciting times...
2020-07-29 18:56
Lol
2020-07-29 19:02
in ML low salary thats why he choose to stay.
2020-07-29 19:04
F
2020-07-29 19:21
#101
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Poland mlodzier
So he basically waste his last chance to play at decent team, i dont think he will get any better offer (dont put him into FaZe not this caliber , if he cant take a pressure of Star Player (replacing Bubkzji) he wouldnt take a tier1 pressure anyway)
2020-07-29 19:24
could have been issue with his role in team or the fact they have Bubzkji benched... its a risk joining them at the moment
2020-07-29 19:26
#112
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Brazil SecondKS
lekr0 to faze or back in nip, replace twist, nawwk back to main awper
2020-07-29 20:09
rip lekr0's career
2020-07-29 20:11
Lekr0 to godsent. OR maybe dignitas would be nice instead of xizt.
2020-07-29 20:39
RIP Career
2020-07-29 20:35
He probably want either fnatic dignitas or a EU team not some danish team that Def Will collapse soon Dignitas is too ofc but least swedish com
2020-07-29 20:38
Tbh good decision I think
2020-07-29 20:36
Lekr0 is a great player. I'm sure he will have great future. I would love to see him in MAD Lions over sjuush, not Bubzkji. Also I think that MAD Lions should change sjuush, not Bubzkji, sjuush is way to inconsistent. I think Lekr0 should go to FaZe and replace Bymas, Bymas has been just not enough for FaZe imo. Would be great for both sides.
2020-07-29 20:37
#126
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Denmark Vqwerty03
I think mad lions should change roej, sjuush and bubzkji are much better. I think lekr0 will go north and faze will pickup kjærbye or alex
2020-07-29 21:30
I don't think Lekr0 would like to play in North. He deserves a better team. Also I see no chance that FaZe will pick up Kjaerbye. ALEX could be really good, but somehow I don't think they will take him either.
2020-07-29 23:29
#177
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Denmark Vqwerty03
dbltap.com/posts/dekay-mailbag-part-1-po.. DeKay about Lekr0 situation. "Given that discussions lasted as long as they did, it implies to me that he does have another offer and decided to go that route instead. Early information I’ve received seems to back that up at the moment and it seems like he will end up on a different Danish roster"
2020-07-30 20:29
He for sure has an offers, because he is one of the best fragging IGL's in the world, while also being a pretty good IGL. I can see him replacing es3tag/JUGi in Astralis, they need a good IGL, Magisk leadership is a pure joke.
2020-07-31 00:33
#181
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Denmark Vqwerty03
So i think lekr0 will go north. I hope faze will sign alex, it will a major winning team so. Kjæebye will maybe move to mousesport and still be ably to play with some danish players.(karrigan and rejn)
2020-07-30 23:07
Kjaerbye will definietly not get an offer from a team like mouz, he has been playing like trash lately.
2020-07-31 00:34
Respect Lekr0
2020-07-29 20:38
i dont want see him in Faze bcs i dont like him but sadly he is going there :(
2020-07-29 20:41
I only see this logical if he got better offer from FaZe. So guess that's where he's going then.
2020-07-29 20:48
Good luck on your search lekr0! If you want a team you can dm me !!
2020-07-29 21:01
Nice MDL need to sign Jabbi asap Young and can grow
2020-07-29 21:18
eZaF
2020-07-29 21:28
He fell off big time tbh but good luck in your new Danish team, maybe that can get you back into form.
2020-07-29 21:57
This shit you are writing, were you drunk or was it after making love to your boyfriend?
2020-07-30 03:21
lmao god you have to love Brazilians when they get triggered.
2020-07-30 03:59
Maybe he got much better deal with another org
2020-07-29 21:57
obv dont want to play with stupid danes, cant even understand them probably -kRYSTAL +Lekr0 in Godsent or -NBK +lekr0 in OG
2020-07-29 22:17
They just realised how overrated the fat swede was no chance of him getting into oG lmao
2020-07-30 03:25
RETARD here is stats for you mr retard dane Lekr0 1.09 rating IGL sjuush 0.97 rating roeJ 0.99 rating acillion 0.86 rating NBK 1.03
2020-08-09 01:01
he was not MAD enough
2020-07-29 23:07
#143
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South Africa @FyreCS
Very smart of him, more teams could use him like Faze, Etc
2020-07-29 23:42
He was a good player, deserves a better chance
2020-07-30 03:20
#152
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Ukraine felzcsgo
North Lekr0 confirmed
2020-07-30 05:43
#153
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Denmark twinseN
Probaly yes Kjaerbye to ML
2020-07-30 08:35
Good move, he deserves a better team imo!
2020-07-30 10:38
#159
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Norway PeteZz
Lol thought lekr0 was 22 or something. He looks both 19 and 42 at the same time.
2020-07-30 10:39
#162
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Europe skelteR
Strange choice by him
2020-07-30 11:55
idiot
2020-07-30 11:59
#165
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Serbia DjapeZ
Come to Mouz mans
2020-07-30 14:32
=( gg
2020-07-30 15:42
RIP Mad Lions. another dead danish team. fuck our scene. Sweden back at #1
2020-07-30 16:12
#172
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Denmark twinseN
Dream On Dream On
2020-07-30 19:27
we can try. but even in our dreams our scene is dead Im afraid
2020-07-30 19:29
#174
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Denmark twinseN
To The Stars ☆ Astralis Will Be Back
2020-07-30 19:32
KEKW +Bubzkji KEKW
2020-07-31 09:04
#176
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Ukraine felzcsgo
North be back in #10 if Lekr0 join us
2020-07-30 20:10
#182
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Denmark Vqwerty03
+1
2020-07-30 23:08
Lekr0 to liquid
2020-07-30 19:56
It'll be Dignitas to replace Xizt.
2020-07-30 21:28
That would be nice
2020-07-30 22:58
It's just a rumour but it would be amazing if it were the case.
2020-07-30 23:00
true lekr0 would be an insane upgrade for botzit...
2020-07-31 20:08
Lmao rejected
2020-07-30 23:08
Too good for MALD Lions
2020-07-31 09:03
#188
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United States xcalibot
FAZE
2020-07-31 19:12
#197
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Sweden DaManz
He wouldnt understand them, thats why he wont join them. The Danish language is like... meh
2020-08-02 00:24
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