Danish rifler Jacob “Pimp” Winneche is set to return to competitive play, according to multiple sources close to the player. He is expected to join an active lineup in the coming weeks.


For a majority of the year, Pimp spent his time as a streamer for the Dignitas organization and as casting talent for multiple offline tournaments, including DreamHack Summer, IEM Shanghai and the Americas and CIS Minors for the upcoming FACEIT London Major. Since leaving Team Liquid in July 2017, he has yet to play a LAN match in a professional setting. Originally, Pimp joined Team Liquid just days after Josh “jdm64” Marzano in mid-2016, when they replaced Kenneth “koosta” Suen and Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, respectively. S1mple would stand in for the team for two events before Pimp made his official debut.


Pimp made his name in Denmark and global ​Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by playing on multiple lineup compositions under the Copenhagen Wolves and Dignitas organizations that included many members of the current Astralis and North rosters. His wide skillset has seen him play multiple roles, even AWPing at one point in time under the leadership of Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen.


Pimp declined comment.


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