NiP management cleared by report

The current NIP management has been cleared of any wrongdoing following the publication of an independent report into allegations made against the organisation and CEO Hicham Chahine.

The 12-page report by Ian Smith, a sports lawyer and Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), "does not find that the current management of NiP, including Hicham Chahine, was actively involved in any malicious activities around the allegations raised by former players and employees, including Fifflaren," according to a statement issued by the World Esports Association (WESA).

The investigation had been requested by WESA on August 21 following numerous claims of gross mismanagement in NIP, who had allegedly withheld prize money won by their CS:GO team in 2013 and mistreated staff members and players over the years.

The report confirms that the money owed to the players was never paid as Stockholm Esports Production AB, the entity that initially controlled NiP, went bankrupt in 2014, "leaving significant creditors unpaid, including the players." After that, Mr. Chahine came in as an investor, but, according to the report, he was not involved in the organisation's daily operations until early 2016, after he had become aware "of the scale of mismanagement" within the company.

"He [Mr. Chahine]. decided to reorganise the company and take a more active role in the management personally," the report explains.

"Over a relatively short period, all Former Management were removed from the company, both in terms of management and shareholding. New, high level private investors were found and a wholescale corporate restructure took place with new high level hiring. Hicham Chahine assumed the role of CEO, a new board was appointed and new procedures put in place."

With regards to complaints from other former players and staff members, the report acknowledges that some of those cases were handled "poorly" by NIP and says that new protocols have been put in place to prevent similar cases from happening in the future.

The report also says that NIP helped the 2013 CS:GO players to resolve their tax issues by contracting an audit firm to assist them and covering all the costs associated with the process, with a sum of SEK40,000 (approximately $4,100) being agreed with each player to help to cover these tax bills.

"The report further outlines that the new management under Hicham Chahine had to deal with issues arising from gross mismanagement of the previous management of NiP and did take appropriate action where necessary," a statement from WESA read.

"NiP´s current corporate governance structure is described as professional with strict procedures and protocols that ensure strong oversight by the Board of Directors.

"While some of the handling of these situations still caused issues for individuals, the overall picture shows that the intention of the current NiP management was always to resolve and improve the situation.

"Given the findings of the report WESA Commissioner Pietro Fringuelli concluded that the activities of Ninjas in Pyjamas and Hicham Chahine do not merit any formal consequences. Therefore, NiP will remain a full member of WESA and Hicham Chahine will continue to sit on the WESA Executive Board."

On their website, NIP issued a statement welcoming the findings of the report.

"We are happy to see that the hard work we have carried out since 2016 reconstructing NiP is acknowledged and outlined publicly in the report by Ian Smith," NIP said.

"The report also highlights the differences between old management before 2016, and new management after 2016. It is no secret that gross mismanagement occurred under previous management before 2016 at NiP, leading up to the sweeping management and ownership changes in 2016.

"The situation has caused tremendous stress for players, employees and partners, and it’s a relief to be able to stand up straight and say that we are good people. We are human beings with an immense passion for esports; capable of making mistakes but doing so from a place of pure intentions and righting our wrongs where we find them.

"As the extensive third-party investigation has concluded, and we have resolved all issues brought to our attention from the past; we are forever grateful for the support we have received throughout the history of NiP from dedicated fans and our industry colleagues. We are embarking on a new chapter of Ninjas in Pyjamas: With new investors and increased resources, welcoming new hires to strengthen the management team and organization, opening our new player training facilities to better support our players competitively, and increasing our investments into our brand and fans. "

