Maikil "Golden" Selim will stand in for Ninjas in Pyjamas at the StarLadder Berlin Major, the team announced Tuesday.


"As @PlopskiCSGO is unable to attend the upcoming Berlin Major with us due to Valve rules, Cloud9 has agreed to lend us @goldenmajk as a temporary standin to complete the line-up in Berlin," NiP said in a tweet announcing the roster move.


NiP added Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora to its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup last week, replacing Dennis "dennis" Edman. Plopski recently played for Team Ancient at DreamHack Summer, in which the team finished second.


Since Cloud9 failed to qualify for the Americas Minor, Golden makes sense as a stand-in for a team needing an in-game leader. Reports also stated that C9 is looking to add former NRG Esports IGL Damian "daps" Steel and Tyson "TenZ" Ngo is place of Golden and Daniel "vice" Kim.


The StarLadder Berlin Major takes place Aug. 23 through Sept. 8. NiP holds a Legend spot meaning the Swedish side will start the Major in the Legends Stage and is confirmed for the Spring 2020 Major.


Photo courtesy of Adela Sznajder/DreamHack