Ex-NiP owners face legal troubles
The former owners of Ninjas in Pyjamas, including Emil "HeatoN" Christensen, will face trial over accounting violations, Aftonbladet Esport has revealed.
All three former owners of Ninjas in Pyjamas, including Emil "HeatoN" Christensen, are to stand trial after failing to deliver a financial statement to an auditor, who reported the case to the authorities.
Stockholm E-Sport Produktion AB was the company responsible for NiP's everyday operations and it allegedly failed to pay employment tax on the players' salaries.
Before filing for bankruptcy, Stockholm E-Sport Produktion AB transfered the team to a newly-created company called Ninjas in Pyjamas Gaming AB, which is majority-owned by Diglife.
HeatoN rejects the allegations
In case of a conviction, the accused face fines and a possible jail term that could reach six years if the crime is deemed severe.
Questioned by the police, HeatoN stated that it was one of the other owners who was responsible for managing the company's finances and that he merely acted in good faith.
"This happened a long time ago and the operations with Ninjas in Pyjamas won’t be affected," he told Aftonbladet Esport.