Olympic Gold Medal Skiier Teams Up With Counter Strike Champion

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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.]

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CS! Will you ever die? I already know the answer is "NO!!" but I have to ask that everytime I see how ppl on Steam on playing it at any given time and the fact that it STAYS in the top selling games. Just, wow, CS has to be in the top 5 most selling games ever by this point.