deadweight become Norse

The Norwegian lineup know as deadweight, that includes the ex-LGB player zEVES, created a player-owned organization called Norse.

Norse players follow in the footsteps of the likes of those of Astralis, GODSENT and Heroic in creating an organization of which they themselves are a part of - even though they disclosed that the project would not be possible without the financial backing of their investor.

deadweight's best recent result has been getting to the ELEAGUE European Closed qualifier, where they were eliminated 2-0 by GODSENT. In WESG Norway they ended top four, after losing 2-1 to Epiphany Bolt in the semifinal.


zEVES was a part of the Norwegian LGB lineup

In the article on gamer.no, Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan also revealed that this change will allow them to focus more on the game as they will be getting a salary and support for events.

As stated by the 25-year-old, the main goal of the team is to be able to compete with the top 20 in the world before the end of the year.

With this in mind, the team will be attending a few regional events and will have a boot camp at Inferno Online before the minor qualifiers start in December.

Norse is now:

Norway Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan
Norway Henrik "⁠becker⁠" Becker
Norway Jon "⁠ztk⁠" Erik Øygarden
Norway Martin "⁠cENTRYZ⁠" Brandal
Norway Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen 

Norway Jon 'ztk' Erik Øygarden
Jon 'ztk' Erik Øygarden
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Martin 'cENTRYZ' Brandal
Martin 'cENTRYZ' Brandal
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
162
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Henrik 'becker' Becker
Henrik 'becker' Becker
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
189
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
nice, gl :D
2016-10-01 13:20
i don't really get it, what's the point of player owned org when you are not even tier 2 team?
2016-10-01 13:40
Benefits of a player-owned org: More money to the players
2016-10-01 13:43
yeah, but you are the one who has to get the sponsors in the first place...
2016-10-01 14:00
Okay?
2016-10-01 14:01
- you have to waste ton of time talking to to potential sponsors, negotiating contracts, making your brand (you have less time to actually play) - you have much less to offer than existing brands with team in multiple games (you are gonna get much less from a sponsor) - you have the worst position when negotiating (0 team history, 0 experience with player owned org, 0 achievements)
2016-10-01 14:12
OKAY?
2016-10-01 14:12
show me how are you gonna get more money :)
2016-10-01 14:13
If only 5 people own an org and they win a certain amount of money, it is split between them only, or split however they want to. There you go, now stop replying.
2016-10-01 14:15
And how are they gonna win so much money when they are not even close to being tier 2? Start using your brain on that high horse bro xD
2016-10-01 14:18
It's called theory, use your brain on your high horse.
2016-10-01 14:23
Yeah, they could theoretically win a lottery, great argument. LOL
2016-10-01 14:26
I forgot hltv had autists such as yourself that try to twist words and attempt to gain intellectual superiority over strangers whilst mentioning irrelevant shit. Unfortunate that you don't have the capability to just communicate with a human and not try to best him in things you can't comprehend
2016-10-01 14:29
You seem to be the autist in this argument..
2016-10-01 14:33
Yeah, great job describing yourself. Let's sum it up: - you have no argument to support your statement - you are condescending the whole "debate", yet... - you failed to post a single counterargument GJ bro, you really showed me.
2016-10-01 14:36
like your random comment about winning a lottery. gj "bro"
2016-10-01 14:49
oh yeah, i never looked for an argument anyway but you're so desperate for intellectual 'superiority' you will take anything. i merely answered a question and you decided to blow it out of proportion.
2016-10-01 14:50
You are the one looking pretty desperate in this debate.
2016-10-01 15:04
#99
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
+1
2016-10-01 15:34
+2. tomakady go to bed kid.
2016-10-02 01:59
#110
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Finland schurmn
