Ninjas in Pyjamas have been marked dead in ESEA Invite, meaning that they have forfeited their remaining matches in the league.
The Swedish team were sitting in sixth place in the European league, with just two victories from six matches, and qualification for the LAN finals seemed like a herculean task for Richard “Xizt” Landström’s men.
ESEA’s website now shows NiP’s record as being 2-14, which means that the ESL One Cologne champions have surprisingly pulled out of the online league.
NiP have not yet commented on the decision, but it is believed that the Swedish giants have opted to focus on the other online competitions in which they are currently taking part, Hitbox Arena Championship 3, FACEIT League and SLTV StarSeries XI.
The Swedish side also have a busy schedule ahead of them as they will attend DreamHack Stockholm and the ESWC finals in the coming weeks.