Almost half year ago we picked up our DotA2 team. The ambition was to explore the scene and bring one of the largest MOBAs to Ninjas in Pyjamas. The team performed well during their first couple of months here at NiP, showing great progress and results. As time passed the lineup saw two roster changes which led to a decline in performance. The recent results have unfortunately been below our high expectations, which have led to a full evaluation of the DotA2 team.
Last week we announced our entry to Legends EU LCS, bringing the world’s most popular MOBA back to Ninjas in Pyjamas. The combination of weak performance in DotA2 and our newly established League of Legends division has led us to the following decision: We are releasing our DotA2 team with immediate effect. It is time for us to fully focus our resources on bringing the CS:GO team back to glory, while establishing ourselves within the League of Legends scene with a long term presence in a more stable environment. We feel this prioritization is necessary from an organizational perspective to fully focus on delivering the results which are expected of us from all our fans and partners around the world.
We sincerely thank the DotA2 players for their time here at Ninjas in Pyjamas and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. The recent journey within DotA2 has taught us a lot, and we might see a return to the scene in the future. For now, we will concentrate all our focus and efforts around our CS:GO, League of Legends and Overwatch teams as we continue building one of the world’s largest esport organizations.