Official: MAD Lions complete lineup with refrezh and HooXi
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.
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:
Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)
Paweł "innocent" Mocek (benched)