#1
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Germany DigBoner
Gg
2019-09-05 02:05
41 replies
Surprised that Golden was still willing to stand in after all the rumors tbh
2019-09-05 02:08
35 replies
He is a nameless so he must use every little chance of playing on the top scene no matter what
2019-09-05 02:17
31 replies
he literally brought fnatic back from being worthless and helped them win multiple trophies
2019-09-05 02:20
30 replies
Who
2019-09-05 02:31
22 replies
yeah, that's about the response I expected from someone like you
2019-09-05 03:05
21 replies
Golden has his brief stint. That time is long gone. He’s maybe 50% compared to what he was. I won’t take anything way from his past, he surely did help Fnatic come back that’s for sure
2019-09-05 03:31
6 replies
Typical NA logic. Golden is very underrated as IGL. Exactly what has fnatic achieve after golden was removed? Fuck all.
2019-09-05 14:10
4 replies
and what has golden achieved after being kicked from fnatic? it's been a year and a half since he won WESG...
2019-09-05 16:06
3 replies
^this
2019-09-05 17:46
he's been sick half of the time and didn't play and once he started playing again c9 became a dead team. a player doesn't achieve jack shit by himself.
2019-09-05 17:49
1 reply
+1 as a C9 fan that wanted to keep Golden
2019-09-05 22:42
+1
2019-09-05 14:38
#216
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Slovakia Fortal
CS:GO is such an interesting game, and you would expect to find constructive and interesting discussion on the forums of HLTV. Why most people are useless braindead shitposters I do not know, but I would like to know. It's the same way with twitch chat. Like, who the fuck cares about their copypastas and other meaningless spam? People will just scroll right past it anyway, it's only taking up space and making the forums look like a cesspool. If people don't have anything valuable to add to the discussion, they just shouldn't post.
2019-09-05 11:02
13 replies
+1
2019-09-05 11:06
#224
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Norway k3ron
+1
2019-09-05 11:08
+1 fuck those bastards
2019-09-05 11:32
Stopped reading after csgo such an interesting game
2019-09-05 13:21
2 replies
Name checks out. :D
2019-09-05 14:39
#295
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Slovakia Fortal
I would expect nothing less from an orthodox 1.6 fan. But this is 2019.
2019-09-05 15:36
+1
2019-09-05 13:39
+1
2019-09-05 13:47
#269
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Germany Fabbsen
+1
2019-09-05 13:55
#292
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Sweden frozze90
Cuz people think they are cool when they sit behind a screen.
2019-09-05 15:18
1 reply
deep
2019-09-05 16:09
+1
2019-09-05 17:16
#327
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United Kingdom wellhyper
-1
2019-09-05 20:04
1 tier 3 trophy, 1 fluke of a win at Katowice. Both on the backs of krimz and flusha going absolutely insane...not bc of Golden's tier 3 strats
2019-09-05 04:40
3 replies
+1
2019-09-05 12:35
You only have to look post-Golden fnatic to see what he brought to the team.
2019-09-05 14:11
1 reply
Check how many times krimz or flusha played like that on LAN a year before and a year after that month. Lawl.
2019-09-05 21:18
#195
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Ukraine petruska
+1
2019-09-05 10:08
#218
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Poland Kubiik
+1
2019-09-05 11:04
#225
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Norway k3ron
+1
2019-09-05 11:09
#165
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Albania HLTV_God
why is that? most people understood that this was fakenews. It came from a player that was kicked from the team, got a good job then got kicked from that job, he needed attention. If anything in about this story was true nip whould be a dead org since 2014 since its against to many rules in sweden, and mixing with taxes/incomes is more or less worse then murder over there.
2019-09-05 08:50
2 replies
#274
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
yeah, he was kicked from twitch. Now im waiting for him talking shit about them aswell anytime soon
2019-09-05 14:11
1 reply
#303
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Albania HLTV_God
Won't happen now, twitch is probably still and option for him, nip wasn't
2019-09-05 16:21
I used to be a big nip fan but these shit & the shitty playstile they currently have = bye noobs, let's go virtus pro major winners ez
2019-09-05 02:18
4 replies
continue spend your hole time writting shit in this website please, i need to chill w/ autists like u
2019-09-05 08:51
2 replies
It's my duty sir
2019-09-05 11:33
country checks out
2019-09-06 03:56
Wow!! Taking attention whoring to a completely new level...
2019-09-05 10:00
ez for nip management
2019-09-05 02:05
5 replies
I got a perfect song for this news page: youtube.com/watch?v=6FVqraW0UCg I dont trust anyone from NIP or former NIP staff lol
2019-09-05 02:17
2 replies
+1
2019-09-05 07:39
#178
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Singapore Asturobot
+1
2019-09-05 09:19
Esports is a joke no wonder people don't take them seriously
2019-09-05 04:48
> investigate your own Chairman > say he is guilty pick one
2019-09-05 12:07
gg
2019-09-05 02:05
"Independent" LMAO
2019-09-05 02:06
8 replies
+1
2019-09-05 02:07
#16
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Portugal xxxruixxx
Very much. LUL.
2019-09-05 02:08
#51
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Brazil |witcher|
+1
2019-09-05 02:44
+1
2019-09-05 03:51
#128
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Hungary Glng
+1
2019-09-05 07:03
LUL
2019-09-05 08:54
+1
2019-09-05 11:03
+1
2019-09-05 15:26
rip
2019-09-05 02:06
Siphano
2019-09-05 02:06
Bribed
2019-09-05 02:06
2 replies
+1
2019-09-05 07:33
