Official: NiP sign draken

Ninjas in Pyjamas have confirmed via their website the signing of William "draken" Sundin from Epsilon.

The Swedish youngster will replace Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi, who remains on the team as a backup player, with NiP stating that they "hope to see him on the active roster again in the future."

The move comes after a series of mixed results from NiP which culminated with the team failing to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major.


draken signs for NiP 

pyth joined NiP in December 2015 after returning to Sweden from the United States, where he had spent six months representing Luminosity and Winterfox. During his time on the roster, the team's notable achievements include winning DreamHack Masters Malmö and IEM Oakland, and taking third-fourth at the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals.

"During the last few months our results have been below our expectations and we have not been able to find good solutions," NiP coach Björn 'THREAT' Pers told the team's website.

"We have tried swapping roles but we are not able to find a good balance with the current lineup. The key thing we are missing is a dedicated AWPer and that's why we're happy to announce the recruitment of William “draken” Sundin.

"William has been on our radar for quite a while, and with him we believe all the players can play a role they are comfortable with.

"During 2016, we managed to win three titles and Jacob was a crucial part of those victories winning us many rounds thanks to his explosive playstyle.

"However, we cannot overlook that fact that his playing style does not fit the AWPing-role but rather roles that other players in the team are currently occupying."

William "draken" Sundin burst onto the competitive scene in early 2016 with Cringe Gods, with whom he would attend the European Minor for the MLG Columbus Major.

Shortly after that event, the players were recruited by Epsilon, and the team went on to scale greater heights, finishing 5th-8th at ESWC and WESG, and winning the WCA Finals after beating VG.CyberZen in the title decider.

"Getting picked up by Ninjas in Pyjamas is a dream come true for me," Sundin added. "One year ago, I was competing on the FaceIT platform, where I qualified for the minor in Bucharest.

"I have since then been working hard on improving and believe I can have an in-game impact in NiP.

"Even though the team has struggled a bit lately, they are still one of the top teams in the world and I am humble to have been given this opportunity.

"I am looking forward to getting started and proving my spot on the team!"

draken will make his first offline appearance for NiP at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries, from April 4-9, to which they have been invited.

With this move, NiP now have:

Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Sweden Richard "Xizt" Landström
Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
Sweden William "draken" Sundin 

Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi (backup)

