FunPlus Phoenix Leaves CSGO After a Year of Limited Success
After almost a year of experimenting and matches, FunPlus Phoenix leaves behind CSGO. Back in January 2021, FunPlus Phoenix announced they were heading into CSGO, picking up the GODSENT lineup. The team started with temporary players, but that was changed around April. Despite having a solid team, it just didn’t add up to any measure of real success for FunPlus Phoenix, and the org leaves the CSGO game behind for greener pastures. They weren’t the worst team in CSGO, but they didn’t make any waves, unfortunately.
FunPlus Phoenix Leaves CSGO, Players Can Explore Other Options:
Liquipedia paints a pretty grim picture for the year FunPlus Phoenix had in CSGO, that’s for sure. The squad did take second place in a pair of events (A-Tier and B-Tier), everything else was 7th-8th at best, and 17th-20th at worst. It just didn’t work out to be successful for FunPlus Phoenix here. Though FunPlus Phoenix leaves CSGO, the other players can go elsewhere. The org made an announcement via Twitter:
“Today, we’ve made the decision to discontinue our investment in CS:GO division. In the last two years, we have experienced many ups and downs together, and we’ve made a lot of amazing achievements. However, due to the limitations and difficulties during our remote management, we feel that a change has to be made. We are so grateful to our colleagues, companions and players for their hard works and dedication. All our members now are available to explore more options in CS:GO esports, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!”
This is the second attempt for FunPlus Phoenix to find success in CSGO, and once again, it wound up as a failure. They tried previously, in 2020, but with es3tag joining Astralis, things fell through. Jesse “zehN” Linjala, Martin “STYKO” Styk, Pavle “maden” Bošković, Asger “farlig” Jensen, and Luka “emi” Vuković did their best, but at least they can find a home with another team.