Sources: Lekr0 in Discussions to Potentially Join MAD Lions

Lekr0 is in talks to potentially join MAD Lions, according to sources.
Lekr0 is in talks to potentially join MAD Lions, according to sources. | Photo courtesy of StarLadder

MAD Lions are in discussions with Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson about joining their roster, according to multiple sources close to the situation. If Lekr0 joins the lineup, he would fill the spot left open by Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen, who is inactive.

MAD Lions have been entirely Danish since entering CS:GO last year, which would change with the addition of the Swedish Lekr0. Multiple sources have explained that they do not believe communication would be an issue and Lekr0 would return to a rifling role. Many other teams have also expressed interest in the Swede, but MAD Lions appear most likely to acquire his services.

Lekr0 has spent time with many top Swedish teams over the years while playing with Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and GODSENT. His best results came with Fnatic, when they won WESG 2017 and IEM Katowice 2018 in a span of two weeks. While with Ninjas in Pyjamas from mid-2018 to May 2020, he spent a considerable amount of time as an in-game leader.

MAD Lions are the winners of FLASHPOINT Season 1 and marks the only time they reached the finals of any tournament they have played thus far. The move came after they replaced Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen with Asger "AcilioN" Larsen. Prior to that victory, they finished in the semifinals of DreamHack Open Sevilla, Leipzig, and the ICE Challenge 2020.

Representatives from MAD Lions did not initially respond to requests for comment.