threat retires, wenton joins WinFakt

Following a disappointing showing at DreamHack Summer 2012, Björn "threat" Pers has retired from gaming and will be replaced by John "wenton" Eriksson in WinFakt.

The former Lemondogs squad's first event under the WinFakt tag was DreamHack Summer 2012 where they failed to advance from the group stage in the main tournament with ties against and SK Gaming and placed third in the Swedish Championship after losing versus both SK and fnatic.

threat's last tournament was DreamHack Summer's 2012 edition

This isn't the first time Pers has gone inactive, as he decided to step down for a while last year due to school, which could be the reason for him opting to stop playing for now. On WinFakt's site, Pers stated he is leaving pro gaming for the time being to focus on other things in life.

As a replacement WinFakt have acquired John "wenton" Eriksson who has never been among the top of the Swedish scene before, having mostly represented teams on the lower end of the spectrum. His most notable former team is a2g.


Sweden Emil "FYRR73" Karlsson
Sweden Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström
Sweden Nikolaus "niko" Johansen
Sweden John "wenton" Eriksson
Sweden Jim "zneel" Andersson

WinFakt will however not be attending GameGune 2012 this weekend in Bilbao, Spain and with Karlsson signed up with a mixteam for FireCore 4, it is not known what events the team plans on attending in the future.

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2012-07-25 06:47
sad let's hope wenton fits to WF
2012-07-25 06:48
gl threat
2012-07-25 06:49
wooo , who will be the igl??
2012-07-25 06:49
17 replies
2012-07-25 06:54
14 replies
or zneel ?!
2012-07-25 06:55
WTF? the IGL is khrystal.
2012-07-25 07:11
12 replies
i think is fyrrte, dude
2012-07-25 07:14
8 replies
That would be idd, i put my money on niko
2012-07-25 08:04
7 replies
i doubt that would be niko because niko is the awper
2012-07-25 13:00
6 replies
walle was the igl of sk and he was the awper
2012-07-25 14:48
Niko was already captain, and we've seen several awp igl over the years (walle and robban, recently fallen, and even cogu had igl role for a bit) and I don't see how one prevents from doing the other :p
2012-07-25 16:27
4 replies
Netherlands JUNG13
cogu never played with bit :P
2012-07-25 20:43
3 replies
/facepalm bro
2012-07-26 01:12
2012-07-26 08:11
lol, nice1
2012-07-26 08:36
Germany grimmtz
IGL is FYRR73, this is 100%.
2012-07-25 13:32
Europe chespiZ
igl is fyrr73
2012-07-25 15:52
2012-07-25 20:30
FYRR73 he has been IGL before in a couple of teams so i think it's him who gonna take over threat's place =)
2012-07-25 09:14
wenton was igl as I know
2012-07-25 13:52
2012-07-25 06:52
one more new saying that cs 1.6 is dead :( So sad for the 1.6 community :s
2012-07-25 06:56
sad for threat, best of luck wenton, he performed good in a2g, lets see how he fits in winfakt. #6 I guess wenton will be the igl, if not than FYRR73 or I dont know, but why they didnt bring in pronax? he's also a good player and a fantastic igl in my eyes. (ESC.swe times)
2012-07-25 06:58
2 replies
or keiz or dennis...
2012-07-25 06:59
was wondering the same. Probably because pronax has had his time in the pro scene and each member of WF have accomplished enough and now before 1.6 literally dies they thought of giving some1 a chance they never received
2012-07-25 14:34
2012-07-25 06:57
good luck!
2012-07-25 06:59
that really sad.. maybe he was not legend but he was really good player and guy for sure :) wish him best luck in future..
2012-07-25 07:04
sad </3
2012-07-25 07:04
2012-07-25 07:06
i love wenton's aim
2012-07-25 07:09
2012-07-25 07:13
2012-07-25 07:13
wenton played solid in his matches with a2g, wasnt the star but played solid. GL to the new lineup but I wouldnt be surprised if Winfakt pull their sponsership again and these guys just end up giving up the game.
