The Danish esports organisation North has recently announced in a statement on their website that former Alternate Attax coach Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg will take the reigns as the first team coach whilst Alexander 'Ave' Holdt spends some time with his family.
"I've chosen to put my coaching career on hold for now," Ave said. "The nature of competitive CS:GO includes a lot of traveling and time away from my family. Since my wife and I are expecting our third child this Spring, I've chosen to prioritize more time with my family".
He later went on to endorse new coach mithR by saying: "I am sure that this team has the potential to make it to the top. Torbjørn is a great match for the team and I wish him the best of luck".
Director of esports at North, Jonas Svendsen, also spoke about mithR. "Torbjørn is a very experienced and dedicated CS:GO coach. I believe that Torbjørn via his deep understanding of the game and strong presence in the locker room will be able to help us revitalise the team and our approach to the game and achieve our goals," he said.
He also stated that he hopes mithR can "restore player's faith in themselves and each other". This is most likely a by-product of the abuse Team North experienced over the past few months, which resulted in the #StopToxicity movement initiation.
When speaking about the coaching change, Torbjørn 'mithR' Nyborg said: "Trying to fill the shoes of a legend like ave, whom I have looked up to for more than a decade, is not going to be easy but I believe I can help the team during the difficult times, to find their way and help each player become the best version of themselves. An opportunity like this does not come around often. Having a chance to represent a brand like North and working with world class talent is like a dream come true".
Whether or not mithR will fill the role that North requires is yet to be determined. Do you think the new coaching change will be beneficial for North in the coming future?