Ninjas in Pyjamas have respawned with a team for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, housing the former SK-duo Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, as well as Richard "Xizt" Landström who has left fnatic.
One of the most oldschool names in Counter-Strike today returned from the grave. Emil "HeatoN" Christensen has revived the brand by announcing a CS:GO team, a team surely to be considered as an attempt to house the first big name for the soon to be released game.
"I am incredibly proud to revive NiP again. We used to be the best team in the world, and I believe we will be on top once again, in CS:GO! I have so much faith in these players, they're great guys both inside and outside of the game" - Reads a statement by Emil "HeatoN" Christensen
The announcement was channeled through fragibte.se, breaking the news that after five years of inactivity, the Ninja in Pyjamas brand is back.
Christensen has picked up the former SK-duo Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, who already have been playing plenty of CS:GO together, as well as former Counter-Strike: Source players in Adam "friberg" Friberg and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson.
Both Friberg and Johansson up until recently represented Team Heat Gaming, a brand Christensen is also associated with.
The biggest surprise, on top of today's announcement is that Richard "Xizt" Landström is listed as a member of the team. According to the press release sent out by NiP, Landström has been released from his contract with fnatic, just twelve days after winning GameGune.
The only available player statement was made by Alesund, who stated the following:
"It's an honor to be playing under such a legendary tag. These four great guys and myself in a new team that will try to regain what NiP was in the glory days. Also, being back with HeatoN as one of the owners feels even more amazing! I'm just looking forward to the tournaments ahead to show people what we are made of"
Ninja in Pyjamas CS:GO team therefore consist of the following five players:
Patrik " f0rest" Lindberg
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Adam "friberg" Friberg
Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson
Richard "Xizt" Landström
According to rakaka.se the team is supported by ZOWIE GEAR, a brand Christensen is also associated with. They furthermore believe Heat Gaming and Inferno Online will be the main sponsors of the team. Anton Budak, formerly SK coach is also believe to be brought onboard.
Landström has in recent time played CS:GO with the Swedish team ROCKSTAR, a team which also saw the names mentioned above included in.
With Landström joining NiP, fnatic are now first of all without their in-game leader, but also down a member. The impressions given by the team after winning GameGune was that there were plenty of upcoming events for the team.
No announcements or comments have been made by fnatic as of yet, but we expect a comment on the matter within far to long. We will also do our best to update you on what will happen with fnatic's 1.6 team.