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FunPlus Phoenix Reportedly Signs Heroic CS:GO Team

FunPlus Phoenix has reportedly signed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team and will complete in FLASHPOINT as the eighth franchise of the league.
FunPlus Phoenix has reportedly signed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team and will complete in FLASHPOINT as the eighth franchise of the league. | Riot Games

FunPlus Phoenix has reportedly signed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team and will complete in FLASHPOINT as the eighth partner team of the league, according to a report from 1pv.

While the signing has not been officially confirmed by FunPlus Phoenix, it would add another team to the FunPlus Phoenix organization, which already fields a world championship winning League of Legends team along with a Fortnite and PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS team.

FunPlus Phoenix Reportedly Signs Heroic CS:GO Team

According to the initial report, FunPlus Phoenix signed the entirety of the Danish esports organization Heroic's CS:GO team. This means that enitrety of the roster, which includes Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, Martin "stavn" Lund, Johannes "b0RUP" Borup, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, Casper "cadiaN" Møller, and head coach Frederik "LOMME" Nielsen, would make transition into the FunPlus Phoenix organization.

With Heroic joining FunPlus Phoenix and FLASHPOINT, it is not yet clear what will happen to the team's spot in the ESL Pro League. Currently, Heroic sits in Group B alongside Complexity, Fnatic, forZe, FURIA and Natus Vincere. The new FLASHPOINT team fielded by FunPlus Phoenix will be competing for a $1 million prize pool and a FLASHPOINT Season 1 championship.