ztr to replace hampus for Global Esports Tour Dubai

NIP will be without their in-game leader for the second competition in a row.

Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser announced on Tuesday through his official twitter account that he will not be joining his team at the Global Esports Tour in Dubai, just days before NIP's first match against NASR is set to begin.

This means that Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson, the Young Ninjas shotcaller, has once again been called up to take the 23-year-old's place. He also served as a stand-in for the team during their IEM Dallas campaign, where they finished 9-12th overall, bowing out in the their group's lower bracket semi-finals.

The young Swede will once again play alongside the main team

Not having their IGL for back-to-back tournaments will definitely impact NIP's stability within their main roster even further, having struggled to maintain a consistent group of players due to varying reasons over the past year, with Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant and Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng also getting stints playing as members of the starting lineup.

Though he will be cheering his team on from afar, hampus mentioned that he has been feeling better, but chose to sit out the tournament to further recover and prepare for the upcoming IEM Cologne.

NIP's lineup heading into Dubai is as follows:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora
Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Sweden Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson (stand-in)

Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
982
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1307
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
28
Team:
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1338
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
325
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
#1
 | 
Finland EnceIsSoBad
cool
2022-06-07 13:55
1 reply
#7
stavn | 
Spain Miki2K
god ztr
2022-06-07 13:56
Lmao rip NiP
2022-06-07 13:55
Nice
2022-06-07 13:55
What!? No!
2022-06-07 13:56
Hampous so humbke
2022-06-07 13:55
nice
2022-06-07 13:56
#8
 | 
Finland alivexhd
dev1ce kicked him after his statement about the roster
2022-06-07 13:56
3 replies
He Only punched his screen
2022-06-07 13:58
Exactly what I was thinking
2022-06-07 13:58
lmao
2022-06-07 21:57
Nip falling apart... ;(
2022-06-07 13:56
hmmm
2022-06-07 13:56
bruh moment
2022-06-07 13:56
#12
 | 
Australia B_Tannen
Never had a consistent 5th In Pyjamas
2022-06-07 13:57
5 replies
rofl
2022-06-07 14:03
#45
 | 
Australia Aquaaa
can't even argue about that lmao it's still undecided if dev1ce will comeback to replace plop or es3tag
2022-06-07 15:14
1 reply
#46
 | 
Australia B_Tannen
Seems unlikely at this point. Funnily enough, Nawwk would be ideal for NiP right now.
2022-06-07 15:16
#85
 | 
World streetson
lmao +1
2022-06-07 19:34
#86
 | 
Poland BAN_ANIME
KEKW
2022-06-07 20:04
Ez championship for Complexity then
2022-06-07 13:58
#16
 | 
Hungary StraYzie
NIP just can't catch a break
2022-06-07 13:59
#17
 | 
Sweden Pelles
Heard he is getting benched, weird how they are trying to play it off. He must surely know. Maybe just a pr move who knows?!
2022-06-07 14:02
11 replies
0/8
2022-06-07 14:08
Benched? Hampus is literally the only reason NiP id relevant 0/8
2022-06-07 14:13
5 replies
#25
 | 
Sweden Pelles
Yeah i dont understand it either. Maybe its hampus that wants to leave nip. He could probably get a much better team. We'll see what happens
2022-06-07 14:16
4 replies
vitality/g2 should buy tabseN/hampus
2022-06-07 14:20
#35
 | 
Sweden deadvein
he has his best friends in a team, I aren't think that
2022-06-07 14:32
Hampus to Fantic!
2022-06-07 15:58
1 reply
Downgrade
2022-06-07 16:29
#26
 | 
United States DarkFX
If they bench Hampus, their management can join Fnatic in a race for the worst management in CSGO history
2022-06-07 14:18
2 replies
Hey don't leave out Astralis
2022-06-07 15:59
1 reply
#66
 | 
United States DarkFX
Very true, Astralis/Fnatic/NIP are in the running this year
2022-06-07 16:28
He’s not? He literally just is sitting out this tournament which is completely fair especially because of being sick. Even the HLTV page is stating he’s on the roster, something they at least didn’t do when Dev1ce got benched. Also, Hampus is the one giving the statement, not NiP
2022-06-07 18:14
It feels like NiP are cursed haha
2022-06-07 14:03
#20
 | 
Germany Sytrox
DAFUQ IS THIS
2022-06-07 14:04
1 reply
#31
 | 
United States DarkFX
This must be too much hard work for these young kids. Imagine if they had to do physical labor 10 hours a day.
2022-06-07 14:27
#21
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Rip
2022-06-07 14:07
expected
2022-06-07 14:14
1 reply
reality
2022-06-07 15:23
#28
 | 
Ireland reyno0o
dev1ce cursed Astralis and now NIP. Seriously, ever since he left Astralis and joined NIP, both those teams have been screwed.
2022-06-07 14:20
1 reply
#32
 | 
United States DarkFX
He should of been black listed
2022-06-07 14:27
#29
 | 
India SKS_1337
LMFAO but i feel very very sorry for players of NIP, they deserved much much better. very very difficult times from the beginning to now for these players.
