Extra Salt add junior, Grim to FunSpark ULTI Finals roster

The pair link up with the three remaining Extra Salt players ahead of their impending move to Complexity.

Extra Salt have announced the addition of Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince and Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson to their roster for the upcoming FunSpark ULTI Finals, completing the lineup for the event following the release of Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado and departure of Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm to Liquid.

HLTV.org knows that the duo have not signed with Extra Salt as the entire team are still set to complete a move to Complexity. They are set to depart for Europe shortly for the eight-team event, where Extra Salt hold a spot after finishing as the runners-up in the 2020 Europe Final.

Grim will look to return to his prior form as he embarks on a new journey

The move reunites junior and Grim after the duo previously played together on Triumph in 2020, rising to notoriety on the lineup ahead of their respective pickups to FURIA and Liquid.

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

Neither player found success on their new teams though, with FURIA struggling to adapt to a language change while Liquid experienced internal issues with in-game leadership changes and ill-adapted roles, leading to roster changes by the end of the year.

After his benching from FURIA midway through 2021, junior played for Bad News Bears, with whom he averaged a 1.26 rating. Grim, meanwhile, averaged a 1.02 rating during his time with Liquid, form which he will look to improve upon with new teammates in tow.

The team's lineup for FunSpark ULTI Finals is:

South Africa Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou
Canada Justin "⁠FaNg⁠" Coakley
United States Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery
United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson
United States Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince

South Africa Tiaan "⁠T.c⁠" Coertzen (coach)

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
817
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
nice changes for them
2022-01-13 18:01
11 replies
hope they become better!
2022-01-13 18:03
10 replies
from previous form? about the same i guess , top of tier 2 in na
2022-01-13 18:04
8 replies
#71
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Brazil jzeni
Competitive Na team at least
2022-01-13 18:33
4 replies
oh yeah for sure
2022-01-13 18:37
3 replies
LETS GOOOOO
2022-01-13 18:45
2 replies
just waiting for rush now
2022-01-13 18:51
1 reply
Then extra salt gonna sign daps bwills infinite swisher minus NA looking kinda nice
2022-01-13 18:57
#89
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Denmark 12inchNRG
this is an upgrade overall. Junior and osee similar level, Grim is a huge upgrade over MarkE. They basically have 4 out of the 5 best upcoming NA talents in floppy, junior, Fang and grim. I think they embarrass the proposed EG lineup, and have the potential to be better than Liquid given some time together.
2022-01-13 19:05
2 replies
until CoL just buys the roster
2022-01-13 21:32
I was thinking the same exact thing!
2022-01-14 00:20
First junior needs to take care of two things: 1 hair 2 nickname
2022-01-14 15:53
pog
2022-01-13 18:01
2 replies
#96
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Brazil _FaZeUP
How bout stewie2god?
2022-01-13 20:05
1 reply
Liquid gonna sell stewie for no less than 750k theres no way they spending that much on stew.
2022-01-14 02:00
ahahahhahhaahahahahah
2022-01-13 18:01
#4
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United Kingdom Tseden
Expected
2022-01-13 18:01
#5
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Brazil Madamrocas
Unexpected
2022-01-13 18:01
#6
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Finland Eestu
Finally.
2022-01-13 18:01
pog
2022-01-13 18:02
#8
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Spain Nepomu
Now just change the name to col
2022-01-13 18:02
#10
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Brazil jzeni
Unexpected i thought COL whould be the one to make the move
2022-01-13 18:02
5 replies
I think they just wanted to play this tournament, after it col will pick them up last minute
2022-01-13 18:04
3 replies
#25
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Brazil jzeni
Oh so they are just completing for ES
2022-01-13 18:05
2 replies
ES held a spot in it, why not get experience and money. also probably contractual obligations to play in it
2022-01-13 18:06
1 reply
might even be part of ES and coL`s deal to get the core, who knows, Complexity was looking for a complete roster, the guys wanted to play as ES in this spot they earned as ES.
2022-01-13 18:43
they will go to col but extra salt had this tournament so they will play this for extra salt and then go to coL
2022-01-13 18:26
#11
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Hungary Shiron212
Good luck!
2022-01-13 18:02
#12
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Russia mshkoda
Sad for Grim, back to tier-2
2022-01-13 18:02
12 replies
they're getting picked up by complexity
2022-01-13 18:10
I don’t think it’s sad, in Extra Salt (soon Col) he can probably play better roles, put up star player performances and Develop for the future, it’s the Right Move for him in my opinion
2022-01-13 18:13
10 replies
#62
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North America soduk_db
+1
2022-01-13 18:24
#76
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Ireland reyno0o
Also with coL they'll be playing Blast and be part of the Louvre, so will playing tier1 tournaments
2022-01-13 18:37
6 replies
yes but they will be going 0-5 every tounrament
2022-01-13 18:48
5 replies
problably not, specially if they face this new TL roster
2022-01-13 19:43
4 replies
Especizlly if they face botsend
2022-01-13 21:08
3 replies
let's see who will be better in EPL Season 15
2022-01-13 21:18
2 replies
Godsent should get hen 1 they would be direclty tier 1
2022-01-13 21:26
1 reply
i really think that put the AWP in hands of Dumau in every opportunity would be better for them
2022-01-13 21:38
#86
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Russia mshkoda
hope u right but looks like he just went where he was called.
2022-01-13 18:52
+1000 totally agree with this
2022-01-13 19:40
#13
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
This is likely where grim will shine. He was a bit raw for t1, but he is ready for t1,5-2
2022-01-13 18:02
5 replies
He also didn‘t get his preferred roles in TL, so I‘m sure he‘ll do better. He‘s still an exciting prospect.
2022-01-13 18:09
4 replies
#39
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Defo When he was in triumph he actually performed well and was the star player of that team. Maybe there is still hope for na with this move
2022-01-13 18:10
3 replies
+1
2022-01-13 18:19
#64
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North America soduk_db
Yeah he went from a 1.26 rating with Triumph to 1.02 with Liquid
2022-01-13 18:25
1 reply
#65
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
I just hope he finds his ground in es. He can defo be better than 1.02
2022-01-13 18:25
good move for NA cs
2022-01-13 18:02
Let’s goooooo
2022-01-13 18:03
Pog Complexity?
2022-01-13 18:03
#17
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Colombia AlejoBuh
why coL playing under extra salt name?
2022-01-13 18:03
1 reply
#35
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Canada Lachance
Cuz the move aint done yet?
2022-01-13 18:09
#18
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England julz!
so who the fuck are col signing
2022-01-13 18:03
2 replies
may be after Funspark i think funspark final finish at 24 and BLAST starts at 28 everything can happen within 4 days
2022-01-13 18:06
1 reply
#44
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England julz!
yeah nvm i should try reading article next time my bad
2022-01-13 18:13
coL buying ES roster?
2022-01-13 18:04
1 reply
#43
JT | 
United States cybonics
most likely
2022-01-13 18:12
#20
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Denmark NipoCS
Strong lineup.
2022-01-13 18:04
