CSGO: NiP roster change Ninjas in Pyjamas have announced that Björn “THREAT” Pers will play for the team at the MLG Columbus Major as a stand-in due to visa problems from Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi.
For over a month now, NiP have been trying to secure a visa permit for Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi, but successive requests from the U.S. embassy in Stockholm have made it impossible for the player to be able to travel before Tuesday. NiP’s other players, as well as team coach Björn “THREAT” Pers, are already flying to Columbus, and it will be the 27-year-old, formerly of Team Acer, filling in for Mourujärvi in the tournament. The Swedish team and MLG have been in talks over the last week with a view to finding a solution to the problem. NiP have proposed that Pers plays for the team until Mourujärvi is able to travel, but HLTV.org knows that Valve and MLG are unwilling to accept this suggestion, claiming that a roster cannot be changed halfway through the Major. This means that, even if Mourujärvi manages to get a visa permit and arrives in Columbus before Wednesday’s matches, he will most likely only act as a coach for the team at the event. [Source: hltv.org]