FunPlus Phoenix discontinue CS:GO division

The Chinese organization has pulled investment in CS:GO after housing a team for just under a year.

FunPlus Phoenix have announced their departure from CS:GO, citing "limitations and difficulties during remote management" as a reason for the change. The organization has housed a Counter-Strike roster since January 2021, when it acquired the former GODSENT lineup of Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala, Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk, Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković, Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen, and coach Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg.

The team had limited success in the last eleven months, winning a Snow Sweet Snow event near the start of the year and qualifying for IEM Summer, but failing to muster any notable achievements or tournament placements in their larger event appearances.

They also failed to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm after ending up in 14th place on the Europe Regional Major Ranking leaderboard, going out of IEM Fall early in the group stage and placing in ninth in Flashpoint 3.

FPX will no longer house a team in CS:GO

The Chinese organization first made an attempt to enter CS:GO in March 2020 as a partner team in Flashpoint with the signing of Heroic, a venture that later fell through when Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen agreed to join Astralis ahead of the expiry of his contract.

With Flashpoint unable to host any offline events since, and the organization not being a Louvre Agreement team, opportunities to compete in larger international events have been slim.

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"All our members now are available to explore more options in CS:GO esports," FPX said in their statement. "We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."

Although the statement is unclear on whether the players are now free agents or still under contract, it is possible that a member may already be on the way out.

A report from Draft5 on Thursday indicates that Astralis may be exploring the possibility of acquiring Farlig to bolster their roster following their exit from PGL Major Stockholm, although with Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald only joining the team in August, a replacement this soon would come as a surprise.

FunPlus Phoenix had the following lineup:

Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Montenegro Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković
Denmark Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen
Serbia Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
377
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
F
2021-11-05 02:13
25 replies
#4
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India OOFmiester
SAD! …Well anyway
2021-11-05 02:14
18 replies
It's clear considering the meltdown that happened in their league of legends divison as well that there are either going to be huge changes or FPX is withdrawing from esports in general (unlikely but you never know)
2021-11-05 02:19
17 replies
#63
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Argentina Saazu
what happened in lol?
2021-11-05 03:11
16 replies
won 2019 worlds championships (equivalent of major) & got eliminated in groups in this years worlds
2021-11-05 03:16
13 replies
Not only that, they were favorites in their group and they basically threw really hard
2021-11-05 03:30
12 replies
nah, they weren't the favorites, DK was definitely the favorites in the group but everyone expected FPX to get 2nd but they did really bad and ended up getting 4th, 0-4 in matches on the last day of their group.
2021-11-05 04:15
11 replies
A lot of betting sites had them at the lowest or second lowest odds behind damwon, so the fact that they lost to the third seed of both eu and na and got dead last in the ''group of death'' is disastrous. They also let go of doinb and nuguri, their two arguably best performing players. Tian as well said on stream the team is most likely disbanding, meaning the entire roster is gone
2021-11-05 06:38
8 replies
LOL Nuguri was far from being 2nd best player he was literally the biggest troll alongisde their support even their academy top laner > Nuguri Nuguri is overrated and overhyped cuz he played with Canyon and ShowMaker now even almost retired Khan looks like at least top3 top laner with them
2021-11-05 07:04
7 replies
#195
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Mongolia Kkura
Okay Khan isn't that bad.
2021-11-05 11:25
khan is one of the goat top laners wtf
2021-11-05 11:35
5 replies
+1111 ppl shit on guy for no reason ... they will cry after he goes to army after this worlds xD
2021-11-05 12:22
Flandre gonna gap him tomorrow
2021-11-05 17:52
3 replies
i arent think that
2021-11-05 18:00
2 replies
Ez clap for EDG - John Xina
2021-11-05 23:34
1 reply
bing chilling ftw
2021-11-05 23:51
I mean they weren't favourites but no one expected them to shit the bed like they did, its equivalent of faze getting eliminated before legends stage
2021-11-06 00:02
1 reply
yeah, that is a better way of wording it, thanks
2021-11-06 00:06
they were one of the favourites and got eliminated last place in groups
2021-11-05 11:35
Besides what people are saying about worlds, they we're also favorites to win the LPL (chinese league), made it tot the gran finals via winners bracket, and ended up losing the title.
2021-11-05 13:11
#15
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Chile 1cristiaan
F
2021-11-05 02:15
F
2021-11-05 02:25
F, lowkey sad I was always fond of fpx
2021-11-05 03:18
FARLIG WILL JOIN TO AsTRALIS????
2021-11-05 10:55
2 replies
Confirm
2021-11-05 17:52
No
2021-11-06 03:28
oof
2021-11-05 02:13
2 replies
#247
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United States Virgin Islands zj2
"in the last two years" but they had a roster only for 9 months
2021-11-05 14:08
1 reply
I think they're probably talking about their CS:GO experience or ORG in general.
