The Chinese Organisation FunPlus Phoenix is set to enter the CS:GO scene for the second time, pending the signing of individual contracts to conclude the acquisition of the European roster of GODSENT.
After months of rumours and reports pointing towards the move, it would be revealed on the celebration of FPX’s Third Anniversary.
The General Manager of FPX’s CS:GO and VALORANT Division, Petar ‘peca’ Marković, quickly took it to Twitter to confirm the negotiations.
While the GODSENT roster could start playing under the FPX banner as soon as January 1, 2021, the future of Luka ‘emi’ Vuković on the project is still largely unknown, as the player wasn’t featured as one of the new faces of FunPlus Phoenix.
The Serbian player has replaced the In-Game Leader Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend for the final leg of the competitive season, with some notable success at the last event of the year, DreamHack Masters Winter, where they reached the Semi-Finals.
DBL Tap has also reported earlier in December that former ENCE player Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi was in negotiations to join the GODSENT roster. As such, the Finn has been rumoured to be the final piece of the 2021 FPX CS:GO squad.
If these negotiations come into fruition, this would mark the second time the Chinese organisation delves into CS:GO. After a rocky entrance in March, failing to transfer the Danish squad of Heroic, as Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen moved to Astralis at the last second, invalidating the deal and originating a legal dispute between the two organisations.
After failed attempts to replace them with Swole Patrol at the brand new Flashpoint Season 1, FPX had to secure the services of Bad News Bears, an org-less North-American roster, to finish the competition, having been absent from the scene ever since.