NiP CEO steps down

MIRAA
November 8th, 2015 20:18

Ninjas in Pyjamas have announced that Per Lilliefelth has stepped down as CEO of the company with immediate effect.

Xtrfy CEO Patric Jönsson has taken over as interim chief of NiP, with Hicham Chahine, who is the founder and CEO of Diglife, the majority owner of the organisation, due to take the reins of the Ninjas during the first half of 2016.

Lilliefelth had been under extreme pressure after a report from Breitbart's Richard Lewis revealed that NiP's players were owed thousands of dollars in prize money and outstanding salaries.


Per Lilliefelth leaves NiP (Photo courtesy of DreamHack

In a statement, NiP said that the article drew "incorrect conclusions" and was "based on misinformation", advising the author of the report "to do his research properly before releasing such claims towards any individual or organisation in the future." 

But in today's press release, the Swedish organisation admit that "some of the criticism and accusations pointed towards him [Lilliefelth] are true but far from all of them."

"As CEO of a company Per is the individual ultimately responsible for the business, and since he is a pragmatic person he accept responsibility for the mistakes that have been made," NiP stated.

"As a result of the recent challenging period we have decided to execute the changes earlier than initially planned.

"It is time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future.

"The business and industry has changed, it is time to take it to the next level."

Putting their Counter-Strike team back on track will be the main focus of the new NiP management, amid rumours that the players could go their separate ways once the contracts with the organisation expire, at the end of the year.

