mTw add ArcadioN for Sunde
mTw have announced they have decided to replace Christoffer "Sunde" Sunde with Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen.
The surprising move comes little over a week after the team were involved at DSRack LAN #3 and Komplett Gamer Challenge #2, being denied of a place in the final at both events after losing to local rivals Full-Gaming on the two occasions.
Sunde had been with the team since joining NoA from Spirit of Amiga in 2007, helping them to their finest period in history, with victories at events such as KODE5, ESWC Masters and WCG.
He will curiously be replaced by Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen, one of the two players who filled in for him last year, when he was away on vacation in South America.
"For a long time, pretty much since Jonas (whimp) and Muhamed (mje) left the team, there has been a different vibe on the team. Personally we haven't gotten along very well lately - and with recent DSrack and Slaplive results, it was obvious something drastic had to be done," Sunde told mTw's website.
"There have been different solutions proposed and in the end, it was decided that without me on the team some of the tension would decrease. I have earlier considered the possibility of leaving the team because I didn't feel 'at home' anymore - I felt the team was splitted and I could not see any solution. This is without a doubt one of hardest things I've had to face, but at the same time it feels like somewhat of a relief.
Sunde: no more mTw
"Whether or not I will quit playing CS I can't really give a straight answer to. Obviously I need to start looking for something else to do now, but my passion for CS will never die. I won't say I have any expectations, however if the right offer or opportunity presents itself I won't be shy to take it."
Henriksen, who has left DSRack champions Full-Gaming to embark on a new journey, helped mTw to a second-place finish at Arbalet Cup Europe while as a stand-in.
With Sunde not available anymore, it looks likely that Martin "trace" Bang is expected to assume the sniper role at mTw, which he has been doing infrequently.
mTw now have the following line-up:
Alexander "ave" Holdt
Danny "zonic" Sørensen
Martin "trace" Bang
Oliver "minet" Minet
Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen