djL to join NIP coaching staff

The Swedish organization picked up the former Copenhagen Flames and GamerLegion tactician ahead of the 2022 season.

NIP's COO Jonas "⁠calc⁠" Gundersen confirmed that NIP will be adding Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic to their coaching staff on Saturday. The short Twitter announcement came as a response to Dexerto's report linking the 27-year-old Swede to the Head Coach position.

"It's true that djL is joining our coaching staff," calc wrote, leaving the exact role of the coach vague. "Just wait for the announcement, and the full picture will be given - we are all still on player break."

NIP will reveal more details about the addition in the coming days

NIP have been on the lookout for a Head Coach since Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers transition to the role of Technical Director in December, with the team's COO standing behind the team to fill in the gap at the last event of 2021, the BLAST Premier World Final.

As a player, djL is know for his escapades in the Swedish sub-top, often playing alongside twins Joakim "⁠Relaxa⁠" Gustafsson and Fredrik "⁠FREDDyFROG⁠" Gustafsson in teams such as Japaleno, Red Reserve, and Chaos. He had an international foray with Epsilon in 2018, playing alongside Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, but slowly transitioned into coaching in 2019.

He worked with Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser's GamerLegion, as well as c0ntact, Copenhagen Flames, and Apeks either as an assistant or main coach before getting the call up to the best Swedish team, NIP.

NIP are now:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser
Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen

Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic (coaching staff)

