ave calls retirement, mTw sign Friis
Alexander "ave" Holdt has announced his retirement from professional gaming, leaving mTw to focus on his studies. Filling Holdt's place will be the gifted AWP'er Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, who for a long time has been playing for the second best team in Denmark.
The time has come for the 23-year-old Alexander "ave" Holdt to call in his retirement, as he wants to focus on his studies. Holdt teamed up with Danny "zonic" Sørensen in August 2006 when joining NoA. Ever since, Holdt and Sørensen have played alongside each other, but the day has come for the two to separate.
"I'm retiring from CS. I've decided to retire mainly because I'd like to focus more on my school and my everyday life. The upcoming events this fall would make it really hard for me to do that. My desire to play the tournaments is still there, but the practice hours required is too much for me at this point. I've been really happy to have such a long streak with the team, and I'll always remember this part of my life as a really good one!" - Said Alexander "ave" Holdt on mTw's website.
Playing five years with the best Danish team, Holdt has managed to win a great number of titles, including gold at WCG, KODE5, WEM, DreamHack, IEM European Championship and many more.
ave calls retirement
Joining mTw and filling Hold's place is Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, who for many years have been playing for the second best team in Denmark, with the goal to dethrone mTw.
"I am really happy to have been givin the opportunity to play with one of the best teams in the World. I will do everything I can to prove that they have chosen the right person and hopefully I can be a part of a team winning a lot of tournaments again!" - Stated Michael "Friis" Jørgensen on mTw's website.
The time has now come for Jørgensen to join forces with mTw, where he will become the main AWP player. This move is something the community has called for a long time, as Jørgensen truly possess skills that qualify him for a place in the best Denmark can field.
Friis becomes a part of mTw
mTw now consist of the following:
Danny "zonic" Sørensen
Timm "ArcadioN" Henriksen
Martin "trace" Heldt
Oliver "minet" Minet
Michael "Friis" Jørgensen
Jørgensen will have his debut today, when mTw compete in the first European qualifier for the IEM6 Global Challenge New York.