Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas China Unranked have moved operations to China and signed Liu "Spring" Jiunting (刘俊霆), Yang "Eren" Zhengwei (杨曾威), Bryce "bryce" Lee, Wong "JayH" Jia Heng, and "YRSelect" .
Spring and Eren come from the former Shenzhen NTER Shenzhen NTER China Rank #8 roster, a Chinese team whose success can be chalked up to multiple FGC Invitational top 8 finishes. NTER's recent games were at the VCT CN: Champions Prelims, where they fought to get a Top 6 placement via Swiss Groups. However, their run to qualify for Champions ended as quickly as it began, as NTER were immediately eliminated, thus ending their year.
As NIP is a mixed roster, it also features two Singaporean representatives, JayH and Bryce. JayH was recently a part of BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 , the squad that earned a spot in the Pacific partnership for 2024 and 2025. Soon after Ascension, JayH decided to leave and seek opportunities elsewhere, with rumors at Global Esports Global Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #41 . Bryce, a former member of Kizuna Esports Kizuna Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #14 , found scarce success as his most recent outing had him and his team place third in VCT MY/SG Challengers: Split 2, barely missing out on Ascension.
YRSelect and head coach Chong "Fayde" Hoc Wah have been acquainted since 2021, under the Griffin E-Sports Griffin E-Sports Inactive banner, whose best appearance was a top 10 finish at APAC Last Chance Qualifier 2021. After coming second at the VCT TW/HK Challengers: Split 1, the core of the Griffin squad became JiJieHao JiJieHao China Rank #14 — but JJH found minimal success as they didn't qualify for VCT CN: Prelims.
Ninjas in Pyjamas will make their debut in 2024.