wondering if hltv got paid to post this news too LUL
2019-09-05 13:23
#14
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Germany Flachzange
by a person involved in WESA ...
2019-09-05 02:08
Sector Clear
2019-09-05 02:08
7 replies
Nothing happening here
2019-09-05 05:02
2 replies
AACH PISS
2019-09-05 09:44
1 reply
Ahhh separai!
2019-09-05 10:01
+1
2019-09-05 10:03
lol
2019-09-05 10:33
negative
2019-09-05 11:37
Not clear not clear
2019-09-05 21:04
#17
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Bribed for the upcoming esl anti competition league gg welcome to the future of counter strike
2019-09-05 02:08
gg LUL
2019-09-05 02:10
this is worse and more ridiculous than the 9/11 commission
2019-09-05 02:13
3 replies
+1
2019-09-05 02:23
+1
2019-09-05 03:52
#91
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Austria doMK0
there are no alternate facts bro, just facts
2019-09-05 04:11
ayy lmao bribed
2019-09-05 02:13
Suspicious... For now nip can rest, but a storm is brewing and it isn't gonna be good for nip when it strikes
2019-09-05 02:14
#24
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Netherlands PATOZR
What a joke, as if that guy went to all the 20.000 emails in 6 days. Im waiting for the real report from Richard Lewis, or DeKay.
2019-09-05 02:14
3 replies
😂😂😂😂 +uno
2019-09-05 04:07
Dude you realize he doesnt have to "Actually" read all emails you know? he can just download them all (with a Gbps connection that would be like... 15 minutes?) then use a 3rd party tool to do a regex search with any email involving an "interesting" word such as: tax, evasion, unpaid, paid, pay, owe, debt, etc then jsut check the resulting emails, thats how theydo these days for cyber investigation, or do you really think lawyers and FBI agents are going to spend precious time of the day reading about that bike accident the little tommy had on september 1st.... 2014 ?
2019-09-05 15:45
neveress to say the subset of emails with "interesting to research" word are going to be extremelly smaller than base sample, it may aswell be something along the line of 80 emails, and even then it could be filtered even more, but it would mean they should know what they are doing (most of the time they're not)
2019-09-05 15:57
#25
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Sweden Zaser5
Ez for Sweden rest Of you can go home
2019-09-05 02:14
NIP= Nothing In Paypal
2019-09-05 02:15
1 reply
#324
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Azerbaijan Talley
Noone Is Paid
2019-09-05 18:42
Fliffaren equals drama only
2019-09-05 02:15
Kapp
2019-09-05 02:17
hahahahahahaa
2019-09-05 02:18
What a joke, as if that guy went to all the 20.000 emails in 6 days. Im waiting for the real report from Richard Lewis, or DeKay.
2019-09-05 02:23
3 replies
#277
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
and you are stupid enought to think that all the 20 k mails were about this shitstory?
2019-09-05 14:18
2 replies
And you are stupid enough to assume that is what he meant?
2019-09-06 21:22
1 reply
#352
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
and you are just stupid
2019-09-06 23:51
this content sponsored by nip
2019-09-05 02:24
2 replies
runtime nutrition
2019-09-05 02:28
#61
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Brazil Portl4nd
and NOCCO!!! ofc!!
2019-09-05 03:15
LMAO Nice cover up.
2019-09-05 02:25
"As the extensive third-party investigation has concluded, and we have resolved all issues brought to our attention from the past; we are forever grateful for the support we have received throughout the history of NiP from dedicated fans and our industry colleagues. We are embarking on a new chapter of Ninjas in Pyjamas: With new investors and increased resources, welcoming new hires to strengthen the management team and organization, opening our new player training facilities to better support our players competitively, and increasing our investments into our brand and fans. " WHAT !?
2019-09-05 02:29
1 reply
king of banana ice cream is back?!?!
2019-09-05 02:30
So, it's a report commissioned by WESA, who has one of the people accused on their board, and you call this an independent report? I mean, maybe no one else was willing (or able) to fund an investigation, but in this case I think the source of the payments is a problem in terms of independence. Also, 6 days of investigation, especially given the amount of documents (20K emails!!!) to review, seems quite short. Personally I'm not confident that all the light has been made on this matter, although it's better than nothing, the identity of the client of this investigation and the short time of investigation do not seem to be enough. That said, now it's up to the accusing party to commission a counter-investigation if they think that this report is incomplete or inaccurate.
2019-09-05 02:32
3 replies
HAHAHAHAHAHA true bro.
2019-09-05 04:12
#163
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Indonesia rareguy
"The documentation included the inboxes of all “former management” (see below) and current management from 2014 onwards and this consisted of close on 20,000 emails – obviously I could not read them all, but I have looked at many of them and followed what I considered to be important threads."
2019-09-05 08:49
1 reply
Exactly.
2019-09-05 13:02
Definitely an "Independent" report
2019-09-05 02:35
WESA = legit.... Very legit. Aka "Trust me dude!"
2019-09-05 02:42
1 reply
+1
2019-09-05 08:00
report is biased af.
2019-09-05 02:43
great
2019-09-05 02:44
#58
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Australia Study
my lawyer says im clear? lmfao
2019-09-05 03:06
1 reply
#167
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United Kingdom alcaz4r_
+1 lmao
2019-09-05 08:52
bullshit, biased as all hell
2019-09-05 03:10
trolls youtube.com/watch?v=RJED96bWbBg&t=856s cant wait for fiflarren's comms on that and richard lewis' report!
