Today is a big day for the Ninjas as we announce the addition of the Swedish star-player Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson to our starting roster in Counter-Strike. Olofsson will be replacing one of our youngest players, William “draken” Sundin, who will be moved to a substitute position as we assess the future composition of the team.
William joined our starting line up just over a year ago and has had some truly memorable moments during his time on the active roster. However, due to differences, both personal and in-game, paired with the sudden availability of Olofsson on the market, we felt it was a good time to acquire one of the best players hailing from Sweden to further develop our team. We have had our eyes on Lekr0 for some time now and are extremely proud and happy to welcome him to Ninjas in Pyjamas! We would like to thank William for all that he has given the team and we hope to see him back on the active roster in the future.
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
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.Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
The first appearance for the team will be at the CS:GO Asia Championship in Shanghai, China next week. We are looking forward to seeing our boys in action, and are excited about the upcoming games.