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1387
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1467
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
xseveN | 
Finland NEAKON 
expected, gl
2017-03-13 21:05
#36
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United States donaldjae 
NICE
2017-03-13 21:05
NiP will shit as always
2017-03-13 21:17
As long as friberg is in the roster, yep. But yea, friberg will gather alot of income through merchandise, not prize money kek
2017-03-13 21:58
Lets make NiP great again !
2017-03-13 21:06
congrats
2017-03-13 21:06
indeed
2017-03-13 21:06
#51
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France Traker08 
FINALLY GL
2017-03-13 21:06
twist is better
2017-03-13 21:52
#232
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Lithuania Woozylul 
Nice now the last Thing is to Finally Remove Friberg the Ass fart that light up Randomly once a year and that is definitely not enough for the top team
2017-03-13 23:49
#3
Sri Lanka 2Foon 
wow what
2017-03-13 21:06
niiiiiiiice
2017-03-13 21:05
glhf
2017-03-13 21:06
bye pyth
2017-03-13 21:06
#109
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Iceland fatboislim 
pyth is backup, but friberg will be tossed eventually.
2017-03-13 21:12
No, the concept of winning is not something that NiP is going for, therefor friberg will stay as he has always done.
2017-03-13 21:15
they did well to win 3 tournaments last year if they weren't trying to win
2017-03-13 22:09
some of those tournaments were a joke though
2017-03-13 23:51
malmö was stacked, starladder was stacked, iem was stacked... good teams in all tournaments. just because it was 250k tournaments doesnt mean they are a joke. i do agree they it doesnt feel like they are playing to be the best anymore though.
2017-03-14 03:09
In what respect? They were $250k tournaments with many top 10 teams in attendance. They beat Na'Vi, G2 and SK in the finals.
2017-03-15 13:42
if friberg doesn't pick it up in the next 4 months. expect -friberg and +pyth/godsent or epsilon player.
2017-03-14 00:46
Grats! Now -friberg +lekr0/rez
2017-03-13 21:06
faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak
2017-03-13 21:05
sick
2017-03-13 21:06
LUL
2017-03-13 21:05
#14
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Sweden FiffylaureN 
damn
2017-03-13 21:05
#16
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Europe CE2K 
gg
2017-03-13 21:05
ez 4 drakeN
2017-03-13 21:06
ez 4 drakeN
2017-03-13 21:06
omg
2017-03-13 21:05
RIP Pyth [*]
2017-03-13 21:06
memed
2017-03-13 21:05
#23
ropz | 
Sweden fearl3ss2 
n1
2017-03-13 21:06
#25
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
hahahahahahaha
2017-03-13 21:05
finally
2017-03-13 21:05
#29
Argentina ZEJO 
gg
2017-03-13 21:05
#30
Ireland Rory 
rip
2017-03-13 21:05
#32
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Argentina mibio10 
n1
2017-03-13 21:05
omg
2017-03-13 21:05
:)
2017-03-13 21:05
#35
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Portugal feaz2er 
NiP#1
2017-03-13 21:05
#37
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
oh fuck expected
2017-03-13 21:06
:o
2017-03-13 21:06
OMG
2017-03-13 21:06
#44
Gina | 
Andorra HLTV_FBI 
But why?
2017-03-13 21:06
#45
CIS elps 
OH YEAH BOIIIIIIIIIIII
2017-03-13 21:06
LUL pyth
2017-03-13 21:06
#47
stunna | 
Bulgaria StefooD 
Nip top 1 soon
2017-03-13 21:06
LUL
2017-03-13 21:06
#49
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Poland wojtixxx 
pyth to godsent??
2017-03-13 21:06
lost all respect i had for nip
2017-03-13 21:06
GL HF
2017-03-13 21:06
#56
NEO | 
CIS Luchbm 
pyth wasn't the problem...
2017-03-13 21:06
#57
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Turkey batuengin05 
Nip is back!
2017-03-13 21:06
#58
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Russia Windcast 
YEAH BOOOOOOOY
2017-03-13 21:06
#59
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Argentina roulettesoad 
rip pyth moment of silence pls
2017-03-13 21:06
Ez
2017-03-13 21:06
now -friberg +lekro and we can talk
2017-03-13 21:06
Interesting ..
2017-03-13 22:47
Changing one player is okay, but IT wont give results
2017-03-14 00:33
#250
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Norway insy 
It did give results to FaZe. But yeah, we're talking about NiKo. NiP needs to split the fuck up asap.
2017-03-14 00:40
NiP could've picked up NiKo, just for the records, they could've picked up rain.., they missed so much and they got stuck with pyth.
2017-03-14 02:21
#263
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Norway insy 
Because they're fucking retards. And I would never wanna see NiKo in NiP, would be the same waste like in mouz.
