NIP COO to step in for THREAT at BLAST Premier Fall Groups

Jonas Gundersen has been registered as NIP's coach for the Swedish team's upcoming matches.

NIP will be joining the BLAST servers without their coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers, who was left off the team sheet due to "unforeseen personal circumstances". Instead of the 33-year-old Swede, Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser and co. will be having the team's Chief Operating Officer Jonas Gundersen assisting in the matches during the group stage.

THREAT's omission was described as a temporary situation by the organization, with the coach set to return to his position for the following events. Even at BLAST, THREAT will be helping the team as much as possible as they are set to clash with the likes of BIG and G2.

THREAT will still be working with the team during the event

"Due to some short-term unforeseen personal circumstances, potentially making me unavailable for the games, we thought it was better that we had a coach registered that we knew could be with the team, and let Jonas [Gundersen] do it instead for BLAST Groups," THREAT said in a statement to HLTV.org. "I am still there 100% working with the team, and hope to be there for the games as well, although not on the server!"

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Jonas Gundersen: the former CS player who wants to build a new era for NiP

Jonas Gundersen is a former CS 1.6 player who retired from competition in 2006. He assumed a managerial role with North in 2019 before moving to the Chief Operating Officer position at NIP in 2020.

NIP have the following lineup for BLAST, where they play their first against BIG on Monday at 19:30 :

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser
Sweden Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz

Denmark Jonas "⁠calc⁠" Gundersen (coach)

