es3tag: "I'll be AWPing in NIP until device returns"

Patrick "es3tag" Hansen from NIP, in an interview to stated that he will take over the AWPer role during the absence of Nicolai "device" Reedtz, who continues to be inactive due to health reasons. Hansen added that at the moment, it is still not clear when to expect the return of his compatriot to the roster.

I'll be AWPing in NIP until device returns. We hope that happens soon. The club gives him all the support. It's difficult to set an exact time frame for the return of Nicolai, and overall it should not be done in the case when it comes to psychological health. He has been given as much time as he needs. For now, our team will work with the forces we have. As soon as device is ready, he will return to the starting five.

device has been inactive since the end of 2021. Over the past few months, he has been replaced by NIP academy member Love "phzy" Smidebrant, but after the signing of Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, the AWPer returned to Young Ninjas.

As of now, NIP continue to compete at Europe RMR B for the spot in PGL Major Antwerp 2022. Today, April 22, at 18:15 MSK, the Ninjas will face Copenhagen Flames in a promotion match, the winner of which will secure the ticket to the upcoming Major.