Mikail "Maikelele" Bill is on his way out of Ninjas in Pyjamas, according to a report from fragbite.se.
He was then handed a permanent spot by NiP, who still fell at the last hurdle at MLG X Games Aspen as the team once again finished runners-up to LDLC.
Success finally came NiP's way at the end of January as the team clinched the ASUS ROG Winter title against Titan, even though it hardly came as a consolation prize, given the lack of top-flight teams in attendance.
Things took a turn for the worse for NiP last weekend as they cut a frustrating figure at IOS Pantamera, where they finished next-to-last in the round robin group stage, with just one victory from five matches.
Maikelele's time in NiP seems to be over
On Wednesday, Maikelele revealed that he would be stepping in for Orbit at this weekend's Nordic Masters event, which fueled suggestions that the Swedish AWPer could be leaving NiP, who have a double StarSeries header against HellRaisers and EnVyUs on Sunday.
With Maikelele putting in big numbers and having been named the MVP of ASUS ROG, it seems that it was the player's attitude - which had already cost him his place in UnWanted - that made the team cut ties with him.
Contacted by HLTV.org, NiP declined to comment on the report. If it turns out to be true, it means that NiP are down to the following four players just one month before ESL One Katowice: