THREAT signs new deal with NiP

The Swedish coach will continue working with the team through 2023.

NiP have announced that coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers has signed a new three-year deal with the organisation. The 32-year-old has been an integral part of the Swedish team's rebuilding efforts following the departures of some of its longest-standing players in late 2019 and early 2020.

THREAT, who represented teams like fnatic and Lions during his playing career, returned to NiP in October 2019 after a first coaching stint in the organisation between 2016 and 2018. He was initially brought in as a strategic coach but ended up taking the reins from Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita in January 2020.

THREAT has signed a three-year extension with NiP

"Returning to the coach position at the beginning of the year was a tough decision but I believe that with NiP’s new structure and direction, we will be able to finally get Sweden back to the top of CS," THREAT said in a statement. "I want to thank NiP for this opportunity to continue working with my biggest passion."

THREAT's development efforts have included overseeing the signing of two players in 2020, AWPer Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and in-game leader Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser. And while results have been mixed, NiP sit third in the European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) table and had top-four runs in two of their last four tournaments, ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Fall.

"I am thrilled that THREAT has trusted us with the next three years of his career," says Jonas Gundersen, NiP's Chief Operating Officer. "He’s one of the most knowledgeable coaches/IGLs in the history of the game, and embodies the values we treasure at NiP.

"Our vision of building a modern, top tier esports organisation, is centred around providing the best support, empowerment and performance environment for the top tier talent, both coaches and players, and I fully believe that this combination will be the foundation of championship-winning teams at Ninjas in Pyjamas for decades to come."

NiP have also expanded the CS:GO squad's staff with the addition of Danny "⁠mahone⁠" Hsieh as an analyst. The Canadian, who played for Prospects in ESEA MDL Season 28 and recently launched a video series on Youtube called "Understanding Team CS", will be responsible for researching opponents and assisting THREAT with improving the team's playbook.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Danny 'mahone' Hsieh
Danny 'mahone' Hsieh
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.09
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
#1
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Sweden frizzahh
Pog
2020-11-13 17:01
1 reply
champ
2020-11-14 18:37
lool
2020-11-13 17:01
Nice
2020-11-13 17:01
#4
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Finland Teukkasd
nice
2020-11-13 17:01
hopefully they listen to him this time
2020-11-13 17:01
#6
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Switzerland x676
ahhahahhhahhahaahahahahahaha
2020-11-13 17:01
1 reply
Whats funny????
2020-11-14 11:24
#7
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Finland Karppanator
It's a coach signing but still, 3 years in esports almost always is a bad contract at some point of the deal.
2020-11-13 17:02
5 replies
#17
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Europe ROMAG
Not for a coach
2020-11-13 17:06
Bad if upcoming talents sign long term contracts with tier 2 or lower orgs and if tier 1 orgs sign long term contracts with tier 2 or lower players who are already older than 23
2020-11-13 17:29
Coach won't get effected by form, If he somehow find a way to flop that hard they can always transition him into the old analyst type of role. Sure 3 years is a risk in any esports, but it's a reasonable one
2020-11-13 17:40
2 replies
I definitely agree, the fact that the industry is moving forward is definitely something to be happy with and proud of.
2020-11-14 01:13
1 reply
+1
2020-11-14 22:12
#9
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Canada Droidd
LETS GOOO
2020-11-13 17:02
Easy for Threat. Legend.
2020-11-13 17:04
paycheck stealer
2020-11-13 17:05
twist is the real threat
2020-11-13 17:05
4 replies
#20
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Indonesia lumayan
twist is god lol u drunk m8
2020-11-13 17:08
1 reply
+1
2020-11-13 19:26
#57
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Sweden plikz
Twist underrated
2020-11-13 21:55
#58
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New Zealand rOtten_97
twist is pretty sick, ngl
2020-11-13 22:25
3 years? Isnt it too much in esports? Does anyone remember that 5 years deal furia closed with their roster? And after 4 months ablej was benched, and he ended up retiring
2020-11-13 17:08
1 reply
Hes a coach tho
2020-11-13 17:10
ez paycheck
2020-11-13 17:12
#25
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Sweden RaaCCooN
epic
2020-11-13 17:15
better than that cheating and charity stealing coach pita
2020-11-13 17:18
#29
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Chile nachooww
ez for this legend, deserved
2020-11-13 17:19
threat is insane I hope there will be a roster change I want to see other swedish players in nip
2020-11-13 17:19
6 replies
#39
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United Kingdom JDRhys_
Bruh, how many you want, they have basically changed entire roster in past year and you want more, at least let them play a bit more
2020-11-13 17:37
5 replies
I am not happy with the roster, so why you asking me why I want "more" I dont want more just something different o.o
2020-11-13 18:08
4 replies
#53
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United Kingdom JDRhys_
I Think the roster rn is fine, I think a better change would to add a sports phycologist or something similar to increase stability in the team as they clearly have what it takes to win against the top teams
2020-11-13 19:17
3 replies
Its fine dont get me wrong, the performance is quite well, I just want to see players like kreaz or grux
2020-11-13 19:21
exactly, this team has what it takes to win trophies, it's just that when pressure gets to much they choke i semis.
2020-11-14 22:14
+1
2020-11-16 12:39
Brollan to Nip Make it happen
2020-11-13 17:20
3 replies
+1 -twist +brollan Make swedish cs great again!!!
2020-11-13 17:44
2 replies
#44
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Spain kirooZyy
maybe -twist +kreaz can be also a good fit
2020-11-13 17:51
1 reply
omg kreaz and brollan tgt is a dream
2020-11-16 17:45
legend
2020-11-13 17:20
Good choice for NiP
2020-11-13 17:28
#35
nawwk | 
Sweden Goudi
Niiiiiiiiice Lets go THREAT !
2020-11-13 17:34
good
2020-11-13 17:36
legend back
2020-11-13 17:37
#41
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Asia Blitzer
2023? lol
2020-11-13 17:43
#43
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Switzerland zthoui
wasnt he banned?
2020-11-13 17:48
1 reply
#46
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Serbia LtN))
pita is banned (ex coach of NiP)
2020-11-13 18:03
Pog
2020-11-13 17:59
mahone POG
2020-11-13 18:06
NiP will still suck
2020-11-13 18:13
2 replies
actually now there is life to them
2020-11-13 18:28
This NIP lineup is sick, it's just that they are a bit young and unexperienced so when pressure gets to them in semis and such they attend to choke.
2020-11-14 22:16
Nice I belive keep this team a a unit 4now
2020-11-13 18:35
#52
ropz | 
Israel mast1k
rekt g2 - get new 3 year deal, how simple is that
2020-11-13 19:03
1 reply
#68
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Indonesia Exodd
Some people are really lucky with jobs man
2020-11-14 11:56
#56
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Poland SebL
THREAT is a really good coach, good decisin from NiP to sign a long term deal. GL.
2020-11-13 20:33
This move means no threat to any other team.
2020-11-13 22:27
Very good coach imo
2020-11-13 23:50
A NiP team with Threat will always be a good one.
2020-11-14 00:49
#63
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Indonesia LosD
EZ
2020-11-14 03:30
#64
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Lebanon Dogman69
nice resigning
2020-11-14 03:33
I'm really glad to hear it, Threat always makes me funny when I see him in cam Gl mate
2020-11-14 05:46
I miss the classic NIP ,, composed of forest, Xizt, Get_right, Lekro and REZ. that is the real Ninjas
2020-11-14 08:59
1 reply
The real ninjas is the legendary line-up with Friberg, f0rest, xizt, fifflaren and Get_right.
2020-11-14 22:17
mahone real POG
2020-11-14 14:36
PogU
2020-11-14 15:00
It's a big threat to other teams
2020-11-14 22:38
#77
TeSeS | 
Switzerland Kiroh
Let's go THREAT!
2020-11-15 11:35
Kick bot hampus...
2020-11-16 08:17
ok
2020-11-23 10:57
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