Legendary counter-strike player Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg has left Ninjas in Pyjamas after seven incredible years with the organization. ”f0rest” was the last remaining player of the extraordinary NIP lineup that dominated the early scene of Counter-Strike Global Offensive! This means that, for the first time ever, NIP will be playing CS:GO without any of their original lineup!
“f0rest” is widely considered to be one of the greatest Counter-Strike players of all time, still putting in top performances for NIP in 2019 despite being over 30 years old. He is now expected to reunite with three of his former teammates under the Dignitas organisation.
NIP have given the following statement:
”It’s time for us to say goodbye to the last man standing from the original NiP.CSGO lineup. Our friend and long-standing NiP player Patrick “f0rest” Lindberg has decided to continue his career in esports elsewhere and as much as we’re saddened to see him leave, we’re equally optimistic about the upcoming year and what damage our new line-up can inflict.”
”f0rest” Stats To Be Proud Of!
During his time in NIP, ”f0rest” won an insane amount of events, with his greatest achievement surely being NIP’s victory at the ESL One Cologne 2014 Major! Additionally, ”f0rest” was part of the longest-standing CS:GO trio playing with ”GeT_RiGhT”, and ”Xizt” from August 10th, 2012 to February 13th, 2018! In addition, ”f0rest” played alongside ”GeT_RiGhT” from January 19th, 2009 to September 26th, 2019, making it one of the longest partnerships of all time in Counter-Strike!
”Nawwk” Becomes A Ninja!
Now when it comes to replacing ”f0rest”, NIP have decided to go with 22-year-old Tim “nawwk ” Jonasson. ”Nawwk”, who previously played for x6tence Galaxy and Team GamerLegion, can be both a Rifler and an AWPer. It was announced that he will indeed be playing as a hybrid / second AWPer. Now, ”Nawwk” has never played for a team as successful or as huge as NIP, and whether or not he will fill f0rest’s shoes is yet to be seen. However, he does have potential, so it will be up to in-game leader Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson to unlock it!
Following f0rest’s departure, Ninjas in Pyjamas roster is now:
??Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
??Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
??Simon “twist” Eliasson
??Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez Zamora
??Tim “nawwk” Jonasson
??Björn “THREAT” Pers (Coach)
Thankfully, we will get to see this new roster in action soon, at the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season, where they will play among FaZe Clan, Team Liquid and MIBR in Group A! With ”f0rest” finally leaving NIP, we can certainly expect the creation of the new Dignitas lineup. The expected roster should be: (UPDATE, it happened!)
??Adam “friberg” Friberg
??Christopher “GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund
??Landström, Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
??Richard “Xizt” Landström
??Håkon “hallzerk” Fjærl
NIP says that a ”f0rest” tribute video is coming very soon, so stay tuned at youtube.com/NiPGamingOfficial
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