Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers
CEO:
Norway Hicham Chahine
Manager:
Sweden Emil "HeatoN" Christensen
Team Captain:
Sweden Christopher ""GeT_RiGhT"" Alesund
Total Earnings:
$1,844,607
Links
History
Created:
2000-06-??

Ninjas in Pyjamas is a Swedish eSports organization which was founded in 2000. The team competed in Counter-Strike 1.6 until their dissolution in 2007. In 2012, the team returned with a now heavily renowned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad.

History[edit]

Founding and early history (2000-2002)[edit]

In June 2000, Tommy "Potti" Ingemarsson and Tootzi founded NiP as a LAN-based clan. Over time, more players joined and NiP begin making their mark on the Swedish Counter-Strike scene. Several wins in online and minor offline competitions and leagues ensured their reputation as the top Swedish clan. The early NiP clan changed several names at times and played in multitude of offline LANs. Their first notable LAN event was at CPL Cologne in December, placing a respectable 4th despite having some players unable to attend and needing several replacements. After winning major Babbages CPL tournament in Dallas, Texas, several players left and new players joined afterwards, most notably, Emil "Heaton" Christensen and Jørgen "XeqtR" Johannessen. A sudden split of the team that spread the top NiP players across two rival teams followed. The two rival teams faced each other in Amsterdam for CPL Holland 2001, where both teams reached the finals of the tournament. After the event, a new NiP was formed consisting of HeatoN, Potti, MedioN, Hyb and XeqtR. Soon after XeqtR was kicked and Micheal "ahl" Korduner plus Vesslan were picked up. After they won CPL World Championships, XeqtR, rejoined the team. NiP had a short-lived 7-man lineup, as Vesslan was soon kicked, followed by MedioN retiring and Hyb going inactive. With their new 5th ScreaM and 6th Dracula, NiP would win two more events before the final Birdie LAN in which afterwards, several players left and HeatoN, Potti and XeqtR went to join SK Gaming, thus ending NiP.

Reforming of NiP (2005-2007)[edit]

Contract disputes in SK Gaming lead to the entire line up of the team leaving. Potti then reformed NiP at the start of 2005 along with HeatoN, Hyper, ahl, SpawN and fisker. NiP had their first tournament since reforming, but placing only 3rd at CPL Barcelona. Potti then returned to the main lineup. Soon after several players went back to SK, leaving the current line up at the time to be Potti, HeatoN, walle, zet and ins. Eventually, Potti and HeatoN started to become inactive, being subbed by SpawN and RobbaN. NiP went on to play a few more tournaments, placing 2nd against Polish team Pentagram before the team finally disbanded again.

Domination of the CS:GO scene (2012 September - 2013 April)[edit]

NiP obtained their first victory in Global Offensive online in the Go4CS:GO Cup #6. NiP attended and won their first LAN event at DreamHack Valencia 2012, taking the final over VeryGames. The Ninjas then next played at Electronic Sports World Cup 2012, whose Nordic qualifiers saw NiP win it in convincing fashion, not dropping a single map, therefore qualifying and having their trip fully paid for. NiP eased past their group without dropping a single map against Area 51 Gaming, mousesports, ProGaming.TD and LowLandLions. Their trend of being undefeated would continue in the rest of the event, wrapping up with a 2-0 finish against VeryGames. In ESL Major Series Winter Season 2012, NiP sped to the top of their group with a win over every team except for ASES Club, against which they drew. The next LAN event would be DreamHack Winter 2012, where they went undefeated, once again going head to head with and beating VeryGames in the finals. NiP continued with their winning streak through 2012 with Northcon 2012 being their last LAN event of the year. Being placed in a group consisting of CPLAY,MaxFloPlaY and LowLandLions, NiP eases through undefeated and proceeds to the playoffs, where they would get a walkover in the round of 8 before going yet again undefeated to win the tournament over ESC.

