Just a week ago Team Never Ending Brotherhood had annouced that three of their players had decided to retire from Counter Strike, and a statement was issued by Kenneth “REASTEN” Kristiansen that it was officially over for him and his fellow teammates, Kristian “KORN” Hokland, and Anders “bjERKE” Bjerke.
“KORN and bjERKE decided to quit CS, then I left the team,” Kristiansen stated in an interview with HLTV.org.
However, just a week later Team Never Ending Brotherhood has decided to return to play Counter Strike once more under their new name; Alchemists Unleashed. Hokland even decided to revoke his early retirement, and has returned to play with Alchemists. With the new team, the Norweigan Alchemists Unleashed have brought in a new face, Swedish-based Andreas “moddii” Fridh.
Fridh was last seen with SK Gaming playing as a stand in for the bulk of 2010, and went to several events with them, including DreamHack Winter 2010, World E-Sports Masters, World Cyber Games 2010, and the Intel Extreme Masters European Championship. Many have speculated that Fridh would stay on with SK to become a permanent member of the team after so many events with them, but he was removed from the SK Gaming roster after the recent shake up between SK Gaming and Fnatic.
Alchemists’ Team Manager, Glenn “gkarlseN” Karlsen, gave a statement about the new team:
We are happy to introduce our new Counter-Strike 1.6 team. This time it fell on a lighter mix of players, and we believe this composition has what it takes to places to themselves on an international level.
Gunnar “zEn” Eng
Karl William “kalle” Haraldsen
Tommy “tacky “Mosgaard
Kristian “KORN” Hokland
Andreas “moddii” Fridh
Team Alchemists Unleashed will have their debut in the newly annouced World Gaming Festival, and the 4Kings Lan Event in March.
Image courtesy of MYM