aizy: "I'm happy that I'll get to try something new"

The 24-year-old shared his reaction to being placed on the transfer list after nearly four years with North and discussed what he is looking for in his next team.

Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup's time as an active player in North came to an end on Tuesday, when the Copenhagen-based organization announced that he and Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen had been placed on the transfer list as part of a plan to move towards a talent development program, with Kristoffer "⁠Kristou⁠" Aamand rejoining the roster and Rasmus "⁠kreaz⁠" Johansson coming in on a trial basis.

HLTV.org had the chance to talk to aizy after the announcement to get his thoughts on the surprising move and his expectations for the future as he looks to find a new team after almost four years under the same banner.

aizy shares his view on North's decision to place him on the transfer list

The 24-year-old reflected on the last few months, during which the Danish team continued to struggle for consistency despite the change from Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye to Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson as they were unable to return to the top-20 after shaky results both at top tournaments and at the lower tier.

"We basically lacked consistency, we would play close matches against the top teams, but then the next day we could lose to a team that on paper we shouldn't lose to," aizy shared. "I think that slowly drained the trust and maybe also the ability to believe how far we would come as a team.

"I would like to think that we tried everything before making a roster change, but I think we reached a point where we didn’t really take any steps forward. I do think changes were needed, I don’t know what exactly, though."

aizy went on to explain why North's new philosophy did not align with his personal ambitions and how that, albeit surprising and sudden, made the organization's decision acceptable and perhaps even a blessing in disguise. "I didn’t really expect good news, but I didn’t expect the news that I had been benched," he said. "North wanted to restructure and do a new project for 2021, which is a talent development program, and MSL and I were not part of those plans. Those were not plans that would meet the ambitions I have as a player.

"I also think it’s very healthy for me to try something new, so I'm not offended or anything by the decision. I'm happy that I'll get to try something new after almost four years with North. I will miss North, though."

aizy is willing to play on an English-speaking roster again

Looking ahead, aizy spoke about what his next challenge could be, stressing that he does not close the door on any team: "I’m definitely very open to all kinds of offers and I look at everything with an open mind, trying to see every aspect."

"I wouldn’t mind playing on an English-speaking team at all," he said when asked about the possibility of joining a non-Danish project or moving to a different region entirely. "I won’t shut any offers down as I'm very open, but a move out of Europe is a big thing, so it has to feel right!"