2012-07-25 07:22
wenton? +kalle FYRR73 igl
2012-07-25 07:29
1 reply
kalle retired some time ago ;) Played a gather with him a few months ago, and after that, I didn't hear anything more about him. So I think he's stopped playing gathers aswell :/ (Not completely sure though) But he's definitely not joining WinFakt :)
2012-07-25 17:24
Russia hameleonus
2012-07-25 07:34
wtf :( saad, bb WF and stability top3!
2012-07-25 07:45
1 reply
Top 3? fnatic SK (Still counting them) Na`Vi ESC WinFakt So stable Top 5 I would rather say ;)
2012-07-25 17:27
+ keiz ... :(
2012-07-25 07:46
Best IGL ever
2012-07-25 07:50
STOP saying "CS 1.6 DIED".. It's time for a new generation.. or you would expect that they play for several years? IT'S TIME FOR THE THIRD GENERATION OF CS PLAYERS =D LOOKING FORWARD FOR THAT ^^
2012-07-25 07:52
8 replies
2012-07-25 08:10
But there won't be a new generation as the game is practically dead.
2012-07-25 08:19
Azerbaijan Talley
We need more CAPS LOCK ON posts. It won't die if you will post so many posts like that
2012-07-25 08:44
1 reply
It's like a scream o.0 haha On: i think the game it's evolving.. Some player will go, some players will stay, some players will have the chance to show themselves.. CS will die when people stop playing it.. not when the organisation that support the events quit the game.. (Bold is like CAPS LOCK ON haha)
2012-07-25 22:00
Germany grimmtz
2012-07-25 13:33
'3rd gen' online tourneys only yayy
2012-07-25 18:04
1 reply
i have played onlines tourneys only in the last 4 years.. what is the problem? we are confused in something.. CS BIG Scene maybe are dying, but that's not the important thing... but the game?? neh.. CS 1.6 it's intalled in my notebook yet and like this it will remain for a looot of years.. and i will play it a lot ^^ and the whole people who love the game will do the same thing.. The game will die, when no one plays it..
2012-07-25 22:06
What fucking 'new generation' are you talking about?
2012-07-26 17:24
whos igl now? niko?
2012-07-25 07:55
No disrespect but there were plenty better options when purely looking at skill
2012-07-25 08:06
imo khrystal igl
2012-07-25 08:23
1 reply
niko is good as IGL
2012-07-25 09:25
He should've done it years ago
2012-07-25 08:42
2012-07-25 08:42
2 replies
Was thinking the same :P
2012-07-25 17:29
wenton is really good! ;)
2012-07-26 14:23
=/ 1.6 pro scene..
2012-07-25 09:00
Latvia GekonsCS
I have followed cs scene for a while, but please remind me - who the hell is wenton ? :/
2012-07-25 09:03
1 reply
Wenton have been playing in teams like playzone, begrip for a sort while, a2g and the famous mixteam aimbat =)
2012-07-25 09:18
- fyrrt73 + kalle
2012-07-25 09:03
5 replies
2012-07-25 10:41
fyrrte is their best player..
2012-07-25 11:28
3 replies
2012-07-25 17:01
which is why i worry about him becoming igl. that's going to drop his fragging. imagine if neo switched to igl; how dumb would that be
2012-07-25 17:14
1 reply
2012-07-25 17:53
Carn make new team with lineup : cArn, DSN, Gux, Threat, tba (joke)
2012-07-25 09:05
1 reply
I hope this is real!
2012-07-25 20:03
Russia goodjob
wenton is good
2012-07-25 09:06
GL mr.Threat
2012-07-25 09:22
threat sad :( who is wenton btw ?
2012-07-25 09:34
who is wentom? I dont hating, just wanna know his teams or teammates before?
2012-07-25 09:35
1 reply
neeve | 
Portugal neeve
He was the ingame-leader for duttdutt, which has many known players online/offline such as manne keiz dennis etc.
2012-07-25 09:51
Thank you for playing CS threat, it was a pleasure to watch you perform.
2012-07-25 09:35
ooo now,the best IGL sad news
2012-07-25 09:52
Wenton, gl hf
2012-07-25 09:53
so Threat great player, even more great guy
2012-07-25 09:54
So thats why he said that CS is dying and was sure that this will be dead after this year, he wanted to make more people stop playing this game, maybe Valve paid him too. It's funny that such a professional player, which played one game for like 10 years, said in last interview before his retirement that CS WILL BE DEATH AFTER THIS YEAR. (I know its obvious but look at neo, markeloff, Xizt, carn - they know that CS is dying but they almost cant tell it to people, because its still in their hearts). This guy is a joke for me.
