Norse announce disbandment

MIRAA
April 18th, 2017 13:13

Norse's players have decided to go their separate ways, Morten "zEVES" Vollan has revealed on Twitter.

The announcement comes in the aftermath of Norse's disappointing performance in the BYOC qualifier for Copenhagen Games, in which they were eliminated in the Round of 16 following a 1-2 defeat against eXtatus.

Formerly known as deadweight, the Norwegian team created Norse, a player-owned organization, in October, joining the ranks of esports marketing company RFRSH, which also has ties to Astralis, Heroic and GODSENT.


Norse finished top 16 at last year's ESWC 

At the time of the announcement, Morten "zEVES" Vollan mentioned that the goal was to compete with the top 20 in the world before the end of the year, but the team never reached such heights. Their biggest achievements were winning two local tournaments, the Gigacon PRIME Championship and Telenorligaen Winter.

On Twitter, zEVES revealed that he is willing to listen to coaching offers. As for the remaining players, their future is subject to conjecture at this point.

Norse had the following players:

Norway Morten "zEVES" Vollan
Norway Pål "Polly" Kammen
Norway Kristoffer "Mystic" Michelsen 
Norway Henrik "becker" Becker
Norway Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen 

Norway Kristoffer 'Mystic' Michelsen
Kristoffer 'Mystic' Michelsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
210
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
178
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Norway Henrik 'becker' Becker
Henrik 'becker' Becker
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
#1
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Poland Snacer1337 
rip norwegian scene
2017-04-18 13:20
I thought i read north kek
2017-04-18 13:19
Most of us did that xD
2017-04-18 13:21
Wonder if zEVEs would accept coaching for free if i contacted him to coach my tier 999999999999999 mm team
2017-04-18 13:24
#96
adreN | 
Belgium ZendeRRR 
If you pay..
2017-04-18 14:18
#98
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Nepal qDr4GoNp 
everyone wants to become top1 and no1 is satisfied by just getting paid to play this game
2017-04-18 14:22
If he got an offer to coach a tier 3 NA team with zero prospects, but really good salary, you think he would decline that? :)
2017-04-18 14:28
#118
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Nepal qDr4GoNp 
pay me 600€ to play this game and i will play it happily 10 hours a day
2017-04-18 14:56
#141
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Belgium rainb0wHRS 
+1 its not difficult as a real work.
2017-04-18 16:05
same xD i was like wtf
2017-04-18 13:25
:(
2017-04-18 13:53
What scene? :P
2017-04-18 16:32
#191
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Norway fido300 
ayyyyyyyyy
2017-04-19 16:16
sad for them.
2017-04-18 13:13
RIP norwegian scene
2017-04-18 13:13
what scene
2017-04-18 13:33
you had a good scene going with rain,jkaem,rubino and norse but now that norse are gone the scene is quite small xD
2017-04-18 13:42
#94
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
We haven't had a good scene since 1.6 Sadly, it's not worth it to try to go big in csgo in Norway, since you will actually have to be top5 to earn more than a regular job here
2017-04-18 14:18
#112
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
i dont think there was any legit top full Norwegian 1.6 team aswell, lots of talent, but always around top5-8 wcg
2017-04-18 14:43
eoLithic? ;) Don't remember if it was 1.6 already though ;/
2017-04-18 15:05
eoLithic, Team9, CatchGamer etc. and then ofc the mixes like NiP, SK, Team NOA, mibr etc with XeqtR and elemeNt
2017-04-18 15:58
pretty sure catchgamer won cpl once as a full norwegian lineup
2017-04-19 17:34
>you will actually have to be top5 to earn more than a regular job here #ProblemsOnlyBallerCountriesHave
2017-04-18 19:59
ur a jew, ur rich by nature. jokes aside, if rubino earned 20k euro pre-tax, thats about 13k after taxes which isnt THAT insane imo.
2017-04-19 17:32
#81
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CIS anarh1st47 
Rip ence
2017-04-18 13:50
Rip best team
2017-04-18 13:13
nice
2017-04-18 13:13
#6
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Finland feelsbatman 
who?
2017-04-18 13:13
#17
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Finland Jonzu95 
>2017 >Doesn't know Mystic ok
2017-04-18 13:14
Who cares about team which hasn't been even in top30 in at least last 2 years?
2017-04-18 13:18
#33
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Finland Jonzu95 
I do because Mystic is Norway's second best player after rain. And no, I didn't forget jkaem, he's decent but not good as Mystic.
