Copenhagen Flames has announced two signings for its CS:GO roster that both return to the organisation after time away in other squads including former OpTic Gaming rifler Ismail "refrezh" Ali.
The 22-year-old has been on the OpTic bench since August following parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment's acquisition by Immortals Gaming Club. The deal saw the Danish CS:GO lineup up for sale and later benched in favour of Immortals' Brazilian MIBR roster.
refrezh rejoins René "TeSeS" Madsen who played under OpTic last year but did not sign a contract. While other former OpTic players are now on North and Complexity, Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen remains the last player still under contact and on the bench.
Also joining Copenhagen Flames is Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen, who previously played for Copenhagen Flames for almost a year before his departure last year to play for AGF Esport.
I'm so happy to be back, I will do everything in my power to make this team work and make the most out of this opportunity!— Rasmus🐢Pallisgaard (@HooXiCSGO) February 24, 2020
With that said, I'll miss you guys at @AGFEsport and I hope things will work out even better with your new 5th! https://t.co/SgqgM2Ib6I
He will be replacing in-game leader Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, who is rumoured to be joining the c0ntact Gaming roster that will be playing in the first season of FLASHPOINT next month according to DBLTAP's Jarek "DeKay" Lewis.
The Copenhagen Flames roster going forward will be as follows:
- Asger "farlig" Jensen
- René "TeSeS" Madsen
- Magnus "Nodios" Olsen
- Ismail "refrezh" Ali
- Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen
- Daniel "vorborg" Vorborg(coach)
Copenhagen Flames were invited to play in the FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier from 3-5th March in the hopes of joining MIBR, c0ntact, Cloud9 and others in the new league before the Europe Closed Qualifier for the ESL One Rio Major where the team will face the likes of Fnatic, OG and fellow Danish lineup MAD Lions.
MAD Lions has Copenhagen Flames alumni of its own in the form of Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen, a player that has impressed many while under the leadership of renouned Danish in-game leader Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen.