Lekr0 joins Dignitas
The Swedish player will make his first appearance for the team later on Sunday in the Pinnacle Cup.
Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson has completed a move to Dignitas, the North American organisation announced on Sunday. The former fnatic and NIP player will step into the shoes of Haris "H4RR3" Hadzic, who has been removed from the starting lineup just five months after his signing from Nordavind.
The 27-year-old returns to action after some time on the sidelines following North's decision to leave esports due to financial reasons. He joined the Danish organisation from NIP in August 2020, making his final appearance for the team in DreamHack Masters Winter, before the end of the year.
In Dignitas, Lekr0 will once again link up with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, his NIP teammate for 18 months. Their time together came to an end in January 2020, when f0rest left the Ninjas after almost eight years and signed for Dignitas.
Despite having in-game leader experience, Lekr0 will not take over shot-calling duties from Adam "friberg" Friberg, according to team coach Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl, who told HLTV.org that the new player will get to take more of his old roles from fnatic and early NIP.
With this new signing, Dignitas hope to rebound from a poor start to the season. The Swedish team went out of the Vulkan Fight Series in the first round of the playoffs and finished 9th-10th in cs_summit 7 and 13th-15th in Snow Sweet Snow 1.
With this change, the Swedish team now have:
Haris "H4RR3" Hadzic (benched)
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl (coach)