NiP add THREAT as strategic coach
The Swedish tactician THREAT spent two years with NiP over the period of 2016-2018, with his addition helping reinvigorate the squad and playing a partin in winning tournaments such as StarSeries Season 2 Finals and IEM Oakland 2016 and 2017. He eventually stepped down at the start of 2018 to "pursue other things in life", with pita coming in as a replacement.
This time, the two coaches will be working together, with THREAT focusing on the tactical side of the game. pita noted that he has "long been looking" for a person to join him in the coaching team, with THREAT's set to be working "from a distance":
"THREAT and his mastermind will have a lot of responsibilities coming into this team. I believe it’s healthy for me and the team to have another person with both coaching and in-game leader experience entering the team. We will work closely together and evaluate as time comes on how to make this work in the best possible way. He will be working with me on distance but occasionally joining us for practices in our facilities in Stockholm.
"At first he will be assisting me in structuring and tuning the team even more in situational plays and executes. He will also assist me and the players in preparations for our matches. Lastly, he will have the responsibility of helping our in-game leader to maximize his potential both as a player and in-game leader, something he has a lot of experience in." - pita
After playing out their first ESL Pro League group stage and qualifying for ECS Season 8 Finals, NiP will be heading for Turkey, where they will be competing at StarSeries i-League Season 8 on October 21-28.
NiP are now: