NiP replace draken with Lekr0
The decision comes as a result of differences "both personal and in-game" between the AWPer and the team, who jumped at the possibility of acquiring Lekr0 after he had been replaced by Richard "Xizt" Landström in fnatic.
The surprising move comes just a little over a week before the team will travel to Shanghai, China, for the CS:GO Asia Championships, where they'll face the likes of Natus Vincere, Heroic, and Virtus.pro.
Afterward, NiP will have until the end of the month to prepare for the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier — to which they have supposedly been invited —, a stage they have been unable to pass for the last two Major cycles.
"William is a young player with an incredible talent. Counter-Strike is not all about talent however, as the game is heavily based on all players taking on their individual roles in the team, both inside and outside of the game."
"We could unfortunately not find the right mix with William at the moment which has led us to the decision of benching him for the time being. We are hoping to see him back in competitive play in the future. In his place, we are extremely happy to have found an equally talented replacement in Lekr0."
NiP's roster now is:
Faruk "pita" Pita (coach)
William "draken" Sundin (substitute)