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July 9, 2018

North tries international lineup for DH Open: adds mixwell

As the first part of the 2018 season is wrapping up, North coach, Alexander “ave” Holdt, has decided to try out an international lineup for Dreamhack Open Valencia.

Óscar ”mixwell” Cañellas will be joining North as a stand-in in Valencia. The coach, ave, seeks to test new dynamics before an important autumn season, which includes both DreamHack Masters Stockholm and the London Major:

“I have been looking to change up things, inside and outside the game, for some time and with the player break coming up after Valencia, I thought that now would be a good time to do a test-run with an International lineup” ave said.

The Spaniard will replace Daniel “mertz” Mertz for DreamHack Open Valencia.

“Our CT side has been a pain point for months, and I felt that we needed to try out something different in order to fix that“.

Director of Esports, Jonas “whimp” Svendsen, noted that North is always looking to improve performance, and that the addition of mixwell for DreamHack Open Valencia, allows him and ave to test a new structure with the players:

“Óscar is an experienced and skilled player, and I am happy that he will be playing with us in Valencia. The trend in rosters is moving towards a more International outlook, and in our current situation, Alexander and I felt that the last event before the player break, would be a good time to change up the dynamics and see how the players react to a new structure”.

“We have an important autumn coming up, with a lot of big tournaments, including the Major, and with the lack of consistency that we have been showing we can’t leave any stones unturned. I want to see how the team fares in a different setting and to break up the current dynamics” whimp said.

“As for our starting lineup at DreamHack Masters in Stockholm, that will have to wait until after the player break. We will be looking at our options, including Daniel, as our fifth, in the coming month”.

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