nawwk⁠ temproarily out of NiP due to health issues

NiP announced that Tim "nawwk" Jonasson left the starting lineup because of health problems. The remaining matches of the ESL Pro League Season 12 team will finish with coach Bjorn "THREAT" Pers.

It is expected that the 22-year-old sniper will return from the inactivity to the beginning of the European RMR tournament DreamHack Open Fall 2020, which starts on October 15.

Operating Officer, Jonas Gundersen, explains:  

“The mental and physical well-being of our players is vital to our existence as an esports organization. We have a deep focus on how our players are responding to our training schedules and with Tim we’ve decided to pull the trigger early on, channeling all our efforts into de-escalating the situation, before it turns into a much larger problem that could put him on the sidelines even longer. With this course of action, we hope to have him back on the server sooner rather than later.”

At the moment NiP is a step away from the departure of ESL Pro League Season 12, having only one victory in the asset. Until the end of the group stage, the Swedes will play against FaZe and fnatic. If the playoffs fail, the team will have almost a month to prepare for DreamHack Open Fall 2020.

Gundersen continues: 

“The competition around the tier 1 scene is reaching new peaks and the requirements on players staying ready at all times keeps growing. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the cushion we work with when a team is only consisting of five players is simply not enough. It allows very little room for error and puts an immense amount of pressure on the players. We’re paying the price for it in the short term with having THREAT to fill in and it's definitely something that we will look at how to mitigate in the future.”

The current composition of NiP:

Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
Simon "twist" Eliasson
Hampus "hampus" Poser

Bjorn "THREAT" Pers (coach)

Tim "nawwk" Jonasson (bench)