In 2013, after several won competitions, NiP would be delivered their first online loss in the EMS One Season Cup #1 after losing to n!faculty in the quarterfinals. Throughout the season, NiP sped past the SLTV StarSeries V online qualifiers, which they finished as the top team with 13 wins and only one loss against Virtus.pro. After few won LAN events such as TECHLABS Cup Moscow 2013 and Copenhagen Games 2013, the StarSeries V Finals was up next. Coming from a strong performance at Copenhagen Games 2013, NiP were looking to continue their LAN streak here as well. NiP eased past ESC with a 2-0 victory before finally being delivered their first international LAN loss and map loss to Virtus.pro, ending NiP's map and LAN streak.

Continued success (2013 April - 2014 June)[edit]

Following their first loss at SLTV StarSeries V Finals, NiP would attend another LAN at the Raidcall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals where they would go undefeated to win, notably beating VeryGames in the quarter finals and Fnatic in the finals. NiP would move on the play at the ESEA invite season 13 global finals where they would also take the win versus Quantic and again, notably beating VeryGames at the upper bracket finals . NiP fell to eventual winners Copenhagen Wolves online in the semi-finals of the RaidCall EMS One Summer 2013 Cup #1. NiP would then proceed to win the SLTV StarSeries VI finals and ESEA Invite season 14. A loss in the MSI Beat it! 2013: European finals to VeryGames online in the semi-finals 2-0 would result in NiP unable to attend the MSI Beat it LAN finals. Notably, this loss to VeryGames would be NiP’s first in the rivalry. NiP would then proceed to win a string of online tournaments which are the RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 Cup #1 online tournament, FACEIT Cup 2013 August, and the RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 Cup #2. During that period, NiP also proceeded to win DreamHack Summer 2013 and DreamHack Bucharest 2013. The next significant offline tournament ESWC 2013 saw NiP crash out in the semi-finals to VeryGames 2-0 placing them 3/4th. NiP would head in the most significant Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament to date, DreamHack Winter 2013, due to the $250,000 prize pool and as still the significant favorites. Despite being able to overcome VeryGames they were unable to take the win over Fnatic and finished 2nd place. NiP then proceeded to win another online tournament, the Fragbite Masters 2013 and the Svecup Grand Finals 2013, marking the final tournament NiP would win in 2013.

2014 started off with the Dreamhack Stockholm Steelseries CS:GO Invitational 2014, however NiP were unable to clinch the title from Titan (ex-VeryGames), finishing off in 2nd place. NiP’s first win in 2014 would come from the Counter Strike Forever: London which they would take from Fnatic over a 2-0 win. With a loss in the Game Show League Egamingbets Cup 1 online tournament, NiP would then head into the next CS:GO major, EMS One Katowice 2014. Following significant wins over then Complexity and Dignitas, NiP would lose out the title to Virtus.Pro 2-0, taking a 2nd place finish. A 2-0 loss to Titan in the quarter finals of the Fragbite Masters 2014 and a win in the FACEIT March championship 2014 would round up the period before Copenhagen Games 2014 where NiP would take the title beating Virtus.Pro 2-0 in the finals. NiP would win the ESportsventure Cup I before heading into the SLTV StarSeries IX Finals where despite beating Titan to reach the grand finals, they would lose to Natus Vincere and take home 2nd place. Losing out in the FACEIT Spring League 2014, NiP would then win the Mikz Challenge. DreamHack Summer 2014 and the ESPORTSM 2013-2014: Finals would be the next offline events NiP would play in where they would win the first, beating notable teams Titan, HellRaisers and Natus Vincere, but lose in the latter to Fnatic in the grand finals. An online tournament, the Team Dignitas CS:GO SCAN Invitational, would see NiP lose out to Dignitas 2-1 in the finals.

