Farewell dev1ce – Thank you, Nicolai
Dear NIP Fans,
Today we say farewell to dev1ce as he returns to professional play for Astralis.
When a player is out, for any reason, the right thing to do for the individual is to provide a safe space for recovery — a place which has a short pathway back to the team, but is a long distance from the public eye. Confidentiality and trust holds a position above all else.
Our players and surrounding staff have been fantastic at maintaining stability and performing well during this recent high pressure period of uncertainty. We’ve tested the benefits of committing to a more flexible roster philosophy; and see results in the form of breaking in academy players to the main team, winning multiple titles, and progressing and improving both on and off the server.
The journey forward will continue without Nicolai, but we are grateful for his part in our 20-year NIP legacy and the memories he helped to create. We wish him the best of luck back home in Denmark, in more familiar surroundings.
Thank you all for cheering us through the stormy waters. See you on solid ground in Rio for the Major, as our quest for glory continues!
All of us at Ninjas in Pyjamas