Denmark Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Kristoffer 'Kristou' Aamand
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
296
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1701
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
361
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1465
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
#1
 | 
Japan Yuukek
Good luck
2020-11-30 00:00
29 replies
N OMEGALUL RTH
2020-11-30 00:02
27 replies
#24
 | 
Japan Yuukek
Maybe + Msl and Aizy instead of - Cadian - b0rup Or - Hooxi - Roej - peacemaker (worst coach ever)
2020-11-30 00:11
26 replies
-cadiaN? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHA. Good one.
2020-11-30 00:13
13 replies
#32
 | 
Japan Yuukek
cadiaN Age 25 years Won only ESL One: Cologne 2020 ONLINE where his coach cheated. So his place is analytics and commenting, the main thing is away from the role of the player and God forbid from AWP
2020-11-30 00:23
10 replies
0/8 Hunden didnt cheat in Cologne and MSL hasnt achieved anything notable, overperformed in one tournament and thats it.
2020-11-30 00:51
#61
 | 
Paraguay imjustmau
+1 joke of a player really
2020-11-30 01:49
#70
 | 
United States mel0n_
Did you forget about DreamHack Open Fall 2020?
2020-11-30 02:49
OK? Did i say "OMG YES CADIAN #1 IN THE WORLD!!!!!"? No i did not. But, cadiaN is still not bad.
2020-11-30 02:55
1 reply
He actually did improve massively in the last two years. Everyone remembers him beeing kind of a meme, similar to MSL, now he can actually hang with the other du AWPers
2020-11-30 08:43
nt, cologne was on a version where coach ban was already fixed so hunden couldn't of cheated
2020-11-30 12:26
First off as already mentioned Hunden didnt cheat in Cologne. Second, saying people are onliners is just not a good argument right now because the only thing you have right now is online so you either adapt really well like heroic and cadiaN did or you just end up like navi.
2020-11-30 14:35
#134
 | 
Asia TopBaiter
+1 always liked cadiaN as a commentator, especially in Katowice 2015
2020-11-30 15:14
no cheat in that specific tournament (i am happy for the heroic boys so the win is not tainted) 25 years? you say that like he is an old man 😂 Cadian is playing better than ever, why switch him now when he is about to go into his peak?
2020-11-30 17:54
Best performing player in his team in a 5 map thriller against the current best team in the world at the final of Dreamhack Open Fall about a month ago? Probably playing the best he ever has been doing while igl at the same time?
2020-12-01 09:29
we saw during Blast what cadiaN can do when Hunden is not in the teamspeak because of Blast admins lol, he's a failure
2020-11-30 00:36
1 reply
Nah.
2020-11-30 02:55
Lul, cadiaN so much better then msl, -borup + aizy maybe
2020-11-30 00:31
4 replies
#58
 | 
South Africa @FyreCS
I don’t think Aizy fits into Borup’s positions. Aizy is a trade fragger
2020-11-30 01:39
2 replies
dont expect people to know roles in hltv
2020-11-30 02:12
1 reply
From what i saw watching heroic games, borup half the time doesnt even see enemies on his screen and kills which should be easy for him, since they dont even look at him at the moment, ends up killing him. Even if roles dont fit aizy is an upgrade
2020-11-30 07:30
borup still better than aizy
2020-11-30 12:09
#43
 | 
Poland CORtezino
haha
2020-11-30 00:39
Dont touch Heroic
2020-11-30 01:47
#74
 | 
Finland Robin!
+1
2020-11-30 03:46
#92
 | 
Europe Steamy_Boi
Maybe -Hooxi -sjuush roeJ and acoR are like ChrisJ and ropz
2020-11-30 06:38
-Xypn9x -device +aizy +MSL EZ
2020-11-30 09:20
2 replies
Agreed
2020-11-30 17:08
0/8
2020-12-01 07:19
#86
 | 
Germany Droidd
aizy will be cloud9 sixth man
2020-11-30 05:37
nice bro
2020-11-30 00:00
4 replies
We will miss MSL Awping 😭😭
2020-11-30 03:07
3 replies
true dude ..i'll miss msl missing every single shot :(((((((
2020-11-30 11:57
2 replies
+1
2020-12-01 07:19
lmao
2020-12-08 05:12
#3
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
cool
2020-11-30 00:00
#4
 | 
Brazil ghcnvbkn
nice
2020-11-30 00:01
aizy skins aizy life
2020-11-30 00:01
Not rly, i mean like hes supet cocky yet at the same time not even a great player at all.... just get lost already😉
2020-11-30 00:02
7 replies
cringe
2020-11-30 00:06
super cringe
2020-11-30 00:46
M-M-M-M-MONSTER cringe
2020-11-30 01:20
#62
 | 
Indonesia lumayan
Truth spoken +1
2020-11-30 01:51
#75
 | 
Finland Robin!
cringe bro
2020-11-30 03:46
If retardation was a sentence
2020-12-09 10:17
1 reply
nEGRo.eben😘
2020-12-09 12:28
New faze player
2020-11-30 00:01
#9
BnTeT | 
