Mimer Released From Ninjas in Pyjamas!
After replacing the retired player Vytautas ‘extinkt‘ Mėlinauskas at the very begining of the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season, Mimer ‘Mimer‘ Ahlström has been released from the current Ninjas in Pyjamas League of Legends roster. Read on to learn more about the reasons for this decision taken by NiP’s team and management.
Who is Mimer ?
Mimer is mainly known for his soloQ achievements. The Swedish player is currently owning 3 accounts in the top 10 European Challenger tier: Mìmer, Mimér and Mímer. Which is a pretty impressive thing since most of the high elo League of Legends players are having a hard time keeping a single account in this tier, or even more reaching it.
His eSport activities are actually very recent. First of all, he joined a full-swedish roster called Team Property formed by the former Team Millenium player Hans ‘FatMamma‘ Bjerhem for less than a month. Mimer left Team Property to join Eternity Gaming with players like Jerome ‘Kujaa‘ Negretti and Haïdar ‘Haydal‘ Mezidi from June 2013 to July 2013. Finally, he was asked to join the LCS Team Ninjas in Pyjamas for the rest of the LCS Summer split and the playoffs. Sadly, he will not have as many good results as expected with NiP since they will only manage to reach the 5th place of the LCS Summer split and 6th place of the playoffs.
Mimer ‘Mimer‘ Ahlström is currently teamless.
The reasons for his benching
On the 13th September 2013, the League of Legends community learned in a NiP official announcement that Mimer is released from their LoL roster. Here are the reasons:
Therefore as the first step Mimer has been released from Ninjas in Pyjamas. Mimer is a strong player with a bright future, but unfortunately his playstyle was not compatible with the Ninjas in Pyjamas setup. A setup that requires a more experienced toplaner in order to succeed.
Also, what we can read here beyond the reasons of Mimer’s kick is that there will be some other roster changes for NiP in the upcoming days/weeks.
To finish with, the Team Captain Martin ‘Deficio‘ Lynge personally thanked him for his help even though they had bad results:
Current NiP.lol line-up:
Martin ‘Deficio‘ Lynge – Support
Aleš ‘Freeze‘ Kněžínek – AD Carry
Tobias ‘Malunoo‘ Magnusson – Jungler
Dan Van ‘NeeGodbro‘ Vo – Sub
Kasper ‘TheTess‘ Poulsen – Sub
Dennis ‘Svenskeren‘ Johnsen – Sub
So, what do you guys think about it? Did Ninjas in Pyjamas make the best choice in your opinion? Do you expect to see Dan ‘NeedGodBro‘ Van Vo coming on toplane like the other NiP fans? Feel free to share your opinion with us by comment and stay tuned to be aware about the upcoming NiP roster changes!
Sources: Official announcement, More informations about Mimer