Rumors: NIP intend to sign es3tag
The Swedish organization NIP is interested in signing Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, a player of Complexity, who was put on the transfer list at the beginning of November. This was announced on the Twitter account "Danish Leaks", which specializes in covering the Scandinavian CS:GO scene.
According to the information published, the NIP's management is looking for a replacement for Linus "LNZ" Holtäng, who was recruited to the main team from the club's academy in June this year. The rumors had it that the Ninjas were about to sign Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen from Astralis, but after a while insiders unveiled the intentions of the Dane to join Vitality.
Together with LNZ, NIP participated at several tier-1 tournaments: IEM Summer 2021 (7-8th place), BLAST Premier Spring Final 2021 (4th place), IEM Cologne 2021 (4th place), ESL Pro League Season 14 (5-8th place), IEM Fall 2021 Europe (1st place) and PGL Major Stockholm 2021 (5-8th place). The next official matches of the Swedish squad will take place in a week and a half at BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021.
If Danish Leaks' insider information is true, the potential NIP lineup will look as follows:
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Nicolai "device" Reedtz
Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Bjorn "THREAT" Pers (coach)