2012-07-25 10:02
14 replies
Are you insane, 10 years old or both? seriously
2012-07-25 10:31
8 replies
I am not insane and I am 17 years old. Any more questions?
2012-07-25 10:56
7 replies
well then you must not be serious in your previous post because if you are, you are nuts
2012-07-25 11:00
6 replies
I am serious. I just said what I am thinking about this unprofessional behaviour, maybe this guy "threat" is not serious :)
2012-07-25 11:04
5 replies
you think its unprofessional to state a fact? cs WILL be dead at the end of thie year. you think valve has paid someone to quit cs? hahahahahahah
2012-07-25 11:04
4 replies
I bet you cant read, back to school.
2012-07-25 11:06
3 replies
why would he want more people to stop playing the game? why would valve pay anyone to quit playing their product? besides, neo carn etc have all said cs is dying, neo even said this is probably the last tournament for cs 1.6. does that mean he wants people to stop playing and valve paid him too, or does that not apply to polish people?
2012-07-25 11:42
2 replies
2012-07-25 11:59
1 reply
"So thats why he said that CS is dying and was sure that this will be dead after this year, he wanted to make more people stop playing this game, maybe Valve paid him too." "CS WILL BE DEATH AFTER THIS YEAR. (I know its obvious but look at neo, markeloff, Xizt, carn - they know that CS is dying but they almost cant tell it to people, because its still in their hearts)." so you didn't say that?
2012-07-25 12:03
wow... just wow... PS: Valve also paid me to write this.
2012-07-25 14:02
1 reply
And who are you?
2012-07-25 16:56
not sure if trolling or stupid
2012-07-25 14:46
Finland joona
dude wtf
2012-07-25 17:10
HAHAHAHAHAHA wtf did i just read
2012-07-25 17:56
Germany KerraN
sad :(
2012-07-25 10:03
2012-07-25 10:05
bad news
2012-07-25 10:23
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_-
Very sad. Such an amazing leader. by3 by3
2012-07-25 10:25
its sad always if threat no in team they have bad results for example remove threat and plus keiz as frager and fyrte as IGL they play bad. They really need threat.
2012-07-25 10:53
why wentom??? pronax?? keiz manne dennis zyppe jumpy
2012-07-25 11:02
4 replies
Most likely their IRL-mate who they like to play with and they feel like hes on a decent level.
2012-07-25 11:18
not jumpy
2012-07-25 13:54
2 replies
if manne joined WinFakt that would be very sick :D
2012-07-25 15:59
1 reply
on online yes.
2012-07-25 16:11
Sad news anyway GL wenton :)
2012-07-25 11:03
wont be missed . still legend the comment: -threat +zaaz
2012-07-25 11:12
1 reply
2012-07-25 11:25
2012-07-25 11:19
2012-07-25 11:22
2012-07-25 11:26
12 replies
life* god.. we ( bulgarians ) are really retarded... ;/
2012-07-25 17:02
11 replies
talk to urself
2012-07-25 18:25
10 replies
talk FOR yourself ;/ yep.. truely truely retarded
2012-07-25 22:06
9 replies
get a life biatch oh and btw its about smart ass
2012-07-26 03:43
8 replies
"get a life" .. as far as i can see you are the one thats on the PC at 4:42 AM ! ... hm.. realllllllyyy really retarded ;/
2012-07-26 11:10
7 replies
and what?
2012-07-26 14:13
6 replies
xDD no please... stop embarrising yourself and bulgaria pls..
2012-07-26 15:32
5 replies
u have serious problems ;)
2012-07-26 17:05
4 replies
nonsense comments... thats not good for you ;/
2012-07-26 18:46
3 replies
yup thats why u keep spam my box little nerd
2012-07-27 00:21
2 replies
again.. nonsense comment xDDD didnt understand a shit from that what you just said. and you are the one that spams useless shits. You started the conversation , by showing how retarded you are :)
2012-07-27 14:11
1 reply
and how retarded i am? Atleast im proud to be Bulgarian. If u rly think dat im rly retarded come and tell me that into my face. Peace whore.