2017-03-14 02:33
nice :D
2017-03-13 21:06
xd
2017-03-13 21:06
#64
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
Friberg still in active roster LUL kk
2017-03-13 21:06
kkkkkkkk
2017-03-13 21:06
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL OK i hope it helps nip plz get your shit together GL !
2017-03-13 21:06
pls -friberg +pyth while you have time NiP :C
2017-03-13 21:06
#71
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Turkey NoirLight 
Finally !
2017-03-13 21:07
fifflaren leave kick allu kick maikelele kick pyth always kick the 5th player and think it will solve their problems when friberg is 0.6 rating every event gl hf
2017-03-13 21:07
#84
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Sweden aN0x- 
yeah and god pyth is so much better with 0.61 rating
2017-03-13 21:08
#96
720 | 
Germany felixlulz 
no but that is the point they both should get kicked
2017-03-13 21:09
GTR had a shit rating recently too, perhaps he should be kicked as well
2017-03-13 22:10
It's been a loooong time since friberg is doing kinda bad
2017-03-13 22:57
He was good at StarSeries, the last event they won and he actually played better at the qualifier than GTR iirc (despite being food poisoned). Honestly it seems to me that with GTRs personal issues (relationship breakdown and illness) he has lost a lot of motivation and his game has gone to shit. Since GTR is supposed to be one of the star players him performing poorly hurts the team much more than friberg.
2017-03-15 13:40
hes saying friberg is also a problem and should be kicked you brainless dweeeb. -1 wont do anything
2017-03-13 21:11
#132
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France kennySsSsS 
always kicking the 5th and never works, get_right and friberg are the problem
2017-03-13 21:19
gl hf !!
2017-03-13 21:07
Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi (backup) LUL
2017-03-13 21:07
#76
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Australia yourwombat 
wowowow
2017-03-13 21:07
bye NiP ill miss seeing you in big tournaments
2017-03-13 21:07
They just honestly just bench friberg instead of pyth.
2017-03-13 21:08
expected
2017-03-13 21:08
#80
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Russia Man0warCSGO 
still trash like all swe scene
2017-03-13 21:08
Gl RiP
2017-03-13 21:08
#82
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Argentina ECSBOX 
Finally
2017-03-13 21:08
#83
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Romania Tise 
7 months later - Official: Draken sacked; [random swedish player] joins NiP.
2017-03-13 21:08
#91
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Australia Australis 
7 months later - GTR interview: Draken was the problem 4Head
2017-03-13 21:09
#101
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Romania Tise 
followed soon by "Draken has grown a lot"
2017-03-13 21:10
followed soon by "king of monster mousepad"
2017-03-13 21:20
#228
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United States swiftScope 
followed soon by "new NiP movie 'Banana Legends' coming out in 2018"
2017-03-13 23:35
lol
2017-03-13 21:09
#87
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Andorra Wolter 
GL! :)
2017-03-13 21:09
lol
2017-03-13 21:09
PYTH WAS NOT THE PROBLEM
2017-03-13 21:09
#90
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Sweden Trojka03 
How much do you have to suck to get kicked of a team? For real? I can understand Friberg not wanting to step down on his own since to be honest, no other team would want him. Forget Fnatic, Forget Godsent, maybe just maybe Epsilon but I don't think they can even pay their players full time. How low can he get before he gets booted of the team ?
2017-03-13 21:09
+1
2017-03-13 21:13
+1
2017-03-13 21:43
fatbotg = meme meme = bait for nip underage fans lot of fans = ez sponsors money
2017-03-14 08:37
#92
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Spain akproxx 
yes a new 5th player will solve your problems hahahahahaa nip eat your shit gl draken btw
2017-03-13 21:09
still garbage
2017-03-13 21:09
It is a good move. But would rathet see : GTR F0rest Xizt Pyth Draken
2017-03-13 21:09
They said that they'd like to see him in the roster later on.. - friberg + Pyth i incoming?
2017-03-13 23:07
nip in 2017 LUL
2017-03-13 21:09
#97
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United States TheKrakenKing 
+lekro -friberg plz nip
2017-03-13 21:09
#98
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Australia aucs 
Very nice.
2017-03-13 21:10
still t3 with friberg
2017-03-13 21:10
GL NiP
2017-03-13 21:10
thank mr friberg
2017-03-13 21:11
