Danish native CSGO in game leader Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen is thankfully officially out of inactivity after TITANS a new esports organization, finally released its roster that was previously known as GORILLAZ, a project originally initialized by Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Miikka “suNny” Kemppi around April 2021, earlier this week.
MSL has recently spent most of his time on the sidelines of competitive CSGO betting waiting for a new opportunity since North shut down its competitive roster in February 2021.
The DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 MVP played a lot of official games on different teams during this period of time, while he awaited Tier 1 possible offers, before returning to a full time schedule with TITANS, where he’ll look to in game lead Miikka “suNny” Kemppi, Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný, Anton “supra” Tšernobai, and Magnus “Nodios” Olsen with the expertise and assistance of head coach Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov.
MSL via Twitter:
“Happy to be back competing officially after more than a year away. Looking forward to meet the guys in 2 days at the bootcamp and grind hard for the upcoming season! Lets go Titans”
During this period of inactivity, the former North captain had his personal doubts but never contemplated quitting competitive CSGO. MSL in a recent interview with Jaxon:
“I’ve never thought about quitting, but I’ve definitely had doubts about myself, as I think most players have at times, especially people who have been at the top and have fallen further down”
“I still feel, and when I see other teams, that I’m at a high tactical level, and I still have the spark to continue and work hard. In the end, it’s not about all the defeats, but if you can fight through them, learn from them and become stronger and thereby hopefully achieve something again.”
MSL stated that he had a couple of offers that were more attractive than the one he got from the TITANS org from a pure financial standpoint but didn’t accept them because he didn’t feel the lineup was strong enough to compete.
TITANS’ first objective according to MSL, will be to achieve the top 20 ranks in the world by the second half of the 2022 season. In order to do this, the international team will have to overcome a handful of open qualifiers and tournaments so they can earn a spot in later Tier 1 tournaments like the ones directly organized by ESL and BLAST.
MSL knows that he and his teammates will face a lot of hardships throughout this process. He’ll look to get inspiration and strength from ENCE captain Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer, who became one of the best in game leaders in the world in 2022 after years of experience in which he struggled to compete at the Tier 1 level.
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“I’m happy where I’ve ended up and hope I can get my career back on its feet”
“It goes fast once you achieve something. Just look at Snappi. He’s gone from not being a particularly recognized IGL to being one of the best in the world! It also inspires me to come back even stronger.”
TITANS will go for a period of boot camping ahead of the start of the second half of the CSGO season so the roster is prepared to start playing official games once again. Make sure to stay tuned as the CSGO odds summer break is coming to an end and we’ll be sharing our CSGO betting sites for the upcoming events!