European powerhouse Ninjas in Pyjamas has made some roster changes to reach its goals after a six-month-long period full of disappointments. The Sweden-based organization has parted ways with 23-year-old luckeRRR and Raze player Sayf, and added Jady to its VALORANT squad.
Jonas Gundersen, Chief Operating Officer of NiP, shared his thoughts for next year after adding 17-year-old player Jady.
“We know it’s been turbulent, but we’ve accepted that a new game like VALORANT needs an agile mindset to build the most coherent roster and to find a group of people who mold perfectly together, while having the potential to win big trophies.” Gundersen said. “It’s been trial and error, but we can honestly say that we’ve evolved a lot and improved with every change we’ve made. The road to success isn’t always straight, but I am very happy with where we are now.”
Jady will join his fellow Russian Egor “chiwawa” Stepanyuk and will replace Sayf who was benched earlier this fall due to “differences in the long-term vision of the project and has been sold to another team.” The official details are yet to be revealed, but rumors say that Sayf is going to move to Guild Esports. Jady is one of the bright young talents in VALORANT. He has played FishkaVTom and HSDIRR previously and achieved an average of 1.36 K/D alongside 146.9 ADR.
On the other hand, luckeRRR was part of the team since June when VALORANT was launched officially, however, NiP couldn’t find much success in this period. Despite competing in every big tournament, the German player and his friends weren’t able to beat European giants. After the announcement, luckeRRR sent out a tweet from his personal account saying, “I want to thank you NiP for the opportunity they gave me.”.
Ninjas in Pyjamas’ VALORANT roster hasn’t yet been completed as they’re searching for a fifth player.