North announced Friday the signing of Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. Most notably, Lekr0 has been part of GODSENT, Fnatic, and Ninjas in Pyjamas throughout his career and was recently on NiP's inactive list.
North searched for a fifth after Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye left to join FaZe Clan. FaZe recently lost Olof "olofmeister" Gustafsson for an indefinite period of time and picked up Kjaerbye toward the beginning of August.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jonas into the North family. Jonas is a player both our Head Coach, Jimmy Berndtsson, and I have worked with extensively in the past years, so we know exactly what kind of a player we are getting in and outside of the game where we expect him to slot perfectly into his role on the server and the team culture," explained Head of Esports Operations at North, Graham Pitt. "Lekr0 isn’t going to continue his previous role of in-game leader, but will use his experience to assist with tactical input both pre and mid game, bringing us an additional edge we lacked previously. Jonas will be returning to his origins and his preferred role of entry fragging on the T side alongside anchoring bombsites on the CT side."
Lekr0 will wear the North jersey for the first time on Aug. 25 in a Nine to Five #3 match.