m1cks joins Nordavind as head coach

The 22-year-old will shoulder more responsibility as he takes a step up from his previous role on Cloud9.

Nordavind have announced that they have added Joshua "⁠m1cks⁠" Micks to their roster, with the former Cloud9 assistant coach and analyst set to take on head coach duties for the European lineup in place of Dennis "⁠Rytter⁠" Rytter.

The opportunity will mark m1cks' first time occupying a head coach role for a team after previously being an analyst for the likes of Bravado, eUnited, and Rogue, and offer the 22-year-old the chance to prove himself after spending the first quarter of 2021 working under Chris "⁠Elmapuddy⁠" Tebbit with the Cloud9 'Colossus'.

m1cks will head up coaching duties for Nordavind

In an interview with HLTV.org, m1cks had discussed his intention to become a head coach, but pointed towards a lack of North American teams looking to fill that role. He also spoke about issues he had working with a European team while living in North America, something that he hopes to resolve going forward with Nordavind.

“I’m excited to join Nordavind and to be stepping into the head coach role for the first time," m1cks said in a statement to HLTV.org. "I look forward to continuing my progress as a coach and hope to bring this team to new heights it hasn’t yet seen.

"I’ll hopefully be spending more time in Europe in the coming months to work closely with the team and organization from EU, in order to make the most of the opportunity I've been given.”

Nordavind are now:

Denmark Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz
Denmark Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann
Estonia Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn
Estonia Anton "⁠supra⁠" Tšernobai
Germany Sabit "⁠mirbit⁠" Coktasar

United States Joshua "⁠m1cks⁠" Micks (coach)