Ahaha you have ashamed yourself you dumb fat brit
2016-10-01 16:41
hahaha, get rekt britcuck
2016-10-01 20:39
I forgot hltv had autists such as yourself that try to twist words and attempt to gain intellectual superiority over strangers whilst mentioning irrelevant shit. Unfortunate that you don't have the capability to just communicate with a human and not try to best him in things you can't comprehend use your brain on your high horse.use your brain on your high horse.use your brain on your high horse.use your brain on your high horse.
2016-10-01 21:51
#77
Hiko | 
Germany ebp
Okay?
2016-10-01 14:22
K
2016-10-01 14:24
OKAY?
2016-10-01 15:31
Just because they own it doesn't mean they manage it!
2016-10-01 15:34
#111
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Norway fuRe
They mostlikely have people who does that for them:PPPP
2016-10-01 16:52
You pay someone to organize this in your behalf as a employer employs his employees to do work the employer would have to do themselves otherwise? How is this different from a organization paying it's players for playing a game in their name? In this case, the organization is owned by the players and they concentrate on playing whilst someone they've chosen to act on their behalf is doing exactly so.
2016-10-02 04:30
i don't really get it, why parents give u money for education when you are not even a professor
2016-10-01 13:57
worst analogy ever, does not even make sense, rip your parents money i guess
2016-10-01 14:04
rip your parents money, if u asking questions like that LEL
2016-10-01 14:07
This is what happens when a 13y old is trying to make an analogy... Mate, you're embarassing yourself, stop trying to look smart and try to actually educate yourself before posting such nonsense.
2016-10-01 14:16
why sponsors helped SK when they were KeyD stars, now try to think
2016-10-01 14:09
Glhf zeves and mystic
2016-10-01 15:08
cool
2016-10-01 13:20
#5
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Sweden captainRa
gl
2016-10-01 13:20
niceee
2016-10-01 13:20
ztk <3
2016-10-01 13:20
gl
2016-10-01 13:20
New Norway hope ? Bring back rain and Rubino pls
2016-10-01 13:20
NORWEGIAN SHUFFLE OMGOMGOMG
2016-10-01 13:20
WOOT
2016-10-01 13:20
#17
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Portugal mrsc
gl in the future but dont see them being more than a t3 team
2016-10-01 13:21
gl Zevesbrotha
2016-10-01 13:20
poshel nahooy
2016-10-10 11:30
#19
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Europe calypsoTHE
wow
2016-10-01 13:20
#20
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Brazil DileBani
I knew this was gonna happen the moment I saw zEWES' tweet. Gratz lul, another budget astralis =D
2016-10-01 13:20
why tho
2016-10-01 13:20
gl
2016-10-01 13:20
and where is hoyland
2016-10-01 13:20
most likely wont work out but gl
2016-10-01 13:21
#28
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Sweden MasturB
nice!
2016-10-01 13:21
How will this team get any sponsors and money if they're so unknown
2016-10-01 13:21
The magic of negotiation my friend
2016-10-01 13:42
They have 2 known players, it's enough for most sponsors.
2016-10-01 13:57
even godsent and astralis don't have any sponsors listed on their jerseys -_-
2016-10-01 18:15
Maybe they don't want to rely on a sponsorship deal that might not be good enough in the long run. But I'm just assuming.
2016-10-01 18:25
#60
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Portugal dracø
They'll be tier 3 so they only need tier 3 caliber sponsors. The investor will bank the initial costs so after that their expenses shouldn't even be high since I don't see them going into international lans.
2016-10-01 14:02
gl, lets make norwegian cs great again
2016-10-01 13:22
#31
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n
Blu3? thought it was Centryz
2016-10-01 13:22
#35
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Norway zyxsaje
it is centryz, its mistake
2016-10-01 13:23
centryz not blu3
2016-10-01 13:23
Good luck
2016-10-01 13:23
1. Zeus 2. zews 3. zEVES ahaahahahah
2016-10-01 13:23
zeves plays cs longer than zews
2016-10-01 14:06
zeves has been around a looong time bro
2016-10-01 14:11
#36
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World Notb8ing
Very nice, gl guyz.
2016-10-01 13:26
not even top50...
2016-10-01 13:32
