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.
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.