Copenhagen Flames are back with a vengeance at IEM Katowice

On Tuesday, the Copenhagen Flames became the first team to advance out of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice play-in stage and into the group stage by beating the Ninjas in Pyjamas in a best-of-three. Even with NiP playing without star player Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz, few predicted the Flames to come out on top. The Flames’ […]

Copenhagen Flames are back with a vengeance at IEM Katowice

On Tuesday, the Copenhagen Flames became the first team to advance out of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice play-in stage and into the group stage by beating the Ninjas in Pyjamas in a best-of-three.

Even with NiP playing without star player Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz, few predicted the Flames to come out on top. The Flames’ struggles from recent months were erased as they beat Fnatic and then NiP without dropping a map.

The Copenhagen Flames said they came into the Katowice play-ins lacking confidence. Still, they felt the “LAN vibes” and the significance of the event that was lacking in the post-PGL Major Tier 2 circuit tournaments.

“We’re all really excited to play this event again, close to the level of the major,” AWPer Nico “nicoodoz” Tamjid said. “It’s going to be great to play on LAN again and make a few upsets.”

“It will be easier than I thought to get away from the bad mentality or whatever we had before,” Fredrik “roeJ” Jørgensen said. “Hopefully we can continue to do what we did back at the major and perform well on LAN.”