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1233
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
936
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
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 Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1202
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1265
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Finland SunMutsi
n1
2022-01-08 15:27
#2
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Europe Kephea
rip navi era
2022-01-08 15:27
2 replies
#54
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
XD
2022-01-08 17:49
hahahahha +era akuma
2022-01-08 19:10
#5
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Italy Skye620
Nice
2022-01-08 15:28
#6
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Poland B0rdo
ok
2022-01-08 15:28
#7
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Russia Evil_DaviD1
They really did replace Threat for some noname guy?
2022-01-08 15:28
10 replies
wouldnt say hes a nonamer, he has been for quite some time in the swedish cs scene and tier 2 scene as far as i know so who knows maybe it could workout
2022-01-08 15:31
It is really necessary, threat haven't been performing. Have you even watched NIPs T-side?
2022-01-08 15:31
5 replies
Ok, get devilwalk then. This djL guy was around for quite an time as I understood and achieved pretty much nothing. Even in tier2.
2022-01-08 15:35
4 replies
You have no idea how coaching works man
2022-01-08 15:35
I mean they didnt confirm djl as head coach now they just said that he will be joining the coaching staff so they still might get devilwalk on the off chance although i dont really know why they would get 2 coaches
2022-01-08 21:35
What did xtqzz achieve as a player in tier 3? He's gonna coach not play.
2022-01-09 00:26
1 reply
I mean as coach, not as player
2022-01-09 05:28
they didnt replace him right? he didnt want to be coach anymore, i heard something like that
2022-01-08 18:01
1 reply
Exactly! He wanted to be able to focus on the tactical parts since it hasn’t been possible to do so as head coach.
2022-01-08 18:28
#68
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Germany raynox_cs
threat himself wanted to get more tactical in the background, thats why they used calc for some events
2022-01-08 18:38
ez $32k for him
2022-01-08 15:30
#9
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Europe LimGardz
is that friberg ?
2022-01-08 15:30
1 reply
twin brother
2022-01-08 15:37
nice. this is just one more reason for device to go back to astralis and create second era
2022-01-08 15:30
#11
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Netherlands RC1XBET
expected
2022-01-08 15:30
3 replies
How?
2022-01-08 15:30
2 replies
#15
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Netherlands RC1XBET
cuz I read twitter and the nip ceo tweeted about it
2022-01-08 15:31
1 reply
can u pls send the link, because i cant find such a tweet.
2022-01-08 16:30
Fake Friberg
2022-01-08 15:31
lmao
2022-01-08 15:31
worst player ive seen in csgo since cs 1.6
2022-01-08 15:32
#20
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-01-08 15:33
Device went from being coached by goat alpha zonic to being coached by beta unaccomplished noname
2022-01-08 15:41
#24
LNZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
Threat is much better
2022-01-08 15:41
2 replies
devilwalk is better than both
2022-01-08 17:11
1 reply
HeatoN is better
2022-01-08 18:14
noice
2022-01-08 15:41
There we go, I really hope this works out for them!
2022-01-08 15:45
The individual names on nip are insane, but they just don't feel like a team.
2022-01-08 15:48
#32
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Bahrain Ax1yn
Again, Coach is not a problem even if NIP gets coaches like Blad3, XQTZZ they won't win anything the problem here is players.
2022-01-08 15:53
1 reply
They need a proper igl as coach so hampus can learn to igl. He is shit as igl
2022-01-08 15:57
Golden when?
2022-01-08 15:56
1 reply
Making new team with flusha and jw
2022-01-08 18:15
im still waiting for -device i believe that he will leave his teammates, i know it
2022-01-08 15:57
2 replies
He cant 4 year contract with NIP
2022-01-08 18:41
1 reply
They can sell him and buy 2 good and perspective players or one good.
2022-01-08 19:01
Not headcoach I hope Edit: Fuck I should read before posting comments
2022-01-08 16:07
This is great for them actually! Best cs-mind in Sweden at the current meta. People talking him down here knows nothing at all.
2022-01-08 16:06
tEcHnIcAl dIrEcToR More play he is getting a paycheck for doing nothing.
2022-01-08 16:15
I hate djL solely for taking my username on everything. djl is my initials, I used it as my username for a long ass time
2022-01-08 16:23
4 replies
#55
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
Dwayne Johnson Larsson we found him
2022-01-08 17:52
3 replies
bro he took mine as well wtf
2022-01-08 18:17
1 reply
#73
JW | 
Sweden gNeJS
LMAO
2022-01-08 19:00
God damnit, you got me
2022-01-08 19:33
It’s fooking joke
2022-01-08 16:29
Decent
2022-01-08 16:36
#46
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Sweden Phalkz
Its funny how people say both ”who” and ”Ohh this is a bad move bla bla bla”. How many of you who say this is bad, actually know who he is and how much he knows about cs? You understand that you dont have to have been a superstar in the game, to actually know alot of the game?
2022-01-08 16:43
very nice very pog will be a great coach
2022-01-08 16:50
#50
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United States xcalibot
No coach can fix this disaster team lol. what a delusional team
2022-01-08 17:08
3 replies
LOL, goes the Faze fan
2022-01-08 17:52
2 replies
#58
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United States xcalibot
faze is trash tho
2022-01-08 18:01
1 reply
Thats exactly what I'm saying.
2022-01-08 18:02
Great move!
2022-01-08 17:31
Didn't know NIP is so rich and can allow to pay 32k/month
2022-01-08 17:47
1 reply
NiP fanbase is big since 1.3
2022-01-08 18:17
#57
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Sweden KennyKEX
Is this even a good move? I dont know anything about this dude
2022-01-08 17:58
1 reply
i mean he is in the staff so not replacing anyone
2022-01-08 18:34
lol who?
2022-01-08 18:38
Nip rip
2022-01-08 18:53
Leak source: nip coo also "full picture", maybe a new player instead of plopski? or smth
2022-01-08 19:06
1 reply
Yes please, watching panicski in clutch situations is cancer
2022-01-09 00:30
#78
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Sweden KennyKEX
So this guy isnt the coach? Or what i dont understand xD
2022-01-08 19:57
Why not devilwalk or emi ?
2022-01-08 22:06
He’s probably replacing Mahone as an analyst, not joining as a coach. Mahone has left NIP.
2022-01-09 01:20
1 reply
I was wrong. Good luck djL! nip.gl/pages/welcome-djl
2022-01-19 13:46
#86
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United States Waagz
I didn't know that they even let go of Threat? When did this happen?
2022-01-09 03:37
1 reply
They didn’t! He wanted to leave the job as head coach since he couldn’t focus on the technical parts. He is still with Nip but as technical director.
2022-01-09 14:17
#88
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Hungary Shiron212
Playing with fire
2022-01-09 12:38
XCD
2022-01-10 11:01
RIP
2022-01-10 19:58
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