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Published: January 6, 2023

Written by: Isabella Aslam


  • A recent publication announced Bad News Eagles are joining GODSENT
  • It turns out this was false and based on wrongly communicated information
  • GODSENT is instead teasing the signing of another team

Bad News Eagles’ manager, James “?BanKs?” Banks, had to speak out on Twitter to clear up the rumors that the team is going to sign GODSENT.

BNE Manager Denies Rumors

The world of esports is full of errors, just like any other sport. It is not unheard of for publications to get their facts incorrectly and spread false information without wanting to. Professional CS:GO is no exception to that and the most recent blunder saw the Portuguese publication Fraglider.pt spread the rumor that Bad News Eagles are set to sign with GODSENT.

The false news of the Kosovar team joining GODSENT quickly circulated around yesterday, prompting a reaction from the team itself. BNE’s manager James “?BanKs?” Banks had to take to Twitter to clear up the misunderstanding. “I do not know where these rumors came from but Bad News Eagles are not joining GODSENT,” the Kosovar team’s manager wrote. 

It seems the rumor is not entirely baseless as Banks explained in his tweet that GODSENT did offer a good deal to the Kosovar team. However, the catch was that BNE had to represent the organization at the last Major with an option to extend it, but the team did not agree to this. Banks said this was the end of the talks. 

Why Did This Miscommunication Come About?

Another reason for the spreading of the false rumor is the fact that GODSENT has stayed without a team since June 2022. The majority of their Brazilian lineup then was signed by 00NATION. In November, Counter-Strike 1.6 legend and former NiP CEO Emil “?HeatoN?” Christensen joined the organization as a co-CEO. The organization then announced its intention to make a Swedish lineup.

Those intentions might soon become true as GODSENT recently teased the signing of a new CS:GO roster. However, the organization is yet to reveal its composition. Meanwhile, Bad News Eagles members have been on the hunt for an organization for over a year since departing BLINK. Ever since then, the team has been making a name for themselves through their showings at the last two Majors.

BNE performed well at the Challengers Stage at PGL Major Antwerp with a 3-2 record, securing wins over Eternal Fire, Imperial, and MIBR in the process. However, the team was eliminated from the Legends Stage in last place. 

The team performed better at the IEM Road to Rio Major, going flawlessly through the first Swiss stage with a 3-0 record. BNE then shocked FaZe in the 0-2 elimination pool by sending the European lineup home early. However, that was to be the team’s peak during the event, as they ended up eliminated shortly after that.

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