2022-06-07 14:24
Device destroyed another team
2022-06-07 14:24
Lol, unlucky
2022-06-07 14:30
Is ztr legit?
2022-06-07 14:32
2 replies
No
2022-06-07 14:38
#48
 | 
United States DarkFX
You are damn right he is legit.
2022-06-07 15:19
ripnip
2022-06-07 14:45
#38
 | 
United States fl1ghtt
where are the "shit event" posts now? Not Na's fault dallas had these standins.
2022-06-07 14:49
2 replies
+1 players were tired after major and trying to find excuses not to go to Dallas anyways
2022-06-07 15:45
Please, respect our grief.
2022-06-08 00:24
#39
 | 
Netherlands Venicious
Literally free event for nip with hampus, curious to see if they can win it now
2022-06-07 14:54
And these mfs earn 30k / month ? Lmao just imagine what would happen in a regular job
2022-06-07 14:55
9 replies
Tbf 95% of regular jobs are either way easier or most people have the abulities to do them
2022-06-07 15:29
8 replies
#55
 | 
Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2022-06-07 15:49
You think getting paid to play video games and travel the world for free is harder than a regular job. Delusional
2022-06-07 16:42
6 replies
You have to be good at playing and you have to remain good. It's not a literal direct comparison. Are you trying to be dense?
2022-06-07 17:46
2 replies
There’s tons of garbage players getting insane salaries. Es3tag, shox, stewie2k etc
2022-06-07 19:26
1 reply
Funny how you should mention players that have support roles or similar roles. I'm guessing in ur mind, every cs player has to top-frag and do sick kills right? That's not how the game works, and you should take a reality check.
2022-06-07 23:48
they play and spend so much time on cs, just cus ur enjoying the game now doesnt mean u can handle all the stress that comes with the competition, traveling all the time and always having to rise to high expectations. Most of us have had several "regular" jobs and i think most will say it might be a lot more boring in the moment but it isnt as stressfull at all
2022-06-07 18:13
2 replies
Maybe in ur tiny danish bubble. Reality is most people deal with extreme stress at work.
2022-06-07 19:27
1 reply
So do cs pros, more than almost any other e-sport. OFc there are harder and more stressful jobs out there but most arent as hard or requiring. Maybe its cus ur condensing it to just getting paid to play video games and travel the world that it sounds so easy. Also stress is very subjective, if ur used to working a certain regular job, then the buildup of expectations can lead to as much stress for the individual as a pro cs player. But i can promise u that 95% of people with regular jobs wouldnt be able to play and stay at tier 1 even if they where gifted the mechanics to do so cus of the radical change.
2022-06-07 22:42
Device then Hampus now Rez next?
2022-06-07 14:55
+dev0rce is the worst roster change tbh
2022-06-07 14:57
bruh poor NiP shuffling players every tournament
2022-06-07 15:01
nip is a fucking joke lmao
2022-06-07 15:13
RIP NIP
2022-06-07 15:19
hampus tryna pull out device ngl
2022-06-07 15:42
1 reply
also wtf is device doing at least play in a tier2 tournament for ur team w
2022-06-07 15:42
#54
 | 
Turkey sonbafrali
Imagine you have device contract but you calling an academy player as substitute.
2022-06-07 15:48
1 reply
hes even listed as the sub lmaoo
2022-06-07 16:21
jeez, Nip is fucking finished, can't even perform with their main roster for 7 months
2022-06-07 15:51
#57
 | 
United States fyi
This ztr guy is gonna be a hot pickup in a year or 2 from all the experience he’s getting especially as an IGL
2022-06-07 15:51
0-2 last place
2022-06-07 16:02
XD
2022-06-07 16:04
RIP NIP again
2022-06-07 16:09
they still good
2022-06-07 16:27
Where is device?
2022-06-07 16:28
hampus pulling a device
2022-06-07 16:34
What a bizarre org. Wish I could just decide I don’t want to work while getting paid $25k a month. D1vorce now hampus… insanity
2022-06-07 16:41
3 replies
$25k? :p
2022-06-07 16:44
2 replies
Doubt NIP can afford the salaries liquid and Astralis are paying their players so yes, probably around $25k
2022-06-07 16:46
1 reply
Astralis? xD There are orgs out there nowadays that pay more than what astralis paid to their 4major roster.
2022-06-07 16:48
Why nip even in this wack tournament..
2022-06-07 16:58
Gl
2022-06-07 17:05
i read "zet goin to stand in", was like WTF this guy is like 35 years old
2022-06-07 17:54
RIP
2022-06-07 18:09
NiP is boring as fuck, at least F0rest to fnatic as stand-in was some good news for swedish cs
2022-06-07 18:16
#82
 | 
Sweden flippig
Hahaha joke team disband
2022-06-07 18:37
"I can't go to Dubai, I'm an IGL" "Get on the plane" I'M ONLY HUMAN
2022-06-07 21:59
What's the problem with Dev1ce? How come he's not playing, did they ever say why?
2022-06-08 10:43
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.
Now playing
Thumbnail for stream
United States
fl0m
2606 viewers
Top streams
All(12)
Casters(7)
Streamers(4)
Organizers(1)
United States
fl0m
(2606)
Portugal
zorlaK
(2016)
Russia
Aunkere
(1562)
Russia
Dima
(526)
United Kingdom
ESL TV
(472)
Brazil
Jogando Junto
(417)
Argentina
nikoz
(167)
Brazil
velhovamp1
(130)
Brazil
JokerBR
(38)
Spain
ZaCkETiZOR
(37)
United States
tweiss
(23)
Bulgaria
qnchosad
(1)