You read it right! This is not an HTML bug, it's not a delayed April fool's joke and there's definitely not going to be any Rick Astley or Eduard Anatolyevich Khil links popping up in this thread.
We are sending a SECOND Norwegian player to Ministry of Win! And this time with energies of the Void on our side.
Our top protoss player
Nicolaj Kristian "GLNoticimus" Jacobsen will be leaving for Ministry of Win on July 19th, looking ahead on an entire month of hardcore practice during his summer vacation.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Nicolaj, he has been an up and coming player for quite some time, but after starting to take the game more seriously he improved rapidly, especially during his stay in GL.
With a convincing victory at TromsøLAN, a Mamoz Championship cup and SEVEN top 4 finishes in playhem daylies, in the time span of only one and a half month, Noticimus has become more and more used to tournament pressure,
as well as getting consistent results in his performance.
It should be noted that he started out in bronze, as so many others do, with ZERO RTS background, climbed the leagues in a fast pace and has now been able to achieve a grandmaster status, where he is, at the time of writing,
reciding at rank 115. His journey so far clearly shows how talented he is, but at the same time displays that even someone just starting out can get really good, if you have the right mindset and are willing to work for it.
At Only 16 years old, Noticimus is given a glorious opportunity most of us can only dream of. Some might even argue that this is the ultimate summer vacation? No matter how the stay turns out, this will surely be a great learning
experience for him, as well as an opportunity to network and become friends with other professional StarCraft 2 players.
We in team GamersLeague feel that it's important to point out that we strive to support our players and to help them realize their potential and achieve their goals. With such a young and talented player as Noticimus,
we would like to show that anyone dedicated enough can succeed, even in little Norway, where eSports is still young and has a long way to go before getting mainstream. We also hope for the Norwegian community to step up and support
the players who dedicate themselves, to any eSport possible out there. Additionally, we're looking forward for more Norwegian talent to emerge.
We asked Noticimus if he had anything to add of his own:
"I'm really looking forward to learning a lot while staying in Poland for the summer. I will work hard to improve my game and aim to win Lefdal cup as well as the Norwegian qualifiers for WCS.
Oh, and yeah. Snute will soon see himself at rank 2 in Norway
Last, but not least, big thanks and shoutouts to team GamersLeague, who have been supporting me, as well as helpeing me with what I need, and our sponsor Mamoz.no, who also gave me an awesome missile!"
Noticimus also wanted to point out something about butterflies and hip hip hoorays, but at this point I could sense that he was really struggling with his sleep deprivation, so I had to let him go for now.
We wish Noticimus all the best for his stay in Poland and expect great things of him in the time to come.