Patrick “es3tag” Hansen joined the Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Counter-Strike Global Offensive team on Wednesday, mere weeks after Complexity disbanded.
The 25-year-old Danish rifler will enter NiP in place of Linus “LNZ” Holtang, who will return to the Young Ninjas academy roster.
“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,” es3tag said in a statement. “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.”
es3tag joins his fourth team in just over one year. He was with NiP teammate Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz on Astralis before going to Cloud9 and Complexity.
“Patrick is a fantastic fit for the roster in its current iteration,” coach Bjorn “THREAT” Pers said. “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.”
NIP’s main lineup consists of Sweden’s Fredrik “REZ” Sterner, Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez Zamora and Hampus “hampus” Poser and Danes dev1ce and es3tag.
–Field Level Media