Adam "ec1s" Eccles has signed with Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Europe Rank #16 and will pick up the in-game leader mantle. He'll replace Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans, who is moving to a coaching role due to hand-related issues.
After a year-long tenure with Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #2 , ec1s was benched in late February. Lately, he's spent his time with Benchwarmers Benchwarmers Inactive and NoPoaching NoPoaching Europe Rank #52 , two mix teams packed with free agent talent. ec1s now returns to the top flight of Europe after a four-month absence.
Additionally, Ex6TenZ will be stepping down from the active roster due to his injuries and will assist Emil "eMIL" Sandgren in coaching duties.
NIP have long been a top squad in European Valorant, but have yet to clinch a championship in any major event. After carrying themselves to Stage 1: Masters, the team has struggled to live up to expectations, exiting the Stage 2: EMEA Challengers Playoffs early and being knocked out 2-0 by Team Finest Team Finest Europe Rank #15 in the Stage 3: Challengers 1 Closed Qualifier after losing 2-1 to Alliance Alliance Europe Rank #19 in the upper bracket.