ATK import b0denmaster, truth to complete roster

The Scandinavian duo will travel to Monterrey, Mexico to play for the South African organization.

ATK have finalized their roster with the surprise additions of Jonathan "⁠b0denmaster⁠" Bodenmalm and Erik "⁠truth⁠" Hansen Dyrnes, with the European pair joining the team's roster ahead of the start of ESL Challenger League Season 40.

b0denmaster and truth join the team as replacements for Marshall "⁠Minus⁠" Sedowicz and Wiljahne "⁠mango⁠" Smith, with the former player departing the team in December to link up with Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and the latter taking a leave to mentally reset.

b0denmaster joins ATK after over three years as a part of Lilmix

ATK's coach Daniel "⁠sprayxd⁠" Kogan explained to HLTV.org that the team had trialed a number of North American players last year prior to adding Minus, and none had seemed a suitable fit for what the team was trying to accomplish.

Once ATK again had to search for new members, they chose to expand their search to Europe for talent, with sprayxd learning that b0denmaster would not be continuing forth with Lilmix after the new year. This was a pickup that the Israeli coach considered a no-brainer, with b0denmaster averaging a 1.06 rating over the course of 2021.

truth and sprayxd shared a connection from their time together on Vexed, and with the Norwegian being open to a move to Mexico with the team and him being a known quantity to sprayxd, he was selected as their final member.

ATK have struggled to surpass other sub-top North American squads during their time in the region, with many of their tournament runs being cut short in 5-8th place or earlier.

Heading into 2022, the team hopes that the addition of European talent will help them to overcome that hurdle and begin taking titles, as well as put on a more competitive face in ESL Challenger League.

ATK's roster is:

South Africa Gareth "⁠MisteM⁠" Ries
South Africa Rhys "⁠Fadey⁠" Armstrong
United States Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy
Sweden Jonathan "⁠b0denmaster⁠" Bodenmalm
Norway Erik "⁠truth⁠" Hansen Dyrnes

Israel Daniel "⁠sprayxd⁠" Kogan (coach)

