Team Falcons bomb out of CS2 Copenhagen Major RMR after spending millions

Declan Mclaughlin

Team Flacons have bombed out of the CS2 Copenhagen Major RMR after losing to AMKAL in an elimination match, a historic low for many players on the roster.

Team Falcons were trying to create a super team in the 2023/24 CS2 off-season and have reportedly spent millions on player acquisitions. The organization scooped up former Astralis and Vitality coach, Danny ‘zonic’ Sørensen, and also recruited two Danish players, Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif and Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer, to join the squad.

The Saudi-Arabian esports organization also reportedly tried to recruit G2’s Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač and Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov, but failed to bring them on board. Team Falcons eventually settled for a mixed nationalities roster with players from Jordan, Montenegro, and Spain rounding out the squad.

Their first big test was IEM Katowice, which saw the squad place top four. But, the Falcons have flopped in a big way during the CS2 Copenhagen Major qualifiers, losing out in the RMRs.

Tem Falcons bomb out of CS2 Copenhagen Major qualifiers

Team Falcons started the qualifiers strong against the French squad 3DMAX, winning their best-of-one matchup on Nuke in Round 1. However, it was all downhill after that.

The team lost to FaZe and Eternal Fire directly after and then lost an elimination best-of-three match 2-1 against the Russian side AMKAL ESPORTS.

“Most disappointing moment of my Career. Sorry,” Magisk said on social media after the loss.

The PGL Copenhagen Major will be the first Counter-Strike Major to not feature Zonic, who was the architect behind the Astrails CS:GO dynasty. Magisk will also miss his first Major in six years thanks to the loss in the qualifier. Both the player and coach choose to pursue the project with Team Flacons after two years of success with Team Vitality, and lifting the 2023 Paris Major trophy.

Team Falcons have more BLAST and ESL events to look forward to, but the team will have to wait for IEM Dallas for another shot at international glory.