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Everything you need to know about GODSENT: Europe Closed Qualifier profile

GODSENT are one of the many EU mix teams heading into the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier for the ESL One Rio Major. Here is everything you need to know about the team, players and expectations for the lineup.

Click here for all links to all sixteen of the team profiles for the Europe Closed Qualifier for ESL One Rio.

 

Rank (HLTV/ESL): #18/#20

 

Invite or Qualifier: Invited

 

Lineup

  • Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
  • Mikail "Maikelele" Bill
  • Martin "STYKO" Styk
  • Jesse "zehN" Linjala
  • Pavle "maden" Bošković
  • Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg (coach)

Five most recent results

  • ICE Challenge 2020 = 3rd (LAN)
  • DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020 Europe Closed Qualifier = 3rd (Online)
  • DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019 = 3rd (LAN)
  • DreamHack Open Winters 2019 = 3rd (LAN)
  • WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2 Finals = 1st (LAN)

Brief rundown

NoChance, initially signed for SMASH Esport before opting to join the relaunched GODSENT organisation. Now within the top 20 teams in the world, the patchwork mix team could show up and surprise some of the more established lineups in attendance.

While STYKO was benched, re-signed and then benched by mousesports, his time on Cloud9 showcased the player's abilities and interviews with his former mouz teammates illustrated how important he had been to the team. His subsequent performances on GODSENT in the last three months have been consistent.

GODSENT could well face their former organisations during the Closed Qualifier, with Maikelele’s own past in the form of NiP and first match opponent Sprout as a previous home for both kRYSTAL and zehN, who have been on the same rosters numerous times over the years.

At the end of 2019, zehN finished DreamHack Open Winter 2019 as the highest rated player at the event (1.25) after playing five maps. While other Finnish lineups have not been having such an easy time, zehN has been a reliable figure for the GODSENT squad.

Player to watch: maden

maden has been putting up solid numbers since the GODSENT transfer and is definitely a player to be watching in the Closed Qualifier as well as the near future.

Despite a clip showing coach Devilwalk seemingly berating the young player during DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019, there seems to be no bad blood between the two.

Moving forward, it is possible that maden emulates the path of fellow Balkans players G2 Esports’ huNter- and nexa, bringing much-needed firepower to the teams he is on and helping in the climb to the top.

GINX prediction

The GODSENT side of the bracket is stacked with Fnatic, Dignitas, MAD Lions and Sprout but all games are best-of-three in both the upper and lower bracket. If GODSENT fall from grace, there is a solid chance they could fight back into contention against the weaker and less experienced teams that could well await in that lower bracket.

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