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THREAT Replaces Pita as the New Head Coach for Ninjas in Pyjamas

Aditya Singh Rawat
6/Jan/2020 12:25 pm

Cover Image Courtesy: Ninjas in Pyjamas | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: DreamHack | Adela Sznajder

Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced a change taking place in its coaching staff as Bjorn “THREAT” Pers becomes the new head coach of the Swedish organization.

The 31-year-old Swede will be replacing Faruk “pita” Pita who has been coaching the CS:GO team since February 2018. Pita’s future plans are still unknown, as THREAT makes his return as the head coach after a period of two years.

He has previously coached NiP for two years from 2016-2018, after which he returned back to the organization in October 2019, serving as the assistant coach for the last three months to finally become the head coach.


Jonas Gundersen - NiP’s Chief Operating Officer said a few words,

“Pita has done a good job for us but after not finding momentum we have decided that a fresh perspective is needed to adjust to the current state of competitive CS:GO.

Björn is an incredibly insightful CS:GO coach and is someone that knows NiP from the inside. He’s won trophies with the team before and has a great understanding of what it takes to get back to winning ways. He is a great guy and I am very excited to have him back to help us deal with the challenges ahead.”


THREAT worked as a developer and data scientist for about two years after leaving NiP back in 2018, but feeling that he still had a lot of CS:GO left in him, came back to join the Swedish organization in a bid to once again compete at the highest level of Counter-Strike.

With the rumours of Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg leaving NiP to join Dignitas doing the rounds, let’s see how these changes work for the team in the upcoming tournaments.

[Also Read: F0rest's rumoured move to Dignitas Might set off Multiple Changes Across Teams]



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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.