Rumors have surfaced that Swedish organization GODSENT is reportedly selling its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The rumors come in the midst of an internal dispute between GODSENT co-founder Marcus “Pronax” Wallsten and the organization’s board of directors. The transfer is expected to occur in the next couple of weeks.
“It’s a long story that I cant describe in a few words, and I dont fully understand exactly why things happened as they did either. I still have a lot of questions myself about that whole situation that I don’t think I will ever get answers to.”
Aside from the recent controversy, GODSENT has already had a fairly rocky road. The organization ceased operations in 2018, but later rejoined the competitive esports scene after merging with The Final Tribe and signing the former roster of SMASH Esports.
Of the five CS:GO players announced last September, four of them remain on the roster, with veteran AWPer Mikail “Maikelele” Bill being replaced by Asger “farlig” Jensen in the starting lineup.
GODSENT’s CS:GO squad is also in a good place in the Regional Major Ranking, as it currently sits in sixth place in Europe with 3081 points.
Currently, the team is competing at DreamHack Open Fall 2020, where it will have a chance to battle for 9th place after losing to Sprout 2-1 in the first round of the Lower Bracket.
FunPlus Phoenix emerge as the frontrunners
Reports say that Chinese organization FunPlus Phoenix has emerged as the frontrunner for signing GODSENT’s current roster, and is already in advanced conversations.
This will not be the first time FunPlus has tried to enter CS:GO, as the Chinese organization’s acquisition of Heroic’s roster for Flashpoint Season 1 turned into a debacle in its own right. The deal ultimately fell through after Patrick “es3tag” Hansen left the team to join Astralis on a free transfer, and FunxPlus fielded a North American roster for the duration of the competition.
Although the GODSENT lineup is not qualified for ESL Pro League, FunPlus’ acquisition would automatically land them a spot in Flashpoint Season 2, seeing as the Chinese organization is a founding member of the league.
As we inch closer to the conclusion of the situation, this could very well end up being the fresh start both GODSENT and FunPlus Phoenix were hoping for.