Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Ninjas in Pyjamas logo.svg
Short nameNiP
Teams
Founded
  • 2000
  • 2012 (reform)
Based inStockholm
LocationSweden
OwnerHicham Chahine (CEO)
ManagerRobin "Jed" Jedhammar
PartnersBetway, Asus ROG, FACEIT, Netgear, Twitch, Panasonic Lumix
Websitewww.nip.gl Edit this at Wikidata

Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is a professional esports organisation based in Sweden that are best known for their Counter-Strike teams. In 2012, the team reformed with a Counter Strike: Global Offensive lineup upon the release of the game. Aside from Counter-Strike, the organisation has teams in Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and Paladins. They formerly had teams in Fortnite Battle Royale, Overwatch, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and League of Legends.

History[edit]

Ninjas in Pyjamas
Head coachBjörn "THREAT" Pers
ManagerEmil Christensen
General managerJohan Wältare
Local mediaESL, Dreamhack

Ninjas in Pyjamas were formed in June 2000.[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 esports 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][3][4][5] and every CPL event that year.

Feeling they could secure a larger share of sponsorship money, the team left SK in early 2005.[6] 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 13 November 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.[7] The cited reason was disappointment over recent performances, as the team had failed to qualify for both The International 2015 and Frankfurt Major.[8] Since then, NiP have had two Dota 2 teams, one formed in 2017 that disbanded later that year, as well as another formation in 2018.[9] Christopher "GeT RiGhT" Alesund, one of the original 2012 NiP roster, left after the StarLadder Major Berlin 2019, being replaced by Simon "twist" Eliasson, a former player for Fnatic, and leaving f0rest as the only remaining member of the original roster, until he left in 2020 to reunite with the 2014 NiP roster on Dignitas.[10][11]

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

Former Players[edit]

Nat. Name ID Role Join Date Leave Date New Team Current Team
Brazil Marlon Mello Twister Coach 11 July 2018[12] 9 September 2018[13] Guidance Gaming FURIA
Brazil Pedro Dutra pzd Support 11 July 2018[12] 10 November 2018[14] Black Dragons e-Sports Black Dragons e-Sports
Brazil Wagner Alfaro wag Flex Support 11 July 2018[12] 31 March 2019[15] Black Dragons e-Sports None
Brazil Guilherme Alf gohaN Flex 11 September 2019[16] 14 December 2019[17] Retired Retired
Brazil Arthur Schubert Ar7hur Coach 6 March 2019 26 January 2020 Nora-Rengo Nora-Rengo

Notable Team Achievements[edit]

Total prize winnings: $549,242

Tournament End Date Location Placement Prize
Dreamhack Valencia 2018 2018-07-14 Valencia, Spain 5-8th[18] $1,000
Six Major Paris 2018 2018-08-17 Paris, France 5-8th[19] $12,250
Pro League Season 8 LATAM 2018-10-24 South America 6th $4,500
OGA PIT Season 2 2018-10-29 Brazil 2nd $3,750
Six Invitational 2019 2018-02-17 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 13-16th $20,000
Pro League Season 9 LATAM 2019-04-24 South America 4th $6,000
Allied Esports Vegas Minor 2019-06-09 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 5-8th[20] $4,000
Brasileirão 2019 2019-07-28 São Paulo, Brazil 3rd $13,242
Six Major Raleigh 2019 2019-08-13 Raleigh, North Carolina 13-16th $5,000
Pro League Season 10 LATAM 2019-10-26 South America 1st Finals
Pro League Season 10 Finals 2019-11-09 Tokoname, Japan 5-8th $20,000
Six Invitational 2020 2020-02-16 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2nd $450,000

Rosters[edit]

Game Nat. Name ID Role Previous Team Join Date
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Sweden Fredrik Sterner REZ Rifler Epsilon Esports 12 June 2017[21]
Sweden Nicolas Gonzalez Zamora Plopski Rifler Team Ancient 19 June 2019
Sweden Simon Eliasson twist Rifler/AWPer Fnatic 27 September 2019[11]
Sweden Tim Jonasson nawwk Rifler/AWPer Team GamerLegion 21 January 2020[22]
Sweden Hampus Poser Hampus Captain Team GamerLegion May 19, 2020[23]
Sweden Björn Pers THREAT Coach Ninjas In Pyjamas 18 October 2019[24]
Sweden Jonas Oloffson Lekr0 Benched Fnatic 26 January 2017[25]
Dota 2 Sweden Charlie Arat CharlieDota Carry Chicken Fighters April 22nd, 2020
Czech Republic Ondřej Štarha Supream^ Solo Middle Chicken Fighters April 22nd, 2020
Czech Republic Jonáš Volek SabeRLight- Offlaner Chicken Fighters April 22nd, 2020
Sweden Adrian Kryeziu Era Support Chicken Fighters April 22nd, 2020
Russia Akbar Butaev SoNNeikO Captain/Support Chicken Fighters April 22nd, 2020
FIFA Sweden Olle Arbin Ollelito Player None -
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Brazil Julio Giacomelli Julio Player Black Dragons eSports 11 July 2018[12]
Brazil João Gomes Kamikaze Player Black Dragons eSports 11 July 2018[12]
Brazil Gustavo Rigal Psycho Player Black Dragons eSports 11 July 2018[12]
Brazil Murilo Muzi Muzi Player Santos Dexterity 31 March 2019[15]
Brazil Gabriel Fernandes pino Player PaiN Gaming 10 November 2018[26]
Brazil Andre Cardoso BOB Coach/Manager None 6 March 2019[27]
Valorant Sweden Malkolm Rench Bonkar Player Ninjas In Pyjamas April 8, 2020
Norway Ken Aspe Strand isbittenner Player Ninjas In Pyjamas April 8, 2020
Bulgaria Alex Suchev Alex Player Ninjas In Pyjamas April 8, 2020
United States Erik Sjösten Bird Coach Ninjas In Pyjamas April 8, 2020


