f0rest to stand in for ex-Finest at Swedish LAN

The 34-year-old will temporarily return to competition at a local offline event.

Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg will compete at the Svenska Cupen 2022 with ex-Finest, the Swede announced on a recent stream. The veteran rifler will replace Rasmus "⁠kreaz⁠" Johansson in the squad as the 24-year-old has not played with the lineup since Finest closed its esports operations earlier in October.

The ex-Ninjas in Pyjamas and Dignitas player is currently without a team for the first time in his 20-year-long career following his departure from the latter organization in June.

f0rest will compete at the upcoming Svenska Cupen with ex-Finest

f0rest has not remained inactive since being sidelined from Dignitas. The Swede recently stood-in for fnatic at the Pinnacle Cup Championship and helped the European squad claim a narrow win against Heroic in the group stages.

Most recently he also appeared at the Kinguin Legends 2022 tournament with NEO's Team, finishing in third place alongside Swedish legends Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer and Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg.

The Svenska Cupen 2022 is a $46,900 tournament set to take place in the Space Arena in Stockholm, Sweden between October 14-16. The event will host six Swedish Majority lineups, two of which qualified from the online component of the Cup while the rest received invites directly to the playoffs.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will be the most recognizable name on the list of teams attending as the Swedish core starts its journey at the event directly from the semi-finals. ex-Finest will also be waiting in the second round of playoffs while EYEBALLERS with Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist and Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell will begin their campaign in the quarter-finals.

Lilmix are the second team to start in the first round of the knockout stage, joined by PROSPECTS and Kappa Bar, the two teams that made it through the online portion of the tournament.

The LAN finals will be played in a single-elimination format with best-of-three matches across the board and a third-place decider.

ex-Finest will compete with the following lineup:

Estonia Kristjan "⁠shokz⁠" Jakobson
Poland Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz
Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson
Sweden Niclas "⁠PlesseN⁠" Plessen
Sweden Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg (stand-in)

Poland Jędrzej "⁠Bogdan⁠" Rokita (coach)

Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
2002
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1964
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1940
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Poland Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Olek 'hades' Miskiewicz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Niclas 'PlesseN' Plessen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1338
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1762
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1567
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Estonia Kristjan 'shokz' Jakobson
Kristjan 'shokz' Jakobson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
2096
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
n1
2022-10-11 15:39
nice
2022-10-11 15:39
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:39
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:39
ez4goat
2022-10-11 15:39
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:39
forest deserves better smfh
2022-10-11 15:40
#9
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
F0rest god just like Snax, good decision Finest
2022-10-11 15:40
ok
2022-10-11 15:40
#11
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United States zovint
He’s good
2022-10-11 15:40
ill be watching this event now. thx forest <3
2022-10-11 15:41
Sad
2022-10-11 15:41
11 replies
why sad? the GOAT is back
2022-10-13 20:31
10 replies
knocked by JW later
2022-10-13 20:31
9 replies
your name
2022-10-13 20:32
8 replies
ez
2022-10-13 20:32
7 replies
enjoy your sad life :)
2022-10-13 20:33
6 replies
ok
2022-10-13 20:33
5 replies
ok
2022-10-13 20:33
4 replies
yes
2022-10-13 20:33
3 replies
yes
2022-10-13 20:33
2 replies
ok
2022-10-13 20:33
1 reply
ok
2022-10-13 20:33
the GOAT is back
2022-10-11 15:42
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:42
nice
2022-10-11 15:42
Snax is good
2022-10-11 15:42
ex-Finest smart org but man idk last time i saw twist play good match
2022-10-11 15:43
gigachad
2022-10-11 15:43
pog
2022-10-11 15:44
Forest in fnatic jersey <3 waooow !!
2022-10-11 15:47
ezzz
2022-10-11 15:48
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:48
goat
2022-10-11 15:48
#25
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Germany ChRiZOwow
GOAT
2022-10-11 15:50
#26
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Russia veloxman
Goat
2022-10-11 15:51
LETSGOOOOOOOO
2022-10-11 15:51
The GOAT is back!
2022-10-11 15:52
Let's go!! <3
2022-10-11 15:53
#30
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Ukraine d3adLY
Pog
2022-10-11 15:54
Shokz will be able to show him the ropes
2022-10-11 15:55
THE GOAT IS BACK
2022-10-11 15:56
the real GOAT
2022-10-11 15:56
lets goooooooo
2022-10-11 15:56
f0rest pog
2022-10-11 15:56
SIIUUUUU
2022-10-11 15:58
goat
2022-10-11 16:04
#38
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Sweden extol88
Fantastic news!
2022-10-11 16:05
hades and f0rest, definitely watching these games
2022-10-11 16:08
Was hoping for Hades-Snax duo, but f0rest in team is always fun
2022-10-11 16:18
1 reply
#119
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Israel michnass
Snax will play with them at any other tournament but in this one they need a Swedish core
2022-10-12 08:50
this very very nice 🙂👍
2022-10-11 16:25
#42
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Brazil flytw4tp
THE ONLY GOAT
2022-10-11 16:25
EZnoGouD
2022-10-11 16:25
no news about finest disband?
2022-10-11 16:27
5 replies
#45
Calyx | 
Turkey zane_
WHY THEY DISBANDED?
2022-10-11 16:32
money issues.............
2022-10-11 16:34
2 replies
no wonder when they buy hades from top 3 team
2022-10-11 16:49
1 reply
he's on loan
2022-10-11 17:31
the org ran out of money, the team is still playing together with snax for now
2022-10-11 21:14
f0rest only pro that is not hated in here
2022-10-11 16:36
4 replies
True i never seen anyone hate on f0rest or even critize like idk no other player like that hes humble and real og understandable
2022-10-11 18:48
3 replies
idk who you are but if you hate on my man KRIMZ then you're not a true CSGO enjoyer >:c
2022-10-11 19:20
1 reply
? if you having difficulties comprehending simple sentence then feel bad for you. As i said i never seen anyone hate on f0rest i never mentioned about myself or others not enjoying someone? i like krimz and for so many years he might not top frag always but always consistent and puts atleast 1.00 rating or higher and KD. But i seen people say bot krimz or kr0mz etc by newfrogs even tho he is legend when he lost a game some say bad and i never seen anyone say bad things about f0rest even when he lose they just say save f0rest from this bots team xd
2022-10-11 20:31
#115
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Sweden deadvein
+1
2022-10-11 23:51
#49
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Brazil Elakk
f0rest we love f0rest we love patrik we love f0rest
2022-10-11 16:37
very nice
2022-10-11 16:47
Awsome :D Hope he smashes the event.
2022-10-11 16:52
goat, he deserves a spot on a real team, still sharp enough and tons of experience, paired up with some zoomer they could do damage
2022-10-11 17:02
#54
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Korea Axiotimos
Who cares about him in 2022 anyway?
2022-10-11 17:05
17 replies
most people who didn't start watching cs yesterday
2022-10-11 17:50
16 replies
#71
 | 
Korea Axiotimos
I started watching cs in 2014... And I care about CURRENTLY good players and teams, not the players that were good like min 5 years ago lol
