Copenhagen Flames to retain roster for 2022

The Danish organization revealed that they intend to keep the five-man lineup that impressed at the PGL Stockholm Major.

The widely reported move to Complexity is out of the picture for Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen and co. as Copenhagen Flames announced that they intend to keep their roster for the upcoming year.

"After two months of talking and negotiating with several parties; we’ve found that the best available option for all of us is to stick together for 2022," Daniel Vorborg, the team's Head of Esports wrote in an open letter. "Now I know, with all of the rumors that some of you will think that is a solution we are unhappy with. But I can tell you that that is not the case."

nicoodoz remains a part of Flames

Vorborg said that their imperative since signing their current roster was to keep it together as long as possible, but "there are some opportunities that we cannot offer in Copenhagen Flames, such as franchise slots and big salaries", explaining that offers such as the one Complexity was reported to put on the table had to be taken into consideration.

"We've achieved much more, much faster than we could have ever imagined with this roster, and as such, we're extremely pleased to continue with the team," wrote the Head of Esports, putting an end to speculation about the roster's future.

The team's in-game leader HooXi added that after months of uncertainty, he is happy to stay with the Danish organization. "We might not get the big bucks and the league spots, but we get a feeling of security and room to develop that no other big organization can provide."

Since the breakout performance in Sweden, Copenhagen Flames entered a slump, losing to teams such as BLUEJAYS, K23, and BLINK, an have been playing without a coach since Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita's departure to Dignitas. Vorborg takes responsibilities for the underwhelming results, claiming that conditions for the team have not been up to par.

However, with the team's future now set and the distractions of transfer negotiations out of the picture, Copenhagen Flames aim to impress in 2022, with IEM Katowice being their first big challenge in the new year.

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Sources: Complexity in talks to sign Extra Salt trio; add Grim, junior

The news from Denmark backs up the latest report by HLTV.org's Danish "⁠Nohte⁠" Allana from the other side of the Atlantic, who revealed that Complexity is considering signing Extra Salt's trio and building a North American roster for 2022.

Copenhagen Flames have the following lineup for next year:

Denmark Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen
Denmark Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi
Denmark Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen
Denmark Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard
Denmark Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss

Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Canada Danish 'Nohte' Allana
Danish 'Nohte' Allana
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.05
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Nice
2021-12-23 16:29
2 replies
Sucks for them, this is a business, should of went for more money and resources over "comfortability, security" RIP CPH
2021-12-24 00:04
More like Copenhagen F players Retain On 2000$ contract
2021-12-25 09:09
cool
2021-12-23 16:29
wow
2021-12-23 16:29
17 replies
buy low sell low, interesting strats
2021-12-23 16:30
5 replies
/r/wallstreetbets if they were csgo org owners
2021-12-23 16:32
3 replies
#29
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United States Zedsamcat
They would have bought the Colossus, lost 90% and gotten 100k upvotes
2021-12-23 16:36
2 replies
now probably regret throwing to ttc, savage, ldlc, nemiga lmao
2021-12-23 16:56
1 reply
#107
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Brazil Lok72
lmao +1
2021-12-23 19:46
lol
2021-12-23 16:46
Good. Tired of tier 2 teams being bought out because people like henryG can't fucking scout
2021-12-23 16:32
10 replies
#31
JT | 
North America Korama
henry never bought out any roster? I will admit henry got a bit too excited and had almost too much faith in the players he brought on, but what you said is just simply false. If anything its a better idea to buy out a established roster that all the players have chemistry together than to find 5 random players who have never played together and throw them together and instantly expect results.
2021-12-23 16:38
3 replies
Go and read again. I'm implying it's because scouting sucks for new players that teams have to buy entire rosters And also henryG never watched a tier 2 match in his life
2021-12-23 16:43
He was excited because the main idea was to get NiKo and hunTer, with both they would have been a good team, but finally ocelote was the one bringing NiKo
2021-12-23 17:05
#108
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Brazil Lok72
+xeppa lmao henryJoke
2021-12-23 19:46
Of the players henry brought on mezii - glue of fnatic, Alex - IGL of Fnatic, Floppy currently dropping 1.3 ratings vs t2 (possibly being sent to EG) Es3tag is in a top 10 team. and woxic was just on shit ping cant blame henry for covid happening right after he put together a LAN team. People like u are just clowns giving this man shit when they didn't have enough time. IF u remembered right you'd remember this new team also took NAVI to OT on a final map of Bo3. Idiots like you pushed one of the nicest people in the scene out of it with your toxic ass comments.
2021-12-23 17:50
5 replies
Fax. Every player in cloud9 had potential but it just didn't work out due to COVID-19. They also were not motivated at all since it was so hard to prac for them
2021-12-23 17:53
#98
JT | 
North America Korama
saying regardless of the woxic situation, kassad left very early on due to calling issues between him and Alex. Es3etag who is a primary rifler was put in a tough spot and forced to be the primary awper and Xeppa who is a good prospect from chaos never lived up the the hype he was brought on> I was a huge cloud9 and a huge NA cs fan. I was disappointed at the state of NA cs and how bad the roster turned out to be. A team being as bad as we were partially is to blame for the management of the team being Henry.
2021-12-23 18:51
1 reply
#109
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Brazil Lok72
xeppa cheats expired
2021-12-23 19:47
WRONG reddit said alex isnt a good igl Henry never even got out of tier 4 UK floppy playing tier 3 NA which translates to tier 4 and ez win by me 1-0 you tried but keep going maybe next time you'll do better but you never stood a chance, kid
2021-12-23 21:08
Henry still has a job? he's not smart, probably on drugs.
2021-12-24 08:33
#4
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Australia poppyxox
COL SIGN EXTRA SALT PLEASE
2021-12-23 16:29
10 replies
#13
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Sweden 1gloss
coL sign ChocoCheck
2021-12-23 16:31
7 replies
col sign BNB
2021-12-23 16:33
5 replies
I don't know man... I knida like BNB's brand and the logo and all :(
2021-12-23 16:55
4 replies
#56
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United States cybonics
aww
2021-12-23 16:58
1 reply
SAVE NA CS <3
2021-12-23 17:00
but their orgless sadly so their not contracted
2021-12-24 18:55
1 reply
Yeah, it will be cool for them to get contracts but to keep their BNB identity - it won't happen but still...
2021-12-24 20:42
#106
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Australia poppyxox
Oh god Probably won’t show up to EPL cause they just “didn’t feel like playing” or had a “vacation planned”
2021-12-23 19:43
Now GODSENT can beat them in a different org NICE.
2021-12-23 16:55
1 reply
#105
