It did not take a long time for Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström to find a new team that he will be playing for. Not even an hour after Team Secret announced that Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström will be leaving the team, it was announced that he will be joining Team NP. Team NP has not been the main focus when it comes to Dota 2 competitions in the last couple months. The main reason for that is that the team was planning the reconstruction of the team. The man in the driving seat for that reconstruction was Jacky ‘EternalEnVy’ Mao. However, Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström is not the only that joined Team NP in the last couple of days. Team NP has also announced that they will be signing Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling as their new player.
Interestingly, Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling and Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström have already played together. They were playing for Cloud9. Both players have indicated that they are very glad that they will be reuniting with their former teammate. However, the reconstruction of the Team NP did not end there. Not long after confirming that pieliedie and Aui_2000 have become new members of Team NP, the team has also confirmed that Adrian ‘FATA’ Trinks will also be joining the team and he will be taking up the role of the mid lane players.
Interestingly enough, all of the new three players that Team NP has signed in the last couple of days have already played together. Because of that, many have come to think that Team NP will be profiting from this fact because these three players have already played together. They are familiar with their style of play. They also can almost read each other’s minds. That is very important for a team that wants to succeed in Dota 2 eSports competitions.
Three Team NP Players Have History
These three players started playing together back in 2013 when they were playing for the Sped Gaming International. However, at the very beginning of 2014, it was announced that Cloud9 has signed the entire Speed Gaming International roster. This meant that these players have been given an opportunity to use the platform that Cloud9 as one of the biggest eSports organizations in the world, is featuring for their teams. They played together for almost a year and after the end of The International 4, pieliedie and SingSing left Cloud9. However, that was also the time when Jacky ‘EternalEnVy’ Mao played together with FATA for the first time ever.
Experience Will Benefit Team NP
Pieliedie is one of the most respected players in the Dota 2 eSports scene. Considering that he has been participating in Dota 2 eSports competitions for a quite a while now, his experience will benefit Team NP a lot. The first test for the new lineup of the Team NP will come in just a few days. They will be participating in the qualifiers for the Summit 7 and EPICENTER. It will be taking place later this year. Besides that, just like any other Dota 2 team, Team NP has its goals set for The International 7. It will be held in August.