Just days after long-time Ninja in Pyjama Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson announced his retirement, the team has found their new fifth.
Mikail “Maikelele” Bill will don his Pyjamas today, joining what used to be the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team on the planet on a trial basis.
Bill will attempt to return Ninjas in Pyjamas to their former glory. The team has won more Global Offensive tournaments than any other, but recently suffered from a rash of poor results. At last week’s Electronic Sports World Cup in Paris, France, the team fell in the group stage, leading to Johansson’s departure.
The 23-year-old Swedish player may not be a big star, but Ninjas in Pyjamas doesn’t need star talent. Bill put together solid performances as a member of SK Gaming and LGB and should fit well into a Ninjas in Pyjamas lineup where his versatility will allow him to play around the star talents lining the roster.
“He is a young and hungry player that has impressed me a lot over the last few months,” Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Ninjas in Pyjamas founder and owner, said. “He has a lot of people to prove wrong and we have decided to give him a chance of a lifetime and we will see what the future shows.”
Dreamhack Winter and its massive $250,000 prize pool looms at the end of November. Ninjas in Pyjamas will have a tough task ahead of them with their new recruit in tow.