Notable Tournament Results[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Tournament End Date Location Placement Prize
ESWC 2012 2012-11-04 Paris, France 1st $12,000
DreamHack Winter 2012 2012-11-24 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $22,638
AMD Sapphire Invitational 2012-12-03 Prague, Czech Republic 1st $10,000
ESL Major Series One - Spring 2013 2013-04-14 Katowice, Poland 1st $12,000
ESEA Global Finals Season 13 2013-04-21 Dallas, Texas, USA 1st $17,500
DreamHack Summer 2013 2013-06-18 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $10,815
ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013 2013-06-30 Cologne, Germany 3-4th $4,000
ESEA Global Finals Season 14 2013-08-14 Dallas, Texas, USA 1st $20,000
Dreamhack Bucharest 2013 2013-09-13 Bucharest, Romania 1st $7,500
StarLadder StarSeries VII 2013-10-13 Kiev, Ukraine 3rd $2,500
DreamHack Winter 2013 2013-11-30 Jönköping, Sweden 2nd $50,000
Fragbite Masters Season 1 2013-12-13 Sweden 1st $10,652
Svecup 2013 Grand Finals 2013-12-14 Göteborg, Sweden 1st $22,807
ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014 2014-03-16 Katowice, Poland 2nd $50,000
Copenhagen Games 2014 2014-04-20 Copenhagen, Denmark 1st $19,341
DreamHack Summer 2014 2014-06-17 Jönköping, Sweden 1st $10,000
ESL One Cologne 2014 2014-08-17 Cologne, Germany 1st $100,000
DreamHack Winter 2014 2014-11-29 Jönköping, Sweden 2nd $50,000
Gfinity Spring Masters 1 2015-03-22 London, United Kingdom 2nd $15,000
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season 2015-04-25 Bucharest, Romania 3rd $10,000

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

Tournament End Date Location Placement Prize
Dreamhack Valencia 2018 2018-07-14 Valencia, Spain 5-8th[18] $1,000
Six Major Paris 2018 2018-08-17 Paris, France 5-8th[19] $12,250
Pro League Season 8 LATAM 2018-10-24 South America 6th $4,500
OGA PIT Season 2 2018-10-29 Brazil 2nd $3,750
Six Invitational 2019 2018-02-17 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 13-16th $20,000
Pro League Season 9 LATAM 2019-04-24 South America 4th $6,000
Allied Esports Vegas Minor 2019-06-09 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 5-8th[20] $4,000
Brasileirão 2019 2019-07-28 São Paulo, Brazil 3rd $13,242
Six Major Raleigh 2019 2019-08-13 Raleigh, North Carolina 13-16th $5,000
Pro League Season 10 LATAM 2019-10-26 South America 1st Finals
Pro League Season 10 Finals 2019-11-09 Tokoname, Japan 5-8th $20,000
Six Invitational 2020 2020-02-16 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2nd $450,000

References[edit]

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  2. ^ [2] Archived 15 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ [3] Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [4] Archived 21 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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  8. ^ Fischer, Annabelle (13 November 2015). "Ninjas in Pyjamas' Dota 2 team disbands". TheScore eSports. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
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  17. ^ gohaN (14 December 2019). "Obrigado @NiPGaming, foi uma honra ter passado por essa organizacao. Sobre meu futuro só Deus sabe, agradeço por cada dia em breve novidades e bom verão pra geral tmj". @Guilherme_gohaN (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 January 2020.
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  22. ^ Pyjamas, Ninjas in. "CS:GO Roster Update: Goodbye f0rest". Ninjas in Pyjamas. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  23. ^ Pyjamas, Ninjas in. "Hampus replaces Lekr0 on the active CS:GO roster". Ninjas in Pyjamas. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
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  26. ^ "Rainbow Six Squad acquires new player". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Our Rainbow Six Siege roster welcomes a new head coach". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
EMS One Katowice 2014
Virtus.pro
ESL One Cologne 2014 winner
2014
Succeeded by
DreamHack Winter 2014
Team LDLC.com