After almost two months of intense talks with various organizations, we are delighted to announce that Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjaerbye has chosen Endpoint as his new home.
Kjaerbye needs no introduction to CS:GO fans. The youngest MVP ever at a Major Championship in 2017, his career includes stints at Dignitas, Astralis, North and FaZe Clan, with victories at ELEAGUE Atlanta Major 2017, Dreamhack Masters Stockholm, and IEM New York Europe 2020.
After initially retiring last July, Kjaerbye was clear in an interview with Luis Mira released this April: he was going to get back to the top. With a new set of lifestyle routines, involving meditation, physical training, nutrition and more, Kjaerbye has found what he believes is the recipe to become the best version of himself on the server.
"I'm delighted to say I have found the ideal place to pick up my rifle again with Endpoint", says Kjaerbye. "The people behind Endpoint, and the culture they have created, have again and again shown they have the structures to allow players to maximise their potential, which is exactly what I'm looking for."
“It’s a truly exciting prospect to be able to bring Markus into the Endpoint CS team." said Endpoint CEO Adam Jessop. "There is no denying the caliber of talent and experience he will bring to the lineup. After having a number of conversations with him, I fully believe that he is as passionate and focused as ever, ready to continue his CS career again, and that we can help him along that journey. His renewed focus on physical and mental wellbeing resonates with our own objectives and was a key factor in the decision for both parties.”
With newly appointed coach Allan “Rejin” Petersen, formerly of MOUZ, sharing the ambition and leading the pack, Kjaerbye can't wait to get started playing with his new teammates.
Endpoint will play their first tournament with Kjaerbye at ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference, starting June 16th in Jönköping, Sweden.
Endpoint CS:GO is:
Max "MiGHTYMAX" Heath
Kia "Surreal" Man
Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel
Guy "Nertz" Iluz
Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjaerbye