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:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1457
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1334
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
648
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
OG incoming! +ISSA +NBK +aleksiB +?
2019-12-02 14:39
#21
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Canada Herodionus 
EZ PZ
2019-12-02 14:36
OG SO BAD KICK NBK ALREADY
2019-12-02 14:36
#25
Dosia | 
Europe Lounatus 
wtf mens(((
2019-12-02 14:37
Subscribe to my channel!
2019-12-02 14:37
#41
 | 
Brazil _FaZeUP 
ok men
2019-12-02 14:39
Bgorn
2019-12-02 16:09
i pay 2 dozen of bananaz for him
2019-12-02 19:02
XD
2019-12-02 21:24
#161
 | 
Argentina trackssZZZ 
sure why not?
2019-12-03 03:40
Ok
2019-12-02 14:40
+1
2019-12-02 14:52
#83
 | 
Finland BMW_xseveN 
KICK ALEKSIB PLS
2019-12-02 15:17
Turpa kiinni botseven
2019-12-02 17:15
#141
 | 
Finland BMW_xseveN 
Wtf idiot xseven is god. Y dont you shut up instead
2019-12-02 19:14
If you think xseven is a god, you are incredibly retarted
2019-12-02 20:33
You're a senpai fan lmfao kids in glass houses
2019-12-04 15:14
Kick Botseven first xD
2019-12-03 05:49
#170
 | 
Finland BMW_xseveN 
Shut up, not ur team
2019-12-03 12:20
+1
2019-12-02 16:08
#116
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-12-02 16:32
#45
 | 
Sweden kAED 
+mantuu read news dog
2019-12-02 14:39
proofs?
2019-12-02 14:41
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
#101
 | 
Colombia MonstarX 
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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Sweden kAED 
OWNED
2019-12-02 14:49
Thats a report, not a proof.
2019-12-02 14:50
ffs these reports are always right unless something changes then they report that change
2019-12-02 14:53
I will believe it when i see it.
2019-12-02 15:00
#68
 | 
Sweden kAED 
all I see is cry
2019-12-02 15:00
then stop looking into the mirror
2019-12-02 15:01
#82
 | 
Sweden kAED 
I look at you my son
2019-12-02 15:16
Hi dad
2019-12-02 15:50
Hi suggar daddy
2019-12-02 17:19
#127
 | 
Sweden kAED 
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
#47
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Poland Herrasaurus 
Mantuu
2019-12-02 14:40
#55
 | 
United States TheReelMVP 
Pls no nbk, then I can't cheer for this team
2019-12-02 14:50
#78
 | 
Palestine MrZoldiK 
There will be others to cheer , no worries
2019-12-02 15:11
#65
device | 
Germany zoieN 
+jamppi
2019-12-02 14:58
only if -VAC
2019-12-02 15:03
#94
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
No jamppi
2019-12-02 15:47
Valde? XD
2019-12-02 14:59
#76
 | 
Palestine MrZoldiK 
Jamppi as awper Edit: nvm , remove vac first
2019-12-02 15:11
#81
HenkkyG | 
Czech Republic cortan 
Oskar
2019-12-02 15:14
#108
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
osfart*
2019-12-02 16:11
*yourmumfart
2019-12-02 17:16
#147
 | 
Poland rude_wredne 
nt prokda
2019-12-02 20:11
#117
 | 
Switzerland Indeon 
Oskar
2019-12-02 16:32
#128
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
+oskar bet
2019-12-02 17:30
#135
 | 
Iceland ashyra 
ISSA aleksib NBK v4lde mantuu
2019-12-02 17:57
#154
 | 
Poland F5_detector 
Who is mantuu?
2019-12-02 21:43
Your mum
2019-12-02 22:26
#173
 | 
Poland F5_detector 
I’m asking for real I’ve heard about him for first time
2019-12-03 14:06
Then you are not often here right?
2019-12-03 16:03
#175
 | 
Poland F5_detector 
Not really Only occasionally when I have to check my bet result
2019-12-03 21:46
#2
 | 
Finland wrathh 
wonder where
2019-12-02 14:35
#77
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
gets rid of valde but keeps juggies 🤣
2019-12-02 15:06
#95
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Flair checks out.
2019-12-02 15:47
#120
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
gets rid of aleksib but keeps xseven 🤣
2019-12-02 17:04
#122
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
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
 | 
North America ZachS721 
Og
2019-12-02 14:35
the shortest news
2019-12-02 14:35
First
2019-12-02 14:35
Or not
2019-12-02 14:35
I feel like OG will be shit dunno why
2019-12-02 14:36
#7
 | 
Sweden Martintimell69 
Og this week aleksib tweet yesterday
2019-12-02 14:35
what did he tweet
2019-12-02 15:04
It was just a "shhh" emoji
2019-12-02 17:16
#140
 | 
Finland Wetzzkuu 
And today he tweeted " Comeback soon"
2019-12-02 19:12
#8
 | 
India ESPORTSLOADED 
JEEZ OG announce
2019-12-02 14:35
Save Valde from OG
2019-12-02 14:35
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
#14
 | 
Germany Neckarstadion 
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
 | 
Canada Herodionus 
EZ4OG
2019-12-02 14:36
LETS GO OG
2019-12-02 14:36
#22
 | 
Poland friendlySeb 
Finally OG
2019-12-02 14:36
#24
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
So OG: Aleksib Valde NBK "Confirmed"? HYPE
2019-12-02 14:36
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
#110
 | 
Sweden meistr0 
Yeah. But, NBK & Aleksib basically confirmed that they both will be in OG.