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Australia poppyxox
With that paycheck increase I don’t think they’d mind somehow
2021-12-23 19:42
Oh really..?
2021-12-23 16:29
3 replies
#49
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France Guilsz_
yeah they really thought they could get away with 600k lul, now that they got 16-0'oed they start being quiet
2021-12-23 16:51
2 replies
True low t2/t3 team since major ended
2021-12-23 17:31
1 reply
#76
 | 
France Guilsz_
+1
2021-12-23 17:41
#6
 | 
Czech Republic forseti12
nice
2021-12-23 16:29
Nice 🙂
2021-12-23 16:29
Poggers
2021-12-23 16:30
#10
 | 
France Keironical
Bet this is because out of all the parties that negotiated w CPHF, no one gave them a good enough offer. I'm thinking maybe they asked for COL to pay 1mil+ for the squad but they offered less so no good lineup for COL.
2021-12-23 16:31
5 replies
Buyout for whole cph flames roster was reported to be like 500k
2021-12-23 16:32
4 replies
#23
 | 
France Keironical
well that's the thing. The org isn't going to accept 500k for them because I could see that lineup in the top 20 so maybe they were asking COL to pay 700k+ and COL isn't interested so here we are.
2021-12-23 16:33
3 replies
#44
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Likely more so that they wanted to stay together all 5
2021-12-23 16:45
More likely col realised it was single fluke and it isn't worth. They are pretty rich so spending even 1m instead of 500k for having top20 roster isn't problem for them. Also CPH's main goal is to earn money and they are known for that, they would sell them even for 500k.
2021-12-23 17:04
Depends what's in their contracts.
2021-12-23 18:43
WE WANT NA COL
2021-12-23 16:31
#12
 | 
Finland notits
good for coL, they fell off hard after the major
2021-12-23 16:31
orgs finally realized this tier 2 roster ain't worth 500k lmao
2021-12-23 16:31
4 replies
#20
 | 
Denmark kbye_
and here carlos threw 600k for a single player
2021-12-23 16:32
3 replies
yep cuz he's worth it. flames aint
2021-12-23 16:42
2 replies
:tf:
2021-12-23 17:30
1 reply
nope. a tier 2 team that gets 16-0ed is not worth 500k. m0nsey already has 125k followers on insta at only 16 + he's a god in game. he will be worth the money 100%
2021-12-23 21:17
nice
2021-12-23 16:31
#16
 | 
Denmark kbye_
complexity so cheap kekw
2021-12-23 16:32
Good for CPH Flames, CoL would have ruined their potential
2021-12-23 16:33
#24
 | 
North America BoDaddy
Good for them
2021-12-23 16:33
the first time cphf hasn´t sold players as a farm team which means less dollars but congrats on them for retaining their best squad ever. the org fits the team like a glove :) . this should mean that those NA COL rumours had some truth in them...
2021-12-23 16:34
col refund after 0-16 against nemiga lul
2021-12-23 16:33
2 replies
nemiga destroyed cpf
2021-12-23 16:41
1 reply
On one map and then went on to still loose the series 1-2. I agree that they fell of quite a bit after the major but you make it sound like that 0-16 is representative of their entire performance wich it just isn’t, they are still a solid T2 team
2021-12-23 17:07
Jason lake dodged a bullet
2021-12-23 16:33
In another saying: we waited too long, they realized we're noobs and don't wanna buy us
2021-12-23 16:35
1 reply
#35
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Brazil batcompany
Jason lake made a good choice by not wasting paychecks on this fluke team.
2021-12-23 16:40
#32
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-12-23 16:38
#34
 | 
United States Boones96
NA CoL? Lesss goo, NA is going to have more than one team!
2021-12-23 16:39
#36
NEO | 
Guatemala izquse
Dont like them but good move. They had strong last 3 months. Strong tier 2 team with aspirations to be tier 1 team.
2021-12-23 16:40
Nice, NA org should support na players
2021-12-23 16:41
2021-12-23 16:42
3 replies
This lineup lose to CPH every day every week every month every year
2021-12-23 16:49
2 replies
Give them 3-4 months practice and I'll take this line-up in a bo3 over CHF.
2021-12-23 16:57
1 reply
no
2021-12-23 19:36
So, NA coL is real?POG
2021-12-23 16:44
Flames flukers lol
2021-12-23 16:45
#47
Patsi | 
Poland MejT
Haha losers
2021-12-23 16:47
Big risk with little reward imo. Their capital is probably at the highest it ever will be rn.
2021-12-23 16:50
RIP extra salt
2021-12-23 16:52
player by player going to get sold for money. Probably cut the players in on a deal to get a cut of the transfer like Endpoint
2021-12-23 16:54
2 replies
I doub't it, they would earn more selling full roster.
2021-12-23 17:05
1 reply
Orgs reportedly agreed on the transfer price for the team and it looks like things stalled with negotiations directly with players. hltv.org/news/32901/copenhagen-flames-cl.. like what type of payment are they looking for? In history, North and Optic Gaming would be the only two with this type of roster that they would consider paying more.
