maxster to stand in for hampus at BLAST Premier Spring Groups

The Young Ninjas player will fill in for Ninjas in Pyjamas in their series against Natus Vincere.

Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced that academy player Max "⁠maxster⁠" Jansson will stand in for Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser, who is also expected to miss out on the rest of the group stage, in NIP's BLAST Premier Spring Groups bout against Natus Vincere at 15:00 .

The Swedish organization did not mention a reason, beyond hampus suffering "unforeseen personal circumstances," although it is understood that it could go beyond just one match day as Ninjas in Pyjamas stated that they expect to provide an update before the start of the IEM Katowice Play-In.

hampus will miss the Group C consolidation final against NAVI

hampus had been struggling in the group stage, with a 0.82 rating in the team's five maps played in Copenhagen, before the temporary substitution was announced. Now maxster will step into the 24-year-old's shoes in a rematch of NIP's opening match against NAVI, which the Swedes lost 2-1, albeit now in the group stage's consolidation final and with a spot in the group stage final against G2 on the line.

The academy player will get a shot at first team action after almost a year in Young Ninjas, which he joined in March 2022. During his time in the youth squad he was a part of the team that finished 5-6th at the WePlay Academy League twice before notably going on to win it in the competition's sixth season.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will field the following team:

Sweden Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner
Sweden Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin
Finland Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen
Ukraine Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov
Sweden Max "⁠maxster⁠" Jansson (stand-in)

Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic (coach)

