Ex NIP Trio Maikelele, f0rest, Friberg Unite For EU RMR Qual


Former NIP Trio Maikelele, F0rest, Friberg Unite for EU RMR Qualifier

Have we travelled back in time...?!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The former NIP trio of Maikelele, f0rest, and friberg come together along with Lekr0⁠ and HEAP to compete in the EU RMR Qualifier.
The Swedish stack played under the name of d00m, managing to win its opening match before getting eliminated by Team Finest.

The Swedish trio of CS:GO players Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg, and Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg came together for competing in the ongoing IEM Rio Major 2022: European RMR - Open Qualifier #4.

These heroes of the past era were joined by Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and Ludvig "HEAP" Alonso to round out the Swedish lineup that was competing under the banner of d00m in a bid to make it to the European RMR.

Many in the CS:GO community were excited to see the former Ninjas In Pyjamas (NIP) trio return to the competitive front after many years. Unfortunately, Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund had to step down since he has a vacation planned.

Swedish trio of Maikelele, f0rest, friberg join forces to compete in the European RMR Open Qualifier

The Swedish trio that was once part of the legendary NIP roster, joins forces after all these years to try and fight their way through the European Open Qualifier #4.

The experienced entry fragger from Sweden, Lekr0, was also part of this team, alongside HEAP who took care of the backstab, while also being the youngest player on this lineup at 22 years of age.

Both these players are currently inactive CS:GO players waiting for an opportunity to come their way as they continue to be a part of Dignitas who are no longer operating a team in the Valve title.

Registered under the name d00m, the Swedish stack did not reach too far in the open qualifier. However, fans weren't too disappointed with the stack's performance, instead being content to soak in the nostalgia.

d00m started off with a win against a team called Tartak with a '16-12' scoreline on Mirage and went on to face Team Finest, an Israeli esports organization. It was a hard fight as the match went into overtime on Overpass and came to an end with a '19-17' scoreline, with d00m conceding the series.

Scoreline from the match against Team Finest

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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.

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