dennis returns to NiP starting line-up

Dennis "dennis" Edman has been brought back into NiP's starting line-up, the Swedish organisation have announced.

The 28-year-old returns from a month-long break to reclaim his old spot in the team, which was temporarily filled by William "draken" Sundin while he took some time off to recover from the busy tournament schedule.

draken attended two LAN events with NiP as a stand-in, BLAST Pro Series São Paulo and StarSeries i-League Season 7, where the team finished fourth and 5th-8th, respectively.

dennis returns to NiP's starting roster

With dennis back on the roster, draken has been released from his contract with NiP and is now a free agent looking for a new team to represent, HLTV.org has learned.

"A month of calm and relaxation, which was more than needed, is now over," dennis told NiP's website.

"I’m so hyped about coming back and it was very hard to watch all the games from home, all I wanted to do was to get back on the server and pop some heads!

"However, I believe this will help me and my team to become even better than before I took this break. More majors, better placements and a lot of sick games incoming. You better be ready, ladies & gentlemen!"

dennis has already resumed practice with the team as they prepare for their next LAN event, ESL Pro League Season 9 Europe. NiP have been drawn along with FaZe, Heroic and devils.one in Group B, which will run from April 16-18.

NiP once again have:

Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Sweden Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Sweden Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman

Sweden Faruk "pita" Pita (coach)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Nooo rip draken
2019-04-10 16:01
#13
tarik | 
Latvia Ricix 
"1"
2019-04-10 16:01
unluko
2019-04-10 16:02
#302
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
ahhahahaa
2019-04-10 19:03
draken > dennis
2019-04-10 16:03
PlusOne Washed up player will pop heads , kek'd. - gtr/dennis (can stream for NiP) +brollan/krimz -Lekro +Flusha igl Ez best swedish team
2019-04-11 20:36
Why -Lekr0, he's a good talent. I'd rather -gtr and -dennis and bring in Flusha and brollan
2019-04-12 02:11
not flusha, krimz man best ever
2019-04-12 21:26
#103
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Latvia TeMMkA 
What do they mean by March 16-18? It's April already
2019-04-10 16:17
Typo, it's fixed now
2019-04-10 16:21
#283
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United States Samsquanch_ 
1 month exactly? Sounds like he was in a program to me
2019-04-10 18:38
#299
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World euqin 
+1
2019-04-10 19:01
Ex on the Beach incomming xD
2019-04-10 21:54
#21
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Netherlands jonsve 
"1"
2019-04-10 16:02
Shows REZ lul
2019-04-10 16:02
#60
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Sweden Unluko 
Omegalol
2019-04-10 16:05
draken actually played pretty well.
2019-04-10 16:02
#98
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Other wtf_men 
He said on his stream that NiP promised him atleast 6 tournaments. With dennis back after 2, and since GamerLegion signed nawwk instead, he's a bit fucked
2019-04-10 16:15
yo WTFMEN)) so not cool)))))))
2019-04-10 16:16
#100
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Other wtf_men 
ikr wtfmen((
2019-04-10 16:16
#167
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Indonesia rareguy 
perhaps NiP meant 6 games
2019-04-10 17:07
#169
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Other wtf_men 
you can play 6 gam... *cough* tournaments for us nt nip 8/8
2019-04-10 17:08
#368
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Mongolia Ssch 
Lol
2019-04-11 07:05
#186
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Denmark LasZe 
Professeur: "How long can we expect to see you in NiP?" draken: "For certain, until 2020, but we will see. If dennis comes back I'll probably have to step down. So I would say until 2020, but you never know what happens, right?" Professeur: "So did you sign a deal already on that, until 2020?" draken: "Yeah, I'm signed for this year." #Feelsbadman
2019-04-10 17:16
lmao rip
2019-04-10 17:49
well then he maybe gets pay for the while year at least?!
2019-04-10 18:48
"released from his contract" =/= benched
2019-04-10 19:13
So, in like any other contract, will he get paid for the rest of the year? Will he be able to sign/play for other teams? So many questions unanswered imo
2019-04-10 18:56
Released from contract and free agent means he would have been A) Paid out, length remaining on contract. And B) released to play as a free agent and sign any where. Pretty self explanatory
2019-04-11 06:38
#318
Dosia | 
World zeree 
+1000000 #Feelsbadman
2019-04-10 20:04
#204
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Sweden Lagge15 
There are some up-and-coming swedish rosters with open spots. He can probably destroy those teams as well as he did with RR and Fnatic
2019-04-10 17:27
#210
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Other wtf_men 
tbh he only destroyed fnatic. RR fucked the players by not paying them. wtfmen((
2019-04-10 17:30
#212
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Sweden Lagge15 
They also had a big declining after he joined. But could be because they lost Twist and Brollan plus the bad mood the players were in. Draken is still overrated and I am uncontrolably happy that Nawwk is playing in TGL instead of Draken
2019-04-10 17:31
I really want to see that, i believe you but i just want to see it. Do you know where i can find that statement? :D
2019-04-10 19:01
#376
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Other wtf_men 
2019-04-11 11:44
#316
Dosia | 
World zeree 
I thought the contract was until the end of the year. :G But anyway, really sad for Draken..
