NiP Releases their Old Roster and Signs a New One

Vignesh Raghuram
23/Apr/2020 07:23 am
  • NiP has let go of the entirety of their previous roster after the retirement of PPD, hence releasing TANNER, Daxak and Lelis.
  • To replace the recent departures, the organization has signed the Chicken Fighters lineup featuring SoNNeikO, Era and 3 Czech players.

After the retirement of Peter “ppd” Dager, Ninjas in Pyjamas has decided to let go of their previous roster. Jason Connor "TANNER" Weedon, Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin and Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos have now been removed from the lineup.

(Read: PPD Has Retired From Dota 2!)

Instead, they’ve decided to sign a new Dota 2 lineup featuring the Chicken Fighters squad captained by former Na’Vi player Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev. The club revealed this earlier yesterday.

This composition of NiP was formed in early April, after former Fnatic.EU player Adrian "Era" Kryeziu joined the Chicken Fighters lineup. With this squad, the team won the closed qualifiers of the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online League and managed to secure a fourth-place finish in the tournament.

NiP's Full Roster

Hence Ninja’s in Pyjamas New Lineup will be:

  • Charlie "CharlieDota" Arat
  • Ond?ej "Supream^" Štarha
  • Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek
  • Adrian "Era" Kryeziu
  • Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev

You can see them in action at the WePlay! Pushka League, as they will now occupy the position of the previous NiP lineup. This has been somewhat controversial since Chicken Fighters were eliminated from the playoffs for a spot in Division 1 earlier yesterday.

However, it looks like the same roster will play under the NiP banner.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.