2021-11-05 22:26
waow
2021-11-05 02:13
#5
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North America Neshie
Rip
2021-11-05 02:14
#6
Twistzz | 
China sfc_
Sadge
2021-11-05 02:14
#7
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Australia Dadecum
shoulda got heroic lol
2021-11-05 02:14
3 replies
+1
2021-11-05 02:49
F... Who cares about 3setag now...
2021-11-05 03:01
+1 they only got better after es3tag left xd
2021-11-05 09:55
#8
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Czech Republic JakamanCZ
rip ... expected tho
2021-11-05 02:14
from nearly buying heroic to this
2021-11-05 02:14
1 reply
this is china gouv btw .... they look strong and after they fail 1 time they disband and leave chaos ....
2021-11-05 12:23
#10
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France PP_Bizon
expected ngl
2021-11-05 02:14
1 reply
+1
2021-11-05 08:53
#11
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Laos bevern
sadge
2021-11-05 02:14
#12
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2021-11-05 02:15
#13
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France Uexo
Kinda expected
2021-11-05 02:15
Astralis Farlig lul
2021-11-05 02:15
#16
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United States hellcatt
unfortunate
2021-11-05 02:15
typo 'statment' in 6th paragraph
2021-11-05 02:15
3 replies
ty
2021-11-05 02:17
1 reply
po
2021-11-05 09:06
delte
2021-11-05 10:47
#18
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Expected but sad
2021-11-05 02:15
1 reply
+1
2021-11-05 15:10
f
2021-11-05 02:15
#20
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United Kingdom Tnk11
Poor styko, he's really had a rough csgo career with teams.
2021-11-05 02:16
10 replies
How? He was in mouz for a while
2021-11-05 02:31
9 replies
#58
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Slovakia Adwarin
+styko -styko +styko -styko...
2021-11-05 03:04
he will be ok, if he join oskar, neofrag and frozen
2021-11-05 03:19
7 replies
#172
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Yugoslavia Loliez
lmao
2021-11-05 10:30
3 replies
Idk wath are you oaughing about, if ropz really leave mouz, if he decide to stylay in mouz is kind crazy move. Vrazy how people don't know reconigzed neofrag, the guys is consistent as fuck
2021-11-05 11:26
2 replies
is your keyboard broken or something?
2021-11-05 13:44
1 reply
yeah
2021-11-05 14:19
Frozen will be hard to get but if styko replaces zedko as anchor on sinners, we could see a really good team
2021-11-05 10:34
2 replies
It will be, but with ropz really leave mouz. I think frozen can find a better home.
2021-11-05 11:29
1 reply
maybe, we'll see, frozen knows a couple of them no?
2021-11-06 15:34
LOL save styko btw
2021-11-05 02:16
#22
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Peru SuperGOD
unluko F
2021-11-05 02:16
f
2021-11-05 02:16
#24
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Armenia KotpeHead
expected
2021-11-05 02:17
#25
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Australia poppyxox
Of course Chinese org trying to pull a major qualification for sticker money and immediately decides to quit after limited success, honestly although it would’ve been better than any other small org the players probably should’ve seen this coming. ChrisJ probably did.
2021-11-05 02:17
13 replies
#44
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Latvia emzijs
damn, you actually don't know what you are talking about
2021-11-05 02:37
6 replies
#112
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Australia poppyxox
go on then, educate me
2021-11-05 07:01
5 replies
You're likely correct. Fpx has for the most part just settled for whatever they could get that was cheap. Lost interest in Heroic got a meh European team (which wasn't even a full roster when signed just 4 +coach ) The first request that squad wanted was a proper igl with firepower. ChrisJ was picked but was too expensive so they got a cheaper version in emi Their fps projects (VAL/CS) both showed promise but it just seems the org has both no interest and no idea what it should do in this area. Just sorta filling a check and outsourcing this project to some random European they barely heard or cared. When they treat their divisions like this it's no wonder even their crown jewel, LOL, is shitting the bed.
2021-11-05 11:30
4 replies
#204
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Australia poppyxox
Well you say that, but FPX has got some notable placings in most of their tournaments since their worlds win. No major wins or anything but certainly holding their own in their split. But I'd be skeptical of any Chinese org in CS if they decided to invest in a foreign team. It's just how they do business, and the signs are there when they only pick up 1 general manager to completely run the show. It's unfortunate cause this team definitely had some promise, but they seemed to get worse and worse after every tournament. Hopefully they stick together and find a new org, or at least hopefully a three man core finds a new team.