2012-07-27 15:19
good for him
2012-07-25 11:30
hmm move back but gl
2012-07-25 11:31
good luck
2012-07-25 11:49
too bad
2012-07-25 12:02
sad :(
2012-07-25 12:12
it's begins ... ; x
2012-07-25 12:19
they should give keiz a chance?
2012-07-25 12:34
17 replies
They have played a few matches with keiz before when they were Lions.
2012-07-25 13:19
16 replies
keiz is madfragger although. i think keiz deserves a chance!
2012-07-25 16:31
14 replies
They gave him a chance and he top scored in both his matches if I remember correctly but to be honest I dont think keiz is too serious to play at the top level. Winfakt are probably the 5th ranked team in the world and it takes a lot of practicing and whatnot to maintain that level and I think keiz hasnt got that dedication to play week in, week out. Same thing with manne and fnatic.
2012-07-26 05:16
13 replies
United States lurppis
manne just sucks, that has nothing to do with motivation
2012-07-26 06:20
12 replies
Haters gonna hate! you are just mad because they didnt take you in, btw manne is 100 times a better player than you.
2012-07-26 07:51
8 replies
United States lurppis
nice troll
2012-07-26 09:40
7 replies
That's the truth my friend :)
2012-07-27 09:10
no dude, srsly, ( i have nothing against you, im even your fan) but why do you think manne sucks ? its something personal 100%! the stats talks... manne is one of the best players in the world.. ( again, im not saying his better than you, etc..) but WHY do you hate him so much ? i remember the match when you trolled him "smoking weed everyday, get cut from fnatic in a day!" he won the match that night. its personal hate ! tell me plss
2012-07-27 14:14
5 replies
United States lurppis
nothing personal about cs. you look at his stats in some british online leagues versus podbots, i look at his play versus real teams on lan. he is one of the very few people who have gotten cut after a single tournament by a team, and for you to suggest he is really good, basically means you think carn doesn't know what he is talking about - which is ironic because he is a good team builder and most people agree with that. besides, if stats didn't exist for cs, if they only included lan, or at least didn't include nations cup and random leagues, people would think he is just another random player.
2012-07-27 14:17
4 replies
ive watched his matches versus top teams ( yea most of them they lost..). but the point is that he is doing pretty well for himself. he totaly crushed teams like BGDonLine, headshotBG. (which are NOT THAT BAD!) DH Summer 2010: with concode. He was amazing versus top teams, his K/D diff was probably +312321312412312312312 same goes for the EPS Nordic. Again vs pro teams. Amazing play. The same goes for the Swedish Championship. Ok. You think he is not that good player as all of us think, but why do you always talk against him ? why dont you troll hyvlarn ? or keiz? or huggan ? they are pretty much the same as him.
2012-07-27 14:30
3 replies
United States lurppis
bgdonline and headshotbg are not anywhere near the level of top teams. besides, he hasn't played either team on lan, only online. i haven't watched him play at dreamhack summer 2010 so no comments from that, but i saw him play at 2011 summer, and he was so bad he was cut after one event - something totally unheard of in modern counter-strike. he got a legit chance in a top team and was cut, obviously there has to be a reason. the rest of them aren't probably better than him (i don't watch them play so not sure), but at least they aren't as good online according to stats ^^.
2012-07-27 14:41
2 replies
so, if he is better online than lan, that makes him a total noob ? and again, you watch only his bad tournaments.. look, he's good ones are more than the bad ones :) maybe he didnt have the chance to play much LAN, so he gets nervous when he does it. Maybe fnatic saw that he is a great player, but he hasnt got much LAN experiance. According to me thats the reason why they cut him. Did you take part at EPS Nordic II ? If u did, u probably know that he was amazing there too :)
2012-07-27 14:48
1 reply
United States lurppis
why don't you list me his good matches against top teams then and i will list you his terrible matches against top teams? it doesn't matter if he didn't have a chance to play a lot on lan (which he did, he is swedish) or if he's not motivated, all that matters is the end result. it's players in fnatic who said he sucked, you think they would have cut him if they thought he was a great player? haha, the reason he was cut is because he was bad. i didn't take part in eps nordic ii, but once again, it's just another online tournament, who cares.
