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Report: FunPlus Phoenix to enter VALORANT, sign FABRIKEN and PartyParrots members

Written By    Germanicus  -  Share:

According to a report published today by esports blogger HaloofThoughts, Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix are set to enter the European VALORANT scene, and sign members from the recently disbanded SKADE and PartyParrots rosters.

FunPlus Phoenix will be best known for their League of Legends roster, which went from a relatively unassuming Chinese team to the dominant world champions. They’ve been looking to broaden their horizons globally as of late, initially trying to acquire the European CS:GO roster of Heroic before settling on Bad News Bears in North America. This sets a precedent for further global investment, now into VALORANT.

European fans have long theorized what it could look like if European heavyweights FABRIKEN and PartyParrots merged, and it looks like these wishes will be coming true. The complete reported roster for FunPlus Phoenix is Pontus "Zyppan" Eek, Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström, and Johan "Meddo" Lundborg from FABRIKEN, along with Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and Andrey "Shao" Kiprsky from PartyParrots.

Initially, the combo of Zyppan and Shao stands out. The two have each been some of Europe’s most deadly players, and if they can find chemistry, FunPlus Phoenix could be incredibly exciting. The main issue will likely be language problems - with 3 Swedish players and 2 CIS players, the language differences will have to be overcome for FunPlus Phoenix to be truly competitive. But if they can make it work, FunPlus Phoenix has the potential to challenge the likes of G2 Esports at the top of European competition.

FunPlus Phoenix's reported roster is:

Pontus "Zyppan" Eek Tobias "ShadoW" Flodström Johan "Meddo" Lundborg Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow Andrey "Shao" Kiprsky

Comments

G2 disliked that
2020-08-02 19:50
Sources: Dude trust me
2020-08-02 19:55
Lol, I did this for a year and a half in OWL with good success. Wouldn't be doing it here if I didn't have the sources
2020-08-03 07:37
Bet. Any guess on the time frame on this announcement?
2020-08-05 11:54
so what language will they do comms in? don't think this will work unless they're all fluent in english
2020-08-02 22:01
diceyzx | Germanicus
No idea, and I doubt all of them are. If they can get it figured out then they have the names to be at the top of EU valorant, but until we see them play, the comms will always be a lingering question.
2020-08-02 22:13
Meddo and ANGE1 used to play on international teams on CS and Swedes in general tend to be very good at english. I'm pretty sure Shao speaks english too though i'm not too sure
2020-08-02 22:41
tbh I wouldn't worry much about language - i always take G2 CSGO example - it will be rough in the beginning but eventually things get better for sure.
2020-08-03 05:51
This team looks sick
2020-08-02 22:42
contenders to G2??????
2020-08-03 00:45
Only if worlds take place in Paris.
2020-08-03 05:57
I wish I could upvote this lmao
2020-08-03 16:16
+1
2020-08-06 00:49
ron
the only question mark here is shao
2020-08-03 00:53
wtf?
2020-08-03 07:20
Weird mix of players
2020-08-03 04:48
+1
2020-08-03 15:20
woulda been better without ange1...
2020-08-05 13:05

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