FunPlus Phoenix confirm former GODSENT quintet signing

The final piece of the new FunPlus Phoenix roster is still being trialed and negotiated over.

FunPlus Phoenix have officially announced the completion of the transfer of former GODSENT quintet Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala, Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković , Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk, Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen, and coach Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg, who have signed three-year contracts with the Chinese organization.

The lineup is currently in the process of trialing a new in-game leader while the organization is negotiating his transfer. Although neither side commented on who the potential final player is, the most recent rumors from the last week linked the team with Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong, who has since been replaced on mousesports' roster by Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand.

"After several months of deep talks and negotiations with multiple esports organizations and individual players, we are finally proud to present our new CS:GO roster," FPX's General Manager of EU operations, Petar "⁠peca⁠" Marković, said in a statement. "With the core of former GODSENT players, we truly believe that we will accomplish our goals in 2021."

Devilwalk expanded on the goals of the team, explaining that they are setting their sights on establishing themselves at the tier-one level in 2021. "For us, 2020 has been a real development year. It has been the time where we have integrated into the top tier scene of CS:GO, and in 2021 we are bringing much clearer ambitions to reach higher to really compete within tier one CS," the coach said.

The team are slated to make their debut under FunPlus Phoenix on Wednesday, January 27, in DreamHack Open January, a $70,000 tournament also featuring names such as BIG, Evil Geniuses, and Gambit.

FunPlus Phoenix now field the following squad:

Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Montenegro Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Denmark Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen

Sweden Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg (coach)

With the signing of Devilwalk & co., FPX fields its own CS:GO roster over ten months after the Chinese side first revealed its plans to enter the first-person shooter as it became one of the founding members of Flashpoint in March 2020. The organization was close to signing the previous version of Heroic at the time, but the deal for the Danish squad fell through at the last minute after they already played their first match in the first edition of the $1 million competition.

FunPlus Phoenix ended up fielding Bad News Bears for the rest of the one and only tournament the organization has participated in to this date, as it went on to withdraw from the second season of Flashpoint later in the year amid attempts to find a new roster.

