Copenhagen Flames bench maNkz

The Danish team is shaking things up with a roster change in a bid to get a fresh start after a string of bad results.

Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen's time in Copenhagen Flames' starting five has come to an end after a four-month tenure during his second stint with the organization, which he re-joined at the beginning of the year following a short period with x6tence at the tail end of 2020.

The Danish organization has moved the player to the bench in hopes of putting an end to a slew of bad results, including a seven-match losing streak, that has ended up with the team dipping down 20 positions in the world ranking since the beginning of April, going from peaking at No. 26 to their current 46th place.

Copenhagen Flames are working on finding a substitute for maNkz

"It’s with a heavy heart we’ve made the decision to place Marcus on the bench. I truly do believe that Marcus can become a top tier player but it was hard for him to evolve in that direction in the system we had," says Copenhagen Flames' Director of Esports, Daniel Vorborg, in the organization's official statement.

"We’ve had some underlying issues within the team that have slowly gotten worse and worse – affecting the performance of our players. I take full responsibility for these issues not being identified and fixed way earlier as they should have been. While I do believe we have identified both the issues and the solutions; sometimes it can be incredibly hard to restore the faith, trust and good energy in a team. We felt the team needed to shake things up and get a fresh start.

"We have had an incredibly tough time, underperforming the past 7 weeks or so, but especially hitting new lows in our performance the past week. However; we are under no illusion that Marcus was the sole cause of this performance and we will need to do a lot of things differently moving forward, starting with myself and Daniel ["djL"] Narancic’s abilities to help the team grow in an efficient and healthy way."

The Danish organization has not yet found a replacement for the benched 23-year-old, but are already on the lookout for a new fifth player to reinvigorate the team.

Copenhagen Flames are currently:

Denmark Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen
Denmark Magnus "⁠Nodios⁠" Olsen
Denmark Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi
Denmark Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard

Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic (coach)

Denmark Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen (benched)

Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
304
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
279
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1497
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Magnus 'Nodios' Olsen
Magnus 'Nodios' Olsen
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
why
2021-05-04 18:34
6 replies
Because
2021-05-04 18:36
#14
JaCkz | 
United States M1RBO
They think jabbi>mankz ahaha what a bad decision
2021-05-04 18:37
2 replies
Jabbi is better than mankz. Mankz is a big bot
2021-05-04 18:38
Jabbi was a bot months ago but now he's better
2021-05-04 19:44
he going to astralis
2021-05-04 18:53
Look at his poor ratings - very bad impact
2021-05-04 22:49
F
2021-05-04 18:34
#5
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Brazil 9exe_
f
2021-05-04 18:34
mankz astralis
2021-05-04 18:35
1 reply
+1, if not Lucky from Tricked.
2021-05-04 18:54
f
2021-05-04 18:35
Astralis mankz pogg
2021-05-04 18:35
1 reply
#16
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Germany Droidd
No because he's bad
2021-05-04 18:38
#10
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Finland drop_awp
oh no! anyway
2021-05-04 18:35
#12
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Spain Quemadorr
ok
2021-05-04 18:37
rip mankz
2021-05-04 18:37
#15
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United States Festive_
+ex-North player? maybe Kristou
2021-05-04 18:38
3 replies
#19
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Denmark Erkin1
I believe Kristou was last playing as an awper iirc. I don't think he's better than nicodooz, so he'd have to go into another role.
2021-05-04 18:40
2 replies
#45
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United States Festive_
He’s kinda a hybrid tho
2021-05-04 20:09
#51
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Poland rotu_
i'f they wanted a sniper instead of nico,they prolly would go for Natosaphix over kristou cuz kristou is bot B)
2021-05-05 00:09
yet they keep Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen known garbage igl and dog-human hybrid
2021-05-04 18:38
4 replies
ahahahaha
2021-05-04 18:53
+1111111111
2021-05-04 19:04
Hahahahaha
2021-05-04 19:09
True tbh xD
2021-05-05 01:53
#20
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Senegal chebyrek
kekw
2021-05-04 18:42
Was mankz awper?
2021-05-04 18:59
1 reply
nico is :)
2021-05-04 19:01
mankz pays the price for the 322 in many recent matches xddd
2021-05-04 19:05
F
2021-05-04 19:09
They needed a change, but maNkz was the only one (besides Nodios) stepping up lately. Jabbi has been an absolute bot lately.
2021-05-04 19:09
I would like to see +Snappi and make AcilioN a rifler/support but it's unlikely to happen.
2021-05-04 19:10
#36
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Russia MaxFlamesa
+roeJ mb?
2021-05-04 19:20
+roeJ/b0RUP
2021-05-04 19:30
+MSL as new IGL? Can they afford him?
2021-05-04 19:30
4 replies
#43
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Russia Voldarck
Very small chances, I think
2021-05-04 19:52
3 replies
Also because MSL said he only wants to accept offers from top teams.
2021-05-04 23:22
2 replies
MSL isnt good enough for tier 2 cs
2021-05-05 01:21
1 reply
Disagree, but either way, Copenhagen Flames is tier 3 or tier 4, so he'd do well there.
2021-05-05 11:48
+GRUX +GRUX +GRUX +GRUX PLEASE
2021-05-04 19:42
+notan/lucky
2021-05-04 20:39
+ Lucky from Tricked, and we got top30 team
2021-05-04 21:59
1 reply
2 main awp's in a team you are so smart
2021-05-05 11:49
What was his role?
2021-05-05 00:47
#58
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
Good change, but honestly I doub that it will fix their issues, honestly I think they should just build completely new lineup under AcilioN. I think it's the best thing they could do. But GL Copenhagen Flames.
2021-05-05 12:39
#59
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Canada dennek
- acilion and get borup roej
2021-05-05 18:57
B0rop pls
2021-05-06 16:14
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