THREAT takes over as new NiP head coach
The 31-year-old will be taking over from Faruk "pita" Pita, who was released from his contract almost two years into his second tenure with the Ninjas.
The announcement comes just two months after THREAT had returned to NIP as a strategic coach to assist pita with tactical aspects of the game. In an interview with HLTV.org while at the BLAST Pro Series Global Final, Fredrik "REZ" Sterner had already indicated that THREAT would be more involved in the future and even attend events with the team.
A former professional player with spells at teams like Meet Your Makers, fnatic and LIONS, THREAT took up coaching in 2016 and led NiP to three international titles (DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016, DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 and IEM Oakland) between January 2016 and February 2018, when he resigned from his position to "pursue other things in life".
"It is with great excitement that I can finally announce my return to my old post as Head Coach for NiP CS:GO," THREAT told NiP's website. "After working as a developer/data scientist for two years I felt that I still had a lot of CS:GO left in me and that these two years have given me a new fresh perspective on how to approach the game.
"I want to thank NiP for giving me this chance to once again compete at the highest level of CS."
THREAT's first test with NIP will be BLAST Premier, kicking off January 31, where the Swedish team are expected to field Tim "nawwk" Jonasson as Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg is reported to be on his way out of the squad to reunite with his former teammates Richard "Xizt" Landström, Adam "friberg" Friberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund in the new Dignitas lineup.
Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach)