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Copenhagen Flames complete roster with roeJ, HooXi, Zyphon

Copenhagen Flames has announced the finalization of their roster rebuild, parting ways with Magnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen and signing a trio of players, leaving them with just two members which represented the team a month ago.

After the departures of Marcus “⁠maNkz⁠” Kjeldsen and Asger “⁠AcilioN⁠” Larsen, Copenhagen Flames reached out to MAD Lions‘ benched duo Rasmus “⁠HooXi⁠” Nielsen and Fredrik “⁠roeJ⁠” Jørgensen, bringing them back to the team they represented between 2018 and 2020. Additionally, the team signed former Astralis Talent member Rasmus “⁠Zyphon⁠” Nordfoss, who slotted into the team instead of Nodios.

Former Tricked and MAD Lions player returns to Copenhagen Flames

“I’ve worked with HooXi before and have always appreciated him as a player and leader,” Copenhagen Flames Head of Esports Daniel Vorborg explained in a roster update. “Luckily for us; HooXi has also enjoyed working with us in the past and it was quickly evident that both parties wanted to make this work.”

roeJ is added as a veteran player that will “guide and lead a lot of the young talent we’d have on the team”, while Vorborg describes 17-year-old Zyphon as “one of the most gifted individual players either of us has seen in a long time”. The youngster left Astralis Talent in April after being their best performer with a 1.15 rating across 23 maps played.

The roster changes will see Jakob “⁠jabbi⁠” Nygaard take on more anchor positions on the CT side and lurking roles on the T side, it is explained, something Nodios didn’t feel comfortable doing – deciding to step down from the team instead. Finally, keeping his spot on the squad is 20-year-old AWPer Nico “⁠nicoodoz⁠” Tamjidi.

“I really want to thank Marcus “mankz” Kjeldsen, Asger “AcilioN”Larsen, and Magnus “Nodios” Olsen, who are all moving on to new lineups now. I truly do believe that they are great players and certainly good enough to be representing Copenhagen Flames. However, the circumstances did not allow it this time around. I had talks and discussions with all the players throughout the process, and they were extremely professional in their handling of some very tough situations,” Vorborg concluded.

Copenhagen Flames are now:

DenmarkNico “⁠nicoodoz⁠” Tamjidi
DenmarkJakob “⁠jabbi⁠” Nygaard
DenmarkFredrik “⁠roeJ⁠” Jørgensen
DenmarkRasmus “⁠HooXi⁠” Nielsen
DenmarkRasmus “⁠Zyphon⁠” Nordfoss

DenmarkMagnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen (transfer list)
DenmarkAsger “⁠AcilioN⁠” Larsen (transfer list)

SwedenDaniel “⁠djL⁠” Narancic (coach)

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AcilioN open to offers as Copenhagen Flames undergo rebuild

Asger “⁠AcilioN⁠” Larsen is on his way out of Copenhagen Flames, the player and organization announced on Thursday. The in-game leader’s departure is tied to the inability to find the right fifth to complete the team, leading to a bigger overhaul of the lineup.

“We were unable to find a player that fits in well with roles and has the level of play we were looking for,” Daniel Vorborg, Copenhagen Flames Head of Esports said about the situation they encountered following the departure of Marcus “⁠maNkz⁠” Kjeldsen, who has since signed for Lyngby Vikings.

Vorborg noted that the remaining trio have been allowed to explore their options while the team “lock in what the future of our roster looks like”.

AcilioN will continue playing officials with the team until they find a replacement

Copenhagen Flames‘ Head of Esports stressed that he would do “my best to facilitate a transfer for Asger as fast as possible to a club that he feels is a good fit for him,” and won’t be asking for a big buyout for AcilioN, who is in his second stint with the organisation. In 2019, the in-game leader helped Copenhagen Flames break into the top 30 of the world, and he managed the same feat with a different roster after rejoining from MAD Lions at the end of 2020.