2019-09-05 03:13
#64
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Brazil Portl4nd
XAXAXAXAXAXA independent.. we believe XAXAXA
2019-09-05 03:22
need Judge Dredd on the case
2019-09-05 03:24
very legit
2019-09-05 03:27
now have an independent investigation and report on ian smith and the esports integrity coalition for incompetence and bribery
2019-09-05 03:33
1 reply
Hahahahahahahahahaha yes pls
2019-09-05 04:11
I'm sorry but I don't believe this.
2019-09-05 03:54
1 reply
+1
2019-09-05 04:11
#79
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Germany PeKay
Good one Keep Posting bullshit cs news site btw
2019-09-05 03:55
The classic "lets just make another company to mask our wrongdoings". So so common is it for big corporations all over the world to "rid" of management, "fund/startup" a regulation company, promote it and fucking boost it's reputation to make it big/believable when all along it's there own fucking people. Even Coca Cola did this in India, when they exploit the shit out of their aquifiers and waste pollute key water bodies/land. So Coca Colas shit goes on trial, and what they do is counter the fucking governement reports with an "independent third party" testing/experiment, which is basically themselves. This whole this is still suss even by the timescale alone lmao.
2019-09-05 03:59
1 reply
+ fucking 1
2019-09-05 04:10
Hicham is a WESA executive board. Issue has been cleared by WESA. Nothing fishy btw. Still not sold on this shit
2019-09-05 04:10
#87
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United States FlagMaster
Biased report done in a week, has bullshit written all over it
2019-09-05 04:10
3 replies
Couldn't agree more. Biased af, even flaming fiffy abit. Omegalul who would believe this article?
2019-09-05 04:11
2 replies
Swedes and Danes
2019-09-05 15:07
1 reply
And considering our Public’s general obliviousness to our current administration, I’d guess some Americans as well
2019-09-05 15:09
#95
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India Women
ahaha nice joke
2019-09-05 04:20
More like WESA was paid off by NIP lol
2019-09-05 04:21
Very unbiased article "cleared" by one report.
2019-09-05 04:22
#98
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Qatar olaolakaka
Now they gonna sue fiffy xaxaxaxaxa
2019-09-05 04:25
Your honor, my client is innocent.
2019-09-05 04:31
biased. "my lawyer says im clear, so i'm clear"
2019-09-05 04:36
More like WESA payed by NIP
2019-09-05 05:26
who is going to believe this
2019-09-05 05:58
#115
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Australia .depuTy
fifflaren retire fifflaren retire fifi was magic fifi was priceless. get right remember his good people action. f0rest is crying , ???????????????
2019-09-05 06:03
2 replies
Fake flag? Are you retarded or an immigrant?
2019-09-05 22:45
1 reply
#350
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Australia .depuTy
sorry i forgot only new kids hang out on hltv youtube.com/watch?v=gHRdC-0WpOM
2019-09-06 17:22
motherfucking emails
2019-09-05 06:04
I mean come on guys. This is a pretty fair rebuttal to the accusations brought on by a couple of washups running out of money with no real life job prospects and not allowed to live with their parents anymore. This guy's entire organization is slandered yet no legal action has ever been taken. What are they supposed to do, respond to the tweets with "you're all wrong, wasn't us". Whether it's a half ass investigation or not, they had to respond some way. This was the best way to do that. Most of what went on happened either before or right after he purchased the company. After learning more about e-sports and taking an interest - as they were likely losing lots of money like most top e-sports teams that don't perform with shady management - he completely restructured the organization from the top down and fired all of management, taking over himself. He deserves the benefit of the doubt. If these losers have an issue with this investigation and actually want anything out of their whiny tweets which created this community uproar, then they can take it to court. My guess is they won't do shit. Because they were dumb enough in the first place to play under contracts like that. Even a low IQ 17 year old would have their parents look over a professional gaming contract that fucks them in the asses before signing, if not a lawyer. These guys are on a different level of dumb.
2019-09-05 06:52
5 replies
No one with an IQ above 80 believes NIP. Draken last statement shows how they handle and work with players. Friberg Maikelele and others said the same. Draken showed what a contract and word is worth by NIP. Nothing. They promised him 6 tournaments and at least a half year in the Lineup. But the other players didn't even know that LUL.
2019-09-05 07:41
3 replies
Can you link me to his contract? Being signed for 10 months and telling him you expect him to play 6 tournaments/6 months because they expected Dennis to be out that long isn't a promise. If it was in the contract, they would have to play him in those tournaments. Maybe he was promised to play 6 tournaments UNLESS dennis decided to come back. ONLY draken would be the stand-in could have been the promise. I'm willing to bet that this conversation happened when he talked to the coach/owner alone about coming back. "Only Pita and Hicham knew and they both pitched the permanent offer to me when they asked me to come back" Potential permanent offer is not a permanet offer. Draken is one of the absolute whiniest kids in the scene. No one likes him. It's why he goes from team to team to team to team. He sees the NiP hate and jumped on the bandwagon because he's salty that his potential permanent spot was no more after a few weeks. Maybe the other guys in NiP begged dennis to comeback because they realized instantly that it was a mistake bringing this toxic kid back into their team again. He said himself they tried to put me into dennis' positions on the T side of things and with an AWP that's not possible. Maybe he refused to adapt to the way they wanted him to play. Maybe he complained about not practicing enough. Maybe he complained about practicing Inferno when they weren't going to play it and couldn't comprehend why they'd still want to have an understanding of how to play every map. Maybe he complained about everything so they said fuck this dweeb it's not worth the drama it was the first time around.
