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Dev1ce denies "paycheck stealing" in NiP: "For the entirety of 2022 I wasn't paid" Interview

Astralis' returning AWPer Nikolai "dev1ce" Reetdz commented on the critique of getting paid for spending a year on the bench in Ninjas in Pyjamas. In his interview with, he claimed that he never saw a dime of his salary while inactive. To add to this, dev1ce thinks it is an unfair take, considering he had mental issues during that time.

I don't really read any of the stuff that comes out. I rarely use social media, but it doesn't really surprise me. Negativity is a part of the game, and you make a choice whether you feed off it or you just don't read stuff. It's actually quite easily avoidable.

I want to just state that in the entirety of 2022, I wasn't paid by NiP. Regardless of this, I do feel like people shouldn't be criticized for receiving sick pay if they are unwell.

Nikolai "dev1ce" Reetdz
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The Dane moved to NiP in the spring of 2021, but by the end of the season, he went to the inactive roster, where he spent almost a year. In a recent interview, dev1ce explained his problems in detail: the AWPer had constant anxiety, sleeping issues, and borderline panic attacks. He is still working to fix his mental health.

Usually, a contract in CS:GO shouldn't completely negate the salary. A typical approach is to cut some percentage, which may differ from one org to another. Rumor has it that the AWPer also paid a part of his buyout to move to NiP.

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