Ninjas in Pyjamas double down on the Battle Royale esports train, signing a Fortnite roster in addition to their PUBG squad formed in October 2017.
The team consists of two duos coming from Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium (Cringe + Yung / Goofy + Xited), giving the flexibility to compete in both duo and quad mode tournaments.
NiP new Fortnite roster:
- Anastasios "Yung" Timpanidis
- Dean "Cringe" Lawrence
- Patrik "Xited" Heiberg
- Max "Goofy" Rosenlind
Hicham Chahine, CEO of NiP, shared his eagerness to finally join the Fornite scene:
We have been on the sideline observing the phenomenon of Fortnite, eager to enter the scene. As it is still early days, we have been doing some work in understanding the scene and how to get involved the best way possible. The signing of four talented European players and helping them grow, is our first step in what is hopefully going to be a fun endeavor!
The most popular Battle Royale game in the world right now, Fortnite is going in hard into forming its own esport scene. Dedicating $100 million to tournament prize pools in the first year of its competitive play, Epic Games are sending a message that they mean business. Despite Epic’s approach regarding third-party events causing a controversy recently, a scene this rich has already attracted major esports organizations like Team Liquid, Cloud9, 100 Thieves and more, with Virtus.pro being the most recent addition.