2021-12-23 17:22
YES GRIM GETS A TEAM
2021-12-23 17:01
#60
 | 
Australia thisba!tes
Next news: col signed nemiga
2021-12-23 17:04
1 reply
#65
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United States cybonics
completely out of left field
2021-12-23 17:08
#63
Jame | 
France masnoi
that was the last chance to make some money on this bots
2021-12-23 17:06
1 reply
Yeah, the more time they give the more orgs will realize they are a fluke team
2021-12-23 17:16
what happen with complexity kek
2021-12-23 17:14
#70
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Romania SkipLD
If only they could have beat the low tier teams they played after the major they could have fooled CoL into signing them
2021-12-23 17:26
then release jks
2021-12-23 17:33
3 replies
that depends on jks too tho, bench salary vs. buyout
2021-12-23 17:35
he might be part of ‘NA COL’ or something
2021-12-23 19:21
1 reply
who spend time with extra salt lul
2021-12-25 06:26
im afraid all of the teams interested in signing them stopped after seeing how bad they were doing after the major, or just offered lower salaries than their expectations
2021-12-23 17:39
1 reply
#87
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Egypt BomberMan_
+1 That run of form after the major hurt their stock big time.
2021-12-23 18:09
Got to respect that. I hope for them they make the Copenhagen flames name big and have much success
2021-12-23 17:53
Unlucky for them( would have deserved it
2021-12-23 17:53
copenhgen flukes
2021-12-23 17:55
better logo anyways
2021-12-23 17:59
Nemiga broke them 🤣🤣
2021-12-23 18:00
Expected. fluke team
2021-12-23 18:00
Let's go, NA complexity incoming. I'm pretty hyped for that lineup
2021-12-23 18:01
less go falmes 🙂
2021-12-23 18:08
mega fluke anyways
2021-12-23 18:10
Imho it's good. Firstly, they have to prove themselfes one more time that at the last pgl they were flames not flukes.
2021-12-23 18:11
Copenhagen Flukes
2021-12-23 18:14
falmes the almost transfer 🙂 but not todays maybe 🙂
2021-12-23 18:29
Not surprised at all, they looked trash after the Major quite frankly, nothing worked tbh., their firepower dropped, the tactical side of the game was just not there, overall it looked like a completetly other team, I would be very surprised if an org. like coL would buy them in such shape. Good luck coming back guys.
2021-12-23 18:36
Unexpected. Hopefully they keep up strong results, because otherwise it will be a quick dismantling, like we have seen many times in the past.
2021-12-23 18:48
Nice falmes 🙂
2021-12-23 18:49
#97
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Hungary szia
Very interesting. Judging by their recent matches, it seems this is the highest the roster will ever get, so good luck to them and the org
2021-12-23 18:49
"since singing their current roster" nice england
2021-12-23 18:49
CPH > EXTRA SALT complexity braindead
2021-12-23 18:59
#101
 | 
Canada _penguins
CoL Grim time lfg!!!
2021-12-23 19:17
they got 16-0'ed...fluke team.hahaha
2021-12-23 19:28
Great, now they should go sweat mode
2021-12-23 20:25
in other words, complexity realized in time that this is just a fluke team, and they shouldn't waste money on it.
2021-12-23 20:30
3 replies
#112
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Denmark Henry1887
+1
2021-12-23 21:04
Honestly this move didn't make much sense. Danish squad that might or might not be a fluke full of unknown unmarketable players at the moment for one of the biggest US orgs with a NA fanbase ? And the price was probably overrated too, until they confirm their performance. coL did well not signing them atm.
2021-12-23 21:42
1 reply
yep.
2021-12-23 22:13
hooxi is even worse than hunden
2021-12-23 21:42
1 reply
nah, hunden was way worse than hooxi
2021-12-24 01:55
Unlucky
2021-12-23 21:43
#119
 | 
Europe Werner9
Astralis just buy nicoodoz plz
2021-12-23 21:56
3 replies
Either him or stavn ( and make him awp ) or devve ( seems out of the question for let's say at least a few monthes but who knows ). Only serious options are those 3 for Astralis to have a good AWPer to rise back to top level
2021-12-23 22:38
buy someone who has 1.09 rating in tier 3, seriously? :D
2021-12-24 08:37
+1
2021-12-27 11:29
This is awesome
2021-12-23 22:14
I was soo looking foorward too seeing Nicoodooz on Coomplexity rooster why you doo this too me Proofesseur :(((
2021-12-23 23:56
#126
 | 
North America FAZE_ROPZ
great, now they will never become tier 1 players.
2021-12-24 02:39
Can I join, Im better than these bots
2021-12-24 07:51
just keep looting money from 322 tournaments boys. In any case you can't grow up
2021-12-24 07:58
#133
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United States Teztyment
Good for them. They are a respectable team.
2021-12-25 04:02
Throwpenhagen
2021-12-26 01:26
W
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