expected nip rip @ 1-1-2016
2015-11-08 20:19
Not RiP NiP, just this asshole leaving after all the issues.
2015-11-08 20:22
#112
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Turkey Mustafa- 
expected with allu
2015-11-08 20:48
Nuck FiP!
2015-11-08 20:52
BOT ALLU?
2015-11-09 14:50
well i sure hope its gonna be rip nip too. such a great name in csgo and 1.6 alike and now after lewis' report they really are down in the dumpser not only ingame but also outside the game.
2015-11-08 20:58
an article that states "It is time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future. "The business and industry has changed, it is time to take it to the next level." idk where you get RiP NiP from since they are pretty much thinking of growing further and not stopping.
2015-11-10 09:14
scum. Hope he lives a regretful and ashamed life. Fuck the guy.
2015-11-08 20:22
hltv has a good community
2015-11-08 20:36
You're missing the Kappa :)
2015-11-08 20:41
americans understand sarcasm? Kappa
2015-11-08 21:07
you have to put /s for them to partially understand it.
2015-11-09 11:06
why are you hating on cloud9
2015-11-09 00:05
#41
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Brazil isaaccarneiro 
rip nip =( GTR & forest good luck <3
2015-11-08 20:22
Rip the pImp from nip always getting that lgb female pussy
2015-11-08 20:43
Key members will leave once the contracts expire LMAO
2015-11-19 11:30
#3
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Australia Raychippy 
First Edit: Rip the dream :(((((((
2015-11-08 20:19
kek
2015-11-08 20:18
gg
2015-11-08 20:18
#7
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Germany DomenicToretto 
gg
2015-11-08 20:18
#8
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Expected
2015-11-08 20:19
#9
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Bulgaria _Jonathan_e 
gg
2015-11-08 20:20
ok
2015-11-08 20:18
#11
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
RiP NiP
2015-11-08 20:19
#12
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Germany Bennime 
lol rip nip and rip money
2015-11-08 20:19
nice one
2015-11-08 20:19
rip
2015-11-08 20:19
he is going to jail
2015-11-08 20:19
bye
2015-11-08 20:19
#17
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France Kairos1g 
RIP
2015-11-08 20:19
n1
2015-11-08 20:19
"stepped down"
2015-11-08 20:19
#21
fer | 
Brazil m4th 
expected
2015-11-08 20:19
Rip Nip
2015-11-08 20:19
The beginning of the end
2015-11-08 20:19
[*]
2015-11-08 20:19
lmafo its excpected nip either disband or roster change
2015-11-08 20:19
#26
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Netherlands SharpS 
RIP NIP ORG
2015-11-08 20:19
nt god allu
2015-11-08 20:20
#29
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
NiP such scum. Pita stole money from disaster donations.
2015-11-08 20:20
and Per not paying sticker prize money to the players because they didnt stream enough.
2015-11-08 20:22
#46
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Czech Republic GDom 
lol however, i still like pita :D
2015-11-08 20:23
#75
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
well, i hope people steal from you too :D
2015-11-08 20:33
#88
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Czech Republic GDom 
well, but pita is love pita is life :D
2015-11-08 20:37
gg
2015-11-08 20:21
can I be a NIP CEO? pls
2015-11-08 20:21
Me too:( plis
2015-11-08 22:36
rip
2015-11-08 20:21
BLEWHIS WAS RIGHT
2015-11-08 20:22
rekt
2015-11-08 20:22
nip+fnatc inc
2015-11-08 20:22
nip orga is such a scum and full of shit, never liked them
2015-11-08 20:22
fucking scammers org, disband pls
2015-11-08 20:23
gg
2015-11-08 20:23
#47
Sweden fued 
rekted
2015-11-08 20:23
gg rip expected allu CEO and +hunden
2015-11-08 20:23
#56
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Netherlands norchaa 
+123
2015-11-08 20:25
i dont care
2015-11-08 20:23
#52
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
rip
2015-11-08 20:24
#53
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Poland zetq 
rip
2015-11-08 20:24
:()
2015-11-08 20:24
What he do?
2015-11-08 20:25
#58
United Kingdom Dird 
why no link to the article?
2015-11-08 20:26
We linked the previous time it was mentioned. Will add it now
2015-11-08 20:30
Looking back at the news it seems the initial was never posted here? found the article off his twitter anyways
2015-11-08 20:46
2015-11-08 20:48
ah I remember reading it now, just didn't click the link
2015-11-08 20:50
He's an asshole anyway
2015-11-08 20:26
this haha
2015-11-08 20:53
#60
Poland miiR 
Finally..
2015-11-08 20:27
AND HERE COMES THE DISBAND
2015-11-08 20:28
Noops
2015-11-08 20:28
who?
2015-11-08 20:28
Like LDLC RiP NiP...
2015-11-08 20:28
GO4LILLIE