2022-10-11 17:55
15 replies
f0rest is still good individually. Put him in a decent t1.5 - t2 team and he'll put up decent numbers.
2022-10-11 18:04
14 replies
#74
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Korea Axiotimos
If your standards for tier 2 is same as mine... (top 10~30 teams) Maybe in your dreams. Or maybe 1.05-ish rating if he plays 'baiter' role like blamef.
2022-10-11 18:11
12 replies
#81
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Poland Berbe123
No way, he would put up at least a decent numbers. F0rest is still too good for this game
2022-10-11 18:40
You already implied in your original comment that you don't care about him in the current year, which means you have no valid metrics of his current form. He's just as good as he was back in NiP.
2022-10-11 18:44
8 replies
#86
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Korea Axiotimos
Flair. Simply look at his 2022 stats
2022-10-11 18:58
1 reply
"Flair" is not an argument. Also funny how you didn't choose to attack my flair from the get-go, but only resorted to do so when you didn't have anything left of value to add.
2022-10-11 19:48
#87
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Korea Axiotimos
If f0rest scores higher than 1.00 rating vs nip in the tournament, I will give you a hundred dollars. If they can beat their first opponent at least...
2022-10-11 19:00
5 replies
screenshot taken
2022-10-11 19:23
what has f0rest ever done to you? you act like a reactional bot
2022-10-11 19:32
2 replies
#105
 | 
Korea Axiotimos
I don't hate f0rest and I don't have any reason to do so. It just doesn't feel right that there is one whole article only because he stands in for a match or two in a tier-3 team in a B-tier event. I found 30+ yo players who can't react in 0.5 seconds thinking 1.6 is still a thing stupid. So I posted a 7-word comment. And youguys are going mad lol.
2022-10-11 20:35
1 reply
You started the fire
2022-10-11 22:28
I don't expect an almost disbanded team with a stand-in to perform vs a NiP who went 3-0 in the RMR. I never claimed such a thing. I'll take you up on that though, not that you're gonna hold up your end of the bargain anyway but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
2022-10-11 19:51
hltv.org/stats/matches/91403/neos-team-v.. hltv.org/stats/matches/91369/kennys-team.. hltv.org/stats/matches/91486/neos-team-v.. ur brainwashed or smthng? still better than navi losing to endpoint and nip xoxoxoxoxo
2022-10-11 19:57
1 reply
#102
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Korea Axiotimos
Why are you linking non-competitive matches?
2022-10-11 20:28
yes f0rest is like ronaldo atm
2022-10-11 19:44
Pog
2022-10-11 17:06
goat
2022-10-11 17:06
great, gl to him, hope he does great :D
2022-10-11 17:07
YES LETS GO
2022-10-11 17:08
#59
rain | 
Switzerland zeKxa
g0atest
2022-10-11 17:14
New euro imperial…oldies but goldies
2022-10-11 17:15
#61
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Chile 1cristiaan
Pog
2022-10-11 17:18
GOAT
2022-10-11 17:27
GOAT
2022-10-11 17:31
why not snax
2022-10-11 17:34
3 replies
snax? bot
2022-10-11 17:41
I'm pretty sure they need at least 3 swedish players in the team. Only swedish teams allowed in this tournament.
2022-10-11 18:17
1 reply
ok that makes sense
2022-10-11 18:21
<3
2022-10-11 17:35
let's go forp <3
2022-10-11 17:50
#70
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Germany aL1337
Pog
2022-10-11 17:51
bra fett nice f0rpwOw~
2022-10-11 18:03
F0rest 🐐
2022-10-11 18:14
cya at lan!
2022-10-11 18:19
Wtf
2022-10-11 18:28
He said he found a new team i tought it was TSM, but watching f0rest is enough for me
2022-10-11 18:35
Great news
2022-10-11 18:49
#85
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Just make him a permanent addition and replace shokz for Snax and we have a decent Swedish/Polish T2 team that can have the capability to sometimes upset some T1 teams. Snax and f0rest are some of the most naturally skilled players that barely needs practice and still puts out decent performance despite the age factor.
2022-10-11 18:55
f0rEZt
2022-10-11 19:05
goat <3
2022-10-11 19:08
Nice !! Give this goat a team!!!
2022-10-11 19:09
Brah can’t belive an Estonian can play togheder with the GOAT the Legend f0rest
2022-10-11 19:16
#93
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United Kingdom SickaBoy
goat
2022-10-11 19:21
g0atest of goats
2022-10-11 19:44
#101
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Portugal hpn-
The one and only goat
2022-10-11 19:58
WHAT
2022-10-11 22:08
f0rest GOAT
2022-10-11 22:46
#112
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Sweden Trkmag
Goated
2022-10-11 23:26
OOhhh I really wanted that dupla SNAX-F0REST what a two legends...... Remember snax on his prime..... Mamma mia
2022-10-11 23:28
1 reply
*chef kiss
2022-10-12 09:10
sjokz > shox > shockz
2022-10-11 23:51
The legend is back >=)
2022-10-12 01:07
#117
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United Kingdom mskeng
iznogoud maann legend
2022-10-12 01:22
F0rest i love you, come to Brazil
2022-10-12 08:53
EZ 2022 Stockholm Space Arena Svenska Cupen 4 legend f0rest
2022-10-12 09:09
GOAT
2022-10-12 10:56
GOAT
2022-10-12 16:00
JOHN BRZENK OF CS
2022-10-12 17:02
#126
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India Noobd1an
34 year old talent
2022-10-12 18:37
Omg goated
2022-10-13 15:03
I loged in just to say GOAT f0rest
2022-10-13 20:28
True Legend! <3
2022-10-13 20:40
Nice to see f0rest
2022-10-17 15:30
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