Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Location Sweden
Founded 2000
2012
Dissolution 2007
Manager(s) Sweden Emil Christensen
Sponsors Xtrfy Crucial Technology Komplett.se EIZO CKRAS Gunnar Optiks AKRACING BenQ
Divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Website http://www.nip.gl/

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is a Swedish professional eSports organization. Currently NiP has a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and a Dota 2 squad. They are particularly known for their success in the Counter-Strike scene.[citation needed] The team was considered to be the most successful and best of its time in the original version from their initiation in 2000 until their dissolution in 2007. In 2012, the team reformed with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive squad.

History[edit]

Ninjas in Pyjamas was formed in June 2000, but solidified as a team in 2001 after several lineup and name changes.[1]

Their biggest success was winning the 2001 Cyberathlete Professional League World Championships after an extremely close final with X3 (a forerunner to Team 3D). Ninjas in Pyjamas struggled to find a sponsor, and as a result, joined the prominent e-sports organization SK Gaming and were known by the names SK Scandinavia and later SK Sweden. At SK, they continued their success. The prize money from their tournament victories in 2003 totalled approximately US$170,000.[2]

Feeling they could secure a larger share of sponsorship money, the team left SK in early 2005.[3] Later in the year, some members returned to SK Gaming, forcing NiP to replace them.

Emil Christensen with Tommy 'Potti' Ingemarsson, Managing Directors Peter Hedlund and Victor Lindqvist reformed NiP as a Swedish stock company in 2005, due to problems with SK. NiP continued to participate in international tournaments, placing high in many events. They signed some of the biggest sponsorship deals in the scene at that time. The team received about 100,000 members on their website in Europe during their first two years and was also the first team outside of Asia to enter the Asian market. Within six months, they had about 90,000 members on their Asian website. The team was among the most outspoken opponents to the change from the original version of Counter-Strike to the newer Counter-Strike: Source.

On 10 August 2012, NiP announced their comeback by switching from Counter-Strike 1.6 to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.[citation needed] The roster, as of that date, consisted of Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (formerly SK Gaming), Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (formerly SK Gaming), Richard "Xizt" Landström (formerly zTactic), Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson and Adam "friberg" Friberg, the last two players coming from the Counter-Strike: Source scene. Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson left the competitive scene on 4 November 2014. Mikail "Maikelele" Bill formerly known as eksem replaced Fifflaren when he left. Maikelele was removed from the lineup and was replaced by Aleksi 'Allu' Jalli on 24 February 2015.

On 1 January 2015, NiP announced a DOTA 2 team. The team is made of, Simon ”Handsken” Haag, Elias ”Sealkid” Merta, Adrian ”Era” Kryeziu, Joel ”Apemother” Larsson, Jonas ”jonassomfan” Lindholm.[4]

On 27 April 2015 NiP announced that a Finnish player Joona 'natu' Leppänen joined Ninjas in Pyjamas as a coach. His former team 3DMAX was defunct earlier that year and he decided to retire from the scene as a player.[5]

Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster[edit]

  • Sweden Adam "friberg" Friberg
  • Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
  • Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
  • Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
  • Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli
  • Finland Joona "Natu" Leppänen (Coach)

Dota 2 roster[edit]

  • Sweden Adrian "Era" Kryeziu
  • Sweden Linus "Limmp" Blomdin
  • Sweden Jonas "jonassomfan" Lindholm
  • Sweden Simon "Handsken" Haag
  • Sweden Elias "Sealkid" Merta

Results[edit]

Counter-Strike[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

  • 1st SteelSeries GO, 2012[8]
  • 1st DreamHack Valencia, 2012[9]
  • 1st ESWC, 2012[10]
  • 1st DreamHack Winter, 2012[11]
  • 1st AMD Sapphire, 2012[12]
  • 1st THOR Open, 2012[13]
  • 1st NorthCon, 2012[14]
  • 1st Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational, 2013[15]
  • 1st TECHLABS Cup, 2013[16]
  • 1st Copenhagen Games, 2013[17]
  • 2nd SLTV StarSeries V finals, 2013[18]
  • 1st RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals, 2013[19]
  • 1st ESEA Invite Season 13 Finals, 2013[20]
  • 1st Svecup Västerås, 2013[21]
  • 1st Swedish Championship, 2013[22]
  • 1st DreamHack Summer, 2013[23]
  • 1st SLTV StarSeries VI finals, 2013[24]
  • 1st ESEA Invite Season 14 Finals, 2013[25]
  • 1st DreamHack Bucharest, 2013[26]
  • 3rd SLTV Starseries VII Finals, 2013[27]
  • 2nd RC EMS One Fall Finals, 2013[28]
  • 2nd Dreamhack Winter, 2013[29]
  • 1st Fragbite Masters 2013[30]
  • 2nd EMS One Katowice [31]
  • 1st Copenhagen Games 2014[32]
  • 2nd SLTV StarSeries IX[33]
  • 1st Mikz Challenge[34]
  • 1st DreamHack Summer, 2014[35]
  • 5th-6th ESEA Invite S16 Global Finals, 2014[36]
  • 1st IronGaming RTX, 2014
  • 6-8th Gfinity3 LAN, 2014[37]
  • 1st ESL One Cologne, 2014[38]
  • 2nd Dreamhack Winter, 2014[39]
  • 2nd MLG X Games Aspen, 2015[40]
  • 1st ASUS ROG Winter, 2015[41]
  • 2nd ESL One Katowice, 2015[42]
  • 2nd Gfinity Spring Masters 1, 2015[43]
  • 2nd SLTV StarSeries XII Finals, 2015[44]
  • 3rd CS:GO Championship Series, 2015[45]
  • 2nd FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 Finals, 2015[46]

