valde joins North

Professeur
August 21st, 2017 11:12

After a prolonged period of speculation, Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså has joined North, the Danish team has confirmed.

Three months after Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså was benched on Heroic, the Danish player has found a new home and will be joining his former team's local rivals—North.

The squad under Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's leadership was without a fifth player since the Major ended when they too decided to bench one of their players, Emil "Magisk" Reif, leaving them with four. After valde was released from Heroic in July, it seemed like it was just a matter of time before the the 22-year-old joined North.

valde is back in action with North

With this news now out, North have confirmed their roster for the upcoming season, which they will kick-off online in ESL Pro League before featuring at their first offline event, DreamHack Masters Malmö.

This is what the team said about the addition of valde:

"Today we are happy to announce the acquisition of Valdemar “valde” Vangså. Valdemar has been practicing with the team for the last week, in preparation for ESL Pro League Season 6 and DreamHack Masters Malmö."

"Valdemar arrives on a free transfer, after seeing his contract expire with Heroic in June."

valde added a few word of his own in the Facebook announcement:

"I am ecstatic to get the opportunity to play in an organization of North’s size and stature, and I am ready to step up and make a positive difference in the team. I have been practicing in Telia Parken with the boys for the last week, and I cannot wait to kick things off with both ESL Pro League and DreamHack Masters Malmö this month."

North now have the following roster:

North now have the following roster:

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg
Denmark Philip "aizy" Aistrup
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså

Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
704
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ez for north
2017-08-21 11:13
#17
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World pcmasterrace 
true
2017-08-21 11:13
Nice!
2017-08-21 11:13
#31
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
TELL US SOMETHING NEW HLTV NEXT -cajunb +mertz
2017-08-21 11:15
#37
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Russia MahoneDes 
why didnt they kick aizy rip magisk :(
2017-08-21 11:15
#41
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
optic>north
2017-08-21 11:15
#60
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
fucking aizy maan #makemagiskdominateagain
2017-08-21 11:22
He will play in OpTic, dont worry. This roster move was so expected again
2017-08-21 15:24
Someone told me this shit 1 month ago.
2017-08-21 11:22
#88
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Other anarh1st47 
expected
2017-08-21 11:34
Why not MSL not aizy even cajunb
2017-08-21 12:26
#132
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Poland Ktav 
kick their igl , noooice
2017-08-21 13:55
#171
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Uruguay RamzeYNT 
We can pick other IGL , MSl is a cone , they kill 5 per map , they don't contribute anything to the team in kills ...
2017-08-21 21:43
#175
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Poland Ktav 
Could you be so kind and tell me who could they pick for their next igl which is a free agent atm ?
2017-08-21 23:25
Even magisk, still will be better with skill
2017-08-22 23:42
As you can see, in godsent pronax was igl and founder i guess and they talk about that and he left.
2017-08-22 23:43
#196
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Poland Ktav 
I think pronax is sweedish and lineup is Danish.. and magisk is not igl...
2017-08-23 00:19
+1
2017-08-22 23:41
#191
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Sweden ThorinEk 
-aizy +pronax
2017-08-22 16:27
#48
ScreaM | 
Germany KRY2k 
+1 mertz>cajun
2017-08-21 11:19
-cajunb + jugi Would be better
2017-08-21 11:25
no next to step down is MSL.
2017-08-21 14:21
#21
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Australia balworg 
very true indeed
2017-08-21 11:14
expected, now time for danish cs to go back to shit
2017-08-21 11:14
#81
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United States Ch1lled_Pyro 
Are you forgetting, There's this one team called Astralis. They won the 1rst major of the year. Then they won IEM. Then they Made it to semis in recent PGL major. Yea they are kinda the #2 team in the world right now. Hate to break it to you, but they are all danish.
2017-08-21 11:31
nt asstralis fanboy asstralis sucks SK #1 USA #9999 #CRYISFREE
2017-08-21 11:36
Thanks for acting like an idiot so people can hate on me an my country, cunt.
2017-08-21 11:50
finally somebody started to understand .thank you
2017-08-21 12:05
#128
Ramz1k | 
North America Oboe 
+Rep
2017-08-21 13:25
#159
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Australia USTlLO 
+rep would discuss with
2017-08-21 18:49
+rep
2017-08-22 02:59
#111
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Croatia DNM_ii 
I know this is a bait but still, he never said Astralis was #1 and USA is definitely above most of the countries in CS. Also SK 0 - 2 Astralis and SK 14 - 16 SS and SK 14 - 16 BIG. :D
2017-08-21 12:11
#141
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Sk 0-16 rng never forget
2017-08-21 14:52
#173
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Oh wow! Hhahaha I didn't even know that happened lol.
2017-08-21 21:53
#188
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
lol how did u miss it xD
2017-08-22 10:21
#190
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Croatia DNM_ii 
I don't know honestly. :P
2017-08-22 16:22
#143
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Denmark Xipingu 
There there, it's alright. I know it is difficult to accept that Astralis 2-0'd SK. JK, deserved. Cry is free
2017-08-21 14:56
#162
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United States Ch1lled_Pyro 
:3
2017-08-21 19:09
if you hover over team North valde does not appear on the team, 4 man roster only
2017-08-21 11:29
Expected.
2017-08-21 11:13
Yes indeed, took a bit longer than expected though: twitter.com/1nf4m/status/888742803764908.. Next up is ave to replace ruggah as coach
2017-08-21 19:07
Woah
2017-08-21 11:13
Awsome
2017-08-21 11:13
#6
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Iceland Bjarnfreoarson 
Lmao
2017-08-21 11:13
#8
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Spain keep_SOKER_ffs 
Expected
2017-08-21 11:13
#9
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Brazil 16|0 
Expected
2017-08-21 11:13
#10
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Serbia lenj1vac 
Whoa unexpected as fuck!!!
2017-08-21 11:13
Indeed.
2017-08-21 11:16
#11
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Bad move
2017-08-21 11:13
expected
2017-08-21 11:13
#13
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Finland SPONGECS 
Omg so unexpected
2017-08-21 11:13
wp !
2017-08-21 11:13
#15
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Finland kAlluYT 
Finally official
2017-08-21 11:13
:)
2017-08-21 11:13
#18
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United States wndryrs 
Finally they announce this shit. Jesus.
2017-08-21 11:13
#22
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Sweden lagcats 
expected
2017-08-21 11:14
North top 1
2017-08-21 11:14
we know
2017-08-21 11:14
#28
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Ukraine richUkrainian 
expected
2017-08-21 11:14
#29
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Poland klesh_PACTit 
<3
2017-08-21 11:14
#30
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Tunisia 7bib_LOMA 
Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså has joined North, the Danish team has announced. nice article))
2017-08-21 11:14
#34
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
What's the point in putting this out if there is no information? Why not wait for the information?
2017-08-21 11:14
#51
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Malaysia byaIi 
he just join thats all.
2017-08-21 11:19
If they get you to revisit later for the full article = more click revenue = profit, no? Confirming that someone has joined a new team is more interesting than the same article you see over and over anyway imo. Either a player does an upgrade in terms of level of team or the player wants to "find new motivation".
2017-08-21 11:21
#35
