hampus replaces Lekr0 for NiP

May 19 2020 1 min read
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Hampus "hampus" Poser will now replace long-time player Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson for Ninjas in Pyjamas, according to a tweet from the organization.

Hampus joins NiP after a two-month drought due to the disbanding of GamerLegion in March. He has previously played alongside three of his teammates on NiP with different organizations, making this move a fairly warm one. 

Lekr0 has been with NiP since June 2018 when he replaced William "draken" Sundin as IGL. Now, Lekr0 finds himself on the bench and the active transfer list.

With this change, NiP is now made up of:

  • Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
  • Simon "twist" Eliasson
  • Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
  • Tim "nawwk" Jonasson
  • Hampus "hampus" Poser
  • Björn "THREAT" Pers (Coach)
  • Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson (Bench)

Jonas Gundersen, COO at NiP, released a statement about the legacy of NiP and the reason behind the benching of Lekr0:

Jonas Gundersen

It's in our DNA to be a team that contests for the big trophies, and we want to get back there. We have already seen a lot of promise with our new roster and it's because of that we are now able to look further ahead and benchmark it versus our long term aspirations. The philosophy and ideologies I have around the future of esports performance, is something that I am unwilling to compromise on, and something that we constantly have to keep evolving in order to become the best, and that is why we have chosen to do a roster change. Lekr0 has done an excellent job in NiP, but sometimes a team needs to evolve in a different direction, causing a natural shift.


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