Young Ninjas replace Mann3n with Ro1f

NIP's academy team has made the second change in three days.

Young Ninjas have added Kalle "⁠Ro1f⁠" Johansson to the roster to replace Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak, NIP has announced. A change of direction of the academy project saw the departing player be allowed to explore new opportunities as he "is ready to take the next step in his career," the announcement reads.

"Honestly, the success of Young Ninjas came so much quicker than we ever anticipated," NIP COO Jonas Gundersen said in a statement. "We’ve had to take a step back and fully evaluate our goals, and the idea has always been to find very young talent that we can develop into tier one players and give them a chance either here or somewhere else."

Ro1f progressed to the team through the Path of a Ninja project

"Adding a 5th in Kalle while allowing Tim to explore new opportunities meanwhile, underlines our commitment to a young and dynamic roster, where we can continue our journey on finding the best A team/academy/substitute structure,that suits for us now and in the long term.”

Ro1f joined the squad after winning the first "Path of a Ninja," a talent development program that NIP are running in cooperation with Area Academy, and impressing in the Swedish Pro League.

The 16-year-old's addition to the team comes just three days after Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson and Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng switched positions between NIP's main and academy teams. The new composition has already made its debut in the Elisa Invitational Summer, where they won their first match of the Swiss stage, against Tricked.

Young Ninjas boast the following five:

Sweden Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Anton "⁠Sapec⁠" Palmgren
Sweden Linus "⁠nilo⁠" Bergman
Sweden Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant
Sweden Kalle "⁠Ro1f⁠" Johansson

Sweden Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson (coach)

Sweden Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Kalle 'Ro1f' Johansson
Kalle 'Ro1f' Johansson
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.75
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
199
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
146
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Linus 'nilo' Bergman
Linus 'nilo' Bergman
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
191
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
184
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
164
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
Nice.
2021-06-04 23:15
3 replies
How are you so fast ?
2021-06-04 23:15
2 replies
What do you mean?
2021-06-04 23:16
#71
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Hungary Karpatia
He is from the Moon
2021-06-05 19:14
very epic
2021-06-04 23:15
#4
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Sweden Elda_ANKA
AHA
2021-06-04 23:15
#7
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Sweden Svahn
Ok
2021-06-04 23:15
#8
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Finland okxD
Next NIP player?
2021-06-04 23:16
Young Ninjas replace Mann3n with Rofl
2021-06-04 23:16
I swear, all of these young swedes look the same.
2021-06-04 23:16
5 replies
OMFG they actually look the same wtf
2021-06-04 23:18
1 reply
Copy -> paste.
2021-06-05 03:35
all swedes with swedish parents look the same, correct
2021-06-05 10:37
No. They just signed ztr with diff name for some reason
2021-06-05 14:21
#63
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Sweden hayliN
The infant looking generation!
2021-06-05 14:32
#11
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Brazil guhzzz
Rofl?
2021-06-04 23:16
Why though?
2021-06-04 23:16
5 replies
#28
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Finland Kujis
Read the first lines.
2021-06-04 23:23
4 replies
still #13 "Next step" its not like mann3n can join Fnatic or some T1-T2 team lol. YNIP is a pretty decent team tbh.
2021-06-04 23:24
3 replies
#30
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Finland Kujis
Why couldn't he? Might have gotten an offer.
2021-06-04 23:25
2 replies
lol. Because hes like the 4th worst player in YNIP?
2021-06-04 23:39
1 reply
4th worst makes him the 2nd best, nt
2021-06-05 10:34
#14
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Argentina WaSTe_D
mann3n probably got an offer from another team
2021-06-04 23:17
why?
2021-06-04 23:17
2 replies
coz he old
2021-06-05 00:42
Rolf 16 Mannen 20
2021-06-05 10:40
hltv is just tier 10 news now
2021-06-04 23:18
1 reply
#31
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Sweden toddn
this will not age well
2021-06-04 23:26
#19
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Brazil hugoooo
Why HLTV always mention "Jonas Gundersen" instead of 'Jonas "calc" Gundersen' ?? He was a very relevant 1.6 player, he even has his HLTV player page ffs hltv.org/player/8176/calc
2021-06-04 23:19
2 replies
mens))
2021-06-04 23:21
Because whoever run this website now doesn't know shit about CS golden days. They only know Navi and Astralis.
2021-06-05 18:14
#21
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Czech Republic fnx_legend
wtf why
2021-06-04 23:19
3 replies
Rolf 16 Mannen 20
2021-06-05 10:42
2 replies
#64
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Czech Republic fnx_legend
i know this is bait, but 20 is still very young, and he played very well, one of the main bricks of their success, lost some respect to NiP
2021-06-05 15:15
1 reply
16 is REALLY young if they can find this young talant they will do a insane favor for the swedish scene
2021-06-05 15:20
nip's program for young players seems to be working
2021-06-04 23:20
#23
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Luxembourg winner666_
rofl
2021-06-04 23:20
#24
fnx | 
Poland DonVac
but why???
2021-06-04 23:20
2 replies
mann3n to fnatic
2021-06-04 23:22
Rolf 16 Mannen 20
2021-06-05 10:42
Who fucking cares
2021-06-04 23:23
who with what?
2021-06-04 23:26
WH OMEGALUL ?
2021-06-04 23:30
1 week later: Ro1f replaces LNZ in NiP
2021-06-04 23:32
1 reply
Worst prediction ever.
2021-06-05 18:15
#38
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Chile cristiaan
who cars
2021-06-04 23:47
NiP are actually scared that YN will outrank them so they downgrade on purpose, son of dogs at my list did my boy mannen wrong
2021-06-04 23:56
1 reply
this has to be it. but it makes sense though, if YN become say, top 25, they still wont be able to play the same tournaments because of conflict of interest
2021-06-05 00:29
He looks the same as ztr and LNZ wtf
2021-06-05 00:13
1 reply
+1 its uncanny
2021-06-05 00:28
#41
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Ukraine Kastrulya
Rofl
2021-06-05 00:19
-Dev0ce +Mann3n
2021-06-05 00:29
Swedish people look the same I guess
2021-06-05 01:28
I guess mann3n is joining fnatic
2021-06-05 08:42
Mannen to real nip next
2021-06-05 10:32
When is young ninjas gonna replace nip
2021-06-05 10:49
#62
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Sweden flippig
The names of these guys... Mann3n and ro1f LOL
2021-06-05 14:28
mannens(
2021-06-05 15:32
Idk who this but he look cool
2021-06-05 17:47
#70
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Poland SebL
Yeah, Mann3n has been looking pretty bad lately, good decision from Young Ninjas, I hope they can get another Swedish talent out of this Ro1f guy. GL.
2021-06-05 19:14
Lol kicking the best player of Young ninjas? His teammate only bait (phzy most of the time)
2021-06-05 20:15
2 replies
Fnatic on the horizon for mensn3n
2021-06-06 01:59
Probably going to some better team
2021-06-07 00:21
ROLF gotta be the most swedish gamertag ive seen lol
2021-06-05 21:08
rolf is another krimz brother? XD
2021-06-06 13:14
#76
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Sweden Ne3op
ayy I know this guy
2021-06-07 00:15
Huge step down I hope it is what it is becaue he got better offer from other team
2021-06-07 10:19
expected
2021-06-17 15:26
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