Credit: Helena Kristiansson ESL
The most successful CS:GO team in the history of the game has just lost their biggest star, as their AWPer in device has been transferred to Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis announce on their Twitter.
The Danish top team explain that the transfer "is a result of a personal request from the player, who has expressed his wish to work out of Stockholm and still be able to have a team and organization close to him."
The glorified and 4-major winner joins a young and promising roster in Ninjas in Pyjamas, that now can boast themselves with the signing of one of the best players in the history of CS:GO.
- Astralis has been such a big part of my life, the team, and the organisation, and I say goodbye to a bunch of awesome teammates and great people in the organization, many of whom I am very close with - Astralis will always be a part of me, and I look forward to meeting everybody again on and off the server.
I enter a project I truly believe in, and I am looking forward to finding the stability and good energy of having a more balanced work life. I can’t wait to get started with my new team and teammates! It has become clear, how much I miss having a team and an organization close to me, and for so many reasons the time simply feels right to change things up and find myself in all this. device states after the shock transfer to NIP.
COO at Ninjas in Pyjamas is very pleased with what he calls "probably the biggest CS:GO transfer in recent memory".
- Bringing in dev1ce is a huge testament to the work everyone around the club has been doing for the past years. We set out on a venture to rekindle the magic that NIP stands for and, in this day and age, that means transforming into a modern esports performance unit that can define new standards. Attracting and retaining the best talent in the game is at the core of that and dev1ce is one of the very best in the entire world. We’re here to stay and we are here to win championships. The hard work of reachoing our ambitions has only just begun.
Ninjas in Pyjamas | Roster
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Erik "ztr" Gustafsson
Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Tim "nawwk" Jonasson
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