North loans kristou
Kristoffer “Kristou” Aamand joins North on loan from AGF Esports for the coming period, as Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye is taking a break from competitive CS.
18-year-old Kristou has started practicing with the team for the upcoming DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 where the young talent will be playing against G2, Heroic and Astralis in the group stage.
Graham Pitt, Head of Esports Operations at North said:
"We have been collecting and tracking data on a number of young talents in the Scandinavian region as part of our expanded scouting directive in 2020. When it became apparent that we would need a short term substitute due to Kjaerbye's unfortunate situation, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at the future and use a young and developing talent. Among the many players that were at the top of our metrics, further analysis from our coaching team lead to Kristou standing out as a player that had the qualities that we desired for the role we were looking to fill. We are looking forward to seeing him play during our run in Dreamhack Masters."
kristou has been performing for AGF since May 2018. Achievements of the Danish team during this period include winning regional LAN tournaments Fjerritslev Gymnasium and Copenhagen Games 2019 - BYOC, and fifth place at ESEA S32 Advanced.
The updated North team will debut at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 online championship, which starts on May 19. The team will start their way to the tournament in the same group as Astralis, G2 and Heroic.