Ninjas in Pyjamas have signed former Fnatic player Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson to their CS:GO roster, the organization announced Today.
Today is a big day for the Ninjas as we announce the addition of the Swedish star-player Jonas @Lekr0cs Olofsson to our starting roster in Counter-Strike. Olofsson will be replacing one of our youngest players, William @drakenCSGO Sundin.
— Ninjas in Pyjamas 🇸🇪 (@NiPGaming) June 5, 2018
It has been something I have been wanting to do at some point in my career. I’ve been thinking a lot about my future and what kind of player and teammate I want to be, so I’m really excited to be able to learn from the legends and to show a new self with great motivation in a large team like this. – Lekr0
William is a young player with an incredible talent. Counter-Strike is not all about talent, however, as the game is heavily based on all players taking on their individual roles in the team, both inside and outside of the game. We could unfortunately not find the right mix with William at the moment which has led us to the decision of benching him for the time being. We are hoping to see him back in competitive play in the future. In his place, we are extremely happy to have found an equally talented replacement in Lekr0 – Faruk ‘pita’ Pita
Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson will be replacing William “draken” Sundin on the NiP line-up. William has been playing with Ninjas in Pyjamas since March 2017. With him, the team has won the DreamHack Valencia 2017 and Intel Extreme Masters Season XII Oakland, but failed to make it to the major. In the last tournaments of 2018, the squad had early exits and couldn’t go past the group stages.
The first appearance for Lekr0 with Ninjas will be in the upcoming week at the CS:GO Asia Championship in Shanghai, China with $300,000 USD on the line.
NiP’s roster looks like:
Dennis “dennis” Edman
Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund
Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson