Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson has signed with DIGNITAS ahead of this week’s matchups, according to a release from the organization. This officially reunites the player with his former mentor, Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg.
Lekr0 has replaced Haris “H4RR3” Hadzic, who was benched by DIGNITAS just five months after the organization brought the rifler onboard to replace famed CSGO legend Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund.
Happy to announce that I will be joining @dignitas! Amazing guys can’t wait to start grinding our way to the top!😀🔥
— Lekr0 (@Lekr0) March 7, 2021
Lekr0’s roster signing smart move from DIGNITAS
Unlike other recent CSGO signings, his addition makes sense for a struggling DIGNITAS roster. Lekr0 played under the watchful eye of DIG’s best player, CSGO veteran Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, for 18 months during his time with Ninjas in Pyjamas. f0rest left the team and signed with DIGNITAS in January 2020, reuniting him with former teammates GeT_RiGhT, Adam “friberg” Friberg, and Richard “Xizt” Landström. Lekr0 moved on to North eight months later.
But DIGNITAS’ plans to field a historic Ninjas in Pyjamas’ lineup fell apart in December 2020. After removing Xizt and GeT_RiGhT following a run of poor performances, DIGNITAS added H4RR3 to round out the rebuilt roster, and that change never translated into success. Since January, DIGNITAS has gone 19-25 and is currently ranked 29th in the world.
Lekr0’s first DIGNITAS matchup showed serious potential
But Lekr0’s history with f0rest and his early performance with DIG bode well for the roster. Lekr0 looked sharp during his short time with the now-defunct North, and that skill was on full display during his first matchup with his new team.
DIG’s newest player started with the team before he even had a deal signed, playing in the side’s official Pinnacle Cup matchup against HAVU on January 3. Despite losing 0-2, Lekr0 looked right at home alongside f0rest, with near mirror 1.18 and 1.19 ratings. It’s clear that Lekr0 has picked up DIGNITAS’ modified Ninjas in Pyjamas system quickly, explaining on Twitter that he had only practiced twice with DIGNITAS prior to the matchup.
Fans can check out Lekr0’s progress by tuning into the ongoing Pinnacle Cup 2021 that runs until April 4.