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Australia nutmaster44 
lul
2017-08-21 11:14
#37
2017-08-21 11:14
So expected af lul
2017-08-21 11:15
expected
2017-08-21 11:15
#42
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Germany totyplays 
Expected
2017-08-21 11:16
#43
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Australia closet 
valde joins North more to follow thanks hltv
2017-08-21 11:16
#62
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Norway LokeNnNnN 
This was obviously a huge surprise for everyone. (who could have expected Valde of all people to join North???) Give poor old HLTV a break, there is no way they could have an article ready for such a surprising roster move
2017-08-21 11:23
lmao
2017-08-21 11:34
I really don't mind that. They wanted to get the news out as soon as possible. And then add more info as they receive it.
2017-08-21 13:33
So unexpected.
2017-08-21 11:18
Good signing
2017-08-21 11:18
nice
2017-08-21 11:19
expected
2017-08-21 11:19
#52
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
+ Ex6TenZ
2017-08-21 11:20
What a huuuuige surprise totally didnt see that coming
2017-08-21 11:20
#55
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Israel raaVz 
ez 4 north
2017-08-21 11:20
#56
Magisk | 
United Kingdom tr4c 
Wow no way
2017-08-21 11:21
wow
2017-08-21 11:21
Expected.
2017-08-21 11:22
#63
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Ukraine WhiteREP 
GL
2017-08-21 11:23
#64
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Poland Wojtek31337 
- aizy +magik No different
2017-08-21 11:23
#65
NiKo | 
Korea tjsgn0715 
Unexpected, masickboy >>>>> valde :((
2017-08-21 11:23
Maybe North will be a decent team with valde
2017-08-21 11:25
wooooow sooo unexpected !
2017-08-21 11:24
#71
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Europe LastChristmas 
Yeah nice ez for north what a surprise
2017-08-21 11:25
GL VALDE
2017-08-21 11:26
Rip north... magisk better than valde. I played against this toxic valde.. he s noob, trust me.
2017-08-21 11:26
Let's go bois!
2017-08-21 11:27
#77
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
EZ
2017-08-21 11:28
Not a bad choice
2017-08-21 11:29
#80
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
HOLY SHIT WHAT A SUPRIZE! not...
2017-08-21 11:30
#83
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Sweden crindz 
finally, such a good choice for north! welcome back, godvalde.
2017-08-21 11:31
#84
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Slovakia TatKo 
Unexpected
2017-08-21 11:31
so they gonna build the game around k0nfig and Aizy???? if aizy could play like late 2015 this can be top3 in the world....above asstralis.
2017-08-21 11:31
#172
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Uruguay RamzeYNT 
+10 , i was of that guys that think " aizy is one of the 10 Better Aimmers in the world " He Was a beast.
2017-08-21 21:52
Still very weird that he replaced Magisk. Probably the one with the highest potential on the roster, together with k0nfig. But the team looks good on paper, Valde is a very talented player. If he brings better chemistry to the team I'm sure they can become top contenders again.
2017-08-21 11:32
why did they kick magisk but keep aizy thats the dumbest fucking thing. magisk and valde is a sick combo but noooo
2017-08-21 11:33
#91
gob b | 
Germany Flexb0y 
WAT WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
2017-08-21 11:36
#92
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Australia so_obvious 
:o
2017-08-21 11:37
-magisk + valde while keeping aisy LMAOOO one more era of north being tier 3 xD
2017-08-21 11:39
#97
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Poland dreamShow 
some say that magisk was blocking aizy
2017-08-21 11:42
some will get frustated when they see north even worse xd
2017-08-21 11:54
#103
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Poland dreamShow 
aizy skins aizy life mark my words
2017-08-21 11:56
LMAO 10 10 joke XD I hope i are right cuz I like north players and I want k0nfig to have a good team around him, cuz he deserves, he is really good
2017-08-21 11:58
#106
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Poland dreamShow 
ye k0nfig is amazing but hes also very cocky and thats the thing i dont like in him. cajunb do i need to say anything? when i say cajun u say b scrubs. aizy skins. msl bot but bot with some brain and now valde the fresh blood. i hope they gonna step up a little bit cuz potential there is very gut gut.
2017-08-21 12:02
who cares dude you need to realize that, 99% of the time, "cocky" people are the most cool and humble guys around, because at least they show themselfs, how many guys act cool and chill and talk shit behind peoples back LUL and at the end of the day he just talk shit on twitter lol, we never heard about him being an asshole, fighting on clubs, trying to get friends girls etc LUL so the real world is like that, you just have a wrong vision xd I dont care about k0nfig, I'm not in favor or against him, I only care about him as a player... just sayin
2017-08-21 13:20
#134
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Poland dreamShow 
Lul wat. 99% xD. Ok im done with u.
2017-08-21 14:19
ok go back to reddit then cs become what it is cuz shit talking, lan era, social activity nowdays everyone thinks the real world is twitter or some shit LUL gl in real life xd
2017-08-22 02:50
#180
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Poland dreamShow 
"nowdays everyone thinks the real world is twitter or some shit LUL" "cs become what it is cuz shit talking, lan era, social activity" didnt see any1 at lan being cocky except k0nfig, taz and maybe sometimes JW. who the hell thinks that "real world is twitter or some shit" XD jesus... brazil plz. looks like u dont know that u can be a good guy irl and u will find other good guys cuz prolly in brazil "good guys" are getting knifed in favela by "real cocky bad boiz" lmao... and just for your information, im not using reddit ;)
2017-08-22 09:32
omg the guy talks competitive shit, omgggggg he is such a BAD person, bad guy!! he should go to death row right, sorry i are wrong and u are right sorry! thank for telling me this thank feeling thank
2017-08-22 09:36
#183
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Poland dreamShow 
lmao brazil in a nutshell XD. compare n0thing to k0nfig and u will get my point or ure too retarted to understeand that
2017-08-22 09:37
omg i are agree thatz we should remove everyone and only let NA and poland in cs, so we have 100% polite calm and colected persans! I agree thank for letting me know i'm feeling thank mr polako
