Mikail "Maikelele" Bill has confirmed that he is looking to build an international team together with Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.
Earlier today, a report by Vakarm.net revealed that a new international line-up was in the making and linked the team with a move to SK Gaming, who have been away from the CS:GO scene since July.
The reported team featured Swedish duo Mikail "Maikelele" Billand Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson, Norwegian star Håvard "rain" Nygaard, Belgian ace Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and Portuguese veteran Ricardo "fox" Pacheco. So many languages packed into one squad means that the team would have to communicate in English to make it work.
|Maikelele admits talks with ScreaM (photo hltv.org)|
In a statement given to HLTV.org, Bill confirmed that he is in talks with Benrlitom about building an international roster that can take on Europe's strongest sides - an idea that has been in the pipeline for some time now.
"I've been in contact with ScreaM for a long while now and we've been discussing with a lot of different players regarding this team," Bill told HLTV.org.
"I actually don't know how this was leaked because my team has been silent about this due to sensitive matters such as contracts, etc."
Bill went on to admit that he is looking to bring Nygaard on board. A stumbling block appears to be that LGB are unwilling to part ways with the Norwegian talent unless they receive a transfer fee for him.
"I have had my eyes on rain im for a long time. During my short time in LGB I was super impressed by him and wanted to ask him to my new international team," he stated.
"However, he is still under a contract with LGB. If things go according to my plans, he will play with us, but this is not my decision to make, but the owner of LGB’s.
"Still, this is not 100% yet and I do want to emphasize that this is NOT an official announcement of the team.
"I apologize to the owners of K1CK and LGB for any inconveniences this has caused. Again, these are only rumors."