hampus replaces Lekr0 for NiP
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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.
Today we can announce Hampus @hampuscsgo Poser as our newest CS:GO recruit who will be joining Ninjas in Pyjamas towards the end of the month. Hampus joins the active roster as we move Jonas @Lekr0 Olofsson to the bench.— Ninjas in Pyjamas (@NIP) May 19, 2020
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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:
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.