Swedish CS:GO organisation Godsent has been revived one year after closing down following a merge with fellow Swedish organisation The Final Tribe, expanding the brand into multiple new esports titles.
In an official press release, it is revealed that the merge will see The Final Tribe players in Dota 2, League of Legends and Hearthstone rebrand as Godsent. The Final Tribe’s CS:GO roster has been disbanded, with retired Swedish veteran and three-time Major winner Markus “pronax” Wallsten leading the team.
Pronax announced his retirement in May 2019, with a Tweet stating that he is “moving on to something bigger than myself”, suggesting his leadership role will help form a roster with the potential to return Sweden to its former status as a Counter-Strike powerhouse. The new roster is expected to be announced by the end of September following the conclusion of the StarLadder Berlin Major.
Godsent was originally founded by pronax in 2016 and saw the legendary fnatic trio of Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, Jesper “JW” Wecksell and Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson swapped in and out of the roster. After two years in the scene, Godsent ceased operations in June 2018 following the withdrawal of RFRSH and the remaining players were sold to Red Reserve.
With both Ancient and Chaos disbanding this rosters and fnatic putting Xizt and Twist on the bench, there is a strong mix of young talent and experienced veterans to build an impressive new Swedish roster under the iconic brand.
The Final Tribe was formed in 2017 and they launched with a Dota 2 team including Adrian “Era” Kryeziu. The 2019 lineup played in The International 2019 Europe Qualifier and made it to the Grand Finals, but a second place finish at the hands of Chaos saw them fall short at the final hurdle.
With all teams and players representing Godsent going forward, The Final Tribe will no longer be represented as part of the brand. Instead, the ‘culture’ will be brought into the Godsent merger according to the release presentation available on the official Godsent website.