Nordavind sign Ryxxo
The 24-year-old AWPer has joined Nordavind on a long-term deal after standing in for the team since the start of September.
Thomas "Ryxxo" Nielsen made the jump from Ambush to Nordavind as the Norwegian organization undergoes a rebuild of its roster following departures of Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen and Kevin "HS" Tarn. The Danish sniper played 17 maps for the team already, averaging a 1.07 rating.
Nordavind's latest signing puts them up to four players, but the future of the lineup remains unclear as they have been playing wihtout Haris "H4RR3" Hadzic in their most recent matches. Instead, veteran Thomas "haste" Dyrensborg and 16-year-old Ådne "sense" Fredriksen from Nordavind NO were representing the squad in ESEA MDL Season 35.
The Copenhagen Games 2017 victory with Singularity was Ryxxo's breakout moment, as the Danish team ran the gauntlet from the BYOC qualifier all the way to the title. After peaking with Singularity at #20 in the world, Ryxxo spent a year in Tricked and then represented lower-tier squads such as STEP and Ambush, often partnering with Peter "Inzta" Kragelund.
"There are going to be some challenges in the beginning but nothing that I do not know we can make work", Ryxxo said in a statement for his former team Ambush, who announced the sale to Nordavind. "I'm going to get some more experienced teammates who I can hopefully learn a lot from and eventually become a better player overall".
Nordavind are now:
Dennis "Rytter" Rytter (coach)