The Ninjas have acquired highly-regarded CS:GO player Aleksi Aleksib Virolainen to join the growing international roster, now putting three-year veteran Nick Plopski Gonzalez Zamora on the bench.
According to the statement of today, the NiP organization, Jonas Gunderson, said signs of stagnation in the NiP camp led to this change. The naive group hopes that new energy would incite improved form. With the move to acquire aleksib and bench Plopski, the team is changing into English, too.
A NEW TACTICAL GENUS! Hello to this dojo.
NIP CS:GO September 8, 2022.
NiP has signed the Danish AWPer Patrick es3tag Hansen and now Finnish IGL aleksib in the past year. Just months ago, NiP added a new player to the roster by signing former Fnatic prodigy Ludvig Brollan Brolin. A trio of aleksib, es3tag and Brollan will be flanked by Hampus Poser and his long-term partner Fredrik REZ Sterner.
Aleksib has been moved to the G2-Sports bench in mid-August for transfer. He did not only join the roster at 2022 after stints with ENCE and OG, but has now not replicated the success he found in ENCE since the beginning of the year. The G2 moved Aleksib to the bench alongside jks and hooXi.
Plopski is set to be moved to the NiP bench and may be offered the transfer offer, with the NiP organization hoping to facilitate his next move. Superstar dev1ce stayed on the inactive roster since the beginning of 2022.
NiP just missed the playoffs after two straight games against the ESL Division. Their next meeting is a major: the European RMR event IEM Road to Rio.