North sign Academy team

North have founded an academy team with the ambition of finding and developing talented players.

F.C. Copenhagen, one of the most famous Danish football clubs, entered the CS scene at the start of 2017 when they acquired the ex-dignitas players, featuring Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen & company. The name of the team was revealed as North.

After enjoying success with their first team to some degree, North have now founded an academy team under the leadership of Frederik "⁠LOMME⁠" Nielsen, who coached Heroic for a short period in 2016.


North Academy will be at CPH Games 

Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand and Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz, who recently left eFuture's Danish team, will be joined by ex-Rogue player Nicolai "⁠glace⁠" Jensen, and by former Singularity man Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade.

"We are extremely happy to become a part of the biggest esports-project in Scandinavia," said North Academy player LOMME.

"It provides us with the opportunity to practice daily from Telia Parken and create a more professionalized environment in which to perform.

"Going full time means that we will be able to focus one hundred percent on improving, especially with the help from the North back office. We cannot wait to represent North Academy at Copenhagen Games and we are hoping for a lot of support out there." 

Alexander "⁠ave⁠" Holdt, who enjoyed success during his time as the ingame leader of NoA/mTw between 2006 and 2011, has been brought in as a coach to help guide the team to success .

"A part of our vision for North and the future of esports, is to professionalize talent development," said Jacob Toft-Andersen, Chief Gaming Officer of North.

"It is with that purpose in mind that we have decided to create North Academy, so we are able to turn the players with the highest potential into future superstars and create results in the long run.

"I am extremely happy that we managed to secure a highly courted team, and I feel like we have a perfect balance of experience and raw talent. On top of that I am thrilled with the acquisition of ave as coach, and I am sure it is only a matter of time before North Academy is challenging for Top 5 in Denmark."

Here is the roster of North Academy:

Denmark Frederik "⁠LOMME⁠" Nielsen
Denmark Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz
Denmark Nicolai "⁠glace⁠" Jensen
Denmark Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade
Denmark Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand

Denmark Alexander "⁠ave⁠" Holdt - Coach

North Academy will compete in the Copenhagen Games 2017 BYOC Qualifier on April 13 for the chance to win one of the eight spots in the $54,000 main competition. They are in Group C with Red Reserve, Just.MSI, and BERIH. The full group draw can be found here.

Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1686
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Alexander 'ave' Holdt
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.03
DPR:
0.13
APR:
0.03
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicolai 'glace' Jensen
Nicolai 'glace' Jensen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
589
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
sick
2017-04-12 14:59
#40
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Yugoslavia bruco
Will be higher than real North.
2017-04-12 15:04
Yeah with ave coaching they can achieve a lot tbh
2017-04-12 15:08
It looks decent, but why not pic up cadiaN as an igl, AcilioN, maybe add tenzki too, with mertz and Acor
2017-04-12 15:44
#85
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Liberia tfldx
cadian overrated, tenzki has been bad ever since diggy
2017-04-12 15:46
#95
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United Kingdom swellis
Cadian lmao may as well just play as a 4 man
2017-04-12 16:09
AcilioN is playing for Tricked, and last time someone bought a player from them (Jugi to Heroic) The rumors about the price was high as hell...
2017-04-12 18:38
LUL gl...
2017-04-12 14:59
Nice! :D
2017-04-12 14:59
ez
2017-04-12 14:59
ez
2017-04-12 14:59
#11
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Brazil Nimenz
Nice
2017-04-12 14:59
#13
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Brunei ryrySV
GODmertz
2017-04-12 14:59
Nice
2017-04-12 14:59
gj
2017-04-12 14:59
nice mertz is good
2017-04-12 14:59
#17
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Russia ZippSluvik
Wow, gl!
2017-04-12 14:59
#18
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Netherlands AppelMoes
More academy teams nicee :D
2017-04-12 14:59
ave coach :O
2017-04-12 14:59
#20
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Denmark DMGZ
ave <3
2017-04-12 14:59
GL :D
2017-04-12 14:59
#22
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Australia aucs
Gl to them :)
2017-04-12 14:59
TOP 1 kek
2017-04-12 14:59
#24
ISSAA | 
Algeria TixQ
ave
2017-04-12 14:59
daum good luck
2017-04-12 14:59
#26
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Belgium Narzah
Danish talent
2017-04-12 14:59
mertz is good
2017-04-12 14:59
TBH thats a decent 'academy team'. Curious of who gade is but the other players all have decentish potential.
2017-04-12 15:00
Gade has huge potential, he is such an amazing player to watch! :)
2017-04-12 15:49
#121
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Norway zyxsaje
Gade is one of the best aimers in dk, hsmachine, really good player.
2017-04-12 19:47
Gl
2017-04-12 15:00
#30
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Brazil DileBani
Mertz is the only decent player, I rekt acoR on faceit some time ago, why is he on this team?
2017-04-12 15:00
In a faceit wp. acoR and mertz are both good players.
2017-04-12 15:03
#42
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Brazil DileBani
Do these people get salary?
2017-04-12 15:04
When its FCK, that are behind North. Then i guess yes
2017-04-12 15:07
#53
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Brazil DileBani
i wonder how much they get
2017-04-12 15:08
Well, it States they are going fulltime - so a decent NUMBER i bet
2017-04-12 15:13
#63
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Brazil DileBani
I hope they can actually achieve something with the full support they get. I mean they have everything that they need to succeed.
2017-04-12 15:15
so does 50+ other teams in Europe let alone breaking it in to the top5 in DK will be hard. Good luck to North Academy though, mertz is an exciting player to watch out for!
2017-04-12 15:42
#112
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Denmark Notallama
+1
2017-04-12 18:17
ofc not as much as their main team, why'd ya call em academy otherwise..
2017-04-12 17:03
20k $ a month if I'm not wrong.
2017-04-12 19:04
Only nice comments in hltv, is it 2007 or am i dreaming?
2017-04-12 15:00
look above :D
2017-04-12 15:02
#48
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Brazil DileBani
please remove the comments that are edited, it's fucking dumb how everyone spams a few alphabets and instantly edits it in hopes of getting a top comment
2017-04-12 15:07
#32
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Poland Shym0n
lul
2017-04-12 15:00
glad lomme and glace got the fuck out of cadians shitty rogue team
2017-04-12 15:00
Glace got really lucky though. Was the worst player on Rogue for a while, got kicked, then eventually Rogue fell apart and he joins one of the biggest org in the scene :D
2017-04-12 15:02
#34
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Romania pRagmA
GL
2017-04-12 15:01
#35
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United States r0seCS
glace is a good player, GL North Academy
2017-04-12 15:01
Dude this lineup is actualy pretty insane. We all saw the upcomming talents of acoR and mertz, guys are just insane! Also glace and ave bring in such experience and talent! And Lomme is a great player aswel! I just have no idea who gade.
2017-04-12 15:04
#41
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France t3r4byt3
that's a good academy team, better than Fnatic Academy
2017-04-12 15:04
astralis will probably follow norths footsteps and sign efutures team as there academy team
2017-04-12 15:04
#45
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Brazil DileBani