Denmark Jonas 'calc' Gundersen
Jonas 'calc' Gundersen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.45
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.18
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
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Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1739
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
215
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
nice
2021-09-19 18:45
4 replies
wont help them sadly (or gladly)
2021-09-19 18:58
3 replies
THREAT TO ASTRALIS??? Hopefully he didnt leak any strats
2021-09-19 18:58
1 reply
No wtf
2021-09-19 19:20
I guess thats a W
2021-09-23 11:26
#2
kennyS | 
Germany ec0EU
lmao
2021-09-19 18:45
#3
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice
2021-09-19 18:45
ok
2021-09-19 18:46
#5
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United States gweees
NIP Denmark soon
2021-09-19 18:46
13 replies
NiP already China unfortunantly.
2021-09-19 19:17
12 replies
Unfortunantly?
2021-09-19 20:03
11 replies
Well yes, unless you like totalitarianism and literal genocide, bringing money into the Chinese economy is a bad thing.
2021-09-19 20:10
9 replies
I was mocking the spelling lol. Stop playing computer games and go to school kid
2021-09-20 00:30
6 replies
#97
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Finland Orchard
Hahaha nice one
2021-09-20 01:19
Bruhuhu look at me I can spell correctly in my native language and mock people for making a simple spelling mistake. So pathetic man.
2021-09-20 11:35
for a canadian you are not very friendly
2021-09-20 13:14
lmao getting my bachelor's degree in informatics this spring, i have spent plenty of time in school. How little have you accomplished in your pathetic life for you to mock peoples grammar online? Fucking McDonalds working ass hobo.
2021-09-26 00:02
2 replies
1 reply
Fuck man ur right, him making fun of my spelling really got to me :'C
2021-09-26 23:26
#102
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Latvia heywire
What do you mean, does china own NiP?
2021-09-20 06:26
1 reply
Chinese company bought NiP, yeah.
2021-09-26 00:03
WarLok?
2021-09-19 20:13
lol
2021-09-19 18:46
ok opinions on threat coach? i'm not so sure he can implement a modern system
2021-09-19 18:46
24 replies
#19
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
he took old nip from being a washed backwards team to a potential contender with washed f0rest and get_right
2021-09-19 18:54
20 replies
Washed f0rest kappa
2021-09-19 18:59
12 replies
#73
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Yes. He was still playing superstar roles despite not being as good as other star riflers and it held NiP back. REZ was a hard entry like friberg. Seeing how he performed now imagine if he had some time to take that role instead? He's playing against t2 opposition in a good team with star roles. Calling him washed at t1 isnt an insult to the legacy he's had. But like all players you cant stay in your prime forever.
2021-09-19 23:12
11 replies
bro.... by that logic JW has been washed for 3 years
2021-09-20 00:06
4 replies
Yes
2021-09-20 00:26
#89
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
youre not washed because youre not in your prime.. and im not argumenting that jw is any less washed then f0rest???
2021-09-20 01:09
2 replies
f0rest was 10x what JW was from 2019-20-21. If f0rest is what is considered 'washed' what do you even call JW-esque players (like guardian maybe) ? Super ultra mega washed?
2021-09-20 01:16
1 reply
#109
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Can you read dumbass, and the guy in the once nr1 team 2019 is 10x worse? Just stop being dumb. Delusional.
2021-09-20 12:56
Are you crazy?? F0rest was'nt holding the team back at all. In 2019 rez had no consistency , nip had no awper and had IGL that has playing in the role bc no one wanted to do it (yeah, lekro was covering this role since fnatic bc no one wanted to play igl role in sweden). If f0rest still had playing in t1 he probably would be like even better, carrying his own weight and winming important round. You clearly don't know the concept of being washed up. Do you want a example of player that was washed, guardian, he wasn't in tier 1 leve anymorenon other hand f0rest was in that level
2021-09-20 12:55
4 replies
#113
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Everything is hot and cold with you isnt it :) Stop ragecommenting man its hard to read your spelling
2021-09-20 14:01
3 replies
I'm not rage commeting, my english is broken, that is your argument?
2021-09-21 01:42
2 replies
#119
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
yes. youre just mad because I did not praise the 33 year old young talent.
2021-09-21 01:59
1 reply
Nah, I'm not mad at all. But you clearly don't know the concept of washed up.
2021-09-21 16:14
I think it was really unfortunate that f0rest left nip to play with his 87-0 club. At that point GTR was holding them back big time, and after he left good things could have happened for nip if f0rest stayed.
2021-09-20 16:22
f0rest definitely wasn't washed. GeT_RiGhT on the other hand I agree
2021-09-19 19:22
Device did more than threat imo and that happened too far ago for it to be relevant to the current situation nip golden days were never under threat coaching
2021-09-19 19:30
#64
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Sweden Phalkz
Washed f0rest lol.
2021-09-19 21:29
2 replies
#71
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
he will always be washed compared to what he used to be
2021-09-19 22:17
1 reply
Being out of your prime doesn't mean that your washed. Being wqshed meaning that you can't play in the level that has been.played in the competition
2021-09-20 13:03
>fan of JW Speaking of washed unlike f0rest
2021-09-19 22:08
1 reply
#74
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
#73 yes.
2021-09-19 23:12
threat can't bring a team to a golden state again sadly, he seems like and might be a great guy personally, but at least NiP isn't the team he can lead to a golden state again.
2021-09-19 20:03
2 replies
#75
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
why? Heäs done a good job with nip in 2017-18 with what he had and now with new young players
2021-09-19 23:13
1 reply
NiP is really shaky, they say themselves that they don't communicate good if you listen to their content on youtube, the strats obviously don't work and i just purely don't think that THREAT's coaching/leadership fits with this team. Although, nothing will fit until they get rid of their Young Ninjas substitutes and bring in someone experienced.
2021-09-20 01:17
#8
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Argentina WaSTe_D
i thought coach was replacing a player
