NaToSaphiX leaves Nordavind's active roster

Niels-Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen has left Nordavind's active roster after the two sides decided to split as a result of differences in philosophies, the organization has announced.

The 23-year-old leaves the active roster after what he describes has been a "rocky road" since the team went an international route with his and Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn's signing at the beginning of the year following the loss of Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli to Dignitas.

Two months after the new team came together, their former in-game leader, Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel, was forced to take a break because of a wrist injury, and he was replaced permanently by Haris "⁠H4RR3⁠" Hadzic after a three-month stand-in period.

NaToSaphiX is on the lookout for a new team

The Nordic-Estonian mixture went on to slowly climb up the ranking, reaching their peak in 38th place in early August, but for the most part struggled for deep tournament runs apart from their win in the Eden Arena: Malta Vibes' first cup in early July.

"Despite some good results and improvements, we've realized that the opinions of the players differ too much to evolve into a championship-winning team," NaToSaphiX explained to HLTV.org. "I wish my former colleagues best of luck in their future and hope they find a suitable replacement who more closely aligns with their idea of how to play CS:GO."

Nordavind are one player short as they are about to face Movistar Riders in the semi-finals of the FunSpark ULTI qualifier at 16:00 . The team will also play in the seventh cup of Eden Arena: Malta Vibes, kicking off on August 12.

Nordavind have:

Norway Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen
Estonia Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn
Denmark Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann
Norway Haris "⁠H4RR3⁠" Hadzic

Denmark Dennis "⁠Rytter⁠" Rytter (coach)

Denmark Niels-Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen (bench)