“I’ve been really happy with my stay in Copenhagen Flames, and I’ve had a great working relationship with everyone in the club. I’m sad that this ended up being the outcome – I felt like everyone really wanted to make this work and grow together,” AcilioN said.

“However, we weren’t able to find a good fit for a fifth player. Because of this, I think it’s best for both me and Flames if we look at other options.”

Copenhagen Flames are now:

DenmarkJakob “⁠jabbi⁠” Nygaard
DenmarkNico “⁠nicoodoz⁠” Tamjidi
DenmarkMagnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen

DenmarkAsger “⁠AcilioN⁠” Larsen (transfer list)

SwedenDaniel “⁠djL⁠” Narancic (coach)

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Video: fox vs. Copenhagen Flames

Video: fox vs. Copenhagen Flames

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Basso leaves Copenhagen Flames | HLTV.org

Sebastian “⁠Basso⁠” Aagaard and Copenhagen Flames have mutually parted ways, the organisation announced on Thursday.

The Danish player was benched alongside Jakob “⁠Daffu⁠” Schildt in January to make room for Marcus “⁠maNkz⁠” Kjeldsen and Magnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen, both of whom joined the roster from x6tence.

Basso is no longer contractually tied to Copenhagen Flames

The release marks the end of Basso‘s second stint with Copenhagen Flames, with the rifler having re-joined the team six months ago after his international lineup, Adaptation, had disbanded.

During his most recent tenure with the Danish organisation, Basso averaged a 0.97 rating. The team took part in a number of Nine to Five events as well as domestic Danish tournaments, with their most notable results including a runner-up finish in Elgiganten Ligaen Season 15 and a 5-8th placement in Betway Nine to Five 5.

In a statement to Dust2.dk, Basso revealed that it would not be long before he was back on a team, but did not share further details.

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djL joins Copenhagen Flames as head coach

Copenhagen Flames have appointed Daniel “⁠djL⁠” Narancic as their new head coach, the organisation announced on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, who has been working with the team for a few weeks already, takes over a position that has been vacant since Morten “⁠zEVES⁠” Vollan left the team to coach x6tence in June 2020.

djL has coached teams such as Red Reserve and GamerLegion in the past. Between May and December 2020, he worked as an assistant to head coach Neil “⁠NeiL_M⁠” Murphy on c0ntact, leaving the Flashpoint partner at the end of the year.

djL becomes a head coach after his period with c0ntact

“As soon as we saw the news of Daniel being a free agent, AcilioN and I discussed the possibility of adding him to our team,” Daniel Vorborg, Head of Esports at Copenhagen Flames, said in a statement. “Daniel has a great mind for Counter-Strike and has been observing with us for a while in both practice and officials, and he has started taking the reins with the team.”

djL is Copenhagen Flames‘ third addition for the 2021 season. Last month, the Danish team replaced Sebastian “⁠Basso⁠” Aagaard and Jakob “⁠Daffu⁠” Schildt with Marcus “⁠maNkz⁠” Kjeldsen and Magnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen, both of whom were signed from x6tence.

Copenhagen Flames are through to playoffs of the Danish qualifier for the Elisa Nordic Championship after topping their double-elimination group. They currently sit third in Elgiganten Ligaen Season 16, hosted by Dust2.dk, with a 6-2 record.

With djL‘s addition, Copenhagen Flames now have:

Denmark Jakob “⁠jabbi⁠” Nygaard
Denmark Asger “⁠AcilioN⁠” Larsen
Denmark Nico “⁠nicoodoz⁠” Tamjidi
Denmark Magnus “⁠Nodios⁠” Olsen
Denmark Marcus “⁠maNkz⁠” Kjeldsen

Sweden Daniel “⁠djL⁠” Narancic (coach)

Denmark Sebastian “⁠Basso⁠” Aagaard (benched)
Denmark Jakob “⁠Daffu⁠” Schildt (benched)

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