2019-04-10 20:03
#363
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United Kingdom EoOo 
I'd say that Draken is too good for GamerLegion anyways
2019-04-11 05:47
#387
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Germany Payynnkilla 
wow thats shit :(
2019-04-11 19:54
#388
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Other wtf_men 
unlucko men((
2019-04-11 20:26
#390
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Germany Payynnkilla 
+1
2019-04-11 20:41
#399
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Latvia hellsave 
dont worry, they will pay him for all 6, you cant just remove contract, if it was promised, payment will be done for all
2019-04-15 11:57
#400
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Other wtf_men 
This was his chance to prove himself in the t1 scene again. Dont think he cares too much about the money, just the missed chance. It’ll be much harder for him to get picked up by another team now
2019-04-15 13:08
RIP have fun in red reserve or whatever
2019-04-10 16:05
#207
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Sweden Lagge15 
RR is no more.
2019-04-10 17:27
I know, but I can't remember the other team's name.
2019-04-10 17:31
#217
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Sweden Lagge15 
The other team?
2019-04-10 17:34
Ancient
2019-04-10 17:35
#239
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Sweden Lagge15 
They just got a full roster
2019-04-10 17:45
Do you think that roster will be stable?
2019-04-10 17:46
#245
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Sweden Lagge15 
They don't have a primary AWPer so maybe they make room for Draken if he wanna join. But the players are quite stable! They have 3 experienced legends (Znajder, Pronax, DiscoDoplan) one great newcommer (Plopski) and then Grux. If they got an org I guess they can make money of off Plopski but Otherwise it most likely will be Grux who will leave to continue jumping from team to team as a standin as he did during 2nd half of 2018.
2019-04-10 17:52
#246
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Sweden Lagge15 
I'd say he can be great in Vexed. He knows 3 of the players and they are quite good, just missing some great IGL.
2019-04-10 17:54
Sad
2019-04-10 16:06
wtf is going on
2019-04-10 16:08
#281
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United States Samsquanch_ 
I think it’s drug addiction man; prob not a popular opinion, but the timeline of his absence makes sense with the classic length of time for treatment. Would also explain his SERIOUS inconsistency.
2019-04-10 18:37
:D
2019-04-10 19:14
#379
Xyp9x | 
Netherlands arTvamp 
Leave conspiracy to the americans :D
2019-04-11 13:44
He also looks preety smoked out, thin and pale af. I agree with your theory.
2019-04-11 16:12
+1
2019-04-10 16:36
#265
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United States WashamGaming 
NOOOOOO Things were better w draken
2019-04-10 18:17
#280
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Why
2019-04-10 18:35
pogchamp
2019-04-10 21:02
#2
SolEk | 
Yugoslavia den321 
Ez4ence
2019-04-10 16:01
#31
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Netherlands jonsve 
"ez"
2019-04-10 16:02
#4
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Norway MKHaakon 
rip drakens career
2019-04-10 16:01
Not enough for NIP and nub played in Fnatic, better go work in factory drakbotens.
2019-04-10 17:06
his dad is super rich, he wont need to work ever
2019-04-10 18:29
How you kow that?
2019-04-11 03:25
his dad is the vd of universal studios in sweden hltv.org/forums/threads/1437652/drakens-..
2019-04-11 13:28
wow lucky man, rich and cool guy draken..
2019-04-12 00:24
After the good performances he showed in NIP? Certainly not
2019-04-10 19:08
#307
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Norway MKHaakon 
Which team wil pick him up? not a swedish team, NoChance has settled, Gamerlegion too.
2019-04-10 19:17
why no swedish team? And even if nothing is available right now I am sure he got on a lot of teams radar again
2019-04-10 19:42
#5
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Good. NiP #1 again
2019-04-10 16:01
#341
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
BotDennis
2019-04-10 23:48
#6
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Indonesia RaginGR 
okay
2019-04-10 16:01
draken </3
2019-04-10 16:01
+1
2019-04-11 15:07
#8
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Denmark Alphamon 
that was fast
2019-04-10 16:01
rip nip
2019-04-10 16:01
#10
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Israel fvlion123 
nice
2019-04-10 16:01
#11
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Mexico FookenCoont 
Wow
2019-04-10 16:01
WTF NiP ruined. Gl on losing every tournament now.
2019-04-10 16:01
#72
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Other Phinks 
They lost every tournament already.. since there is only 1 winner?
2019-04-10 16:08
+1
2019-04-10 16:21
#112
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Denmark Xipingu 
They haven’t won with Draken? Wut? 0 tournament wins bro
2019-04-10 16:22
they won some esl or dreamhack against sk in 2017 draken was a god in that final
2019-04-10 18:04
#284
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Denmark Xipingu 
I’m talking about this stand-in period though
2019-04-10 18:39
Yeah no shit when he got to play 2 tournaments
2019-04-10 18:41
#293
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Denmark Xipingu 
Still doesn’t translate to NiP being ruined, that’s shittalk.
2019-04-10 18:50
I never said anything about them being ruined, I was talking about you saying 0 tournament wins. That's the real shit talk here with such small sample size. The dude above probably meant that they stop being a potential contender and just bottom out in every high tier tournament
2019-04-10 20:05
#14
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Netherlands jonsve 
not interesting, bad choice
2019-04-10 16:01
Wtf big ass pic messed up my 1st
2019-04-10 16:01
DRAKEN>DENNIS
2019-04-10 16:01
+1
2019-04-10 16:21
Trying compare IGL to sniper. LUL.
