North have moved Philip “aizy” Aistrup and Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen to the transfer list the organization has announced. This is effective immediately and will see Kristoffer “Kristou” Aamand brought back from his loan to AGF and Rasmus “kreaz” Johansson brought in on trial.
“I’d like to thank Mathias and Philip, they are two of North’s longest servants across their time here and have helped shape and re-shape North through many years,” Graham Pitt, Head of Esports Operations said. “These decisions do not come lightly but sometimes change is necessary. Both players have aspirations to be at the very top and neither signed on for the type of project that we are moving forward with.”
This decision comes as part of Norths “second stage” in their talent development plan which seeks to build a pathway to the professional level for players in the scandinavian scene.
In terms of Kreaz, North says they have been keeping an eye on him and now is the right time to bring him into the fold.
“Rasmus has been on our radar for quite some time as a potential diamond in the rough within the Swedish scene and we are very excited to see how he performs with us even with minimal preparation We are not looking to fill the 5th player role immediately, instead focusing on trialling a number of players who we feel fit our team dynamic and we can work with long term,” said Pitt.
This move will see Nicklas “gade” Gade take over the in-game leader duties previously held by MSL. Pitt also states that René “cajunb” Borg will be acting as a mentor to the new talents, helping to integrated them into the team.
North CSGO division:
Nicklas “gade” Gade
René “cajunb” Borg
Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
Kristoffer “Kristou” Aamand
Rasmus “kreaz” Johansson (trial)
Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen (transfer list)
Philip “aizy” Aistrup (transfer list)
Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson (coach)