The Copenhagen Flames made a surprising announcement over the weekend, revealing a brand new, all-Danish Rocket League roster consisting of Nicolai “Maestro” Bang, Kasper “Pwndx” Nielsen, and Oliver “Waffle” Winter.
It’s a veteran roster with plenty of experience between them. Maestro played five RLCS seasons and has a Season 3 championship title with Northern Gaming (although he missed the finals). Pwndx played three seasons in the RLCS , most notably with Excel Esports, and Waffle was a Gfinity Elite Series runner-up in Season 3 with Team Envy.
However, it’s the middle of the Rocket League Championship Series season—and these players aren’t currently in the RLCS or the Rival Series. Today, manager and coach Lasse “Fuzz” Geugjes shed a bit more light on the move in a post on the Flames website, writing that the team came together quickly to compete in the Danish YouSee League. And for now, that’s all they have planned.
We’re happy to announce our return to #RocketLeague! 🥳
— Copenhagen Flames (@CPHFlames) October 17, 2019
“We only had five days to get all the practicalities in place with contracts and everything else, but this lineup was too good for us to pass up and we made it work,” wrote Fuzz. “Now we’re looking forward to getting off the ground and prove—not only to Denmark, but internationally—that we have a dangerous team that can stand its own against the best teams in Europe and the world.”
“To start, it’s only 100% that we’re participating in the YouSee League,” he continued. “All other tournaments will be evaluated on a running basis—and we will probably be signing up for more as we go.”
Maestro and Pwndx competed together in the European Rival Series last season, teaming with Mohamad “MummiSnow” Salameh as The Vikings. Unfortunately, their 3-4 league play performance wasn’t enough to keep them in the league. We’re certainly curious to see the Copenhagen Flames play together—and if this team sticks together for the longer haul.