The Decline and changes (2014 June - November)[edit]

NiP would look to take the ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals. The tournament proved to be a disaster as NiP would be first knocked down to the lower bracket by Complexity 2-1 in the round of 8 and despite a win over Manajuma, would be eventually knocked out 2-1 by Virtus.Pro. This would signify the first offline tournament where NiP has placed outside of Top 4 since the start of the lineup. Shortly following ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals, Gfinity 3 would also see NiP continuing their poor performance. Significant losses in the group stages to Epsilon, Fnatic and iBUYPOWER would see them make it out of the group in last place where they would then lose 2-0 to Dignitas. The 2 offline losses signified the lowest point for NiP. The next CS:GO Major, ESL One Cologne 2014, soon followed. Expectations for NiP to win were questionable due to their prior offline losses. Despite a shaky start in the group stages due to a 16-6 loss to Epsilon, NiP were able to defeat HellRaisers to compete in the main bracket. There, NiP took on Cloud9 (ex-Complexity) where the they barely edged them out 2-1 to be able to proceed against LDLC. LDLC were unable to stop NiP, with NiP winning 2-1 to yet again reach the grand finals of a Major. The tournament saw NiP edge 2-1 over Fnatic to take their first Major. NiP would continue to participate in online tournaments such as Caseking of the Hill 5 and Caseking of the Hill 6 which they would win and the CS:GO legends series 1 where NiP would be unable to win over Virtus.Pro. More online tournaments and leagues followed such as Caseking of the Hill 7, FACEIT League EU Season 2, SLTV StarSeries XI and the Hitbox Arena Championship 3 all of which NiP would not win nor qualify for the main event with the exception of the SLTV StarSeries XI where NiP would not attend. The next offline event would be the DreamHack Stockholm CS:GO Invitational 2014 where NiP would repeat their poor performance before ESL One Cologne 2014 by being unable to exit the group stages. NiP then participated in the online tournament, Fragbite Masters - Season 3 where they were knocked out in the first stage of the upper bracket and were knocked out by Fnatic shorty after. The next offline event would be ESWC 2014, again NiP displayed a poor performance by being unable to exit the group stages, losing to Platinium, HellRaisers and Titan.

With the string of poor performances both offline and online, Robbin “Fifflaren” Johansson would announce his departure from NiP, signifying the first roster change since NiP’s CS:GO inception.

A new NiP 5th and partial recovery (2014 November - 2015 April)[edit]

A day after the official departure of long standing NiP player Robbin “Fifflaren” Johansson, Mikail “Maikelele” Bill is announced as the stand-in for the roster. The next major, DreamHack Winter 2014 soon approached and the new line-up would be put to the test. NiP would make it out of the group stages only losing to LDLC, they then beat HellRaisers 2-0, Virtus.Pro 2-1 to meet LDLC in the grand finals. However they unable to secure the tournament as LDLC won 2-1. NiP started 2015 with the Caseking King of Kings online tournament where NiP, despite making out of the group stages in first, would be knocked out by Virtus.Pro 2-0 in the semi-finals. The SLTV StarSeries XII league would also not go well for NiP as despite finishing first in part 1 of the group stages over Dignitas and Epsilon, they would place last in part 2 of groups where teams like EnVyUs* (ex-LDLC), Titan and HellRaisers were present. The next offline event for NiP would be MLG X-Games Aspen 2015. NiP would exit the group stages in first place with wins over Dignitas and KaBuM.TD and a loss to Cloud9. NiP would then beat Fnatic 2-1 to contest the finals against LDLC. LDLC however, took home the tournament with a 2-1 win over NiP. Asus ROG Winter 2015 followed where NiP would be able to take first place. Another offline event followed which would be the Inferno Online Pantamera Challenge. NiP however would not be able to make it out of the round Robbin groups suffering losses from Titan, EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro and Fnatic. NiP would then announce that Mikail “Maikelele” Bill would be substituted by Marcus “Delpan” Larsson for the King of Majors I online tournament that followed. NiP would win 2-0 over EnVyUs but lose 2-0 to Fnatic and drop to the lower bracket where they would lose to Virtus.Pro for a third place finish. NiP would then participate in the FACEIT League 2015, where they announced that Aleksi “allu” Jalli would be standing in to replace Marcus “Delpan” Larsson. Soon after NiP announced that Aleksi “allu” Jalli would be signed on with NiP. NiP then played in the SLTV StarSeries XII league online qualifiers where they would take wins over Copenhagen Wolves and Flipsid3 Tactics which allowed them to qualifiy for the offline finals. NiP then bootcamped in preparation for the next CS:GO Major ESL One: Katowice 2015. NiP would head into ESL One: Katowice 2015 by placing first in their group stages containing CLG, Keyd Stars and HellRaisers. NiP would then face Team SoloMid in the quarterfinals which they would defeat 2-1. Next NiP faced EnVyUs which they would beat 2-0 before facing Fnatic in the grand final. Fnatic however would deny NiP the championship and NiP finished off the event with a 2nd place. NiP moved on to play the Gfinity Spring Masters I where they would finish 2nd place after losing 3-1 to EnVyUs. NiP then headed into the SLTV StarSeries XII league Lan finals where wins over Titan, Virtus.Pro and later Team SoloMid would pit them against EnVyUs. However NiP were yet again unable to clinch the title from EnVyUs and took home 2nd place. On the 27th of April 2015, it was announced that Joona "natu" Leppänen would replace Faruk "pita" Pita as coach for the organisation. NiP would then attend the CS:GO Championship Series. NiP was able to take down EnVyUs before falling to Team SoloMid and dropping to the lower bracket where they faced Fnatic and lost 2-0 to get a 3rd place finish. NiP will then attend the FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 Finals finishing at 2nd after losing to Team SoloMid 2-1. NiP would then attend two online qualifiers, the ESL ESEA Pro League Season I Europe and the CEVO Season 7 Professional. NiP would be unable to qualify for the finals of the ESL ESEA Pro League Season I due to their 5th placing with a 14-8 score but will be able to attend the CEVO LAN finals as they placed first in the standings, however due to unforeseen circumstances, NiP would opt to not attend the tournament.

