Hampus Does Not Expect Dev1ce to Play for NIP CS:GO Team Anytime Soon
Still no clear answers about the Danish superstar's return to competitive CS:GO.
Eight months have passed since the Danish superstar, Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, stepped down from the active CS:GO roster of Ninjas In Pyjamas (NIP) due to fatigue and mental stress.
There has been no sign of him returning ever since, resulting in an extended rough patch for the Swedish organization, as they finally seem to have found some much needed balance and a promising roster.
In a recent interview with Swedish news outlet Expressen, Hampus "hampus" Poser, the talented shotcaller for NIP spoke about the remainder of the competitive season that lies ahead and his thoughts on the current lineup.
Further, he even commented on the situation regarding dev1ce, expressing that he does not expect him to return anytime soon.
Hampus gives his opinion on the return of dev1ce to NIP's active CS:GO roster
There has been no update on how dev1ce has been doing or when he plans on returning to play for NIP again. The Swedish organization had reportedly spent about DKK 4.5 million which is about $717,136 USD to sign him over from Astralis in April last year.
Following a rough patch on both personal and professional fronts, the 26-year-old was not able to deliver as per his potential and started getting mentally burned out, which then forced him to step back from the team's active roster after competing with them for just eight months.
In a recent interview, Hampus shed some light on the situation regarding the Danish superstar, stating that he does not expect him to return anytime soon.
But despite all that the team has been through so far, Hampus is happy to finally have a permanent lineup at his disposal, "It feels like we never really knew who we were going to play with, with dev1ce gone and stuff like that. So we've never had any stability like that, but now we get to run with the same team and everyone is here and happy. Everybody wants to be here."
He went on to give a partial confirmation that the current NIP roster is likely going to be the one competing at the IEM Rio Major 2022, after they manage to qualify through the European RMR (Regional Major Rankings).
"This is the team we have now and I hope it stays that way," expressed hampus.
It remains to be seen what dev1ce plans on doing next, having signed a three year contract with NIP, which is well past half its duration with about 16 more months left to go.