Official: MAD Lions complete lineup with refrezh and HooXi

The rumored addition of the x6tence duo to MAD Lions has been confirmed by the Spanish organization.

MAD Lions have announced that they have completed the signing of Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali from x6tence. With the addition of the two new players, MAD Lions' lineup is once again back to five players after they benched Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek in late September and transferred Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen to Copenhagen Flames earlier on Tuesday.

The duo spent just over three months playing under the x6tence tag, having been signed by the Spanish organization in late June alongside the rest of the former Copenhagen Flames lineup.

refrezh and hooXi complete a move to MAD Lions

refrezh and HooXi's addition becomes official just ahead of a busy campaign for MAD Lions, who will first play the Elisa Invitational 2 qualifier for BLAST Premier Fall Showdown at the end of October.

The new lineup will then go through a trial by fire in November, as they'll take part in two tournaments whose dates coincide in part; the second season of Flashpoint (November 9-December 6) and the European side of IEM Beijing-Haidan (November 6-22), followed by the BLAST Showdown (November 23-29), should the Danes manage to qualify.

With the newest members, MAD Lions will hope to return to contention for a spot among the top-ten teams in the world, a position they gradually lost over the last four months after a series of mixed results and the benching of Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen.

MAD Lions have the following squad:

Denmark Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand
Denmark Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck
Denmark Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen
Denmark Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali
Denmark Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen

Brazil Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu (coach)

Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek (benched)

Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
411
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:
760
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
490
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1353
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Brazil Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Luis 'peacemaker' Tadeu
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.46
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.21
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Irrelevant team after Hunden left xaxaxa
2020-10-20 20:29
16 replies
This, they only won flashpoint because mibr were/are a joke
2020-10-20 20:31
5 replies
they'll be top-10 soon, bookmark
2020-10-20 20:39
4 replies
"MAD Lions have announced that they have completed the signing of Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali from MAD Lions." LOL
2020-10-20 21:11
2 replies
kekw
2020-10-20 21:12
1 reply
peacemaker keeps killing teams, unreal : - (
2020-10-21 02:50
#87
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Brazil angryyyy
mibr of course
2020-10-20 22:37
#15
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United States ShawnM
copenhagen flames (now x6tence) once again get their players poached
2020-10-20 20:32
3 replies
That is their wish though. They want to create talent and send it of. Thats their model. Danish CS have so many teams they cant all be at the top. so they found their platform to work from and a platform from where they can operate healthy. Creating talent and ship them of.. OFC it is fun that danish cs talent teams often make it into top 30, when most other nations cant even get one team in top 30. As said before. more nations should look at how the scene work in denmark and learn from it and further cs talent work in other places. would be good for the sport. If the US looked at some of the stuff they might be able to do things thinking of all the money there is in the US compared to Denmark. despite the foundation for E sports is not good in the US. but im sure there would be things to learn. I wished my nation looked to Denmark for ways to do things.
2020-10-20 21:10
2 replies
+9999999
2020-10-21 16:57
CPH Flames literally the only profitable org in CS, they disclosed they have made more money than they have spent selling off ez money. And now CPH Flames still have a competitive roster with AcilioN and nicoodoz, we will probably see them in the top 30 again in the coming months lol
2020-10-21 19:55
+1 even more after they dont keep Bubzkji
2020-10-20 20:37
2 replies
Refrezh my man will carry 4 corpse
2020-10-20 20:39
1 reply
he cant carry much man. I like the players but their fate is sealed after Bubzkji is gone. They were legitimately the best danish team for like a month or so in the online era but this team is in rebuilding mode now
2020-10-20 20:43
*after cheater left
2020-10-21 09:22
haha, kick hunden they said, acilion was better they said, look who is getting repalced
2020-10-21 14:41
1 reply
Hunden wanted to leave tho also nah they only got fucked once bubzkji left
2020-10-22 05:30
solid
2020-10-20 20:30
Finally
2020-10-20 20:30
#5
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim
expected
2020-10-20 20:30
#6
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Switzerland retard2k
EZ for refrezh
2020-10-20 20:30
more danish no spanish
2020-10-20 20:30
ohh damm
2020-10-20 20:31
Copenhagen flames be making mad profit
2020-10-20 20:31
2 replies
+1 and they just got acillion back (for a decent price according to them) so he can use his exp to help build new talent which they can sell.
2020-10-20 21:06
1 reply
STONKS
2020-10-21 11:51
tier 2 bots lul
2020-10-20 20:31
#13
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Estonia qoznyyy
TriHard 7
2020-10-20 20:31
#14
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Germany ConAction
WTF HOOXI??????????? HOW DOES HE GET BETTER OPPORTUNITIES HE IS PLAYING SO BAD
2020-10-20 20:31
6 replies
they had no other igl options. hunden retired. acilion is mediocre. berry/torben/sycrone/netrick/tobiz irrelevant. gla1ve/blamef/karrigan/msl won't join this team whatsoever. mankz is promising but not ready for this level yet hooxi is the best option possible, and this guy has a potential, you'll see
2020-10-20 20:44
5 replies
#50
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Germany ConAction
mankz would have been so much better if u ask me
2020-10-20 20:47
2 replies
if something goes wrong they'll take him anyway
2020-10-20 20:48
1 reply
#54
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Germany ConAction
true
2020-10-20 20:51
Is maNkz IGL? In that case he should’ve been the obvious pick!
2020-10-20 22:05
idk man North is having mega struggles, MSL would actually be plausible
2020-10-22 05:52
you could say they refrezhed the lineup
2020-10-20 20:31
3 replies
no you couldnt
2020-10-20 20:58
2 replies
but he did...
2020-10-20 21:07
1 reply
wtf
2020-10-20 21:07
#17
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Denmark Menterx
Nice!
2020-10-20 20:31
With the adition of refrezh, ML should be a top15 team
2020-10-20 20:32
1 reply
top-10* and it's cos of mastermind hooxi
2020-10-20 20:46
tier 3
2020-10-20 20:32
#20
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Europe b7ack0ut
nice
2020-10-20 20:33
#21
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Russia cyberneRy
so bad
2020-10-20 20:33
GREAT LINEUP! GOOD LUCK IN TOP 15
2020-10-20 20:34
Expected
2020-10-20 20:35
Refrezh good player
2020-10-20 20:36
nice moves, GL Lions
2020-10-20 20:36
TriHard
2020-10-20 20:37
hooxi is going to call for them right?
2020-10-20 20:37
1 reply
indeed
2020-10-20 20:46
TriHard
2020-10-20 20:38
lets win some trophies
2020-10-20 20:38
