F.C. Copenhagen launch new eSports organisation, NORTH, and sign ex-Dignitas CS:GO roster.
Danish football club F.C. Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment company Nordisk Film have revealed a new eSports organisation, NORTH.
As part of the new joint venture, it has been announced that NORTH have officially acquired the former Dignitas CS:GO roster, consisting of Mathias ”MSL” Lauridsen, Kristian ”k0nfig” Wienecke, Ruben ”RUBINO” Villarroel, René ”cajunb” Borg, and Emil ”Magiskb0Y” Reif.
The deal, which has been rumoured for a while, will see the all-star Danish squad join NORTH on a two-year contract, following their recent departure from Team Dignitas.
In addition to this, NORTH have also recruited the services of Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen, who has joined the organisation as their sports director, and established an eSports training facility at F.C. Copenhagen’s home stadium, Telia Parken.
In announcing their first step towards becoming a leading eSports organisation, Jacob Toft-Andersen said:
“This is a major boost for eSport in the Nordic region. The level of ambition and organization is extremely high and with the support provided by F.C. Copenhagen and Nordisk Film NORTH will have the strong platform needed to compete with the very best. Already, we have one world-class team within Counter-Strike, but we want to expand to other games. There is a large talent pool and we see ourselves as very competitive when it comes to attracting and developing the best eSport players.”
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