Giants looking to acquire Copenhagen Flames CS:GO roster
Spanish esports organisation Vodafone Giants are in talks with Copenhagen Flames about acquiring the Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.
As revealed the two esports organisations have begun the talks about a possible CPH Flames roster buyout, which Giants are looking to place under the banner of x6tence's organisation.
With this move, the Copenhagen Flames CS:GO roster would fill in the void that was left behind by the departure of x6tence's former CS:GO roster, which consisted of Morís "OMG" Cid, Jonathan "JonY BoY" Muñoz, Nicolás "NikoM" Miozzi, Tomás "tomi" Guardia and Matias "tutehen" Canale.
Giant's acquisition of CPH Flames roster, however, would not be a massive shock, since it was revealed that the Danish esports organisation has decided to entertain offers for their team. It is unknown what the market value of the team is, however, it's fair to assume CPH Flames' CS:GO roster won't come cheap due to their recent success in the CS competitive scene.
Despite losing three of their key players in Asger "AcilioN" Larsen, René "TeSeS" Madsen and Asger "Farlig" Jensen, who left for MAD Lions, Heroic and GODSENT respectively, the Danish squad managed to keep themselves amongst the top-40 CS:GO teams in global rankings.
Since the turn of the year, CPH Flames won Geeks Gone Wild #25, United Masters League Season 2, LEGENDS.BET L33T CUP and had a successful run through the Europe Minor Championship – Rio 2020: Open Qualifier #4. Adding to their titles, CPH Flames also made it to the semi-finals of #HomeSweetHome: Week 2, where they lost to the eventual champions BIG.
Since their semi-finals appearance at #HomeSweetHome: Week 2, CPH Flames failed to see much success. They finished 10th at ESL One: Road to Rio – Europe, and ninth-12th at the fourth, seventh and eighth season of Home Sweet Home Cup.
The current Copenhagen Flames roster which fields Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen, Magnus "Nodios" Olsen, Ismail "refrezh" Ali, Jonas "Queenix" Dideriksen, Hector "HECTOz" Jensen and recently signed coach Morten "zEVES" Vollan is set to compete at the upcoming Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament cs_summit 6, which is set to kick off next week on Wednesday, June 24.
At the cs_summit 6, Copenhagen Flames got seeded into Group C alongside ENCE, Ninjas in Pyjamas. The fourth and final team of the group will be decided by Tuesday, when cs_summit 6 Online: Europe Closed Qualifiers conclude.
As of now, Copenhagen Flames are ranked 12th in the European rankings with 560 RMR points, which sits them just 40 below the line for a Contender spot at the Rio Major and 240 below the Challenger status. The team lost 20% (140) points last month after the departure of Asger "farlig" Jensen.
If the deal between Giants and Copenhagen Flames comes through, it will mark the second time x6tence would field a Nordic CS:GO team, having previously fielded a Swedish team named x6tence Galaxy between 2018 and 2019.
The x6tence Galaxy project fielded André "BARBARR" Möller, Gustav "ZINKEN" Björk, Linus "Bååten" Andersson, and most notably Tim "nawwk" Jonasson and Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora, who are currently members of Ninjas in Pyjamas.