OverActive Media has just revealed its new MAD Lions CS:GO roster.
The CS:GO team consists of players Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand, Fredrik “roeJ” Jørgensen, Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen, Nicolai “HUNDEN” Rasmus Vissing Petersen, and Rasmus “Sjuush” Beck.
Meanwhile, the coach who will lead the team to victory is the experienced Luis “Peacemaker” Tadeu. In the past, Peacemaker worked with Team Liquid, Heroic, Tempo Storm, and Optic Gaming. As a coach, he helped his previous teams take home the gold in tournaments such as Toyota Master CS:GO Bangkok 2018, World Cyber Arena 2017, and CEVO Pro League Season 9.
As a player, Peacemaker has been in the esports scene for a long time and duked it out in tournaments like ProGaming Cup 2011, Xtreme League #1, and even won first place in the 1º r1se & LGX Cup back in 2014.
The MAD Lions player roster itself is also filled with skilled individuals. This year alone, acoR took home the gold after battling it out against other CS:GO players the V4 Future Sports Festival, UCC Summer Smash, and the second season of LOOT.BET’s Hotshot Series. Over on Twitter, acoR revealed that he is looking forward to exciting times ahead with the MAD Lions.
As for roeJ, he also multiple CS:GO tournament achievements under his belt. With Tricked Esport and acoR, he and his team won first place in V4 Future Sports Festival and UCC Summer Smash this year.
“Been a long and hard journey to get here but this is such a huge step for me,” roeJ wrote on Twitter. “So happy to be playing with this team and now representing this awesome organisation.”
Also former Tricked Esport players, Bubzkji, HUNDEN, and Sjuush had similar sentiments. Bubzkji revealed on Twitter and Instagram that although it was a long process, he is happy to be part of the MAD Lions family.
“This continues our strategic and intentional effort to build out OAM’s global esports presence with the Spanish and Latin American markets at the core,” Chris Overholt, the president and CEO at OverActive Media, said in light of the roster reveal.
The MAD Lions CS:GO team is currently competing in DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019. The players have already achieved a 16-4 win against Iluminar. This Sunday, the MAD Lions will be heading to the tournament’s semi-finals.
Amy Chen is a passionate esports and video game journalist based in Toronto. She studied history at the University of Toronto, and completed a postgraduate degree in journalism at Humber College. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.