2015-11-08 20:29
#68
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Sweden Donger89 
poor players
2015-11-08 20:30
And so it begins.. [*]
2015-11-08 20:31
ninja in boxers incoming ,budget constraints
2015-11-08 20:32
More like Ninjas in Bikinis. That would be quite something.
2015-11-08 20:34
Do u really want to see friberg in bikini? I guess u have some bigger problems dude.
2015-11-09 08:27
#255
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Finland Kunumesh 
Oh, I see a first worlder.
2015-11-09 09:08
-nip -friberg -allu +sk gaming +dennis +maikelele
2015-11-08 20:32
I don't see a reason why Maikel and Dennis would leave G2 at this moment.
2015-11-09 15:43
#73
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Germany Dayjay 
rip nip
2015-11-08 20:33
#74
Tunisia edgg 
so basically > Richard Lewis says NiP isn't paying their players > NiP states everything is alright and everyone is happy, forcing friberg to say the same > NiP kicks its CEO for the "mistakes" he has done RLewis is right once again
2015-11-08 20:33
missed the part where NiP steps down from IEM San Jose, cos "they are tired", or whatever
2015-11-08 20:43
#162
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Germany ezpzlmnsqz 
+1
2015-11-08 21:16
#77
Snax | 
Germany kLAbu$ztA 
R.Lewis is having a decent fap right now :)
2015-11-08 20:34
haha so true
2015-11-08 20:45
2015-11-08 20:35
org prob pressured him into doing it.
2015-11-08 20:53
expected
2015-11-08 20:35
n1 finally
2015-11-08 20:35
#84
Germany Labi 
It's going down.
2015-11-08 20:36
expected news
2015-11-08 20:37
expected. and rlewis right again, who would have thought?
2015-11-08 20:37
#91
Norway exzu 
now -allu -friberg and/or get GeT_RiGhT into a good team
2015-11-08 20:37
is nip deadeded?
2015-11-08 20:37
They were never alive in the past few months Inb4 mad fanboys saying they reached semifinal in the last major
2015-11-09 00:25
i feel like that was nip's last breath rip in nip
2015-11-09 00:44
#93
Estonia 2026 
NiP should just fucking disappear for good, legendary name and fucking pathetic shits on there.
2015-11-08 20:39
CEO ? Never heard of this player. Is he good ?
2015-11-08 20:40
CEO good but not best (JW best)
2015-11-08 20:44
ceo gonna rekt them all
2015-11-08 20:51
#287
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Portugal ricardo990 
CEO = NEO brother
2015-11-09 20:35
Expected. get rekt per lillieFILTH
2015-11-08 20:40
:O
2015-11-08 20:55
lol rip
2015-11-08 20:41
xD
2015-11-08 20:42
:((((((((
2015-11-08 20:44
RIP
2015-11-08 20:44
#103
Spain fd` 
BOT allu
2015-11-08 20:44
Richard Lewis boys ..... Now that i heard what he said, everything that'll unfold will be so funny
2015-11-08 20:45
he was caught cheating!
2015-11-08 20:46
#113
HUNDEN | 
China ene1nz 
R. Lewis strikes again.
2015-11-08 20:49
RIP NIP?
2015-11-08 20:49
2015-11-08 20:50
NIP can revive if they kick Allu
2015-11-08 20:53
So are they going to pay the players what they are owed or what? Also, RLewis saving esport one article at a time.
2015-11-08 20:53
lol later fag
2015-11-08 20:54
#129
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
hahahahahahahahahahah all good in nip, nothing to see, move along ppl
2015-11-08 20:55
when saw the post on FB "Changes in NiP" thought they finally made a roster change :<
2015-11-08 20:55
So do we blame him for NiP csgo losing a ton of games? kek
2015-11-08 20:56
#133
Sweden BBW 
...No? Who said we did? Swear to god you fucktards logic sometimes.
2015-11-08 20:57
xDDD it's memes brotha. Can't you read the sarcasm? xD
2015-11-08 23:07
Semmler was talking about this few days ago on his stream (and he has his inside legit info), he told that NiP players will mostly split up at the end of the year.
2015-11-08 20:56
#136
Sweden BBW 
OH WOW NO WAY you need semmler + some legit inside info to tell this incredible thing? WOOOW..
2015-11-08 20:57
Most likely xitz + f0rest + gtr will stay and friberg and allu will leave.
2015-11-08 21:01
WOW SEMMLER WITH GROUNDBREAKING NEWS RLEWIS IS DUMB FAT RETARD RIGHT :)))))))
2015-11-08 21:29
whaaat??? are you ok? do I need to call an ambulance?
2015-11-08 23:05
rip
2015-11-08 20:57
Ayy you clearly fucked up.
2015-11-08 20:57
NiP becoming a joke inside CS and outside CS.
2015-11-08 20:58
RiP NiP
2015-11-08 20:59
#142
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Norway Barter6 
Did it ever occur to you that a lot of the stuff Richard Lewis said was bullshit and Per actually stepped down due to the bad publicity side of things? As any good CEO should do when "scandals" like this happen. It's politics. Oh, and I guess both Friberg and Maikelele (??) got paid for saying they all got their salaries and prize money? I know, I know. nt Per.
