Mads Øland steps down as CSPPA CEO

The player association is undergoing further changes after announcing five new board members earlier in the week.

Mads Øland is stepping down from his position as CEO of the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) to take up a role in HK, the biggest union for salaried employees in Denmark, it was announced on Friday. His successor has not yet been appointed.

Øland has been with the CSPPA since its launch in June 2018. After leading the association for over a year on a part-time, voluntary basis, he took up a full-time role in January 2020, resigning from his position as director of the Danish Football Players’ Association after a 23-year tenure.

Mads Øland is leaving his full-time position in the CSPPA

Despite leaving his role in the CSPPA's administration, Øland will remain involved with the organisation as an advisor to the board alongside prominent community figure Scott "⁠SirScoots⁠" Smith.

"We would like to thank Mads for his major contribution in establishing the CSPPA and wish him the best in his new role," a statement from the CSPPA read.

The announcement followed the conclusion of the CSPPA's first-ever general assembly, during which a new board of players was elected. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire, Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk and Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim are among the new faces on the board, which saw five of its founding members, including chairman Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and vice-chairman Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski, relinquish their duties "to allow for new players to take over," according to the association.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Scott 'SirScoots' Smith
Scott 'SirScoots' Smith
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1771
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1787
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
okay cool
2021-04-30 19:02
2 replies
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United States Vespurr
2021-04-30 19:05
1 reply
ok cool
2021-04-30 19:55
#3
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Denmark lilbitmaw
oh nooo anyways..
2021-04-30 19:02
2 replies
+1 xaxaxaxa
2021-04-30 19:02
#23
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United States Vespurr
2021-04-30 19:05
who
2021-04-30 19:02
1 reply
world health organisation
2021-04-30 19:03
#7
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Sweden eddex76
ok
2021-04-30 19:02
#9
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Russia dev1ce_MVP
literally who?
2021-04-30 19:02
no1 really cares
2021-04-30 19:02
16 replies
#22
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United States Vespurr
It's important because he is not a good CEO so this will make csgo a better scene
2021-04-30 19:05
15 replies
nice
2021-04-30 19:07
1 reply
fucking nice
2021-05-01 03:15
He had the same job but in football business, he was ready to send danish football back to thd dark ages in order to get what he thought the players wanted...
2021-04-30 20:02
He has nothing to do with CSGO ? So him being there wont change the scene one bit. He has nothing to do with valve.. He is a person working for the players. helping them with contracts and making sure the players rights and such stands. He has nothing to do with the sport what so ever. Only the players. Its a danish way of doing things, something that every workgroup in Denmark have sort of and athletes have. he used to work for other athletes to I think..
2021-04-30 20:07
11 replies
read again please
2021-04-30 20:10
10 replies
You read again please.. He said. "this will make csgo a better scene" Him being there or not wont change 1 thing in the scene. wont be better or worse. If you want to reply to something and saying they are wrong, at least take the time to understand whats going on :)
2021-04-30 20:12
9 replies
You clearly dont know how a union works since you are saying that he dont have any impact on csgo scene. It’s because of him and the rest of the union, that have forced Blast not to use voice coms any more, that is an impact on the csgo scene..
2021-04-30 20:43
8 replies
I actually do.. But you cant compare what he did to football with this. Firstly Valve is not in Denmark so the power he had there he dont agaisnt valve. Very different because of valve not being in denmark and under those rules. And 2. no matter what he himself can not make changes. Also why if you look at what his job has been for the players in cs, its been nothing like that. they dont do what they do for lets say football players. Its not the same sort of union.
2021-04-30 20:44
7 replies
Agian you dont know what a union is, your comments you just made, made it even more clear. Union have nothing to do with a country or the rules in the country. The reason a union works is because the workers and employer are both a member of it and then have to follow the rules of the union. So really have nothing to do with valve or country.
2021-04-30 20:53
6 replies
You just made it clear you dont know what it means. there is big difference on the nation. and how a union work in a nation.. Even more so in denmark where they are actually used by law to be part of worker rights and pay on a level that is not done other places. Its actually called the danish union model after that. And is very different from how unions are done in lets say the US, or England. There is a very big difference, and different rules to what power a union have. even by what kind of union it is. because the word union is not just one thing. but many. there a different types.. I find it fun you attack my knowledge of it by saying something so wrong. However it also tell me there is no point in going further with the conversation.. My guess is the next reply from you wont be about how you got things wrong. meaning the point of the conversation from that point will just be pointless.
