The founder of Flickshot_fr, neL, reported that OpTic Gaming spent close to $1 million after picking up Jakob "JUGi" Hansen and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, along with Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke and
If the danish newpaper is right about JUGi & Snappi for $500 000 to OpTic, it means that the whole team was brought for around $850 000 as k0nfig and cajun were brought for something like $350 000. And gade is on loan but probably not for free. Bold but dangerous move for OpTic.— neL (@neLendirekt) April 27, 2018
Nicklas "gade" Gade is currently on loan from North Academy, but that might change with North's new decision. Following the report that North will be putting the Academy project on hold, his status is a bit unclear. There is no official report on whether he will stay on loan with OpTic, or move to North's lineup.
OpTic has put a lot of money on the line of this new CS:GO lineup, but adding the two best players from Heroic is a smart move.
Cover Photo courtesy of OpTic Gaming