2019-09-06 05:34
2 replies
I can give you his statement on Twitter. He got a long contract for that reason. And no nobody saw it as mistake. But the team didn't know that he was coming back. And he never played the position who he is used to be cuz there were zero practices with the team. When you say draken was kicked cuz he is toxic then you are a blind hater Or a hardcore nip fan thar would do anything to help and get love from them LUL
2019-09-06 09:10
1 reply
Yeah, I can tweet about how my work promised me a promotion in 6 months but then they fired me..(example) No contract release, no proof. He's no longer under that contract, why not release it to show that's the case. Because it wasn't in the contract. The team didn't know he was going to be the stand-in for dennis? Pretty sure they did. They practiced zero times? based off of draken's own tweet, I could've sworn they did at least 3 hours/day of just theory alone. I didn't say he was kicked because he was toxic. I said maybe he was kicked because he was toxic. Because a large part of why they kicked him last time was for being an immature, toxic, cancer in the team. Not an NiP fan.
2019-09-06 14:55
Fuck, fanboyism..... you sound like a desperate believer.... question everything muchacho. Unless you are a NIP/WESA plant? OMFG!!!!!!!
2019-09-05 22:49
How much did nip pay for this garbage?
2019-09-05 06:58
so basically, wesa was created to protect the crooks
2019-09-05 07:00
12 pages only? What a joke
2019-09-05 07:11
What a joke
2019-09-05 07:26
WESA and independent say me a more bullshit duo
2019-09-05 07:38
2 replies
s1mple and major win
2019-09-05 18:06
+1
2019-09-05 23:16
Capitalism in a nutshell.
2019-09-05 07:41
Guess what else is cleared: - NIP's paypal - some players wallets since They didn't get money they deserved. This is funny tbh, I feel bad for players and I really hope NIP's roster will leave NIP after contract is finished.
2019-09-05 07:42
2 replies
Maybe if GTR retires but it could mean we have 5 years to wait.
2019-09-05 07:44
1 reply
I really hope that Friberg gonna say his part, same about Xizt. And I hope Fifflaren will show proof about all of those lies from Heaton etc.
2019-09-05 07:47
That's why you can see Hicham Chahine name all over the mails before 2016... Yeah he was not part of the management at all. Also I'm quite surprised by the timeline, only 10 days to investigate what has been done in 3 years ? Yeah alright. And what about the "independant" stuff, while the guy is also on the board of WESA ? Doesnt sound that independant to me... WESA is a joke and you should disband that shit.
2019-09-05 07:45
3 replies
Hahaahha, that's PROFESSIONNAL investigation right here : "Suspicion that the company or someone in the company misappropriated charity money from a PayPal account. Complainants: Fifflaren and Richard Lewis Other than what’s been speculated upon in the vodcast, I found very little to go on here. I was told the PayPal account used for the charity project Go4Balkan was owned by Oldco and it has been publicly stated that some of the players and the current CS:GO coach, Pita, had access. The only common person between Oldco and Newco management was HeatoN and he told me he had no access to that account. I was also told that no one currently at NiP (with the exception of Pita) has ever had access to this PayPal account, including log-in details or passwords. Paypal have refused to provide information to Newco and the bank accounts of Newco indicate that they never received money from Paypal in this regard so any allegation that Newco misappropriated the charity money is without foundation. It is hard to know where to take this allegation, so, in the absence of any meaningful evidence, I conclude that this is not relevant to NiP as it exists today. That is not to say that this is not a scandal – it clearly is – but it is beyond the scope of my investigation unless someone comes forward with something more concrete than speculation." Yeah so HeatoN told me that it was not him, so it was not him. Lmao what kind of new level of investigation is that ? Same goes for the "investigation" on Xizt saying his benching was not handled correctly : "In my 20 years in traditional sport, I have yet to meet a player in any sport who was happy to be benched or released, so all complaints of this nature I treat as being normal and natural. There is no good or easy way of telling someone they are no longer needed in a competitive environment." He's not saying he is not happy, he said it was handled poorly... Wtf is this guy ?
2019-09-05 07:53
1 reply
That is not to say that this is not a scandal – it clearly is – but it is beyond the scope of my investigation unless someone comes forward with something more concrete than speculation."
2019-09-05 08:05
#156
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Finland Vkims
6 days actually
2019-09-05 08:23
"The report also says that NiP helped the 2013 CS:GO players to resolve their tax issues" So NIIP creates the situation and will sell their own fault as brave action. LUL
2019-09-05 07:47
1 reply
#169
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Indonesia rareguy
