Shortly after the move was leaked, Ninjas in Pyjamas have confirmed that Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund “is as of today no longer an active member of the CS:GO roster in Ninjas in Pyjamas.”
The organization states that while they have offered the veteran player a “key position” within the organization, he has confessed his desire to continue competing.
“As Christopher has expressed in the past couple of months, he is looking to continue his career as a player. We have offered Christopher a key position in Ninjas in Pyjamas. While it’s now up to him to decide his next move in esports, we would be absolutely thrilled to see him stay in our organization, taking part in shaping our future much like how he shaped our past.”
“I feel personally I don’t want to give up on playing, I feel like I’m not even done as a player. I want to show everyone once again that I want to keep playing. We’ll have to see what happens, I haven’t made any decisions, the only thing is I’m not retiring at least,” he said during an interview at ESL One Cologne.
When talking about the future of the NiP CS:GO lineup, the organization says ” we believe we have found the right person for the job. More on that in the coming days.” The previous report on the matter states Simon “twist” Eliasson is the expected replacement.
A member of the worlds best teams for years through 1.6 and into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, GeT_RiGhT helped NiP amass a 87-0 map record on LAN to kick off the games competitive scene.