Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) have added Russian carry player Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin and Brazilian offlaner Rodrigo “Lelis” Santos, as Malthe “Biver” Winther has left the roster.
This marks the third roster change for NiP in just a little over a month following disappointing results in the season so far. They replaced Oliver “Skiter” Lepko with Jason “TANNER” Weedon last December 23 and released Nico “Gunnar” Lopez on January 21.
After starting the season with an unsuccessful stint with Winstrike Team, Daxak will now be NiP’s new position 1 carry player.
Meanwhile, Lelis will take over the offlaner role from Saahil “Universe” Arora, who will now be the team’s position 4 support player. The Brazilian player was without a team since November last year, but he had an impressive showing as a stand-in for Beastcoast during the Leipzig Major, helping them to a Top 8 finish.
NiP’s new roster will return to competition in the European region for the third Major cycle of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season after moving to North America for the second Major cycle.
NiP will debut their new roster in the qualifiers of the ESL One Los Angeles Major 2020, which is slated for February 9-14.