Spicey
2022-01-13 18:04
#24
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Ukraine sargon32
Tier 2 garbage
2022-01-13 18:04
LFG!!!!
2022-01-13 18:07
#29
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Brazil hugoooo
Very cool lineup
2022-01-13 18:07
LETS GOOOOOOO
2022-01-13 18:07
junior is garbage, but grim could shine in this team
2022-01-13 18:08
2 replies
junior was only bad in furia, playing with 4 guys that do not speak the same language as him trying to adapt to a playstyle that did not fit him, i say junior / grim / floppy core is 100000 times better than whatever the fuck EG is trying to do with 5 recycled washed players
2022-01-13 18:17
1 reply
I am very curious about that last statement, because it might very well be true. It will be interesting for sure.
2022-01-13 19:18
nice roster
2022-01-13 18:08
Best move they could afford
2022-01-13 18:08
This is the deal for CoL to sign them I guess, they can pick up some prize money maybe
2022-01-13 18:08
LFG LFG LFG LFG LFG LFG LFG
2022-01-13 18:10
Grimothy and junior are back together :DDDD
2022-01-13 18:10
#41
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United States pasta10101
good luck!
2022-01-13 18:12
#42
JT | 
United States cybonics
AYO LETS GOOOO
2022-01-13 18:12
Not bad, honestly! All the best!
2022-01-13 18:14
hype train
2022-01-13 18:14
TBH extra salt probably made the best deal in NA EG roster looks ass Liquid roster COULD be great not sure what complexity is doing at this point ES probably paid the least for their new roster and even got money from transfers and their roster looks super solid, easily better than EG
2022-01-13 18:14
5 replies
ES doesnt have a roster only 3 players signed + grim and junior stand in, coL buys them all after this event
2022-01-13 18:27
4 replies
ah, thanks for clearing that up, shouldve probably read more than the announcement tweet 🤡 in that case coL made the best deal probably, for me this roster is at least equal to liquid, not to mention way better than EG
2022-01-13 18:29
3 replies
#120
JT | 
North America b00tleg
Well Extra Salt is probably still getting a new roster, the orgless daps one, after they finish out this tournament
2022-01-14 07:17
2 replies
is this roster good? i only know daps, infinite (wasnt he t0xic?) & swisher
2022-01-14 08:56
1 reply
#123
JT | 
North America b00tleg
Elige picked Minus as his one for the future, idk about Bwills, he never impressed me a ton but then again his spot was originally for RUSH. Infinite was hyped and originally to be picked up by C9 and the little I saw of Swisher in EU looked decent. They're def not a title contender but they could prob be top 30, maybe high top 20 if they get EU invites
2022-01-14 11:22
great, now -T.c +zews
2022-01-13 18:15
On paper, this should be a really good team. If the work ethic is solid we should see some good CS.
2022-01-13 18:15
Nice, decent top15 team.
2022-01-13 18:15
#52
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Chile 1cristiaan
Pog
2022-01-13 18:16
lets go
2022-01-13 18:16
marke :(
2022-01-13 18:18
This an exciting roster for the up and coming NA scene
2022-01-13 18:20
Thats actually hot
2022-01-13 18:20
oldest player 22 xD marke :(((((
2022-01-13 18:20
3 replies
markE vac ban incoming
2022-01-13 18:21
2 replies
why men
2022-01-13 20:16
1 reply
idk men
2022-01-13 20:35
Pog
2022-01-13 18:22
#63
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Canada Lachance
Lol no one is reading the article it seems..
2022-01-13 18:24
So this is the coL roster
2022-01-13 18:31
#70
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Canada Jonesyk
Kinda weird, sign to Extra Salt just to be transferred to Complexity.. This team looks solid for NA, but I’m not convinced of JT’s IGL’ing
2022-01-13 18:32
1 reply
JT's still very young and has improved hes call a lot throughout 2021... The recover for they lower point come specially because of changes in the TR calls.
2022-01-13 19:45
actually sick looking line-up
2022-01-13 18:35
#74
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Chile esanchez47
Pog
2022-01-13 18:37
Find this roster more interesting than both liquid and eg's rosters.
2022-01-13 18:37
#77
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South Africa ZNDC
Nice ZA CS BEST CS
2022-01-13 18:38
#78
fl0m | 
Norway MarsPi
POGGERS
2022-01-13 18:38
Complexity top 10 in 2022
2022-01-13 18:39
#82
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Germany Teztyment
lol @ this team on LAN. goof troops
2022-01-13 18:47
ez4grim letsgo
2022-01-13 18:48
lets gooo
2022-01-13 18:59
Very cool, good luck to them
2022-01-13 19:09
Probably the best NA team atm.
2022-01-13 20:00
#97
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United States joke_cs
Don't sleep on this team. Will easily compete with Liquid and EG, and all these EU scrubs. Don't be surprised when they beat Navi at major.
2022-01-13 20:13
GL to new ES
2022-01-13 20:18
What happened to obo?
2022-01-13 20:19
junior and Grim were so good together on the funny deer team, glad they are reunited
2022-01-13 20:25
Seems decent, I like it
2022-01-13 20:38
#104
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Netherlands Sem0733
So the entire ES lineup will become CoL or did I misread the article?
2022-01-13 20:54
#108
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Finland AliSabid
lets goo
2022-01-13 21:28
XD
2022-01-13 22:10
looks better on paper than liquid or EG gl hf in future
2022-01-13 23:14
the perfect upset team
2022-01-14 00:52
#115
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United States Rambeard
my boys :')
2022-01-14 01:19
Make them permanent rosters
2022-01-14 02:18
#118
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Dope! Wish Marke was still on the team, but looking good overall!
2022-01-14 03:46
#119
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Indonesia Vrankiy1
why ES -marke hes cool
2022-01-14 07:10
na salt back on the menu
2022-01-14 10:05
LETS GOOO GRIMOTHY
2022-01-14 12:58
it gonna be extra salt or Complexity?
2022-01-14 16:34
should be good, excited for this project and a team with some legit NA talent.
2022-01-18 15:49
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