2015-11-08 20:59
rofl
2015-11-08 21:27
Did it ever ocur to you that you're a clueless deluded fanfaggot? I don't even like the guy but I have been in the scene before you little clueless kids came along and R.Lewis is actually someone who gives a fuck about the scene and it's such a fucking shame to see people like you (idiots) shit on him completely If it wasn't for him there would be so many shady things going on throughout the history of cs (cheating scandals, org scandals, THROWING) you name it which he has shed light onto and gotten a bad name just so he can help the scene from being completely rekt in the hand of crooks like per and nip org and all you know how to do is call him a bullshitter lmao... You're probably the same kind of people who turn a blind eye when the government are bending you over and fucking you up the ass Go and watch his episode of by the numbers the most recent one and you will see how much info he has. He has been close with the players forever and isn't just someone out to screw people you little kid.
2015-11-09 01:03
#241
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Norway Barter6 
Wow. A lot of personal attacks going on here. I never once said anything bad towards other shit R.Lewis has done for the scene, but I feel like in this particular case it was exaggerated, which also seems right considering friberg went public saying they did indeed get paid all the money as well Maikelele saying on stream he also received everything. Might this only have been going on before Maikelele had anything to do with NiP and not after? Maybe, I don't know. One thing is certain though, Maikelele has nothing to gain from lying so you can't use the "paid off" card against that statement. I'm all for good journalism and covering cases like this, however, as I said, it doesn't seem as reliable as I would like it to seeing as the players doesn't back him on it. Oh, and I did watch the by the numbers episode. You know, not everything journalists say is true? Often quite the contrary...kid.
2015-11-09 02:06
So because maikelele said it it must be true, do we know what sort of position he is under? do you think even if he did know it is his job to come out and say it? Also how do you know mailelele has been paid which could be another reason why he is saying it as he was part of the squad at MLG time... And fribergs tweet lmao...richard lewis literally said on his show (before the tweet) I bet someone like adam or another player will come out and confirm that everything is fine and then 20minutes later friberg tweets. Do you really think a player is going to come out and complain when they are owed money? use your head properly for once, this isn't some fairytale world where everyone is out to help eachother, esports is a cash cow and everyone is in it to squeeze out as much money as they can so it is very naive for you to think that someone like per is a "good ceo" I strongly suggest you watch that episode of by the numbers with thorin and rlewis if you want to know the full scoop instead of assuming things. Bottom line is RLewis is credible and always has been despite people always trying to call him a bullshitter because they have no clue at all.
2015-11-09 02:48
#247
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Norway Barter6 
No, but what would Maikelele have to gain on lying? He got asked on stream a couple of days ago "I always received my money so I don't know what it's about". So the other scenario here would in my eyes be this happened before the Maikelele era and somehow NiP got friberg on board to lie in order for him to get his money. Could very well be. As I said, I don't know. All I'm saying is that a lot more sources has come out saying it is not true (at least publicly) than the other way around, so why would I only trust what R.Lewis says about the case? I know a lot of orgs do fishy shit and abuse players in esports because it's bad contracts, players are naive and so on. That's why I'm all for a players union. I didn't mean Per was a good CEO in general (because I'm not inside the NiP org so I wouldn't know) but I do still think it is a good decision of a CEO to step down when you have had this bad publicity in order to save what's left of the NiP brand (regardless if what R.Lewis is saying is true or not. Do you follow?) As I already said; I have watched it
2015-11-09 03:08