2019-04-10 16:59
#160
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United States Festive_ 
lekro is igl now. he has been for a few months
2019-04-10 17:02
It does not change the fact that they are completely different players in terms of the role they play on the map and trying to compare them is stupid.
2019-04-10 17:09
#178
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Other wtf_men 
drako>dennis
2019-04-10 17:10
+100000000000000000000000000000000000
2019-04-10 17:14
Yeah, Draken not enough good for NIP and did nothing in Fnatic and also they kicked him off. xDDD
2019-04-10 17:16
Fnatic kicked him bc JW too much awp ego
2019-04-10 18:04
Brollan also often awping so nt nt.
2019-04-10 18:05
bruh JW main awp, TWIST 2. awp and brollan awp? its like putting f0rest on primary awping again
2019-04-10 18:06
so his ego is not that high if he agree to give twist awp, i saw often when jw was not in form and gave him awp.
2019-04-10 18:08
he has calmed down for sure, just look at his twitter feed... his ego has been beaten up by bad results and thats probably a good thing. still, he is their primary awper and when draken was playing he was 2. or even 3. cuz he didnt even want to awp in the beginning of fnc draken period
2019-04-10 18:09
CMN draken isn't even good and dont fight with it.
2019-04-10 18:11
draken not good? he is sooo much better thn dennis on an individual lvl and can actually use a scoped weapon...
2019-04-10 18:12
results still bad as always so it doesn't matter.
2019-04-10 18:21
bad as always? quarter final in star series is not bad considering they had practiced just a couple days with him and had no real strategies set yet, and blast was indeed quite bad, yet same reason
2019-04-10 18:22
#251
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United States Festive_ 
I was just correcting him damn. I was never comparing them I was just informing him
2019-04-10 18:05
yeah he is but having a 2nd one can't do harm. You can switch if needed, dennis can help mid round calling. And lekro only leads T side so there is a strong chance dennis will lead CT side
2019-04-10 17:11
#190
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Europe dupontz 
Dennis stepped down as the IGL before the Faceit Minor mr LUL. -Get_right +draken ez top1
2019-04-10 17:17
That toxic kid who blamed NIP after they kicked him? haha better back to red reserve or other nub team.
2019-04-10 17:18
gtr >>>>>>>>>>> dennis
2019-04-10 17:35
so true maybe not stats wice, but in knowledge about oponents and helping teammates hes one of the best.
2019-04-10 18:05
no in stats as well gtr is superior in every way
2019-04-10 18:06
#352
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Europe dupontz 
dennis goes for info and entries ofc he's gonna die a lot. GTR has a great understanding of the game and timings. Probably one of the best players out there in that regard. I feel like his aim is one of the worst out of the pro teams.
2019-04-11 01:14
that doesnt excuse a poor ct side
2019-04-11 01:14
Drsken noob
2019-04-10 16:01
#18
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Draken feelsbad
2019-04-10 16:01
#19
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Sweden Donger89 
Good
2019-04-10 16:01
#46
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India gawd_right 
Ye. I think they could've experimented more
2019-04-10 16:02
#20
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
lmaooooooooo
2019-04-10 16:01
#22
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France FrighTyyy 
Fuck... No...
2019-04-10 16:02
Why drop draken for this bot
2019-04-10 16:02
#142
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Europe vvitozz 
Fast play.. Very fast play AND THERE IT IS.. OH MY GOD DENNIS... AND DENNIS WITH ABSOLUTELY PERFECT ROUND
2019-04-10 16:43
WHAT IN GODS NAME IS THAT FROM DRAKEN? FORGET SNAX THAT IS A REAL HERO PLAY
2019-04-10 16:46
#149
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Europe vvitozz 
Just don't even buy guns.. This guy can play with the usp the whole game
2019-04-10 16:49
What is that Flick from draken? It's absolutely inhuman isnt it
2019-04-10 16:59
#189
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Europe VeryHighIQ 
I would be convinced, because G2 certainly has to be convinced!
2019-04-10 17:16
Rip draken the man who talented and missing easy shots
2019-04-10 16:02
#171
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Indonesia rareguy 
talent doesnt miss easy shots
2019-04-10 17:09
he needs some brain bro
2019-04-10 17:10
draken BibleThump
2019-04-10 16:02
ewww
2019-04-10 16:02
Yes! Dennis>Botraken
2019-04-10 16:02
#29
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United Kingdom XDisco 
NIP gonna come last at the next 2 tournaments now
2019-04-10 16:02
not possible, MIBR is going to IEM Sydney?
2019-04-10 17:27
#213
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United States VRGcarsonqi 
LOL
2019-04-10 17:32
#220
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Poland Astoner55 
Damnnn
2019-04-10 17:35
I like it. My little American friend.
2019-04-10 18:42
Late but still a good +1
2019-04-10 18:58
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-04-11 04:34
Good
2019-04-10 16:02
#32
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Europe b7ack0ut 
nice
2019-04-10 16:02
Hope he´s better now. if he is still shit , just kick him and bring nawwk
2019-04-10 16:02
Draken streaming right now
2019-04-10 16:02
#36
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United States nword_shoe 
why
2019-04-10 16:02
#39
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Poland Astoner55 
GL!
