Sources: Swole Patrol Exploring Potential CS:GO comeback


The North American Counter-Strike team formerly known as Swole Patrol, is exploring a return to CS:GO with a new organization, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Expected in the return are Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro, Austin "Cooper-" Abadir, Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado.

It is unclear who the fifth player for Swole Patrol would be if they return to Counter-Strike. The last official match played by the team was the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: North American Qualifier, where they finished fourth place. The first member to depart Swole Patrol following the event was Victor "food" Wong who joined the T1 organization to play Valorant.

It appeared in May that freakazoid and Zellsis would also leave CS:GO to play Valorant professionally, but the two never joined a team officially. MarKE and Cooper- have remained free agents in CS:GO for that entire period. Armeen "a2z" Toussi is still listed as the coach of Swole Patrol, but it is unclear at this time if he will continue should the team return with a new organization.

Prior to March this year, a majority of Swole Patrol played for the eUnited organization, who have since stepped back from CS:GO. During their time with eUnited, they were able to maintain their ESL Pro League spot but weren’t able to make the playoffs of Seasons 9 & 10. They finished in sixth place for Season 11, but were not able to retain their spot for Season 12 as a result of the "Louvre Agreement".