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Ninjas in Pyjamas to use Cloud9’s Golden for StarLadder Berlin CS:GO Major

Published: 25/Jun/2019 15:17 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 15:36

by Joe O'Brien

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Ninjas in Pyjamas have announced that they will be using Cloud9 in-game leader Maikil ‘Golden’ Kunda Selim as a stand-in for the StarLadder Berlin Major.

The announcement comes shortly after Ninjas in Pyjamas made a roster move, replacing ‘Dennis’ with young talent Nicolas ‘Plopski’ Gonzalez Zamora.

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Unfortunately for NiP, due to Valve’s rules about roster changes during the Major cycle, Plopski cannot compete for them at the upcoming StarLadder Berlin Major, having qualified for the European Minor with Team Ancient.

In his place, the Ninjas have announced on Twitter that they have loaned Golden from Cloud9 to use as a stand-in for the event.

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Golden himself competed in the online closed qualifier for the Americas Minor with Cloud9, but the team were eliminated after two disastrous upsets in the first rounds of the double elimination bracket.

Though Cloud9 will not be competing at the Major anyway, the announcement also comes as Golden’s time with the North American organization might already be at an end, with reports suggesting that the team are pursuing former NRG in-game leader Damian ‘daps’ Steele to lead the team going forward.

Adela Sznajder/ESLThe StarLader Berlin Major could be GeT_RiGhT’s last outing as an NiP player.

The StarLadder Berlin Major is set to take place from August 23 to September 8, with Ninjas in Pyjamas entering at the Legends stage, beginning August 28, due to their top-eight finish at the previous Major, IEM Katowice.

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The announcement comes at a turbulent time for the NiP roster. Not only have they replaced Dennis with Plopski, but the team also revealed that they will be looking for a long-term replacement Counter-Strike legend and NiP icon Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund.

GeT_RiGhT is due to compete with the team at ESL One Cologne, on July 2-7, and the StarLadder Berlin Major, but after that it seems his time as a player for NiP could be at an end. GeT_RiGhT himself stated that at this time, nothing has been decided regarding his future beyond the Major.

NiP’s roster for the StarLadder Berlin Major:

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  • Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg
  • Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund
  • Fredrik ‘REZ’ Sterner
  • Jonas ‘Lekr0’ Olofsson
  • Maikil ‘Golden’ Kunda Selim
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How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.

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If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.

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It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.

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GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.