Swedish organisation Godsent has announced its return after it ceased operations in June 2018.
The Final Tribe, another Swedish organisation, has acquired all of Godsent’s assets, rights, and accounts. Going forward, its players will represent the Godsent brand.
Godsent ceased its activities last year with the buyout of its CS:GO team by Red Reserve. The organisation was founded in 2016 by three-time CS:GO Major champion Markus “pronax” Wallsten, who is now the second-largest shareholder in the company.
The Final Tribe was founded in 2017. Earlier this year, it carried out a ‘crowd equity funding campaign’ which brought investment from fans and attention of national mainstream media. It houses teams in Dota 2, Hearthstone, League of Legends, and CS:GO – all of which now represent Godsent.
Following the merger, Ludwig Sandgren, CEO of The Final Tribe remains in his position, while Henrik Denebrandt, CEO of Godsent serves as Deputy CEO of the merged entity.
Expectations for the team are high, as stated in a presentation: “Today Denmark and Finland are the best in the world in CS:GO and have demonstrated what true Nordic professionalism means. Godsent will walk a similar however unique path to greatness by bringing The Final Tribe’s legacy of professionalism and sophistication into the core of Godsent culture and by building a CS:GO team that speaks true potential.”
Esports Insider says: This merger is a great opportunity for Swedish esports. With Godsent’s CS:GO experience through pronax, and The Final Tribe resources, it could well become one of the biggest esports brands in the Nordics. The challenge, however, is to grow internationally and build teams that will reach the top of their respective game.