F0rest Leaves NiP to Join DignitasPosted on: Jan 06, 2020 By smartlaunch in News and trends,
CS:GO veteran Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg is set to leave Ninjas in Pyjamas, an organization he’s been under since 2012, for Dignitas, which is looking to get back into the esport after its swift exit in 2018. This will be the first time f0rest has joined a new team since 2012.
F0rest will join Dignitas with former NiP teammates Adam Friberg, Richard “Xizt” Landström, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, and AWPing newcomer Håkon “hallzerk” Fjærlih, who is set to join on a trial-basis.
NiP, on the other hand, has reportedly acquired 22-year-old Tim “nawwk ” Jonasson from GamerLegion to fill this void. Nawwk hasn’t played for a professional team and will have to step up immensely to fill the shoes of f0rest.
Finally, GamerLegion is reportedly set to sign ex-NiP AWPer William “draken” Sundin to replace nawwk.
It looks like NiP will be left without any core members from its historic lineups for the first time in the organization’s history. But the Swedish organization will look to build around up-and-coming talent to compete against the best in the world. Without the veteran presence and leadership that f0rest brings, it’s hard to see a world where NiP win trophies.
The new Dignitas lineup could bring back some of the old spark that made previous NiP lineups tick, especially paired with new talents.
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