LGB eSports have annnounced that they have reached an agreement with another organisation for the transfer of Håvard "rain" Nygaard.
The Norwegian talent had strongly been linked with a move away from LGB after it was revealed that he was on the shortlist of candidates to join an international roster led by Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson.
In a statement to HLTV.org, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill - one of the brains behind of the project - admitted that Håvard "rain" Nygaardhad caught his eye when the duo played together in LGB for a month.
|rain is on his way out of LGB (photo hltv.org)|
Just a few days later, rumours emerged that Nygaard had been sold to SK Gaming for $40,000. LGB then confirmed that they had indeed received an offer for the player but stressed that, until a transfer fee was agreed, he remained tied to the organisation.
Such issues have finally been resolved as LGB have announced that an undisclosed fee has been agreed with another organisation for the transfer of Nygaard.
"Today is a big day for electronic sports, Diglife and LGB eSports,"says Hicham Chahine, CEO of Diglife, the company that owns LGB.
"We have through a very professional process and discussions reached a historic deal to transfer Håvard ”rain” Nygaard to an exciting new team.
"The sale represents an acknowledgement of our strategic thesis that electronic sports growing into a global and professional industry, just like any other professional sports category.
"At last, on behalf of LGB eSports and Diglife, I would like to thank Håvard for the excellent results delivered over his course with us. We wish him the best of luck in the future."
This means that LGB are now down to a three-man active roster after parting ways with Bill last month. Preben "prb" Gammelsæterand Kristoffer "Mystic" Michelsen have been filling in for the team in recent weeks and everything seems to indicate that they will be brought in on a permanent basis.
LGB eSports now have:
Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel
Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
Pål "Polly" Kammen
Preben "prb" Gammelsæter (stand-in)
Kristoffer "Mystic" Michelsen [stand-in)