North confirm valde sale

North have confirmed that star player Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså has completed a move to an "unnamed team".

The news all but confirms that the 24-year-old has inked a deal with famed Dota 2 organisation OG, who have been tipped to create a star-studded international line-up led by Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and also featuring two-time Major champion Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt.

valde, who had been an inactive player on the North roster since October, leaves the Danish organisation after over two years on their books, having been recruited from Heroic in August 2017.

valde leaves North after two years with the organisation

During his time with North, valde won three DreamHack Open stops (Montreal, Tours and Valencia, where he also scooped the MVP medal), the DreamHack Masters event in Stockholm and the GG.BET ICE Challenge. He was named the 20th best player of 2018 after an impressive year in which he was North's top performer at nine of the 14 events that they attended, and the team's second-best player at the other five.

"The time has come for me to try something new and go down a different path in my career," valde told North's website. "I could feel within myself that it is the right decision, and it is always with mixed feelings leaving something behind that has been a huge part of your life for more than two years now.

"I got to play 35 tournaments and lift four trophies during my time in North, and all of them played a role in creating some of the most memorable moments I have in my life."

North, who brought in René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg to replace valde, will be in action at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and at DreamHack Open Sevilla before the end of the year. According to Christopher Håkonsson, who was appointed as CEO in September, the company will undergo a revamping in 2020 as he looks to unluck the "untapped potential" at his disposal.

"With a new and clear strategy, which we're working hard on finalizing at the moment, both in the sporting and in the rest of the organization, I believe that we'll develop strongly in 2020," the North CEO said.

"We've got some super exciting announcements in the pipeline that we're looking forward to showing to the world."

North currently have:

Denmark Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup
Denmark Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye
Denmark Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade
Denmark Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen
Denmark René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg

Denmark Torbjørn "⁠mithR⁠" Nyborg (coach)