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Petar 'peca' Marković
Petar 'peca' Marković
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1702
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
#1
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India OOFmiester
About time! +chrisJ soon
2021-01-25 16:04
15 replies
#6
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United States Festive_
nice
2021-01-25 16:04
4 replies
Weird signing, this team reached their potential in 2020 and they aren't a top 10 team in world. Bad investment in my opinion, just pray that farlig and maden play well so you can sell them for a lot of money
2021-01-25 19:41
3 replies
#137
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United States Festive_
i dont think they've peaked. Look at their performance with emi with almost no practice: they beat astralis and got top 4 at a big tournament. also I bet the value of money per top placings is good because the players are younger and not as known.
2021-01-25 20:04
2 replies
to me its mindboggling why they didnt keep emi, i mean being able to beat arguable the best csgo team in history is no easy feat, you've clearly got something going there, so why not build upon that more?
2021-01-26 07:18
1 reply
#159
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United States Festive_
Yeah at least give him a trial. Maybe there were issues outside the server
2021-01-26 11:42
I hope not
2021-01-25 16:36
1 reply
#107
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2021-01-25 17:50
+chrisj and top50 soon
2021-01-25 16:39
6 replies
+1
2021-01-25 16:48
#108
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2021-01-25 17:50
That's why they kicked german krYstal
2021-01-25 19:12
3 replies
kicked igl to get chrisj makes much sense yes yes
2021-01-25 19:44
2 replies
Yeah they should play with standins until they find actually good igl and not sign some washed up 30yr awper who has like 0.80 rating. Sorry Chris but you should start looking for coaching jobs because your best years are clearly behind. Wolf Of Wall Street never forget <3
2021-01-25 19:55
1 reply
#148
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Macedonia popovv
+1
2021-01-25 20:33
#116
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Finland spurku
Most likely emi
2021-01-25 18:29
+d0cc
2021-01-25 16:04
7 replies
would be lowkey cool but i think he should go to a lower tier team a bit more
2021-01-25 16:15
6 replies
#84
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Indonesia segopecel
at this rate he will be washed up even before joining any pro teams lol
2021-01-25 16:44
5 replies
idk what happened and why he left DK, he couldve picked up more experience
2021-01-25 16:51
4 replies
#92
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Indonesia segopecel
yeah sadly Kid was promising, i hope the best for him
2021-01-25 17:01
1 reply
#128
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Finland skaril
Isnt he just stomping some random puggers on faceit currently
2021-01-25 19:31
DK?
2021-01-26 07:19
1 reply
Defusekids, benelux team
2021-01-26 09:08
#3
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Finland tpsa
nice
2021-01-25 16:04
nice
2021-01-25 16:04
ezzz
2021-01-25 16:04
BETTER THAN TACO
2021-01-25 16:04
6 replies
no
2021-01-25 16:14
maybe, i'm not really confident on that taco's new team
2021-01-25 16:17
3 replies
manager: dead better disband already
2021-01-25 17:07
1 reply
The manager is as dead as this team
2021-01-25 17:46
To be honest, apart from BOTACO and Dead, the rest is promissing.
2021-01-25 19:50
#122
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Chile cristiaan
+1
2021-01-25 19:15
#8
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
ahahhahahahahaha
2021-01-25 16:04
#9
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North America pkheat
emi pls
2021-01-25 16:04
#10
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
meh
2021-01-25 16:04
#11
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Finland Glibsu
nice
2021-01-25 16:04
nice
2021-01-25 16:04
#13
mou | 
Sweden skick4d
this team is literally trash when are they gonna realize like im deadass they won't get further than they are
2021-01-25 16:04
8 replies
LMAO
2021-01-25 16:04
4 replies
They beat Astralis and Heroic a month ago. U think they fluked twice? typical swedenbrain
2021-01-25 16:15
3 replies
I was laughing at his statement, I think FPX is definately going to be top 10 if they sign the right 5th, I'm a big fan of the core.
2021-01-25 16:16
2 replies
o my bad i replied to u not OP xd u even have farlig in ur fav ur good man i just clicked wrong reply button lmao
2021-01-25 16:24
1 reply
Haha. It happens to the best of us.
2021-01-25 16:24
Lmao what
2021-01-25 16:26
people have been saying that this roster has been trash for more than 1 year now but they always 'surprise'
2021-01-25 16:38
1 reply
yeah and somehow they also have a solid spot in the next major (if RMR points system wont be changed and all the teams keep points that were gained in 2020) yet they are "trash"
2021-01-25 19:28
Grats now shock the world and sign Karrigan instead of Faze and Mouz EZ
2021-01-25 16:05
3 replies
Yeah, I hope so.
2021-01-25 16:17
#97
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Israel GrandpaZ
Thats actually a genius move if they could pull it off.... although i cant lie, i really wanna see finn staying in mouz now with acor...its a sick lineup atm.
2021-01-25 17:13
#109
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Slovakia Adwarin
that would be great
2021-01-25 17:51
