Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz has left Astralis to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. According to Danish website, Dust2.dk, NiP purchased the renowned CS:GO player for roughly $1 million (6.5 million Danish Krone).
The 25-year old Danish player experienced some of the highest moments of his career with Astralis. From 2015 to 2020, he was consistently ranked within the top five players in CS:GO by HLTV. In 2019, dev1ce led Astralis to win several tournaments, including IEM 13 - Katowice Major, StarLadder Berlin Major, and BLAST Pro Series: Global Final 2019. He has also won the most MVP awards, with 18 to his name. In 2020, he was included in Forbes' 30 under 30 list.
Dev1ce Leaves Astralis and Joins NiP
NiP unveiled their latest roster acquisition on April 23. According to a report from HLTV, NiP Chief Gaming Officer, Jonas Gundersen, stated that his organization "set out on a venture to rekindle the magic that NiP stands for and in this day and age."
With this massive shake-up in the world of CS:GO, many are curious to see what comes next. Fans must surely be wondering if dev1ce can take NiP to new heights. The NiP roster is now as follows:
- Fredrik "REZ" Sterner (player)
- Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora (player)
- Hampus "hampus" Poser (player)
- Erik "ztr" Gustafsson (player)
- Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz (player)
- Björn "THREAT" Pers (coach)
- Frederik "JAEGARN" Andersson (assistant coach)
- Tim "nawwk" Jonasson (transfer list)
Those looking to see dev1ce in action alongside his new team will not have to wait much longer. NiP are set to begin their journey in Flashpoint Three, a 16-team double-elimination bracket, on May 10.