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1314
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
OG incoming! +ISSA +NBK +aleksiB +?
2019-12-02 14:39
50 replies
#21
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Canada Herodionus
EZ PZ
2019-12-02 14:36
12 replies
OG SO BAD KICK NBK ALREADY
2019-12-02 14:36
11 replies
#25
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Europe Lounatus
wtf mens(((
2019-12-02 14:37
Ok
2019-12-02 14:40
+1
2019-12-02 14:52
#83
 | 
Finland BMW_xseveN
KICK ALEKSIB PLS
2019-12-02 15:17
6 replies
Turpa kiinni botseven
2019-12-02 17:15
3 replies
Wtf idiot xseven is god. Y dont you shut up instead
2019-12-02 19:14
2 replies
If you think xseven is a god, you are incredibly retarted
2019-12-02 20:33
1 reply
You're a senpai fan lmfao kids in glass houses
2019-12-04 15:14
Kick Botseven first xD
2019-12-03 05:49
1 reply
Shut up, not ur team
2019-12-03 12:20
+1
2019-12-02 16:32
#45
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Brazil steambored
+mantuu read news dog
2019-12-02 14:39
15 replies
proofs?
2019-12-02 14:41
14 replies
2 replies
I really have a hard time seeing this lineup doing great. But i look forward to seeing what they bring to the table.
2019-12-02 15:23
1 reply
Well... I don't think so, I mean, They're all so good, they didn't have a Coach yet, and maybe they can do great in the start, but they're gonna be like Vitality or Mousesports
2019-12-02 15:59
#53
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Brazil steambored
OWNED
2019-12-02 14:49
10 replies
Thats a report, not a proof.
2019-12-02 14:50
9 replies
#60
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Egypt BomberMan_
ffs these reports are always right unless something changes then they report that change
2019-12-02 14:53
1 reply
I will believe it when i see it.
2019-12-02 15:00
#68
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Brazil steambored
all I see is cry
2019-12-02 15:00
5 replies
then stop looking into the mirror
2019-12-02 15:01
4 replies
#82
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Brazil steambored
I look at you my son
2019-12-02 15:16
3 replies
#100
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Finland SunMutsi
Hi dad
2019-12-02 15:50
Hi suggar daddy
2019-12-02 17:19
1 reply
thats not very NTC from you
2019-12-02 17:21
Well i know some people close to him, and its confirned
2019-12-03 12:38
Mantuu
2019-12-02 14:40
Mantuu
2019-12-02 14:40
Pls no nbk, then I can't cheer for this team
2019-12-02 14:50
1 reply
#78
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Palestine MrZoldiK
There will be others to cheer , no worries
2019-12-02 15:11
#65
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Germany zoieN
+jamppi
2019-12-02 14:58
2 replies
only if -VAC
2019-12-02 15:03
No jamppi
2019-12-02 15:47
Valde? XD
2019-12-02 14:59
#76
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Palestine MrZoldiK
Jamppi as awper Edit: nvm , remove vac first
2019-12-02 15:11
#81
Zero | 
Czech Republic cortan
Oskar
2019-12-02 15:14
3 replies
#108
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY
osfart*
2019-12-02 16:11
2 replies
*yourmumfart
2019-12-02 17:16
1 reply
nt prokda
2019-12-02 20:11
#117
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Switzerland Indeon
Oskar
2019-12-02 16:32
+oskar bet
2019-12-02 17:30
ISSA aleksib NBK v4lde mantuu
2019-12-02 17:57
5 replies
Who is mantuu?
2019-12-02 21:43
4 replies
Your mum
2019-12-02 22:26
3 replies
I’m asking for real I’ve heard about him for first time
2019-12-03 14:06
2 replies
Then you are not often here right?
2019-12-03 16:03
1 reply
Not really Only occasionally when I have to check my bet result
2019-12-03 21:46
wonder where
2019-12-02 14:35
4 replies
#77
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Finland Smoonah
gets rid of valde but keeps juggies 🤣
2019-12-02 15:06
3 replies
Flair checks out.
2019-12-02 15:47
2 replies
#120
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Finland Smoonah
gets rid of aleksib but keeps xseven 🤣
2019-12-02 17:04
1 reply
Finland has a great scene carried by GOAT IGL Alexsi "Two-faced" Toledo. He is widely known for his tactic of rush B, but turn back and kick Alexsib. An alternative to this tactic is rush A, but turn back and go home without any trophy.
2019-12-02 17:13
#3
oBo | 
North America ZachS721
Og
2019-12-02 14:35
the shortest news
2019-12-02 14:35
#5
 | 
Azerbaijan djkido316
First
2019-12-02 14:35
1 reply
#12
 | 
Azerbaijan djkido316
Or not
2019-12-02 14:35
I feel like OG will be shit dunno why
2019-12-02 14:36
Og this week aleksib tweet yesterday
2019-12-02 14:35
3 replies
what did he tweet
2019-12-02 15:04
1 reply
It was just a "shhh" emoji
2019-12-02 17:16
And today he tweeted " Comeback soon"
2019-12-02 19:12
JEEZ OG announce
2019-12-02 14:35
Save Valde from OG
2019-12-02 14:35
1 reply
Give them at least one match !
2019-12-02 16:55
#10
 | 
Georgia Broozman
OG-POG
2019-12-02 14:35
#13
 | 
China SwooksarV2
Wadefuk
2019-12-02 14:35
Unnamed team thinking emoji
2019-12-02 14:36
ez 4 the unnamed team
2019-12-02 14:36
who cars?
2019-12-02 14:36
OG
2019-12-02 14:36
OG
2019-12-02 14:36
#19
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Canada Herodionus
EZ4OG
2019-12-02 14:36
LETS GO OG
2019-12-02 14:36
#22
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
Finally OG
2019-12-02 14:36
So OG: Aleksib Valde NBK "Confirmed"? HYPE
2019-12-02 14:36
3 replies
OG's reported lineup will feature: France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt Finland Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså Jordan Issa "ISSAA" Murad United Kingdom Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski
2019-12-02 16:10
2 replies
Yeah. But, NBK & Aleksib basically confirmed that they both will be in OG.
2019-12-02 16:13
1 reply
2019-12-02 16:23
When we finally will see OG god damn
2019-12-02 14:37
Lol unnamer
2019-12-02 14:37
#29
 | 
China serdim
TEAM UNNAMED
2019-12-02 14:37
"unnamed"
2019-12-02 14:37
#32
 | 
Brazil bandicoot
