Farlig replaces regali in Copenhagen Flames
The Danish AWPer returns to the team he represented in 2020.
Copenhagen Flames have announced that Asger "Farlig" Jensen has been signed to replace Iulian "regali" Harjău, who has also been transfer-listed. The news comes not long after the team failed to qualify for the BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMRs.
Farlig has been without a team since his ill-fated stint in Astralis, a year-long period during which he averaged a 0.99 rating and struggled to find consistent impact. The team also failed to find much success as a whole, the highlight of Farlig’s time there being a stretch in mid-2022 when Astralis came second in the Pinnacle Cup Championship, top-four in the Roobet Cup, and top-four at IEM Cologne. Eventually the 23-year-old was benched to make room for the return of Nicolai "device" Reedtz.
He joins a Copenhagen Flames side that have been one of the most consistently impressive in tier two since the lineup was revamped seven months ago. Since that time they have won multiple online events like CCT South Europe Series 1 and the European Development Championship 6, however they did fail to qualify for the BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMRs and results have dropped off somewhat since the turn of the year.
On the surface the move seems somewhat confusing as regali has been Copenhagen Flames’ best player statistically since the roster was put together, his 1.20 rating during his tenure dwarfing the 1.08 of the second-highest rated player. He has also been touted as one of the most promising young AWPers in the scene for some time.
In the statement released on their website, Copenhagen Flames stated that they felt a change was needed “in order for us to reach our goals and to fulfil the potential of the roster as a whole”. Phillip Karsbøl, the Head of Esports at the organization, spoke more specifically in the statement: “It should be obvious to all that regali possesses some unique qualities. As far as his raw skill and mechanical abilities are concerned, he already belongs to the absolute world elite. At the same time, we also have to recognize that in some ways the fit isn’t perfect for how we want to play and the direction of the team.”
Farlig has already made his return debut for the Flames in an 0-2 defeat by Aurora in the BetBoom Playlist Urbanistic. Despite the negative result the AWPer himself put in a positive performance, posting the most kill and damage of any player on the server and earning himself a 1.24 rating.
|Copenhagen Flames||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|48 - 42||+6||92.1||1.24|
|32 - 39||-7||67.1||0.96|
|28 - 39||-11||64.3||0.72|
|21 - 40||-19||53.6||0.67|
|21 - 38||-17||47.4||0.65|
|Aurora||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|47 - 31||+16||89.2||1.39|
|39 - 28||+11||91.3||1.31|
|40 - 38||+2||83.3||1.26|
|39 - 29||+10||81.7||1.22|
|32 - 25||+7||62.1||1.11|
Copenhagen Flames are now:
Johannes "b0RUP" Borup
Thomas "birdfromsky" Due-Frederiksen
Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg
Thomas "TMB" Bundsbæk
Asger "Farlig" Jensen
Benjamin "cube" Stabell (coach)
Iulian "regali" Harjău (benched)