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It’s been a bit more than a year since Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) had a Dota 2 team. The last time the European organization was seen competing for a Dota 2 title was in June 2017 when they decided to close operations after a fairly long trail of sub-par results.

NiP adventured in Dota 2 for the first time back in 2015 when they signed the full Swedish roster LAJONS lead by Simon “Handsken” Haag and carried in battle by Adrian “Era” Kryeziu. Despite a decent start, the roster from back then didn’t make it to TI5 and by the end of November of the same year, NiP decided to shut down the Dota 2 division. In January 2017 Era and NiP made a second attempt at conquering the European region, but the results were once again underwhelming and the organization decided to disband the team even before the TI6 qualifiers.

They never made a comeback until now, when despite not officially announcing anything,  it was revealed over the Majors registration website that NiP is making their third attempt in the Dota 2 field when Peter “ppd” Dager and a few of his new teammates registered under the Ninjas in Pyjamas tag.



Ninjas in Pyjamas roster from position 1 to 5:

 – Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
 – Adrian “Fata” Trinks
 – Neta “33” Shapira
 – Martin “Saksa” Sazdov
 – Peter “ppd” Dager

PPD’s stack was known until last night as Shangri-La, team tag used when they were announced as one of the four teams invited in the European closed regional qualifiers for the Kuala Lumpur Major.


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