The three Norwegian esports organisations: SKADE, Jotunheimen Esports and ULTI Skins are launching a new Norwegian team within Counter-Strike. The team’s name will be SKADE X and will compete in the top division of the Telialigaen. It is unique that three different actors like this come together and form a joint team. The purpose is to promote Norwegian esports and, not least, assert itself at the top in Norway, as well as scale the project up in the long term.
SKADE has important and good experience in building teams in esports. In this collaboration, SKADE will be responsible for providing necessary sporting expertise and infrastructure, which SKADE X will benefit from from day 1. SKADE will increase its presence in the Norwegian scene and help build Norwegian esports.
“SKADE X is a new addition to our team roster, but this time with the Norwegian scene in focus. We have great faith in the team we have assembled, and not least in the wholeness that we get from the various parties in the collaboration. This is the first time that someone has come together in Norway to build a story like this, which we believe is important for the scene to be able to flourish here at home as well, says Morten Skaland, CEO at Skade”.
Ulti Skins “The three parties have different competences and skills that complement each other, which makes this team very interesting for Ulti Skins and support as a partner, says Asgeir”.
“Team Midgard owns the place in the top division in the Telialigaen, and has for a long time wanted to do something bigger, as well as leave a big footprint in Norwegian esports. The team will be based in Trondheim in terms of training facilities, and wants to make this the flagship of Central Norway, says Alex Hole.
The parties aim to build on the investment, and do not see this as a one-off project. We have brought in experienced and hungry players, who have previously competed nationally and internationally. In addition, several of the players have won the Telialiga up to several times. The goal already in the first season is to challenge the best teams in Norway, and secure a place in the play-offs, which take place from November 11-13 at SpillExpo in Lillestrøm.
The team consists of the following players:
Sander Iversen – Grus
Erik Hansen Dyrnes – truth
Eskil Bjørnsen – LaX
Jesper Kamsrud – Jimbo
Ole Kristian Rose Langan – Marcelious
Halvor Gulestøl – vENdetta (Coach)