mousesports backup player Nikola “NiKo” Kovač will play for SK Gaming as a stand-in at IEM Gamescom, Casper “cadiaN” Møller has revealed.

The Bosnian ace will step into the shoes of Michael “Friis” Jørgensen, who has been ruled out of the German event as he will be on vacation.

This is the second time in just two months that Nikola “NiKo” Kovač steps in for a team at the last minute after he played for Kinguin at the Gaming Paradise qualifier as a replacement for Alexander “SKYTTEN” Carlsson.

NiKo to play for SK in Cologne

Kovač helped the team to win the event on an impressive 1.28 rating, but Kinguin decided not to follow up their interest in the Bosnian talent once they learned mousesports’ asking price for the player.

This is the second non-permanent player that SK will field at IEM Gamescom as Casper “cadiaN” Møller is currently on trial with the team. The former Copenhagen Wolves talent already attended the Acer Predator Masters finals last weekend, where SK finished 5th-6th.

SK will attend IEM Gamescom with the following lineup:

Asger “AcilioN” Larsen
Rasmus “SandeN” Sanden
Danny “BERRY” Krüger
Casper “cadiaN” Møller (trial)
Nikola “NiKo” Kovač (stand-in)