2012-07-27 16:06
you suck more
2012-07-27 13:08
2012-07-27 14:49
1 reply
stfu and gimme an autograph from zneel !
2012-07-27 16:55
he played good in Lions
2012-07-25 17:05
in threat's photo it seems he wants to eat the other guy
2012-07-25 12:37
did cs died when spawn retired ? did cs died when potti, heaton retired ? NO , they are just old school gamers , like those will be in a couple of years , a new generation of players will come and everything will start over. New tactics , new aiming style . Remember the old "crouch and spray" style ? well its gone it will be the tap-tap style etc. New flashbang tactics , new strats etc
2012-07-25 12:51
1 reply
"a new generation of players will come". Will unlikely come.
2012-07-26 17:30
sad for threat GL wenton
2012-07-25 13:00
GL Threat!
2012-07-25 13:32
Good luck THREAT & wenton!
2012-07-25 13:53
winfakt will drop cs soon i think .
2012-07-25 14:04
they should've chosen keiz or pronax instead
2012-07-25 14:07
who is wenton ?
2012-07-25 14:19
Portugal shdw24
Eriksson? Is he fisker's brother?
2012-07-25 14:20
1 reply
I dont think so. Its pretty common name in Sweden.
2012-07-25 14:25
I'm wondering when the top players will start to retire
2012-07-25 14:21
I never thought that threat was really good player but he was one of the coolest persons in esports for sure.
2012-07-25 14:23
gl in real life
2012-07-25 14:26
wtf is wenton?
2012-07-25 14:36
2012-07-25 14:40
2 replies
sad, me listening this player's name for the first time.
2012-07-25 16:32
1 reply
Why sad? he's quite good, you'll see
2012-07-25 17:43
i think that i'll cry :'( NOOOO THREAT!!!
2012-07-25 14:43
So sad a greath player retiers :{
2012-07-25 14:44
surely they think in wenton because is a very solid player !! he's not an aimstar, but winfakt not need that !
2012-07-25 14:48
gl in the future threat! I hope niko can show us good igl work, he was really unique back then. GL to wenton as well, hes steppin into big shoes. WF was great the last tournaments.
2012-07-25 14:52
How does one retire from playing a video game? And does he receive some kind of pension now that he's in his retirement?
2012-07-25 14:57
Fiskers brother? Looks a bit fisker
2012-07-25 15:18
1 reply
no they aint related
2012-07-25 17:03
sad !! :(((( but who the hell is wenton ????!!
2012-07-25 15:33
3 replies
he had played for a2g and also mixes with Swedish pro players.
2012-07-25 15:55
2 replies
Is he good enough to play with WinFakt ?
2012-07-25 15:57
1 reply
2012-07-25 16:14
2012-07-25 15:37
good luck !
2012-07-25 16:00
fisker bro? :D
2012-07-25 16:31
wenton? +10 for online cup's -20 for lan cup's sad
2012-07-25 16:33
amazing moment to join some team
2012-07-25 16:38
Sad, GL on life!
2012-07-25 16:41
wenton xD
2012-07-25 16:50
I feel so sad about threat, another bad news for CS 1.6 scene.. i hope wenton doing well...
2012-07-25 17:03
y u no take pronax
2012-07-25 17:30
ThreataN :( Edit: GL to wenton :)
2012-07-25 17:34
fuuuuuuuuuuuck, i'm so mad, srsly that was one of my favourite players :/
2012-07-25 18:12
if dennis join winfakt :)
2012-07-25 19:03
2012-07-25 19:26
i really dont get why winfakt didnt just quit cs
2012-07-25 19:26
1 reply
Has always been a important part of the org.
2012-07-26 05:00
2012-07-25 22:20
cs dying? :s
2012-07-26 02:10
gg threat :( welcome wenton
2012-07-26 04:32
2012-07-26 06:52
lurpissssssss AHAHAAHAAHAA GG
2012-07-26 07:36
Sad news, one of the best in-game leaders of all time. Gl Bjorn.
2012-07-26 13:06
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