Ninjas in Pyjamas announced a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coaching change Monday to kick off the new year as Bjorn "THREAT" Pers replaced Faruk Pita.
"Today we bid farewell to Faruk ”pita” Pita, who has been leading the CS:GO team as Head Coach for the past two years. As pita steps down, Björn ”THREAT” Pers will take on a more extensive role and has committed to a full-time position as Head Coach for Ninjas in Pyjamas," NiP said in a release.
TREAT, who previously coached and stood-in for Ninjas in Pyjamas notably at the MLG Columbus Major, returned to the Swedish organization in October as an assistant coach.
"It is with great excitement that I can finally announce my return to my old post as Head Coach for NiP CS:GO. After working as a developer/data scientist for two years I felt that I still had a lot of CS:GO left in me and that these two years have given me a new fresh perspective on how to approach the game," THREAT said in the release.
Pita's second stint as NiP's CS:GO coach began Feb. 2018. The team's biggest accomplishment during his second tenure came when NiP won the Europe Minor qualifying for the FACEIT London Major.
According to NiP, THREAT will make his re-debut as coach at the BLAST Premier.