FunPlus Phoenix Announces New CS:GO Roster for Flashpoint
By Nathan Fusco
FunPlus Phoenix has found a roster replacement for its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The brand was originally planning to sign Heroic before the deal fell through. Once Astralis made moves to sign Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, the contract between the two teams failed.
This led FPX having to forfeit the second series of games and the Heroic roster being without a spot in either ESL Pro League or Flashpoint.
While the Heroic players are still stranded without an option, FPX has found a new team. The roster will include Peter "ptr" Gurney, Mitch "mitch" Semago, Austin "crashies" Roberts, Jonathan "Jonji" Carey, and Michael "dapr" Gulino.
While the team has a few notable names, the roster has been mostly competing in the Mountain Dew League for the past two seasons and have qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Minor Qualifier. The online series will most likely be delayed since the Major has been pushed back to November.
The team will first play on March 29 in Flashpoint.