Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Europe Rank #11 have announced the addition of Yaroslav " Jady " Nikolaev alongside the departure of Saif " Sayf " Jibraeel and Niels " luckeRRR " Jasiek, confirming an earlier report by neL of 1pv.
Jady previously played for PartyPlayers PartyPlayers Inactive , FishkaVTom FishkaVTom Inactive , and most recently HSDIRR HSDIRR Europe Rank #12 , with whom he won a streak of European events and qualified for the last play-in stage of First Strike, where the team fell to L'institut L'institut Inactive in the round of 16. Incidentally, NiP exited First Strike in the same round of the same bracket after losing to Purple Cobras Purple Cobras Inactive in a surprise upset.
The announcement also indicated Sayf had been benched previously due to "differences in the long-term vision of the project." Sayf's departure also comes with confirmation that he has been sold to another team, giving credence to a report of his return to Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #5 .
Despite consistent performances and frequent roster shakeups, the team has yet to make a top-two appearance at a major European event.