Ninjas in Pyjamas Drops Dota 2 Roster after Disappointing Results
In a surprising move, Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), Sweden’s premier esports organization, has decided to part ways with its Dota 2 roster. The team, composed of European veterans, was dropped despite being acquired only a few months ago. Former carry player Adrian “Era” Kryeziu confirmed the news on Twitter.
Focus Shifts to CSGO and League of Legends Divisions
According to NiP, the organization has made the decision to prioritize its struggling Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) roster and provide more support to its newly created League of Legends division.
The Dota 2 squad of NiP has been facing difficulties and has not achieved any significant results in the past five months. They failed to qualify for the $3 million Kiev Major in March, which was a major setback for the team.
Player Changes and the End of NiP’s Second Attempt
The NiP Dota 2 team also underwent roster changes, with founding player Troels “syndereN” Nielsen being removed on April 20. Aydin “iNsania” Sarkohi, a veteran of Heroes of Newerth, took his place. Another change saw offlaner Max “qojqva” Bröcker apparently being replaced by Micke “miCKe” Nguyen in early May. These changes marked the end of NiP’s second attempt to establish itself in the competitive Dota 2 circuit.
Future Prospects for the Former NiP Dota 2 Squad
With Valve’s seasonal roster lock in effect since May 26, the players on the NiP roster will not be able to join established rosters until after the next Major. However, despite being dropped from NiP, it seems likely that the squad will continue competing together and will make an attempt to qualify for the International 7 tournament.