Movistar Riders and larsen to part ways

The Madrid-based organization is now in the process of trying out new AWPers after deciding to not renew the Dane's contract, which expires at the end of the month.

Movistar Riders will part ways with Sebastian "⁠larsen⁠" Larsen going into the coming tournament season, as the Dane's contract will not be renewed for 2021.

The 23-year-old has been on the team's books since August of 2020, when Movistar Riders veered towards a fully international English-speaking team, and was signed on to take charge of the AWP after Rajohn "⁠EasTor⁠" Linato was let go by the Spanish organization.

larsen will no longer play for Movistar Riders

larsen, who had shown promise in Denmark with Sigma and GoldenGitte before joining Movistar Riders, wasn't able to make a strong impression in his five months with the team, ending his tenure with a 1.01 rating as they failed to reach their main goal for the season, making it back into ESEA Premier.

Movistar Riders have announced that they are now in the process of trying out several AWPers to fill the void left by larsen, with one of the players rumored to be on the shortlist being Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield, who was already close to inking a deal with the Spanish organization last summer.

Movistar Riders will have to make a decision hastily, however, as they are slated to compete at ESL European Championship Winter, which starts on January 18 and offers a spot at the IEM Katowice Play-in.

Movistar Riders are currently:

Spain Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano
Spain Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet
Brazil Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes
Estonia Kristjan "⁠shokz⁠" Jakobson

Spain Galder "⁠bladE⁠" Barcena (coach)

Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
404
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.09
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Spain Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Galder 'bladE' Barcena
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Estonia Kristjan 'shokz' Jakobson
Kristjan 'shokz' Jakobson
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
231
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Sebastian 'larsen' Larsen
Sebastian 'larsen' Larsen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
rip very sad ! smooya beast tho
2021-01-12 18:18
5 replies
HEN1 to movistar confirmed
2021-01-12 18:27
4 replies
#59
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Venezuela Jorge_
Alongside his bro and now Movista Riders is a Brazilian roster lmao
2021-01-12 20:13
1 reply
yes -shokz +lucas1
2021-01-12 22:08
#65
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Brazil Brunoow13
look kng twitter
2021-01-12 20:18
1 reply
fake news
2021-01-12 22:08
+smooya
2021-01-12 18:17
1 reply
Ez for anarkez ...
2021-01-13 06:13
Smooya inc
2021-01-12 18:18
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-01-12 18:18
go smooya
2021-01-12 18:18
eastor wasnt the problem
2021-01-12 18:18
6 replies
it was a very big problem but larsen was even worse
2021-01-12 18:20
5 replies
i think eastor was pre good
2021-01-12 18:20
3 replies
#60
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Venezuela Jorge_
he was INSANE 1 match out of 7. The rest he sucked ass.
2021-01-12 20:14
2 replies
u exagerating
2021-01-13 01:37
1 reply
Yes, it was more like 1 out of 10
2021-01-14 17:00
#26
VINI | 
Brazil 1930
larsen is TERRIBLE unfortunately
2021-01-12 18:27
finally, go back spanish team pls
2021-01-12 18:18
smooya pog
2021-01-12 18:18
#9
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Germany iBUYPOLAND
smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2021-01-12 18:18
smooooooooooooooooooooya
2021-01-12 18:18
#11
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Denmark Jonasnhj
RIP LARSEN
2021-01-12 18:19
happy for Mr Butterfeld
2021-01-12 18:19
smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2021-01-12 18:19
#14
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Welcome smooya
2021-01-12 18:19
Good luck Larsen, such a nice guy
2021-01-12 18:20
#18
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Portugal skiLfuI
expected, but I thought anarkez would've been the one joining
2021-01-12 18:22
1 reply
#61
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Venezuela Jorge_
smooya is way better tbh.
2021-01-12 20:14
oh no
2021-01-12 18:21
If they get smooya they might get into the top 30
2021-01-12 18:21
10 replies
#22
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
*top 15
2021-01-12 18:23
9 replies
Thats to much, they are 99% out of the major and they wont get invites since they dont play on Premier (MDL).
2021-01-12 18:26
*top 7,5
2021-01-12 18:28
7 replies
#62
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Venezuela Jorge_
*top 3,14
2021-01-12 20:15
1 reply
Huh? U need math classes.
2021-01-12 20:29
#70
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United States l_car
*top 3,75
2021-01-12 20:32
4 replies
And if they replace shokz with sinnopsyy the could actually become *top 1,875
2021-01-12 21:34
3 replies
#74
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United States l_car
Shokz >>>>>>
2021-01-12 21:48
#77
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
LOL, Shokz is way better than him
2021-01-12 23:02
1 reply
Follow the joke, lol
2021-01-12 23:02
#21
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Slovakia xaboff
gl smooya, your chance for redemption
2021-01-12 18:23
lets go smooya is back
2021-01-12 18:26
#25
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Europe Amne_cs
Just saying, anarkez was watching Movistar Riders vs LDLC last month. And Degster is on transfer list, but I'm pretty sure he is expensive and Riders usually gets free agents, so anarkez will be their new AWP :)
2021-01-12 18:27
4 replies
#63
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Venezuela Jorge_
I would prefer smooya over anarkez 8 times out of 10
2021-01-12 20:15
2 replies
Both are too good for this team though and both would be a huge upgrade from larsen haha
2021-01-12 20:30
1 reply
#72
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Venezuela Jorge_
Oh that's for sure 100%
2021-01-12 20:37
Smooya is a free agent but everybody knows he'll be out of the team in 2/3 months. Jugi and guardian are also free agent, could work in this team. Players that were put in transfer lists could come for free, depending on the expiration of the contract. There are several names: - nifty - koosta - ottond - degster
2021-01-13 18:06
Denmark CS LULW KEKW HAHAHAHAHAHA oh wait i am from Denmark
2021-01-12 18:27
#30
arT | 
Russia bult0
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-01-12 18:32
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-01-12 18:35
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-01-12 18:35
SMOOOOYA
2021-01-12 18:35
FINALLY THE WORST AWP IN CS GO HISTORY
2021-01-12 18:37
#35
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Sweden RaaCCooN
hello smooya
2021-01-12 18:40
Lets go SMOOYYAAAAAA
2021-01-12 18:41
RIP smooya
2021-01-12 18:43
SMOOYAA
2021-01-12 18:44
#39
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Pakistan LoOuU2
RAT KING INCOMING BOIS. seriously, this is a team which Smooya doesn't deserve but he is at such a point in his career where he needs to get on any team he can and get on grinding again to land himself something big. GL to him and the team.
2021-01-12 18:44
2 replies
#43
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Russia Jet1k
smooya's only 21, it's not like his career is over and he can never get back to a top 10 team
2021-01-12 18:48
1 reply
#46
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Very true however, with his so called "toxic nature" rumors around and many teams getting on other awpers for their projects and neglecting him, going back to a T2 or T3 team is the best chance of getting noticed again to play in the big leagues. C9 talked to him but didn't get him, North said no as well. Many other top projects got overhauled but he didn't got a ticket to anywhere
2021-01-12 18:59
#40
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Turkey RENNNDER
2021-01-12 18:45
7 replies
You are welcome xd
2021-01-12 19:07
#87
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World ScottGetto
sangal will get rekt play.esea.net/teams/8725350
2021-01-13 12:57
5 replies
#88
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Turkey RENNNDER
2021-01-13 13:02
4 replies
#89
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World ScottGetto
vs larsen not vs god smoooya
2021-01-13 13:11
3 replies
#90
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Turkey RENNNDER
smooya is overrated i think
2021-01-13 13:12
2 replies
#91
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World ScottGetto
he is a monter in t1 imagine in t3
2021-01-13 13:13
1 reply
#92
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Turkey RENNNDER
yes he is monter in 3 hopefully
2021-01-13 13:14
expected
2021-01-12 18:46
#42
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Andorra BENZ1N3RA
FINALLY!!!!!!! Larsen was an absolut bot, pls Riders don't bring Smooya if you don't want but don't bring a nonamer
2021-01-12 18:49
SMOOYAAAA
2021-01-12 18:50
SMOOOOOOYISTAR RIDERS
2021-01-12 18:56
#47
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Spain G3CK0
Anarkez or Smooya???
2021-01-12 18:59
Finally
2021-01-12 19:01
#49
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Poland SebL
I feel like he was pretty good, could stay, but maybe they will find someone better.
2021-01-12 19:04
ez 4 rat king
2021-01-12 19:04
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAA
2021-01-12 19:08
Endpoint facing Smooya in the ESL European Championship XD
2021-01-12 19:15
MR + Guardian or smooya Ez top 1
2021-01-12 19:43
was Larsen that bad?
2021-01-12 19:45
5 replies
nah, just very mediocre. which isnt typically what a team would want from soemone who's main awper
2021-01-12 20:10
#58
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Andorra BENZ1N3RA
literally mopoz was better wit the awp than the main awp lol
2021-01-12 20:11
2 replies
Maybe it was mopoz who just was too great with it? 😇
2021-01-12 20:32
1 reply
#71
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Andorra BENZ1N3RA
Rifler better with awp than actual awp lol
2021-01-12 20:33
#64
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Venezuela Jorge_
yes 😪
2021-01-12 20:16
#57
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Chile cristiaan
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAA
2021-01-12 20:10
#66
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Spain BlaNcoW
thank god
2021-01-12 20:19
i wish larsen gl, but hyped to see the new operator
2021-01-13 00:59
Smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2021-01-13 05:18
Welcome anarkez :)
2021-01-13 06:03
SMOOOOOOOOYYYAAAAA
2021-01-13 10:33
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2021-01-13 12:13
#86
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World ScottGetto
2021-01-13 12:50
Smooya
2021-01-13 14:57
#96
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Germany I__car
rip very sad !
2021-01-14 22:32
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