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North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, Swole Patrol, has accepted a position in ESL Pro League Season 11. Currently active in season 33 of Mountain Dew League (MDL), the team has seen great success. They’re currently fifth place in the league with a 14-3 record.
Swole Patrol, formerly eUnited, was relegated from ESL Pro League amid the organization’s reformatting last season. In early March, team member Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir announced that eUnited had chosen to part ways with its former pro league roster.
— Ryan Abadir (@FreakazoidA) March 8, 2020
Since the team’s release, the organization hasn’t made a statement regarding its future involvement in CSGO. Despite their struggles, Swole Patrol stuck together, their recent performance highlights their relentless dedication towards success.
ESL Pro League put out a statement today unveiling the league’s reformatting. The statement added that Swole Patrol would be taking the place of Renegades. Renegades have chosen to sit this season of EPL out in an effort to limit international travel for safety reasons. Therefore, Swole Patrol is now in Group C with Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, FURIA, and another to-be-determined team.
Swole Patrol making their way into EPL means the boys will no longer participate in MDL this season. This puts teams who have already beaten the former eUnited team in a precarious position because teams who may have lost to the squad will be awarded a forfeit win (FFW).
In particular, teams looking to secure a playoff spot may miss out on because Rugratz, Monstars, and Swole Identity will receive a FFW. The forfeit affects Mythic and Bad News Bears in particular because they’re two of the three losses under Swole Patrol’s belt with current seeding for playoffs.
Moving forward, the boys still do not have organization representation. Amid ESL’s announcement, rumors suggest that Heroic may consider picking the team up after the recent loss of their Danish roster to FunPlus Phoenix.
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Minna Adel Rubio is an esports journalist with an interest in first-person-shooter games. She specializes in class-based, arena, and tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. Additionally, Minna is a senior CS:GO guides writer at Dignitas and a graduate student. Catch her on Twitter for memes and more content!