South Africa Wiljahne 'mango' Smith
Wiljahne 'mango' Smith
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
116
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
Norway Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
433
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.73
United States Marshall 'Minus' Sedowicz
Marshall 'Minus' Sedowicz
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
South Africa Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
194
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Jonathan 'b0denmaster' Bodenmalm
Jonathan 'b0denmaster' Bodenmalm
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
#1
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United Kingdom MorrisonMan
SA CS hope?
2022-01-27 15:51
17 replies
#21
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Peru Davs07
Wtf dude. Mexico Is not SA
2022-01-27 15:57
3 replies
i guess he meant South Africa, not South America haha
2022-01-27 16:20
2 replies
South africa tag is ZA, not SA
2022-01-27 18:53
1 reply
Ez for budget Faze
2022-01-28 04:13
#23
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Why not bring in sonic? Glad they didn't try to get useless NA talent at least
2022-01-27 15:58
12 replies
#43
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CIS 2ocean
He is still contracted with Extra Salt tho
2022-01-27 16:24
Sonic is garbage. And, look at b0denmasters first bo3 with the team: hltv.org/matches/2354164/atk-vs-third-im.. He got 51 kills on the 3rd map
2022-01-27 16:42
4 replies
sonic is better than boden for sure lmao
2022-01-28 01:23
3 replies
Bad bait.
2022-01-28 09:12
boden underrated
2022-01-28 09:29
1 reply
Sonic is way more underrated lol. Lots of experience and was carrying South African randoms for years Biden is 3k elo random awp abuser that farms kd playing vs Namibia national team
2022-01-28 11:10
and MarkE as well? when they're based in Mexico
2022-01-27 18:26
#89
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United States stotte
"Im glad they didn't try to get useless NA talent" - Someone who doesn't watch NA
2022-01-27 20:51
1 reply
#126
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Lul I know the players there is no talent
2022-01-30 17:14
paycheck stealer truth at it again
2022-01-28 05:29
1 reply
#127
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Tf truth can be good but can never put it together I don't understand his problem. He's crisp with the aim but lacks something
2022-01-30 17:25
sonic is not a awper and he's on competive leave maybe in za rn
2022-01-28 14:27
#2
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Peru Davs07
Ok
2022-01-27 15:51
Cool
2022-01-27 15:51
bodenmaster farming k/D
2022-01-27 15:51
scandinavian imports
2022-01-27 15:52
Nice! GL
2022-01-27 15:52
nice
2022-01-27 15:52
Strange, but cool
2022-01-27 15:53
#10
mhL | 
Russia Ishii
truth is a mr.international stand-in along with fejtz
2022-01-27 15:53
6 replies
Nothing beats fejtzz But at this rate I won't be surprised to see truth in Asia next year.
2022-01-27 19:23
4 replies
wasnt truth in china already?
2022-01-27 19:24
1 reply
Yeah forgot about that he played BTRG with fejtzz for a bit What a mad lad :D
2022-01-27 19:25
Nato ?
2022-01-28 04:06
1 reply
Nato is a professional stand-in for europe Fejtzz is the Mr. WORLDWIDE stand-in :Asia, NA, Europe, Middle East, CIS.
2022-01-28 13:38
Nvm forgot he already did that with fejtzz :D
2022-01-27 19:24
wtf is this tier 14team
2022-01-27 15:53
They not playing RMRs?
2022-01-27 15:53
10 replies
Hadn't thought about that, valve should make better rules asap because Africans don't even have an rmr to participate in too
2022-01-27 15:57
7 replies
Unless some of them have US citizenship, according to the ~not announced and leaked~ new rules they would have to participate in EU RMRs. Unless they do some weird shit in whihe Africans are allocated to NA?
2022-01-27 16:00
5 replies
#92
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Slovakia xaboff
Rmr eligibility is based on residency, not citizenship, and in cases like these exceptions can surely be made anyway
2022-01-28 00:00
4 replies
It's now based on citizenship
2022-01-28 07:11
3 replies
#107
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Slovakia xaboff
lmao wtf is that
2022-01-28 08:26
2 replies
nors3 randomly found this published in csgo`s website: blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/csgo-r.. Hasnt been announced by valve yet, but since hltv report on the rmr events mentioned it, and didnt debunk it, it looks like it will be the valid rule. hltv.org/news/33164/americas-eu-cis-asia..
2022-01-28 12:33
1 reply
#125
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Slovakia xaboff
Yeah no, i know about the new rules, i just havent read them all. This one seems extremely dumb
2022-01-28 18:42
My guess would be that Africa would be put along with Asia and Oceania, like it was with the minors.
2022-01-28 04:14
When HellRaisers had 2EU/2CIS roster they were able to choose region. But I guess in this case it depends on Valve decision.
2022-01-27 16:17
1 reply
In case of a tie they can choose region, but it's not clear which region South Africa belongs to
2022-01-28 08:47
#13
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Portugal Davdio
Wtf
2022-01-27 15:54
#14
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Switzerland Lacerta
Nice mix and Israel coach XD
2022-01-27 15:54
2 replies
that's reaaly weird
2022-01-27 15:55
1 reply
#19
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Switzerland Lacerta
exactly Scandinavian players in I remember South African team + Coach Lol
2022-01-27 15:56
Wtf is this atk
2022-01-27 15:55
That's interesting
2022-01-27 15:55
most random roster i've ever seem
2022-01-27 15:56
9 replies
#34
RUSH | 
Germany rs6a
Clearly you don't remember C9 with cajunb, golden, rush, godimatic and vice
2022-01-27 16:15
5 replies
#39
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CIS 2ocean
Seems like you all forgot about old NRG line-up gob b just9n ptr legija silent they also had marke, lilman, anj and tabsen in their line-up at some point
2022-01-27 16:21
4 replies
#47