2017-04-18 13:19
#65
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Romania DAX1k 
Rubino can rekt ur overrated mystic with one hand lul
2017-04-18 13:32
#71
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Finland Jonzu95 
Rubino doesn't stand a chance
2017-04-18 13:36
#78
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Romania DAX1k 
bad b8 m8,bad b8
2017-04-18 13:48
lol
2017-04-18 13:57
lmao he wasn't even good online when he came back
2017-04-18 15:48
i never cared about that player, never noticed him play only seen him on tier 6 teams announcements, its not common to know about that player
2017-04-18 13:21
#51
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Finland Jonzu95 
Who are you?
2017-04-18 13:25
Why do you ask about that? Nothing to do with the facts
2017-04-18 13:33
#79
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Finland Jonzu95 
I can ask whatever I want and you can't stop me.
2017-04-18 13:49
Correct that he can't stop you from asking irrelevant questions because you have no real arguments, but it does not mean that youre not asking irrelevant questions because you have no real arguments.
2017-04-18 14:36
gg
2017-04-18 13:13
#8
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CIS exslayer 
wow
2017-04-18 13:13
#9
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Sweden geo. 
RIP
2017-04-18 13:13
#10
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
so quick lol
2017-04-18 13:14
#22
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
All on rain now bois.
2017-04-18 13:16
Jkaem in dig?
2017-04-18 13:20
#39
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
and rubino and kalle but whatever
2017-04-18 13:21
xD
2017-04-18 14:41
#12
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Faroe Islands solfex 
oh god for a second I thought its North LUL
2017-04-18 13:14
#13
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Singapore QU4DRATIC 
I misread it as North. xD
2017-04-18 13:14
I misread it as Nip. xD
2017-04-18 14:42
I misread it as SK-Gaming. xD
2017-04-18 15:43
Read carefully next time. xD
2017-04-18 16:33
the goal was to compete with the top 20 in the world
2017-04-18 13:14
YES YES YES!!!!
2017-04-18 13:14
#18
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Expected from Norweigan CS EleGiggle
2017-04-18 13:15
#137
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Norway SkaMathias 
No swedes in top 8 - while we got rain in the second best team atm
2017-04-18 16:01
#138
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Lmao, love how you say "Top 8", when Fnatic is Top 9, why not say Top 10? lol.
2017-04-18 16:03
#140
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Norway SkaMathias 
lets say top 5, neutral number. You got still rekt, double moral as we say here
2017-04-18 16:05
#143
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Swedish coach in your favorite players team ;) I mean come on lol. "Hurray" you got ONE player in a top 5 team, but not a full Norweigan team in top 40. So what do you want?
2017-04-18 16:14
#144
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Norway SkaMathias 
Just wanted to point out that norwegian cs has at least a connection to tier 1
2017-04-18 16:16
#145
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Sweden as well :)
2017-04-18 16:17
noob. u r a shame
2017-04-19 14:15
rip norwya
2017-04-18 13:16
#21
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Thought North disband
2017-04-18 13:16
#23
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Turkey rouger 
no way
2017-04-18 13:17
Coaching noname. Astralis should hurry up.
2017-04-18 13:17
Read that wrong thought north disbanded xd
2017-04-18 13:18
#28
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Norway BBonden 
Typical Norwegian team, disband after less than 6 month :(
2017-04-18 13:18
Correct me if im wrong, but Norse has been going on for much longer than 6 months. Just under the name deadweight instead of Norse.
2017-04-18 13:21
#60
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Norway BBonden 
still, we're not allowed to have nice things :(
2017-04-18 13:30
That is true
2017-04-18 13:31
Weren't they London Conspiracy for some time?
2017-04-18 13:41
it was different roster Polly Mystic maak Skurk and someone else EDIT: 5th was PAINT
2017-04-18 13:47
They have been around for 11 months
2017-04-18 18:05
#29
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Canada DadaTOUKAY 
Didn't even know that it actually existed
2017-04-18 13:18
what happened with cENTRYZ? :( poor guy
2017-04-18 13:24
damn he's so unlucky :|
2017-04-18 16:41
no hes quite lucky to be living in norway where education is relatively affordable
2017-04-18 23:49
rip
