CSGO star NBK to pursue Valorant

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The 27-year-old leaves a nine-year illustrious career in CSGO behind, during which he represented several highly-regarded organizations such as EnVyUs, G2 Esports, and Vitality. His longest and the most successful stint was under the EnVyUs banner, whom he played for in 2015-2017 and with whom he most notably won a DreamHack powered tournament under Valve’s “Major Championships Tier” along with ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals in 2015 and 2017 respectively 

NBK rose to prominence in the second half of November in 2014 whereas one of the main engines in Team LDLC’s success in Sweden where they secured their first Major title, going past Ninjas In Pyjamas in the Grand finale of DreamHack Winter 2014. He further mined for his charismatic showing after getting picked up by Team EnVyUs with whom he went on to bag yet another Major title at the DH Open Cluj-Napoca in 2015. At the end of 2019, he was acquired by OG Esports, a Dota2 team that decided to venture into CSGO from Team Vitality. 

During his time at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, HLTV.org consecutively voted him as the best player from across 2013-15 (5th in 2013, 17th in 2014, and 9th best in 2015). Nathan’s departure comes after a slew of middling results on the European soil for OG, who spent a trophy-less year since their formation in 2019. He later decided to assist DBL PONEY at the FLASHPOINT Season 3, a European RMR event before making the switch to Riot’s brand new FPS feature. 

In his announcement video he added,

I have done it all, from local LANs to winning Majors, grinded through the ranks, and sat on top of the world. I lived the biggest disappointments and the best tournament wins. Counter-Strike gave me everything and I dedicated my life to it. But memories are made to stay in the past. It’s time for a change and I am coming to dominate (in Valorant)

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