Copenhagen Flames announce new lineup

The Danish organization has announced the signing of a young lineup featuring a mixture of former Singularity and Lyngby Vikings players.

After their previous lineup was transferred to x6tence in late June, Copenhagen Flames were left with the task of putting together a new team entirely from scratch out of a "large list of potential candidates", twelve of whom were eventually interviewed before the organization decided on the final quintet.

The new roster is headlined by former North and Heroic player Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz, who last plied his trade in Singularity until early August when his contract expired after he spent the off-season on the bench.

The AWPer is joined by his former teammate from the aforementioned squad, 17-year-old Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard, as well as by ex-Lyngby Vikings duo Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen, who will take on the mantle of the in-game leader, and Jakob "⁠Daffu⁠" Schildt.

The last piece of the roster is Sebastian "⁠Basso⁠" Aagaard, who played for Copenhagen Flames in 2018-2019 and most recently attempted to create an international lineup in Adaptation, which ended up disbanding after just two months of existence.

The Danes will make their debut on Thursday in Nine to Five 3 Dawn, where they are part of the same group with BIG Academy, SKADE, and Wisla Krakow. Their opening match of the double-elimination group will be against the German side at 09:00 .

Copenhagen Flames' new lineup is the following:

Denmark Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen
Denmark Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz
Denmark Jakob "⁠Daffu⁠" Schildt
Denmark Sebastian "⁠Basso⁠" Aagaard
Denmark Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard

Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
127
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Sebastian 'Basso' Aagaard
Sebastian 'Basso' Aagaard
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
419
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
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Denmark Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Jakob 'Daffu' Schildt
Jakob 'Daffu' Schildt
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Sick lineup, it's nice to see Mertz get a chance in another team. I'm sure they will break in to the top 30 in no time now that MiBR is feeding teams in EU. Their announcement video was also pretty good, y'all should check it out.
2020-08-12 13:10
7 replies
#19
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Sweden quacke
Yeah exciting! If CPH Flames keep on developing players like they always have and bringing them out into the big scene (TeSeS, Farlig to name a few) this should be mertz's big break.
2020-08-12 13:10
5 replies
Its just that these talents they "developed" tend to already have above average showings and rating when they joined. This lineup instead... only mertz is pure firepower and special talent in a way.
2020-08-12 14:11
4 replies
#41
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Sweden quacke
Yes but CPH Flames has always been that stepping stone for those players to get onto the bigger teams. I've always seen them as being perfectly in the middle of the tier 3-4 scene and the tier 1-2 scene. Maybe this lineup will ruin that streak but who knows.
2020-08-12 14:15
3 replies
Yeah what i meant was that its been a good stepping stone for already promising talents (at least rating wise) but is there any example of developin a 0.97 rating player into a 1.10 one?
2020-08-12 17:19
2 replies
They don't have a lot of hltv matches, so you can't really use that tbh. But you still have a valid point
2020-08-12 17:30
#59
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Sweden quacke
I agree with #55. We'll just have to see how it goes.
2020-08-12 17:37
#30
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Portugal Keithul
If mertz is AWPer, I see some great show form that team. Maybe they would be sucking for a first time, but if they'll work on themselves, they can get a really nice results.
2020-08-12 13:32
nice t6
2020-08-12 13:01
chokemark
2020-08-12 13:02
#5
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Turkey OdunKafaYT
Who cars?
2020-08-12 13:02
5 replies
#9
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Macau Be_Happier
I car
2020-08-12 13:03
4 replies
#22
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Brazil mafe^
I truck
2020-08-12 13:13
3 replies
#23
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Macau Be_Happier
You not car :(
2020-08-12 13:15
2 replies
I bicycle, I am outside every day for many hours (Because one of my favorite things to do is BMX)
2020-08-12 15:29
1 reply
#51
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Macau Be_Happier
XDDD
2020-08-12 15:54
gl
2020-08-12 13:02
#7
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Macau Be_Happier
POG
2020-08-12 13:03
#8
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
who
2020-08-12 13:03
No tmb gg
2020-08-12 13:03
ok fake astralis
2020-08-12 13:04
#12
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Australia Sify
go mertz
2020-08-12 13:04
#13
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Greece hekzy
god damn nygaar;d
2020-08-12 13:05
how does mertz always end up with 4 nonamers
2020-08-12 13:05
1 reply
#49
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United Kingdom Aqishimaaa
no idea haha but North shouldve tried to get him back,
2020-08-12 15:44
lol
2020-08-12 13:05
Another team that they will eventually sell for more than they got them for absolute stonks
2020-08-12 13:06
shiiiii
2020-08-12 13:09
#20
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Sweden skorpan
Poor mertz ..... Deserves so much more
2020-08-12 13:12
2 replies
+1 why the hell he is always with no namers... he wants to be 2nd Hunden i guess. trying to develop young talents but he deserves a better team.
2020-08-12 13:21
1 reply
#35
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Sweden skorpan
Without being an igl though, which makes it even more strange .. :o He should have plenty of options by going international, must be some reason why he doesn't do that. I'd love to see him in c0ntact instead of emi.
2020-08-12 13:53
#24
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Georgia Megobari
who?
2020-08-12 13:18
#26
NENO | 
Australia Boucas
Basso and mertz seems like a good combination. Gl team
2020-08-12 13:27
#27
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Spain kirooZyy
I would have tried to sign kwezz or lucky (Danish) instead of Jabbi. Anyways very sick lineup, good luck guys
2020-08-12 13:28
ah yeet dab kaching pow habadoobidoo kak teu yeet hopitty hop
2020-08-12 13:31
#31
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Poland ethereal0
mertz n friends
2020-08-12 13:36
good luck boys
2020-08-12 13:41
In my opinion, flames seems like cp wolves.
2020-08-12 13:43
daffu underrated af
2020-08-12 13:43
Who is the IGL?
2020-08-12 13:54
5 replies
me
2020-08-12 14:10
Mankz
2020-08-12 14:16
1 reply
Cool Thanks
2020-08-12 18:35
Mankz ;)
2020-08-12 14:18
1 reply
Cool Thanks
2020-08-12 18:34
#44
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Philippines B3nk4i
Damn i kinda expected mertz to go some where else, the guys was a monster on singularity. But good luck to them man
2020-08-12 14:24
This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them. nygaards...
2020-08-12 14:45
1 reply
#76
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Poland csRIOTgo
is he Rain's brother?
2020-08-13 12:02
#46
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Russia win73ry
-mankz, -Jabbi; +TMB, +kwezz. Still a good run for CPH Flames, though.
2020-08-12 15:04
#48
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Poland SebL
I'm not sure if Daffu is a good choice, I don't think he will make enough impact in this team. Who the hell even is maNkz? Same with Jabbi? For me this roster is trash, and they should build a stronger one around mertz and Basso.
2020-08-12 15:39
Astralis on wish ordereded
2020-08-12 15:54
Copenhagen Flames?More like Copenhagen BOTs axaxaxaxaxa
2020-08-12 16:52
no raalz no party
2020-08-12 17:32
Who? Who? Who? Mertz Who? Nice team
2020-08-12 17:32
3 replies
#58
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Brunei cyLoL
+ 1
2020-08-12 17:34
+1
2020-08-12 18:31
#73
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Japan tatsumi
LUL
2020-08-13 08:41
LOL JABBI IN 2020
2020-08-12 17:45
Be carefull, Jabbi easily Can steal your gf
2020-08-12 17:54
Everytime I see copenhagen flames' logo I thing of ECS Season 1 ._.'
2020-08-12 18:13
whatever
2020-08-12 18:48
LOLOLOL. mertz "best" on team. already a failed project. GG
2020-08-13 01:26
#70
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United States snakedrake
I don’t think this will be a good line up but we will see
2020-08-13 01:53
Tier 5 at best
2020-08-13 03:31
lmao everyone has <1 rating except Mertz
2020-08-13 08:32
Gl Mertz
2020-08-13 08:48
#75
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Bulgaria mythr0x
gl
2020-08-13 09:58
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