2017-04-18 13:26
i cri
2017-04-18 13:27
cromen, mystic and becker are all good players. would be really good for an international team
2017-04-18 13:27
+1
2017-04-18 19:48
I think I've heard once or twice about this mystic.
2017-04-18 13:29
#59
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Germany Merkelistan 
"Norse finished top 16 at last year's ESWC" Nice top achievment
2017-04-18 13:30
Well as usual hltv have trouble reading and just spam dumb comments..
2017-04-18 13:31
#69
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Nepal OTAN 
Future FaZe or Astralis academy?
2017-04-18 13:33
Rip norge scene. Time for a IT firm like Telenor/Elkjøp etc to take a step in the gaming world and back a team!
2017-04-18 13:39
#77
World lrf 
But with what players? Not like we have a deep pool of talents.. it'd kinda sad..
2017-04-18 13:47
True, but cromen, mystic and becker are all talents that should be picked up by some academy team or something.
2017-04-18 14:13
Lol my dad did some contract work for Telenor. He worked in Norway for a year.
2017-04-18 14:13
I feel sad for zEVES all his previous Copenhagen Wolves teammates are having a good time but he's stuck without a team :(
2017-04-18 13:45
Zende didn't have much success either.
2017-04-18 14:25
yeah i was about to edit the post and add i feel sad for zeves and zende hmm cs go scene is cruel for pros with nicknames starting with Z
2017-04-18 14:44
yeah. thats why schneider changed his nickname
2017-04-18 14:53
XD
2017-04-18 14:54
well zEVES is an arrogant BOT, fucking deserves it.
2017-04-18 16:01
"top 20" no wonder they disband when they have such unrealistic goals
2017-04-18 13:51
Expected, they aren't care about
2017-04-18 13:53
cromen: beast all-round player with alot of potential mystic: really good rifler, but lacks the motivation to become even better becker: good clutcher and solid fundamentals faze academy, nip academy, dignitas academy, penta, or maybe another org can pick them up polly: washed up af, waste of time
2017-04-18 13:56
Mystic could be a top tier AWP, just he doesn't try..
2017-04-18 15:01
Thought it was north for a second I was like yes! But then it's some shitty team
2017-04-18 13:57
#88
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Poland kacpi0505 
Norway scene of CS:GO LUL
2017-04-18 14:03
3/5 old lgb lul
2017-04-18 14:07
Did any player on this roster get better with time after they were picked up? Seems like they just got worse and worse. Wonder how up and coming amateurs like Grande would've developed on this team.
2017-04-18 14:12
#101
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Switzerland Technofied 
Becker is ok
2017-04-18 14:27
I mean all of them are good players, the question is did they become even better in norse? And was there more talented people who could've taken a step up on that team.
2017-04-18 14:29
Grande = most likely cheater. Refuses to go to pre-paid bootcamps etc. where all expenses are covered and it's not like he got a life, all that ginger does is spending time in his gaming chair.
2017-04-18 16:04
He's been to as many international lans the last 2 months as Becker, polly, zeves, mystic and cromen has the last year i'm pretty sure. You certainly can't question his motivation. I'm not psychic so I can't tell you if he cheats or not, but every big talent basically gets called out for cheating before they break through. If he goes to lans, bootcamps etc then you've got to give him the benefit of the doubt.
2017-04-18 16:22
Not after re-watching demos of me playing with him. He's basically braindead and relies only on aim and for some reason he aims in very different velocities, just like an aimbot. And in no way is he a BIG talent, there are plenty players in Norway, just as good.
2017-04-18 16:26
idc about your noob opinions of his play. Cheats or no cheats he's very good at the game and a very skilled player. If you think he's braindead you're retarded lmao. Sometimes your first impression of someone from a match turns out to be wrong. I played some games with/against Anj like half a year/year ago and I thought he was completely braindead, then he becomes the mvp at cph games this year after a very solid performance. First impressions are very often flawed.
2017-04-18 16:32
A game? I've played 50+ games with and against Grande.
2017-04-18 16:39
Well then I guess we just disagree. If you've played a lot against him and you still think he's not smart about the game then there's nothing i can write to make you think differently. Agree to disagree.
2017-04-18 16:50
Grande is cheating 100%, idk if he does it all the time but he toggled when I played with him on his "smurf". He didnt even try to hide it.
2017-04-18 22:16
