After a disappointing Major, North have decided to relieve their coach Casper "ruggah" Due and replace him with Alexander "ave" Holdt.
Casper "ruggah" Due has been a part of this core since May 2016, when Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen led a team featuring Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, and played a part in the squad's biggest achievement a few months later—winning EPICENTER 2016.
Following North's 0-3 run at the ELEAGUE Major 2018, the Danish organization has decided to end the cooperation with their current coach and bring Alexander "ave" Holdt up, putting him in charge of the first team. Up to now, ave's work was a combination of analysis for the first team and coaching of North Academy, with Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke speaking highly of him and his work in our interview during ESL One Cologne 2017.
"We have looked long and hard at our setup and concluded, that we needed our First Team Coach to be in the office with the players every day. Due to Casper’s situation, that was not a possibility for him however."
"At the same time I am happy to see Alexander take up the reigns, and I have high hopes that he, together with MSL and the rest of the team, will turn around the current situation."
ave added his own statement:
"I am incredibly excited to take on the job as North's First Team Coach. I want to create a distinct North playstyle together with the team, and from my time working as an analyst with them, I know that we share many of the same views on how to play the game."
The squad is set for a LAN debut with their new coach at cs_summit 2 in February, while the organization will be looking for a new North Academy coach in the meantime.
North is now:
Alexander "ave" Holdt (coach)