League of Legends[edit]

  • 1st Copenhagen Games 2014
  • 1st DreamHack Summer 2014

Dota 2[edit]

  • 7th/8th i-League Season 2 2015
  • 3rd Star Ladder Star Series Season 11 2015
  • 1st Alienware Area 51 Dota 2 Cup 2015 [47]
  • 3rd/4th Esportal Invitational 2 2015
  • 1st Esportal Invitational 3 2015
  • 3rd Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ CS history: NiP, The E-Sport Entertainment Association
  2. ^ As SK.SWE, NiP won €5,000 in Cannes, another €5,000 at Copenhagen, $60,000 at the summer championships, $30,000 at the winter championships, and every CPL event that year.
  3. ^ HeatoN speaks out on NiP, SK Departure
  4. ^ http://esport.aftonbladet.se/team/ninjas-in-pyjamas/nip-dota-2-announcement
  5. ^ http://www.nip.gl/articles/unknown/news/51/say-hello-to-our-new-coach-natu
  6. ^ a b c d e NiP, the clan who shaped Counter-Strike
  7. ^ "News : WCG - The finals". Hltv.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  8. ^ "News: NiP triumph at SteelSeries GO". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  9. ^ "News: NiP over VG to win DH Valencia". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  10. ^ "News: Fifflaren: "I am speechless"". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  11. ^ "News: NiP triumph at DHW over VeryGames". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  12. ^ "News: NiP over VG 2-0, wins AMD Sapphire". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  13. ^ "News: NiP wins THOR Open 2012". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  14. ^ "News: NiP see off ESC to win NorthCon". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  15. ^ "News: NiP wins Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  16. ^ "News: NiP see off Virtus.pro to win TECHLABS". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  17. ^ "News: NiP win Copenhagen Games 2013". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  18. ^ "News: Virtus over NiP to win SLTV Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  19. ^ "News: NiP win RaidCall EMS One Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  20. ^ "News: NiP see off Quantic to win ESEA Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  21. ^ "News: NiP win Svecup Västerås". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  22. ^ "News: NiP win Swedish Championship 2013". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  23. ^ "News: NiP win DreamHack Summer 2013". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  24. ^ "News: NiP hold off Na`Vi to win StarSeries VI". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  25. ^ "News: NiP beat coL 2-1 to win ESEA Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  26. ^ "News: NiP win DH Bucharest over LD". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  27. ^ "News: VeryGames win StarSeries VII". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  28. ^ "News: VG over NiP to win RC EMS One Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  29. ^ "News: fnatic win DreamHack Winter 2013". HLTV.org. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  30. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/11850-nip-win-fragbite-masters-2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  31. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/12212-virtuspro-win-ems-one-katowice.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  32. ^ "News: NiP wins Copenhagen Games 2014 over Virtus Pro". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  33. ^ "News: NA`Vi beat NiP to win starseries ix". Hltv.org. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  34. ^ "News: NiP beat dignitas; win Mikz Challenge". Hltv.org. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  35. ^ http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/06/17/the-home-team-takes-home-the-csgo-championship/
  36. ^ http://play.esea.net/index.php?s=league&d=bracket&id=5520
  37. ^ http://www.gosugamers.net/counterstrike/events/225-gfinity-3
  38. ^ "News: NiP win ESL One Cologne 2014". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  39. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/13768-ldlc-we-were-mentally-strong
  40. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14070-ldlc-win-mlg-x-games-aspen
  41. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14129-nip-beat-titan-to-win-asus-rog
  42. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14496-fnatic-beat-nip-to-win-katowice-major
  43. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14548-envyus-beat-nip-to-win-gfinity
  44. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14598-envyus-win-starseries-xii
  45. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14839-tsm-triumph-over-fnatic-with-ccs-win
  46. ^ http://www.hltv.org/news/14904-tsm-beat-nip-to-win-faceit-stage-1
  47. ^ http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/news/29686-nip-takes-area-51-title-in-2-1-victory-over-vp

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