Lets goooooo finally.
2021-01-25 16:04
chrisj inc
2021-01-25 16:04
#17
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Estonia |imperator
why Maikelele LEFT?
2021-01-25 16:04
4 replies
#38
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Finland dvlx
no awp needed
2021-01-25 16:13
toxic flat earther
2021-01-25 17:02
Kicked for being a shitty teammate
2021-01-25 17:09
didnt want to play awp on some maps, and just didnt like some of godsents main map picks. it was just a clash. rumours about him being toxic but several people have disputed this and i think it was between him and some other guy in the team. unlucko i realyl like maikelele but hes just not that good except when he's in a t1 team xd
2021-01-25 17:47
The Godsent we really care about
2021-01-25 16:04
1 reply
#24
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Slovakia xaboff
+1
2021-01-25 16:06
lets go!
2021-01-25 16:05
ok
2021-01-25 16:06
+GODJ WHEN?
2021-01-25 16:06
#23
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Germany 21_Savage
not nice
2021-01-25 16:06
1 reply
Yes it is.
2021-01-25 16:07
#25
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
And 5th will be Botj...sigh.
2021-01-25 16:06
10 replies
or Karrigan.
2021-01-25 16:17
9 replies
#66
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
No lol. Karrigan will move over to FaZe and replace Olof.
2021-01-25 16:21
8 replies
No, the FaZe project is a dieing project and Karrigan knows it, FPX will match FaZe's contract and their project is superior.
2021-01-25 16:22
6 replies
#68
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Nah. FaZe will most likely rebuild their team. And, they want Karrigan to be the new IGL and i believe they also want his opinion on who to sign etc.
2021-01-25 16:23
5 replies
I dont think he'll join FaZe tbh, it's either he stays with mouz depending on how they do in CS_Summit or he signs for FPX.
2021-01-25 16:25
4 replies
#77
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
This: Twistzz Rain Karrigan Broky Coldzera Looks better than: Farlig zehN STYKO Karrigan Maden There is literally a 0.5% chance that Karrigan would join FPX tbh. Especially since ChrisJ, that got benched recently is rumoured to join and be the new IGL.
2021-01-25 16:33
3 replies
The faze rosters more established but worse, just look at faze placements. Ex-godsent almost always placed better. So the question of how it looks is irrelevant.
2021-01-25 19:28
2 replies
#163
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Latvia kArnyje
Godsent was a complete team whereas Faze had no igl for couple of years. I dont think Niko was a good igl :D Ever since Karrigan left faze been going down in the ratings and havent played their best cs...
2021-01-26 15:27
1 reply
godsent hasnt had an igl either.
2021-01-26 18:21
#124
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Chile cristiaan
karrigan remplace shakerbye, olof remplaced by twistzz
2021-01-25 19:16
#26
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Australia B_Tannen
Nice but I’m not hyped.
2021-01-25 16:07
2 replies
because your Australian.
2021-01-26 18:22
1 reply
#166
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Australia B_Tannen
Yeah that’s the only reason.
2021-01-26 18:22
+chrisj
2021-01-25 16:09
#29
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Sign Emi fast
2021-01-25 16:09
Msl when?
2021-01-25 16:10
1 reply
Waiting for it.
2021-01-25 16:21
#31
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France Uexo
still waiting for the fifth
2021-01-25 16:10
okok
2021-01-25 16:10
+karrigan plot twist
2021-01-25 16:10
1 reply
I hope it will be, karrigan does follow fpx on twitter.
2021-01-25 16:15
leaked 2 weeks ago lulw
2021-01-25 16:11
rip godsent
2021-01-25 16:11
okey guys,here we go EZ STYKO
2021-01-25 16:11
#37
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Brazil hugoooo
Amazing jersey
2021-01-25 16:11
+calyx
2021-01-25 16:13
and the game can begin
2021-01-25 16:14
#42
NEO | 
United Arab Emirates ammaro
+flusha
2021-01-25 16:15
#43
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United States urm@m
biggest waste of money in CSGO besides C9.
2021-01-25 16:15
7 replies
Yeah, you don't know what you're talking about.
2021-01-25 16:16
6 replies
#56
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United States urm@m
everything checks out
2021-01-25 16:17
5 replies
Bro you're one of those Americans that change favorite team every other day depending on who's the best and switches favorite player based off HLTV #1 ranking. If you truly watched them play you'd know it isn't a waste of money.
2021-01-25 16:19
4 replies
#63
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United States urm@m
didnt ask + tldr
2021-01-25 16:20
3 replies
I wouldn't expect you to read it.
2021-01-25 16:21
2 replies
americans cant read long sentences because too much cheeseburger dont worry men.
2021-01-25 17:20
1 reply
+1 true
2021-01-25 19:38
if they get ChrisJ they will be a Tier 3 team.
2021-01-25 16:16
#48
ropz | 
India icle
Shocking and unexpected
2021-01-25 16:16
#50
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Turkey xC|sliCer
expected
2021-01-25 16:16
let's hope we see +chrisJ, I still wanna see my boy play, won't be too long now before he goes to retire and maybe coach or some other role in the scene
2021-01-25 16:17
4 replies
then why would fpx want him.
2021-01-25 16:18
3 replies
I don't mean immediatly, but he is 30 so it's not like I can watch him play for 10 more years, and FPX could want him because he has A LOT of experience and led mouz to their first 4 titles, some of them big ones, as an IGL.