2019-12-02 16:13
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
#30
 | 
Europe Spurgumeister 
"unnamed"
2019-12-02 14:37
#32
 | 
Brazil bandicoot 
please not OG dont ruin you career please :(
2019-12-02 14:37
#37
 | 
Korea XigNGODtop1 
xaxaxaxaxa 0/8
2019-12-02 14:38
#33
 | 
Russia Xterli 
Rip N♿rth
2019-12-02 14:38
its happening
2019-12-02 14:38
#35
twist | 
Poland Gervush 
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
SolEk | 
Yugoslavia den321 
penta sports??
2019-12-02 14:39
#96
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
OG
2019-12-02 15:48
OG LESGO
2019-12-02 14:39
#43
 | 
Israel FRIsaac 
unnamed team are very good, I'm sure he will fit there
2019-12-02 14:39
#97
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Nah they need forsaken to perform.
2019-12-02 15:48
#99
 | 
Israel FRIsaac 
no, they need igl man, look at their roaster
2019-12-02 15:50
OG is gonna be an amazing team, mark my words
2019-12-02 14:39
#49
 | 
United States Fanta_Boy 
Its Happening
2019-12-02 14:40
#51
 | 
Finland KieZuZ 
OG WHEN??
2019-12-02 14:48
#54
 | 
Finland Love_God 
OG
2019-12-02 14:50
Pog
2019-12-02 14:50
Late Black Friday sale xD
2019-12-02 14:50
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
That is referring to the Valencia event.
2019-12-02 15:00
#98
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
Finland brain OMEGALUL
2019-12-02 15:49
#129
 | 
Finland Zikii 
3000iq finnish boy
2019-12-02 17:36
#62
 | 
Denmark potatomato 
How much?
2019-12-02 14:54
Wasted talent! OG wont even be top10
2019-12-02 14:58
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
 | 
Europe jvesper 
ez for team desuko nbk mantuu aleksib valde isssa vibe
2019-12-02 15:00
rip north
2019-12-02 15:02
#74
Xyp9x | 
Austria Op_CS 
all this money just to get destroyed by astralis xD
2019-12-02 15:03
#79
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Sweden Lagge15 
Interesting that this come the same day as the last day of Attx in ESEA Advanced.
2019-12-02 15:12
#91
 | 
Sweden Lagge15 
The full roster will be released on december 8th, the latest.
2019-12-02 15:26
#80
 | 
Finland J3bediah 
Finally og announcement
2019-12-02 15:13
#84
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Poland Freeburger97 
uNnAmEd TeAm
2019-12-02 15:18
#85
 | 
Europe JameTimer 
NORTH NOW TIER 400
2019-12-02 15:18
#87
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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
#92
 | 
Europe w1ntermu7e 
NATO will join North
2019-12-02 15:38
#93
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Switzerland x676 
luuuuuuul
2019-12-02 15:41
#102
 | 
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
#105
 | 
Italy CHEBBOxxx 
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
mantuu
2019-12-02 16:26
#109
jks | 
United Kingdom 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
 | 
Europe wutwute 
North performing better since he left, IQ200
2019-12-02 17:09
tier899 confirmed
2019-12-02 17:41
#131
 | 
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
#133
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
LUL NBK just got kicked from the "unnamed team"
2019-12-02 17:51
N♿rth
2019-12-02 17:54
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
#177
valde | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
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
#156
 | 
Myanmar xdcc 
nothing? he wanted to leave north.
2019-12-03 00:59
#169
 | 
Finland M0nzaa 
Understandable :()
2019-12-03 10:59
#138
keev | 
Germany Adenauer 
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
 | 
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
 | 
Denmark Wolff63 
It is funny to see that all you folks are wiserthan a professional OG management LOL
2019-12-02 21:16
#152
 | 
Nepal NlNJA_ 
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
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
#163
 | 
Germany GreatGMany 
ok
2019-12-03 04:49
#164
flusha | 
Chile Tux141 
ISSA and NBK OmegaLUL
2019-12-03 05:40
#166
Dima | 
Estonia BotJuan 
scream is the 5th
2019-12-03 08:17
#167
steel | 
Brazil 1930 
lmao scream
2019-12-03 09:46
#172
 | 
Taiwan Himeii 
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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