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NiP comes back for CS:GO

By (._.) 'DisappointedGuy' .
Aug 10, 2012 17:43

ImageThe legendary team tag Ninjas in Pyjamas will be seen again in the CS scene, this time in Valve's new game. The re-created team will feature two former SK players as well as Richard "Xizt" Landström who has left fnatic.

If we talk about oldschool teams, one of the first that come to our minds it is NIP, with the legend SE Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen as a leader. Recent announcements state that Christensen revived the brand to support a CS:GO team which is shaping to be a strong name on the world scene.

Emil "HeatoN" Christensen about this step:
"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"

To form the new NiP, Christensen picked up the former SK players SE Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund and SE Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg, who had been playing CS 1.6 together. Further additions to the team will be the former Counter-Strike: Source players SE Adam 'Friberg' Friberg and SE Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson, whom represented Team Heat Gaming.

The most surprising part of the NiP's revival is SE Richard 'Xizt' Landström being listed on the lineup. The press statement from Christensen's organization explained that Landström has been ended up his contract with DK Fnatic , just twelve days after winning GameGune.

NiP CS:GO presentation image at

The only player of the newly-formed NiP that talked about the move was Alesund, who said as follows:
"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"

The team already has confirmed their sponsorship by Zowie Gear, a brand associated with Christensen. They also believe that Heat Gaming and Inferno Online could be included on the list of sponsors of the team. Anton Budak, former coach of SK, is believed to join the organization as well.

As Landström joins NiP, Fnatic are now with only four players and without their in-game leader. No official statements have been made by Fnatic yet.

Stay tuned for future info concerning the new NiP squad, as well as the Fnatic's 1.6.




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