Danish outfit North announced that Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye will remain with the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive club, part of a rebranding and restructuring unveiled Tuesday.
Kjærbye signed with North at the start of the 2018 season, coming over from Astralis in a move that drew a lot of attention at the time. In his two season with North, Kjærbye helped the team to four noteworthy, wins, the biggest being the DreamHack Masters Stockholm in 2018.
North also won DreamHack Open Tours 2018, and DreamHack Opens in Valencia (2018) and Sevilla (2019).
While with Astralis, Kjærbye helped his club to three tournaments that brought home six-figure prizes.
The 21-year-old's retention means North's roster will remain made up entirely of Danish players.
"I am happy to have re-signed my contract with North," Kjaerbye said in a statement. "North came to me with an ambitious new plan for both the team and the organization. The rebrand looks and feels great, and more importantly, the people in the organization behind us are determined to succeed. All in all, this feels like the perfect home for me."
Among the other changes North announced, which began with bringing on new management in October of last year, was an updated logo and visual identity, along with a renewed commitment to the way the team organization approaches "branding, marketing, and sports," North chief marketing officer Alexander Pedersen said.
--Field Level Media