The ex-Ninjas in Pyjamas colony continues to grow in Team Dignitas with the addition of Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson. The Swede will be replacing Haris “H4RR3” Hadžić in Dignitas’ starting lineup, who joined the team just five months ago from Nordavind. Lekr0’s acquisition means a reunion is in store with former NiP teammate Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg. The duo played nearly eighteen months together under the NiP banner before f0rest moved to Dignitas in January 2020.
Lekr0 spent the latter half of 2020 representing North before the Danish organization ceased operations earlier in February. The Swedish entry fragger rose to prominence with GODSENT, switching numerous times between the Swedish team and Fnatic before finding a home in NiP. A string of poor results saw Lekr0 replaced in NiP’s starting lineup by Hampus “hampus” Poser in August of last year before the player was acquired by North.
Although he never dropped off completely, Lekr0 had a bit of resurgence with North, although higher placements evaded the Danish squad on the highest of EU’s CS:GO stages.
As mentioned, the Swede will be replacing H4RR3 in Dignitas’ starting line-up. The Norwegian was a standout player on Nordavind’s roster but failed to deliver during his time with Dignitas once matched against other top talents. His lackluster performance at Snow Sweet Snow #1 seemed to be the final nail in the coffin, as H4RR3 has been put on Dignitas’ transfer list and will have to look for opportunities elsewhere going forward.
“I was never myself in a role i didn’t expect to play in my career but im glad i tried it out, it for sure made me a better player and i felt my game expanding atleast. I gave everything i had, i always play like its my last game ever and give 100%, its a shame it was not enough”, H4RR3 stated.
Lekr0 will be a huge upgrade for Dignitas in terms of both experience and firepower. With Dignitas sporting a squad that features both experienced veterans and up-and-coming talent, Lekr0’s experience just might prove invaluable if Dignitas ever wants to return to the pinnacle of CS:GO.
The player has already made his debut for the team in a 2:0 loss against Finnish team HAVU Gaming. In a close match that saw both maps go into overtime, Lekr0 was one of the top performers for the team, ending Dust2 with a team-leading 34 kills, and a 1.18 rating for the series as a whole.