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Dennis 'Rytter' Rytter
Dennis 'Rytter' Rytter
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
52
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Norway Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Haris 'H4RR3' Hadzic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
404
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.10
why??
2020-08-10 15:06
#5
stavn | 
Spain Miki2K
maybe offer from a better team?
2020-08-10 15:07
#9
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Sweden RaaCCooN
yes
2020-08-10 15:08
finally -device +nato
2020-08-10 16:00
#101
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Sweden RaaCCooN
why
2020-08-10 16:25
he is baiting dude lol
2020-08-10 16:36
#121
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Sweden RaaCCooN
no he ruski he always reT@r D ED
2020-08-10 19:50
#133
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Russia Bogzz1k
Noooo, suck dick
2020-08-12 12:10
🤣🤣 what?
2020-08-18 08:54
#12
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Sweden quacke
I swear to fucking god if Astralis did this...
2020-08-10 15:08
lmao this made me laugh so fucking hard
2020-08-10 15:12
my first thoughts after reading the headline lol
2020-08-10 15:23
XD but dont think so No offense to him but this is like a jugi buy No point Would*
2020-08-10 15:25
Nah he is too bad for that level.
2020-08-10 15:31
#64
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Poland Hanse
He is consistently average, I think he wouldn't be that bad for a while ...or for their second squad if it's comming
2020-08-10 15:33
#78
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Germany I_car
They should have another main awper for the 10 mens roster
2020-08-10 15:55
i hope so
2020-08-10 15:08
#25
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Singapore Jaredlkj
north? probably not mad lions unless they already want to get rid of innocent after one game
2020-08-10 15:10
probly or some magical new danish "superteam"
2020-08-10 15:11
#32
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Poland mlodzier
Maybe Copenhagen Flames? They were about to build new chad roster
2020-08-10 15:12
I think they already have a full starting 5, seen it on twitter or smth but im not so sure, we will see. Maybe.
2020-08-10 15:13
#44
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Sweden quacke
Doubt NaTo would leave Nordavind for a roster filled with nonames.
2020-08-10 15:16
#58
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Poland mlodzier
Cph has money to buy big names just look at their recent transfers, I doubt they gonna make something irrelevant
2020-08-10 15:28
#67
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Sweden quacke
But why would NaTo leave Nordavind for nonames? There are no big name players (or at the very least not 5 of them) that are in a position where it makes sense to leave for CPH Flames.
2020-08-10 15:38
#76
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Poland mlodzier
Implying Nordavind isnt nonamers, CPH played at Road to Major: Rio and developed so many players compared them to Nordavind its deffo upgrade (Nordavind is a home for washed up players tho)
2020-08-10 15:52
#81
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Sweden quacke
No doubt about it CPH Flames have made the names of a lot of players, like TeSeS, refrezh, Farlig for example. But why would NaToSaphiX, who is already an established name, move to CPH Flames? Nordavind are also a fairly big org and could probably pay a pretty decent salary, so that's not it.
2020-08-10 15:56
#90
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Poland mlodzier
Because he lost his prime to play for bigger names? I know that its hard to adopt sometimes but people can drop off their skill ceiling pretty rapidly, i dont see a place for NaTo in t2 right now so proving himself in lower tier yet again may be more efficient than trying to do so with Nordavind who are really struggling with good approach to the game (that empty bombsite retake was something that happens on MM not in pro match), anyway cph playing their first match with new roster in 2 days so we will if he got annouced or not
2020-08-10 16:05
#92
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Sweden quacke
I guess. Highly doubt that, though. They probably would have announced his leaving much sooner. I mean, Nordavind are playing today, right?
2020-08-10 16:06
#100
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Poland mlodzier
Time will see but its only my personal wondering since im following cph with their new roster and it might be possible to take him
2020-08-10 16:20
#111
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United States NA_KEKW
He is actually playing the best counter strike he’s had in a long time. Consistent aim as an Awper
2020-08-10 16:52
#115
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Poland mlodzier
But its tier 3-5 not the level that he competed in the past, maybe North is the highest he could get but I doubt MSL rid off awp for Nato
2020-08-10 17:02
would be about the time for north to finally fucking give awping to somebody else so msl starts doin smth instead of just boosting his own ego with how good he is w an awp
2020-08-10 15:12
lul
2020-08-10 16:06
#136
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Or maybe switch to valorant
2020-08-15 19:08
"as a result of differences in philosophies between the two sides, the organization has announced." Hltv via instagram
2020-08-10 15:33
because he is too good for them
2020-08-10 16:45
second
2020-08-10 15:06
This comment doesn’t deserve #2
2020-08-10 23:50
lol wtf, fight me for it 1v1
2020-08-11 12:49
This comment doesn’t deserve #129
2020-08-11 13:22
lol so they will forfeit today's match?
2020-08-10 15:08
nvm they have stand in
2020-08-10 15:08
i believe fejtz is supposed to play
2020-08-10 15:08
#20
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Germany I_car
They have been playing with fejtz
2020-08-10 15:08
First
2020-08-10 15:07
-harr3 now fucking trash bot
2020-08-10 15:07
Tbf he's pretty bad
2020-08-10 15:08
#74
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United States Frotha
Yeah, for a pro player
2020-08-10 15:49
Obv, im not comparing him to the average mg1 in MM :/
2020-08-10 16:01
#95
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United States Frotha
Yeah, I know. But he has a lot of fanboys
2020-08-10 16:10
rlly? honesty I don't think I've ever seen one wtf
2020-08-10 16:16
#112
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Russia Sur10n
2020-08-10 16:56
Yeah, but those are mostly just ppl who like his videos/him I'd say, not necessarily fanboys
2020-08-10 17:06
who tf fanboys him?
2020-08-10 16:58
#119
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United States Frotha
Not fanboy, but people overrate him
2020-08-10 17:21
#8
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Portugal eilzinho
new astralis player?
2020-08-10 15:07
always getting fucked
2020-08-10 15:08
#11
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Hungary Skipper001
North
2020-08-10 15:08
#55
