Norwegian Counter-Strike players Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, Jørgen "cromen" Robertsen and Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli intend to team up and play together in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources close to the players. They have made their intentions clear to multiple organizations, including Tempo Storm, a team with only two players right now.
RUBINO spent four months on Heroic earlier this year before going inactive in late June. With RUBINO, Heroic struggled, finishing eighth place in ESL Pro League and failing to qualify for events like ESL One New York. Since his departure from North in March 2017, he has failed to find a roster that properly utilizes his wide and malleable skillset.
Cromen recently played three LAN events with FaZe Clan as a stand-in for veteran rifler Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson, who was out for personal reasons. During that stretch, FaZe won ESL One Belo Horizonte and reached the semifinals of both the ECS Season 5 Finals and ESL One Cologne. Cromen received community-wide praise for his play throughout his time as a substitute, leaving many people advocating for teams to sign him immediately.
Hallzerk is the most unknown CS:GO player of the trio, an 18-year-old who plays with the Nordavind. Nordavind is a Norweigan organization formerly known as BX3 before rebranding in February in partnership with Vålerenga Fotball and DNB, a Norweigan bank.
Should these three players join an organization, it would likely occur following the culmination FACEIT London Major, which begins this week.
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