ESL One Cologne 2016 was the first time that Ninjas in Pyjamas haven’t made Top 8 at a Major, and it was the low point of a disappointing summer for them. But they partly made up for it by finishing in Top 8 at the first season of ELEAGUE, and later fully bounced back with a win at StarLadder i-League StrarSeries Season 2 in September. Outside of the game, they recently partnered with sports bookmaker Betway.
Microsoft has “significant work to do” to build a healthier culture at Activision Blizzard, says Satya Nadella
"We are committed to protecting players and empowering our employees to do what they love while thriving in a safe and inclusive culture, one where everyone is invited to play. The success of this acquisition will depend on it."