2019-04-10 16:02
#40
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Malta luzanocabbo 
they are doing draken dirty , rip career
2019-04-10 16:02
He knew it was just a standin spot from the start. If anything it was a good opportunity.
2019-04-10 19:53
#41
Jame | 
Finland tuspa 
fak
2019-04-10 16:02
#42
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China serdim 
rip draken
2019-04-10 16:02
#43
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Bolivia V1ncentC 
Why have rez as the picture tho
2019-04-10 16:02
#44
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Finland CucumberFIN 
dennis pistol god after 1 minute break Pog
2019-04-10 16:02
#45
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
Gl :D
2019-04-10 16:02
poor draken
2019-04-10 16:03
rip draken career
2019-04-10 16:03
NIP back down to top 20
2019-04-10 16:03
Sooner than I expected.
2019-04-10 16:03
Why did so many people think draken was actually more than a stand in?
2019-04-10 16:03
Maybe because there are lots of people who believe that NiP needs a dedicated AWPer and think that Dennis had been underperforming for a while?
2019-04-10 16:06
I totally agree with that, but NiP disclosed right from the get go that dennis is only taking a small break.
2019-04-10 16:08
#191
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Spain Chonita 
small break and give Draken contract until december?
2019-04-10 17:17
Well they didnt know how long I guess. Maybe draken would have joined another team if they just said that they pay him for 2 months and then look into the situation further
2019-04-10 17:34
#223
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Spain Chonita 
yeah, i feel bad for him. I don really like the guy, but its feels bad becouse he left GL for this oportunity and now he has none
2019-04-10 17:36
True, maybe theyll take him back on the squad after some training behind the scenes if dennis keeps underperforming.
2019-04-10 17:40
I am pretty sure that is what happened. He stated NiP promised him at least 6 tournaments and he only played 2. Why would he leave his newly formed team for 2 tournaments? Now he got fucked because NiP went back on their word...according to Draken of course
2019-04-10 17:45
#64
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France Ghoul98 
Well regarding dennis poor level at the moment and the fact that draken was an upgrade, - dennis +draken wouldn't have been a stupid choice.
2019-04-10 16:06
Yes, NiP could have built something nice with draken back on the tea m.
2019-04-10 16:09
#183
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Indonesia rareguy 
Dennis poor level at the previous moment. We have yet to see him after the break. Also, I did watch all the tournaments nip is going with draken as a stand-in, and; I reckon Lekr0 hit more awp shots than draken. Which will you choose : an occasional-awp-hitter that could spend $4750 every round just because he isn't that fond with a rifle, or basically inconsistent rifler that could work as a bait?
2019-04-10 17:14
he has been a literal bot for a long time hltv.org/stats/players/events/1146/denni..
2019-04-10 17:37
#344
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Indonesia rareguy 
He took a break because he realized he is a bot for a pretty long time haha Let's watch him after the break. When is the next match with dennis?
2019-04-11 00:49
#53
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Poland mimson333 
nip back to tier99
2019-04-10 16:04
#54
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Poland MapPredictor 
Unexpected
2019-04-10 16:04
Ex6TenZ : ha ha ha
2019-04-10 16:04
+1 draken crying while watching nawwk highlights rn
2019-04-10 16:12
nawwk >>> draken <3
2019-04-10 16:13
#324
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Tunisia darkoplax 
-1 cause if Draken never left he would'v been stuck with him instead of getting the prodigy nawwk so Ex6TenZ should thank draken for leaving
2019-04-10 20:59
Good
2019-04-10 16:04
#57
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Russia NOD777 
Drunken to cis team plz OMEGALUL
2019-04-10 16:04
That would be very fun to see after what he said at the faceit major
2019-04-10 16:34
#58
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France Ghoul98 
Decent free agent, means he's gonna be in C9 in two weeks. M E M E - O R G
2019-04-10 16:05
Who will they get rid of? Rush?
2019-04-10 17:49
bot dennis back can kil 1 -2guys in pistol thats it gg back to t5
2019-04-10 16:05
#68
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France Ghoul98 
Lmaooo BuT hE's GoOd At PiStOlS
2019-04-10 16:07
From a Danish Astralis fan I'm disappointed. Draken cut into the strategy of the team and made a lot of rules confusing. It wasn't worth the effort for his inconsistent style of AWP.
2019-04-10 16:51
he was the highest rated on the team
2019-04-10 17:38
Highest rated doesn’t always mean good in that sense. Unless it’s a high-level carry him cutting into things like that isn’t worth it for a team. NiP looked better as a team without him. He flipflops too much from Godlike to missing crucial shots that lose them rounds, same as last time.
2019-04-10 17:45
if they signed nawwk or hampus sure but they replaced him with a player almost as bad as pronax was during 2015 i would rather have an inconsistent player over a consistently bad player
2019-04-10 17:47
They... did make it clear dennis was just taking a break and draken as a stand-in... I want them to sign nawwk too don’t get me wrong. I’d just prefer for them to not flop as a team before then which requires having dennis around apparently smh.