2021-11-05 11:38
2 replies
As much as I like most of the players historically alone and as team (in particular some of the NoChance lineups) they should not stick together. Historically players only leave their domestic region when either the level of play is weak or there are no worthwhile spots available. This was true for most player in this team at the time. Farlig has a variety of teams back in Denmark that could use a awp and if rumours are believed Astralis are one of them. Styko + Sinners makes sence, would be an upgrade and he already has a deep relation with Oskar from mouseports zehN should replace jemi in Havu as they wanted to get rid of him for quite a while and even got desperate to the point of using a coach (that's how bad jemi was playing) As for maden either a return to the local scene, yet another international project or perhaps joining a team like G2 (Balkan superteam) EMI is the most underwhelming member so I expect his playing career at a decent level to end here. Either he keeps playing as a Berry-like player to nurture talent in the Balkans or he goes back to coaching both being valid options.
2021-11-05 15:05
1 reply
#299
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Australia poppyxox
I just have a sweet spot for international rosters I guess, and ngl I did actually want FPX stickers xd They needed a better IGL than emi if they ever wanted to go further than tier 2-3 that’s for sure.
2021-11-05 18:24
It's absolutely hilarious how stupid some of the top oriental orgs are. From piss poor management to laying off entire rosters because they didn't go deeper into the tournament despite a promising performance and being eliminated by one of the favourites in a close game, nope, doesn't matter. They need new and better players, those guys are finished.
2021-11-05 11:48
pretty sure the whole org is dissolving, lol team as well
2021-11-05 04:28
With chrisj as IGL 8(?) months ago they would have qualified to the major with dw as coach.
2021-11-05 07:18
4 replies
#118
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Australia poppyxox
Yeah maybe but it was ChrisJ himself that didn't want to continue as far as I'm aware.
2021-11-05 07:20
3 replies
I think it was Buyout or that the team wanted someone else as IGL? But in the end was forced to settle for emi.
2021-11-05 07:26
2 replies
#144
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Australia poppyxox
i heard it was buyout issues yeah
2021-11-05 09:11
I heard it was about money. Might be buyout or salary or likely both.
2021-11-06 01:32
RIP, hopefully some of these players find a new home
2021-11-05 02:17
#27
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Canada firtlast
sticko did nothing wrong
2021-11-05 02:17
#28
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Finland AliSabid
nooo rip
2021-11-05 02:17
Farlig to Astralis I would assume now. Would be stupid not to
2021-11-05 02:18
6 replies
#49
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France Khmzbg
Is every danish player supposed to play for Astralis or ?
2021-11-05 02:41
5 replies
Lucky isnt that great as an awper except the few impact plays and clutches. Farlig is just a straight upgrade imo
2021-11-05 02:48
4 replies
#71
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Russia ToughGuy
farlig isnt great either
2021-11-05 03:28
3 replies
better than lucky which I think we can agree on
2021-11-05 03:50
2 replies
Farlig is fucking killing it against EC Kyiev and SAW. Sign him for a 3 year contract now.
2021-11-05 03:55
1 reply
Lucky would never perform in a rainy night against EC Kyiev. Farlig does it day in and day out
2021-11-05 04:04
>"A lot of amazing achievements" >"Failing to muster any notable achievements" The Chinese have some really low expectations lol
2021-11-05 02:18
4 replies
Well.. Look at TYLOO.
2021-11-05 07:25
3 replies
TYLOO is a Counter-Strike based org and has been in game since 1.6 and is currently ranked number #1 in Asia. Put some respect to their name newf4g..
2021-11-05 08:09
2 replies
Signed up: 2014-12-15 Plus it isn’t hard to be ranked #1 in Asia when there’s only 1 other real team there
2021-11-05 10:58
Vici and TYLOO are the only Asian teams, and TYLOO have shown potential at times but they ALWAYS bomb out every international tournament.
2021-11-05 11:46
Expected
2021-11-05 02:20
#34
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Canada dAnk7
salty seeing heroic in the semis gg
2021-11-05 02:21
15 replies
They didn’t deserve to be able to play. Kqly teammates weren’t allow to play in the next major after he got banned. Guess the same standards aren’t held anymore.
2021-11-05 02:27
13 replies
There's not enough evidence the players knew to not get the shit sued out of PGL/Valve. They've got plausible deniability.
2021-11-05 02:52
8 replies
Doesn’t matter. Pretty sure it’s obvious they knew their coach was cheating. That’s besides the point though. It’s not like kqly teammates knew he was cheating but they still got punished for it. That’s the point I’m trying to make.
2021-11-05 03:23
7 replies
#77
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Belgium FLNX
Not a fan of heroic but there's a difference between allegedly and straight up getting banned
2021-11-05 03:37
5 replies
Lol no shit but kqly teammates were still punished by his actions. Heroic should be held no different
2021-11-05 04:15
4 replies
Then there would have been a lot of teams, that could not play at this major.
2021-11-05 09:31
3 replies
Yeah a bunch of t2-t3-t4 teams lol
2021-11-05 09:35
2 replies
#206
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Latvia emzijs
? most teams used the coach bug lmao, i can name some if u want- gambit, navi, heroic, mibr, furia, nip, faze, mouz i think
2021-11-05 11:45
1 reply
I’m just basing my argument off what Moses said
2021-11-05 16:13
#138
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Germany felixG
kioshima imidiately transfered his complete inventory to another account after the kqly ban... at least he was sus as hell ngl.
