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Former NiP owners face accounting violations

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One of Counter-Strike’s oldest organizations is under fire as the former owners, including Emil “HeatoN” Christensen,  are facing accusations of accounting violations. The former owners and Christensen will stand trial for their misconduct after an auditor reported the case to authorities in Sweden.


Stockholm E-Sport Produktion AB, who managed NiPs day to day financial operations, were charged with allegedly not paying employment tax on player’s salaries. The company under fire filed for bankruptcy a few years ago before handing over the operations to a newly formed company known as Ninjas in Pyjamas AB. Depending on the severity of the accusations all mentioned parties, including Christensen, could face jail time up to six years.

Source: hltv.org

Who is HeatoN?

Now known for his muscles and good looks, HeatoN made his name in the glory days of Counter-Strike playing for Ninjas in Pyjamas. Part of the once unstoppable team who won almost everything, HeatoN moved into management, development and promotions for NiP and various brands, including McDonalds in Sweden with his very own McHeaton burger.


Christensen denied all accusations and said that the day to day operations were handled by the owner of the now bankrupt company and he just acted in good faith. The former owner confirmed Christensen’s statement by saying he is solely responsible, but did not intend to commit any fraud. Whether or not this is enough to exonerate the poster boy for Swedish Counter-Strike remains to be seen, but as mentioned above he too could face fines and imprisonment of up to six years.

The future of NiP is safe

Naturally questions began to circulate as to how this will effect the current organizations management. NiP are currently under the management of a Norwegian company called Diglife who have been in control of the team since its takeover. Diglife are responsible for the distribution and sale of Gunnar Glasses throughout Europe and Asia and have since grown NiP and have agreed to release all financial resources to aid the investigation. NiP will continue to be a world-renowned name in eSports despite the small hiccup.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: September 29, 2015


  1. Pariah

    September 29, 2015 at 15:16

    A thorough investigation should NiP these shenanigans in the bud. 😉


  2. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 29, 2015 at 15:23

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      September 29, 2015 at 15:25

      That was my face the other day when my wife asked me if I’d eaten the sour jellies.


      • Corrie

        September 29, 2015 at 15:27

        Wait what sour jellies are you eating, have yet to find a sour treat that does what it’s meant to


        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          September 29, 2015 at 15:31

          They were those Woollies big tub ones.
          BUT…the only properly sour sweets out there now are those sour Rascals. Those things destroy palates like it’s no ones business.


          • Corrie

            September 29, 2015 at 15:34

            Forgot about those, they came back then disappeared into the sour horizon, still remember stuffing 3 packets into my mouth one after the other back in matric and still kept a straight face :p

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            September 29, 2015 at 15:35

          • Corrie

            September 29, 2015 at 17:22

            Lol or maybe just a very odd taste palette

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            September 29, 2015 at 15:37

            Haha. I gave one of our seniors here at work a pack because he said he loves sour sweets. Came back later and gave me half the pack back, saying that his mouth is too sore but he can’t stop eating them regardless.

          • Lardus-For the Emperor!

            September 29, 2015 at 15:47

            I had that same problem. Gave the pack to my father “out of the kindness of my heart”. My mouth was sore for days from those damn sour Rascals!

    • Corrie

      September 29, 2015 at 15:26



  3. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 29, 2015 at 15:34

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