2021-09-19 18:46
#9
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Sweden MalcomReed
unlucky
2021-09-19 18:47
zonic inc next year
2021-09-19 18:47
why not heaton
2021-09-19 18:47
10 replies
Heaton is not part of NIP anymore lol. He left like 3 years ago. On top of that he is busy with his wife and children. I believe he works with Esportal and some smaller business stuff that he invested in + streaming. Calc is not a bad replacement for just 1 event tbh.
2021-09-19 19:20
8 replies
bro it was a joke
2021-09-19 19:31
5 replies
ha...ha?
2021-09-19 19:32
4 replies
#57
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Canada firtlast
what’s so damn funny?
2021-09-19 20:49
3 replies
Thats why i did "ha...ha" because it wasnt.
2021-09-19 21:16
2 replies
#76
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Canada firtlast
very well then… keep your secrets
2021-09-19 23:23
Lmao. They didn't get it. Maybe I got as I work with British people.
2021-09-20 01:17
he was also involved in the lawsuit my brotha, look it up on google xd
2021-09-19 21:06
1 reply
Yeah i heard about that.
2021-09-19 21:16
finally
2021-09-19 19:35
LMAO.. "We are three steps ahead of Astralis" ...Sure.
2021-09-19 18:48
1 reply
#66
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Sweden HaasF1Team
Yeah, you're right. They're probably just 2,5 steps ahead... hehe
2021-09-19 21:37
let's see if those 2006 strats hold up
2021-09-19 18:48
Prob some family stuff (he has kids) Hopefully nothing serious
2021-09-19 18:48
Dude cAlc was a fucking beast these days
2021-09-19 18:49
6 replies
Imagine having a complete news featuring cAlc and never see his nick mentioned (only real name). That means he is old in the game. We are old. Never forget RoyalFlush with cAlc, fox, JuDiCe, kickfl1p and iNsideR :)
2021-09-19 18:58
2 replies
wtf how old r u now?
2021-09-19 23:59
1 reply
I am currently 37 yo, I just read HTLV occasionally like a newspaper, I don't play / watch games for about 4 years now.
2021-09-20 08:31
He sure thought so himself.
2021-09-19 19:09
Yeah, no.
2021-09-19 21:35
1 reply
lol
2021-09-20 00:40
#16
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Korea yokol
dignitas go
2021-09-19 18:53
#17
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Sweden sn1pie
Time for hampus to show that he can be a great IGL
2021-09-19 18:53
7 replies
Thats the problem. He isnt.
2021-09-19 19:04
6 replies
#27
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Sweden sn1pie
He is they have played good at the rmr’s where the coach cant be there
2021-09-19 19:05
3 replies
#56
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Albania Maltin
Hampus is a good rifler but he is an awful IGL. Have you seen how he peaks in the most dangerous areas without flashin or smoking, and is always the first to die
2021-09-19 20:34
I mean, his IGLing is basically that it either works or it doesn't. So many times when the opponent knows what they're doing and he can't change it because his IGLing sucks. The biggest downside with NIP atm is definitely Hampus. Really bad at adapting to the enemy. They're like G2. It either works, or they lose. Because they certainly can't adapt.
2021-09-19 21:58
1 reply
+1
2021-09-20 00:29
Well that's why he has to show it.
2021-09-20 01:16
1 reply
As a player and fragger, Hampus is generally ok, however, as an IGL, he really sucks … - No strats or tactics, just brawl … - And not using Device properly is just a waste
2021-09-20 03:23
#18
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Asia Blitzer
i would love to see xizt as a coach tbh
2021-09-19 18:54
#24
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Finland SamulisS
dont forget to play rematch cryvice
2021-09-19 18:59
4 replies
#40
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Sweden sn1pie
Dont forget that this is a dead meme just like your scene
2021-09-19 19:25
3 replies
#42
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Finland SamulisS
u still cry fat sweed
2021-09-19 19:30
1 reply
ironic considering you are still crying about the rematch that happend 5 months ago. you truly are dumb
2021-09-20 00:57
it will never get old trust me
2021-09-19 22:27
#28
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United States Rayduh
I hope he will be okay :)
2021-09-19 19:06
And this is newsworthy how?
2021-09-19 19:06
1 reply
It's news. Potentially important. At least for competitors.
2021-09-20 01:15
#30
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Switzerland xilef321
Let me guess - he suddenly found out he's nine months pregnant?
2021-09-19 19:06
4 replies
He found JW was pregnant
2021-09-19 19:32
3 replies
he checked hltv wtfff
2021-09-20 00:46
#100
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Finland Nollegee
He made JW pregnant😳
2021-09-20 04:58
lmfao
2021-09-20 08:34
#31
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Chile cristiaan
who cars
2021-09-19 19:07
1 reply
Saab and Volvo.
2021-09-20 01:14
Ok
2021-09-19 19:09
Lol calc - good to see another oldschool 1.5(1.6) pro taking over :D
2021-09-19 19:11
-threat +zonic
2021-09-19 19:18
4 replies
#47
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Mongolia Sythapilla
-hampus -LNZ or REZ +gla1ve +dupreeh
2021-09-19 19:38
3 replies
#53
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Sri Lanka arsigod
And +Magisk with xyp9x pls
2021-09-19 20:04
2 replies
/thread
2021-09-20 01:43
+1
2021-09-20 06:22
This is a new one lol
2021-09-19 19:38
#49
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Poland SebL
Previously manager or North... The managment in North looked sick ngl xD
2021-09-19 20:01
2 replies
? Do u understand what manager is?
2021-09-20 10:35
1 reply
#115
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Poland SebL
Yes I do
2021-09-20 16:07
#51
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Sri Lanka arsigod
Ez for Danish Nip
2021-09-19 20:03
Why not just use like mahoone or jaegarn?
2021-09-19 21:08
0.49 rating prodigy
2021-09-19 21:28
I remember calc. He played for the best danish team in the early days of cs 1.6. That mf is old school
2021-09-19 21:28
expected
2021-09-19 21:40
Rip!
2021-09-19 22:00
2021-09-19 23:27
1 reply
2021-09-19 23:42
calcer still in the game
2021-09-19 23:44
Will this have serious impact? Thread is important but they probably did already prepare 🤔
2021-09-20 01:06
No. You are not 100% with team as you are not available temporarily. You either are or not. Make up your mind.
2021-09-20 01:14
Huge upgrade for Nip
2021-09-20 07:18
I hope he will be back soon 💪🏻
2021-09-20 13:49
who?
2021-09-20 14:17
Anyway nip wont win anything, average top 10 team but there will be no progression with this roster like big
2021-09-20 18:39
1 reply
Big sad
2021-09-21 12:41
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