Because iirc the early NiP was named "NiP-Gaming" and the current one is just "Ninjas in Pyjamas", under a different company name. So I guess they actually changed the management.
2019-09-05 08:53
Heaton in his office youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c after he paid WESA
2019-09-05 07:52
#146
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Other admin_1
Investigation was quicker than NiP's Berlin Major
2019-09-05 07:57
3 replies
Oof
2019-09-05 09:00
nice one
2019-09-05 10:55
#249
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Portugal xxxruixxx
LUL.
2019-09-05 12:43
#147
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Australia kaos0002
I find it funny how everyone acts like they're professionals in this area, if you are then by all means go ahead and say what you want honestly let them cover up or cause drama, all it is is publicity wether its good or bad
2019-09-05 07:57
4 replies
#172
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Indonesia rareguy
HLTV forum is a lawyer club
2019-09-05 08:59
Read the whole paper, it's a mess and pretty vague to be sufficient to "clear" NiP from that situation.
2019-09-05 10:00
#250
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Portugal xxxruixxx
I am a Lawyer and reading this so called report, the time it took to produce it, and the fact that one of the people involved has a seat in the org that requested the investigation, was, to me, funny af because of how ridiculous and amateurish it all looks like. Believe what you want, I am not buying any of this bullshit.
2019-09-05 12:51
1 reply
+1
2019-09-05 23:22
Mark your own paper!
2019-09-05 08:04
HAHA hicham is head member of wesa so nt mr bribe 😂😂 Someone call rlewis for objective news and the truth plz 🔥
2019-09-05 08:15
Absolutely not expected from a 12 pages 2 weeks investigation initiated by an organization with a conflict of interest
2019-09-05 08:25
Ok if you guys are going to complain so much then set up your own investigation. I think they have done a decent job with the report its perhaps a bit short but I think it gets the point across. Everyone is so quick to shit on a report and think they are all top lawyers.
2019-09-05 08:35
A 12 page report?? If theyd gone over everything in proper detail yoy expect it to be hundreds of pages long
2019-09-05 08:37
4 replies
#171
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Indonesia rareguy
Try to write a so-called "hundred-pages long" essay in just several days.
2019-09-05 08:54
3 replies
Then be fckn professional and take more than 6 days to investigate, but he is obviously bribed so logic.
2019-09-05 10:20
Then it should take more time. Legal documents tend to be unnecessarily long from experience
2019-09-05 14:34
1 reply
#286
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Indonesia rareguy
I understand that, in the report it is implied that this report should be out immediately.
2019-09-05 15:01
#161
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Sweden Kasidro
This report reads more as a PR stunt to save NiP. The report and the way it is written just doesn't seem very serious.
2019-09-05 08:40
1 reply
I'm thinking the same. They're just trying to avoid a scandal...
2019-09-05 11:35
#162
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Bulgaria AboveYall
.. that's actually funny from NiP.. nt to cover up but u look even worse now.. LMAO
2019-09-05 08:48
#164
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Pakistan d1ckweed
save your breath, no one on ESIC is gonna read what you have to say
2019-09-05 08:50
1 reply
And nip can feel nobody has money for them to pay.
2019-09-05 09:46
#168
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Russia Tarasov
5 players 100 managers 12-page report
2019-09-05 08:52
1 reply
#238
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Sweden Kasidro
20000 emails in 6 days, that is 3333 mails a day to analyse :D
2019-09-05 11:38
What next Forsaken found innocent of cheating and it was all a big mistake
2019-09-05 09:00
NIP management did 911
2019-09-05 09:02
ez
2019-09-05 09:08
This report is biased and no serious report can be made in such short time
2019-09-05 09:15
1 reply
#180
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Albania HLTV_God
its not really a hard report to make? all he needs is data on transfers, and money in / out?
2019-09-05 09:27
#179
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Albania HLTV_God
expected. Who could see dubble kicked fifflaren crying for attention lmfao
2019-09-05 09:25
Im sorry but NIP died around the same time this drama started. Even if he did everything by the book legally dose not mean he wasnt a scum bag. Conduct isn't something legal reports focus on. So forcing players to sign contracts on the spot or telling them they are liable for massive tax fines and not paying out players because they did not reach crazy streaming commitments is easy to do legally But He is still a scum bag for it
2019-09-05 09:34
So NiP / WESA probably threw a couple stacks of bills into Ian Smiths jacket and said "Get this taken care of please" - with Ian Smith certainly knowing that not obliging with what they're asking would surely result in them never hiring him or doing any sort of business with him ever again.. Thus putting him in an extremely awkward position in which he is pretty much forced to come up with a "clean" conclusion. Also, just want to make it clear that the current NiP CEO is on the WESA board of executives - so you're probably able to see the conflict of interest there and why WESA would have interests in having this matter "cleared up" in the NiP organizations favor. Will be interesting to hear what Richard lewis thinks about it - since he's far less biased in this hazy matter.
2019-09-05 09:44
1 reply
"independent third party" btw my ass
2019-09-06 17:02
#185
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World doh
