The powerful eSports organization is ready to get back into the game
Several changes have been reported among a few eSports teams across the globe, with the biggest change coming from a European organization. The eSports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is presenting a newly formed roster to the Dota 2 community. The news is not the new roster – Dota 2 fans are more than used to see these changes among rosters – it is about the change the organization underwent that involved two players retiring from competition.
The biggest surprise was the release of Saahil “Universe” Arora, after impressive achievements in his career; he took home, among others, the Aegis during The International back in 2015. For NiP, this is a strategic move to “restructure our line-up in Dota 2 to ensure continued practice and competition.” The company has been making some changes to the team as it has not had the desired performance when it comes to the Majors. Changes were made earlier this year, but they didn’t throw the desire results either.
Another Dota 2 personality who is also leaving the competitive grounds is NiP team captain Peter “ppd” Dager. He was also part of the EG team that won the TI5, setting up an iconic play with Universe, the $6 million Echo Slam. Later, Universe also said he was retiring because “the time has come to pursue other interests and figure out what comes next.”
NiP has also released the names of the team members and the newly formed group with most members of Chicken Fighters. Charlie “CharlieDota” Arat, Ondrej “Supream^” Starha, Jonas “SabeRLight- “Volek, Adrian “Era” Kryeziu, and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaeve. And in China, Keen Gaming also formed a new team in a matter of a month.