F0rest joined the team way back when it was formed in August 2012, with the team going onto become one of the strongest in the scene at the time - winning a number of LAN tournaments and the ESL One Cologne Major in 2014.
It's since been revealed he's left the team to join the Dignitas roster, who confirmed their line-up in a teaser video.
F0rest will be replaced by on the NiP roster by Swedish player Tim “nawwk” Jonasson, who rose to prominence as the star player with GamerLegion.
Speaking about f0rest’s departure, Jonas Gundersen, NiP’s chief operating officer, said: “Patrick is a true icon of the game with a long list of accolades and has been instrumental in the legacy and brand of NiP for many years.
“That is something we respect immensely and will never forget. After having been with the same team for so long and achieved so much, it’s a natural thing to want a change in scenery. We have of course chosen to honor that request and wish him the very best of luck on his next adventure.
“At the same time, it opens up an incredibly exciting opportunity to rethink the way we approach and execute our competitive structure and make long term decisions. Talent is peaking at a younger and younger age and for us to be able to invest in sustainable infrastructure and support around a line-up is absolutely fantastic.
“I couldn’t be more excited for 2020 and the years to come.”
Speaking about joining the team, nawwk said: “Joining NiP is an amazing feeling. It has been a dream ever since I started playing CS:GO and to be honest, it still feels quite unreal.
“I’ll be playing as a hybrid/second AWP:er and although that’s a new challenge for me, I’m ready to put in the hard work and show what I’m capable of.
“With this line-up, I see great things happening in the future.”
You can check out the new Ninja’s in Pyjamas roster below.
- Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
- Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez
- Simon “twist” Eliasson
- Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
- Tim “nawwk” Jonasson
- Bjorn “THREAT” Pers (head coach)