Copenhagen, 11th February 2020
It is with pleasure that North Esports announce the addition of Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson as new Head Coach of the North CS:GO team.
Berndtsson is a former CS-professional and most recently Fnatic Head Coach. The 33-year-old Swede has some impressive accolades being at the helm of Fnatic from 2016 - 2019 in the span of which he helped win IEM Katowice 2018, WESG 2017 and PLG Grand Slam.
“I’m super excited about the opportunity to come and coach a team like North. With the amount of inherent talent, that lies just beneath the surface, I think, it is just a matter of time before we can really unleash the full potential,” says Berndtsson.
The addition of Berndtsson means that Torbjørn “mithR” Nyborg is no longer a part of North.
“Although it has been a tough decision to let mithR go, we concluded, after a thorough analysis of the entire performance setup, that the team needs some new inspiration and different coaching approach to unlock the full potential of the players. We held talks with numerous highly qualified coaches, and we are very pleased to get Jumpy onboard as our number one choice. With his prior high-level experience and solid coaching philosophy, we see the signing of Jumpy as another important boost to our development towards the top,” says Christian Engell, Performance Coach at North.
North aim to ensure that the organisation provided the teams with the best possible support to perform at a top-level and ultimately help them in the goal of becoming one of the top organisations.
“The addition of Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson is not only a critical addition to the sporting setup but also a necessary move towards our ambition to become a true representative of Scandinavian esports as a whole,” says Christopher Håkonsson, CEO at North.
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