2019-04-10 18:02
#62
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Damn :(
2019-04-10 16:06
#66
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
draken kicked from everywhere lmao I'm surprised he didn't TK his teammates for taking the piss at his career
2019-04-10 16:07
sky is blue grass is green get right kicking people from the team
2019-04-10 16:07
#276
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Europe V3N0M42 
Looool +1
2019-04-10 18:30
#69
flusha | 
Europe An0n0n 
Lmao Draken fits so much better in this team. Kick Dennis please.
2019-04-10 16:07
Disagree, draken ruined the strategy and syngergy of the team. I think they shouldn't be making a move for an AWP unless it's nawwk. Else it's not worth the effort of making things fit into the lineup.
2019-04-10 16:43
YEAS YEAS YEASSS
2019-04-10 16:07
Not a fan of draken but he is much better than dennis
2019-04-10 16:07
#74
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Russia Nikosimus 
Finally Draken played ok but NiP overall was worse with him, hoping for a great return by Dennis
2019-04-10 16:08
Wtf were you watching..
2019-04-10 16:30
#185
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Indonesia rareguy 
A highlight of him missing shots
2019-04-10 17:15
yeah i prefer the highlights of dennis not having the reaction time to even shoot a shot
2019-04-10 17:39
#309
s1mple | 
Russia KupcaH 
+1
2019-04-10 19:31
Its REZ in the photo xddddddd
2019-04-10 16:08
lmao -dennis +denise
2019-04-10 16:09
#79
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
made money throwing, now get out. NICE JOB DRAKEN
2019-04-10 16:09
#80
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Better with Dracula
2019-04-10 16:09
Thorin and richard will be mad :))
2019-04-10 16:09
lol draken said till the end of the year lol
2019-04-10 16:10
They're gonna be paying him still, they just signed him to low risk/cost contract for longer than they needed so incase he's good they've already got him locked down. Also draken might still come back if dennis can recover.
2019-04-10 19:57
He is out of contract. 0$ brah
2019-04-11 03:02
#84
shox | 
India iejesus 
Nip need an awper
2019-04-10 16:10
Thank god
2019-04-10 16:11
#87
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
soon Cloud9 in talks with NIP over draken
2019-04-10 16:11
why would anyone want draken? Cajunb is more stable and reliable
2019-04-10 16:22
#115
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
its ok, c9 wants to pick every eu kicked players
2019-04-10 16:23
#88
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
xd
2019-04-10 16:11
#89
f0rest | 
Kazakhstan EldosZ 
its april 16-18,not march
2019-04-10 16:11
draken was awful. f0rest and rez deliver fragging wise, lekr0 isn't too bad. gtr is bad. they need dennis to get back in shape.
2019-04-10 16:12
Did we watch the same games with draken in the lineup? GeT_RiGhT performed better than usual in most matches (He did flop in the ones where the rest of the team flopped though) and Lekr0 performed uncharacteristically worse than usual on a lot of games.
2019-04-10 16:41
Poor draken :(
2019-04-10 16:12
#93
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Germany Trax_ 
pls no...
2019-04-10 16:13
LETS GOOOOO
2019-04-10 16:13
#96
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Poland ThiCC 
thanks god, they needed some rifler instead of draken, actually dennis can be the 2nd awp as well if forest take the role of awper.
2019-04-10 16:14
LOL they needed an awper actually but draken is just way too inconsistent, this team has no future, they dont have real awpers and no real igl, get right is washed up and f0rest still good but already 30 years old and we dont know for how many years he can still keep that level.
2019-04-10 16:19
even while inconsistent he was still higher rated then anyone on nip soooooo...
2019-04-10 17:42
#97
FalleN | 
United States anon1g 
Draken to Cloud9
2019-04-10 16:15
#101
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North America xAriana 
nooooo, draken :(
2019-04-10 16:17
I hope that soon we get some -dennis +olof/flusha
2019-04-10 16:17
why
2019-04-10 16:17
#105
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
Rip to the guy who was convinced that Draken would be in NIP till 2020.
2019-04-10 16:18
Already better than draken but this team still lacks of everything, no real awper, no real igl, too many old players that struggle to be consistent and could be washed up really soon like the old vp
2019-04-10 16:20
-GTR -Dennis when?
2019-04-10 16:22
draken performed better during his time as stand-in than what dennis did during an entire year and nip take him back LULW smart decisions made by nip once again
2019-04-10 16:22
Makes me laugh to see dumb orgs like NIP spending their time giving a shit ton of money to keep old washed up players in a team that clearly lacks of role players when there are players like nawwk (good awper that is young and hungry to prove himself) or hampus (literally one of the only igl in sweden) available (playing in a trash team for almost nothing compare to big orgs)
2019-04-10 16:27
that's because your narrow mind can only think of championships. NiP is all about marketing. GTR is a recognizable name regardless of his performance.
2019-04-10 16:32
That comment is directed to the delusional fans that still believe NIP is a team that just wanna have success, ofc marketing is the first explaination you could think off to explain the way theyre managing their team
2019-04-10 16:40
Yes. It's the same reason why sports team keep the old aging geezers that were great at one point. Marketing, puts asses in the seats.
2019-04-10 16:41
lmao nip. draken was doing pretty well
2019-04-10 16:28
#118
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United States DiabIo 
can this shit team just disband already ?