2021-11-05 08:48
so the whole entropiq team shouldn't be allowed to play either?
2021-11-05 14:08
3 replies
Just basing the argument off moses said. Heroic are cheating bums and don’t deserve to be there.
2021-11-05 16:13
2 replies
If you wanna base your opinion on someone elses argument, at least use someone who has knowledge about the situation lik RL. Read his dexerto piece and then tell me again how the heroic players should all be banned from the major
2021-11-05 17:12
1 reply
2021-11-05 17:40
lul
2021-11-05 02:32
A shame
2021-11-05 02:27
Astralis -Lucky +Farlig? PauseChamp
2021-11-05 02:27
3 replies
Lucky is great actually... but -Acor + farlig could be great B-) Farlig is definitelly the best awper on the market right now...
2021-11-05 13:22
2 replies
+1 if mouz want to stay relevant they NEED to get farlig
2021-11-05 13:48
1 reply
exactly! And they have such a great chance to take him!
2021-11-05 14:40
plastic organization 👆🙂 ends it like it ends always
2021-11-05 02:28
#42
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Indonesia draizze
farlig will be upgrade for lucky
2021-11-05 02:34
xaxaxaxaxaa
2021-11-05 02:34
Nice these bitches now can get a new job
2021-11-05 02:38
what a shame, feels bad for styko
2021-11-05 02:38
well that was "Fun"
2021-11-05 02:39
-Lucky inc
2021-11-05 02:39
Thats sad. Styko is such a nice guy he honestly deserves to be in a good org.
2021-11-05 02:48
If astralis just remplace lucky it will be show how astralis really dont care about players lmao no one should join this org
2021-11-05 02:51
1 reply
+1 I've been a fan for years, now not so much.
2021-11-05 09:32
It was a dead team from the start tbh. The only thing i remember about them is how maden dropped around 40 bombs against g2 on ancient
2021-11-05 03:01
they looked hella mediocore
2021-11-05 03:01
Cucumber on suicide watch
2021-11-05 03:08
2 replies
Yeah bro
2021-11-05 06:05
1 reply
sorry for your loss
2021-11-05 12:23
#60
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Slovakia Adwarin
In my opinion they were getting better until they tried chrisJ, then after emi came back it was horrible and reported overhaul of roles and positions made it even worse. I think Astralis don't really want Farlig, because he is inconsistent and Lucky is doing great.
2021-11-05 03:08
2 replies
He isn’t lol
2021-11-05 09:51
1 reply
he doesnt even have gr8 stats vs t3 why the fuck would he be good vs real competition ?? XD also looked like he was so stressed while playing in the rmr it was surprising he pulled through and didnt just breakdown and start crying.
2021-11-05 13:34
gg sprout should have waited sure theyll find teams during the shuffle tho
2021-11-05 03:10
F
2021-11-05 03:10
Very sad
2021-11-05 03:12
:c
2021-11-05 03:13
Finally minus styko and co Farlig to new team with magisk?
2021-11-05 03:14
2 replies
#76
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United States Rayduh
STYKO is good player though
2021-11-05 03:35
Styko is very good at what he does, he's probably got offers already
2021-11-05 08:39
#73
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Asia flipflop
guess this is the end for emi. It'd be hard for zehn to find a team coz of his age.
2021-11-05 03:31
1 reply
He could join Havu
2021-11-05 13:39
Bringing this emi guy to the team was a huge mistake
2021-11-05 03:33
#75
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United States Rayduh
where is DOINB
2021-11-05 03:34
#78
saffee | 
Brazil uezu
Maybe fpx to Col?
2021-11-05 03:49
Expected.
2021-11-05 04:00
should have picked heroic
2021-11-05 04:03
Sad but expected
2021-11-05 04:18
This was stupid... they spent 2 years looking for a team only to give up like this.
2021-11-05 04:27
Fully well expected.
2021-11-05 04:29
poor styko
2021-11-05 04:41
#92
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Finland arskaahh
zehn to havu?
2021-11-05 04:44
2 replies
#94
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Finland Stonkamies
I think that he is just the player that havu needs!
2021-11-05 04:48
1 reply
#318
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North America Shmikeb0b
Yes. They are already promising. An addition like zehn would be fantastic
2021-11-06 02:10
#93
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New Zealand haymaker00
Too bad g2 is doing good in the major, if they continued being shit they would of probably picked up maden and maybe even styko. The way some of the international teams are looking (mouz, faze, OG) and the incoming post major shuffle they should find a home in no time
2021-11-05 04:47
Was going to happen any time either way
2021-11-05 05:13
Styko on ence over doto would be kinda nuts tbh
2021-11-05 05:13
5 replies
Doto has come up huge for them, being their best clutch player and a fine support. They’ve cracked HLTV top 10 why change things up??
