MAD Lions introduced renewed lineup
Spanish MAD Lions announced they've finished signing players for their new roster. It includes inexperienced players between the ages of 19 and 21, whose names were revealed by insider Polish leaks earlier.
As expected the last team member of the former lineup Tomas "TMB" Bundsbak was joined by Filip "tudsoN" Tudev, Justinas "jL" Lekavicius, Vladimir "Woro2k" Veletniuk, Christers "keen" Darznieks, and Pere "sausol" Solson Saumel. All five have joined the organization in the status of free agents. MAD Lions have described each player individually in the official announcement.
Even though he is the youngest member of our squad, TMB still gives out a strong aura of confidence and shows ownership which is needed to improve individually and as a group. His ultimate motivation is to be a better version of himself and he can be a great influence on the rest of our squad. He appreciates good schedule, supportive coaching staff and for all that he’s a great fit for this team.
Woro has a strong work ethic and is confident that continual efforts will eventually lead him to reach the top. We have identified his passion, creativity and discipline as key strengths for joining this team together with his eagerness to try new things which will be useful for adjusting quickly to the new coaching structure and new teammates.
Sausol is an open-minded, competitive player who understands that at a core of a great team stands a positive environment for which he has a lot to offer. He is already familiar with going out of his comfort zone by experimenting different approaches, so we believe that Sausol has what it takes to thrive in this new team. He believes that he is ready to step up his game and we are confident that we can offer the best environment for him to take a leap.
Although confident in his abilities and strengths, he is also humble and hard-working, constantly looking for growth, both as a person and as a player. TudsoN’s easy-going and playful personality with strong listening skills will be helpful for adapting to a completely new roster with a new set of rules. We believe that the structure we are offering is going to be like a trampoline for him to soar.
Having started his climb to become pro 3 years ago he has not faltered since despite the difficulties and multiple obligations he had in parallel such as finishing school and having a job. He has followed his principles based on responsibility, organisation and continual improvement in & out of game which has caught our attention. Keen is solution-focused, gritty and consistent in his approach and this makes him a perfect fit for our squad.
The club also has plans to expand to a seven-man lineup in the near future. Allan "Rejin" Petersen, who has joined MAD Lions as senior manager of the CS:GO division since early February, has shared this information in a comment to HLTV.org.
The freshly-formed squad will debut on March 30 at the Funspark ULTI 2021 Europe Regional Series 1 tournament. In the opening match of the group stage, the Lions will meet Sprout.
MAD Lions' lineup:
Thomas "TMB" Bundsback.
Filip "tudsoN" Tudev
Justinas "jL" Lekavicius
Vladimir "Woro2k" Veletniuk
Christers "keen" Darznieks
Pere "sausol" Solson Saumel
Jakub "kuben" Górczyński (coach)