Dennis “dennis” Edman returned to Ninjas in Pyjamas’ active lineup Wednesday, the team announced.


Dennis originally left the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team temporarily to recover from fatigue that the organization described as the result of heavy scheduling and traveling. He and the team agreed to the break, which began March 11.


During the hiatus, William “draken” Sundin stood in on the Ninjas in Pyjamas roster. With draken in the lineup, NIP picked up a fourth place finish at BLAST Pro Series São Paulo. He now returns to free agency.


In a statement included with the announcement, dennis addressed the hiatus and his excitement about returning.


“A month of calm and relaxation, which was more than needed, is now over,” he said. I’m so hyped about coming back and it was very hard to watch all the games from home, all I wanted to do was to get back on the server and pop some heads! However, I believe this will help me and my team to become even better than before I took this break.


"More majors, better placements and a lot of sick games incoming. You better be ready, ladies & gentlemen!"


Dennis will compete with the team in ESL Pro League Season 9, which begins Friday.


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