MAD Lions sign b0RUP

The European squad bought the Dane out of his contract with Heroic and return to a six-man roster.

MAD Lions have signed Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup from Heroic, where the Dane had been sitting on the bench since he was removed from the active lineup in February alongside Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen to make way for Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali.

b0RUP had spent over a year in Heroic's starting lineup before his removal, and was a member in the team that surprised Europe by winning some of the biggest online events of 2020, DreamHack Open Fall and ESL One Cologne Europe.

Earlier this year the Dane was seen playing with the HYENAS team that had no organizational backing, but after initial poor performances and the retirement of star player Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye the team parted ways, leaving b0RUP's future uncertain at the time.

b0RUP will help TMB with leadership in MAD Lions

The 21-year-old's addition to the MAD Lions roster comes not long after Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov moved to the bench, as the Bulgarian IGL wasn't able to adjust to the European combine and the team stalled outside of the top 60 in the world ranking. Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk has now taken over the reins and will be flanked by his incoming compatriot as Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski continues to explore the possibilities of a six-man roster.

"From the beginning of this project, in the back of our heads we had a plan to bring an experienced player to the team who could complete it," coach kuben said. "With b0RUP, we believed to have found the perfect fit for that.

"At the start of this season, the role of IGL was taken over by TMB, hence our idea to bring a second high-profile Danish player to the squad to get a similar philosophy of the way we can play the game. We believe that by combining the experience that b0RUP will bring to the team and the youth’s hunger for success, we will improve our results from the previous few months."

The team will have a bootcamp in September at the team's house in Madrid to prepare for the final quarter of the year.

MAD Lions's six-man roster is now comprised of:

Spain Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell
Lithuania Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius
Poland Filip "⁠tudsoN⁠" Tudev
Ukraine Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk
Denmark Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk
Denmark Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

Bulgaria Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov (benched)

Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Lithuania Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1420
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
116
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
Poland Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
218
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1136
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Spain Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
135
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
ok
2021-08-20 15:15
1 reply
7 man roster incoming
2021-08-20 21:46
GOOD LUCK!
2021-08-20 15:15
nice
2021-08-20 15:15
#7
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Asia M@GNU5
bruh
2021-08-20 15:16
gj sign a noob
2021-08-20 15:16
Not bad.
2021-08-20 15:16
okay!
2021-08-20 15:17
#12
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United Kingdom FlyingPig
GL my IGL
2021-08-20 15:17
more players pls-more players-better team
2021-08-20 15:17
TMB overrated
2021-08-20 15:18
#16
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Russia slstune
sadge
2021-08-20 15:18
#17
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Azerbaijan CLICKTRICK
are mad lions malding?
2021-08-20 15:18
2 replies
#79
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Indonesia FinZzz
Is it really easy for ence?
2021-08-21 05:36
1 reply
#81
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Azerbaijan CLICKTRICK
yes it is
2021-08-21 08:52
EZ4 danishleaks.
2021-08-20 15:19
#20
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United Kingdom Tnk11
Good pickup
2021-08-20 15:20
bald fraud
2021-08-20 15:21
#23
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France Uexo
When going back to full danish ?
2021-08-20 15:22
3 replies
denmark have enough t2 players to that?
2021-08-20 16:06
2 replies
Ofcourse they have
2021-08-20 16:13
#71
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France Uexo
ofc they have, Copenhagen Flames and Lyngby Vikings already have a better ranking than Mad Lions, and I'm not even talking about MSL and aizy's project, Tricked, AGF and other young teams
2021-08-20 20:10
unexpected
2021-08-20 15:22
#25
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Spain Nepomu
Now free sausol and let him go to rideeers plz
2021-08-20 15:23
ahhahhahahahahahahaahha #freesausol
2021-08-20 15:25
#27
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Myanmar dexzzz
excepted
2021-08-20 15:25
#29
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Germany N4ime
Wait the mad lions team still exists?
2021-08-20 15:27
???????????? wat
2021-08-20 15:27
Pog
2021-08-20 15:27
#32
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Poland Yomenik
finally t1 player
2021-08-20 15:32
sausol prolly bout to get sold
2021-08-20 15:34
2 replies
#35
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Spain Nepomu
Plz yeah let him go to riders
2021-08-20 15:36
1 reply
+1
2021-08-20 15:56
Danish leaks on point
2021-08-20 15:35
This is worse than gorillaz because it has an org backing it. Mad Lions are getting scam by the polish and the Spaniard. Watch the sign Smooya now to top it off.
2021-08-20 15:41
6 replies
Gorrilaz has an org too but I think Sunny and Flusha aren't handling the team well
2021-08-21 01:01
2 replies
they said that like 6 months ago. I think it's fair to think the org backed down already (With all those roster changes too)
2021-08-21 14:45
1 reply
well they had a bootcamp somewhere in EU during the playerbreak , hard to arrange that with players` own money. Xfloud on his stream also said that he is actually contracted to the org so it does exist , but the team is quite of a trainwreck atm. Maybe the org does pull the plugs if this new iteration doesnt work either.
2021-08-21 14:57
#80
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Australia WreveAU
Gorillaz has an org but they're too ashamed to put their name on that trainwreck of a team
2021-08-21 08:35
2 replies
2021-08-21 14:45
1 reply
#91
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Australia WreveAU
2021-08-23 04:37
Ok? Didnt expect this
2021-08-20 15:42
#39
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Portugal H3NR
Wtf? POG?
2021-08-20 15:45
nice move
2021-08-20 15:47
this is the worst lineup ive ever seen
2021-08-20 15:48
#42
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Canada flxsy
lul
2021-08-20 15:54
whos getting kicked?
2021-08-20 15:54
4 replies
#52
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Denmark xenonxd
Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov (benched)
2021-08-20 16:22
2 replies
Who besides Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov (benched) is getting kicked?
2021-08-20 21:31
1 reply
#74
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Denmark xenonxd
Nobody yet, 6 man roster
2021-08-20 21:45
Sausol Going to MR soon
2021-08-21 01:02
6 man rosters kkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-08-20 16:08
Good signing.
2021-08-20 16:09
This lineup is like going to supermarket to buy a nice steak dinner but coming back with some skittles, bread and an onion ??????
2021-08-20 16:29
6 replies
Perfect words really. Reading this lineup hurts my eyes
2021-08-20 16:32
#57
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Nepal ALLAHTARES
lmao exactly this
2021-08-20 16:52
3 replies
Finally, my wait is over Hello fellow Nepali :)
2021-08-20 17:00
2 replies
#60
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Nepal ALLAHTARES
NAMASTE BRUH
2021-08-20 17:12
1 reply
🙏 Jai Sri Ram
2021-08-20 17:35
"just pick some fpl free agents with 1.1+ kd,roles,nationality,chemistry dont matter"
2021-08-20 18:23
#55
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Korea jin67300
7vs5 gagag
2021-08-20 16:35
what a weird lineup
2021-08-20 16:42
#MRsaveSausol
2021-08-20 17:10
expected
2021-08-20 17:27
1 reply
nope
2021-08-20 17:45
#64
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Europe Hrscmk
kick whoro2k already
2021-08-20 18:01
#66
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Poland SebL
Idk., like this guy has been so inconsistent, that was the reason he was kicked from Heroic, and tbh., it didn't change much in HYENAS. I don't think it's a good signing for MAD Lions, and overall keeping the 6-man roster idea isn't good imo. either. But GL ofc., I hope kuben can get something out of this roster.
2021-08-20 18:31
#67
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
went from full danish to full international to soon full danish again
2021-08-20 18:33
photoshopped lol
2021-08-20 19:33
1 reply
The norm nowadays :(
2021-08-21 11:34
Borup Mercedes incoming
2021-08-20 19:45
how much?
2021-08-20 20:11
considering borup's performance while being as a part of hyenas and the teams results overall, doesnt look like an obvious upgrade to the ML roster rn. Time would tell tho
2021-08-21 05:28
1 reply
Don’t think anyone was expecting anything from hyenas, put together cuz they had a slot…
2021-08-21 11:34
Good choice
2021-08-21 11:33
Good signing, good luck.
2021-08-21 13:44
lul kk
2021-08-21 14:34
#90
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Albania WokeUp
slowly going back to full danish
2021-08-21 15:37
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