GamerLegion have completed their CS:GO line-up with the signing of a new head coach in Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl, as a replacement for Daniel "djL" Narancic, who left the team in January 2019.
As revealed on Wednesday, March 11, Gix will take over as the new head coach of the Swedish CS:GO roster GamerLegion, marking his return to the CS:GO scene for the first time since October 2017.
Gux started his Counter-Strike career in 2004, when he played for Cisco 9 and later played under Lack of Skillz, Lesbian Artifact, Volt-gaming, Eyeballers, Blank, Fnatic, H2k, SK Gaming and LIONS. Gux retired from Counter-Strike 1.6 on June 23, 2012, in a bid to return to school and study engineering. At that time, Gux also noted that he could return to the esports scene, but as a League of Legends player for Fnatic, however, that never came to be.
In June 2017, Gux announced his return to Counter-Strike scene when he joined ex-Dark Passage team where he played alongside Özgür "woxic" Eker and Issa "ISSAA" Murad. The team renamed themselves to Gux & Friends in celebration of Gux's return to the competitive CS scene. Gux & Friends, however, failed to see much success and found themselves relegated from ESEA Premier down to Main division, which ushered the team's disbandment.
Woxic and ISSAA were both acquired by HellRaisers, while, Gux joined Blank, where he remained only for a few weeks before the team suddenly disappeared from the scene and disbanded in October 2017. Since then, Gux was nowhere to be seen in the competitive CS:GO scene and has now made his second return as a head coach of GamerLegion.
Although Gux failed to reach any notable accolades during his CS:GO career, he has established himself as one of the best Counter-Strike 1.6 players in the world while playing under Fnatic. With the Swedish squad, Gux won numerous tournaments, including DreamHack Winter 2011, EM VI Global Challenge Guangzhou, Komplett Gamer Challenge #2 and IEM V Global Challenge Shanghai, to name a few, yet his most notable achievement came in May 2009, when he won Intel Extreme Masters III, only two months after joining Fnatic.
"Back to competitive gaming once again, thank you for this opportunity GamerLegion, let's accomplish great things together," said Gux.
Gux will now take over GamerLegion as their new head coach, hoping he can help his new team reach success on the international stage. GamerLegion are currently sitting at 39th spot in the world rankings and are ranked as third-best Swedish team, behind Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic.
Since the turn of the year, GamerLegion appeared in a handful of events, most of which were qualifiers, however, failed to see much success in either of them. In January, GamerLegion finished ninth-16th at Intel Extreme Masters XIV - World Championship: European Open Qualifier #2 and later 17th-32nd at DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020: European Open Qualifier.
The Swedes managed to bounce back with a title-winning run at CMD368 Championship at the end of the month but failed to translate the momentum into February when they failed to produce much noise during European Minor Championship Open Qualifiers. At Europe Minor Championship - Rio 2020: Open Qualifier #1 they finished fifth-eighth and later pocketed 18th-32nd and ninth-16th place finish at in the second and third stage respectively.
Most recently, GamerLegion also attended Flashpoint Season 1: European Qualifier, yet only made it to Round 5 of the Lower Bracket, where they lost to Team Spirit and finished the event at a seventh-eighth place.
Hoping to find better success, GamerLegion already signed AWPer William "draken" Sundin in February and now added the experienced Gux, hoping he can lead the team to more fruitful results in March and beyond.
GamerLegion CS:GO squad is now:
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Fredrik "freddieb" Buö
Dennis "dennis" Edman
William "draken" Sundin
Alfred "RuStY" Karlsson
Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl - coach
Written by KrajnikT
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