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Sweden noddyy
renegades 2017 nexa nifty azr ustilo jks optic 2017-18 naf friberg allu mixwell magisk
2022-01-27 16:37
3 replies
#51
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CIS 2ocean
Also 2017 renegades had atter, uber and jayzwalkingz LOL I love these rosters so much, sadly most players are inactive now
2022-01-27 16:42
2 replies
#52
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Sweden Zaser5
JayZwalkings playing a bit sub Swedish leagues
2022-01-27 16:47
#71
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Sweden noddyy
kreaz and xizt standing in for gen g a few years ago was also great fun, was actually a really decent roster but shame they didnt want to go with that lineup after daps and s0m left
2022-01-27 17:41
clearly u dont remember polish kinguin with +Mutiris and +Fox
2022-01-27 17:06
2 replies
Holy fuck i completely forgot about that nightmare lol
2022-01-27 17:35
That rooster was cursed beyond belief
2022-01-27 19:26
#22
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Sweden Chaunclawd
very cool, good luck!
2022-01-27 15:57
'The Scandinavian duo will travel to Mexico to play for the South African organization.' lmao
2022-01-27 15:58
4 replies
what is so funny ?
2022-01-27 16:03
3 replies
two fucking scandinavians living in fucking mexico how well will they adapt to it
2022-01-28 02:07
2 replies
Warm weather and tacos? Yeah will they survive?
2022-01-28 11:31
they have IKEA in Mexico
2022-01-28 12:37
Very weird mix and sprayxd is the worst nickname i ever seen
2022-01-27 16:00
1 reply
xd
2022-01-28 02:08
why truth?
2022-01-27 16:01
GL BODEN
2022-01-27 16:06
wtf
2022-01-27 16:07
#31
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Hungary szia
Well wowwy, that is a very out there move. Glhf
2022-01-27 16:13
expected
2022-01-27 16:13
1 reply
#63
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Finland Nollegee
xaxaxa
2022-01-27 17:28
#33
RUSH | 
Germany rs6a
South African org, 2 SA players, American player, Norwegian and Swedish player, Israeli coach, team based in Mexico Pitbull needs to buy this team and rename it to "Mr.. Worldwide Gaming"
2022-01-27 16:15
3 replies
good one
2022-01-27 17:24
+1
2022-01-28 02:03
#113
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Sweden gNeJS
+1
2022-01-28 10:58
Interesting! gl
2022-01-27 16:16
#36
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Latvia Naniso
most likely AFK not ATK
2022-01-27 16:16
#37
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CIS 2ocean
Fejtz isn't around so it is not a "worldwide" line-up
2022-01-27 16:17
Everybody needs a swedish or danish in their roster to launder money more easily :)
2022-01-27 16:21
Still waiting for them to deport someone
2022-01-27 16:24
And what Major area does this team play on? Two from africa, two eu, one America. Probably would have to go to EU?
2022-01-27 16:26
1 reply
#46
Dosia | 
Russia prav_
Yes, they would choose between Africa and EU but african slots are non-existent
2022-01-27 16:35
fucking bodenmaster, I play against him in an amateur league tournament years ago, I outstatted him, that should be me :DD
2022-01-27 16:34
Wtf is this
2022-01-27 16:40
Very random team but I hope motm does well
2022-01-27 16:41
gl truth!!
2022-01-27 16:51
#54
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Brazil hugoooo
That's so random
2022-01-27 16:56
#55
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Poland Hanse
What the fuck is that team and what region are they supposed to play in
2022-01-27 16:57
2 replies
Still NA
2022-01-27 17:33
1 reply
with 1/5 being NA player lol
2022-01-28 04:10
#57
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Spain shrimpony
Pretty random and unexpected mix of nationalities but why not, gl!
2022-01-27 17:12
#58
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
EZ 4 Budgetmeister
2022-01-27 17:13
1 reply
+1 pretty sure they are getting good deal
2022-01-28 11:02
What? I knew Boden was going out of Sweden to join a team but not this wtf gahagga
2022-01-27 17:15
#60
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United States AMERlCAN
Handsome
2022-01-27 17:16
#64
Thorin | 
Portugal GN27
lmao, there's at least 50 team-less kids in fpl/fpl-c better than these 2 guys, wtf is this
2022-01-27 17:29
#65
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United States GameZ_iwnl
truth isn't that bad, could be a fun roster to watch
2022-01-27 17:30
#66
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Denmark xenonxd
That is so fucking random
2022-01-27 17:32
"Import" hahah but fr nice lil team
2022-01-27 17:32
Scandinavia and South Africa is here to save NA CS.
2022-01-27 17:40
this is random af
2022-01-27 17:43
why tf did they sign truth xD
2022-01-27 17:47
#74
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France cedd
are these two even good? rly worth importing??
2022-01-27 18:00
who and who?
2022-01-27 18:21
#78
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Poland BAN_ANIME
we need fejtz for mr.worldwide gaming
2022-01-27 18:26
Unexpected
2022-01-27 18:46
why is motm not moved in COL instead of FaNg ?
2022-01-27 18:53
2 replies
Fang is better. Also even if you exclude that, he both hasn't been part of that squad for a long time and hasn't been in that good of form. He's lucky to on one of the few salaried teams in NA.
2022-01-27 19:29
1 reply
+1
2022-01-28 07:19
#88
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-01-27 19:29
#90
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New Zealand rzt
really excited to see the team ingame
2022-01-27 21:38
#91
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United States Teztyment
Who are these nonamers?
2022-01-27 21:55
1 reply
Wtf
2022-01-28 08:35
easy for g0denmaster
2022-01-28 01:21
What is this XDD
2022-01-28 04:08
DAYYUMN this is unexpected and i'm kinda hyped for this team
2022-01-28 07:19
b0den is like typical hltv bait nickname for Biden.
2022-01-28 12:06
1 reply
#122
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Reunion fthata
0lof
2022-01-28 12:47
Why truth tho?
2022-01-28 12:35
what the fuck lol
2022-02-01 04:32
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