Hmm, weird.. He just was on a bootcamp with his team AND played a decent LAN at copenhagen games.. Its ok, you're jealous of someone who is up and coming, wishing it was you..
2017-04-18 18:54
Stop being salty. MonsenDaB0t, Trøndelags største innavl. Decent på LAN? Han leverte de 2 matchene de kjørte over det samme laget. 0.76 og 0.78 rating på resterende matchene. REAL DECENT PÅ LAN xD
2017-04-18 20:15
haehae, 16-10 and 16-11, "kjørte over" that would be because he maybe had 54 kills over those maps, so YES, i would say he played a decent LAN :) Nice to know im famous btw, getting recognized and HLTV and such, cant say i know your nick :)
2017-04-18 21:35
If you looked at the stats you would see that the rest of the team actually performed those 2 matches against the trash team as well? Where was Grande the 2 matches they lost? Oh that's right almost getting outfragged by philip lala while radi and rosey tried to carry. Playing 4 maps, winning 2 against the same team, in a QUALIFIER to the real tournament. NICE LAN performance. "Nice to know im famous btw, getting recognized and HLTV and such, cant say i know your nick :)" Nah I just know a guy with autism when I see one. You're a pretty huge fanboi if you call that a decent LAN run. Should've gotten dragged from værdarn tel gardemoen straight down E6 just for uttering that.
2017-04-18 21:58
lmao
2017-04-21 14:59
#93
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World Neskii09 
Team really aucks it waa good while we bet against😎 them
2017-04-18 14:14
LC-<3
2017-04-18 14:18
zeves suck. he suck in all teams he played: norse, lgb, cph wolves.
2017-04-18 14:20
true, but cromen and mystic are really good
2017-04-18 14:22
he is igl
2017-04-18 18:12
Sucks as an igl aswell
2017-04-19 11:01
I always thought they were just a mix
2017-04-18 14:31
#106
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
definitely good decision! good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-18 14:33
jkaem rain rubino Polly mystic
2017-04-18 14:40
didnt know there was a team called 'norse' before i read this article LUL
2017-04-18 14:40
bring back h2k rubino polly skurk prb +mystic
2017-04-18 14:58
+1
2017-04-18 17:26
#123
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Belgium yolobomber 
jkaem cromen mystic twist centryz need sexy mix between swe and norway
2017-04-18 15:15
who????????????????
2017-04-18 15:24
A team with no results to show lol gg Norse
2017-04-18 15:30
#126
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Indonesia duedue 
MAKE NORSE GREAT AGAIN CENTRYZ CROMEN BLU3 ZTK RUBINHO
2017-04-18 15:35
They existed in first place lol?
2017-04-18 15:40
zeves will be great coach, he teach teams to loose all potential and disband xD
2017-04-18 15:41
Pimp Pyth Becker Cromen Mystic
2017-04-18 15:44
#131
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Spain akproxx 
Mystic was even etter than rain time ago what happen to him
2017-04-18 15:45
kalle (if he can be IGL) cromen Mystic rain RUBINO Please. Thank you
2017-04-18 15:48
lol
2017-04-19 12:45
i read north.
2017-04-18 16:00
Crowns½
2017-04-18 16:07
GL everyone, except zeves.
2017-04-18 16:20
so sad
2017-04-18 16:28
#152
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Czech Republic Zwear 
eXtatus rekt them
2017-04-18 16:29
extatus barely beat a dead team, they are pretty useless dude
2017-04-19 17:36
its zeves, hes bad
2017-04-18 16:40
zeves is kind of like pronax. he got the tactics, but he can't play for shit
2017-04-18 17:38
zeves cant stay in a team for the life of him
2017-04-18 17:50
#167
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Norway IndiZone 
Expected this once all the players started playing on different mix teams. And rfrsh commented on the current state.
2017-04-18 18:13
#168
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Belgium yolobomber 
becker cromen mystic re1ease rattlesnake re1ease only 23 y/o!!! why nobody play with him!! nokappa!! he's supastar UK playa.
2017-04-18 18:24
zeves failed with all his teams and now want to be a pro coach? lol
2017-04-18 19:03
Is not even the best Norwegian team.
2017-04-18 20:15
Cromen should ditch the Norwegian scene, too good for it. Would be cool seeing him in Epsilon or something. Could be a good replacement for draken. Mystic should also find a decent team. Polly might end up where he was before Norse just playing FPL and not getting a team. Becker will prolly join a mediocre norwegian team and zEVES will coach someone, not sure who.
2017-04-19 00:12
Isn't that a little pathetic? Never made pro so "ima coach people"? Like seriously? fuck off zEVES, you ain't never gonna be good for any team, no matter the role.
2017-04-19 12:44
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