B.O.O.T. acquire dsn as coach

by theScore Staff Sep 30 2016
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Chinese CS:GO team B.O.O.T have acquired former Fnatic player Harley "dsn" Örwall as their coach, according to a press release from the organization.

B.O.O.T have shown some promising results in 2016, finishing fourth in the NEA Beijing Esports Open 2016 and fourth in the CS:GO Super League 2016, but have been inconsistent overall.

The team’s general manager Qi “Vash” Yan says that they brought in dsn to make up for their lack of experience and that he will be moving to Shanghai to live with the team in their training house.

“The team has already had several outings with the best teams in China, but due to the lack of experience within the group, we could not capitalize on advantages when ahead in the game and thus oftentimes came up short,” Yan said in the team’s statement. “Harley impressed us with his extensive knowledge of the game. With his experience and analytical approach to things, we believe that he will be a valuable asset to the team moving forward.”

dsn was a member of Fnatic's CS 1.6 roster for over six years, playing alongside the likes of Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "cArn" Sättermon. dsn retired from competitive gaming over five years ago on Sept. 7, 2011.

"I think to be a part of Chinese e-sports at this point in time is very exciting, and moving to Shanghai will also be beneficial for one of my personal goals, to speak fluent Chinese, a project I set out on nine months ago," dsn said in the team’s statement.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev. You can follow him on Twitter.