According to the portal Jaxon.gg, the eSports organizations Astralis and Ninjas in Pajamas have begun negotiations on the transfer of device. At the moment, the clubs are at an early stage of the negotiation process, but it is possible that the deal will take place in the near future.
Initial talks were reportedly held between Ninjas in Pajamas and Astralis, the former team of device. The source also says that Ninjas in Pajamas is actively trying to sell the disgraced star. However, the Swedish organization does not plan to make a discount to a potential buyer, wanting to find a market price for a player who moved to the team last spring.
Negotiations for the player's transfer appear to be still at an early stage as the two organizations struggle to reach an agreement on the relativity of the transfer amount.
At the same time, the most likely amount is 1,000,000 euros, which is approximately equal to the price that Ninjas in Pajamas paid for the device in 2021. It is reported that this amount includes the initial transfer fee of the player, as well as the current contract, which is designed for two and a half years.
The history of the relationship between Ninjas in Pajamas and device
device joined Ninjas in Pajamas in April 2021, thus becoming one of the most expensive transfers in the history of the discipline. According to a number of sources, the transfer amounted to $1,000,000, and the chief executive of Ninjas in Pajamas called the deal "one of the largest in the history of esports."
Nevertheless, in eight months, the 26-year-old Dane helped the team win BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2021 and Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Fall: Europe, as well as reach the final of Flashpoint Season 3. Nevertheless, in the course of performances at Intel Extreme Masters XVI - Winter the sniper left the starting lineup to announce his indefinite retirement from the stage at the end.
Since then, device has not appeared as part of Ninjas in Pajamas, nor has he made any comments regarding his future.
Device was previously reported to have explored several options outside of its current team over the past months. The Danish sniper held preliminary talks with several teams in an attempt to find a new home. While most of the negotiations were with existing rosters, one organization wanted to enter the scene by building a roster around a star player.
Talk about the return of device to Astralis has been rising for the past six to seven months. However, no specifics have yet emerged. However, it is likely that the 26-year-old Dane will want to return to his native team, with which he won four majors, and also became the winner of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018, BLAST Pro Series: Global Final 2019 and Esports Championship Series Season 5 - Finals.
The latest information regarding the Dane's personal life hints at his speedy return to Astralis. At least device returned to Denmark, where he now lives with his new lover. Given his history of moving to Ninjas in Pajamas, this is a sure sign that he is looking for a new team in his home country.
The device itself is currently actively storming FACEIT, where it has played about 38 matches in the last two weeks alone. This information also indicates that the 26-year-old has dealt with his psychological issues and is actively getting in shape before his return to the professional scene.