Official: MAD Lions bench roeJ, HooXi

Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen has confirmed that MAD Lions are building an international lineup.

MAD Lions have moved roeJ and Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen to the bench, the organisation announced on Monday. The news comes one day after 1pv.fr reported that both players would be removed from the starting lineup as the organisation planned to build an international lineup, an intention that roeJ has confirmed.

roeJ is the only player remaining from the Tricked lineup that signed with MAD Lions in December 2019. The 27-year-old most notably helped them to win Flashpoint 1 a few months later, before the team underwent several changes. HooXi joined the team in October 2020 and led them to a 5th-6th place in Flashpoint 2.

roeJ is set to leave MAD Lions after a year-long tenure with the Spanish organisation

The move comes after MAD Lions made three roster changes within the last month and a half. In January, they brought in Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk from AGF after selling Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand to mousesports, and in February they parted ways with coach Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu and most recently lost Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali and Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck to Heroic.

roeJ has stated in a Twitlonger that the departures of refrezh and sjuush caused MAD Lions to work towards assembling an international lineup that does not include him. "I am still hungry as ever to compete and I know I have a lot to contribute for a team who wants to achieve big things in CS," roeJ said. "I am open to both Danish and international offers."

As for HooXi, he didn't specify if he's also open to international offers, but stated that he's available if a team need a "hard-working IGL".

According to 1pv.fr's report, MAD Lions are in talks with players such as Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson, Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller, and Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov to link up with TMB, the only player from the Danish team that will make the transition to the new squad.

Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
418
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
497
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
418
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
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
rip
2021-03-01 19:24
11 replies
#10
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United States ShawnM
honestly sucks for hooxi, joins only for refrezh and sjuush to get snatched by heroic roej was also decent
2021-03-01 19:25
2 replies
TMB* But yeah didn't even get to play an official match with the Danish roster, lmao.
2021-03-01 19:42
Yeah HooXi a very good player, just needs a team to see it and utilize his strengths. Another org is bound to want a new team and he’s on the top of the list for candidates.
2021-03-02 17:11
why xsepower and michu agree for this shit team
2021-03-01 19:25
7 replies
#35
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India xEleanorex
There will be a complete new lineup 🤷‍♂️
2021-03-01 19:39
how can team be shit if they dont have any players yet
2021-03-01 19:55
5 replies
tmb and twist
2021-03-01 20:38
4 replies
I gotta be honest, I don't know anything about tmb and twist wasn't that bad in NIP, even tho i did not like that they kept him at that time, he actually wasn't that bad. I still would have chosen lekr0 instead of him tho
2021-03-01 21:40
3 replies
#59
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Poland Mickol
TMB is igl in this team, lekr0 is also igl. Twist is awper
2021-03-02 04:20
2 replies
#60
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Poland Mickol
4:20 nice
2021-03-02 04:21
I was talking about NIP, back when they had REZ Plopski Lekr0 Twist nawwk And then did the -Lekr0 +hampus
2021-03-02 12:29
#2
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Netherlands RaqRo
sad lions
2021-03-01 19:25
2 replies
+1 incredibly underrated comment
2021-03-02 16:01
+2
2021-03-02 16:23
Rumours has it that new Mad Lions will go international with Michu, xsepower twist TMB and with new cs:go young star StraznikTeksasu
2021-03-01 19:26
5 replies
#37
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Canada J47
Who tf is le noob StraznikTeksasu. Need more context pls
2021-03-01 19:43
4 replies
StraznikTeksasu is said to be next cs:go prodigy. Some says he is already the Genghis Khan of CS:GO. To his biggest achievements yet belongs: knifing furlan on his stream (2 times major participant), winning face it against nukkye, and almost carrying a game with pimp during his stream with 7k viewers
2021-03-01 19:51
3 replies
#49
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Canada J47
ok i see, StraznikTeksasu #1 2021! We praise!
2021-03-01 20:54
#52
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Poland Aiko_
Can't wait to see him on official matches!
2021-03-01 21:15
Nt straznikteksasu
2021-03-02 02:25
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
rip
2021-03-01 19:24
#5
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North America pkheat
ez money for org
2021-03-01 19:24
#6
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Canada JustLuke
Expected
2021-03-01 19:24
I'm MAD (Lions)
2021-03-01 19:25
#8
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United States Magma_44
i am shock
2021-03-01 19:25
nice rooster, 0 players
2021-03-01 19:25
2 replies
1 player* TMB 1v5 every match
2021-03-01 19:31
#29
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Pakistan d1ckweed
Tmb is active
2021-03-01 19:32
#11
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2021-03-01 19:25
sad lions
2021-03-01 19:25
going to heroic?
2021-03-01 19:26
#15
ropz | 
India icle
RIP
2021-03-01 19:26
GL roeJ, you deserve more. I'm surprised that they decided to get rid of him cause he is pretty decent (If he plays appropriate role)... But yeah, as far as I see, they aren't the most clever org
2021-03-01 19:28
whyyyyy Denmark has never had so many talents as of right now and every org is just leaving.... x6, north and ML going international.
2021-03-01 19:27
Very sad!
2021-03-01 19:28
#19
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Germany Droidd
maybe NBK as well as IGL? or flusha? idk
2021-03-01 19:28
+borup +michu
2021-03-01 19:29
#21
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Turkey RENNNDER
+calyx +michu
2021-03-01 19:30
msl borup michu tmb calyx/nbk
2021-03-01 19:30
2 replies
Can i smoke some of that kush
2021-03-03 16:00
1 reply
Go ahead Very nice kush free for u fella
2021-03-03 16:24
welcome suNny, flusha, ottoNd and espiranto
2021-03-01 19:30
why you do this ?
2021-03-01 19:31
boobski destroyed MALD LIONS
2021-03-01 19:31
#26
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
+flusha +xsepower +MICHU +Calyx, TMB stays
2021-03-01 19:31
why would they kick HooXi if they want to build a new team, he seemed like a decent IGL and could be a good start? There are almost no IGLs on the market right now, seems kinda dumb to remove him. The only option would be if they already bought flusha or want to bring in MSL.
2021-03-01 19:35
Jl and Espiranto to mad lions?
2021-03-01 19:35
1 reply
rofl...jL sucks not even close to ex-MAD Lions level
2021-03-01 19:36
Hooxi sucks, roeJ and TMB are good
2021-03-01 19:36
man soon there is no more good danish teams, because all promising danish players are being picked up by international teams or the teams themselves go international North disbanded Heroic, Mad Lions - international Astralis disband or international next?
2021-03-01 19:38
4 replies
#39
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Turkey 69kagan
heroic isn't international... new danish team will be created.
2021-03-01 19:51
3 replies
They said in their statement that they're excited to begin an international journey Might be that they still want to keep a danish core, but how long will that last?
2021-03-01 19:55
2 replies
#44
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Turkey 69kagan
I mean a new org not Mad Lions.
2021-03-01 19:56
1 reply
And i meant heroic, heroic said they wanted to go international
2021-03-01 20:19
#40
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Hungary szia
Denmark on the decline
2021-03-01 19:53
Danish era is over, welcome CIS era
2021-03-01 19:56
#46
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
wtf? just because u go international doesnt mean u have to bench everyone LUL
2021-03-01 20:28
are you mad? cuz i'm not.
2021-03-01 20:31
interesting
2021-03-01 21:09
fuck this management, put more effort vegetta777
2021-03-01 21:09
wtf? how many events did the refrezh hooxi lineup even play ?
2021-03-01 22:33
#55
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
After that, you realize how good Hunden was.
2021-03-01 23:21
twist bad pick xsepower god pick
2021-03-01 23:27
CIS era
2021-03-01 23:45
expected
2021-03-02 06:16
#62
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Asia en1lykS
MAD Lions trying hard LOL
2021-03-02 06:28
#64
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Poland SebL
Good deicison, honestly those players were terrible, good move for MAD Lions.
2021-03-02 12:47
They actually disbanded lol
2021-03-02 12:50
Welcom Borup and niko
2021-03-02 13:42
#67
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Brazil Gunzel
Dead lions
2021-03-02 13:59
Remember mad lions with the hunden line up, that shit was fun. Weird how fast teams can completely change within a year or so
2021-03-02 14:50
pog
2021-03-02 18:55
#73
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Brazil NegoNey
michu (rifler) twist (suppor/igl) xsepower (awper) tmb (lurk) EspiranTo (entry)
2021-03-02 21:02
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