21 days of Flashpoint came to a conclusion on Sunday. We ended up grabbing silver, losing to Mousesports in the Grand Final in our first tournament with dev1ce on the roster. Grand Finalist, 1500 RMR points in the bag, and a lot of mesmerizing CS:GO coming from our Ninjas. We’re so damn proud of the team performing on this level already, giving the whole NIP family chills we haven't felt for a while.
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.