Olympic Gold Medal Skiier Teams Up With Counter Strike Champion

What's a good encore after winning two gold medals at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games? For one of the world's most accomplished cross-country skiers, it's playing alongside his world champion counterpart in Counter Strike at Norway's largest LAN party.

Petter Northug (pictured, left; you can see his translated gaming profile here) will be taking on all comers in 2-on-2 Counter Strike matches at "The Gathering" to be held over Easter. While Petter's golds weren't in biathlon (that's skiing with the pew-pew-pew) he does look to be a serious shooter enthusiast. Further, his partner for this promotion will be Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (pictured, right) of the clan Fnatic; Lindberg is a world champion in his e-sport.

Northug was last at The Gathering in 2007 playing with Team Amentio, a clan named for one of his sponsors.

Olympic Skiing Champion Takes on Counter Strike?! [FragYou via CatchGamer, thanks Miguel O.]


    Jesus people still play this game... When valve announces CSS3 bricks will be shat.

      CS 1.6 is still one of the most (if not the most) comepetitive fps' out there. It's got a dedicated community which will take forever to die.

        for starters, it will require something better to come out.

        is that a challange?

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