The CSPPA, a global representative association for professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players, has welcomed Mads Øland as its full-time CEO. After the organization’s launch in 2018, Øland led CSPPA operations while maintaining his director position of the Danish Football Players’ Association—which he has now left after a 23-year tenure.
In addition, the CSPPA has employed Michael Døi as COO, who will remain legal advisor to the Danish Elite Athletes’ Association (D.E.F) on a part-time basis. Øland remains a director of the D.E.F, which acts as an umbrella organization for Danish athletic associations, as well as individual athletes.
A new chairman and vice chairman have also been voted from among the CSPPA’s board of professional players. Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth, support rifler for Danish team Astralis; and Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, an entry fragger currently signed to Team Liquid; will assume these roles, respectively.
Alongside these two, the CSPPA’s board of players currently consists of Epitacio “Taco” Pessoa of MiBR, Chris “chrisJ” de Jong of mouseports, Tarik “tarik” Celik of Evil Geniuses, Nathan “NBK” of OG, and Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert.