MAD Lions set sights on Lekr0 - Report
The 27-year-old looks set to continue his career in a Danish team after spending the last two months on NiP's bench.
MAD Lions have opened talks with NiP with a view to signing Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, as first reported by DBLTAP and confirmed by HLTV.org. The Swedish player has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen, who was benched at the end of June according to a report from 1pv.fr.
Lekr0 spent nearly two years in NiP's starting lineup before being moved to the bench in May to make way for Hampus "hampus" Poser. During his time with the Ninjas, the 27-year-old led the team to three Majors in a row, with the team making the playoffs at IEM Katowice 2019.
According to DBLTAP, Lekr0 would return to a rifling role in the Danish squad, which has been led by Asger "AcilioN" Larsen since he replaced Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen in March. One month later, MAD Lions won the inaugural season of Flashpoint after beating MIBR in the final of the $1 million league.
MAD Lions will return to action following the player break in the second week of August as they will compete in DreamHack Open Summer Europe, scheduled for August 8-16. Later that month, they will also play in ESL One Cologne Europe, which will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With this change, MAD Lions will have:
Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (coach)
Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen (benched)