Lol...jesus christ, what would he gain? maybe the money he is owed? This has been going on for a long time and of course other "sources" are going to come out to try and discredit him and say it's not true lmao. How else do you think big businesses operate? by telling the truth? Yeah of course he steps down just like most ceo's when shit hits the fan, why would lewis lie? he has even more info which he said he's going to release and I don't see ANY reason why he would lie at all seeing as he is friends with the players so it makes no sense at all for him to come out with such elaborate bullshit. If you did actually watch the show I'm not sure how you can come to the conclusion that what rlewis has said is bullshit...just seems like you're quick to believe what some org is saying to save face instead of using common sense and being pretty certain that someone with a track record like lewis probably isn't lying. Fact is he backs his words up, he said once the contracts are up more info will come out from the players and himself...He has 0 reason to lie or make up bullshit
2015-11-09 06:32
#274
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Norway Barter6 
I guess we'll wait and see until they are out of their contracts. Either way, I am always critical to what journalists write, as should everyone be. Often they get served one side of the story and you know.. often it's angled into getting more views and publicity. However, if it is true, all respect to Richard Lewis for putting himself under the bus to reveal shit like that. Oh, and the next time you want to reply to a comment starting the sentence with calling me a "deluded fanfaggot" and then implying I am new in the scene; think twice. It's people like you who discuss like that who fucks this site up.
2015-11-09 15:46
#242
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Norway Barter6 
And to just point it out; I've been following competitive CS and this site since about 06 and I've seen a lot of the scandals that happened. Nor am I a fanboy of neither NiP or Per. Actually I like fnatic, so that just feels a bit wrong.
2015-11-09 02:24
If Richard Lewis wasn't so useful for this community, we probably would still be in the pre-KQLY era.. God bless!
2015-11-08 20:59
Lmao all nip fangays that said that RLwas wronk. No pls RL stronk.
2015-11-08 21:00
ahaha yeah nip fancucks trying to discredit him as usual, more rekt is still to come
2015-11-09 02:49
-1
2015-11-08 21:00
rip nip [*]
2015-11-08 21:02
no more nip fangirls <3
2015-11-08 21:05
Fiskoo come back please
2015-11-08 21:05
#151
sodaH | 
United States HLTVGOD 
rip nip [*] rip allu [*]
2015-11-08 21:05
nip to sk lel kek
2015-11-08 21:10
rip nip
2015-11-08 21:11
based god RLEWIS
2015-11-08 21:12
Jesus NiP:s communication is fucking sectarian: "...since he is a pragmatic person..." Just one example, the press release that was linked to from the Breitbart article as well as the response to it contains similar language. It's borderline scary.
2015-11-08 21:13
oh, this is why they aren't motivated to win, because the ceo takes all the moneys..
2015-11-08 21:14
gotta love RLewis man, thanks bro, cleaning scene and fighting for players... he should be head of player union.
2015-11-08 21:16
why..? what did he do..?
2015-11-08 21:37
2015-11-08 22:20
thanks man, I haven't heard about this...
2015-11-08 23:07
shots fired, thorin calling natu a liar, wonder what natu thinks about that.
2015-11-08 23:20
click on the link about the report... he wrote it
2015-11-08 22:53
rip
2015-11-08 21:20
Runnin away with god knows how much money :-) fuck you nip ;-)
2015-11-08 21:25
so they will disband?
2015-11-08 21:27
end of year my friend
2015-11-08 22:55
expected
2015-11-08 21:30
everything is allu's fault tbh i bet he lured per into a sauna and put mind-control drugs in his mämmi
2015-11-08 21:30
I think you swedes can only blame yourself for this one. Tho, haters gonna hate.
2015-11-08 21:37
Hey man dont eat too much mämmi i heard some people put drugs in them
2015-11-08 21:49
Thanks for the warning! You should avoid swedish organizations, I heard CEOs steal money from the workers
2015-11-08 22:28
no government steal money for refugees
2015-11-09 09:31
#178
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Canada Lizzie 
rip nip
2015-11-08 21:34
rip
2015-11-08 21:39
Even NiP's CEO couldn't handle bot allu
2015-11-08 21:42
but he can handle your mom insteed
2015-11-08 21:47
ROFL SO MAD
2015-11-08 21:57
Such a bot comment
2015-11-08 22:26
#183
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Sweden Trojka03 
"RL is a liar, and is misinformed, everything he has said is wrong." NiP fires CEO, "OK, something's RL said about the CEO are true, the rest are lies, promise" -NiP Logic.
2015-11-08 21:43
#246
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Finland NUCL3AR 
lool
2015-11-09 02:51
hahaha
2015-11-09 19:50
rop
2015-11-08 21:48
when the shit hits the fan ......
2015-11-08 22:00
Rip ??? Well.. to everyone saying Rip.. Legends never dies L2p .
