Today we bid farewell to Faruk ”pita” Pita, who has been leading the CS:GO team as Head Coach for the past two years. As pita steps down, Björn ”THREAT” Pers will take on a more extensive role and has committed to a full-time position as Head Coach for Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Thank you for your service, Faruk. Good luck in your future endeavors.
Jonas Gundersen, NiP’s Chief Operating Officer, says:
The competitive environment of CS:GO is evolving at an incredibly fast pace and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Pita has done a good job for us but after not finding momentum we have decided that a fresh perspective is needed to adjust to the current state of competitive CS:GO.
Björn ”THREAT” Pers, who returned to NiP as assisting coach in October of 2019, now assumes the position of Head Coach for the CS:GO team...
Jonas Gundersen continues:
Björn is an incredibly insightful CS:GO coach and is someone that knows NiP from the inside. He’s won trophies with the team before and has a great understanding of what it takes to get back to winning ways. He is a great guy and I am very excited to have him back to help us deal with the challenges ahead. We have a great group of players with tremendous potential and mindsets which we strongly believe in.
Björn ”THREAT” Pers, NiP.CSGO Head Coach says:
It is with great excitement that I can finally announce my return to my old post as Head Coach for NiP CS:GO. After working as a developer/data scientist for two years I felt that I still had a lot of CS:GO left in me and that these two years have given me a new fresh perspective on how to approach the game. I want to thank NiP for giving me this chance to once again compete at the highest level of CS...
THREAT’s first appearance as Head Coach will be the upcoming BLAST Premier (tickets) tournament in London, UK starting the end of January.
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