Counter-Strike veteran Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund has confirmed in an interview at ESL One Cologne that he will play for Ninjas in Pyjamas at the Starladder Major, from August 28-September 8. However, his time with the team may end soon.
“I’m looking forward to the major to even show a better performance with these guys and you know, to rock the world one more time," GeT_RiGhT said. "And after that, we will see where it goes.”
Tres "stunna" Saranthus later asks whether he will play in the Major. To which GeT_RiGhT replies "yeah, of course."
Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora also joined NiP on June 19, and the team's statement referenced GeT_RiGhT's future.
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“We have started talks with Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund regarding his future as an active CS:GO player," NiP wrote. "Together with him and the team, we have decided that he will continue competing with us until after the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, as we start looking for a suitable long-term replacement to take his place on the active roster.”
As NiP starts investing in young talent, it could be easy to find a replacement in the star-studded Swedish scene, which is known to produce plenty of stars. Fnatic’s Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin and GamerLegion’s Hampus “hampus” Poser are perfect examples.
GeT_RiGhT has had an impressive history in Counter-Strike. Beginning in 2007, he signed to Ninjas in Pyjamas, for the first time, with Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström, Kristoffer "Tentpole" Nordlund, Dennis "walle" Wallenberg, and Johan "face" Klasson. Although this first run ended in disappointment, he later rejoined the organization in 2012 after playing for SK Gaming.
His CS:GO history is also immaculate. He has been cited as one of the best players in the game during multiple periods. For example, from 2013-2014, he was considered one of the most dominant players in the game. He has won countless tournaments, including the ESL One Cologne Major in 2014, IEM Oakland 2016, DreamHack Summer 2014, and many more.
Despite his illustrious career, NiP has struggled recently. The team hasn’t won a major LAN since IEM Oakland in 2017, and it has been a downward spiral for the Swedish side. NiP recently began it’s rebuild by replacing Dennis “dennis” Edman with 17-year old rifler Plopski.