emi on GODSENT: "The team had some other options and they wanted to evaluate them"

The 27-year-old shared his thoughts on his stand-in appearance with GODSENT and what he is looking for next in his career.

After parting ways with c0ntact in October following two months on the bench, Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković was in search of a new home. The Serbian was eventually brought in on trial by GODSENT to fill the gap left by Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend's benching in two tournaments.

GODSENT showed great promise under emi, but the two have gone their separate ways

The team bounced back from a poor showing in BLAST Premier Fall Showdown and put in a convincing performance in DreamHack Masters Winter, in which they managed to reach the semi-finals after a surprising run that saw them push aside the likes of Astralis, Heroic and North.

"What I can say about my time in GODSENT is that I actually enjoyed playing and leading again, which is something I hadn't tasted for the most of 2020, so it was a pleasing experience to compete once again against the best teams in the world," emi told HLTV.org.

"I believe that, in the end, everyone was happy with the way things worked out for us, we almost went to the final of DH Masters. I mean, we showed some pretty solid CS throughout the tournament, even though we practised for like three weeks tops before the events."

emi believes that with more time with the squad, they could have gone on to become a "scary team" with suitable practice and time to fix mistakes, but valued his time with his brief teammates nonetheless.

"I can say I enjoyed playing with these players, each and every one of them is amazing at their roles," he said. "What surprised me the most is the level of communication they have, something that wasn’t on a high level in my past teams."

The four-player GODSENT roster has been heavily linked with FunPlus Phoenix and is expected to sign with the Chinese organisation soon, with individual player contracts the last hurdle in the way. When asked about the possibility of joining alongside the rest of the European squad, emi revealed it was briefly discussed but that he never entered advanced talks.

"The team had some other options and they wanted to evaluate them, which was perfectly fine for me because they gave me a chance to compete against the best teams after I had kind of disappeared a bit from the CS map. Nothing but respect and big thanks to every one of them!"

emi looks to join a team with a strong support system

Looking towards the future, emi, who is a free agent, revealed his desires for his next team and the pieces he would need to create an environment catered towards bringing out his best in-game leading abilities: "I don’t have a preferred destination at the moment, everything is still unknown for me, my dream is to join a stable team with a good environment and support because I think those are the factors I need to show my full value and potential as an IGL."

"I’m not really willing to join any team just so I can play," he said when asked about where he'll end up next. "I’m not that young anymore and I don’t think it would be good for me to start from the bottom and grind my way to some solid level.

"I honestly believe that if I have a good project and good players around, I can lead them and make them shine because I’m pretty systematic and have a good understanding and vision of how to play this game."

Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
underrated player
2021-01-13 12:35
10 replies
Emi Furia seems hot
2021-01-13 12:39
8 replies
lol
2021-01-13 12:52
emi heroic
2021-01-13 13:05
1 reply
Emi liazz hult
2021-01-14 01:59
#28
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Estonia Lev3e1
emi mousesports once Karrigan leaves
2021-01-13 14:07
4 replies
it could work he will have bymas chrisJ amd frozenn now they need an awper (maikelele returns or autimatic?)
2021-01-13 16:43
3 replies
auti is exploring options with flushatoilet and suNny, maikelele could be cool
2021-01-13 16:46
2 replies
I'm half memeing and half being serious
2021-01-13 19:08
They had tried smth like this before right on c9?
2021-01-14 02:00
+1
2021-01-15 10:01
Nice!
2021-01-13 12:32
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Algeria Tari)))
K
2021-01-13 12:33
Cool
2021-01-13 12:36
#13
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Switzerland x676
and sunny refused to join... HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
2021-01-13 12:37
#14
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Slovakia Daev0n
It's a shame that he hasn't stayed with GODSENT
2021-01-13 12:38
5 replies
Yeah, GODSENT was surprisingly good with emi as IGL.
2021-01-13 12:42
+1 he fit well
2021-01-13 16:29
2 replies
#51
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Montenegro Dalyn
Emi is good :( another shame for Balkan CS
2021-01-13 17:56
1 reply
F
2021-01-13 19:13
+1
2021-01-13 16:47
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Greece RedWinter
welcome to FAZE
2021-01-13 13:02
#22
ZywOo | 
Brazil reyaM
Dead and Taco team is comming....
2021-01-13 13:21
great IGL and good player. Godsent looked dangerous under his wings, strange decision. This smells like ENCE v.2
2021-01-13 13:25
#25
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Serbia CoVRa
I think he should stay with godsent for maybe one more event,and then look if something can change,i mean Godsent played amazing on DH and deserved final,but dropped lead and lose in the end.
2021-01-13 13:30
faze XDXDXDXDXDXD
2021-01-13 13:36
2 replies
I hope he joins FaZe as a coach, would be fucking insane smh. Karrigan igl Emi coach would be crazy.
2021-01-13 16:19
1 reply
Holy shit that would be so good
2021-01-14 17:10
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Poland SebL
Understandable. emi is pretty good, I think he will find a new home soon. GL.
2021-01-13 13:46
Hope he will replace karrigan in Mouz
2021-01-13 14:20
1 reply
Could be a good fit, let's see
2021-01-13 14:39
Kinda weird that they didn't just let him stay, they seemed to mesh well, they could at least have tried for a few months. Or do they have someone else?
2021-01-13 14:39
1 reply
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Finland ThaMuse
They were trying for suNny but that didn't work out
2021-01-13 14:50
lol who would wanna emi
2021-01-13 15:20
1 reply
I want to emi
2021-01-13 18:24
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Serbia bra1np
bogotac
2021-01-13 16:09
#39
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United States pr1moGG
They are 1 solid fragger away from being an elite calibur team, they did good with emi but this team is built on individual abilities, the core is scary.
2021-01-13 16:45
he wasnt SEND by GOD
2021-01-13 16:48
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Serbia hitomi79
emi the dane-slayer : glaive blamef cadian magisk gade... only karrigan slipped away (x3) 😁
2021-01-13 17:06
They should maybe get Snappi ? Or even MSL ? They have a similar structured style with what they had with kRYSTAL, maybe it would work ? Idk just some thoughts...
2021-01-13 17:11
1 reply
MSL would be a good idea. He would finally get some half decent players and a good AWPer
2021-01-13 20:53
FPX could get koosta- free agent IGL + really good fragger. Alternately MSL.
2021-01-13 17:15
I am glad that finally people see and realise the level of game he can play and take his teams on. Would be extremely stupid for GODSENT not to take him as they saw just a glimpse of they way they can play with him and that glimpse was actually really really good tier 1 cs..
2021-01-13 17:16
Take out this nooobs and bring taco new team
2021-01-13 17:25
GODSENT signing dead’s project (TACO, dumau, b4rtin, latto, felps). There’s a print of dead’s discord account with the tag on it.
2021-01-13 17:35
Let's go emi! Underrated player and IGL.
2021-01-13 17:36
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Serbia hitomi79
Well, he could always rejoin with otto, espi, letn1 and shipz. Relog media gave away almost a million on series of tournies eg. Home sweet home, Nine to five etc. They could invest in Balkan based org which would produce competitive team.
2021-01-13 20:31
1 reply
I hope so
2021-01-14 14:31
godsent taco inc
2021-01-13 23:13
Well, there's then this new team rising: Flusha, Sunny, Autimatic, and now +Emi?
2021-01-14 11:25
I thought, they will keep him. They showed nice CS under his lead recently. Better than with krystal.
2021-01-14 16:44
I dont think its very reasonable to say that starting from the bottom wouldnt be good for you, even if it were true, it makes it look like you have motivation issues. First fer going for this, now emi :(
2021-01-14 17:11
I am looking since several years this guy playing this game like he didn‘t do anything other thing in his life.... He has proved himself like a Player but also as a Coach!!! Beside all these facts he is a very nice guy ( watch his Interviews ) with an attitude which is unique. Godsent you want to line up your dream team???? GO FOR EMI :) #THERIGHTGUY
2021-01-14 21:24
1 reply
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Serbia hitomi79
Peca Markovic(GM) should bring him to FPX
2021-01-15 10:49
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Serbia hitomi79
emi could really come to Faze and reorganize them.
2021-01-15 10:00
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