NIP bench es3tag
NIP have announced via their official Twitter account the removal of Patrick "es3tag" Hansen from the starting lineup. The Danish player was put on the bench and was allowed to explore new opportunities outside of the organization.
The Ninjas did not specify the reason for their decision, only noting that it was made after evaluating the roster's prospects for 2023.
es3tag joined NIP at the end of 2021. Since then, the Scandinavian squad has not been able to succeed at prestigious tournaments and has won only one international event, Global Esports Tour Dubai 2022.
There is no information at the moment about who will replace Hansen in NIP's starting five. The nearest of the announced tournaments for the team will be IEM Katowice 2023 kicking off on January 31.
NIP's current lineup is:
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
Daniel "djL" Narancic (coach)