what a joke report !! pfff
2019-09-05 09:43
What a joke of a report and so called 'evidence'. Reading Mr Smith's conclusion is simply a 'face palming experience'.
2019-09-05 09:52
If someone really believes this crap, that person must be utterly insane or a bind NiP fan.. wow.. apparently hired with the goal to give a clean statement, espcially "because relationships with partner were pressured"... aight, we see the reason!
2019-09-05 09:55
what a bunch of bullshit this is :D :D :D
2019-09-05 10:02
Who writes a report in 12 pages? The conclusion itself should be 12 pages. At least. Not to mention the analysis and facts...
2019-09-05 10:09
1 reply
Legal report btw LULW 6 day investigation btw LULW
2019-09-06 17:04
That was the quickest investigation Iv ever seen.
2019-09-05 10:18
this smells like a lot of bullshit. Report paid by NIP clearly. It's too late to try and clean your name, your brand is doomed, just let it die already
2019-09-05 10:20
3 replies
shame they got epl spot
2019-09-05 10:45
12 pages xDDD 12 pages XDDDDDDDDDDD The shrift must be 0,2 or something
2019-09-05 10:49
They don't even have to pay LULW it's their own organization that's doing it LULW "independent third party investigation" btw LULW
2019-09-06 17:05
lmao, what a joke
2019-09-05 10:24
obviously paid off
2019-09-05 10:25
Ahaha... I stoped reading this report after the intro! - he worked only 6 days to review the whole shit - he cant understand swedish and google translated the most stuff - many parts of the reports are copied from a NiP statement because he didnt have the time to write the report alone - because of the limited time, NiP Statements are overrepresented. you know it take its time to reach vicitims and ppl involved because they are busy with other things, they are surprised by the request, they cant react in time etc.. The NiP guys were ready for that. They were briefed and they all talked to him, to make sure it`s their point of view he takes. -"I am comfortable that what I lay out here is factually correct as far as can be verified." Sentences like this means that the report is not a real report. He is backpedaling already here. For the case that someone proves that the report is bullshit and asks question about Smith himself, he can say " bois wait, this is no investigation report, it`s my opinion, based on what I saw!! you cant touch me for my opinion even it was wrong!" -wesa is worse than fifa. the conflict of interests is fcking insane. wesa is there to make esports(csgo) growing and attractive for investors, sponsors etc... They have NO intensions to blow up one of the biggest and best brands in esport. They have NO intensions to show the world that esport still is clownfiesta in the background.
2019-09-05 10:31
6 replies
+1
2019-09-05 10:44
Reading his points on Xizt & the Balkan event makes you think he did no investigation at all. He just asked people or came up with his own conclusions. It's enough to see this report is full of shit and no evidence of clearance for NiP. I don't understand how can NiP find this sufficient to make a statement like they did. Shows how little respect they have for anyone involved.
2019-09-05 11:04
+1000000 (1 just doesn't do it enough justice)
2019-09-05 12:30
+1337
2019-09-05 14:46
it seems they assume the average esport enthusiast is a 14 yo who simply doesn't know better. hopefully this report gets the backlash it deserves.
2019-09-05 17:18
+1
2019-09-05 23:29
#205
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Austria t47ED
GZ Mr.Smith fucking your reputation for NiP
2019-09-05 10:40
we didints nothing yeah ok
2019-09-05 10:45
12 pages for 2 years? ARE YOU REALLY EVEN TRYING TO DO THIS?
2019-09-05 10:49
2 replies
2012 - 2016, 2 years ? bro what are you smoking :D But yeah I get you... This is even worse!
2019-09-05 11:01
1 reply
OHH yeah, my bad! 3 pages per year! Should be like 300!
2019-09-05 18:12
Very interested to see Lewis' reply to this.
2019-09-05 10:49
#213
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Algeria MagnumDz
Hi Mr.Hicham,go back to Syria Mr.Hicham,goodbye Mr.Hicham.
2019-09-05 10:52
press x to doubt
2019-09-05 11:07
xaxax stfu hicham stupid dog
2019-09-05 11:08
still, what happened to nips 2013 price money
2019-09-05 11:10
Always easy to bust on the company, poor emplöyes evil management blabla fifflaren wanted some attention cuz most people already forgot him already
2019-09-05 11:21
I guess its cool that people like Fifflaren get fucked over? Take over the brand but dont take over the debt
2019-09-05 11:21
Wow, what an amateur report. It is so obviously subjective, and wouldn't even be acceptable as a high school report. Esport surely has a long way to go. Kudos for the attempt, I guess, but that's just not good enough.
2019-09-05 11:27
That's bullshit. He probably bribed the investigator to go away, muslim scum.
2019-09-05 11:34
In todays news: E-sports organization absolved of any alledged wrongdoing as a result of an investigation that covered half a decade worth of documents and e-mails in less time than it takes to put together a middle school book report. Praise be to mr. Ian for all the hard work he put into this comprahensive, impartial and very cool report that he did on behalf of WESA, an entity entirely subordinate to e-sports organizations. Now I feel very ashamed that I ever suspected the good men in charge of NIP of stealing the money that they stole.
2019-09-05 11:38
1 reply
hltv title says nip management is cleared, therefore it must be true!
2019-09-05 17:20
Cover up bullshit
2019-09-05 11:47
#240
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Europe LoookATme
TRASH IN PYJAMAS
2019-09-05 11:53