2021-11-05 05:23
3 replies
just hypothetically it would be the best fit IMO, I also think stykos the best support player overall so id like him on a good team
2021-11-05 05:20
2 replies
OG -niko
2021-11-05 05:23
1 reply
yeah that was the other team i was thinking, but man there isn't a lot of elite teams anymore its kinda crazy
2021-11-05 05:24
Love styko, but doto has literally been nasty good.
2021-11-05 07:24
New danish lineup: Magisk Dupreeh Bubzkji Es3tag Farlig (Zonic coach if he wants too) Havu: -Jemi +Zehn OG: -niko +Styko Maden waits for other roster changes, but he’s good enough to find a new home. Maybe he joins Complexity’s new project if they go international roster. Emi: please coach, join a tier 5 team, or retire mens
2021-11-05 05:25
6 replies
Es3tag Already feel disband after one month
2021-11-05 09:18
1 reply
He’s a top tier support player, he’s has the misfortune of signing for a project that was destined to fail and a ship that was sinking
2021-11-05 09:29
This - but: - duppe (nip), + nato
2021-11-05 09:21
1 reply
Can Nato play rifle efficiently enough? He looked alright on Complexity but nothing spectacular, Farlig would obviously be main awp
2021-11-05 12:22
let's crowd source this team. I'm in.
2021-11-05 09:34
Would be amazing and top15 Potential in less than 4 month.
2021-11-05 11:25
>their departure from CS:GO, citing "limitations and difficulties during remote management" as a reason for the change They have no problems remote managing their EU VALORANT team though lol
2021-11-05 05:53
4 replies
Its a an excuse obviously they are now going to focus on valorant more cus of the money involved in it
2021-11-05 06:19
3 replies
#194
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Albania WokeUp
dunno about that. there are rumours about whole org dissolving.
2021-11-05 11:23
1 reply
Oh
2021-11-05 17:34
Have you guys seen their valo roster? It doesnt look particularly great and isnt anything special, if they disbaned their csgo divison I could see their valorant team going as well.
2021-11-05 17:17
I'm sad but not surprised
2021-11-05 06:06
Finnaly.Expected
2021-11-05 06:16
#108
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Australia Nexillum
Cursed org in competitive FPS
2021-11-05 06:46
F
2021-11-05 06:47
Sad styko but how could they win with bad igl and mediocre Maden
2021-11-05 06:48
nice, now -zedko +styko
2021-11-05 06:55
Oh no
2021-11-05 07:05
Hm, Dupree, magisk, ES3TAG, bub, farlig- it's maybe good team) and zonic is coach))
2021-11-05 07:06
sad for styko
2021-11-05 07:17
SAD! Good luck styko and maden, I suppose zehn will join HAVU over Jemi. Also astralis is building the COL dreamteam that Jason Lake could have built whenever these past 2y where he have had access to both k0nfig and blamef, big fail. New astralis is starting to look better than old one? Would ofc prefer devve over farlig and perhaps magisk/Dupreeh instead of xyppe but whatever.
2021-11-05 07:23
F
2021-11-05 07:38
zehn come to HAVU
2021-11-05 07:48
Love these post major news
2021-11-05 07:49
-jackz +maden -malek +emi Then find replace for amanek and play full balkan roster. And zehn maybe to mouz instead of dexter if he wants to be captain.
2021-11-05 08:00
1 reply
0/8
2021-11-05 08:10
-1000 social credit score for each :()
2021-11-05 08:10
styko zehn maden & farlig all solid players post major roster shuffle getting spicier by the minute
2021-11-05 08:12
#132
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Ukraine futplxyer
It’s roster shuffle season. They didn’t make major so not surprised about this. I’m surprised OG have not made any changes yet tbh...
2021-11-05 08:19
#133
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Germany mainak90
Mouz should think of getting someone. Get farlig in place of acor, Torszki is set in NXT, no need to break the momentum of that team.
2021-11-05 08:27
Sinners should Pick Styko and bench Beastik, He struggle a lot with aim lately.
2021-11-05 08:27
3 replies
Yeah, beastik kinda isn't in his best shape right now, but it is important to know that he does the IGL job. And according to the players, he does it good. Also, do not forget that he used to play a star player role in former teams (he used to be recognized as one of the best uprising players on the scene around first V4 Future Festival), one that now stands on NEOFRAG's shoulders. Although such a sharp aimer as STYKO would be really nice improvement, I'm not exactly sure about STYKO's willingness to call. STYKO is indeed very smart and he probably has capabilities for doing the job, but it would be a restart for the team, as they are currently settled on beastik's calling system, which really took some time to sharpen. If STYKO was to replace someone, it would be ZEDKO. I don't say that Jindra isn't good, but he shares the support role, one that STYKO is very familiar with and I would definitely say that STYKO > ZEDKO although ZEDKO still has tremendous qualities. As much as I love Seba (beastik) and his personality, his head together with ZEDKO's may really be first on the chopping block, as there is still one very good caller on Czech scene, stationed in Sinners' rival. You know who I mean. TLDR: If Sinners do some changes, it will be -ZEDKO +STYKO. They will definitely not destroy the work they have been working on the whole year by removing beastik and installing STYKO, who is not a dedicated IGL. Rather than that is possible, that leckr would step into beastik's role, but as I say, I still not believe they would have throw all that time spent on beastik's improvement in IGL role away.
