NoA

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Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker
Manager:
Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker
Sponsor:
AMD, ATI, ABIT, Kingston, SteelSeries, Shuttle Inc., Kappa, Pepsi, and Sennheiser.
Total Earnings:
$206,519
Achievements
2004 CPL Winter Championship WEG 2005 S01
2003 CPL Winter Championship WCG 2007 ESWC 2007
History
Created:
2003-11-26


History[edit]

Team NoA is a professional Counter-Strike team who are as well known for setting precedents as they are for being a successful team. Founded by Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker, the team was several times regarded as the worlds best, taking home many prestigious "trophies" (or at least victories). They were the first professional e-sports team to consist of members from multiple continents when they formed the team of highly experienced players from Norway, Canada and USA. They were also the first e-sports team ever to pay for a player transfer out of a contract when they bought Ola 'elemeNt' Moum out of his contract with SK Gaming.


In 2007 Team NoA merged with, and became the Danish Counter-Strike team in the mortalTeamwork (mTw) organization.[1] mTw.dk dominated Counter-Strike in 2008, winning both KODE5 Global Finals, Intel Extreme Masters Continental Finals and the World Cyber Games amongst others. The Danes were awarded 'eSports Team of the Year'. The team was terminated in November 2011, due to the development of the computer game Counter-Strike 1.6.


Timeline[edit]

  • November 26th - Founded by Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker
  • July 20th - Long time captain XeqtR announce his retirement from competitive play, and prb leaves Team NoA.[2]
  • May 13th - Replaced Paddy with Sunde[3]
  • December 17th - Team NoA merged with, and became the Danish Counter-Strike team in the mortalTeamwork mTw[1]

Player Roster[edit]

1st Generation[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Norway bsl Jonas Alsaker Vikan 2003-11-26 2004-03-22 Team Catch-Gamer
Norway Naikon Lars Olaisen 2003-11-26 2005-06-13 Team Catch-Gamer
Norway knoxville Hallvar Dehli 2003-11-26 2004-10-22
Canada shaGuar Griffin Benger 2003-11-26 2005-07-24 Team 3D
United States method Michael So 2003-11-26 2005-07-24 Team 3D

2nd Generation[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Norway elemeNt Ola Moum 2004-04-24 2005-04-10 mibr
Norway Naikon Lars Olaisen 2003-11-26 2005-06-13 Team Catch-Gamer
Norway XeqtR Jørgen Johannessen 2004-04-24 2006-07-20[2]
Canada shaGuar Griffin Benger 2003-11-26 2005-07-24 Team 3D
United States method Michael So 2003-11-26 2005-07-24 Team 3D

3rd Generation[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Norway XeqtR Jørgen Johannessen 2004-04-24 2006-07-20[2]
Norway DarK Ruben Bielenberg 2005-08-30 2006-01-04
Sweden Red Louis Nyberg 2005-08-30 2006-01-01 CheckSix.swe
Sweden speedi Michel Gewargis 2005-08-30 2006-01-01 CheckSix.swe
Sweden kixer Andréas Sjölander 2005-08-30 2006-01-01 CheckSix.swe

4th Generation[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Norway XeqtR Jørgen Johannessen 2004-04-24 2006-07-20[2]
Retired
Norway prb Preben Gammelsæter 2006-01-13 2006-07-20[2] Meet Your Makers
Norway xione Lasse Stokke 2006-01-13 2006-05-21 Team eXcellence
Denmark zonic Danny Sørensen 2006-01-04 2007-12-17[1] mTw
Denmark hpx Brian Christensen 2006-01-04 2007-12-17[1] mTw

5th Generation[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark zonic Danny Sørensen 2006-01-04 2007-12-17[1] mTw
Denmark hpx Brian Christensen 2006-01-04 2007-12-17[1] mTw
Denmark mJe Muhamed Eid 2006-07-23 2007-12-17[1] mTw
Denmark ave Alexander Holdt 2006-08-24 2007-12-17[1] mTw
Denmark Sunde Christoffer Sunde 2007-05-13[3] 2007-12-17[1] mTw

Other Players[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States Destructo Devon Domercq 2004-04-21 2004-10-22
Denmark FaagaN Rasmus Møller 2006-07-23 2006-08-24 Spirit of Amiga
Denmark Paddy Christian Juhl 2006-05-21 2007-05-13[3] H2k Gaming

NoA.css[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Fifflaren Robin Johansson 2007-08-01 2007-09-24 Berlin Allianz
Sweden olander David Olander 2007-08-01 2007-09-24 Berlin Allianz
Sweden majk Joacim Kroon 2007-08-01 2007-09-24 Berlin Allianz
Sweden hauNted Ted Svensson 2007-08-01 2007-09-24 Berlin Allianz
Sweden nordQvist Jonas Nordqvist 2007-08-01 2007-09-24 Berlin Allianz

Achivements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2007-10-07 A22nd A1Premier World Cyber Games 2007 0 : 2 $25,000
2007-09-09 A11st A2Major ClanBase EuroCup XV 16 - 5 $6,884
2007-07-08 A22nd A1Premier ESWC 2007 1 : 2 $24,000
2007-04-01 A33rd A1Premier NGL-One Season II 11 - 16 $5,000
2007-02-18 A33rd A1Premier shgOpen 2007 - Counter-Strike 10 - 16 $8,810.96
2006-09-24 A11st A2Major ClanBase EuroCup XIII 2 : 0 $7,500
2006-02-19 A11st A1Premier shgOpen 2006 16 - 12 $15,980
2005-03-20 A11st A1Premier WEG 2005 S01 2 : 1 $50,000
2004-12-19 A11st A1Premier 2004 CPL Winter 2 : 0 $30,000
2003-12-20 A22nd A1Premier 2003 CPL Winter 4 - 13 $21,000
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