Ztr to replace hampus at IEM Dallas

NIP to add the academy player to the main roster.

Another team announced changes for IEM Dallas. This time it was NIP.

NIP reported that their captain Hampus "hampus" Poser will not take part in IEM Dallas due to illness. He will be replaced by Erik "ztr" Gustafsson, who is an active player of Young Ninjas, the NIP Academy.

hampus to miss IEM Dallas
hampus to miss IEM Dallas

The loss of hampus greatly complicates the situation for NIP, because he is not only the captain, but also shows a decent level of individual performance. At PGL Major Antwerp 2022, hampus scored an average rating of 6, which greatly helped the team in many matches. The Swedish captain often allows himself bold actions that lead to victory in the round. This is not to be expected from ztr.

Ztr shows approximately the same statistics, however, on the tier-2 and tier-3 scenes. But participating at IEM Dallas might help a player gain confidence and show himself.