United States omaega
aizy to faze kappa aizyesque still on suicide watch tho
2020-11-30 00:02
#10
 | 
Denmark jacobtt
can he igl?
2020-11-30 00:03
#11
 | 
Croatia lucubista
aizy fallen ou karrigan coldzera rain broky
2020-11-30 00:03
5 replies
leave faze as it is but i really like the idea of aizy + fallen
2020-11-30 00:05
he might not be permanent but it is very possible faze take him as a stand-in over olof although they would probably have to pay North to do that... nevermind it probably won't happen edit: or they just get MSL to be IGL, that would be kinda funny
2020-11-30 00:17
2 replies
what was the last time a team led by MSL achieved something? Idk why people keep suggesting him as a good IGL.
2020-11-30 00:36
1 reply
never said he was good, just faze has so few options
2020-11-30 00:39
That would be downgrade for faze, North has been irrelevant for a long time now.
2020-11-30 05:53
Wasnt this guy meant to be best cs player
2020-11-30 00:05
6 replies
So was Sick
2020-11-30 00:06
3 replies
Where is he now im guessing valorant?
2020-11-30 00:06
2 replies
Yeah
2020-11-30 00:08
1 reply
No suprise there then
2020-11-30 00:09
I remember him playing for dignitas in Cluj Napoca Major 2015 and he was amazing dropping 30 bomb left and right against very good teams, he was still decent in faze, but right after he left he went complete dog shit. Really sad, seems like problems with motivation, what a waste of talent
2020-11-30 00:42
#76
 | 
Finland Robin!
yea
2020-11-30 03:46
#16
 | 
Germany Germania
How many years did he play in North? I believe like 4 years. 20k€/month x 48 months = 960k€ After stealing almost 1 million euro from North he decided to do something new. Good luck.
2020-11-30 00:06
11 replies
and 1 year in faze :P
2020-11-30 00:09
#29
 | 
Denmark Alphamon
Such a fucking joke that he got paid that much. Those kind of salaries should be reserved for the absolute top, e.g. s1mple, ZywOo etc.
2020-11-30 00:16
9 replies
nice try communist
2020-11-30 00:20
4 replies
#80
 | 
Denmark Alphamon
Explain to me with coherent arguments how aizy's salary (or any North player's salary for that matter) reflects his professional achievements. You can't. Me thinking he's not deserving of such salaries doesn't make me commie scum you absolute troglodyte. The fact that you even thought for a second that comment was funny and witty is fucking laughable.
2020-11-30 04:17
3 replies
How do you know he really got paid that?
2020-11-30 07:32
1 reply
In Denmark, all salaries are public i think. Not entirely sure but i heard that
2020-11-30 09:16
+1 but u cant explain logical (read: IQ) stuff to basically 96% of the kids on hltv here, which are still living under mums hotel. dont even try to argue or get into discussion mate, u'll only get migrain from it.
2020-12-09 12:30
#33
 | 
Germany Germania
im sure s0mple makes more than 20k tho
2020-11-30 00:22
3 replies
#81
 | 
Denmark Alphamon
As he should, point was the absolute highest salaries should be paid only to the top players. Just because they have the money doesn't mean that they should waste it like that. What has North achieved recently? Ever really? I only ever really remember them from smaller Dreamhack tourneys.
2020-11-30 04:19
2 replies
Man you have to learn alot about sports A org basically takes a gamble when they sign players. They expected aizy to play well so he got a good contract. They probably made minus through him though that's just how it is.
2020-11-30 12:24
They won Dreamhack Masters Stockholm dude. Just saying. And yes they also won some smaller dreamhack tournaments. You are right though, they haven't won enough considering their paychecks. But they can't all be as good as Astralis, and trust me. Astralis players makes more money that North players, which is only fair.
2020-11-30 12:52
#18
 | 
Luxembourg HLTVPolice
aizy to extremum
2020-11-30 00:07
#20
 | 
Russia Jet1k
'talent development program' so north gonna be budget lyngby vikings aka budget tricked aka budget cph flames now? gl
2020-11-30 00:08
glglgl
2020-11-30 00:10
#25
 | 
Montenegro IzAlaN
bot
2020-11-30 00:11
One of the bestest players in Denmark but North picked wrong player to remove. They should kick cajunb and msl but not aizy.
2020-11-30 00:12
1 reply
+1 but maybe was his decision too
2020-11-30 10:10
aizy to apeks nasty to valorant
2020-11-30 00:12
Can't wait to see him try being good at the game!
2020-11-30 00:24
#35
 | 
Chile nachooww
gl
2020-11-30 00:22
Once N♿rth. Always N♿rth
2020-11-30 00:24
You are bot
2020-11-30 00:25
he just spent like 3 years robbing North of thousands LOL
2020-11-30 00:26
2 replies