2021-11-05 12:17
2 replies
I think that Styko was IGL in FPX when chrisJ was there
2021-11-06 16:19
1 reply
Well, chrisJ was there for few matches and it was actually chris, who was calling. That's why they wanted to pick him up. Because chris used to call when mouz didn't have other callers. Remember that oskar, STYKO, chrisJ core changing the two remaining players I can easily name 4: loWel, dennis, sunny, ropz. And chris was always calling. And that's the reason why they were on a lookout for him and that's the reason why they have signed emi after the chrisJ option have fallen through.
2021-11-18 10:29
Karma
2021-11-05 08:36
#137
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Poland moistu
They buy bad teams, don't make good changes if they do them at all, for the budget that the Chinese gentlemen have, they can't make a good team, they only sign Heroic with NaToSaphix and sign GODSENT with emi
2021-11-05 08:40
2 replies
nato was long gone from heroic when FPX tried to sign them lol
2021-11-05 12:49
1 reply
#244
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Poland moistu
okay but you know a large organization and teams with low potential are signing Heroic it was probably then friberg blamef stavn cadian borup
2021-11-05 13:56
Some T1 better pick up maden or styko, they are the 2 best players on the lineup
2021-11-05 08:54
3 replies
Any good tier 1 team are bound to a specific language or don't want to switch even if the team can need an aim upgrade
2021-11-05 09:55
2 replies
there is faze, ence, g2, og, mouz
2021-11-05 15:45
1 reply
Faze will go for higher options if they want to stay in CS. They want stars. OG is a very consistent org, they only do lineup changes if they absolutely think it is necessary. Ence made great development in such a short time and non oi the FPX players is an upgrade. G2 nope, they play with Jackzs cuz they like hom so much that isn't only about csgo skills. and mouz? maybe but depends on the cost and what are the current player wants to do. And actually, only G2 is a team that you can consider as rea tier 1 team. But that is a SUBJECTIV question where Tier1/2 begins. That is a bit random. A final contender is a good sign for tier 1 level.
2021-11-05 15:51
rip
2021-11-05 08:56
GOOOOOOD
2021-11-05 09:09
#145
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Austria Ostmark
back to NoChance I guess
2021-11-05 09:16
#146
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Czech Republic 4DC3
-ropz +styko for mouz
2021-11-05 09:16
1 reply
#317
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North America Shmikeb0b
Yes please ropz deserves better
2021-11-06 02:05
#149
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Andorra NDRnews
The debacle started when they kicked Krystal like always lol,its amazing how a good IGL can impact a team
2021-11-05 09:28
2 replies
The arrogance of the team destroyed it. Styko said at hltv confirmed they kicked krystal cuz they think they are better than top 15 team and high in rmr points. I can't believe sometimes how stupid players can be. The "at least we have fun" meme have a good revive here.
2021-11-05 09:54
+1
2021-11-05 10:18
End of an era, RIP CS GO ;(
2021-11-05 09:30
Deko.
2021-11-05 09:34
expected without chrisj
2021-11-05 09:36
1 reply
that was so sad, could have been tier 1
2021-11-05 10:39
F
2021-11-05 09:42
#159
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Germany MTD3
damn that sucks
2021-11-05 09:44
#164
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
super sad;((
2021-11-05 10:08
at least csgo is not dead copium
2021-11-05 10:09
2 replies
CSGO is dead.
2021-11-05 10:23
#193
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Czech Republic manik999
In which alternative universe are +1 million viewers on a CSGO match, sold out stadium that also produce money (CSGO only esport that got this at the moment), sold well csgo stickers and merchandise producing even more money not enough ? Fun plus phoenix just bought tier 3 team expecting them to being at the top. Let them focus on china market instead, in CS they are amateurs. Ask NaVi, Furia, Entropiq or Astralis if they earned small in CS
2021-11-05 11:23
So many good players without teams... After major is gonna be an amazing shuffle
2021-11-05 10:18
Sucks for them but this team went downhill after they kicked krystal
2021-11-05 10:18
2 replies
#183
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Finland Teukkasd
yes, krystal was the mastermind behind this team
2021-11-05 10:41
1 reply
krystal was biggest bot in cs go
2021-11-05 14:16
#171
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Slovakia Georgiii
mouz STYKO confirmed
2021-11-05 10:28
Farlig to Astralis Styko to SINNERS zehN to HAVU
2021-11-05 10:32
1 reply
Beat me to it mens))
2021-11-05 10:33
Havu fix - jemi + zehn
2021-11-05 10:33
1 reply
#234
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Yeah, this move seems reasonable. I would have prefered sergej instead but he prefers to waste his career in a project that has no future it seems.
