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GODSENT Add HEN1 As Replacement For Felps

GODSENT will play in the ESL Pro League Season 15 with Henrique “HEN1” Teles, who will replace João “felps” Vasconcellos.

GODSENT will play in the ESL Pro League Season 15 with Henrique “HEN1” Teles, who will replace João “felps” Vasconcellos. The Brazilian squad announced the news on Tuesday, March 15, just a week before GODSENT will play their first match at the tournament.

A Surprise Benching

Just a week before GODSENT’s first match in the ESL Pro League Season 15, it was announced that felps would not travel to Europe with the team. As revealed by GODSENT, felps will stay behind in Brazil to sort personal issues.

In a video in which GODSENT announced felps’ benching, the 25-year-old talked about the situation that led him to take a step back. He cited personal health problems as the main cause for his decision to step down to the roster after talking to the team manager, Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia.

As revealed, felps plans to stay ways from the competitive CS:GO for the next two to three months. However, he has noted that he intends to return in the future – when that might be, remains to be seen.

This comes as a huge blow for the team, which now lost one of its best players. Since joining GODSENT in January 2021, felps has been one of the top-performing players on the Brazilian lineup.

He averaged a seriously impressive 1.14 rating over the first year but has seen his numbers plummet in 2022. Throughout this year, GODSENT struggled to achieve much and have recently suffered disappointing exits from Pinnacle Winter Series 2, IEM Katowice Play-In stage, and two RMR open qualifiers for Antwerp Major.

Over that stretch, felps’ numbers took a huge hit. Since joining GODSENT, felps has averaged an excellent 1.14 rating but has managed only 1.02 over the last three months.

However, it seems like his poor showings indeed had something to do with the personal issues, which the Brazilian AWPer will now have two-three months to work on and come back stronger.

HEN1 To Take Over

Even though felps’s benching came as a shock to many CS:GO fans, GODSENT did not need long to find a replacement. As revealed, the team will continue with HEN1, who joins the Brazilian squad as a temporary substitute AWPer.

HEN1 joins GODSENT as a free agent, who recently attended RMR open qualifiers and FiReLEAGUE Latin Power Spring 2022 with a stack named ELES. The 26-year-old was last seen playing with 00Nation, who he joined in September 2021, but stepped down from the roster just a month later.

Having been struggling to find a home ever since HEN1 decided to leave FURIA Esports in January 2021, this might be his best chance to put his name back on the map and get spotted by a CS:GO roster looking for a new AWPer. However, there are reasons to believe GODSENT will struggle to show up at ESL Pro League.

The Brazilian squad are currently ranked 23rd in the world and have recently put up a disappointing showing at the PGL Major Antwerp RMR open qualifiers. There they fell early twice, with defeats against ATK and TeamOne.

Moreover, GODSENT have not won a single tournament since ESEA Season 38: Advanced Division – North America in October. And even though they did well at the end of 2021 with a top-six finish at Intel Extreme Masters XVI – Winter, GODSENT’s results in 2022 leave a lot to be desired.

GODSENT will kick off their ESL Pro League Season 15 campaign in Group C, slated to kick off on March 23. Joining them in the group are Party Astronauts, Movistar Riders, BIG, Team Liquid, and Outsiders (former Virtus.pro).

Their first match is against Movistar Riders on Wednesday, March 23, at 16:00 CET.