2019-04-10 16:29
#323
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Venezuela linos7 
top 6 world = shit team . . . . . . fck logic
2019-04-10 20:58
kick Lekr0 why draken?
2019-04-10 16:29
another bad choice from NIP, rather sticking to the known which doesnt work instead of trying smth new
2019-04-10 16:30
NiP has outdated lineup.
2019-04-10 16:30
terrible news to hear as a nip fan. i just hope nip can get nawwk before fnatic
2019-04-10 16:30
#124
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India Noobdian 
Let's see how it goes
2019-04-10 16:31
DRAKEN > NIP
2019-04-10 16:31
How is that possible
2019-04-10 16:32
TBH a break could be the difference, if he is still crap tho proper boot is needed and we need new blood in the team, draken was also trash in NIP
2019-04-10 16:34
draken better than dennis or above. RIP NIP
2019-04-10 16:34
#155
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Brazil SecondKS 
No man. dennis >> draken. Wtf
2019-04-10 16:54
#229 lol
2019-04-10 17:43
still better than draken but I think they should kick him and sign real awper maybe nawk
2019-04-10 16:35
#132
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Russia trinarr 
Fuk off NiP! Now you don't have a decent AWPer again! 0 IQ move
2019-04-10 16:35
#154
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Brazil SecondKS 
F0rest, lekr0, rez and dennis huge you
2019-04-10 16:54
#298
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Russia trinarr 
What do u want to say dude? xD
2019-04-10 18:59
Dennis- draken+
2019-04-10 16:36
god
2019-04-10 16:39
I think this is for the best. Unless NiP are going to sign nawwk they shouldn't be changing the lineup. (Perhaps Maikelele would've been a better stand-in but still.) This will work better for the chemistry and consistency of the team. They lost some of their tactical ground and looked very messy. Best of luck to Draken, maybe look at the Ancient project, but this was needed.
2019-04-10 16:40
yes, T side go up CT side go down No awp power anymore on CT
2019-04-10 16:42
I don't think I can disagree. Even with Dennis though, NiP has one of the strongest CT sides in the scene still. They much rather need a better T side than a better CT side at the moment.
2019-04-10 16:43
Feel bad for Draken, he played quite well, but dennis is <3
2019-04-10 16:43
sad Draken, made good appearances, at least much better than dennis, dennis should retires!
2019-04-10 16:44
#153
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Brazil SecondKS 
Serious? No, pls no.
2019-04-10 16:52
yes!!!!!!!!!!
2019-04-10 19:03
#326
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Brazil SecondKS 
everybody is better than draken in sweden man
2019-04-10 21:16
Lets see what Dennis can do now but damn, poor draken man
2019-04-10 16:46
#208
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
+1 Totaly agree
2019-04-10 17:28
#148
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
The fact that they still removed draken and kept getright says alot about how much this team wants to progress.....
2019-04-10 16:49
+11111
2019-04-10 17:09
#151
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Germany AYEONV 
bot dennis LUL RIP NIP
2019-04-10 16:51
#152
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Brazil SecondKS 
Yes! Welcome back dennis meister
2019-04-10 16:52
#157
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
-toxic and good player +Good entry and humble pkayer
2019-04-10 16:59
-good player OMEGALUL
2019-04-10 17:10
highest rated on nip
2019-04-10 17:43
#342
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Where is the funny ? Draken it´s a fuck awsome player but very toxic inded
2019-04-10 23:58
#159
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United States @FyreCS 
Kinda screwed up that he signed a year contract, then got the boot because .94 DENNIS wanted back in. I actually feel bad for him, he looks like he’s matured a lot also!
2019-04-10 17:02
dennis is very good at finding space and angels, hopefully the focus is in for grabbing these kills
2019-04-10 17:03
Feel bad for Draken:(
2019-04-10 17:04
xD
2019-04-10 17:05
#164
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Sweden flippig 
draken lmao new maikelele
2019-04-10 17:05
It's been a month already? I feel like he got benched last week. Hopefully his game has improved now.
2019-04-10 17:06
Fuuuuck
2019-04-10 17:08
poor draken LUL
2019-04-10 17:09
#176
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
XD
2019-04-10 17:10
Cheats installed finaly, back to NiP
2019-04-10 17:10
Dennis <3
2019-04-10 17:11
#181
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India Noobdian 
Didn't Draken sign a year long contract?
2019-04-10 17:14
ripperino drakerino.
2019-04-10 17:15
Yess Now draken can go back to gamerlegion Hampus igl And ex6 and scream can finally join kio and hadji
2019-04-10 17:16
#192
woxic | 
United Kingdom TC10 
free agent EU player? *cloud9 wants to know your location* fr tho could be a good move, would be nice to have an awper so auti has more flexibility over whether he rifles or awps bc he's great at both
2019-04-10 17:18
#194
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China kazuk1 
nawwk>draken , so good luck to you
2019-04-10 17:19
+1
2019-04-10 17:23
#327
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2019-04-10 21:17
k
2019-04-10 17:20
i would like to see this team : draken pronax nawwk plopski grux
2019-04-10 17:21
would love to see them kick nips ass then rez can go up to a good team
2019-04-10 17:44
#328
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Brazil SecondKS 
hampus for igl at this team - pronax
2019-04-10 21:19
NiP once again have: Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund here is your problem retards. kick the bot
2019-04-10 17:22
Before this roster change they only had two problems, Lekr0s IGLing and pitas non existent coaching. Now they have three
2019-04-10 17:34
good decision
2019-04-10 17:22
#329
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Brazil SecondKS 
+1
2019-04-10 21:19
#199
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Sweden Lagge15 
Good choice. Don't want another team to drop 30 places in the ranking because of one player.
