I am officially no longer contracted with Heroic/RFRSH, business inquiries through firstname.lastname@example.org – hope to be in a new team soon 😊
— valde (@Officialvalde) July 18, 2017
Valde has been one of the hottest prospects in CS:GO, and he made a name for himself as the star player for Heroic. But the team announced in May he would be benched because of his “uncertain future” with the team, and valde also made a comment through the announcement that he was looking to go to a new team in the near future.
Slingshot reported May 26 that valde was in serious talks about joining North, possibly after the PGL Major, likely to replace Philip “aizy” Aistrup. A representative of North has denied the club’s interest in valde since the player became available.
Valde joined Heroic in August and helped the team to some of its strong recent finishes, including a semifinal result at DreamHack Austin and a semifinal finish at IEM Katowice.
Cover photo courtesy of DreamHack