Ninjas in Pyjamas Promote Maxster to Main Team

24 Mar 2024
Tit Krajnik 24 Mar 2024
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  • Ninjas in Pyjamas promoted Max "maxster" Jansson to their main lineup
  • The Swedish Counter-Strike player was previously a part of NiP's academy roster
  • Maxster's arrival is the latest change NiP have made to their roster
Max "maxster" Jansson (credit: via Twitter (@NIPCS))
On Sunday, March 24, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced they have promoted Max "maxster" Jansson to the main Counter-Strike lineup. The 19-year-old Swede joins NiP's roster from Young Ninjas, where he has spent the last two years.

At the start of March, Ninjas in Pyjamas added Richard "Xizt" Landström as a new Counter-Strike coach as part of a roster rebuild. This rebuild started in February with the departure of Daniel "djL" Narancic and Thomas "haste" Dyrensborg and the benching of three players: Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, Danyyl "headtr1ck" Valitov, and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke.

As the latest change, NiP announced maxster as the newest member of the lineup. He fills the gaps left behind by the departed players. NiP's general manager Björn "THREAT" Pers talked about the latest addition, praising maxster.

"Max embodies the spirit of hard work and determination that defines NIP. His dedication to practice and remarkable stats make him an invaluable addition to the main squad. We're excited to see him thrive in this new chapter of his career."

Major Changes at Ninjas in Pyjamas

After a long dry streak and failure to qualify for PGL Major Copenhagen, Ninjas in Pyjamas opted for a major roster revamp and benching of three players and coach djL. So far, Ninjas in Pyjamas have already replaced coach and are slowly filling in the gaps left behind by the three departed players.

Maxster proved to be an obvious choice for Ninjas in Pyjamas. He is a product of the organisation's academy division, where he proved himself as one of the most promising young Swedish Counter-Strike players, averaging a 1.14 performance rating since September 2023.

The 19-year-old also has some experience playing at the highest level, as he served as a stand-in for NiP's main roster in several events. Most notably, he played for Ninjas in Pyjamas at CS Asia Championships and BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown, where he posted a 1.28 performance rating.

By promoting maxster, Ninjas in Pyjamas still need to find two more players, including an AWPer. So far, Ninjas in Pyjamas have yet to hint who will round up the new lineup.