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Why not buy smooya
2020-08-10 15:27
#83
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Hungary Skipper001
I don't personally like him, I think he has a bad reputation. He is skilled, tho.
2020-08-10 15:58
#102
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Still i dont think will go to north, i think he will go to t2-3 internationalt lineup
2020-08-10 16:26
#14
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Romania alexjpro
wtf only tier 3 news
2020-08-10 15:08
#15
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Germany I_car
Expected
2020-08-10 15:08
Reply needs to have actual content
2020-08-10 15:08
#82
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Germany I_car
Cool content
2020-08-10 15:57
thanks men))) 😎
2020-08-10 16:36
best roster move in a while
2020-08-10 15:08
North ?
2020-08-10 15:09
Understandable - didn't seem to be such a good match - gl to NaTo and Nordavind
2020-08-10 15:09
Astralis 9 v 5 inc.
2020-08-10 15:10
One of the most overrated players, good choice
2020-08-10 15:10
+1 Watch nordavind get better results with fejtz
2020-08-10 15:40
Yeah good move from Nordavind
2020-08-10 15:45
Hope Nato finds a decent team :]
2020-08-10 15:11
#28
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United Kingdom galaxyv2
theres gotta be something wrong with how he approaches the game
2020-08-10 15:11
Astralis in talks with Nordavind over NaToSaphiX; device takes medical leave Ez.
2020-08-10 15:12
Wouldnt they wait for glaive then let dupreeh and magisk split awp instead now with es3 and bubskji If he were to take leave tho doubt it
2020-08-10 15:27
Bring back Hallzerk?
2020-08-10 15:12
#40
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Ukraine YUR4S
no +fejtz
2020-08-10 15:14
I mean I like NaTo but somehow he always ends up leaving or getting kicked/benched from somewhat competent rosters and im starting to think it could be on his side of things-
2020-08-10 15:12
Copenhagen flames probably picking him up.
2020-08-10 15:13
#37
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
+fejtz?
2020-08-10 15:13
#38
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Bulgaria mythr0x
gg
2020-08-10 15:13
astralis inc :>
2020-08-10 15:15
#42
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Europe watdoink
Another danish player is a free agent which means we have a new Astralis member. Welcome to Astralis NaTo! GL in your new team.
2020-08-10 15:15
#45
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Poland kvvach
+jugi inc
2020-08-10 15:16
Ditching the team right before a semifinal in a qualifier, good guy nato
2020-08-10 15:17
Overrated +Fejtz -tenzki +RUBINO back again
2020-08-10 15:19
welcome to astralis
2020-08-10 15:23
#50
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Norway Triplex02
Oh no :)
2020-08-10 15:24
No one: Me: good that i didn't pick him up in my fantasy team, was about to.
2020-08-10 15:26
same
2020-08-10 15:35
We both have been saved by such a dangerous situation 🥺🥺😭😭
2020-08-10 15:56
Nordavind nukkye ;O?
2020-08-10 15:27
--------------------------> Astralis
2020-08-10 15:27
ok
2020-08-10 15:28
#60
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Poland Hanse
BET ON MOVISTAR TILL YOU CAN
2020-08-10 15:32
"(...) differences in philosophies" lmao he didn't want to throw for food anymore
2020-08-10 15:33
"Nordic-Estonian roster" that answers that
2020-08-10 15:33
Nordic-Estonian k
2020-08-10 15:36
Astralis' 9th player incoming
2020-08-10 15:39
#70
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Lithuania Ovis17
mousesports?
2020-08-10 15:40
I'm glad this overrated garbage is kicked once again, he should just focus making youtube videos long time ago
2020-08-10 15:48
#73
CeRq | 
Netherlands Y0r1ck
Astralis
2020-08-10 15:49
sadly it will probably be trash org north or valorant
2020-08-10 15:52
#77
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Denmark Marcusft07
North???
2020-08-10 15:54
Well, North needs to do: -Cajunb -Gade -MSL Natosaphix (AWPer) Aizy (Rifler) fr0slev (Not sure about role tbh) +IGL +?
2020-08-10 16:15
#104
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Denmark Vqwerty03
Hope north will go this way Msl Lekr0 Kristou/cajunb Aizy Jkaem or another nordic player
2020-08-10 16:28
Yeah damn, i forgot about Lekr0 to be honest lol. Lekr0 Aizy fr0slev Natosaphix +IGL This could also work, but, your roster is probably more likely (-Jkaem) I just dont understand how North can keep Cajunb, Gade and MSL on their team lol.
2020-08-10 16:29
Love that but I will hold msl as a igl so he dont need to carry
2020-08-10 16:52
#103
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Denmark Vqwerty03
No
2020-08-10 16:26
#80
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Denmark valt3rr
Nooooooo
2020-08-10 15:56
GoodLuck!
2020-08-10 15:59
#86
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
-chrisJ + NaToSaphix Right now mouz faces a great obstacle. I believe this change is good for them.
2020-08-10 16:01
Astralis ok
2020-08-10 16:04
Astralis 2nd team incoming
2020-08-10 16:06
Good, they've been shit quite frankly and Nato deserves a better team. Maybe mad lions?
2020-08-10 16:06
#96
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Germany Gugsch
Narosaphix was clearly the best player on nordavind
2020-08-10 16:10
expected
2020-08-10 16:18
Astralis buying every player until there is no competition left
2020-08-10 16:35
Astralis buying out whole Danish scene, nice.
2020-08-10 17:00
#116
ZywOo | 
India aR__
First thing in my mind when I see a avg Danish player leaving a team, Astralis? Why?
2020-08-10 17:03
#117
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South Africa @FyreCS
Astralis would be interesting or maybe CPH since they’re making new roster. He’s a pretty consistent player and can IGL, awp, rifle (ehh), etc
2020-08-10 17:06
He is going to North, Nordavind will probably +jUGi
2020-08-10 17:48
#122
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Poland SebL
He is a really good player, I'm sure it won't be hard for him to find a new team, althrough I have no idea where he could possibly go rn. I don not understand his decision tho, I think ever philosophie problem can be fixed by some kind of compromise, and I think this Nordavind roster had potential. Maybe they needed a coach change or something, but the roster on paper looks good for me.
2020-08-10 20:58
#123
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Finland Nollegee
Maybe he will join Mad Lions?
2020-08-10 23:48
#128
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Brazil KingDavi
This guy is so bad Just like the entre roster of Norda$h17
2020-08-11 03:10
#131
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Hungary Shiron212
gl ^^ underrated player
2020-08-11 21:01
#132
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Denmark twinseN
North Will get him
2020-08-11 22:25
So nato started with youtube videos before he went pro right?
2020-08-13 22:23
Fejtz is joining its on Harre ig story
2020-08-14 02:46
Hmm...maybe joins North? But i dont think so.
2020-08-15 19:15
good for him
2020-08-15 22:29
he looks like blonde x7
2020-08-17 10:30
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