Former Team Empire and HellRaisers manager Dmitry “Korb3n” Belov said that the management of Ninjas in Pajamas kicked Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev from the Dota 2 squad without discussion with other players. According to Belov, the club also replaced the team manager. Now, Allen “Bonkers” Cook – previously represented OG Seed, will work with the roster.
“NiP management removed Sonneiko and the team manager from their squad. The players were not even asked about this. The new manager of the team is Bonkers, who was also the manager of OG.Seed. Accordingly, on the captain’s slot, I’m waiting for Peksu. But that’s not at all accurate. ”
SoNNeikO announced his departure from Ninjas in Pajamas on July 7. The player did not reveal the reasons for this decision, and the club did not publish the official announcement of replacements in the roster. Earlier, commentator Vitaly “v1lat” Volochay also said that Butaev’s departure from the team was initiated by NiP management.
In early June, OG announced that they are parting ways with OG.Seed. Captained by Peta “Peksu” Vaatainen. On July 6, the roster announced that they will not be playing together, while Vaatainen takes a break from competitive Dota 2.