Ninjas In Pyjamas served as Saahil Universe Arora’s home for quite some time. The veteran DOTA 2 player now finds himself parting ways with the organization; he looks to find a new home for his DOTA 2 career. Being one of the few that have reached the top and won the largest event of DOTA 2, The International, his skill will inevitably find another banner.

Due to the situation with COVID-19 and the consequent move to the regional competition, we are forced to restructure our line-up in DotA2 to ensure continued practise and competition. Therefore, we have to make the tough decision of releasing Saahil “UNIVERSE” Arora from the roster.

A fundamental part of our DotA 2 strategy; it is to build towards a core of players that can last way beyond the short term TI cycles. We’re getting closer to that goal. But, we still have some ways to go in terms of finding exactly what works for us; and what we are trying to achieve.

It is yet unsure of the player as Universe himself has not yet directly commented on his leaving and future. Time shall show what future holds for the player.

Reasonable changes:

Ninjas In Pyjamas commented on Universe’s leaving as a strict strategic roster change. Hence, in no way was it due to a hypothetical blunder or any false move from Universe. The player remains a skilled veteran of the game; the change would only show a revision of the Ninjas In Pyjamas Dota 2 roster.

The prevailing situation in competitive DotA forces us all to reevaluate how to run a team; it requires a more regionalized approach for the foreseeable future. Saahil has been a loyal and solid player for NiP. Any team would be lucky to host his commitment to the grind. Good luck, Saahil. It’s been a pleasure to have you with us.

The COO of NIP also commented on what the future holds for the organization’s DOTA 2 roster team. He talks about newer implementations how the team would further be experimented with; for an increase in the performance in the DOTA 2 esports scene.

“We’ll keep searching for the right lineup, with the right combination of hunger, skill and winner mentality, while further applying our own vision of performance culture to it. DotA2 is a game and community we believe a lot in, and we’re excited to see what the future brings, with all the potential changes coming.” – Jonas Gundersen, COO of Ninjas In Pyjamas.

For more on Ninjas In Pyjamas, visit their official website.