BLEED Esports Add lauNX

02 Jan 2024
Tit Krajnik 02 Jan 2024
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  • BLEED Esports announced Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea as latest addition to the new Counter-Strike project
  • The 18-year-old Romanian CS player joined BLEED on Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • With the signing of lauNX, BLEED Esports need just one more player to finalise the roster
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On Tuesday, January 2, BLEED Esports announced Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea as the latest addition to the new Counter-Strike roster. LauNX joins BLEED as the fourth signing since the Singaporean esports organisation announced it is building a Counter-Strike lineup, albeit only on loan.

The 18-year-old rifler is mainly known for his time at Sprout, where he qualified for Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major in November 2022. Since the miracle run, lauNX has spent nearly one more year with the German esports team before leaving for Team Falcons.

LauNX hasn't accomplished much at Team Falcons, failing to place higher than the top eight across seven tournaments. The lack of success and team Falcons' intentions of rebuilding the lineup saw lauNX leave the team in November, and he has been a free agent ever since.

As confirmed by BLEED Esports' coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović, lauNX joins BLEED only on loan; however, BLEED Esports will have the first option to buy him out after the Shanghai Major.

“Just to make things clear, Launx is on loan for full 2024 with us having the 1st option to buy him out on already agreed price after Shanghai Major. Thats the way Falcons wanted and both Bleed and Launx agreed.”

With the addition of lauNX, BLEED Esports' lineup now fields four players, including Josef "faveN" Baumann, Hampus "hampus" Poser, and Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov. It's unclear who BLEED will sign to complete the roster; however, as confirmed by head coach kassad, BLEED approached Max "maxster" Jansson but failed to complete the move.

That was mainly because PGL couldn't confirm whether maxster – who is Ninjas in Pyjamas' registered substitute – would be allowed to compete for BLEED Esports in the upcoming Major cycle. Moreover, BLEED approached former G2 Esports player Justin "jks" Savage, but that deal was also unsuccessful.

BLEED are now still one player short of completing the lineup ahead of the RMR tournaments. And with time quickly running out, BLEED Esports should announce the fifth member shortly.