2015-11-08 22:05
#192
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Europe BladeeCity 
tldr?
2015-11-08 22:08
I wonder if the bs with the money keeps going like for the last 3 years, or if it stops here.
2015-11-08 22:08
well this explains why nip has been underperforming since last year
2015-11-08 22:09
Thanks R.Lewis, cleaning up the scene so well
2015-11-08 22:25
That veasel is Boardmember in newly started LGB Esport Female AB, and Area08 AB together with Heaton and Hicham, And he is also Vice CEO in Xtrfy!
2015-11-08 22:33
Don't forget Copenhagen Wolves.
2015-11-09 18:34
This is the asshole who complained about Nip losing on twitter right
2015-11-08 22:38
It is
2015-11-09 15:00
#208
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Sweden godname 
rip nip 2015-2016
2015-11-08 22:39
Surprise surprise, just after the stink about him refusing to play NiP prize money/salaries.
2015-11-08 22:44
CEO was in a top team? i thought he was in some t5 team, guess i was wrong. gl for CEO in a new team
2015-11-08 22:49
#211
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Brazil Collee 
"Xtrfy CEO Patric Jönsson has taken over as interim chief of NiP" we can imagine the final top 20 by hltv this year, rofl
2015-11-08 22:49
"It is our primary duty to assure everything is in order at our company." Days later a CEO gets fired. Oh the irony...
2015-11-08 22:52
new roster pls
2015-11-08 22:54
nip to get paid get motivated and get 87-0
2015-11-08 22:55
R.Lewis was not so full of shit after all
2015-11-08 22:58
Funny how everyone is mad at this guy, but yet the NIP players are breaching their contracts by not streaming the amount of time that they signed up to do...plus NIP sucks dick for the last 2 years
2015-11-08 23:11
#268
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Europe skelteR 
would you stream if you do not receive the money you are owed?
2015-11-09 12:36
R lewis strikes again maybe he can blow the lid off this whole cheating thing next? pls richard
2015-11-08 23:29
#227
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Portugal XhAmeR 
new roster pls, GL
2015-11-08 23:48
#228
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
Bye bitch
2015-11-09 00:01
Bring back Maikelele as CEO
2015-11-09 00:09
I dont want to say he looks like a typical skandinavian crooked business man, but he does, him and Per Mårts should form a bank croocked busnes men, maybe invite couple other guys with similar facial features.
2015-11-09 01:08
#236
Estonia rYm 
fnatic.f0rest ?
2015-11-09 01:22
probably because nip is an embezzlement factory.
2015-11-09 01:22
#238
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United States tranmamba 
nip disband
2015-11-09 01:28
damage control boys woo
2015-11-09 03:29
Why isn't anyone mentioning contracts? They are most likely contracted to keep secrets within the organization which means any bad publicity about them is an offense againsy their superawersome signed contract. All good companies do this to limit loopholes, however, all of this came from R.Lewis, probably directly from an unknown NiP player just to bring their problems to the next level without getting big ass charges against them.
2015-11-09 03:38
R.LEWIS = PROPHET
2015-11-09 03:43
n1
2015-11-09 08:43
Good riddance HAIL RLEWIS
2015-11-09 09:29
maybe NiP will get paid now lol good joke
2015-11-09 09:40
rip
2015-11-09 10:14
"Mistakes have been made." Classic redirection and muddying of responsibility. He doesn't even accept "his" mistakes, just the "mistakes that have been made [presumably by some nebulous non-entity since no one wants to ACTUALLY take responsibility]."
2015-11-09 10:46
excepted end for nip,hope they can loot new team that makes them raise to high levels again
2015-11-09 12:05
#269
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
I've already expected this since NiP announce R. Lewis' report as a false report. Their statement is way too long and using too much hard sentences.
2015-11-09 12:38
I fucking love Richard Lewis right now
2015-11-09 15:56
rip
2015-11-09 18:36
I could see allu stepping down when the contract runs out. Question is though who would replace him? Doubt friberg is going anywhere. But of the 5 Friberg/Allu is the only ones I could see leaving. I highly doubt forest/getright/xizt split up.
2015-11-10 20:57
YP Allu inc
2015-11-11 05:21
LOL Yeah, its totally not true but I'm just going to step down anyway. This is like iBP denying throw claims then pulling out of x-games aspen.
2015-11-11 05:57
#300
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Netherlands SharpS 
expected
2015-11-12 19:52
sick banter m8
2015-12-06 03:02
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