MSL Unveils His New CS:GO Team

MSL Unveils His New CS:GO Team

After weeks of waiting, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen has finally announced the full line-up of his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

After weeks of waiting, Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen has finally announced the full line-up of his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The all-Danish line-up has been unveiled on Wednesday, August 25, after being first teased at the end of July.

MSL’s New Project Is a Go

MSL has unveiled his CS:GO esports team, which he has been working on since July. The Danish in-game leader has decided to create his own team in a bid to re-enter the scene with a roster he feels comfortable playing with.

“I have decided to create my own team. I have found all the players, and it’s a good mixture of talent and experience,” said MSL last month.

As revealed, the line-up will consist of some of MSL’s former teammates. The team will feature his former HYENAS teammates in Frederik “Fessor” Sørensen and Jakob “⁠JUGi⁠” Hansen.

Joining the trio are Philip “aizy” Aistrup and Jesper “TENZKI” Plougmann, with who MSL played at Dignitas and North.

MSL’s new project will play under the name South. This, however, is only a temporary name, while MSL and co. find an organization to sign them.

An All-Danish Line-up

MSL has put together a new all-Danish line-up comprised of well-known CS:GO esports players and Fessor as an up-and-coming star.

Aizy is a 25-year-old player who was last seen playing with HYENAS. He was previously a teammate of MSL at North, where he played for nearly four years.

During his stay at North, aizy won several high-profile tournaments, including DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019 and DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. Aizy also placed top-four at LEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 and the Esports Championship Series Season 6 – Finals.

Before joining North, Aizy played at FaZe Clan, who he helped achieve strong placement at several S-Tier events. In 2016, he also led Dignitas to gold at WESG 2016 European Finals.

TENZKI joins MSL’s team as the oldest player on the new roster. He made his first appearance in the CS:GO scene in September 2012 and has since played for 20 teams.

TENZKI is mainly known for his success while at Dignitas, who he led to titles at DreamHack European Minor at Tours 2016 and CS:GO Champions League Season 2. In 2018, TENZKI also helped The Imperial win Copenhagen Games 2018 and DreamHack Open Summer 2018.

JUGi found his place in South as the second-youngest player on the roster behind Fessor. The 24-year-old was last seen playing for Complexity as a replacement for their AWPer Valentin “poison” Vasiliev.

The 24-year-old has also represented Astralis for a short sting in mid-2020 as a replacement for Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander. The Dane eventually left the Astralis line-up in July 2020 and was since teamless.

“Really excited to be back on a team after being teamless for over a year, and I feel this is the right fit for me,” said JUGi.

Like most of MSL’s roster, JUGi was also a member of North, who he played for in May 2019 – January 2020. With North, JUGi won DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019 and placed top-four at the Esports Championship Series Season 7 – Finals.

South Set To Make Their Debut On Wednesday

South will make their debut at the Funspark ULTI 2021 closed qualifiers. Their first match is slated for Wednesday, August 25, when they will face off against MONTE CARLO.

MSL and co. will compete for a ticket leading into the main event, which will kick off on Monday, September 13. The tournament will feature 16 European CS:GO esports teams and a $30,000 prize pool.

Top-12 teams will also book a spot for Funspark ULTI 2021 Season 4, slated to begin in November. Besides trying to compete for the place at the Funspark ULTI 2021 main event, South will also try to get spotted by an organization that will sign them.