LGB eSports have announced that they have solidified their position in the Counter-Strike scene by signing the female team known as ICY Phoenix.
The last few weeks have been full of activity for LGB. First, the Nordic organisation parted ways with Mikail "Maikelele" Billfollowing the team's 5th-6th place finish at Copenhagen Games. Then, the organisation sold the rights to Håvard "rain" Nygaard, one of their most prized assets, to Kinguin, which entered the CS:GO scene with an international lineup featuring players from four different countries.
While the situation of their male lineup remains unclear as Preben "prb" Gammelsæter and Kristoffer "Mystic" Michelsen have been filling in for the team until two permanent replacements are found, LGB have moved on a different front by securing the services of the female team known as ICY Phoenix.
|aurora's team move to LGB (photo hltv.org)|
The Norwegian team were recently in attendance at Copenhagen Games, where they finished in 5th-8th place following a 1-2 defeat against Karma, who would go on to win the tournament, in the quarter-finals.
Not all the players who were in Denmark last month will be making the move to LGB, however, as Jenny "Jennyzz" Sundströmwill be replaced by Hanne "HaySS" Skårdal, bringing the number of Norwegian players on the team to four.
"This is an exciting project for us and I strongly believe this will grow Counter-Strike even bigger when girls find out what a fantastic game it is," says LGB chief Per Lilliefelth.
"We will give the girls the right tools and support they need to succeed and with this in mind, we believe we can blur the border between boys and girls.
"We believe we can create an entirely new ranking in the game in which girls are also involved. We hope that more teams and organisations will understand the importance of girls in eSports."
LGB eSports' female team consist of:
Aurora "aurora" Lyngdal
Matilde "Mattye" Wiik
Hege "Hedje" Botnen
Lizette "L.K.S" Scheich
Hanne "HaySS" Skårdal