Official: headtr1ck joins NIP
NIP have announced via their official website the acquisition of NAVI player Daniil "headtr1ck" Valitov. The Ninjas' press release has confirmed the insider information previously reported by HLTV.org.
Valitov joined NIP as an AWPer in place of the benched Patrick "es3tag" Hansen. Previously, AWPing duties were fulfilled by Fredrik "REZ" Sterner who after the signing of the newcomer will return to rifling.
headtr1ck has been in professional competition since 2020, when he joined NAVI's academy team at the age of 15. After a long period of playing for the Ukrainian club's junior roster, he was temporarily brought into the main squad, with whom he attended ESL Pro League Season 15 and BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022.
The debut tournament for Valitov in the NIP jersey will be BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023. The championship will run from January 19 to 29 in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
NIP's current lineup is:
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin
Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen
Daniil "headtr1ck" Valitov
Daniel "djL" Narancic (coach)