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
999
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1447
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
941
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Australia Chris 'Elmapuddy' Tebbit
Chris 'Elmapuddy' Tebbit
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.62
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.42
DPR:
0.79
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
843
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
Estonia Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Anton 'supra' Tšernobai
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
487
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Who
2021-06-11 20:14
9 replies
#4
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Netherlands Iceyy12
old c9 coach
2021-06-11 20:15
8 replies
nice!
2021-06-11 20:16
old c9 assistant coach*
2021-06-11 20:23
1 reply
#72
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Netherlands Iceyy12
yes true, forgot about that
2021-06-12 00:32
Why is he coaching at age 22? Not good enough to compete in NA?
2021-06-11 20:58
4 replies
Some are better at analysis and expressing themselves
2021-06-11 20:59
3 replies
#52
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United Kingdom novaseer
+1 there's plenty of people that don't have the mechanical skill to go pro but understand the game, casters, analysts and observers at events are another example of this
2021-06-11 21:04
2 replies
#59
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Sweden quacke
Not even that, a lot of them do have mechanical skill, just that they didn't have the time to compete or just didn't want to put in those hours. Some just find a niche as coaches or analysts and fall into that box.
2021-06-11 21:43
1 reply
exactly, some might have the skill, but don't want to deal with the stress of going pro
2021-06-12 17:29
what
2021-06-11 20:15
#3
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Estonia Eduzera
noradvind LUL
2021-06-11 20:15
ez for stian blipp
2021-06-11 20:15
#6
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Finland Jomppeboi
Who
2021-06-11 20:15
4 replies
Nordavind they’re an EU CS team
2021-06-11 20:19
old assistant coach for c9
2021-06-11 20:24
#56
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United States Rayduh
Nordavind, tier 5 EU teams I think, I've never heard of them before either
2021-06-11 21:11
1 reply
Yeah probably because you're busy watching Tier 5 NA teams... aka every team that's not Liquid or Furia.
2021-06-12 08:12
#7
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Norway Norvegiya2k
Coktasar)))
2021-06-11 20:15
1 reply
#32
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Germany Furkk
So?
2021-06-11 20:30
I don't like this move
2021-06-11 20:19
5 replies
#26
daps | 
Canada JC_123
nt rytter
2021-06-11 20:24
4 replies
He fucked up in C9 - why should he do better in Noradvind?
2021-06-11 22:40
3 replies
he was a manager why tf is that his fault?
2021-06-12 00:24
1 reply
HenryG was the manager. He was an assistant coach
2021-06-12 08:12
#84
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United Kingdom julz!
what?
2021-06-12 13:49
#9
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Canada _penguins
Let’s gooooo! Congrats m1cks, I hope to see you back in NA someday
2021-06-11 20:16
m1cks taking a trip to europe
2021-06-11 20:16
Hyenas Rytter maybe? Idk.
2021-06-11 20:16
2 replies
No, going to nordavind academy or talent
2021-06-11 20:18
1 reply
Yikes
2021-06-11 20:19
GL Yoshua
2021-06-11 20:17
#14
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Russia Slavaa
ez
2021-06-11 20:17
ok
2021-06-11 20:19
#19
daps | 
Canada JC_123
YEEEEEAAAAAAH
2021-06-11 20:19
the most overrated young coach on hltv with all these articles he be getting but gl to m1cks
2021-06-11 20:19
8 replies
#22
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France cedd
shut up you dont know shit, hes a cool guy
2021-06-11 20:22
2 replies
cool guy (thumbs up)
2021-06-11 20:26
#35
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Canada firtlast
nt mix
2021-06-11 20:32
why is getting an interview make him overrated???
2021-06-11 20:30
4 replies
3rd different article now lmao
2021-06-11 20:35
3 replies
leaving c9 interview about c9 joining nordavind... ???
2021-06-11 20:50
You must be angry about this
2021-06-12 05:06
1 reply
we’ll I noticed he was in NVD like a week ago when he was scheduling games for them in esea advanced. Was waiting for Hltv to announce the news
2021-06-12 09:41
#21
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France cedd
poggers
2021-06-11 20:21
Now let’s get Elmapuddy on EG
2021-06-11 20:24
Nice
2021-06-11 20:25
Wtf why nordavind??? I expected an Na team but ig. It just feel so random for an NA coach to go to EU
2021-06-11 20:30
5 replies
he speaks English, coached a known team and who else that did that is available rn.
2021-06-11 20:31
4 replies
#45
HS | 
Europe Hrscmk
also good salary nordavind is sponsored by some norway bank
2021-06-11 20:52
2 replies
Sponsored by a bank???
2021-06-11 20:54
1 reply
#50
HS | 
Europe Hrscmk
2021-06-11 20:59
im not saying its a bad move its just so random
2021-06-11 21:56
nice
2021-06-11 20:30
Respect him for not going to valorant
2021-06-11 20:31
1 reply
#47
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Germany Nachofish
+1
2021-06-11 20:55
Actually insane pick up. He may be able to mold them into something not complete ass
2021-06-11 20:35
22year- oid
2021-06-11 20:38
#39
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United States Jeebur
Didnt expect that tbh
2021-06-11 20:40
+m1cks -mertz
2021-06-11 20:44
Noice. Glad to see m1cks getting another go at it
2021-06-11 20:45
#42
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Spain Nepomu
Nice guy cool to see him get a chance
2021-06-11 20:46
Make HS great again.
2021-06-11 20:49
#48
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Finland hermion
I thought he didnt want to work in eu anymore?
2021-06-11 20:56
who asked
2021-06-11 21:08
1 reply
fuck you
2021-06-11 21:26
good for him :D
2021-06-11 21:08
#55
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United States Rayduh
NA coach LUL
2021-06-11 21:10
What`s the idea of sharing money for matchfiixing with some 1 from NA lol
2021-06-11 21:35
#60
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Israel Xpicyy
NA coach: "go fast lose"
2021-06-11 21:55
#62
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Denmark Zorrondo
never heard about this guy before
2021-06-11 22:00
Nice hair btw
2021-06-11 22:41
#65
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Estonia E$t0
gl
2021-06-11 22:42
paycheck = stolen
2021-06-11 22:52
#67
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United States stotte
From NA MDL to EU MDL. Poggers
2021-06-11 23:11
#68
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United States BombTaco
good news, hope they make it work
2021-06-11 23:34
#69
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Good that he got a chance, I think he can proove a lot in this Nordavind lineup, GL buddy.
2021-06-11 23:36
Great job M1cks. Make a name for yourself <3
2021-06-11 23:37
dont hold anything back m1cks, whip em into shape xD
2021-06-12 00:56
#74
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Asia Blitzer
nordavind has been raising their game lately do they have an investor behind them?
2021-06-12 03:42
1 reply
DNB is backing them I’m pretty sure DNB is Norway’s biggest bank
2021-06-12 10:58
#76
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United States Mauisnake
Great opportunity for m1cks. Great pickup by Nordavind
2021-06-12 05:32
good luck
2021-06-12 06:29
how much does t3 players get payed?
2021-06-12 10:58
Good Luck.It was time when Nordavind was looking like a good top.30 contender and Nordavind crushed into reality.
2021-06-12 13:12
I think this guy is a hard working guy from the previous interview, hope he can enjoy no jet lag life in EU
2021-06-12 18:58
#87
Danny | 
Denmark FSMMU
What did he do before c9?
2021-06-12 19:16
#88
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Myanmar dexzzz
nice
2021-06-17 20:20
expected
2021-06-18 08:49
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