please not OG dont ruin you career please :(
2019-12-02 14:37
1 reply
xaxaxaxaxa 0/8
2019-12-02 14:38
#33
 | 
Russia Xterli
Rip N♿rth
2019-12-02 14:38
#34
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Finland cocofanboy
its happening
2019-12-02 14:38
gg
2019-12-02 14:38
"Unnamed Team",Optic india confirmed teamming up with our boy f0rsaken :)
2019-12-02 14:38
finally
2019-12-02 14:38
ez OG
2019-12-02 14:38
#40
 | 
Yugoslavia den321
penta sports??
2019-12-02 14:39
1 reply
OG
2019-12-02 15:48
OG LESGO
2019-12-02 14:39
#43
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Israel FRIsaac
unnamed team are very good, I'm sure he will fit there
2019-12-02 14:39
2 replies
Nah they need forsaken to perform.
2019-12-02 15:48
1 reply
#99
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Israel FRIsaac
no, they need igl man, look at their roaster
2019-12-02 15:50
#44
 | 
France margheriti
OG is gonna be an amazing team, mark my words
2019-12-02 14:39
#49
 | 
United States D0xx
Its Happening
2019-12-02 14:40
#51
 | 
Finland KieZuZ
OG WHEN??
2019-12-02 14:48
Pog
2019-12-02 14:50
Late Black Friday sale xD
2019-12-02 14:50
1 reply
It’s cyber Monday bitch
2019-12-02 14:54
"he also scooped the MVP medal), the DreamHack Masters event in Stockholm" Rip MSL
2019-12-02 14:53
3 replies
That is referring to the Valencia event.
2019-12-02 15:00
Finland brain OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 15:49
1 reply
#129
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Finland Zikii
3000iq finnish boy
2019-12-02 17:36
#62
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Argentina potatomato
How much?
2019-12-02 14:54
Wasted talent! OG wont even be top10
2019-12-02 14:58
2 replies
neither will north so it's an ok move
2019-12-02 15:22
yea much better to stay on shitty teams going nowhere or not even be playing! Danish brain
2019-12-03 03:19
#69
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Europe jvesper
ez for team desuko nbk mantuu aleksib valde isssa vibe
2019-12-02 15:00
#72
 | 
Estonia RopzTop1
rip north
2019-12-02 15:02
all this money just to get destroyed by astralis xD
2019-12-02 15:03
Interesting that this come the same day as the last day of Attx in ESEA Advanced.
2019-12-02 15:12
1 reply
The full roster will be released on december 8th, the latest.
2019-12-02 15:26
Finally og announcement
2019-12-02 15:13
uNnAmEd TeAm
2019-12-02 15:18
NORTH NOW TIER 400
2019-12-02 15:18
#87
 | 
Australia Chereska
Cs_summit their first event, good luck
2019-12-02 15:22
Finally NBking will be back
2019-12-02 15:22
-issa(WHO?) -nbk -manthu(WHO?) +s1mple +xantares +olof
2019-12-02 15:23
NATO will join North
2019-12-02 15:38
luuuuuuul
2019-12-02 15:41
#102
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Brazil candymau
NBK is a good player but its a matter of time until he fights with the IGL guy and breaks the team.
2019-12-02 16:00
valde NBK AleksiB Shazam Autimatic
2019-12-02 16:03
3 replies
shazam in 2019, omega
2019-12-02 16:08
NBK Aleksib Valde ISSA And the other guy i dont know his name
2019-12-02 16:14
1 reply
mantuu
2019-12-02 16:26
#109
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Wales TC10
spicy but unsurprising
2019-12-02 16:12
big money
2019-12-02 16:14
north - always sell their hard carry
2019-12-02 16:26
best player of the team bye bye
2019-12-02 16:48
#121
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Europe wutwute
North performing better since he left, IQ200
2019-12-02 17:09
tier899 confirmed
2019-12-02 17:41
#131
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Sweden osnolsson
A star team with NBK? uhmm what? Might aswell add Dennis to the team and kill it completely
2019-12-02 17:47
#132
valde | 
Finland Juvi
Unsurprising as said. That unnamed team definitely is going to be a great contender for a t1.
2019-12-02 17:51
LUL NBK just got kicked from the "unnamed team"
2019-12-02 17:51
All in all quite dissapointing. I was looking for few new interesting teams and all that happend is teams just sold rosters to another org. And this lineup doesnt seem that much interesting (if NBK rumours are true especially).
2019-12-02 18:14
1 reply
Valde NBK and aleksib on the same team doesnt sound interesting? Could be one of the most fundamentally sound teams. So much knowledge and teamplay based players.
2019-12-04 07:02
what the fuck happend to him? what happend in the past months that any one would pick CAJUMB over valde???
2019-12-02 18:56
2 replies
#156
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Myanmar xdcc
nothing? he wanted to leave north.
2019-12-03 00:59
1 reply
Understandable :()
2019-12-03 10:59
lol
2019-12-02 18:57
Issaa, NBK and mantuu OG is not gonna be better than old HR lol
2019-12-02 19:33
XD!
2019-12-02 19:52
Original Gangster?
2019-12-02 19:53
good luck dude
2019-12-02 19:55
#146
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Indonesia Journeast
Ok it's OG, but when they gonna play their first tournament?
2019-12-02 19:55
Where’s that guy who talks about pashanoj?
2019-12-02 20:34
That title tho = sounds like.human trafficking
2019-12-02 20:39
#151
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Denmark Wolff63
It is funny to see that all you folks are wiserthan a professional OG management LOL
2019-12-02 21:16
team with potential but kick nbk. he is garbage.
2019-12-02 21:21
WTF
2019-12-03 01:03
North forever tier 2
2019-12-03 01:33
Title sounds so wierd for some reason
2019-12-03 02:54
1 reply
The reason is because it sounds like a VALVE SALE
2019-12-03 09:56
So, what is the line-up for OG ?
2019-12-03 04:48
ok
2019-12-03 04:49
ISSA and NBK OmegaLUL
2019-12-03 05:40
scream is the 5th
2019-12-03 08:17
1 reply
#167
nitr0 | 
Brazil 1930
lmao scream
2019-12-03 09:46
#172
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
I wish the best of luck to the unnamed team
2019-12-03 13:53
#176
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Poland Ryunar
valde freed
2019-12-04 02:13
Pick up Dosia
2019-12-04 14:41
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