Continued fall off (2015 April - 2015 September)[edit]

NiP would go into their next significant offline event, the Gfinity Spring Masters 2 where they were eliminated in the group stages. NiP then participated in the ESPORTSM 2015, a domestic competition, where they would proceed to take 1st place. NiP's next event would be DreamHack Summer 2015 where despite making out of group stages in 2nd place consisting of Natus Vincere, Team Dignitas and Team Kinguin, they would lose 2-0 to Fnatic and finish in 3rd/4th place. The Gfinity Summer Masters 1 was up next and NiP would proceed to make it out of their group in 1st place which contained Team Dignitas, Titan and SK Gaming. They then beat Mousesports 2-0 before losing to EnVyUs 3-0 to take 2nd place in the event. Their next offline event would the ESWC 2015 where despite making out of the group stages in 1st place, they would then lose to Flipsid3 Tactics 2-1 to finish 5th/8th place. During the span of offline tournaments, NiP would simultaneously participate in the FACEIT League Stage 2 Europe qualifiers where placing 4th they were able to attend the FACEIT League Stage 2 Finals. However NiP did not make it out of the group stages consisting of Fnatic, Team SoloMid and Team Liquid due to losing to both Team SoloMid and Fnatic. Following this event, the next CS Major ESL Cologne 2015 would be attended by NiP. NiP would be placed in a group consisting of Team SoloMid, Counter Logic Gaming and Renegades a win over Counter Logic Gaming and a loss to Team SoloMid allowed NiP to receive a high seed which put them later against Renegades where they will win and proceed to the playoffs. In the playoffs, NiP would be unable Virtus.Pro and would proceed to lose 2-0, taking 5th/8th place for the first time in a CS Major. However due to NiP's placing, they would automatically qualify for the next CS Major, Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca 2015. On August 28th, natu announced that he had left his position as coach of NiP, just after a disappointing finish at ESL Cologne 2015.

NiP's 2nd partial recovery (2015 September - Present)[edit]

