Official: es3tag signs for NiP (CS:GO)
Official: es3tag signs for NiP (CS:GO)

Yet another Dane joins the Ninjas in Pyjamas

Freelance Esports Writer
18th Nov, 21·☕️ 2 min read

NiP have now confirmed the signing of former Complexity and Astralis player, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen. The Dane comes in to replace Linus “⁠LNZ⁠” Holtäng, who has been demoted to NiP’s academy team after six months with the senior squad.

After being eliminated in front of their home fans at the Stockholm major, a roster moved felt inevitable for the Swedish side. With few suitable names available in Sweden, NiP turned to Denmark for talent.

“I think it was quite a natural choice, if you look at Swedish players, there are not so many that play into that role who are still actively playing so to say. I felt like we had to look outside of the country to find exactly what we needed.” device said in an interview with

As for the language barrier; the likes of es3tag and device have clarified that the plan is to continue speaking Swedish.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be back at the absolute forefront of competitive CS:GO - to play with world-class proven individuals, with whom I can create a legacy,” es3tag said in a statement on NiP’s website. “With backing from an organization like NIP I’m confident that everything surrounding the squad is primed so we can reach the pinnacle of CS:GO. And yes I speak Swedish.”

es3tag will make his debut for NiP at the BLAST Fall Finals on November 24th, where they are set to go up against es3tag’s former team; Astralis.

With the addition of es3tag, NiP will now field the following five:

  • 🇸🇪 Hampus “⁠hampus⁠” Poser
  • 🇸🇪 Fredrik “⁠REZ⁠” Sterner
  • 🇸🇪 Nicolas “⁠Plopski⁠” Gonzalez Zamora
  • 🇩🇰 Nicolai “⁠device⁠” Reedtz
  • 🇩🇰 Patrick “⁠es3tag⁠” Hansen
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