Most shortest article ever on HLTV
2017-03-13 21:11
Dios mios.. He is good I give them that but he is way to young for that team. He shots hard as a fucking madman with the AWP but he can't take constructive criticism. Look @ the first time Maikelele joined NIP, he was good as fuck but he was to young at that time. Good player but it sadly wont work to fix the problems NIP have. They need other and bigger changes IMO ..
2017-03-13 21:11
Just a thing to add to that - remember when NiP made 3/4 (can't remember) MAJOR finals in a row? They had dedicated awpers back then. Maikelele and Allu. When they kept changing the 5th they slumped to the point of not qualifying for the major. Maybe with the awper, they might get a bit of success out of it. Maikelele was too young, but was an insane player. Just cracked in the major final he played with NiP.
2017-03-13 22:19
#107
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
good decision
2017-03-13 21:11
#108
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Europe _jUNGLE 
NiP Academy with pyth and friberg +3 young Swedish talents! Make it happen pls
2017-03-13 21:12
that was a short one miraa
2017-03-13 21:13
maikelele was also backup,didnt he? after he got kick?
2017-03-13 21:13
thought it's Brienna Tart from game of thrones lul
2017-03-13 21:13
Like pyth is the main problem with NIP ..rofl
2017-03-13 21:13
yep , he doesent fit well with the nip , the synergy between the players is dead since maikelele left
2017-03-13 21:14
Have you noticed yet that noone fits with the other 4 again and again ? Lets be real here , the problem with NIP is the CORE TEAM itself not the fifth person.
2017-03-13 22:00
#116
kennyS | 
Russia wildeq 
LULZ
2017-03-13 21:14
They will still suck, maybe even more now
2017-03-13 21:14
gl
2017-03-13 21:14
#119
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Germany vitzen 
oops they did it again
2017-03-13 21:14
#123
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
Nip now have Pyth Draken GTR Xizt F0rest Friberg(backup)
2017-03-13 21:15
NiP logic: Kick best player Sign random FPL player Niceeee, new music or ice-cream soon?
2017-03-13 21:16
2017-03-13 21:18
NiP Dildo "GeT_FuKt"
2017-03-13 21:18
expected.
2017-03-13 21:17
REMOVE FRIBERG AND ADD REZZ and this could be something
2017-03-13 21:18
REZ f0rest Xizt Lekr0 draken wtf u want more
2017-03-13 21:19
i like lekro... but i think get right can become big agian if his team starts performing agian.. he is just in a dip... and if he still struggels... lekro is a good pick ..
2017-03-13 21:21
Nah,get right its washed up and just understand,he is shit now.rip legends,guardian olof and gtr
2017-03-13 21:22
gtr is like a .80 player, dude is seriously washed up. He has no place in teams with top tier ambitions
2017-03-13 21:27
#134
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Well, what about friberg?
2017-03-13 21:19
#136
suNny | 
World gto13 
Welcome Draken. Make NiP Great Again!
2017-03-13 21:21
#138
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Austria gex0r 
changing one player again and not touching the core again won't solve nip problems
2017-03-13 21:21
#139
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
friberg still in NiP xd
2017-03-13 21:21
#142
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Hungary raffai 
friberg should be the backup instead of Pyth
2017-03-13 21:23
Draken is a great addition, but pyth definitely wasn't the right man to go. We can only hope that since he is still a backup, it isn't for contractual reasons and NiP are finally giving it their last shot with friberg, and potentially bringing pyth back in later (like faze with jkaem/kio).
2017-03-13 21:23
#144
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Europe g_G 
first haha im joking guys no ban please )) I would have liked NiP to give rez an oportunity
2017-03-13 21:25
#145
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Sweden godname 
thats Good
2017-03-13 21:26
#146
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
pyth was being one of the best.. think -GeT_RiGhT should be better he is playing bad.. but okay its GTR.. :) hope draken can gave to NiP what they need
2017-03-13 21:26
dafoq
2017-03-13 21:30
Still wayy better awpers out there but nip are loyal and keep to their own. Nice to see and they will be a better team than with pyth just because of the main awp ability. Lets see this work. Ps. Why not maikelele? He has proven to work well with nip. Drugs? Alcohol? the reason must be revealed!
2017-03-13 21:32
#236
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Something probably doesn't fit in the contract.
2017-03-14 00:14
