Sources: c0ntact Gaming in discussions with AcilioN

Acilionis in discussions to potentially join cOntact Gaming, according to sources
Acilionis in discussions to potentially join cOntact Gaming, according to sources / Photo courtesy of DreamHack

American Esports organization c0ntact Gaming is in discussions with Danish in-game leader Asger "AcilioN" Larsen about joining its active roster, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Should the move take place, AcilioN would replace Nestor “LETN1” Tanić for at least Season 1 of FLASHPOINT.

AcilioN is a member of the Copenhagen Flames organization, having played there since September following a period of inactivity. Before that, he spent six months with Heroic, leading them to a victory at TOYOTA Master CS:GO Bangkok 2018. Should AcilioN join c0ntact Gaming, it would be his second time playing with coach Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy. The two were members of The Imperial in early 2018 before AcilioN left for Heroic.

c0ntact Gaming have announced they are a founding member of the FLASHPOINT league, but have yet to announce the acquisition of the CR4ZY roster. The transfer was completed last month, but the team has not played an official match since mid-January. An announcement is expected soon, with the league starting at some point next month.

The CR4ZY lineup holds a spot at the ESL One Rio 2020 Major after the core of the roster nearly achieved Legend status at the StarLadder Berlin Major in September. Moving LETN1 to inactive means he might have to step in once again for AcilioN, Luka "emi" Vuković, or Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov to ensure they stay eligible for the Rio Major with three returning members. The only other option outside of that is attempting to leverage the coach rule like HellRaisers at the Berlin Major.