NIP revamp academy roster
It's three in, three out as the Young Ninjas roster gets a shake up.
Linus "LNZ" Holtäng, Love "phzy" Smidebrant and Anton "Sapec" Palmgren have all been released from Young Ninjas it was announced today as the NIP organisation look to bring in fresh blood for their academy project.
Young Ninjas experienced some modest success with the aforementioned players on the lineup, the pinnacle being a
third place finish in the BLAST Rising 2021 event. Said placing also saw them rise to their peak world ranking, #35.
Ninjas in Pyjamas also made use of their academy project to bolster the ranks of the senior squad throughout this time, with both LNZ and more recently phzy getting game time with the main roster. The latter managed to place 2nd at IEM Winter and top four at ESL Pro League Season 15 during his tenure.
"The natural evolution is letting some of them get more experience elsewhere," NIP COO Jonas "calc" Gundersen said of releasing the three players.
Moving forward, Young Ninjas will be bringing in 17-year-olds Adam "adamb" Ångström and Max "maxster" Jansson and 15-year-old AWPer Adrian "7EMPORARY" Mehrara. "We believe this trio is very eager to ascend to its true potential," said Technical Director Björn "THREAT" Pers of the incoming youngsters.
Young Ninjas are now:
Fredrik "slap" Junbrant - Coach