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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.