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GuardiaN joins Dignitas on loan for Flashpoint after Hallzerk visa issues

by Andrew Amos
StarLadder

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After being benched by Natus Vincere, Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács is donning a yellow-and-black of a different kind, joining Dignitas for Flashpoint after Håkon ‘hallzerk’ Fjærli was denied entry into the United States.

GuardiaN is looking to re-establish himself at the top of CS:GO, rejoining an active lineup after being benched at Natus Vincere.

He will be helping out Dignitas, who will be without the services of AWPer hallzerk for the start of the upcoming Flashpoint season in the United States.

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Dignitas announced the roster swap on March 9, less than a week out from the start of Flashpoint, after failing to secure a visa for the Norwegian rookie on time.

“Guardian will play for Dignitas CS:GO during Flashpoint, on loan from Natus Vincere,” the organization said. “Hallzerk will not participate until his visa is sorted.”

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity,” GuardiaN added. “Always wanted to play with these CS legends, finally I can experience it for a few games.”

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Hallzerk, Dignitas’ rookie AWPer, has been making waves since joining some of CS:GO’s most experienced players on the Swedish roster. However, for now, he will be watching on from the sidelines while his visa hangs in limbo.

“Sucks not being able help the guys in the new Flashpoint league,” said Hallzerk. “Hopefully the visa issues can be sorted out ASAP. Thanks to GuardiaN for helping on such a short notice.”

GuardiaN was benched by Na`Vi in January after a string of poor performances since rejoining the Ukrainian team. After swapping the Slovakian AWPer for Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy, the team has seen success, winning IEM Katowice and topping their BLAST Premier group.

The veteran AWPer slotting in with the four former members of Ninjas in Pyjamas at Dignitas is a throwback to an era gone by. It will be a treat for long-time CS:GO fans, even if it's just for one event.

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Dignitas are one of 12 teams in Flashpoint, who have established themselves as a competitor to ESL’s Pro League setup. Cloud9, c0ntact, Gen.G, MAD Lions, MIBR, Envy, BIG, and Orgless are participating, alongside three unnamed teams.

Flashpoint begins on March 13.