NiP's next event would be ESL Dubai 2015 where they will be placed in a group consisting of EnVyUs, Virtus.Pro and Cloud9. Wins over Cloud9 and a significant 2-0 win over EnVyUs in the group stages would allow NiP to proceed to the semi-finals where they will then fall to Team SoloMid 2-1 to finish 3rd/4th place. The next event, where NiP would participate was Gfinity Champions Of Champions, where the 4 teams with major wins, would battle it out in order to win $50,000. NiP would finish 3rd/4th (last) after losing 2-3 to Fnatic. The final and last major NiP would participate in 2015 would be Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca where NiP would proceed to the playoffs after placing 2nd in the group stages by losing 13-16 to Titan, then winning 16-11 against Team Liquid and later on beating Titan 2-0. NiP's next opponent would be Team SoloMid who were at that point the favorites. NiP would however defeat Team SoloMid 2-0, allowing them to then face Natus Vincere in the semi-finals. Natus Vincere would proceed to defeat NiP 2-0 knocking them out of the tournament with a respectable 3rd/4th finish. Due to NiP making out of the group stages, they would automatically be invited to next major; being MLG Columbus 2016. After Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca NIP would be invited after coming 4th in FACEIT League Stage 3 2015 Europe to Dreamhack Open Winter 2015, where they will be put in group stages, facing Fnatic, Luminosity and Team Envyus. NiP would start off by beating Team EnVyUs 16-8, then losing to Fnatic 4-16. NiP would later on face Luminosity and lose 1-2 in a Bo3 decider series. The loss would mean that NIP would fail to get out of group stages, finishing 5th-6th. Following the disappointing loss, NiP attended the Fragbite Masters Season 5 Finals where they would see better results with wins over SK Gaming and Fnatic. Fnatic would ultimately defeat NiP 2-1 in the grand finals. This tournament marked the final event Aleksi "allu" Jalli played with the Ninjas.

Rumors went around as to who the next player would be and after much speculation, NiP released a day by day reveal of their new 2016 roster. Following the reveal, NiP would continue to field 4 of their players with the new NiP 5th revealed as Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi. Adding on to supplement the roster, Björn "THREAT" Pers was announced to be their new coach on the 1st of January.

*LDLC was acquired by EnVyUs only after MLG X-Games Aspen 2015

Timeline[edit]