the only hope for swedistan is to create a super-team (at least on paper), as the baguettes did: f0rest, flusha, dennis, gtr/REZ, twist/olof. igl flusha or twist
2017-03-13 21:32
And their fans wonder why they can't get a player in swedish shuffles. I hope you now become the Arsenal of eSports.
2017-03-13 21:33
There was a time where a certain player said some things about NiP...and everyone made fun of him but what he said was so true.. RattlesnK : "NiP will need an awper when other teams catch up to them"
2017-03-13 21:33
#162
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
Wise words from a forgotten legend Now they finally have a real, dedicated sniper.
2017-03-13 21:42
They had one before, allu. They kinda succeded with him. You can make an argument for maikelele too.
2017-03-13 21:49
maikelele was ok when he picked up him for that period while pyth was injured...idk why they didn't continue with him instead of pyth...:o
2017-03-14 00:16
I'm talking about maikelele 2.5 years ago, late 2014/early 2015. Before allu in fact.
2017-03-14 00:18
He was "toxic" on that time though ;)
2017-03-14 00:19
That's not the point, the point is that they had a dedicated awper that made NiP better when they needed to. In allu and in maikelele before allu.
2017-03-14 00:20
Delpan lul
2017-03-14 00:27
Delpan was a try out for a week just like they did with allu, and ended up choosing Allu over him. He never joined the team officially.
2017-03-14 00:28
He was doing good for that 1 week imo tbh...
2017-03-14 00:30
lets be real, delpan is washed up and his attitude is one of the worst in the swedish scene next to moddii. that's why moddii doesn't play with swedes anymore.
2017-03-14 00:48
you are right maybe...
2017-03-14 00:49
#280
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
FIfflaren didn't want to play sniper at first, and had been a rifler during his source career. Maikelele was the only real sniper they took in, and it worked out quite nicely.
2017-03-14 07:15
#155
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Sweden crindz 
Good luck William!
2017-03-13 21:37
#158
device | 
Israel Aarod 
Oh my god, I expected Maikelele.
2017-03-13 21:40
Still remember when he raped Oskar on overpass and now he is in nip xD
2017-03-13 21:41
rip nip
2017-03-13 21:41
good player but I give it 8 months until kick
2017-03-13 21:42
"During the last few months our results have been below our expectations and we have not been able to find good solutions," NiP coach Björn 'THREAT' Pers told the team's website. Oh is that so? I haven't even noticed your "poor results"
2017-03-13 21:42
Just friberg left, no hope with him.
2017-03-13 21:44
#166
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Well. Good luck draken!
2017-03-13 21:44
Great move.
2017-03-13 21:44
-friberg +let pyth rifle Other than that, NiP will always play 4v5, somedays 3v5 when xizt also goes shit.
2017-03-13 21:48
expected gl draken
2017-03-13 21:49
#173
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Russia bralBry 
Pyth just kicked those 4 bots, not the other way)) Nt NiP, but you can't fool us here
2017-03-13 21:49
nip is shit lol
2017-03-13 21:50
#176
Spain SR4 
"William has been on our radar for quite a while" NiP, you know your goal has been signing twist but he rejected your shitty org several times, why do you even lie at this point?
2017-03-13 21:54
shitty nip always kicking their best player while leaving shitty old geezers like friberg
2017-03-13 21:55
#178
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Kazakhstan kanjarje 
-friberg +REZ/lekr0 friberg is consistent bottomfragger who can't even do single frag when holds site
2017-03-13 21:55
Instead of kicking Pyth why don't they kick Friberg? Or better yet kick Friberg too and bring in a better player like lekr0?
2017-03-13 21:55
cause pyth has been their worst player the last 3 months jesus
2017-03-13 21:56
#189
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Poland Marcines 
well, friberg was worst, look at stats
2017-03-13 22:03
#185
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Sweden Minik0jan 
Cause the 4 is a family, only way Friberg will leave is if he leave by himself like fifflaren
2017-03-13 21:59
Everytime they bring maikelele on board they storm to succes. Yet he is still not a part of the roster.
2017-03-13 22:02
I wanna see a NiP game right now XXXX
2017-03-13 22:03
Indeed
2017-03-14 00:18
Epsilon just posted a goodbye draken vid on their last qualifiers SL : youtu.be/AEPrm6n7jmc kids insane.
2017-03-13 22:06
lol , like pyth was the problem , not the other 4 washed up players :D
2017-03-13 22:07
#196
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Russia Drinkins 