I like how 2/3 posts here are about that they don't believe the report, while not having any actual information themselves, besides complete bias towards drama (not even hate against NIP, I think most people here wanna continue seeing drama no matter the subject). It's similar to people not believing in climate change because "scientists don't know shit, I've been skiing this year and it was cold!" And some people might overlook the fact that the report does not clear the former management... you know... the guys actually fucking stuff up
2019-09-05 11:53
6 replies
your last paragraph hits the nail on the head, it's clear that NiP did their players dirty and borderline illegal stuff, it's just that there's no proof that the current management was involved in the shady stuff. but people just read the headline so what would you expect...
2019-09-05 12:59
#264
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Indonesia rareguy
+1 TheScore Esports did interview Hicham and he said the same thing as this report said, almost exactly the same. The hate train went to the wrong person. I believe something happened around 2016 that makes Per, former CEO, stepped down after Emil sentenced community service because of "negligence". Funnily enough almost no one mentioned Per and Robert.
2019-09-05 13:40
I know it's hip to be contrarian, but your analogy is fucking stupid and doesn't work at all. The raport, which you obviously have not even opened if you think comparing it to scientific research is in any way valid, is basically a PR shitpost padded out to 12 pages with responses to tweets. It has absolutely no legal or academic value and fails to quote a single legally significant source. Fifflaren said that Chahine was directly involed in nip before 2016, and like most of the community, I'm willing to take his word over a statement put out by the e-sports organization lobby aka WESA, where NIP is a chair member. Now I'm not saying he is guilty of any crime, maybe he really didn't know what was going on, no one put out any evidence against him yet, but this report is worth less than used toilet paper both becasue of it's content and where it is coming from. It's a cheap PR trick and no one with half a brain would fall for it.
2019-09-05 14:10
1 reply
+1
2019-09-05 18:26
Well you act like a smart boy but you end up being the idiot here. The analogy is failed because SCIENCE proves that the climate is changing. And the report DOESN'T clear the actual CEO because he was involved in some sort before 2016, as Fifflaren said, he was included in mails, was at meetings, etc... Find me any paragraph about that fact ? What was his role pre-2016 ? Yeah, there is nothing.
2019-09-05 14:06
just that half of the people from the old management are the very same new one. what a fucking stupid shitpost.
2019-09-05 18:27
Bullshit he was paid
2019-09-05 12:12
lmfao.. independent investigation my ass.... When the ppl being investigated is the ones doing the investigation... That's like asking Trump to tell the truth about anything other than his golf-handicap.... Is anyone actually surprised about this "outcome" at all?
2019-09-05 12:13
1 reply
yeah +1 this is so fucking sick......its so much questions that not even in the rapport. And No. So sad, Disband nip please
2019-09-05 16:36
#251
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Ireland sekke
Bullshit.
2019-09-05 12:58
Business always win
2019-09-05 13:01
Independent? hltv? hallo? ...
2019-09-05 13:13
#257
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Norway SlimeThug
This is a fucking joke and no, NiP are not cleared of 'any wrongdoings'
2019-09-05 13:15
expected
2019-09-05 13:21
#260
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Serbia livefour
Funny as fuck
2019-09-05 13:22
n1
2019-09-05 13:45
Total joke, but kinda expected tbh. Sad.
2019-09-05 14:07
clowns in pyjamas
2019-09-05 14:25
Fifflaren bot and now liar
2019-09-05 14:28
REALLY!? This is a JOKE! NiP have paid the 3:e part.
2019-09-05 14:44
fucking A grade bullshit
2019-09-05 15:06
Clowns In Pyjamas
2019-09-05 16:37
"NiP cleared themselfs with people Hicham(NiP ceo) has on payroll." A english guy that doesnt speak swedish can not clear NiP since he cant read 20.000 mails, contracts etc which mostly is in swedish in 6 days. It is not logical and just shows that WESA is corrupt. The fact that hltv would take this report as facts and describe it like that in a article is not a good sign for this site.
2019-09-05 16:37
2 replies
this site? you mean the site where a few years ago passwords were passed in plain text to the server? the site that openly promoted skin gambling knowing it is popular among kids with the excuse of: "we are entitled to make money!" the site where you have one of the owners make your mama jokes about other users and perma bans them if they return the favor? the site where people casually post racist shit and get a 7 day ban at best or make a new account with literally the same name at worst and go on shitposting? hltv got to be the biggest joke out of any esport community site out there, and it is precisely the kind of site you'd expect to see an article like this.
2019-09-05 17:35
1 reply
#349
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Greece Poor_Noob
i hear you man
2019-09-06 17:07
WESA board member is cleared of any wrong doing by 6-days-long and 12 pages investigation requested by WESA. Seems legit. I've spent more time and effort (and pages) to do some college articles... Not really biased. Yeah.
2019-09-05 16:50
guys the title just has words in the wrong order "Report cleared by NiP management"
2019-09-05 19:24
wtf mayn
2019-09-05 20:04
Typical corruption. Now we know WESA is corrupt. and will cover up for organizations when necessary.
2019-09-05 20:46
The video Heaton made was TERRIBLE and frankly quite embarrassing
2019-09-05 21:08
#354
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Ukraine l0baniwbo
-gtr +draken or nawwk
2019-09-07 20:47
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