2021-11-05 13:36
sadge, they had good potential but were unable to get players needed I think Maden zehN Magisk poizon STYKO
2021-11-05 10:34
wtf?
2021-11-05 10:34
sad but not too unexpected, weird how they didnt play for like months it felt like
2021-11-05 10:39
Farlig to astralis
2021-11-05 10:39
#182
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Finland Teukkasd
good, zehn deserves better team -rain +zehn
2021-11-05 10:40
styko to sinners pls
2021-11-05 10:41
Who?
2021-11-05 10:44
good, go back to lol
2021-11-05 10:54
#189
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Czech Republic manik999
Not likeable international team anyways. Sinners should get styko asap
2021-11-05 10:56
3 replies
+1 an upgrade from pretty much anyone and also with his experience I'm sure he could IGL if needed
2021-11-05 11:17
#231
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Greece RedWinter
how similar is czech and slovakian
2021-11-05 13:25
1 reply
It used to be 1 country when i was young if im not mistaken the differences are like a dialect.
2021-11-05 14:22
sad but styko using 360 hz monitor from asus thats why they are bad. benq 240 hz better
2021-11-05 11:02
6 replies
There is no such thing as 360 hz xD 240hz is max
2021-11-05 13:07
5 replies
240 is max mby in afghanistan, but in eu its different
2021-11-05 13:22
4 replies
#262
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Qatar Conterob
XXDD
2021-11-05 15:04
Wtf didnt know :p Well my comp is about to get seized anyways soon by the talibans.
2021-11-05 15:11
2 replies
thats very unlucky for you, hope you will be able to recover from this loss
2021-11-05 15:40
1 reply
Thanks. Its chaotic here.. I hear them chanting all night in the streets from my bedroom window
2021-11-05 16:14
Sad, but good luck though
2021-11-05 11:28
At this point who?
2021-11-05 11:34
Nooo, it was one of my favourite lineups :C
2021-11-05 11:41
Big F, one more organization leaves cs:go
2021-11-05 11:57
#210
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Turkey ak47grunt
No Maikelele No Success! And God Justice !
2021-11-05 12:00
-lucky +farlig
2021-11-05 12:03
3 replies
#242
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Denmark twinseN
Could happen
2021-11-05 13:53
2 replies
+1 dreamscenario
2021-11-05 15:07
1 reply
#269
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Denmark twinseN
gla1ve Xyp9x k0nfig blameF Farlig Not bad at all
2021-11-05 15:17
RIP, decent team maden, styko, farlig at the very least deserve new team
2021-11-05 12:08
1 reply
zehN is their carry and has been more consistent than maden & farlig. STYKO is consistent but he doesn't really carry.
2021-11-05 13:21
Allu Zehn Sergej Jimpphat Bona
2021-11-05 12:21
#219
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Brazil hugoooo
These Asian orgs never last too much on CSGO, when they try to have a non-Asian team
2021-11-05 12:35
#222
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Australia rationale
They were given ample time. Barely broke into top 30. It's a rational decision.
2021-11-05 13:05
Astralis Farlig
2021-11-05 13:10
#226
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
Astralis farlig would be awesome!
2021-11-05 13:11
-99999 social credit for ceo
2021-11-05 13:35
1 reply
#237
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Hungary 0pahm
They have 0 results, its totally understandable.
2021-11-05 13:44
lol rip
2021-11-05 13:49
rip
2021-11-05 13:55
Sadge
2021-11-05 13:58
#246
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Hungary Shiron212
Sad :/
2021-11-05 14:01
deserved this team has been really underwhelming
2021-11-05 14:09
never trusted these guys, so this doesn't surprise me
2021-11-05 14:16
#254
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Australia rationale
Col, EG, FunPlus Phoenix are out. Spirit? I'm not sure about them. The arena yesterday was half empty. CSGO is very much alive.
2021-11-05 14:28
2 replies
Because fpx is on the same level as those other teams, none of which are out of csgo atm and most likely wont leave at least not col and spirit. On top of that fpx is prolly gonna close their valo divison as well. Also idk what stream youve been seeing but if that arena looks half empty to you you need glasses.
2021-11-05 17:59
1 reply
#298
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Australia rationale
youtu.be/g4J0qV5C-PI?t=23397 The back sits are almost entirely empty. Maybe you should just fuck off.