2019-04-10 17:23
Draken left GamerLegion for this lolololololol.
2019-04-10 17:23
#202
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Argentina rodriok 
rip nip
2019-04-10 17:24
i feel bad for draken :(
2019-04-10 17:25
#206
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
+1
2019-04-10 17:27
he better perform, and draken made a nice little buzz for himself so he'll be fine
2019-04-10 17:28
NiP management are stupid, honestly. draken is 50 times better than dennis, the problem is that NiP has a IGL and coach with 0 tactics
2019-04-10 17:33
#330
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Brazil SecondKS 
omegalul nawwk > dennis > draken = GTR atm..
2019-04-10 21:20
Not even close, we have no data on nawwk vs T1 teams yet (he could be really good but we haven’t seen him play vs good teams), dennis is just atrocious, much worse than GTR. Draken is good, best of these four players
2019-04-10 21:54
#336
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Brazil SecondKS 
wtf dude
2019-04-10 22:13
It’s true, draken hate is irrational
2019-04-11 01:19
lol rip draken
2019-04-10 17:33
Nice
2019-04-10 17:34
#228
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Netherlands gelm1r 
horrendous player management again, the entire nip org is dirty they no longer care about winning events all they care is having ''big name'' players on the roster and sell jerseys and collect paychecks / make a living. They going the same route as VP absolutely pathetic.
2019-04-10 17:41
#232
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Hungary raffai 
Letsgo!
2019-04-10 17:43
Nip has the best player forestgod and 4 bots. Forrst should go to faze to kick astralis cheating asses
2019-04-10 17:45
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-04-10 17:45
Wow draken must be crushed. He forfeited hes spot on gamerlegion for this, now nawwk is on gl and dennis is on nip. Im not sure he thought this trough..
2019-04-10 17:47
he knew dennis would be back peanut brain lul
2019-04-10 17:59
He did not, signed contract for whole year and by how it sounds he might have become a permanent, instead NiP does the 0 IQ move to bring back Swedens worst pro, dennis.
2019-04-10 21:56
draken back to grinding tier 2 fixed loot.bet tournaments now feelsbadman
2019-04-10 18:06
#259
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Sweden WhiteChapel 
draken has to learn to play in and fit in a team, right now he does neither. he is future scream
2019-04-10 18:11
most old pointless roster, when nip managers will bet on youngsters (((
2019-04-10 18:11
rip draken
2019-04-10 18:11
anything but draken lol
2019-04-10 18:12
YES!
2019-04-10 18:18
#267
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
I feel bad for draken since he was told they were going to play more tourneys with him but everyone on the team were uncomfortable with their gameplan no one knew wtf kinda strategies they were using so is understandable they would want dennis back early and now the problem shift back to "we dont have a primary awper" i honestly dont know how much NIP can improve but exited to see!.
2019-04-10 18:18
it's better, draken may have good rating but he makes his teammates worse.
2019-04-10 18:22
#331
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Brazil SecondKS 
yes, somebody with head
2019-04-10 21:22
Draken lost GL , gg noob u deserved
2019-04-10 18:22
#272
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Czech Republic berkley 
ez4dennis
2019-04-10 18:23
#273
xartE | 
Sweden KatN1 
draken is a better AWPer than dennis, and dennis is a better rifler than get_right. Only one good move here tbh.
2019-04-10 18:26
Bad move
2019-04-10 18:30
Bye bye draken.
2019-04-10 18:30
I really can´t understand and believe this, why is the brand giving him another chance and he´s trying to give everything and started with the hope that he could actually takes ,,dennis´´ spot , just to kick him after 2 event. Even tho they giving him a 1 Year contract. Really unacceptable...
2019-04-10 18:32
If NiP would have liked to win something, they should have replaced Get_right.
2019-04-10 18:35
#282
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
Unless GT starts performing they're going to struggle. Dennis could be back in form after his break though.
2019-04-10 18:38
Matchfixing dog comeback to farm some money for betway
2019-04-10 18:40
I think draken wasn't given enough time, they didn't even practiced yet properly so how is it possible to judge which player is best for the team? I have a feeling role-wise draken would be more useful than Dennis, who's going to do main AWPing now? They looked lost when different players picked it up. I'd say it will probably look even worse now as 2-3 players carrying AUG on CT won't be as viable option in counter to awp play as it'll rekt ecomony.
2019-04-10 18:45
#361
REZ | 
United States bunnery5 
You forget he was a stand in not a player taking over dennis' spot
2019-04-11 05:31
I do not forget, I'm just stating poor decision making from NIP's side if they weren't taking the opportunity to give draken a proper trial to if he might be an option in the future to replace one of the two dinousaurs. Should have been an agreement that draken is given enough time irrelevant of how quickly dennis "heals" before the old roster is back in action so that they can assess if draken really is a worthwile addition to the team when -GTR or -f0rest happens. Right now I think -GTR +draken would already be a 20% boost for NIP or a Top 6~7 team to a Top 3~4.
