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Team North CS:GO Player Kjaerbye Reveals Why He Left The Astralis

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Markus Kjærbye, known as “Kjaerbye” is a 21-year-old Danish CS:GO player who has been representing Team North since February 2018. Before that, he was playing for Astralis. In his career, he earned over $500.000 from the tournaments that he attended.

On 17 December, during the interview with the hltv.org, he revealed why he left the Astralis and mentioned his childhood wishes.

hltv.org:

“You’ve been in really great form, personally, even when the team has struggled. Is that at least a bit of consolation for you?”

Kjaerbye said:

“I’ve learned that only team results matter to me. A lot of things happened in my career, back in Astralis we had role clashes and I had been an entryfragger my whole career up to that point, so I didn’t believe I could be a lurker. This year, when things weren’t going well, I decided that I wanted to try and learn something new because that’s what the team needed me to do when valde moved to the leading role, and I really ended up loving it. I don’t mind what role I play, but if I can be an aggressive lurker, or play aggressively on the CT sides, that’s where I think I can have the most impact. I’m happy that I can play any role, I’ve developed more as a player and now I like learning new things.”

hltv.org:

“You touched a bit on your time in Astralis and the role clashes. You tweeted at some point about letting early success get to your head. How has that experience shaped you?”

Kjaerbye:

“It has shaped me not just as a player, but also as a person, and I believe I have matured a lot. When I was younger I wanted to be a leader and have more impact, but looking back I was just a kid. I felt happy with the people in Astralis and my life there, I’m not sure why I was in such a rush, to be honest. I looked at myself in third person, not looking at feelings or emotions, just to do what was going to be best for my career, and at the time I believed it was going to be in North because we were struggling and I didn’t know if I could be a lurker. Looking back there have been huge downs and a few ups along the way, I’ve always been a very sensitive guy that needs to stay true to his feelings, but I’ve learned the hard way on my own because nobody had any impact on my decisions.”

He added:

“It was the road I chose, the hard road, because I put too much responsibility on myself, but as I’m slowly getting older and more experienced I feel more well-rounded and calmer as a person. I now take things a bit slower, I think more, and you can maybe also see that in the game. I may not be there yet and I want to keep learning, but I really hope to stay with North because the organization has been really good lately, there have been a lot of improvements. We just need to take it many steps up as a team. Now we’re going to go on vacation, then I’ll come home to renegotiate my contract with the organization, where I’ve been for two years, and I really hope I can stay. I really believe in this team and my future here.”

Click here to read the full interview.

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