The Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Academy division of the Ninjas in Pyjamas has suffered changes.
The management of the Young Ninjas has announced the departure of the
innactive player, Linus 'nilo' Bergman, while Tim 'Mann3n' Isak whom was a stand-in will go in innactive status.
For now nilo's future is uncertain, while Mann3n for the time being will remain within the roster of the Young Ninjas
The team also called in Oliver 'debo' Hallel to fill in the gap left open within the Academy roster.
The announcement of the move was made via their oficial website, where managers of the Ninjas In Pyjamas organization with the voice of Chief Operating Officer Jonas Gundersen stated:
"Nilo hasn't been on the active roster for a while — simply because he can't commit fully to the project. This is obviously something we have to take into consideration, since we're dealing with very young and talented players, but we also have to respect the rest of the team's ambitions and time spent on the server, and thus have chosen to release him from contract. When we first entered the academy scene we aimed for a very young team, focusing on competing on a Swedish grassroots level, such as in Elitserien, whilst not sacrificing too much outside of the game too early in life. But with the academy scene growing, and with Weplay hosting the very first international Academy league, our Young Ninjas project grew rapidly both in scope and in ambition.
Tim has been great, coming in on a very short notice as a substitute ahead of Kyiv and continued contribution to the team in september. We're thankful for what he's done, but have decided to part ways altogether, and give him the option to find a new home.
Debo coming in as trial on short notice is great, and something we really appreciate. We're on a mission to build a young and powerful team — potentially with more than five players — that can compete for titles and develop into future professionals.
Things are moving fast here, sometimes faster than we expected, so while we keep hunting for future major winners, it's great to have options like this to help us keep moving."
With this in mind, the new CS:GO teams for Ninjas in Pyjamas now are:
The main roster:
- Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
- Hampus 'hampus' Pose
- Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
- Nicolai 'dev1ce' Reedtz
- Linus 'LNZ' Holtang (stand-in from Young Ninjas)
- Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson (innactive)
- Bjorn 'THREAT' Pers (coach)
And Young Ninjas:
- Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
- Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
- Kalle 'Ro1f' Johansson
- Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
- Oliver 'debo' Hallel (trial)
- Linus 'LNZ' Holtang (loanned to Ninjas in Pyjamas)
- Fredrik 'slap' Junbrant (coach)