#39
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Spain Alser
No way they can pay themselves a decent salary, don't know why a team like this wouldn't get an org
2016-10-01 13:32
We got that oil money man
2016-10-01 13:35
Read the article they have an investor backing them up. Investor = Rich guy
2016-10-01 13:44
Awesome name! Gl, cromen is norway's top talent atm.
2016-10-01 13:35
#41
steel | 
Other ToRu
gl
2016-10-01 13:35
cromen and ztk has potential, but is it enough when you have washed up centryz and overrated igl zeves on the team.
2016-10-01 13:40
who cares
2016-10-01 13:42
For people saying they won't get enough support because they are t3 etc: They have an unknown rich investor backing them, so they will be able to pay for all travels and bootcamps etc themselves. Becker quit his job to play. No norwegian orgs have the opportunities that this team will now get. Huge news for norwegian csgo.
2016-10-01 13:45
0.82 rating gets financial backing well played
2016-10-01 13:49
give your knife pls
2016-10-01 22:02
This team got a lot of potential actually. Cromen is probably one of, if not the biggest talent out there atm and the other guys (especially ztk) have shown good potential. I think this team will be kinda like the old norwegian LGB lineup where rain and later jkaem got picked up. Hopefully zeves can fix their CT-sides and improve his fragging and I would expect them to become a tier 2 team by the end of the year. Great initiative for the norwegian CS-scene, it's exactly what was needed.
2016-10-01 13:50
pretty sure they will start off like godsent qualify for some dreamhack do incredible then be shit and lose at major qualifiers to team like ENCE lul Not hating i actually love zEVES
2016-10-01 14:07
-becker +REASTEN
2016-10-01 13:57
no
2016-10-01 16:03
gl ztK
2016-10-01 13:57
great news hltv !
2016-10-01 13:57
who?
2016-10-01 13:59
How the fuq can this newfags not know who zEVES is?
2016-10-01 14:05
I thought a cs player named deadweight became a nurse after reading the headline.
2016-10-01 14:08
#81
Hiko | 
Germany ebp
+1
2016-10-01 14:26
#89
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Brazil Luiz664
+1
2016-10-01 14:58
k
2016-10-01 14:14
#78
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Norway snik1
Huge for the norwegian scene tho. First time a norwegian team gets this kind of backing. Excited!
2016-10-01 14:23
#90
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Singapore Trisha
Gl zEVES and cromen! Fav norway players <3
2016-10-01 15:01
Future team for jkaem? Most likely yes.
2016-10-01 15:14
cENTRYZ is using Norse to get back in to his old beast form and then replace bot k1o in Faze.
2016-10-01 15:14
centryz from norse replace kioshima the horse
2016-10-01 17:42
#95
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Norway SkaMathias
gl
2016-10-01 15:17
#96
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Australia Phllips
where is mystic these days
2016-10-01 15:24
I've always thought cENTRYz was a great player but it seemed like he did not want to be in a pro/semi pro team because he could not be that dedicated ?
2016-10-01 15:36
He quit job and school a while back to focus only on gaming. That's two years ago though so dno if it helped that much -_^ gamermag.no/martin-centryz-brandal-satse.. (norwegian though)
2016-10-01 17:49
Maybe if this gahhhbage team had mystic jkaem rain rubino polly
2016-10-01 16:21
you know nothing about the norwegian scene dude... rain and jkaem is in faze, so thee would obviously be in this lineup rubino is in dig cromen and ztk is better than mystic polly is washed-up
2016-10-01 16:27
rubino is garbage rofl
2016-10-01 16:27
I really hope Norway makes it, really want those niggas in the scene
2016-10-01 16:23
I want seven and warmonkeys to make a team together
2016-10-01 16:33
+RUBINO +Rain +Jkaem +Aizy pls
2016-10-01 16:33
leggo cromen! fpl-c beast
2016-10-01 16:40
step in the right direction for the norwegian seene, about time though.. would like to see : kalle, cromen, jkaem, rain and rubino one time
2016-10-01 17:21
#116
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Hungary StraYzie
I tought that they picked up the Norse relegion
2016-10-01 18:20
Ez for Norway soon to be tier 1 team xD
2016-10-01 19:13
gl
2016-10-02 03:28
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