21 Oct 2023
Tit Krajnik 21 Oct 2023
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  • GODSENT announced the signing of Sean "eraa" Knutsson on Friday, October 20
  • Eraa joins GODSENT as a replacement for Johan "Hype" Engblom
  • Eera has already stood in for hype in the Swiss group stage of YaLLa Compass Fall
Sean "eraa" Knutsson
On Friday, October 20, Swedish esports organisation GODSENT announced the signing of Sean "eraa" Knutsson. The 22-year-old Counter-Strike player joins GODSENT as a replacement for Johan "Hype" Engblom after a successful stint as a stand-in.

GODSENT announced the signing of eraa just a day following the departure of hype and Erik "ztr" Gustafsson, who were let go from the lineup on Thursday, October 19. This marks the first roster change for GODSENT since the Swedish team signed hype and Jonatan "bobeksde" Persson and moved Maikil "Golden" Selim from coach to player at the start of August.

Ztr, who was moved to the bench amid the recent roster changes, had three months left on his loan deal from Ninjas in Pyjamas. Meanwhile, hype was moved to the bench because he decided to take a break from professional Counter-Strike due to personal reasons.

This ends hype's short two-month stint with GODSENT, during which he hasn't appeared in a single Counter-Strike tournament but has helped GODSENT compete in four qualifiers. That included the two Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023: European Open qualifiers, where GODSENT placed 33rd-64th and 17th-32nd and Subway Suberior League Season 2: Open Qualifier #5 and Tele2 Gaming: Road to DreamHack - Open Qualifier #3, which GODSENT won earlier this month.

On the other side, the newest addition, eraa, joined GODSENT as a stand-in earlier this month and made his debut for the Swedish team at Tele2 Gaming: Road to DreamHack, where he helped GODSENT to first place.

Eraa previously played for GamerLegion for nearly two years, between July 2020 and June 2022, before joining Young Ninjas for one year. With GamerLegion, eraa has achieved some success in lesser events and continued posting solid results with Young Ninjas, helping the team win WePlay Academy League Season 6.

Throughout his stints with GamerLegion and Young Ninjas, eraa has averaged a 1.06 and 1.07 rating and has proven himself as a promising prospect.

Eraa and GODSENT are currently competing in YaLLa Compass Fall 2023: Contenders Stage, where the Swedish squad won their first-round match against The Chosen Few (2-1), largely thanks to eraa, who averaged the server-highest 1.25 performance rating.