SK Gaming has just announced that Martin "trace" Heldt has joined their ranks, while Marcus "Delpan" Larsson was removed from the team.
Danish superstar Martin "trace" Heldt, who was placed 4th on our Top 20 of 2011 players list, has been without a team for several months since the disbandment of mTw.
Recently it was speculated that he might join fnatic, but yesterday he refuted those rumors and added that he will be attending IEM6 World Championship with a different team.
Today it is revealed that he will join SK Gaming, while Marcus "Delpan" Larsson will be removed. The news comes somewhat as a surprise as the Swedish giants have been quite successful since the addition of Larsson in June of 2011.
Heldt issued the following statement to SK-Gaming.com:
"I am thrilled to get this opportunity. I have had a little break from CS, and I am looking forward to making my return to a high competitive level. During my break I have had a couple of offers, but I felt that SK was the right choice for me. To be in a professional organisation like SK and be able to play with such great players motivates me a lot, and I can't wait to get started."
The new look of SK Gaming:
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Martin "trace" Heldt
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Johan "face" Klasson
Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström
Heldt's addition to SK Gaming continues the trend of Danish top players joining foreign teams, with Michael "Friis" Jørgensen strengthening fnatic in September of 2011, and Danny "zonic" Sørensen and Finn "karrigan" Andersen donning the colours of German team mousesports.
The first opportunity to see the new SK lineup in action will be at IEM6 World Championship from March 6-10.