phzy joins Sangal on loan

The young Swede goes international after leaving Young Ninjas on loan.

Sangal have announced that 19-year-old AWPer Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant will be joining their roster just under two weeks after it was revealed that Efekan "⁠S3NSEY⁠" Topaloglu was being moved to the bench whilst the Austrian completed his nine-month civil service duty.

phzy, who achieved a top-four finish at ESL Pro League and a second-place finish at IEM Winter during temporary stints with the main Ninjas in Pyjamas roster, stated via his own Twitter account that the move is a one-year loan.

phzy will forge his path on an international roster

Youngster phzy had been looking for a team since late April when Young Ninjas announced they were releasing him, Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng and Anton "⁠Sapec⁠" Palmgren as they looked to bring fresh blood in for their academy project.

The AWPer did however remain contracted to the organisation and has continued to get gametime for Young Ninjas, participating in a run to second at Svenska Elitserien Spring and a 5th-6th place finish in WePlay Academy League Season 4 in June. He finished as the team's highest rated player in both events.

The Turkish organisation phzy joins has housed a European roster ever since dropping the Turkish core of Engin "⁠ngiN⁠" Kor, Ahmet "⁠paz⁠" Karahoca and Engin "⁠MAJ3R⁠" Küpeli late in 2021, picking up Kornél "⁠kory⁠" Szedlár, Robin "⁠ScrunK⁠" Röpke and Can "⁠kyuubii⁠" Kamber early this year.

In 2022 the team achieved modest success, finishing second in ESEA Advanced Season 40 Europe and qualifying for the ESL Challenger League, as well as picking up another second-place finish in Esport Tour 2022 Series 2 amongst a field featuring some solid tier-two teams. Their biggest feat, though, was reaching the RMR.

Sangal did also experience some difficulties this year, finishing last in ESL Challenger League, therefore being immediately relegated back to ESEA Advanced, and struggling to make much headway in the world rankings where they peaked in 55th place.

Sangal are now:

Hungary Kornél "⁠kory⁠" Szedlár
Germany Robin "⁠ScrunK⁠" Röpke
Germany Can "⁠kyuubii⁠" Kamber
Turkey Caner "⁠Soulfly⁠" Kesici
Sweden Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant

Germany Tugay "⁠TuGuX⁠" Keskin (coach)

Austria Efekan "⁠S3NSEY⁠" Topaloglu (benched)

