Both Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic announced today that they have signed Swedish rifler Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin away from Fnatic. Brollan will join NiP’s starting CS:GO lineup just one month before the first European RMR event of the year.
NiP COO Jonas Gunderson confirmed in the announcement that the organization has been eyeing Brollan for years, calling him “a generational Swedish talent with uncapped superstar potential.” NiP believes Brollan, who it calls “Sweden’s arguably best player,” will make the roster a title contender for years to come.
NiP has had a difficult start to the 2022 season because they are still without superstar AWPer dev1ce due to his extended medical leave. Love “phzy” Smidebrant of the Young Ninjas has been filling in as the primary sniper in his absence, but the team has fallen short at BLAST Premier Spring and IEM Katowice.
Brollan first joined Fnatic in 2018 as a 16-year-old, filling in for the departing veteran flusha. During the first year and a half with Brollan, Fnatic remained a competitive team in the upper echelon of CS:GO, adding more hardware via DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 and ESL Pro League Season 11: Europe. However, a lackluster run in 2020 and 2021 resulted in the team missing out on PGL Stockholm entirely, despite numerous roster moves in 2021.
Brollan is now moving from one legendary Swedish CS:GO organization to another, with NiP reportedly adopting a six-man roster after Gunderson tweeted that “no one” is being benched or leaving the organization. Brollan will have a busy April, with NiP competing in the ESL Pro League playoffs as well as the PGL Antwerp Major European RMR event.