We’re happy to announce that as of today, Ninjas in Pyjamas ventures into a new branch of esports, namely Blizzard’s hugely successful game Overwatch.
It’s no secret that Overwatch, Blizzard’s new behemoth of an esports title, has taken the world by storm with it’s fast paced action and team based gameplay. We at Ninjas in Pyjamas have been involved in Counter-Strike since the beginning, but have not been afraid to break new grounds in other games such as League of Legends and DotA2. Now it’s time for a new chapter in NiP history as we welcome Lauri “mafu” Rasi, Kalle “hymzi” Honkala, Antti “kyynel” Kinnunen, Joonas “zappis” Alakurtti, Joona “fragi” Laine and Joni “seita” Paavola to the NiP family to complete our Overwatch roster.
Lauri “mafu” Rasi says:
On behalf of the whole team, which used to be called SG-1, I want to thank NiP for this huge opportunity. We couldn’t dream for a better organization to back us up on our jorney to be the best Overwatch team in the world.
As we see it, Overwatch has a huge potential as an esport with it’s player base of over 10 million and tournaments which have attracted hundreds of teams to attend and tens of thousands of spectators. We are very excited to be a part of it from the very start.
The majority of the team has a long history together. Mafu, hymzi, kyynel and zappis have known each other and played the same games for nearly a decade now, starting from the release of Team Fortress 2. With the addition of Seita and Fragi, who are most recently known for being a part of the legendary World of Warcraft guild Paragon, the roster is complete.
NiP has and will always be about being at the top and the signing of this Overwatch team is no exception.
Hicham Chahine, CEO of NiP, says the following:
We have over the past eight months been focusing on developing the organizational aspect of Ninjas in Pyjamas in order to be properly set for further growth, which includes expansion across multiple game titles. We are therefore pleased to announce our entry into an exciting new game with a very interesting team of highly skilled individuals from the Nordic region. The Ninjas in Pyjamas legacy is about being at the top of every game we compete in and there is no exception as we enter into Overwatch: Our goal is become a top team during 2016. Together we will be writing a new chapter in the history of Ninjas in Pyjamas. We are excited!
To stay up to date with our newly formed Overwatch team, take a look at their social pages as well as updates right here on NiP.gl.
https://twitter.com/hymzi – hymzi
https://twitter.com/thezappis – zappis
https://twitter.com/mafu_ow – mafu
https://twitter.com/seita_ow – seita
https://twitter.com/kyynel_ow – kyynel
https://twitter.com/fragiow – fragi