MAD Lions close down CS:GO division
The organization has parted ways with its current team just three months after acquiring two new players.
The Spanish-based side has had a presence in CS:GO ever since the organization's inception in 2017. Local teams represented the banner at first, but following its acquisition by OverActive Media and merger with Splyce in 2019, MAD Lions reached outside of Iberia with the signing of the Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen-led roster previously known as Tricked, and followed it up with a $2 million investment as one of the founding organization of the now-defunct Flashpoint project.
The Danish roster fell apart over the course of the following year without finding much success, and in 2021 the organization went international with a brand new team, aimed at development of younger talent — a project that saw new players come in and out nearly on a monthly basis.
The team stabilized more recently following the arrival of Michał "MICHU" Müller and Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev at the beginning of 2022, only for the players to have to start over again following the organization's decision to withdraw from the game.
"After a long time competing, we say goodbye to our CS:GO division, as well as our current roster," the statement reads. "We've put our players on the transfer list and will work with them to find new homes. Thank you to all the players/staff who played with us."
The following players are up for transfer:
Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski (coach)