Due to Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi's ongoing hand injury, Ninjas in Pyjamas will field Epsilon Esports player Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun on their lineup for their ESL Pro League matches beginning this week, the organization announced Tuesday.
According to NiP's press release, pyth has been dealing with hand pain for the past two months, and the team has decided to give him time out to recover.
disco doplan, a relatively new talent on the CS:GO scene, helped Epsilon place 5th-6th at DreamHack Summer 2016 and second at ASUS ROG Summer 2016.
The player is "considered as one of Sweden’s largest up and coming talents within CS:GO," NiP said in its press release. "We would like to send a special thanks to our friends at Epsilon Esports for allowing us to use Joakim during the first games of ESL Pro League Season 4, and wish him the best of luck on his debut!"
disco doplan will play in NiP's ESL Pro League Week 1 matches against Virtus.pro and Team X. He will continue to stand in until pyth recovers.
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