Es3tag Reveals How He Feels About Joining NIP

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Es3tag Reveals How He Feels About Joining NIP and Competing in CS:GO Again

NIP completes its CS:GO roster!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Talented Danish rifler, es3tag, talks about how he feels after being signed by Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) and returning to competitive CS:GO once again.
He will be the second Danish player to join NIP and will be replacing LNZ on the active roster.
The revamped NIP roster along with es3tag will be seen competing for the first time at the upcoming BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021.

The Swedish esports organization, Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP), has completed its CS:GO roster with the signing of the talented Danish rifler Patrick “es3tag” Hansen. The 25-year-old, after being sidelined from Complexity Gaming's active lineup, had been waiting for an opportunity to come his way. In just two weeks' time he has been picked up by NIP to replace young Linus "LNZ" Holtäng who had been competing with the main lineup since the past five months.

There were a few doubts upon es3tag's arrival to the team, but more than half of them had been answered when he confirmed that he could speak in Swedish. He went on to give a statement from his side pointing out that he is "absolutely thrilled to be back at the absolute forefront of competitive CS:GO".

Es3tag explains how he feels about joining NIP and returning to the competitive front again

Since March 2020, es3tag has moved around quite a bit. NIP is the sixth esports organization that he has been a part of in the last 20 months. Somehow the Danish rifler has not been able to find stability in his career, as he jumped from team to team every few months due to some problem, which also led to a negative effect on his individual performance.

His name has been attached to multiple big organizations like Astralis, Cloud9, Heroic, and Complexity Gaming, but he has failed to make his mark on the global circuit so far. NIP could be his big break, the move that finally allows him to show his true potential.

Speaking about how he personally feels about this move, es3tag said that,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be back at the absolute forefront of competitive CS:GO, to play with world-class proven individuals, with whom I can create a legacy. With backing from an organization like NIP, I'm confident that everything surrounding the squad is primed so we can reach the pinnacle of CS:GO. And yes, I speak Swedish.
Patrick “es3tag” Hansen

The announcement by NIP has confirmed that es3tag has already started practicing with the team and is getting familiarized with their system. NIP's CS:GO head coach, Björn "THREAT" Pers while taking about es3tag said that,

Patrick is a fantastic fit for the roster in its current iteration. He’s great at making the right read and taking initiative to exploit it, making one of our biggest strengths even bigger. On top of that, he brings that stability and versatility that’s going to be key to taking us to the next level.
Björn "THREAT" Pers

The revamped NIP roster along with es3tag will be seen in action for the first time at the upcoming BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021, scheduled to take place from 24th-28th November at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

BLAST Premier taking a dig at NIP

NIP is scheduled to go up against one of the home favorites, Astralis. The last time the two went up against each other, NIP crushed Astralis on Inferno with a '16-1' scoreline. This rematch between the two will surely be spicy, especially now that NIP has two former Astralis players rather than one!

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.