2021-11-05 18:02
It was a very good roster Maden tier 1 material for sure emi great leader i wouldnt be surprised if he is gonna create a new team now Farlig still needs more experience and i think he can perform better in full Danish team STYKO good supportive rifler zehN should retire or go to full Finish team, i dont see him fighting in tier 1
2021-11-05 14:34
#257
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
F but expected
2021-11-05 14:42
Farlig was the bomb when he played for CPHFlames. His signing at FPP was a major mistake. Now he is up for grabs. I surely hope that Astralis will grow a pair and sign him if they cant get Nicoodoz. Then there is a hope for the danish org. never the less, its bye-bye to lucky.
2021-11-05 14:47
2 replies
#270
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North America Shmikeb0b
Astralis should get him instead of nicoodoz anyway. Can't tell how nicoodoz would fit into astralis and he's doing splendid where he is (if it ain't broke don't fix it). Farlig needs the fresh start, and definitely has the potential. It'd be the smarter move for the Danish scene as a whole, if not astralis themselves
2021-11-05 15:17
1 reply
i would agree blindly if Flames economy and org. was consolidated. Flames strategy is to bring players to our attention and then sell, sell, sell. I actually hope you are right. I hope that flames will keep their roster together and go for more consistent results. they do have a lineup now that can compete with the best in the world. but also...nicoodoz is their absolut best salesobject right now. and money talks, unfortunately.
2021-11-05 23:51
ZEHN TO HAVU CONFIRMED!!!!!!!
2021-11-05 14:52
finally
2021-11-05 14:57
#261
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CIS elefiveS
nice! bb paycheck stealers
2021-11-05 15:02
#264
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Serbia hitomi79
a bit ironic since they've made back to top 30 this week
2021-11-05 15:05
#268
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North America Shmikeb0b
Promising team. Sorry to see it
2021-11-05 15:14
CS is dying. Don’t pretend it’s not. We need to pressure valve to actually care about this game. Valorant is taking more and more CS players every day
2021-11-05 15:41
5 replies
+1
2021-11-05 15:43
#277
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United States urm@m
dont say the unpopular opinion, cs forum nerds will slate u
2021-11-05 15:58
Valve already lose this battle they should just focus dota2. Cs too many cheaters, bugs, coaches cheating etc...
2021-11-05 17:12
None of them are going to valorant, fpx is most likely gonna disband their valo divison as well. By now there are quite a few orgs and players who either switched back to cs or outright disbaned/retired from valo. The grass is always greener on the other site, take an actual look at valo and its not locking all that great over their either
2021-11-05 17:24
The CS scene will have to go the franchising route soon. Not enough big orgs are in the scene and Valve doesn't really seem to care about the esports side of CS
2021-11-05 19:37
#275
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Estonia RopzOnTop
excepted but still kinda sad farlig needs a new team, what a player he is.
2021-11-05 15:45
#278
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Ukraine Xe0m
100 thieves
2021-11-05 16:06
It would be awesome to see Farlig back at CPH, his story started there with refresh , they were killing every team on Inferno with 90% win progress, CPH is a great team now and an awper like Farlig can be great addition to them
2021-11-05 16:27
#283
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India Mr_UNX
remember when fpx tried picking heroic but deal fell off becuase es3tag got picked up by c9
2021-11-05 16:48
2 replies
they were playing for them for like 3 days
2021-11-05 18:36
but imagine now the regret they have.. heroic has been top 5 for a while now and fpx? stuck somewhere in tier 3
2021-11-05 18:52
#284
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Iraq remind00
CSGO dead game anyway
2021-11-05 16:48
1 reply
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD btw yesterday was a record of watching of 2.6 milion but ye daed your so funny XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-11-08 20:36
-jemi +zehn in 2 days from now bet
2021-11-05 17:54
zehn should go to gorillaz or build a new team with allu and sunny
2021-11-05 18:37
#302
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Poland SebL
Understandable decision, this team could've been solid Tier 3 team farming up events such as those Snow Sweet Snow cups, but not more than that I feel like. The firepower was simply not there, as a team they had some kind of structure, but it wasn't Tier 1 team when it came to strats or structure anyway. Overall, the players are not bad, maybe outside of emi who seems really unstable, and I think they can achieve more split rather than together. GL moving further guys.
2021-11-05 18:50
oh boy
2021-11-05 19:15
go coL. They can bring real practices houses, europe tournament to become new t2/1 team. Its a year wasted, but not lost I believe its not about level, but no anger in this org. They just didnt give a fuck cause this chinese org doesnt understand anything about cs.
2021-11-05 19:32
#307
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Montenegro LakaZakon
Fnatic pick up
2021-11-05 20:33
#308
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Denmark michufan
They must be kicking themselves now for not going ahead with the Heroic move back then.
2021-11-05 21:31
Zehn :gorillaz or havu
2021-11-06 01:14
imagine if fpx had stuck with heroic. though I suppose they woulda ruined it too
2021-11-06 18:02
Truly a shame. :( Wishing all the very best to the FPX players.
2021-11-06 18:03
Great news!
2021-11-09 01:45
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