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
130
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
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Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1410
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Max 'maxster' Jansson
Max 'maxster' Jansson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
#1
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United States zovint
Nice maxster has good potential
2023-01-25 12:49
4 replies
#12
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Brazil flytw4tp
G2 v Na`vi rematch incoming
2023-01-25 12:52
3 replies
RIP fantasy
2023-01-25 13:10
2 replies
Not as bad as picking a HEET player. jeez
2023-01-25 13:45
1 reply
#89
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Czech Republic MartyCzech
KEKW i did in the second one
2023-01-25 16:28
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Last time i pick nip players
2023-01-25 12:49
7 replies
it do be like that
2023-01-25 13:03
be glad lol he has 0.8 rating this blast
2023-01-25 13:13
#53
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Europe mistermr
honestly, i have hampus aswell but this is probably just good :D hampus been playing terrible. Idk why i have this thought hampus is a good when he never performs. Probably the rmr insane performance gave false hopium to me
2023-01-25 13:58
4 replies
Guessing you didn’t think of the possibility that the reason he’s sitting out the rest of the tournament is the same reason he’s been playing bad? =)
2023-01-25 14:24
1 reply
#95
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Poland vexijio
+1, but hltv forums is a sad place
2023-01-25 20:21
My hampus copium has somehow still not died and I pick him every fantasy 😭😭😭 Remember when people used to call him the best Swedish player, me too 😭
2023-01-25 14:31
1 reply
#75
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Europe mistermr
me too mate :D
2023-01-25 14:49
#3
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Poland Roxin
NIP just cant catch a break
2023-01-25 12:49
2 replies
Aleksib: hopefully they will not be anymore change c after 1 game hampus benched
2023-01-25 13:50
They are Cursed
2023-01-25 14:08
WH OMEGALUL
2023-01-25 12:50
gl
2023-01-25 12:50
Get well Hampus!
2023-01-25 12:50
oof, GL
2023-01-25 12:51
#9
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Australia poppyxox
breh
2023-01-25 12:51
Maybe that's why he didn't play well :/ unluko
2023-01-25 12:51
#11
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Sweden axelious
Hmm wierd.. hopefully all is well! Will be interesting to see Maxster, but it probably should have been nilo!
2023-01-25 12:51
1 reply
+1
2023-01-25 14:02
hampus benched. test began
2023-01-25 12:53
Why not add Nilo????????
2023-01-25 12:53
3 replies
#26
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Sweden TwistarN
Exactly! Maybe Nilo doesn't feel comfident speaking english?
2023-01-25 13:06
Because Maxster is their sub
2023-01-25 13:37
1 reply
#93
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North America shockingxx
both Maxster and Nilo are their subs
2023-01-25 19:48
#15
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Ukraine KortX
so his performance will count as hampus's in the Fantasy?
2023-01-25 12:53
#16
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Germany Teuton1813
Navi 32-0
2023-01-25 12:53
#17
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Sweden cslipo
Unlucky, should have been nilo but gl to maxster.
2023-01-25 12:54
#18
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Sweden KennyKEX
RIP
2023-01-25 12:55
NIP ARE NOT WINNING THIS DAWG
2023-01-25 12:55
ALEKSIB ROSTER DESTROYER
2023-01-25 12:58
NIP and BIG stable roster challenge *IMPOSSIBLE*
2023-01-25 12:58
2 replies
You missed eternal Fire
2023-01-25 13:21
1 reply
tier 3 no topic xd
2023-01-25 14:18
That's why he was underperforming .
2023-01-25 13:00
1 reply
For 3 months. Lmao
2023-01-25 13:56
BUT WHO WILL STANDIN FOR YOUNG NINJAS TODAY?? THIS IS THE MORE IMORTANT QUESTION.
2023-01-25 13:02
1 reply
I believe abdi, their coach will
2023-01-25 13:09
#27
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India JW_BesTesT
Man I just predicted navi 2-1 fuckkkk now they gonna 2-0
2023-01-25 13:06
still better than Nipl probably
2023-01-25 13:17
If NIP and FaZe end up meeting, should they just play 4v4? Om another note, "unforeseen circumstances" usually signifies some sort of tragedy, so I hope it's not too bad for hampus
2023-01-25 13:23
3 replies
#47
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Chile esanchez47
+1
2023-01-25 13:51
playing 4v4 would be epic if FaZe couldn't find a sub
2023-01-25 14:28
#87
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Vietnam _Liam_
no need, faze will beat OG
2023-01-25 16:10
#37
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Poland Recruitn1
pepeLaugh maxster shots down NaVi.
2023-01-25 13:23
#38
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Finland guccipapii
My friend mr Lelletankki (faceit lvl10 you can go see) said that aleksib called this morning to him and asked if he can stand in.
2023-01-25 13:25
Aleksi team destroyer at it again
2023-01-25 13:38
1 reply
Yes everything he touches goes in the bin
2023-01-25 14:07
hampsussy
2023-01-25 13:40
Sounds like family related bad news... Sending you love, Hampus.
2023-01-25 13:43
Shit happens, but why tf not bring Nilo???!
2023-01-25 13:49
#48
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Chile esanchez47
I hope all goes well for Hampus and his situation
2023-01-25 13:52
Good chance for maxter but I guess better to take adamb or nilo
2023-01-25 13:59
#52
REZ | 
Ireland xqsez
He has a family medical issue you fuckin dorks.
2023-01-25 13:58
1 reply
#73
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Sweden Phalkz
His team mates are posting on twitter ”get well Hampus” so Im pretty sure its him who is not Well and not someone in his family
2023-01-25 14:42
#54
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Sweden Shraggy
Hope everything is alright
2023-01-25 13:59
I thought konfig was their sub?
2023-01-25 14:01
3 replies
nah k0nfig is heroic's sub
2023-01-25 14:05
2 replies
I know. Konfig is everyone's sub.
2023-01-25 15:11
1 reply
mmm k0nfig 5 dollar foot long sub
2023-01-25 15:15
This org became worse org than Astralis xd nothing workin there, changes every 3 months, its ridiculous.
2023-01-25 14:07
already -14 in fantasy at least he cant lose anymore
2023-01-25 14:11
#63
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Poland BAN_ANIME
hopefully it is nothing serious for hampus
2023-01-25 14:19
maxster << nilo
2023-01-25 14:26
#66
REZ | 
Belgium w4lt3r
get well hampus
2023-01-25 14:27
#67
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Sweden Phalkz
Hampus played really bad vs big and didnt look happy even after the win, he just started picking his gear together. I first thought he was tilted because of his performance. I guess it was something else. NiP just cant catch a break. And also wonder why maxster and not nilo?
2023-01-25 14:27
#70
dupreeh | 
Aruba uho
NiP just can't catch a breath
2023-01-25 14:32
if navi lose, then insert disband comment or something
2023-01-25 14:32
shouldve gotten nilo????????
2023-01-25 14:40
Why not k0nfig?
2023-01-25 14:46
1 reply
Wasn't FaZe denied to use him because he was NiP's sub ?
2023-01-25 15:27
hopefully nothing serious happened
2023-01-25 14:53
1 reply
+1 <3
2023-01-25 15:12
#84
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
A little ambiguous but I hope all is well.
2023-01-25 15:41
#85
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Poland SebL
Well he has been struggling so far in this tournament, and overall hasn't looked good since he stopped IGLing, hopefully all will be fine with him and he will comeback stronger for Katowice.
2023-01-25 15:53
Mental issues? He should start lifting weights 2-4 times a week. That should bring back the confidence and energy.
2023-01-25 16:08
1 reply
ok
2023-01-25 16:30
NIP have the worst luck out of any time I can think of. Right as their roster starts looking like a solid title contender another problem occurs. It feels like they are permanently unstable
2023-01-25 17:53
Unlucky, all the best to Hampus.
2023-01-25 18:04
#97
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Sweden salladhans
Too many disgusting ppl crying about their fantasy (yet they added him.) When he might be out bc a loss of his family or something serious. Shame on you all! <3 Hampus <3 NiP
2023-01-26 03:55
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