NiP Prepares for Major Shake-Up After RMR Setback

NiP Prepares for Major Shake-Up After RMR Setback

19. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) are reportedly gearing up for a significant roster overhaul following their disappointing performance at the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen European RMRs. The international squad’s dismal showing at the event, where they finished last alongside Into the Breach, has prompted the organization to initiate changes in their lineup.

Players on the Chopping Block

According to reports from HLTV, NiP is poised to bench three players from their current roster: Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, and Daniil “headtr1ck” Valitov. This decision comes in the wake of their underwhelming performance at the RMRs, signaling a dire need for restructuring within the team.

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Remaining Players and Future Plans

With the impending changes, Alejandro “alex” Masanet and Fredrik “REZ” Sterner are set to remain as the sole survivors in NiP’s active lineup. Reports indicate that the organization is inclined to build the revamped roster around alex, recognizing his potential as a key player. REZ, who has been with NiP since 2017, continues to evade the chopping block once again.

RMR Woes and Lackluster Performance

NiP’s troubles at the RMRs commenced with a defeat against Eternal Fire, setting the tone for their subsequent losses against AMKAL and SAW. The team’s inability to secure victories resulted in their elimination from the tournament, highlighting significant shortcomings in their gameplay and strategy.

Struggles Since Going International

Despite boasting a roster comprising both established and emerging talents in the Counter-Strike 2 scene, NiP has failed to make a substantial impact in top-tier tournaments since transitioning to an international lineup in February 2024.

The team’s leadership instability, characterized by frequent changes in in-game leaders and roster adjustments, has contributed to their inconsistent performance on the competitive stage.

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Future Prospects

As NiP prepares to undergo a roster overhaul, the organization faces the challenge of revitalizing its competitive prowess and reclaiming its former glory.

While the forthcoming changes aim to address the team’s ongoing struggles, uncertainties loom over whether these adjustments will be sufficient to propel NiP back to the summit of CS2 esports.

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