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Austria Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
105
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Germany Can 'kyuubii' Kamber
Can 'kyuubii' Kamber
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
Hungary Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
Germany Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
932
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
462
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
pyth > phzy
2022-08-13 19:13
4 replies
#33
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Canada Hayaaa
understandable.
2022-08-13 19:40
1 reply
my favorite Turkish org!
2022-08-13 21:10
#34
 | 
Finland TulinSisaa
big for phzy
2022-08-13 19:41
#42
 | 
Sweden Mullden
Pyth comeback 2023
2022-08-13 20:26
upgrade from NIP
2022-08-13 19:14
#3
 | 
Hong Kong Gold907
nice
2022-08-13 19:13
#4
 | 
Russia Jocean
ez
2022-08-13 19:13
epic signing
2022-08-13 19:13
gl in tier 7
2022-08-13 19:13
2 replies
You always have to start somewhere. Then its grindrtime
2022-08-13 19:22
1 reply
gl to him anyway
2022-08-13 19:23
cool move kid
2022-08-13 19:14
Lmao sangal lower rank then NIP academy
2022-08-13 19:14
1 reply
from sangal to gamerlegion to NIP main roster in 4 years pog
2022-08-13 21:12
what????
2022-08-13 19:14
PHZY still in YN and they didn't play him in WePlay? ok
2022-08-13 19:14
4 replies
Most orgs dont care about winning tourneys for their acc team, they just wanna build players, once they are good enough, they just want to sell em if they can
2022-08-13 19:16
3 replies
still $45k prize money for 1st spot, he could have made the difference in season 5 especially with Mouz NXT playing bad
2022-08-13 19:17
2 replies
#30
 | 
North America hi_mens))
The org sees little of that money compared to selling off a player is my understanding
2022-08-13 19:33
1 reply
#60
 | 
Argentina Saazu
Prize money goes to the players I think. Little % of that money goes to the org.
2022-08-14 04:36
#11
rain | 
Timor-Leste 1926
sandals with GOD SCRUNK are winning the rio major
2022-08-13 19:15
#14
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
Weird to see this roster change but better to be on an actual team than be on an academy , let alone it's bench ! Good luck Phzy !
2022-08-13 19:17
#15
 | 
Turkey temizz
Let's Goooo huge upgrade for Sangal.
2022-08-13 19:17
#17
 | 
France Diodele
good upgrade
2022-08-13 19:20
Can be good for both him and the team, mby he can come back rdy for main team after!
2022-08-13 19:20
#19
 | 
Equatorial Guinea Karlheinz
cool move and cool roster tbh
2022-08-13 19:22
Nice im now sangal fan
2022-08-13 19:23
#23
 | 
Norway Snaids
Cool
2022-08-13 19:24
looooool sangal lower rank then NIP academy or am i tripping haha wtf
2022-08-13 19:25
#25
 | 
Sweden AFCx
Swedish pride
2022-08-13 19:26
love the phonk music in the vid
2022-08-13 19:26
#27
 | 
Turkey Yasino
phzy were a lovely player on Y.ninjas. Love that transfer. Top50 maybe?
2022-08-13 19:27
interesting move
2022-08-13 19:30
Unexpected, but pretty cool!
2022-08-13 19:32
Nice!
2022-08-13 19:34
Sad for him
2022-08-13 19:35
#35
 | 
North America minte
phzy > dev0rce
2022-08-13 19:46
#36
 | 
Egypt driveriTo
good for him
2022-08-13 19:51
Good move for top60
2022-08-13 20:11
1 reply
#53
Calyx | 
Turkey zane_
bro you hating they can easily be top 55
2022-08-13 22:51
#40
 | 
United States Gonginator
Sangal doesn't even have a good team to begin with, but I guess phzy just wants to play and get paid to do so? The only other good player on the team is Soulfly though. Everyone else is pretty bad.
2022-08-13 20:24
deserves more
2022-08-13 20:25
GL
2022-08-13 20:39
phzy bald legend
2022-08-13 20:45
he was good on NIP. the fact they kicked him because of device and device never played was fucked up.
2022-08-13 21:17
6 replies
they kicked nawwk for device not phzy…
2022-08-13 21:46
5 replies
yeah but they brought in phzy when device went on a break then kicked him they thought he was coming back but he never did. they should have kept phzy, he was a strong af player.
2022-08-13 21:56
4 replies
#50
 | 
Sweden kWahoho
No they kicked phzy because brollan came to nip
2022-08-13 22:40
LMAO WHAT
2022-08-13 22:44
what? they didn't kick him, they moved him back to academy, and they also replaced him with brollan?? who should they have "kicked" otherwise??
2022-08-13 22:49
He was a stand-in yo
2022-08-13 23:09
#55
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-08-14 00:13
#56
 | 
Taiwan Lolis_milk
Not a bad choice
2022-08-14 01:15
He's trash even for their standards
2022-08-14 02:33
1 reply
Haters gonna hate
2022-08-14 13:22
sucks for sensey tho has to waste 9 months of his prime for country ;(
2022-08-14 11:52
Goat is back
2022-08-14 13:29
Why did Ninjas release him?
2022-08-14 13:50
Ez for abbehayran 😂😂😂😂😂
2022-08-14 15:07
#66
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Finland 5way
lmao rip career
2022-08-14 20:52
1 reply
#67
 | 
Ukraine Jebeeh
+1
2022-08-14 21:38
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