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MSL benches self, ex-OpTic disbands

The Danish veteran IGL has benched himself due to the difficult conditions surrounding the contract status of ex-OpTic, with a followup announcement confirming the entire roster was splitting.

Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen has benched himself from the CS:GO team playing under the OpTic name, citing the inability to build a team as the reason for his decision.

The OpTic Gaming lineup was put into contract limbo following the sale of Infinite Esports to Immortals Gaming Club who already owned the MIBR CS:GO team. Rules from Valve state no organisation can have interests or ownership of more than one team and OpTic was put on the market. No one has expressed serious interest in the Danish roster despite the team holding an ESL Pro League spot and earned a spot at DreamHack Masters Malmo with their first LAN victory at DreamHack Open Summer earlier this year.

MSL went on to state that he was open to offers from both Europe and North America and that he was 'no hurry' to join another roster so will wait for the right offer.

Following this, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke confirmed the entire team would split and that he was open to being sold individually. 

This news comes as Rene "cajunb" Borg rejoins North and their former IGL Casper "cadiaN" Møller signed with Heroic today.

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