lol prob paycheck stole 1 million from them LUL
2020-11-30 00:51
#64
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
One of the greatest paycheck stealing pros of all time, GOAT
2020-11-30 02:14
Inb4 astralis pick him up play with him 3 matches and then sell him for 5 mill :P
2020-11-30 00:39
aizy to APEKS PogU
2020-11-30 00:47
retiring could be something new too
2020-11-30 00:49
1 reply
+1111111111111111111111111
2020-11-30 01:01
The only new thing aizy can try is Valorant, he isnt cut for tier 1 CS
2020-11-30 00:52
1 reply
+1
2020-11-30 01:01
#52
 | 
Europe SteffeMvrs
If Aizy ever joins Faze again, Aizyesque is gonna kill himself I think
2020-11-30 00:53
3 replies
Explain this meme pls
2020-11-30 13:24
2 replies
Aizyesque is a guy on Twitter that is a huuuge fan of Aizy and often makes fun of Faze, since Faze is struggling they could remove Olof for a player like Aizy since he wants to play in an international team again, now, imagine your favorite footballer going into your favorite team's rival team, that would be very very frustrating, right?
2020-11-30 13:27
1 reply
Imagine being an Aizy stan xD
2020-12-01 08:52
Retirement home is something new
2020-11-30 01:01
#56
 | 
Chile esanchez47
Both to EXTREMUM with the ex-100T trio?
2020-11-30 01:04
1 reply
2awpers are not good in 1 team.
2020-11-30 09:15
A Danish prodigy ... how sad that he could not live up to his potential.
2020-11-30 01:42
Ok
2020-11-30 02:22
AIZY DOUBLES UP TRIPLES UP FROM CT
2020-11-30 02:25
#67
 | 
France naveJ
If you go to north , your career is fucked up
2020-11-30 02:26
Let's hope he gets a new team
2020-11-30 02:26
finally he is freed from N♿️RTH
2020-11-30 02:45
Try Valorant kekw
2020-11-30 04:00
No u r not Vincent Schopenhauer
2020-11-30 04:01
2 replies
#82
try | 
Italy ROMAG
You already saw a picyure from vicent and Philip together? I never did, so I believe that he's happy
2020-11-30 04:32
1 reply
LUL
2020-11-30 07:46
This is a cope right here legit Should have just said i justed 4 years of my life omfg what have i done
2020-11-30 04:02
#83
 | 
Russia win73ry
Just retire.
2020-11-30 04:33
3 replies
#124
 | 
Europe legal2333
Stfu, aizy alone can rekt nip 1v5 with you combined
2020-11-30 12:26
2 replies
#125
 | 
Russia win73ry
yeah i see
2020-11-30 12:27
1 reply
#126
 | 
Europe legal2333
thats nice mens)
2020-11-30 12:28
Actually Apeks would be good move Dennis, jkaem, aizy, msl and keep one young guy
2020-11-30 04:48
1 reply
#90
 | 
United States notawaffle
marcelious is usually a pretty good awper thats a good idea :)
2020-11-30 05:51
maybe gen.g lol
2020-11-30 05:13
Astralis Aizy Bubzkji - - Msl?
2020-11-30 05:45
#88
 | 
Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
Aizy the g.o.a.t He has so much potential...
2020-11-30 05:48
1 reply
#89
 | 
United States notawaffle
potential at 24? I hope he keeps his form but I dont see him improving much further in the future.
2020-11-30 05:50
#93
 | 
Georgia Megobari
Team with 5 bots will never work, Aizy should forget about CS and move to Valorant
2020-11-30 07:17
#99
 | 
China DerekVin
North never bench noobs
2020-11-30 07:55
Liazz AZR Gratisfaction Aizy + who?
2020-11-30 08:39
1 reply
i can imagine Bubzkji maybe
2020-11-30 09:34
Faze aizy will be a banger
2020-11-30 09:22
North is probably world no. 1 as for benching the wrong players.
2020-11-30 09:24
3 replies
+1 they should kick cajunb and msl but not aizy aizy imo was doing much job in this team and he was in 70% of games for them aizy also is one of the bestest in Denmark and North made big mistake
2020-11-30 09:28
2 replies
100% agree on cajunb. Word is (among pro's) that he is toxic and whiny as fuck. The type of player who makes other players worse.
2020-11-30 09:29
+1
2020-11-30 10:13
-hooxi +aizy
2020-11-30 09:50
Ofc you're happy to leave this shithole, GL to you aizy
2020-11-30 10:12
He is really good, I think it's good for him that he will get away from North actually.
2020-11-30 10:28
4 replies
Yeah true where do you think he's going?
2020-11-30 10:32
3 replies
Maybe G2 for JaCkz, would be pretty good for G2.
2020-11-30 14:44
2 replies
Would be pretty good :)
2020-11-30 15:21
1 reply
For both sides. :)
2020-11-30 16:15
yes tyz faceit with russians
2020-11-30 10:44
nice
2020-11-30 14:32
FaZe wait you)
2020-11-30 17:44
Maybe he will get some more motivation and get back to his dignitas form :)
2020-11-30 20:09
all this time I thought aizy was writing for that tldr newsletter until i checked that bio now that he is kicked and saw that are 2 different people lol
2020-12-01 10:06
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.