Ninjas in Pyjamas have registered for the DPC 2018-19 team, but there is no official announcement yet.
Around a week ago, OpTic announced that they had disbanded their entire Dota 2 roster. It could be owed to their Dota 2 team’s unsatisfactory performance at TI8, where they placed 7th-8th, even though they had a good performance during the group stage. Zai has moved on to Team Secret, whereas CCnC formed his own team which has apparently been taken up by paiN gaming. There is no news about Pajkatt. But as soon as OpTic made the official announcement, ppd announced his own squad on Twitter with Ace, Fata, 33 and Saksa. He also asked interested teams/partners to mail him. Looks like there was one interested team. ppd’s squad has now been picked up Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Although there is no official announcement, the registration site for Dota Pro Circuit 2018-19 shows the squad registered under the team name of Ninjas in Pyjamas.
The organization will be returning to Dota 2 after almost a year of hiatus. They had earlier disbanded in June 2017 after forming a team in January 2017. They had picked up the remaining roster of Escape Gaming which consisted of Era, syndereN, qojqva, Trixi and H4nn1. Before that, they had formed a roster in January 2015 which later disbanded in November. That roster consisted of Era, Apemother, jonassomfan, Sealkid and Handsken.
They current NiP roster will be captained by ppd. Ace will take the role of carry while Fata will take on the role of mid laner. 33 will be the offlaner while Saksa will be the 4th position support.
As already mentioned earlier, there is no official announcement by NiP, but it is as good as confirmed.
Current Ninjas in Pyjamas Roster:
- Ace – Position 1/Carry
- Fata – Position 2/Mid
- 33 – Position 3/Offlane
- Saksa – Position 4/Support
- ppd – Position 5/Support