NiP confirm nawwk return

The Swedish AWPer is back from his break after requesting some time off due to health concerns.

Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson has returned to NiP's starting lineup after missing the team's last two matches due to medical reasons, the Swedish organisation confirmed on Saturday. His return comes as the Ninjas prepare for next week's DreamHack Open Fall, the last Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament of the year in Europe.

nawwk will play his first official match in nearly a month next week

nawwk, who has been bootcamping with the team for over a week now, stepped down from the active roster on September 16 after starting to show signs of exhaustion. He was replaced by coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers for the last two group stage matches in ESL Pro League, with the team already out of contention for the playoffs by then.

"It feels really good to be back in business," nawwk said in a statement. "Something that I’ve learned is that it's important to take care of your body and have a healthy lifestyle, and I’m happy that NiP gave me some time off to focus on myself.

"We’re all very motivated about being back together to continue our journey to become the world’s best."

nawwk joined NiP from GamerLegion in January and immediately established himself as one of the team's top performers despite his lack of top-flight experience. He was initially recruited to fill a hybrid role but quickly took over from Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson as the squad's primary AWPer.

NiP have been placed in Group D of DreamHack Open Fall alongside ENCE, North and Sprout, with the opening match-ups still unannounced. The Swedish team have:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson
Sweden Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser

Sweden Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers (coach)

Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1064
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
671
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1042
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
POG
2020-10-10 18:00
#7
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Hungary Karpatia
nais
2020-10-10 18:01
best day of my life
2020-10-10 18:02
#19
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United Kingdom the_NDR
you poor boy.
2020-10-10 18:04
don't madest
2020-10-10 18:04
nce
2020-10-10 18:00
good
2020-10-10 18:01
naww k
2020-10-10 18:01
les go
2020-10-10 18:01
#10
ropz | 
Netherlands ONGix
nawwk? maybe yawwk am i right boys??
2020-10-10 18:01
#13
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Poland Yomenik
yeaaa
2020-10-10 18:02
#14
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Georgia Megobari
ok
2020-10-10 18:02
#16
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ez
2020-10-10 18:03
nicee
2020-10-10 18:09
#18
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Taiwan Rav3nEz
GG
2020-10-10 18:04
#20
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
Top 16 team again.
2020-10-10 18:04
no u
2020-10-10 18:17
#43
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
-twist + olofmeister
2020-10-10 18:28
I dont think olof will play for NiP, what about -twist +kreaz?
2020-10-10 19:49
#57
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
I just want the old legends all have experienced NiP :P
2020-10-10 19:58
#74
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Sweden Svahn
That sounds good
2020-10-11 16:42
#21
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
nice
2020-10-10 18:04
Honestly I hoped they will change him, he has been playing pretty trash lately, maybe it will be better after break.
2020-10-10 18:04
In my opinion the weakest link in Ninjas in Pyjamas is twist, i think kreaz will be a better fit.
2020-10-10 18:13
True, it would be a great change.
2020-10-11 16:46
#75
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Sweden Svahn
Haha what!? Nawwk is insane and NIP has been great lately. Outside of online cs bs they are fine. Twist is debetable if any
2020-10-11 16:44
Outside of online CS? The online CS is the only thing we have rn., and NiP is looking dead recently. twist is even worse, but nawwk has been playing trash aswell.
2020-10-11 16:47
#78
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Sweden Svahn
We still separate the two in case you haven't been up to date. "dead" they lost some games and played without Nawwk so kinda break for them. They are just fine stop crying as soon as a team has a little dip. How's VP these days btw?
2020-10-11 16:54
They got fucked by Astralis and barely won vs mousesports, I wouldn't call this a little dip. And VP is looking pretty good, with small changes they could be maybe even a TOP 15 team.
2020-10-11 17:10
#81
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Sweden Svahn
VP top 40 2022! lets pray
2020-10-11 18:30
I don't think they will fall out of TOP 30 with this roster. With some changes they might still be TOP 15 as I said.
2020-10-11 18:32
#83
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Sweden Svahn
Im f*cking with you haha
2020-10-11 19:05
Realised that but wanted to go further into that.
2020-10-11 20:55
#24
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Luxembourg winner666
no future for teams that can't win against vitality
2020-10-10 18:05
#26
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Russia win73ry
Sad!
2020-10-10 18:10
no u
2020-10-10 18:16
#37
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Russia win73ry
I'm sad, too.
2020-10-10 18:20
why sad
2020-10-10 18:20
#39
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Russia win73ry
Nawwk has returned.
2020-10-10 18:21
pogchamp
2020-10-10 18:16
let's go the danish duo is back
2020-10-10 18:16
POG
2020-10-10 18:17
very good news!
2020-10-10 18:17
#36
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Norway Triplex02
He was gone?
2020-10-10 18:20
pretty sure he had an injury
2020-10-10 18:21
maybe read the article retard?
2020-10-11 11:13
Medical leave
2020-10-10 18:44
you dont put a picture of goat next to a player who hasnt done anything on LAN, perhaps they are referencing goat as in animal tho
2020-10-10 18:22
beast!
2020-10-10 18:25
very very NICE nawwk POGGG
2020-10-10 18:37
The Return of The King
2020-10-10 18:42
Welcome back Tim!
2020-10-10 18:43
welcome bacc
2020-10-10 18:46
Good, welcome back my man :D
2020-10-10 18:47
bruh moment nip top 300 nawwk's face says "put me on permanent medical leave"
2020-10-10 18:47
That was a nice short medical leave. good!
2020-10-10 18:47
I am glad, i liked the older nip with lekro tiny bit more, but they basically need to replace twist for someone better and can be really good (or some of their players need to step up even more, i would say plopski and nawwwk... and twist obv :) ).
2020-10-10 18:48
BuT AlL tHeY dO iS pLaY cS
2020-10-10 19:04
??? Was literally just away for a few useless games, ez vacation.
2020-10-10 19:10
BEST AWP IN THE WORLD
2020-10-10 19:57
#58
arT | 
Russia bult0
nawwk the hawk
2020-10-10 20:00
#59
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Malaysia Suno[t]
PGOCHAMP
2020-10-10 20:26
#60
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-10 20:31
Doesnt seem too happy to be back though
2020-10-10 20:48
#62
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Argentina Soullesss
they forced the kid to come back by the contract? ohh NIP what have you become.........
2020-10-10 21:54
#63
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India KaiserGene
-twist + forest
2020-10-10 21:59
nice
2020-10-10 22:47
gl
2020-10-11 05:00
Does anyone actually care about this tier 3 shit team? Ffs stop putting news up about this trash team. Then again, miraa, you have always been a weird guy, i always cringe at the shit you write here.
2020-10-11 08:10
This is a pro cs news site. If you don't like it then don't come here. MIRAA has been covering this game since you were in diapers rofl #gotfrag
2020-10-11 10:01
go back eat potato and beer rtard
2020-10-11 12:29
Heyy, don't insult potatos and beer like that ;/
2020-10-11 16:25
Really? Stress doesn't go away in three weeks.
2020-10-11 11:16
welcome back
2020-10-11 12:49
Nice
2020-10-11 16:24
#80
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Japan AYAYA_Clap
still trash
2020-10-11 17:11
Thad was kinda quick?
2020-10-11 22:08
Great news and glad to see Tim back with the guys again, sounding recuperated and motivated gl at dreamhack, remember to have fun and stay chill :)
2020-10-12 00:41
nice
2020-10-12 01:44
he can't bear pressure
2020-10-12 10:38
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