The Danish based Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team, Team North has lost a member of their roster/organization.
The former Counter-Strike 1.6 legend, of Mortal Team Work, Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen whom was the Director of eSports has parted ways with the organization.
The announcement was made by the former 1.6 legend on a twitter post over at his official twitter page, there Whimp wrote:
"I have been asked about how I wanted to communicate my departure from North for weeks now, and it has been difficult for me to figure out the right way to say goodbye.
North has been a big part of my life and identity for the last 2 years and it has been the most challenging and rewarding experience in my professional career.
Thanks is a very small word to the great people I have had the chance to meet and work within Esports and I am so grateful that I got to experience the competitive side of gaming once again.
From today I will be working for Epic Games, where I will be working on developing their business, which is a step up for me and a move closer to my career ambitions.
I will be moving to their office in Berlin, so I truly feel like I am leaving a whole life and a great chapter of my life behind. I have nothing but the utmost respect for my players, colleagues, competitors, partners and the owners of North, who is trying to achieve and create something special in this exciting and highly competitive industry.
I believe and hope that they manage to create a success, because it has been a tough battle and despite the best intentions and a lot of work, we fell short of our targets during my tenure.
Thanks to all of our fans, who have given us courage and energy no matter what! Thanks to all of the tournament organizers for giving me and my teams great and exciting experiences!
The new home of Whimp, Epic Games is a videogame and software company. At the same time the managers of North announced that former GODSENT coach Graham 'messioso' Pitt will be the one to be in charge of the eSports operations in Team North as now the Britt is Head of eSports operations.
About messioso's sign, the announcement on the official website of Team North states:
"North Welcomes new team manager Today North welcomes Graham Pitt as Head of Esport Operations. Graham will take care of numerous strategic as well as practical tasks within North's esport teams.
Graham is an experienced esports personality. He was Tournament Director at ESL before he joined RFRSH Entertainment as Director of Esport operations working with BLAST Pro Series.
At the same time, North says farewell to Jonas Svendsen, who is pursuing a business position in EPIC Games, the company behind Fortnite."
Remind you that the CS:GO roster of Team North is:
- Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
- Markus 'kjaerbye' Kjaerbye
- Nicklas 'Gade' Gade
- Jakob 'JUGI' Hansen
- Rene 'cajunB' Borg
- Valdemar Bjorn 'valde' Vangsa (innactive)
- Torbjorn 'mithR' Nyborg (coach)