Copenhagen Flames to build new roster
With the coach and two players already gone, and the other three up for sale, the Danish organisation are ready to build a brand-new team.
Following the announcement of the transfers of Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi and Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen to fnatic, Copenhagen Flames have released a statement detailing their desire to find new homes for Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard, Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen and Rasmus "Zyphon" Nordfoss.
A separate statement announced the departure of coach and Head of Esports, Daniel "Vorborg" Vorborg.
It is no secret that the organisation has been looking to sell their successful roster for some time, with the team nearly moving to Complexity at the end of last year before the deal fell through.
The organisation has cited a lack of resources to match the squad’s stature as the reason for seeking a buyer, stating ahead of 2022 that “there are some opportunities that we cannot offer in Copenhagen Flames, such as franchise slots and big salaries.”
As for Vorborg, his statement referring to the organisation's lack of ability to keep a top-level roster, saying "I feel the need to challenge myself at that level."
The Danish squad had generally impressed since their breakout performance at IEM Fall last year, continuing to post victories and top placings in online tier-two events such as Malta Vibes and Pinnacle Series, and just recently made an immense run to the top eight at the PGL Major Antwerp. They also climbed to a peak of #9 in the HLTV world rankings.
Moving forward the organisation is hoping to build a new roster, CEO Steffen Thomsen explained.
"Going forward, our aim is to maintain our current level of play and results. Our next lineup will be one full of potential, and although we know the road back to the Major and the elite CS:GO teams will be tough, we have high hopes and plenty of confidence stating that this is our goal. We have plans to work even closer with our partners utilizing their resources in both data and science to accomplish this goal.
"If you are a supporter or fan of our club, please don’t be disheartened. We will continue being ambitious, daring and bold. And although players and teams change, our DNA and core way of creating winning lineups will not. Stick with us, it will be worth it."