Sundin is right surname to be a part of legendary team in the past that wins nothing
2017-03-13 22:13
#197
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Ukraine JUSTEY 
Gl
2017-03-13 22:13
-friberg now :D
2017-03-13 22:15
#200
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
I rly don't understand why they won't sign maikelele.. They were good with him honestly. But yeye gl this wont work.
2017-03-13 22:21
Thought the same you can dislike lele but he did well when he was a standin They really must hate him
2017-03-14 07:02
COZ MAIKELELE IS CLANHOPPER.... HE ISNT MATURE DUDE
2017-03-14 08:53
I dunno i think he just wants to play with a winning team.
2017-03-14 10:31
everyone wants but u also lose and u need to learn how .
2017-03-14 11:17
#201
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-13 22:23
-threat -friberg How difficult is it to understand this?
2017-03-13 22:24
#204
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
gl draken, make NiP great again xD
2017-03-13 22:30
Will they ever kick friberg?
2017-03-13 22:32
btw whats up with all the years of "we dont need a dedicated awper out playstyle doesnt revolve around it" oh yea so fucking suddenly fucking rifler pyth isnt a good enough awper. nip is toast and i embrace it
2017-03-13 22:32
glhf draken. I agree Friberg still needs to go but this is a step in the right direction
2017-03-13 22:36
They think constantly swapping their 5th is the right choice? I like draken but I have given up on NiP
2017-03-13 22:39
#209
jmqa | 
Russia Tuffywaf 
cool news
2017-03-13 22:45
-friberg
2017-03-13 22:49
now just -gtr and get like rez or smth like that Kreygasm OR GOD LEKRO if possibly BUT I ARENT THI>NK THAT
2017-03-13 22:56
i think that epsilon is better right now) Nip should sign Epsilon roster) maybe with f0rest)
2017-03-13 22:59
#217
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Germany sleezy 
GET FUCKING RID OF FRIBERG NOTH PYTH FFS
2017-03-13 23:09
FINALLY
2017-03-13 23:10
draken so fucking bad
2017-03-13 23:16
finally an awp player for nip
2017-03-13 23:16
#221
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United States TruthEmbargo 
News for the next 15 months: * NiP continues to lose * NiP on worst losing streak ever for any professional eSport team * friberg considers retiring * rumors about friberg or xizt stepping down * draken replaced by [insert random young swedish talent] Queue next 15 months of NiP news
2017-03-13 23:18
#245
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France stambert 
NIP scene 2016? was it sooo horrible? DH Malmö, IEM Oakland, etc... ?
2017-03-14 00:20
"The move comes after a series of mixed results from NiP which culminated with the team failing to qualify for the ELEAGUE Major." Think, motherfucker. Think.
2017-03-14 05:43
#222
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Portugal dracø 
Maikelele, allu and pyth were kicked while being the 2nd/3rd best performers in the team. Poor draken, he'll get burned by an absolete core that doesn't work for ages and keeps refusing to adapt and evolve.
2017-03-13 23:19
+1 this they should've replaced two players like fnatic did with their shuffle when they got olofm and krimz first time it's almost never good to change just one player because he will get extra pressure that he wouldn't have if they got two so it would be devided between them
2017-03-14 19:37
GL Draken and GL NiP !!
2017-03-13 23:21
Fiflarren was the problem Maikelele was the problem Allu was the problem Pyth was the problem Drakken will be the problem
2017-03-13 23:28
#226
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Venezuela CACHi 
-friberg and -gtr and nip will be t1 again.
2017-03-13 23:30
Why is nip getting direct invites? Events would be much more competitive if nip would need to qualify
2017-03-13 23:44
pyth doesnt deserve it. Its not his fault that core team dont try to succeed.
2017-03-14 00:10
#238
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
gna be good, the feels
2017-03-14 00:17
It's like you change a tire to an old car, it will run, but at some point you will need to buy a new one.
2017-03-14 00:17
GL duderino!
2017-03-14 00:18
WHY? THEY SHOULD OF GOTTEN REZ AS WELL TO REPLACE BOT FRIBERG
2017-03-14 00:40
Ez
2017-03-14 00:54
2017-03-14 01:18
Its like calling votekick for the wrong guy in mm and everyone presses f1
2017-03-14 01:26
i swear thought same rofl
2017-03-14 08:36
n1! Good luck NiP!
2017-03-14 01:31
youtube.com/watch?v=zSgMZ9eLy2c draken nip official match hahaha
2017-03-14 02:07
#261
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Brazil spaark1 
