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NIP announce roster change before IEM Summer

Erik “ztr'' Gustafsson has been replaced with another Young Ninja player.

Ninjas in Pyjamas enjoyed much-needed success at Flashpoint 3, where the roster ended up taking second only bested by mousesports in the Grand Final.

The addition of Nicolai 'device' Reedtz has elevated the team, but now the Organization is looking for a new change. The young Erik “ztr'' Gustafsson has been replaced with his teammate on Young Ninjas Linus “LNZ” Holtäng for the upcoming IEM Summer tournament.

- We’re still trying to find the right format for our roster moving forward, currently running a four-man core with a rotating slot filled from our academy program, Young Ninjas. Erik “ztr'' Gustafsson has been doing an amazing job in that spot since the start of the year. We have all seen the plays he’s able to make, the spirit he brings to the team, the will to improve, and to become one of the very best. He’s a man for the future, a massive talent with an incredible work ethic. The journey Erik has taken so far, had him rise from the lower tiers of CS to consistently featuring in tier one tournaments - in just five months. It’s incredibly fast and we feel the right way to continue his pace of development is to change the environment around him a bit, and move him to Young Ninjas for the time being, Chief Operating Officer, Jonas Gundersen explains.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will face OG in their opening match on Thursday.

NIP roster:

Nicolai 'device' Reedtz

Frederik 'REZ' Sterner

Hampus 'hampus' Poser

Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora

Linus “LNZ” Holtäng

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