Sources: x6tence in Discussions to Sign Mertz and MaNkz

Danish Counter-Strike team x6tence are in discussions with Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Marcus “MaNkz “ Kjeldsen, according to sources
Danish Counter-Strike team x6tence are in discussions with Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Marcus “MaNkz “ Kjeldsen, according to sources | Photo courtesy of StarLadder

Danish Counter-Strike team x6tence are in discussions with Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Marcus “MaNkz “ Kjeldsen about adding the duo to their active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team. They would replace Ismail "refrezh" Ali and Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen, who are expected to join MAD Lions.

DBLTAP was first to report interest in refrezh and HooXi by MAD Lions last week, and it appears talks have all but resulted in a transfer between the two orgs. x6tence has only had their current lineup for about three months, who were purchased from Copenhagen Flames for an undisclosed sum. Mertz and MaNkz would be the sixth and seventh players that Copenhagen Flames has transferred to x6tence, and the 11th and 12th players that they would have transferred in the past year. 

Having only been with Copenhagen Flames for just over a month, the results for Mertz and MaNkz were limited to just a few opportunities. Their best result came as a playoff appearance at Legend Series Season 6. They were able to beat MIBR in a best-of three, the second to last event the Brazlian squad played before being dismantled by the Immortals organization.

x6tence were invited to the recent cs_summit 6 event due to their placing in the European regional Major ranking but ended up finishing last place. After that result, they nearly qualified for the ESL One: New York online event and had a semi-final appearance in Eden Arena: Malta Vibes - Week 10.

Representatives from Copenhagen Flames declined comment.