pyth was not the problem...
2017-03-14 02:17
#264
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Mexico tim7 
most interesting move in the CS scene in 2017... you will remember
2017-03-14 03:05
#267
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United Kingdom peaks 
Good. Pyth was trash.
2017-03-14 03:25
Keeping pyth is smart move imo cuz If this one won't work too then nip will change their entryfragger, friberg will retire and pyth will play again.
2017-03-14 03:28
#270
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United States darkun 
ROFL THE FIFTH IS THE PROBLEM!
2017-03-14 04:23
#271
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United States darkun 
how does anyone still respect NiP... i mean come on.. at this point its obvious they only care about keeping their salary coming... they aren't going to be top 5 by switching one fucking player every 6 months-1year.. they only win when 3/5 players can show up... which is fucking hardly ever. THE FIFFY CURSE PREVAILS! FUCK NIP
2017-03-14 04:24
Everyone just care about salary, stop with trashtalk
2017-03-14 15:43
#331
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United States darkun 
trashtalk?? these are legit statements, also teams care about WINNING, which EQUALS SALARY... NiP obv are connected through eachothers assholes and cant be seperated... now thats trash talk
2017-03-14 17:07
#273
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Singapore Nephalith 
rather have pyth than friberg atm :/
2017-03-14 05:25
#274
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Faroe Islands shubaNNN 
friberg still on the team lul
2017-03-14 05:34
#276
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Yugoslavia CommieBird 
I like friberg but when it's time to go you gotta go..I think this is the reason why they are still keeping pyth as backup
2017-03-14 05:51
-Friberg +REZ
2017-03-14 06:12
+++
2017-03-14 10:21
IEM Sydney please!
2017-03-14 07:21
#282
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Hong Kong eldoodaks 
PYTH DID NOTHING WRONG :(
2017-03-14 07:32
my 2 cents. Yes, pyth is a fantastic player and deserves his spot on NiP. but, I believe NiP feel the need to give GTR and Friberg space in-game. That's why they went with a dedicated AWPer : something that the've missed since lele and Allu. It's no secret that somehow GTR and Friberg performed better when lele stood in for them. Having Pyth in the team puts a lot of load on the rifler role, making GTR and Friberg take up roles/spots they are less comfortable with to account for Pyth. In the long haul, it's more about fitting roles to the game style of the team as a whole, and that includes THREAT. Yes, given current form, Pyth probably deserves the spot more than GTR or Friberg. but remember that the classic 4 will not really break up till such time as they stop becoming relevant. All things considered, this is the best way to go for the team, especially since Pyth hasn't been released. I feel that if GTR /Friberg fail to perform, he will be brought back in.
2017-03-14 07:49
still think they should have stuck with Maikalele the first time... and the second time... but hopefully things work out with draken. Give him space and make the other four play around HIM, though.
2017-03-14 08:05
"However, we cannot overlook that fact that his playing style does not fit the AWPing-role but rather roles that other players in the team are currently occupying." exdeee
2017-03-14 08:44
DRAKEN? OMG SWEDISH SCENE IS CRAP
2017-03-14 08:49
Feel sorry for f0rest, surrounded by idiots. Unless they switch Xizt NiP remains the same. He might be solid as a riflier but his fucking outdated and easily readable strategy wise for years now. They might win 1-2 tournaments or reach final this year, but thats all, they wont be up there constantly for sure. They always switching the 5th only, clearly not the 5th fault that NiP cant do shit.
2017-03-14 09:09
Just why? Wtf? Kick friberg, not pyth. NiP always kicking their fifth instead of fixing their shit 4-player core and kicking friberg I used to be a nip fan but I have honestly now lost all respect to the org. They are just a pile of wankers sucking eachothers dicks in their 4-man-inside-circle and always screwing the fifth player. Enjoy the 10 months u will have in nip, draken. After that it is bye bye to you too like it always is for the fifth guy
2017-03-14 09:11
still shit lol...
2017-03-14 09:28
is draken good?
2017-03-14 09:48
#296
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Sweden Div-\ 
As if they didn't know from the start that pyth wasnt an awper. Pyth is just a scapegoat :v
2017-03-14 09:52
