n!faculty add Aizy, MSL
With René "cajunb" Borg deciding to leave n!faculty, the squad has removed Finn "karrigan" Andersen, and recruited both Phillip "Aizy" Aistrup and Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen.
After adding a trio of Danes to become an all-Danish lineup in early November, n!faculty bowed out of DreamHack Winter in the group stage following losses to VeryGames and compLexity.
Since then the team has won Gaming.dk League's Championship finals over domestic rivals über G33KZ, but saw Borg join their opponents to replace Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen shortly after.
MSL teams up with former Western Wolves teammates
After Borg left the team, n!faculty decided to undergo more changes in the form of letting go of former fnatic member Finn "karrigan" Andersen, who had joined the team during Markus "pronax" Wallsten's era.
Now the team has recruited former Western Wolves teammate of Winneche, Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, as well as Phillip "Aizy" Aistrup who previously played for Xapso at DreamHack Winter. Below is Winneche's official statement from n!faculty's website:
"Since Rene (Cajun) decided to leave for the greener pastures we have been considering every possible move we could make. The outcome is that we today say goodbye to Finn (Karrigan) and welcome in Phillip "Aizy" Aistrup and Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, Winneche told HLTV.org.
"As stated we were looking into all kind of options to make sure we took what we believe is the right move. Bringing in a former teammate in MSL makes us comfortable in our base of players. Gla1ve, MSL, and myself know each other well from the WesternWolves days and we know what we are made of. That combined with two raw talents such as Raalz and Aiztrup is what we believe can be strong for us in the future.
"Leaving Finn behind was not an easy decision but a decision we felt was needed to accomplish our goals which is once again to make damage to the very top of this game. With that said we know it's not gonna be an easy to claim our way back, especially taking our relatively young age in consideration. But what we will promise is that we fight as much as we can to get ready for the EMS qualifiers and once again appear at what is set to be an amazing event!
"I would also like to thank n!faculty and their partners for still keeping faith in us. We showed with cajun in a relatively short period that we were able to win Gaming.dk SteelSeries Season Finals and we wanna show that just because you lose a vital member, does not mean you can't rise up again!"
The new roster of n!faculty already played in the Nordic EMS One Katowice qualifiers under the name of mates and more!, managing to qualify for the Nordic regional finals.
Phillip "Aizy" Aistrup
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander
Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche
Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg
n!faculty will be on show on February 7-9th as they will compete against seven other teams in hopes of qualifying for EMS One Katowice's $250,000 tournament on March 14-16.