2019-04-11 18:33
#391
REZ | 
United States bunnery5 
see though this is correct, they weren't really trying Draken: Draken only said this was the time to prove himself. Dennis took some time to care for himself, and Draken was to fill in that time plain and simple. I think that if dennis still doesn't perform after his break, then they will go ahead and REALLY trial Draken. But it was always temporary, not a trial.
2019-04-11 20:59
nice more BOT DENNIS spamming on twitch
2019-04-10 18:44
+Flusha -Lekr0
2019-04-10 18:44
Nip "2 faced" Toledo.
2019-04-10 18:49
People saying NiP "fucked" draken isn't really true, he knew he was going to standin for a player that have taken a break for personal reasons. And that dennis would be set on the roster when his personal reasons was fixed. And there is no real time on how long a "personal reason" can take to be fixed. It can be like one week or a year etc. draken took a big risk and dennis came back earlier than it might have been "planned".
2019-04-10 18:50
#295
ropz | 
Russia seekerNN 
wtf NIP?? seems like draken did ok in shanghai. why??
2019-04-10 18:54
Nice welcome back dennis!
2019-04-10 19:15
They removed draken because of that round (21st) against Renegades on mirage when he failed to secure mid window and let RNG through B bomb side and backstabbed Lekro so hard.
2019-04-10 19:22
Rip, Draken and Maikelele got burned so hard by NiP
2019-04-10 19:35
#311
World non 
unreal how they havent repalced get right , he have underpreformed for 3 years now
2019-04-10 19:35
#317
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
100% true. Consider this : Now get_right isn't good enough and nip lack of IGL and AWPER Who is the guy that can do both ? MSL ! :D I know he's not swedish but he can learn it (for the price they will pay him, i would learn every fu**ing language...)
2019-04-10 20:04
Unlucky, you will become ultimate shit again. Draken is young and has huge potential. He would be the best swedish AWPer if they gave him the game lessons and some time.
2019-04-10 19:51
#332
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Brazil SecondKS 
nawwk and twist >>>>>>
2019-04-10 21:24
not expected from russian
2019-04-10 23:47
welcome back dennis!
2019-04-10 20:58
#337
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Brazil NODE_hltv 
Keep draken as sixth player 😢
2019-04-10 22:33
#338
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United States stephcurry30 
"Clown9 add draken; cajunb released"
2019-04-10 22:45
+1 likely
2019-04-11 00:56
#339
cyx | 
Europe jujin_Ss 
go to tier 9 :/
2019-04-10 23:22
#343
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
gl draken
2019-04-11 00:16
#345
TenZ | 
Japan Misteear 
pls draken cumback
2019-04-11 00:51
f
2019-04-11 00:56
#349
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
Welcome back sunshine!
2019-04-11 00:59
#350
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Germany GERMAN_ 
RIP draken i really liked him in NIP
2019-04-11 01:01
drakens interview after playing winstrike ruined his career :-D next time you better keep your mouth shut
2019-04-11 01:08
3 old guys relying on 2 young guns to create the plays
2019-04-11 01:20
#356
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Brazil Leexo 
Unluko
2019-04-11 02:12
better sign flusha
2019-04-11 03:28
rip draken with new NIP picture..
2019-04-11 05:41
#364
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Russia cyberneRy 
bad for nip
2019-04-11 05:52
draken >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the better line up possible : draken, REZ, Lekr0, f0rest and the king FLUSHA
2019-04-11 06:16
I think NIP management watched those tournaments, and could see that Draken was a sulky little bitch who under performed. He choked on dicks hard. So BLski
2019-04-11 06:40
I have no belief in both of them. Draken - poor decision making and bad teamplay. Dennis - lack of self performance and over confidence from fnatic era. Anyway nip is fucked up org
2019-04-11 07:12
Please put him back to IGL, I feel like lekro is not performing the way he was before he was the IGL and he's your best player stop being retards ty.
2019-04-11 08:39
If dennis could raise his performance to the level he was before, nip could be a top5 team this year.
2019-04-11 09:18
#372
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Finland EdiEz 
Nice
2019-04-11 11:06
very good decision!!
2019-04-11 11:07
Maikelele, Allu and now Draken. This team deserve to fail
2019-04-11 11:11
Drakenelele
2019-04-11 11:26
Kick Gtr already,he must have dignity to leave ,when his time has come ...and its now ,his KDA and his aim is too bad now,and he wont get better...and he never check corners in half of they rounds..free frag..
2019-04-11 11:49
BOT_RIGHT is the problem
2019-04-11 14:10
#381
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Greenland Irie_99 
lol draken is much more better than Dennis
2019-04-11 15:05
Dennis aint much better but at least he wont be saving when its 1 vs 1 as Draken used to do
2019-04-11 18:26
#386
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
None of those two should be in the roster
2019-04-11 19:52
#393
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Sweden Trkmag 
Such a bad move, draken is way better for NiP
2019-04-12 01:20
#397
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
BACK Dennis >:( DRAKEN>NIP
2019-04-12 22:54
aahah Dennis literally looking like F1 racer at this photo
2019-04-13 12:26
No hate on Dennis. But draken was literally the best player on the team, and the only pure awp:er which they needed.
2019-04-15 22:04
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