Nordavind unveil NaToSaphiX, HS

Nordavind have confirmed the additions of Niels-Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen and Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn to their main Counter-Strike team.

The pair join Nordavind on free transfers and will step into the roles left vacant by Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli, who will reportedly link up with Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg and three former NiP players on Dignitas, and Haris "⁠H4RR3⁠" Hadzic, who was released from his contract at the end of 2019.

NaToSaphiX had been on the lookout for a new challenge since August, when he was released by Heroic after just three months with the team. In December, he attended cs_summit 5 with mousesports as a replacement for Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker, who was ruled out due to visa issues, helping Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's side to win the tournament.

NaToSaphiX finds a new home in Nordavind

Unlike NaToSaphiX, who has spent most of his career playing for Danish teams, HS is no stranger to playing for international teams. The former PENTA and OpTic member spent six months on GamerLegion in 2019 before being benched when the organisation decided to build an all-Swedish roster. After becoming a free agent in October, he played for ex-Windigo in the European Champions Cup and SECTOR: MOSTBET.

"We are thrilled with the addition of Natosaphix and HS to fill out our lineup for 2020," team coach Dennis "⁠Rytter⁠" Rytter told HLTV.org. "Now we have five experienced players who have tried a lot in their careers and hopefully we will achieve even more together.

"With Natosaphix and HS we get two very hungry players who hopefully will push us even further. We will work hard to achieve some great things together."

The arrivals of these two high-profile players further enhance Nordavind's credentials as one of the leading organisations in the Nordic region. On Tuesday, they completed the signing of the Norwegian roster known as Riddle, headlined by former Oslo Lions member Thomas "⁠Vertigo⁠" Andresen.

Nordavind will make their first official appearance on Friday in the European open qualifier for DreamHack Anaheim, in which they will be debuting the following lineup:

Norway Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel
Norway Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen
Denmark Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann
Estonia Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn
Denmark Niels-Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen

Denmark Dennis "⁠Rytter⁠" Rytter (coach)

