phzy to replace device in NIP for BLAST Premier World Final 2021
NIP will continue to play with a player of Young Ninjas Love "phzy" Smidebrant as a stand-in, who replaced Nicolai "device" Reedtz during the IEM Winter 2021 playoffs, the Swedish organization announced on Twitter.
According to the NIP's press release, device needs a longer recovery period after sudden health problems. At the moment, there is no information about when the main AWPer of the team will return to the competition.
At the same time, COO of the organization Jonas "calc" Gundersen will act as coach of the Scandinavian team at BLAST Premier World Final 2021, as NIP are still looking for a specialist after the departure of Björn "THREAT" Pers.
BLAST Premier World Final 2021, which will be the last tournament for NIP this year, kicks off tomorrow, December 14. In the opening match, the Ninjas will face G2.
NIP’s lineup for the BLAST Premier World Final 2021:
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora
Hampus "hampus" Poser
Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
Love "phzy" Smidebrant
Jonas "calc" Gundersen (coach)