2017-08-22 09:40
#185
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Poland dreamShow 
remove? XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD im just telling u that i personally dont like him and ure coming out with ur shitty logic "remove everyone" cuz in ur head only "STRONGER REMAIN NO SPACE FOR GOOD GUYS JUNGLE HERE"XD ure funny fruit. "but hes also very cocky and thats the thing i dont like in him" reading skillz lvl 0
2017-08-22 09:46
omg thankfor informating and being an hltv official informator and informating people thank im feeling thank for the information #RUNPOLANDG #WENUMBAWUN
2017-08-22 09:53
#187
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Poland dreamShow 
holy shit XD and people are confused why most people at hltv dont like 7-1's
2017-08-22 09:54
#150
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Argentina s6nnti 
what the fucl
2017-08-21 15:45
#94
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
great player but stupid north - aizy + valde was the right change
2017-08-21 11:39
+1
2017-08-21 11:43
Better then Magisk? I don't think so
2017-08-21 11:39
#96
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Poland dreamShow 
really unexpected
2017-08-21 11:42
#99
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France ElevenFUT 
Very nice
2017-08-21 11:46
#102
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
Now kick aizy and bring back magisk Only then can they compete.
2017-08-21 11:55
Expected for a long time.
2017-08-21 11:56
Finally
2017-08-21 12:07
Good for North, although Magisk was a very skillful player.
2017-08-21 12:11
#110
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
-aizy when
2017-08-21 12:11
Unexpected lul
2017-08-21 12:13
#113
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
-aizy +Magisk
2017-08-21 12:14
#114
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
VOLDEMORT PogChamp, time for north to rise to le top #HearTheRoar
2017-08-21 12:14
#115
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
And aizy still on the squad.
2017-08-21 12:21
#117
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
nice
2017-08-21 12:29
Gringe video LUL
2017-08-21 12:35
Expected
2017-08-21 12:36
#120
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
Finally
2017-08-21 12:41
Imagine North if MSL and Aizy werent fuckbuddies
2017-08-21 12:47
#123
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Russia SuflexZ 
#HearTheRoar GL, North! :D
2017-08-21 12:47
#124
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Portugal dracø 
Aizy will still manage to fuck this up.
2017-08-21 12:51
#125
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
stfu who hating aizy aizy is a very consistent player
2017-08-21 12:57
Wow this came outta nowhere!
2017-08-21 12:58
#131
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Denmark fm100 
He must be thrilled. Going to a bigger team. Playing under the biggest Football club and well known in europe aswell. And play in the telia Park where he can watch FCK for free when he pracs with cs on the screen. Does not get much better
2017-08-21 13:40
f in a l l y . GL valdemarBEAST
2017-08-21 14:19
#136
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Turkey layzer 
-MSL
2017-08-21 14:27
#137
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Malaysia phyzell 
If the team fails during the 3rd roster change, then the coach will be changed.
2017-08-21 14:35
good move
2017-08-21 14:38
#139
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
I've only called this move since last year... It's about bleeding time North.
2017-08-21 14:41
#140
elemeNt | 
Russia G0A1L 
good luck,valde!
2017-08-21 14:42
PogChamp
2017-08-21 14:53
North wont achieve shit as long as MSL is in there
2017-08-21 15:03
MSL ain't the problem. fnatic were dominating with pronax. Valde is a great adition, but i would have keeped Magisk and - Laizy.
2017-08-21 15:19
#157
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Brazil Collee 
He is the problem. 4 of the fnatic players were top 6 in that year. You can't really expect your team to perform at this level nowadays, with more competition. Not even 2016 SK could get more than 2 players between the ~8 best. Let alone 2017 North
2017-08-21 17:20
valde should replace msl and not together
2017-08-21 15:41
valde is a great player but imo they should have benched aizy, magisk was the better player until msl changed their spots to make aizy comfortable
2017-08-21 15:59
#152
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
still need to kick msl and cajunb
2017-08-21 16:22
WOAH I DID NOT EXPECT THIS! :O
2017-08-21 16:27
He's pretty great, but I don't expect North to accomplish shit, if they decided to kick magisk, they clearly have no clue what they're doing.
2017-08-21 17:02
Valde to North until Astralis has struggles and he gets moved up. Glave and him go way back.
2017-08-21 17:03
#156
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Brazil Collee 
Sick player, but I don't think it will change too much keeping MSL and aizy. They kicked their 2nd best player. I think it's an upgrade for Magisk, but still, they kicked the wrong player
2017-08-21 17:16
#158
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Very expected! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-21 18:11
#160
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Huge upgrade valde is sick
2017-08-21 18:59
If they removed MSL it would be huge upgrade
2017-08-21 20:22
#168
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
yeah but valde for aizy is sick too
2017-08-21 21:10
can be good pickup, if team chemistry is better with valde than with magiskboy they can become tier 1 again.
2017-08-21 19:48
#165
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Portugal LeoNTC 
rip north
2017-08-21 20:55
#166
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Europe xdavidlm 
who
2017-08-21 20:56
-aizy -msl +karrigan + magisk top 3 team
2017-08-21 20:57
Finally announced, too bad he doesn't replace aizy instead of Magisk.
2017-08-21 21:36
bot aizy <3
2017-08-21 21:43
#174
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Uruguay RamzeYNT 
Rip :(
2017-08-21 21:53
#176
chucky | 
Brunei aspexo 
xpeked
2017-08-21 23:25
unexpected kappa
2017-08-21 23:26
#181
method | 
United States f0xes` 
aizy surviving on past accolades, Magisk will return to the roster in his place soon enough.
2017-08-22 09:34
#189
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Europe L30n@rd0 
They kicked magisk and kept aizy... Gl anyway
2017-08-22 11:35
NiP|valde inc
2017-08-22 20:27
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