Credit: BLAST Premier
Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced that Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke will be joining the team as a replacement for Hampus “hampus” Poser, who has decided to take a break from competition for the beginning of the 2023 season. The news of k0nfig’s signing comes shortly after hampus unexpectedly left Ninjas in Pyjamas’ campaign at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023 due to “unforeseen personal circumstances.”
k0nfig, who parted ways with Astralis in October, had previously filled in for Heroic at the BLAST Premier World Final. He was also meant to join FaZe as a replacement for Håvard “rain” Nygaard at the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, however, the tournament organizers controversially rejected the replacement due to k0nfig being registered as part of Heroic’s official roster for the event.
With k0nfig’s addition to the team, Ninjas in Pyjamas aims to strengthen their roster and make a strong comeback in the competitive scene. Although k0nfig will not be able to play in Copenhagen where the team needs two victories to qualify for the Spring Final event, he will make his debut for the Swedish organization at IEM Katowice, where NiP will begin in the Play-in stage with an opening match against MIBR.