Danish Counter-Strike players Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Marcus "maNkz" Kjeldsenis are set to join the Copenhagen Flames, according to multiple sources close to the situation. The two will form the start of a new roster they are expected to reveal within the coming weeks.
Mertz has been benched by Team Singularity, announced Monday, after spending the entirety of 2020 with them. Over the past six months, they were unable to find any meaningful results within the European region. Both of their ESEA Premier campaigns ended with an 11th place finish, well outside of the playoffs.
maNkz is a relatively unknown 22-year-old rifler who has spent time as an in-game leader in the past on lesser known Danish teams. It is unclear at this time how he will be used on the roster, but he has played with the orgless Lyngby Vikings during the first half of 2020. He is listed as having played 40 professional maps on HLTV.
Copenhagen Flames participated in Season 1 of Flashpoint but finished in 12th place with a core roster that has since been transferred to the x6tence organization. Since they joined the league as one of the international qualifiers, they will have to qualify once again for Season 2 should they choose not to become a partner team. No timetable has been set by Flashpoint for when Season 2 will take place.
Representatives from Copenhagen Flames declined comment.