grux replaced kreaz in North

Danish organization North has announced the signing of Denis "grux" Gutai. The 21-year-old Swedish player replaces Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson, who has been on trial since late November last year.

"After trialling a number of players, I am extremely happy to welcome Denis "grux" Gutaj to North. Denis is a player who our scouting and development tool highlighted as having the right in-game characteristics for the type of role we needed, highlighted during an extended trial with the team where he impressed," says Head of Esports Operations Graham Pitt."Certainly, it showed a player who has not performed to his full potential in his previous teams and has a lot more to give in the right environment. Denis comes in with a lot of hunger and the desire to improve every day, something that will help drive the team forward," says Pitt.

Gutai has been a free agent since June 2020, when SMASH released the roster. In the past six months, he has played only two official matches as a 1ADL Swedish mix player, which he finished with an average rating of 1.06.

CS:GO coach Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson is happy with the new signing.

"I've studied him for some time. As he seemed very promising, we reached out and had him try to practice with us. Right away, it was evident that he has a lot of skill, but, at the same time, also is far from reaching his ceiling," says Jimmy "Jumpy" Berndtsson.