would be even worse than north.academy =D
2017-04-12 15:05
#128
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Denmark Phoey
B0rup, Stavn, Es3tag, Notan1dgl, and Fr0slev > Astralis Academy
2017-04-13 03:52
#44
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Croatia mds818
well they're not no namers atleast,what they will do in the scene..that is the other question.
2017-04-12 15:05
they should first fix their main team before making an academy team same goes to the swedish academy teams... L U L
2017-04-12 15:06
Sk should fix their issues too and so should Immortals neither team has been looking on point recently.
2017-04-12 15:49
yes i agree
2017-04-12 15:55
#47
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Norway zyxsaje
GADEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2017-04-12 15:07
I don't know... Ave has been away from the scene for so long. Does anyone know if he has been playing actively knows meta and maps etc?
2017-04-12 15:07
he played maybe sometime 2015 with sunde trace minet, zonic was suppose to be their 5th but from what i seen on steam he never played. They also had streams on azubu. ave said something about how teams could be better when it came to strategic something a long that, but the dream died when mtw didnt sign them so they all quit lol. From twitter he seems to watch csgo games also. hltv.org/news/16595-zonic-rounds-out-mtw.. ave coming back as a coach should be it's own news also.
2017-04-12 18:15
Should sign young talents instead of 23 y/o garbage players
2017-04-12 15:07
Nice kLomaax gl mate
2017-04-12 15:08
#55
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Brunei br0ks
best academy team in the world
2017-04-12 15:09
AVE and his sick RAMBO-HEADSET is back. I'd like to see him as a player anyway :/
2017-04-12 15:10
i want play in north academy.,....... GIVE ME MONEYYYYYY
2017-04-12 15:10
#59
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Malaysia byaIi
VP academy incoming ?
2017-04-12 15:11
no... they so bad ;/ lose vs ldlc 0-2
2017-04-12 15:22
remind me the score on that NiP vs Vega game :)
2017-04-12 15:28
#60
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Croatia nAmeless69
GL
2017-04-12 15:12
#61
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World JoeGBeast
Glace and mertz are nice pickups
2017-04-12 15:13
#64
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Norway zyxsaje
gade > scream
2017-04-12 15:17
#65
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Germany ConAction
finally a GOOD academy team that can actually win something
2017-04-12 15:17
So this is what mertz was cooking with. What a shame. Na2 could've pracced with his old teammate. Can't wait to see eFuture vs North.Academy
2017-04-12 15:21
Ez t5 team
2017-04-12 15:21
#NorthUP
2017-04-12 15:22
Another nice academy team Kreygasm To bad the french envyus academy didnt happen with deavoukouk etc
2017-04-12 15:26
No Hunden? I heard he is young rising star of Danish scene
2017-04-12 15:26
HUNDEN is a god.
2017-04-12 19:07
glace xD
2017-04-12 15:30
gl ave
2017-04-12 15:32
lomme and glace in an academy team? not like those guys have been around for years dude
2017-04-12 15:32
no acilion? he's a decent player
2017-04-12 15:37
ave? cool
2017-04-12 15:39
#81
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Brazil bandicoot
Alexander "ave" Holdt probably one of the cs figures I respect the most in all of esport this is truly like having a 6th player, hope they follow every advice
2017-04-12 15:40
got that right
2017-04-12 16:22
New academy meta ?
2017-04-12 15:45
ave was vacation player
2017-04-12 15:46
fake team only created so they can lose to north in qualifiers for LANs illuminati confirmed
2017-04-12 15:47
ave was a god in 1.6, hopefully he coaches just as well as he played. GL North.Acadamy
2017-04-12 15:48
#90
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United Kingdom tr@c
Decent team, nice!
2017-04-12 15:49
Well, this is quite a interesting academy lineup. Let's see what those guys manage to do. Maybe they can even help cajun there too.
2017-04-12 16:02
ave coaching ! Thats sick ! ez top3
2017-04-12 16:06
yes,finally ave coaching :d ,bring it on zonic =)))
2017-04-12 16:17
mertz on lan lul
2017-04-12 16:57
Lomme plays for so long that should be able to open his own academy
2017-04-12 16:57
#103
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d
>academy team >Lomme and glace pick one
2017-04-12 17:06
ave welcome back mtw legend :D
2017-04-12 17:09
> Reads that ave is returning... youtube.com/watch?v=I3vXZJCfb_8
2017-04-12 17:09
Not bad tho
2017-04-12 17:11
Top 4 dk? Ast, North, Heroic, North Ac.
2017-04-12 17:41
This can actully be a pretty solid line-up. With Ave as coach it's even better. :)
2017-04-12 17:57
We win Gracie!
2017-04-12 18:19
#115
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Brazil fzZ
aveeeeeeeeee
2017-04-12 18:26
imb4: north academy > NiP topkek
2017-04-12 18:36
GL ave
2017-04-12 18:49
#123
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Russia cluver
Gl!
2017-04-12 20:50
nice to see ave again
2017-04-12 20:52
23 yo in academy team? k0nfig and Magisk are 19 lol.
2017-04-12 23:15
I am happy for my boy acoR, i did a 1V1 against him after a retake game months ago. xd
2017-04-13 03:34
That is a great team .. wow Ave behind them will be awesome. gl
2017-04-13 07:12
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