Valde Leaves North, Announces 2020 Plans

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Valdemar "valde" Bjorn announced his departure Monday from North.

The Danish in-game leader had been on North's inactive roster since Oct. 11 being replaced by former Cloud9 player Rene "cajunb" Borg. Valde was pivotal in North's victories at DreamHack Masters Stockholm and DreamHack Open Tours.

Valde Departs North; Announces Free Agency

"As some of you might already know, the time has come for me to try something new and go down a different path in my career. I could feel within myself that it is the right decision and it's always with mixed feelings leaving something behind, that has been a huge part of your life for more than two years now," the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player said in a Twitlonger.

"I've been disappointed in myself not doing better over the last months in North but I've learned so much about who I want to be as a player and I look forward to 2020 as the year where I will take the next steps on my journey towards being a better and more complete player."

Valde spent over two years on North after leaving Heroic. The team struggled to find consistent success and a stable five, though often heralded as the second best team in Denmark.

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