  • August 10th - Ninjas in Pyjamas announce their comeback by switching from CS 1.6 to CS: Global Offensive.[13]
  • February 21st - A new website is released.
  • February 24th - NiP signs allu. [18]
  • March 18th - Maikelele leaves. [19]
  • April 27th - pita steps down from his coaching role with the team, with natu joining in his place. [20]
  • August 28th - natu announces that he has officially stepped down from NiP, following the disappointing results yielded at ESL Cologne 2015. [21]
  • December 7th - allu announces NiP departure. [22]
  • December 29th - pyth is announced as the new member. [23]
  • January 1st - THREAT is announced as the new coach of the team [24]
  • August 17th - disco doplan will be standing in for pyth due to the latter recovering from a hand injury.[25]
  • August 30th - NiP part ways with stand-in disco doplan and bring in former player Maikelele to stand-in.[26]
  • November 6th - NiP announce pyth's return to the starting lineup, resulting in Maikelele to become a free agent.[27]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Sweden f0rest Patrik Lindberg 2012-08-10 [13]
Sweden GeT_RiGhT Captain Christopher Alesund 2012-08-10 [13]
Sweden friberg Adam Friberg 2012-08-10 [13]
Sweden Xizt Richard Landström 2012-08-10 [13]
Sweden draken William Sundin 2017-03-13 [28]
Sweden THREAT (Coach) Björn Pers 2016-01-01 [24]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden pyth Jacob Mourujärvi 2015-12-29 [23] 2017-05-19 [28][29]
Finland allu Aleksi Jalli 2015-02-24 [18] 2015-12-07 [22] Encelogo std.png ENCE eSports
Finland natu (Coach) Joona Leppänen 2015-04-27 [20] 2015-08-28 [21] Encelogo std.png ENCE eSports
Bosnia and Herzegovina pita (Coach) Faruk Pita 2014-08-13 [14] 2015-04-27 [20] CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Sweden Maikelele Mikail Bill 2014-11-04 [17] 2015-03-18 [19] Lgblogo std.png LGB eSports
Sweden Fifflaren Robin Johansson 2012-08-10 [13] 2014-11-03 [16]
Retired
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Sweden freddieb  
Epsilonlogo std.png
Fredrik Buö
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Sweden friberg Adam Friberg Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Europe
Sweden Maikelele   Maikel Bill
Arrow.png
Sweden pyth Jacob Mourujärvi ESL Pro League Season 4[26]
StarLadder i-League Season 2 Finals[26]
EPICENTER 2016
ELEAGUE Season 2
ESL Pro League Season IV Finals
Sweden disco doplan  
Epsilonlogo std.png
Joakim Gidetun
Arrow.png
Sweden pyth Jacob Mourujärvi ESL Pro League Season 4[25]
Sweden THREAT  
Niplogo std.png
Björn Pers
Arrow.png
Sweden pyth Jacob Mourujärvi MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016
Finland allu  
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Aleksi Jalli
Arrow.png
Sweden Maikelele Maikel Bill FACEIT 2015 EU League 1
Sweden Delpan   Marcus Larsson
Arrow.png
Sweden Maikelele Maikel Bill Star Ladder: Star Series - Season XII Group Stage #2
King of Majors I
Sweden pyth  
Csgologo std.png
Jacob Mourujärvi
Arrow.png
Sweden f0rest Patrik Lindberg FACEIT League 2 - Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina pita  
Sklogo std.png
Faruk Pita
Arrow.png
Sweden friberg Adam Friberg Team Dignitas CS:GO SCAN Invitational
Denmark karrigan   Finn Andersen
Arrow.png
Sweden f0rest Patrik Lindberg Mikz Challenge
Original NiP Squad (2000-2002)
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden HeatoN Captain Emil Christensen 2001 2002-06-14 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Norway XeqtR Jørgen Johannessen 2001 2002-06-14 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden Potti Tommy Ingemarsson 2001 2002-06-14 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden Potti Tommy Ingemarsson 2000 2001 Eyeballerslogo std.png Eyeballers
Sweden Hyb Johan Carlund 2000-10-01 2001 Gameonlinelogo std.png GameOnline
Sweden Medion Erik Engström 2000 2002
Sweden Tootzi Christoffer Olsson 2001 2002 Cstrikelogo std.png antiheroclan
Sweden Vesslan Johan Ryman 2001 2001 Cstrikelogo std.png Nordic Division
Sweden Dracula Issa Chebaro 2002 2002
Sweden ScreaM Patrick Roth 2002 2002 Cstrikelogo std.png Nordic Division
Reformed NiP Squad (2005-2007)
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden walle Dennis Wallenberg 2005-05-28[4] 2007-08-30 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden Tentpole Kristoffer Nordlund 2007-03-14[11] 2007-08-30 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden face Johan Klasson 2007-03-14[11] 2007-08-30 Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers
Sweden GeT_RiGhT Christopher Alesund 2007-08-30[12] 2007-08-30 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden HeatoN (Coach) Emil Christensen 2007-08-30[12] 2007-08-30 Stockholm Magnetiklogo std.png Stockholm Magnetik
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden HeatoN Captain Emil Christensen 2005-01-01[1] 2006-08-14[7] Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden vilden Christian Lidström 2005-02-24[2] 2005-05-26[3] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden ahl Michael Korduner 2005-01-01[1] 2005-05-26[3] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden Hyper Daniel Kuusisto 2005-01-01[1] 2005-05-26[3] Raw gaming logostd.png Raw Gaming
Sweden SpawN Abdisamad Mohamed 2005-01-01[1] 2005-05-26[3] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden fisker Christer Eriksson 2005-01-01[1] 2005-05-26[3] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden Potti Tommy Ingemarsson 2005-01-01[1] 2006-03-06[6]
Retired
Sweden zet Marcus Sundström 2005-06-15[5] 2007-01-13[9] Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Sweden ins Oskar Holm 2005-06-15[5] 2007-01-17[10] Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
Sweden RobbaN Robert Dahlström 2006-03-06[6] 2007-01-08[8] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden SpawN Abdisamad Mohamed 2006-08-14[7] 2007-01-08[8] Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sweden miniwalle Jonathan Wallenberg 2007-01-17[10] 2007-08-30[12]
Sweden Bullen Björn Wall 2007-01-17[10] 2007-03-14[11]
Retired
Norway KF3 Øyvind Magnestad 2007-01-17[10] 2007-03-14[11] Csgologo std.png Team Convention
Sweden HeatoN Captain Emil Christensen 2007-01-17[10] 2007-08-14[12] Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden Niko Niklas Johansson 2007 2007 Begriplogo std.png Begrip Gaming
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Sweden blomstar   Fabian Åkermark
None
Sweden azl   Max Höög
None