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2
If this doesnt work out , someone save Acor please.
2020-10-20 20:39
0.89 rating, lets see
2020-10-20 20:39
1 reply
but good igl. 0.89 rating is enough if rest players are good
2020-10-20 20:47
now they'll win flashpoint, nice
2020-10-20 20:39
refrezh, the eternal upcoming talent
2020-10-20 20:41
2 replies
#41
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
upcoming talent for 3 years already
2020-10-20 20:42
1 reply
+1
2020-10-21 03:22
Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek (benched) BibleThump
2020-10-20 20:44
#47
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France Uexo
finally a real lineup
2020-10-20 20:44
refrezh overrated bot
2020-10-20 20:50
3 replies
refrezh hater come cry REFRESH move to astralis -botvice
2020-10-20 20:57
and you are nothing,,,
2020-10-21 13:39
0/8, one of the most underrated players in the danish scene.
2020-10-21 18:51
TriHard Clap
2020-10-20 20:53
easy for peacemaker
2020-10-20 20:58
EZ TOP 20
2020-10-20 21:00
1 reply
Maybe top 20 in Denmark
2020-10-20 21:03
#62
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Denmark KamaraD
Of course it's great that you are happy to join refrezh, but where is the same post for HooXi?
2020-10-20 21:02
1 reply
thought the same haha
2020-10-20 21:08
very good move.... happy that Acilion left
2020-10-20 21:03
acillion>Hooxi
2020-10-20 21:04
#76
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Hungary szia
refrezh is finally back on a team, gl
2020-10-20 21:19
#77
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Poland SmartyyCS
HooXi firepower is litteraly comparable with HUNDENs but igl wise he is not even close. I dont see Mad Lions anywhere near top 20 after kicking GOD HUNDEN and losing bubkzji
2020-10-20 21:26
Not great, not terrible.
2020-10-20 21:47
#80
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Finland kkd69
When -peacemaker
2020-10-20 21:55
Good choice Refrezh, but hooxi? They have a GOD core4 (refrezh, roeJ, sjuush and acoR), but the fifth.. may be their weakness.
2020-10-20 21:58
Expected from long time ago
2020-10-20 22:18
why 0.9kd HooXi, but not AcilioN
2020-10-20 22:29
3 replies
kd isn't a measure of how good of an IGL you are.
2020-10-20 22:35
2 replies
#94
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Indonesia lukerey
Look at his flag. All he think about is rating.
2020-10-20 23:25
1 reply
Ahahha rain fan, k
2020-10-24 02:17
dead team
2020-10-20 22:43
#89
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Ukraine Dert38
actually nice
2020-10-20 22:47
Back to danish lineup yay was afraid they were turning international
2020-10-20 23:04
refresh?? the guy is only relevant because he played once for Cloud9 Hope this helps
2020-10-20 23:10
#92
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Troublemaker strikes again bye mad lions :(
2020-10-20 23:14
free mocek
2020-10-20 23:16
#95
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Indonesia lukerey
Should have done it earlier. Full danes is the only answer. MaNkz is another danes IGL that can be an option for them, but i guess MaNkz is still new to the scene. Need more time. Maybe acoR & sjuush can bring this team into top 20. Let see.
2020-10-20 23:27
#96
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Brazil batcompany
Why those spanish orgs turn away from their own country players, instead going for other nationalities? Is there a problem with italian and spanish players (for example) , that can't develop enough to get to upper levels? Is it a cultural thing or what?
2020-10-20 23:32
5 replies
spanish players are like LUL, italian players, anyone knows some players from italy? no
2020-10-20 23:47
There are only three spanish orgs with full spanish roster, Wygers, Queso and S2V. Long story short, many people asked for way too much money years ago and now clubs are tired of people tweeting twice a month, not creating fanbase and not improving as much year after year.
2020-10-21 11:22
3 replies
#112
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Oceania aZZtec
Wygers are from Spain or from Arg?
2020-10-21 12:51
2 replies
If u mean the orga I'd say it's spanish
2020-10-21 13:05
1 reply
#114
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Oceania aZZtec
And they do have 2 rosters? or Wygers.arg disbanded?
2020-10-21 13:06
WE ARE NOT HERE TO TAKE PART WE ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER ``DANISH COUNTER STRIKE 26 PRO PLAYERS IN TOP 30`` ``HAVE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD ASTRALIS) ``HAVE THE 2 TEAM IN THE WORLD``
2020-10-20 23:46
1 reply
Okay
2020-10-21 01:55
#101
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Russia DjSisu
Refrezh finally get a team
2020-10-21 03:07
#103
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Malaysia Suno[t]
gl refrezh time to shine
2020-10-21 03:24
#105
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Finland KieZuZ
Gl I hope its not BAD Lions all over again.
2020-10-21 06:17
#106
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Poland SebL
HooXi is a great signing, a really good IGL that can also frag well, refrezh have potential to be TOP 20 player imo., great additions from MAD Lions. For me this roster is looking great on paper, we will see how will it do.
2020-10-21 08:08
Good luck
2020-10-21 09:54
LOL TRIHARD
2020-10-21 10:01
N
2020-10-21 15:23
#118
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Europe Cirros_V2
Expected
2020-10-21 16:55
#122
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Russia Jet1k
-acilion +hooxi sidegrade but -bubzkji +refrezh not as big downgrade as people think, refrezh is sick player.
2020-10-21 22:41
N
2020-10-23 16:36
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