LGB eSports have removed Mikail "eksem" Bill and Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson in favor of SK Gaming duo Simon "twist" Eliasson and Isak "cype" Rydman.
LGB eSports first broke out as a potential contender at DreamHack Winter, where they finished 5-8th after wins versus Na`Vi and Clan-Mystik, and a map win against NiP.
After DreamHack they placed second at Svecup Grand Final 2013 behind NiP, once again after taking a map from the Ninjas and overall after a much closer 1-2 series.
twist leaves SK to join LGB
The squad's most recent official match came in December, when they bested fnatic in FACEIT's monthly finals, thanks to a monster performance by then stand-in Eliasson.
Now the team has decided to part ways with two of its members, in order to bring in Eliasson and his SK Gaming teammate Rydman, a duo who also played together in LD.
"We are pleased to announce a new chapter starting in LGB in form of two new players joining our CS:GO ranks." Kevin "Kevz" Mikkelsen, manager of LGB eSports said in a statement.
"It is always sad to see great players leave, but despite the results, the team felt they could not evolve their gameplay any further, and that led to a mutual agreement between players and LGB eSports on letting Maikel “eksem” Bill and Alexander “SKYTTEN” Carlsson, follow another road.
"To cover the loss of two great players we want to welcome Isak “cype” Rydman and Simon “twist” Eliasson into LGB eSports.
"We want to thank Maikel and Alex for the amazing journey we had together and wish them the best of luck in the future.
In addition, a big thanks all of our sponsors Xtrfy, Gunnar Glasses, Crucial, MaxFPS and Orcbite and our fans for their continuous support."
Rydman expressed his joy about joining the new team in a statement of his own:
"We're really happy to be here and we feel comfortable about this new lineup.
We are really looking forward to the upcoming tournaments and we think we will be able
to achieve some good results.
A Big thanks to LGB eSports, Xtrfy, Gunnar Glasses, Crucial, MaxFPS and Orcbite for their support."
Isak "cype" Rydman
Dennis "dennis" Edman
Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson
Olof "olofm" Kajbjer
Simon "twist" Eliasson
LGB eSports will next be on show in Fnatic FragOut League 3, set to start this week. They will also participate in EMS One Katowice's $250,000 tournament on March 13-16.