mahone joins as analyst.

16:23, 13 Nov 2020

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) have renewed the contract of Head Coach Björn “THREAT” Pers. The former player and analyst will stay with the Ninjas for at least three more years. Moreover, analyst Danny “mahone” Hsieh is also being brought on. 

THREAT joined the Ninjas in November 2019 under difficult circumstances but sees opportunity in the new structure that the team has installed since then. He said: "Returning to the coach position at the beginning of the year was a tough decision but I believe that with NiP’s new structure and direction we will be able to finally get Sweden back to the top of CS. I want to thank NiP for this opportunity to continue working with my biggest passion"

Chief Operating Officer Jonas Gundersen showed himself enthusiastic with the signing. He stated: "I am thrilled that Björn has trusted us with the next three years of his career. He’s one of the most knowledgeable coaches/IGLs in the history of the game, and embodies the values we treasure at NiP. Our vision of building a modern, top tier esports organisation, is centered around providing the best support, empowerment and performance environment for the top tier talent, both coaches and players, and I fully believe that this combination will be the foundation of championship winning teams at Ninjas in Pyjamas for decades to come.”

NiP are one of Counter-Strike's longest-standing names in Counter-Strike history. Once the home of the most dominant team of the early days of Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, the team has pivoted to younger talent, achieving promising results like a fourth-place at DreamHack Open Fall 2020 in last October. 

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