NIP Reportedly Offer About $680,000 to Sign Brollan From Fnatic

Ninjas in Pyjamas might be looking to upgrade their CS:GO roster.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) have allegedly offered about €600,000 ($679,425 USD) to Fnatic for signing their star rifler Brollan.
NIP is reportedly making changes ahead of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 cycle, strengthening their side in the absence of star AWPer - dev1ce.
Brollan, despite only being 19 years old, has been playing with Fnatic for over three years now, winning two notable tournaments, and securing an MVP award in one.

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) had a decent outing at the IEM Katowice 2022, securing a 7th-8th finish despite competing without their star player, Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz. This was a significant improvement by the Swedish side that had failed to qualify for the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 earlier this month.

With the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 qualification cycle right around the corner and dev1ce still absent from the competitive scene, NIP is now reportedly looking to strengthen its roster with the addition of Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin.

The 19-year-old Swedish rifler who currently plays for Fnatic is one of the best players in the team's CS:GO lineup, with NIP allegedly offering around €600,000 ($679,425 USD) to sign the teenage star, as per a report by HLTV.

Report: NIP allegedly offers Fnatic about €600,000 to sign Brollan

Young talented rifler, Brollan, has allegedly piqued NIP's interest and the team might be looking to add the teenage star to its active CS:GO roster ahead of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 qualification cycle.

The Swedish organization is ready to shell out close to $680,000 USD to bring the player over from Fnatic, who are themselves looking to rebuild their CS:GO team following the benching of British AWPer, Owen "smooya" Butterfield.

NIP could not qualify for IEM Katowice 2022 - Playoffs

While the deal is reportedly not finalized, Fnatic seems to be considering the alleged offer as they have opted to play the first open qualifiers of the RMR (Regional Major Rankings) Europe without Brollan.

Instead, they have replaced him with another academy player, Peppe "⁠Peppzor⁠" Borak, who will be joining hands with his teammate Iulian "⁠regali⁠" Harjău, smooya's replacement to handle the big green.

It is certainly going to be a tough decision for Fnatic to let go off their star player Brollan, especially since they have to fight through both the open and closed qualifiers themselves to secure a slot in the PGL Major Antwerp 2022.

Despite being just 19 years old, Brollan already has accrued over three years worth of experience competing in the tier one circuit alongside Fnatic. In his time with the organization, he has won two notable tournaments - ESL Pro League Season 11 and DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019, and has also secured the MVP award in the former event.

Though NIP might be showing interest in Brollan, it will be interesting to see who he replaces on the current roster.

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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.