Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Ninjas in Pyjamas.png
Short name NiP
Divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Overwatch
League of Legends
Founded 2000
2012 (reform)
Location Sweden
Manager Emil Christensen
Partners Betway, Asus ROG, Kinguin, Faceit, Netgear, NOCCO, Twitch, DXRacer
Website www.nip.gl

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is a professional eSports organization from Sweden that is best known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. NiP's Counter-Strike enjoyed its greatest success from their initiation in 2000 until their dissolution in 2007. One of the star players on the team was Emil "HeatoN" Christiansen, who later became the organization's manager. In 2012, the team reformed with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive lineup upon the release of the game. The NiP CS:GO team is anchored by former fnatic players Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT RiGhT" Alesund. NiP have a League of Legends team that compete in the League of Legends Championship Series Europe Summer 2017 split.[1] NiP also have a team in Overwatch, and formerly in Dota 2.

History[edit]

Ninjas in Pyjamas
Nicknames NiP
Sport Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Founded 2000
2012 (reformed)
Folded 2007
Based in Halmstad (gaming house)
Head coach Björn "THREAT" Pers
Manager Emil Christensen
Championships Copenhagen Games: 2013, 2014
DreamHack: Winter 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014
Electronic Sports World Cup: 2012
Broadcasters Twitch.tv
Local media ESL

Ninjas in Pyjamas was formed in June 2000, but solidified as a team in 2001 after several lineup and name changes.[2]

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,[3][4][5][6] and every CPL event that year.

Feeling they could secure a larger share of sponsorship money, the team left SK in early 2005.[7] Later in the year, some members returned to SK Gaming, forcing NiP to replace them.

Emil Christensen with Tommy Ingemarsson, Managing Directors Peter Hedlund and Victor Lindqvist reformed NiP as a Swedish stock company[clarification needed] 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 November 3, 2015 Richard Lewis wrote an article on Breitbart.com claiming that Ninjas in Pyjamas allegedly owes its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division a significant amount of prize money from previous tournaments.[8] Since this was released, the organisation has received a massive backlash from the community who are trying to support the players, and put pressure on the organisation to both tell the truth and give the players their earned winnings. Ninjas in Pyjamas quickly released a statement which states that the claims made by Richard Lewis are false, simply dismissing them and saying that their players are being paid properly.[9] Shortly after this statement was released the team pulled out of the next tournament they were set to attend IEM Season IX - San Jose, however the player's claim that the reason for this has nothing to do with the recent controversy.[10]

On November 13, 2015 NiP's parted ways with its Dota 2 team, consisting of Elias 'Sealkid' Merta, Jonas 'Jonassomfan' Lindholm, Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu, Simon 'Handsken' Haag and Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin.[11] The cited reason was disappointment over recent performances, as the team had failed to qualify for both The International 2015 and Frankfurt Major 2015.[12] However, as of January 2017, NiP have once again entered the Dota 2 scene, this time with a new roster.

Roster[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Age Join date
GeT RiGhT Christopher Alesund 26 2012-08-10 [13]
REZ Fredrik Sterner 19 2017-06-12 [14]
Xizt Richard Landström 26 2012-08-10 [13]
f0rest Patrik Lindberg 28 2012-08-10 [13]
draken William Sundin 21 2017-03-13 [15]
THREAT (Coach) Björn Pers 28 2016-01-01 [16]

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date
friberg Adam Friberg 2012-08-10 [13] 2017-06-12 [17]
pyth Jacob Mourujärvi 2015-12-29 [18] 2017-05-19 [19]
allu Aleksi Jalli 2015-02-24 [20] 2015-12-07 [21]
Maikelele Mikail Bill 2014-11-04 [22] 2015-03-18 [23]
Fifflaren Robin Johansson 2012-08-10 [13] 2014-11-03 [24]

Overwatch[edit]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Mafu Lauri Rasi DPS/Flex 2016-08-02 [25]
Fragi Joona Laine Tank 2016-08-02 [25]
hymzi Kalle Honkala Flex 2016-08-02 [25]
kyynel Antti Kinnunen Support 2016-08-02 [25]
zappis Joonas Alakurtti DPS/Support 2016-08-02 [25]
Zuppehw Aleksi Kuntsi Support 2016-10-10 [26]

Dota 2[edit]

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date
Era Adrian Kryeziu 2017-01-25 [27] 2017-06-04 [28]
qojqva Max Bröcker 2017-01-25 [27] 2017-06-04 [28]
Trixi Kalle Saarinen 2017-01-25 [27] 2017-06-04 [28]
H4nn1 Kai Handbückers 2017-01-25 [27] 2017-06-04 [28]
iNsania Aydin Sarkohi 2017-04-20 [29] 2017-06-04 [28]
syndereN Troels Nielsen 2017-01-25 [27] 2017-04-20 [30]
Era Adrian Kryeziu 2015-01-01 [31] 2015-11-13 [32]
Limmp Linus Blomdin 2015-02-23 [33] 2015-11-13 [32]
jonassomfan Jonas Lindholm 2015-01-01 [31] 2015-11-13 [32]
Handsken Simon Haag 2015-01-01 [31] 2015-11-13 [32]
Sealkid Elias Merta 2015-01-01 [31] 2015-11-13 [32]

League of Legends[edit]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Join date
Profit Kim Joon-hyung 2017-05-24 [34]
Shook Ilyas Hartsema 2017-05-24 [34]
Nagne Kim Sang-moon 2017-05-24 [34]
HeaQ Martin Kordmaa 2017-05-24 [34]
Sprattel Hampus Abrahamsson 2017-05-24 [34]

Results[edit]

Counter-Strike[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

  • 1st Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational, 2013 [44]
  • 1st TECHLABS Cup, 2013 [45]
  • 1st Copenhagen Games, 2013 [46]
  • 2nd SLTV StarSeries V finals, 2013 [47]
  • 1st RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals, 2013 [48]
  • 1st ESEA Invite Season 13 Finals, 2013 [49]
  • 1st Svecup Västerås, 2013 [50]
  • 1st Swedish Championship, 2013[51]
  • 1st DreamHack Summer, 2013 [52]
  • 1st SLTV StarSeries VI finals, 2013 [53]
  • 1st ESEA Invite Season 14 Finals, 2013 [54]
  • 1st DreamHack Bucharest, 2013 [55]
  • 3rd SLTV Starseries VII Finals, 2013 [56]
  • 2nd RC EMS One Fall Finals, 2013 [57]
  • 2nd Dreamhack Winter 2013 [58]
  • 1st Fragbite Masters 2013 [59]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

  • 5th-8th DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, 2017 [96]
  • 5th-6th cs_summit Spring 2017 [97]

League of Legends[edit]

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 [98]
  • 3rd-4th Esportal Invitational 2, 2015
  • 1st Esportal Invitational 3, 2015
  • 1st Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament, 2015
  • 1st ESPORT-SM DOTA 2, 2015 [99]

References[edit]

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