2021-04-30 20:58
5 replies
They are not a part of the law, the law only says that politics are not allowed to interferer with the unions work. Either as worker or employer are forced to be in a union, it’s up to the employer or workers if they want to be in 1. The reason why so many employers in denmark are a part of a union is because the workers have forced Them to be it by not working as Long as the employer did not join the union. You are just a troll that thinks he knows how it work in denmark or you just trust something you got told that is not true.
2021-04-30 21:07
4 replies
So thanks for proving my former message :)
2021-04-30 21:09
3 replies
You really dont know what you are talking about.
2021-04-30 21:10
#89
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Russia d0lbaeb
you must be baiting right?
2021-04-30 23:16
What what and what
2021-05-01 03:22
#13
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Australia B_Tannen
Irrelevant to the scene. The CSPPA may as well not exist.
2021-04-30 19:03
5 replies
#34
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Russia Soawii
this is why a good new CEO is needed?
2021-04-30 19:08
4 replies
#36
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Australia B_Tannen
The union as a whole wasn’t doing anything. If changing CEO fixes that problem then nice.
2021-04-30 19:10
3 replies
Well its why its good news, because the ceo has influence. Corrupt country signing a new president independent from corruption wouldnt be good?? ????
2021-04-30 19:19
2 replies
#43
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Australia B_Tannen
In theory, sure.
2021-04-30 19:21
1 reply
Imagine they dont sign a paycheck stealer that just makes sure it doesnt go under, but rather someone who actually cares about esports? This can do so so much for csppa and cs in general.
2021-04-30 19:31
who?
2021-04-30 19:03
Respect
2021-04-30 19:03
CSPPA becomes good now or no?
2021-04-30 19:03
Taking out the trash, finally.
2021-04-30 19:03
cool name
2021-04-30 19:04
ok
2021-04-30 19:05
#21
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United States Vespurr
Finally, good change
2021-04-30 19:05
This is actually huge for csgo. With this human trash scumbag out the csppa maybe they can get someone who is actually competent and not a giant grifter
2021-04-30 19:05
Damn so many owls in this thread
2021-04-30 19:06
oh no! anyway...
2021-04-30 19:06
MADS ØLAND? more like mad lad
2021-04-30 19:07
Prove that the Association is just a shit fest from inside, I don't believe how players still think this 'Player's Association' is benefitting them in any way.
2021-04-30 19:08
#35
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I wish Mads Øland the very best luck in his new and future endeavours. :) "Despite leaving his role in the CSPPA's administration, Øland will remain involved with the organisation as an advisor to the board alongside prominent community figure Scott "⁠SirScoots⁠" Smith." I think this is actually a good move. Remaining relevant and can still provide useful input but leave the position vacant for somebody else who has more time, I guess.
2021-04-30 19:08
6 replies
Who?
2021-04-30 19:33
5 replies
#50
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Mads Øland. Believe it or not, I do actually know of him.
2021-04-30 19:36
4 replies
Who asked. + SirScoots is a bald fraud, worse than Pep Fraudiola.
2021-04-30 19:36
3 replies
#53
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
You did. I respect your opinion about SirScoots, friend. Have a good day.
2021-04-30 19:37
2 replies
Have a good friday. Opinion on Pep Fraudiola?
2021-04-30 19:38
1 reply
#57
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I don't know the man well enough to have an opinion, I'm afraid.
2021-04-30 19:39
anyone else think he was going to Hong Kong after reading HK xD
2021-04-30 19:12
#38
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Finland 5way
Oh NO! Anyway...
2021-04-30 19:12
Øland malding
2021-04-30 19:14
Malds Øland malding
2021-04-30 19:28
world health organisation?
2021-04-30 19:29
Mads cuz bad ?
2021-04-30 19:29
expected
2021-04-30 19:34
CSPPA is a joke
2021-04-30 19:37
Mad Lions steps down...
2021-04-30 19:38
#56
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Netherlands staticNL
very good
2021-04-30 19:38
it is only game, why he have to be mad?
2021-04-30 19:43
you mads?
2021-04-30 19:44
goodbye
2021-04-30 19:45
WHO steps as CEO of WHO? man why does hltv write news about these shitty bot tier 5 orgs XDDD?
2021-04-30 19:57
1 reply
it's a player's association lol
2021-05-01 10:48
#66
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Kazakhstan bjornzz
what does csppa even do
2021-04-30 20:03
I read Mad Lions at first lmao
2021-04-30 20:09
2 replies
same 'who did they kick this time' i thought while reading, lmao
2021-04-30 21:30
1 reply
+1 lmao
2021-04-30 21:42
good, now dissolve it thanks
2021-04-30 20:11
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Poland SebL
Well ok, something like CSPPA is needed, GL moving further Mads, you did a good job.
2021-04-30 20:51
Unlucky
2021-04-30 20:56
#81
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World Beard43
All the best!
2021-04-30 21:15
#90
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Philippines sijibats
Mads tried his hardest to make the pro scene as smooth as it could be, GL in your future, you did a very good job in making the scene amusing.
2021-05-01 03:05
#94
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Portugal Troll_JuJu
who dis?
2021-05-01 03:27
Any time someone wants to step in and sort out the incredibly crowded tournament schedule that'd be great.
2021-05-01 10:14
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Slovakia Adwarin
WHO? But, it's very interesting, that after 23 years in football he switched to esport.
2021-05-01 19:04
Cheerio Malding
2021-05-02 13:10
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