GamerLegion have unveiled the signing of William "draken" Sundin, who will complete their all-Swedish CS:GO roster ahead of their ESEA Season 33 campaign.
The arrival of draken to GamerLegion has been rumoured at the start of January amidst the news of Tim "nawwk" Jonasson's departure to Ninjas in Pyjamas. While there were no announcements regarding the supposed signing for almost a month, the rumours have finally come to fruition this Saturday, February 2, when GamerLegion announced the signing of draken on their official Twitter page with a short 30-second video.
The 24-year-old Swedish AWPer started his CS:GO career in 2015 when he joined Aftermatch. He later played for European Misfits, Cringe Gods, Epsilon eSports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fnatic, Red Reserve, Uruguay3, Team Ancient and most recently team Japaleno. Draken left Japaleno after only two months on November 7, 2019, alongside his former teammate Simon "tabz" Feldt who joined Team LDLC and later in mid-January teamed up with Demolition Crew.
Throughout his five-year career, draken played for 10 teams, with whom he failed to remain for a prolonged period of time, as most of his CS:GO career was plagued with a lot of instability when it came to finding a permanent home. The longest he has spent with a single team was his 15-month stay with Ninjas in Pyjamas in 2017-2018, and four-month stay in Red Reserve later in 2018-2019.
In his career, draken has won countless tournaments, including World Cyber Arena 2016 World Finals, Intel Extreme Masters XII - Oakland, as well as Esports Championship Series Season 7 - Europe to name a few. Suffice to say, draken is a highly experienced player who will now help GamerLegion rise the ranks and contest CS:GO events throughout 2020.
Thanks to his experience with playing in 10 CS:GO teams, draken will feel like at home at GamerLegion, seeing how he at one point or another already played with all four members of GamerLegion. His longest partnership was with Fredrik "freddieb" Buö, with whom he played at Cringe Gods, Epsilon eSports, Red Reserve, Team Ancient and Jalapeno.
Draken has already made his first appearance in GamerLegion jersey this Saturday at Europe Minor Championship - Rio 2020: Open Qualifier #1, where GamerLegion were chasing a ticket for the closed qualifiers for the first CS:GO Major Championship of the season.
Despite their best efforts, however, the Swedes failed to deliver. Having previously defeated No Limit Gaming (16-7) and LDLC (16-4), GamerLegion entered round of 16, where they decimated Apeks (16-9), but fell flat in a hard-fought quarter-finals match against Dignitas (21-25), who denied them a spot in the semi-finals.
Draken ended his first game for GamerLegion with +2 KD, 57.1 ADR, 60% KAST and 1.02 rating. In the match against Dignitas, however, draken earned +4 KD, 66.1 ADR, 69.6% KAST and 0.98 rating.
GAMERLEGION CS:GO ROSTER FOR 2020:
Fredrik "freddieb" Buö
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Alfred "RuStY" Karlsson
Dennis "dennis" Edman
William "draken" Sundin
Written by KrajnikT
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