Ninjas in Pyjamas has confirmed the blockbuster signing of former Fnatic rifler Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin, giving the Swedish organization a seven-man CS:GO roster if you include Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz, who has been on medical leave since the end of 2021, and his replacement Love “phzy” Smidebrant, who is originally from NiP’s academy project Young Ninjas.
With so many players on its roster and the history of poorly extended CS:GO rosters, it was expected that NiP would move someone to the bench to make room for Brollan’s arrival. But, for the time being, that will not be the case.
NiP COO Jonas Gundersen stated on Twitter, “Really, no one is leaving.” “I am very pleased with how our lineup is coming together. We’ll continue to do things our way.”
NiP will have some time to decide who will be removed from the lineup to allow Brollan to play. Because of transfer rules, the former Fnatic star is unable to compete in ESL Pro League season 15 unless there is an emergency. The Swedish team finished first in Group A with four wins and one loss, earning them a spot in the quarterfinals.
This means that Brollan will make his NiP debut in April at the PGL Antwerp Major European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament. According to HLTV, either Nicolas “Plopski” Zamora or phzy will have their spot taken. It’s unknown when dev1ce will return to the active roster.