Godsent haven't quite found their feet since the Swedish shuffle...
5 players who can make GODSENT a tier one team
The most glaring issue with GODSENT’s current form is the lack of an IGL who can frag at top level. Pronax may have been a key component to Fnatic’s success, but he’s carrying the worst performance in his entire career on his back with GODSENT, the weight only slightly relieved by his past prestige.
On top of this, Znajder and Disco have little impact on the game, and we’re still yet to see another showcase of Lekr0’s potential of the kind we saw at DreamHack Malmo.
Furthermore, Twist is still an enigma. He’s undoubtedly talented, but lacks experience having only ever played at top level during his stint with LGB. Call it an unrefined talent.
Mikail “Maikelele” Bill
Maikelele could provide a much-needed figure around which to rally for GODSENT. He has a ton of experience competing and winning at the highest level, something that is hard to find in players let alone free agents.
Unlike most of the players on this list, his fierce play-making ability and aggressive style is very much a style you live and die by.
When not on form he can quickly become a detriment within and outside of the game, but when at his best he truly is a player that will take over maps, and win tournaments for his team.
Starladder S2 was a prime example. Stepping in for Pyth, Maikelele rose to the occasion and gave NiP the dedicated Awper with playmaking potential that they needed, and played a big part in winning them the tournament.
Adding him to GODSENT’s line-up would mean moving Twist/Disco to secondary awp/rifle. Both players have a slight overall statistical edge on Maikelele, however, he surpasses them both with a kill% of 26% with the awp.
His Awp also outperforms both Twist and Disco on Cobblestone, GODSENT’s weakest map so his addition could help strengthen their map pool.
Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi
Pyth would be another solid choice for GODSENT. He has great experience playing top level CS and has proven to be a stabilising force, boasting a strong K/D ratio of 1.4 and a +379 K/D difference. He also played a part in NiP’s success at DreamHack Malmo and IEM Oakland in 2016.
His strength lies partly in his versatility. He’s demonstrated consistency as a support player, and has showen glimpses of class but has yet to find a team and role that allows him to reach his full potential
Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
But the most vital change GODSENT could make would be one designed to address their biggest weakness. Taking on Epsilon’s REZ, GODSENT could finally have an IGL with high frag power.
With a young, raw talent like REZ coming into the line-up it would force the experienced IGL and legend Pronax out. A smart move would be to utilise Pronax’s experience and knowledge of the game and make him team coach.
Pronax could also use his experience of competing and winning at the highest level to mould REZ’s raw talent in the hopes of making him the next great Swedish IGL.
Finally, there is the matter of who REZ could be paired with if acquired by GODSENT. Epsilon is also home to freddieB, who shares good chemistry with REZ – which brings us onto our next pick.
Fredrik “freddieb” Buö
freddieB is a strong and stable support player, not so prone to flashy play. This could actually be just what GODSENT need; as it stands, the team is currently packed with would-be star players, all vying for glory.
Having a solid and dependable backbone to the team would help address this imbalance, and grant the team ‘stars’ a more secure platform.
His dependability isn’t limited to supporting the more showy players though. A healthy 67% win rate in clutch situations in the past three months shows that freddieB can increasingly be relied upon in his own right.
Of course, both Rez and freddieB are contracted to Epsilon. GODSENT will have to find a way to prise this solid pairing from their current team, and that’ll be no easy feat.
David “jayzwalkingz” Kempner
Finally, we come to our wild card option. It would be a risk, but could be an exciting move for GODSENT to take: signing JayZwalking.
JayZwalking is currently at Fnatic Academy. You might wonder if it’s a wise move, but JayZwalking made a name for himself playing for Crowns. The team finished 2nd at the ESEA Season 22 Global Premier Challenge in Katowice, and JayZwalking had the 3rd highest k/d ratio at 1.31.
Having shown flashes of brilliance against pretty formidable teams, JayZwalking clearly has star potential. On top of that, GODSENT aren’t a team with the financial weight to always pick top veteran players – they simply have to take risks.