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Norway Hicham Chahine CEO  
Sweden HeatoN Emil Christensen Manager  

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date
Sweden yzn Yacine Laghmari Streamer    
Sweden Per Lilliefelth CEO    
Sweden Fiskoo Niklas Fischier CEO    
Sweden BUDAK Anton Budak Manager    
Sweden Patric Jönsson CEO (Interim)    

Trivia[edit]

Team achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-11-20 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland 2 : 1 Sklogo std.png $128,000
2016-09-11 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 2 : 0 G2esplogo std.png $130,000
2016-04-17 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 2 : 0 Navilogo std.png $100,000
2015-03-15 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL One: Katowice 2015 1 : 2 Fnatic origlogo std.png $50,000
2014-11-29 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Winter 2014 1 : 2 Ldlc2012logo std.png $50,000
2014-08-17 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL One: Cologne 2014 2 : 1 Fnatic origlogo std.png $100,000
2014-03-16 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 0 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $50,000
2013-11-30 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Winter 2013 1 : 2 Fnatic origlogo std.png $50,000
2006-09-29 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png KODE5 2006 16 - 8 Wnvlogo std.png $25,000
2001-12-09 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png 2001 CPL Winter 2 : 1 Cstrikelogo std.png $50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

Highlight videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 gurkan "Stentrollet" (2005-01-01). "SK.swe kommer tillbaka som Ninjas in Pyjamas *". Fragbite.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2005-02-24). "vilden går till NiP". Fragbite.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2005-05-26). "Massavhopp från NiP". Fragbite.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2005-05-28). "NiP rekryterar walle som ersätts av iLight i mTw". Fragbite.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2005-06-15). "NiP presenterar sitt nya lag". Fragbite.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Johan "Fajri" (2006-03-06). "RobbaN hoppar in för inaktive Potti i NiP". Fragbite.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2006-08-14). "RobbaN fullvärdig medlem i NiP – SpawN spelar ikväll". Fragbite.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 HANCU (2007-01-08). "NiP Without RobbaN and SpawN". HLTV.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ecto (2007-01-13). "coL release their 2007 roster!". HLTV.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Gazza (2007-01-17). "NiP announce new lineup". HLTV.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 atticus (2007-03-14). "face and tentpole join NiP". HLTV.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Nix0n (2007-08-14). "New Ninjas in NiP". HLTV.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 NiP back with star-CS: GO team fragbite.se
  14. 14.0 14.1 Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen (2014-08-13). "NiP add pita as a strategy adviser". HLTV.
  15. Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen (2014-08-17). "NiP win ESL One Cologne 2014". HLTV.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2014-11-03). "Fifflaren leaves NiP". HLTV.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2014-11-04). "Maikelele joins NiP". HLTV.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-02-24). "Official: NiP sign allu". HLTV.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-03-18). "Maikelele joins LGB". HLTV.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-04-27). "natu joins NiP as coach". HLTV.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-08-28). "NiP release natu". HLTV.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2015-12-07). "allu announces NiP departure". HLTV.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld (2015-12-29). "Ninjas in Pyjamas presents: Ninja #3". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Petter "PRIESt" Nilsson (2016-01-01). "Ninjas in Pyjamas presents: Ninja #6". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  25. 25.0 25.1 BengaCS (2016-08-17). "disco doplan to stand in for NiP". HLTV.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Striker (2016-08-30). "Maikelele to stand-in for NiP". HLTV.
  27. MIRAA (2016-11-06). "NiP announce pyth return". HLTV.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Petter "PRIESt" Nilsson (2017-03-13). "Annoucement: Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO Roster Change". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Jacob Mourujärvi (2017-05-19). "As of today my contract with NiP has expired".
  30. Facebook announcement and Spotify link for the Team Song.