2021-01-25 16:19
2 replies
you're right
2021-01-25 16:20
I don't mean immediately, but he is 29 so it's not like I can watch him play for 20 more years, and FPX could want him because he has A LOT of experience and led NiP to their only 24 titles, all of them big ones, as an IGL.
2021-01-25 18:46
GL
2021-01-25 16:19
+godj announced soon
2021-01-25 16:20
Im Shock.
2021-01-25 16:27
new logo pls
2021-01-25 16:28
When will cocainewalk hire sunny?
2021-01-25 16:29
#76
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Namibia Nachofish
why did it take so long tho? i was sure when that they would wait just until they had officially signed their 5th player
2021-01-25 16:31
1 reply
Same but I bet they were forced to because they couldn't sign the fifth player in time for dh january on Wednesday.
2021-01-25 20:27
They need Emi ffs
2021-01-25 16:34
emi? i don't get it , beat astralis , then disband. lul, also kicked emi
2021-01-25 16:34
1 reply
Imagine what they can do with a better igl and player.
2021-01-25 20:26
#83
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Europe t.o.p
Good
2021-01-25 16:43
Sure, Hope FunPlus stays alittle longer this time. Best of luck!
2021-01-25 16:46
Hyped to see them playing
2021-01-25 16:46
1 reply
Let's goo
2021-01-25 20:25
zehn goes to ence and they cancel it again rofl
2021-01-25 16:48
1 reply
#89
ZywOo | 
India aR__
HE already rejected a ENCE move when they were looking to replace Aerial and sergej they reached out to him and he said no.
2021-01-25 16:51
#91
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Russia Canvi
Great team. Good Luck!
2021-01-25 16:55
+LWX last
2021-01-25 17:11
#98
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China s1mple_yee
WELCOME TO CSGO!!!
2021-01-25 17:14
Good luck, boys!
2021-01-25 17:20
Let's Gooo
2021-01-25 17:33
Feels bad for emi
2021-01-25 17:35
I wish the new FPX team success in CSGO
2021-01-25 17:36
#104
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Poland xVKRx
Pog
2021-01-25 17:38
#110
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2021-01-25 17:55
#111
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Other KlNG
2021 major winners
2021-01-25 17:56
gl to this team
2021-01-25 18:13
expected
2021-01-25 18:15
#114
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Serbia hitomi79
they don't deserve emi, honestly I think that Peca had no balls to hire him, plus he was afraid that someone would accuse him of being biased... now sit down and watch their downfall. GL with whoever is a 5th!
2021-01-25 18:20
3 replies
Emi was better than krystal but they need a tier 1 igl. Imagine what they can achieve with that.
2021-01-25 20:24
2 replies
#149
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Serbia hitomi79
I'd rather like to see karrigan then chris tbh, they already have stacked firepower plus their structure is more similar to karrigan's mouz then any other team. Acillion is better in Igling also.
2021-01-25 20:36
1 reply
That's what I'm also hoping, I've posted a thread about acilion and in recent times I hope they sign karrigan he fits in perfectly. Karrigan also started following fpx on Twitter.
2021-01-25 21:57
#115
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Brazil Z1DAN
+fer would be insane
2021-01-25 18:23
4 replies
Does he want move to EU or what ?
2021-01-25 19:16
No way
2021-01-25 20:24
2 replies
#143
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Brazil Z1DAN
why?
2021-01-25 20:25
1 reply
Doesn't fit and hes washed up
2021-01-25 20:27
+Xizt would be insane
2021-01-25 18:43
+ChrisJ incoming mark my words.
2021-01-25 18:53
#120
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Slovakia Adwarin
I am shocked after these long lasting rumors :D I hope chrisj won't be 5.
2021-01-25 18:54
5 replies
Same. Hopefully karrigan.
2021-01-25 19:31
4 replies
#134
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Slovakia Adwarin
that would be great, but I think karrigan doesn't want to pull currently T2 team to T1
2021-01-25 19:51
3 replies
I mean, he did it with mouz and I bet you he found it amusing. The fpx project is super interesting and they can offer karrigan the money.
2021-01-25 20:23
2 replies
#152
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Slovakia Adwarin
faze can also offer money and he already played with rain ;)
2021-01-25 23:01
1 reply
Yeah, but he absolutely decimated faze today, and I dont think hes particularly keen on playing on faze again.
2021-01-25 23:32
#129
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
maybe devilwalk could do well but i still think emi is better
2021-01-25 19:38
2 replies
Devilwalk is the coach
2021-01-25 20:22
1 reply
#158
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
thank god sent
2021-01-26 10:42
I wonder what other options they had
2021-01-25 19:59
#138
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United States fatburger
pog
2021-01-25 20:17
#150
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Poland SebL
Those players would do much better if they would go seperate ways honestly, all of them could play for a good team and they are not going to be a good team together.
2021-01-25 20:37
2 replies
I couldn't disagree more
2021-01-26 12:02
1 reply
#162
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Poland SebL
Well that's fair.
2021-01-26 14:52
Farlig & acor. The up & coming generation of danish awper.
2021-01-26 04:15
1 reply
deffo. These Danes man do they play any other videogames smh.
2021-01-26 12:02
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