Ninjas In Pyjamas announced today that CEO Per Lilliefelth will be standing down with immediate effect, following a Breitbart Tech report that revealed the team owes its players thousands of dollars.
Breitbart revealed the management of NiP had withheld prize money and in-game merchandising money from the players from as far back as the start of the year. NiP released a statement in response whose implied timeframe was quickly questioned by observers.
“Some of the criticism and accusations pointed towards [Lilliefelth] are true but far from all of them,” says the company. Evidently, enough of the allegations were true that Lilliefelth’s position as chief executive became untenable.
Patric Jönsson has been named interim CEO of NiP. Breitbart Tech will report more on the situation in the coming few days.