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FunPlus Phoenix Confirm Entrance into CS:GO

Cody Luongo  | 
FunPlus Phoenix

The Heroic squad will now play under the FunPlus Phoenix banner going into FLASHPOINT. (Photo courtesy DreamHack)

Chinese organization FunPlus Phoenix, most well known for its League of Legends World Championship win in 2019, will expand into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after completing the acquisition of the Heroic roster.

The alleged signing of the team has long been rumored after first reports from French outlet 1pv.fr.With no news from either organizations, fans assumed rumors were true after Flashpoint announced FPX would be one of Flashpoints eight founding members. Furthermore, former Heroic member, cadiaN showed up on the Flashpoint Draft Show to draft for FPX.

Questions swirled, though, when Heroic tweeted everyone would “be on their game” in the upcoming ESL Pro League season.

 

Turns out, Heroic was unable to field a team after obviously losing theirs to FPX and was therefore replaced in Pro League.

The former Heroic roster has held onto a top 15 ranking on HTLV since the start of the year, but wrestled with finding the necessary consistency to grow. The group finished 3-4th at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 and finished bottom of the table at ICE Challenge in February.

FunPlus Phoenix enter CS:GO with:

Patrick “es3tag” Hansen
Martin “stavn” Lund
Johannes “b0RUP” Borup
Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer
Casper “cadiaN” Møller

Frederik “LOMME” Nielsen (coach)

Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.