Ninjas in Pyjamas leaves Europe for Brazil
The organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced the launch of a Valorant team in Brazil. An announcement that almost hides another one: NiP is abandoning Europe.
In an official statement, Ninjas in Pyjamas explains that it has had great success in Brazil with its Rainbow Six Siege team. This success was enough to make the decision to open a facility in South America to explore new opportunities with professional FPS teams.
Jonas Gundersen, COO of Ninjas in Pyjamas explains that the decision was made after many discussions with Riot Games and the LATAM community. He believes that the Brazilian talent for FPS is impossible to ignore and that he intends to forge new world champions there, especially on Valorant.
Brazil has been doing very well in FPS games for a while now, especially in Valorant. While they have yet to shine on the international stage of Riot Games', they are, however, world champions on Rainbow Six Siege.
But the direct consequence of this relocation is the withdrawal of Ninjas in Pyjamas from the European scene of Valorant. The team's players are invited to explore now opportunities.
Ninjas in Pyjamas was one of the first organisations to launch a Valorant team in Europe, when many others were still hesitant. However, the team has experienced many complex situations. It has undergone the most roster changes (not to mention complete turnovers) and has never really made it to the top. For a long time, Ninjas in Pyjamas was the strongest organisation of all the amateurs, but not strong enough to win any tournament.
The European Ninjas will make their last stand at the Red Bull Home Ground 2 from 4th to 8th November.