LMFAO remove the 5th again these guys NEVER FUCKING LEARN, Your core is shit, GTR is shit, Xizt is the worst IGL in tier 1 atm & friberg has been up and down more than a cheap prostitute. This team desperately needs a new IGL, they need to kick Xizt & Friberg OR f0rest needs to find a new team cause these guys are ruining his legacy. Edit: At least this move makes sense they finally have an AWPer the problem is Xizt doesn't know how to use his AWPer for shit.
2017-03-14 10:06
Downgrade in my eyes. They need to do more than just changing 5th, how can they never learn?
2017-03-14 10:10
just kick friberg
2017-03-14 10:13
I don't understand why so much hates on Xizt? He is the IGL and the most stable player in the NiP, he always has good stats. Simply, Xizt not so media-player and he dont have hyip like f0rest and GeT-RiGhT. But friberg is already 2 years old, so shit,1 good game out of 10, this is a terrible result. On epsilon, i like REZ and draken, both are always topfragers. -friberg + REZ
2017-03-14 10:19
Sad to say but Get_right should be the one being benched not Pyth .... But i guess NiP is more of a Friend Clan these days than a Tier 1 killing machine
2017-03-14 10:24
I think NiP should rather change one of the other 4 players, not everyone can pull off a Virtus.Pro and stay together for ever. Look at NaVi and Fanatic. The problem can't only be Pyth.
2017-03-14 10:27
GL but NiP ain't VP, they started with Fiffy and now they hope to end like VP with Snax and Bialy instead of old players.... Wrong way guys, it's too late for this imo... Just go on retirement and let "fresh blood" represent your brand guys... Your time is over, you're not polish to be second VP ....
2017-03-14 10:29
#306
smooya | 
Russia cluver 
gl draken! gl NiP!
2017-03-14 10:31
This is such bullshit. Get rid of xizt and friberg already.
2017-03-14 11:00
I dont Think that pyth was the problem with NIP. There are a few issues, They do not have a primary AWP'er.(Draken will never be a tier 1 awp'er like KennyS, Fallen or Guardian) Also Another problem is the lack of a good IGL. When Xizt plays at his best as IGL, then NIP has the prossibility to win big games. f0rest & GeT_RiGht is under preforming. In my opinion NIP needs a new IGL and f0rest & GeT_RiGht must step up their game. If not NIP has to consider to kick one or both of them. You can live on old merits. GONINJAS !!!
2017-03-14 11:26
Well, the switch will probably help them to stay motivated for a while and we might even see some results as per usual when NiP do a swap. Although, I'm not fully certain that draken is ready for T1 yet. Pyth atleast had some big lans and some games vs T1 teams before joining NiP I don't expect much from tonights game vs VP. I'd be surprised if NiP win a map considering they are playing Nuke and cobble vs VP which are basically their best maps
2017-03-14 12:30
And all they have to do now is get rid of the real problem and add twist/lekro
2017-03-14 13:06
#316
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Wonder who they'll get to replace him in 2018
2017-03-14 13:09
probably someone from fnatic academy
2017-03-14 15:45
Olof Twist Xizt KrimZ Treath
2017-03-14 13:12
RIP NIP
2017-03-14 13:23
F0rest was supposed to play awp not pyth, btw I think the whole team is the problem and they should disband; its funmy how those 4 players stick together and dont want to change anyrhing.
2017-03-14 13:42
PS. NiP wont suddenly winning every tournent with Draken, I dont think it will change much.
2017-03-14 13:43
Good move for both NiP and draken. Now they need -friberg
2017-03-14 13:52
-friberg + Rez , lekro , twist
2017-03-14 14:00
#323
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Austria slash_OG 
gl draken hope NiP comes back top5
2017-03-14 14:26
#325
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Malaysia phyzell 
Pyth > Xizt/Friberg on map cache/train/cbble.
2017-03-14 15:11
Just remove friberg ffs nobody likes him
2017-03-14 16:18
Should've got Maikelele
2017-03-14 16:52
I think NiP needs to realise that it simply cannot just be "The new player" that's the problem all the time, there is clearly some problem that affects the whole team and should consider replacing someone/s else rather than blaming the new guy all the time.
2017-03-14 17:39
+1
2017-03-14 21:05
icsu draken?
2017-03-14 17:57
rip draken is even more toxic than f0rest...
2017-03-15 19:50
Finally because get right was not an awper finally he will stop awping to start being an entry fragger
2017-03-17 06:34
nothing change 1 young 4 old.
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2017-03-19 17:23
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