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
669
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Dennis 'Rytter' Rytter
Dennis 'Rytter' Rytter
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Norway Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
206
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Norway Thomas 'Vertigo' Andresen
Thomas 'Vertigo' Andresen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.72
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
991
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1593
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
very nice!
2020-01-15 20:23
11 replies
#12
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Czech Republic Xedys
Finally a team for Nato
2020-01-15 20:26
3 replies
xD
2020-01-15 20:26
nt prokda
2020-01-15 20:26
1 reply
#21
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Czech Republic Xedys
Nt sam2k
2020-01-15 20:27
Natoverrated
2020-01-15 20:29
5 replies
Reported for phun
2020-01-15 21:26
1 reply
Reported for reporting
2020-01-16 23:58
Typical 3rd worlder
2020-01-16 09:17
2 replies
What a great comment :DDDD
2020-01-16 09:34
1 reply
#124
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Netherlands ZoMilan
Reported for spam
2020-01-16 14:27
-HS +Lord MSL
2020-01-16 13:38
COME TO BRAZIL
2020-01-15 20:24
Nice !!
2020-01-15 20:24
F for Norway.
2020-01-15 20:24
5 replies
#27
tarik | 
Norway MD!
F
2020-01-15 20:32
1 reply
F
2020-01-15 21:26
F
2020-01-15 21:49
F
2020-01-15 22:26
F
2020-01-17 04:14
great
2020-01-15 20:24
#6
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Germany n0r1k
leggo
2020-01-15 20:24
Estonia can into Nordic?
2020-01-15 20:25
1 reply
#135
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Estonia RopzTop1
+1 yes plox
2020-01-18 22:24
HS is gonna play for a month and then leave, just as usual
2020-01-15 20:25
2 replies
He needs to have a haircut / or gets his hairdo fixed to play decent cs. Weirdo kido
2020-01-16 00:22
1 reply
yea, haircut will fix everything
2020-01-16 11:23
HS is fucking garbage why is he there
2020-01-15 20:25
3 replies
he’s the second highest rated player on the team but ok
2020-01-16 02:58
cuz tenski sleeping with estonian gril mens
2020-01-16 07:34
1 reply
wtf))))))
2020-01-16 17:32
#11
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Brazil Par4dox11
NATO gets a team. Nice
2020-01-15 20:25
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-15 20:27
expected
2020-01-15 20:26
#14
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United States Prattatat
nice 1
2020-01-15 20:26
#15
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
wooo
2020-01-15 20:26
Looks good on paper will see if they keep up
2020-01-15 20:26
Why HS out of all players?
2020-01-15 20:28
cool, but can they keep up with Budapest 5?
2020-01-15 20:29
1 reply
an mg team can keep up with budapest 5
2020-01-17 19:12
hallzerk to Dig confirmed
2020-01-15 20:29
#26
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Greece m3s0v
-HS +Calyx, MICHU, rallen, snax or nex
2020-01-15 20:29
2 replies
nt fakeflagger
2020-01-15 20:38
1 reply
#35
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Greece m3s0v
0/8
2020-01-15 20:39
Good luck HS!
2020-01-15 20:34
#31
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Czech Republic Noxar
Another team, this time Norweigan, turned into a Danish one, lol.
2020-01-15 20:38
old news
2020-01-15 20:38
HS on team they dead already
2020-01-15 20:39
Strange move since it makes he team fully international, and HS isn’t that good.
2020-01-15 20:41
Disband in 1month.
2020-01-15 20:42
So what the point to keep 3 norwegian bots if they will speak in English anyway ? remove 3 bots, add free agents and try to build something relevant instead of another tier9999 team that will disband in few months
2020-01-15 20:46
3 replies
I would like to remind you that these bots qualified for MDL undefeated.
2020-01-15 23:01
2 replies
Not only undefeated, they didn't drop a single map I believe.
2020-01-16 09:09
1 reply
+1
2020-01-16 19:03
get HS out and get a real IGL
2020-01-15 20:47
Well Hallzerk to dignitas confirmed now?
2020-01-15 21:00
Top 5 danish team
2020-01-15 21:02
Good for HS, he's so underrated
2020-01-15 21:05
1 reply
+1
2020-01-15 22:16
RUBINO still IGL lul
2020-01-15 21:06
Hs cromen and NATO Fireeeee !!!!!
2020-01-15 21:08
LETS GO NATO
2020-01-15 21:09
who?
2020-01-15 21:13
can HS even speak norwegian
2020-01-15 21:13
2 replies
They will speak English
2020-01-15 21:18
Or Danish? I think not.
2020-01-15 21:23
#56
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Europe RiflerDash
ez4cro mens
2020-01-15 21:18
This is a really cool new team. They could do great
2020-01-15 21:22
Ok finally i see a decent team out of the new recent ones. I like this one for sure.
2020-01-15 21:32
trash
2020-01-15 21:37
Nice
2020-01-15 21:50
#68
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Hungary Shiron212
Good luck!
2020-01-15 21:56
Looks promissing, lets see =) Natosaphyx should be in a better team but I think thats OK
2020-01-15 22:02
this could be interesting
2020-01-15 22:14
nice roster 5 bots
2020-01-15 22:19
okay
2020-01-15 22:20
Not fully norwegian now eu team :(
2020-01-15 22:27
#78
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Finland KieZuZ
Nice. I hope the best for them
2020-01-15 22:27
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-15 22:34
rubino 25 but looks 35+ lmao
2020-01-15 22:35
#81
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Finland Smoonah
HS = SH backwards = Steve Harrington = HS
2020-01-15 22:36
1 reply
Who's dis?
2020-01-15 23:24
Good luck to you
2020-01-15 22:52
HS back at it with the anime hair
2020-01-15 23:23
#91
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Brazil de_lite
going nowhere with HS on the roster
2020-01-15 23:35
-RUBINO Let Nato IGL and then add another EU fragger.
2020-01-16 00:53
#95
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World Beard43
Is HS gonna level up? If not he'll probably be holding this team back. Good luck though, there's some potential there.
2020-01-16 01:10
My favorite team already. Good luck boys
2020-01-16 01:23
Nato and xyp brothers? They look exactly the same in the face
2020-01-16 02:51
#100
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Slovakia Adwarin
Pog NaTo finally in team. GL&HF
2020-01-16 03:08
ez for HS' HAIR STYLE
2020-01-16 04:37
Natosaphix Omegalul he is like the eu version of Wardell because these two are overrated
2020-01-16 06:00
decent with potential DADOSAPHIX is back bitches
2020-01-16 06:41
Remember when tenzki was considered a tier 1 player?
2020-01-16 07:51
actually not too bad of a roster. hope it works out for them
2020-01-16 08:05
Thank you Nordavind Very cool
2020-01-16 09:57
hs needs a hair cut one of the worst trims in the world
2020-01-16 10:20
natosaphix "iwant to play in NA" NA "no." nato "ok i got back with tier 4 team"
2020-01-16 10:44
Not bad
2020-01-16 12:17
#117
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Iceland LaHabana
Could be a great team, GL to them
2020-01-16 12:29
cro men))))
2020-01-16 13:20
1 reply
what men)))
2020-01-16 14:24
#120
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Germany DieS0nne
hopefully they stick together for more than 3 months
2020-01-16 14:00
-HS +danish niko
2020-01-16 14:23
Good luck Nato
2020-01-16 14:47
gl hf HS :D I know you will be great my friend!
2020-01-16 16:26
#136
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Estonia RopzTop1
proud to see an estonian on this lineup :)
2020-01-18 22:25
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