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Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
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Team Information
LocationSweden
History
CreatedOrganization 2000-06-??
LoL Division 2013-05-21
Roster
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Ninjas in Pyjamas, often abbreviated NiP, is a European esports organization that was formed in 2000. The organization started as a Counter-Strike team, and became a top contender in the competitive scene for seven years. In 2007, the organization decided it was time to disband and attempt new things. In 2012, with the long awaited release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newly inspired NiP organization reformed and created a new roster to compete once again. In May 2013, as part of its reformation, they picked up the previous roster of Copenhagen Wolves to form their first League of Legends team. The League of Legends NiP team is notable for competing in the summer split of the Season 3 European League Championship Series (LCS).

History

Formation of Ninjas in Pyjamas

In May 2013, the Ninjas in Pyjamas organization created their first League of Legends team by acquiring the former roster of Copenhagen Wolves: Bjergsen, Deficio, TheTess, Svenskeren, and NeeGodbro.

Season 3

NiP competed in the Summer Split of the Season 3 EU League Championship Series, since the roster had qualified for a spot at the earlier Promotion Tournament playing as the Copenhagen Wolves.

Due to an unsatisfactory 2-6 start after two weeks of the summer split, NiP underwent a major roster change by benching NeeGodbro, TheTess, and Svenskeren, while recruiting former Heimerdinger's Colossi teammates extinkt, Malunoo and Freeze as the starting top laner, jungler, and AD carry, respectively.

A month later, extinkt would announce his retirement from competitive League of Legends and leave the team. Three days later, his role in the top lane would be filled by Mimer. NiP finished the season strongly, going 13-7 throughout the final seven weeks and finishing in a four-way tie for second at 15-13. After a poor showing at the week 9 tiebreaker, Ninjas in Pyjamas was seeded fifth going into the summer playoffs.

In August, NiP quickly exited contention after a 0-2 first round loss to Gambit Gaming. In the fifth place match, Team ALTERNATE prevailed 2-1 over the Ninjas in Pyjamas, sending NiP to the Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament.

Pre-Season 4

At the Spring Split Promotion Tournament in December 2013, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced their intent to face Kiedyś Miałem Team of Poland in their match. Although NiP were heavy favorites, Kiedyś Miałem won in a 3-0 sweep, and the Ninjas in Pyjamas were denied a spot in the Season 4 Spring Split of the European League Championship Series.

2017 Season

Prior to the start of the summer split, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced their acquisition of the EULCS spot from Fnatic Academy who was just promoted from the 2017 EULCS Summer Promotion. However, the organization quickly drew criticisms for letting go of all the original Fnatic Academy roster and instead brought on Profit, Shook, Nagne, HeaQ, and [9sprattel]] as their starting line up.

Placed in Group A with other strong teams like Fnatic and G2 Esports, the team soon found themselves at the bottom rung of the group, despite the fact that all the players on the starting roster were veterans. With language barriers plaguing team communication and poor team synergy, NiP wereforced to play in the 2018 EULCS Spring Promotion matches in order to retain their EULCS spot for 2018.

In their first promotion match, NiP lost to [Giants]] 1-3, but made a comeback in the second round by defeating Mysterious Monkeys 3-0. Unfortunately, the team could not retain that momentum and were relegated after failing to secure a single win against FC Schalke 04 in the last round of the promotion.

Timeline


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Former


Temporary Subs

|- |France |Istari |Ugo Simon-Meslet |Mid |Russia Alex Ich |rowspan=2|FACEIT Gamescom Challenge |- |Belgium |ImSoFresh |Karim Bbahla |Jungle |France loulex |- |Czech Republic |Mozilla |Pavel Klaban |Top |Russia Alex Ich |rowspan=3|2014 EU Challenger Summer Series #1 |- |Germany |Exileh |Fabian Schubert |Mid | |- |Estonia |Voidle |Erih Sommermann |Support | |- |Germany |PowerOfEvil |Tristan Schrage |Mid | |rowspan=2|DreamHack Summer 2014 |- |Estonia |Voidle |Erih Sommermann |Support | |- |United Kingdom |Shacker |Mojtaba Aflaton |Jungle |Sweden Amin |2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1


Player LCS Participation

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Organization

Current

|- |Sweden | HeatoN |Emil Christensen |Owner/Founder

|- |Norway | |Hicham Chahine |Chief Executive Officer

|- |Sweden | JW |Johan Wältare |Chief Operating Officer

|- |Sweden | Jed |Robin Jedhammer |Team Manager

|- |Norway | NicoThePico |Nicholas Korsgaard |Head Coach

|- |Sweden | |Jens Hofer |Mental Coach



Former

|- |Sweden | |Per Lilliefelth |Chief Executive Officer |Template:None |- |Norway | flabbert |Gustav M. Karto |Managing Director |Template:None |- |Taiwan | Clement |Kai-hsin Chu (祝愷信) |Head Coach |Blanklogo std.png Not found

|- |Denmark | lucann |Stefan Nielsen |Manager |Template:None


Team Achievements

2013

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-15 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ LCS Europe Season 4 Spring Promotion 0 : 3 KMTlogo std.png Kiedys Mialem Team
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2 CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves $ 8,000
2013-08-25 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th LCS EU Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2 ATnlogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
2013-08-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th LCS EU Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.png Not found

2014

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-07 CS EU logo.png A44th 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love $ 3,000
2014-07-30 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #2 1 : 2 SK Primelogo std.png SK Gaming Prime $ 4,000
2014-06-21 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1 0 : 2 H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming $ 4,000
2014-06-16 DH-star.png A11st DreamHack Summer 2014 2 : 0 RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming SEK 70,000
2014-04-24 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2014 EU LCS Summer Promotion 2 : 3 M Spiritlogo std.png Millenium
2014-04-11 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 C9Elogo std.png Cloud9 Eclipse $ 10,000
2014-03-28 CS EU logo.png A11st 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2 2 : 0 DNL EUlogo std.png Denial eSports EU $ 6,000
2014-02-15 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2 C9Elogo std.png Cloud9 Eclipse $ 4,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-04 A33rd 2014 Black Monster Cup Europe Fall 2 : 1 TSLlogo std.png Team SalsaLoL € 1,750
2014-08-17 A22nd FACEIT Gamescom Challenge 0 : 2 H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming $ 3,750
2014-04-19 A11st Copenhagen Games 2014 2 : 0 C9Elogo std.png Cloud9 Eclipse € 9,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-27 A11st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 3 2 : 0 RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming $ 1,300
2014-06-28 A11st SoloMid EU Invitational 7 3 : 1 SK Primelogo std.png SK Gaming Prime $ 1,200
2014-05-19 A11st SoloMid EU Invitational 6 3 : 0 Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2 $ 1,200
2014-02-02 A11st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 2 : 0 SK Primelogo std.png SK Gaming Prime $ 1,000
2014-01-28 A11st EUW Challenger Series #18 3 : 0 TFSlogo std.png The Fox Sound $ 350

2017

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-12 LCS logo 25x25.png A55th 2017 EU LCS Summer Round Robin Group A 2 : 11 Blanklogo std.png Not found

2018

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-25 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2018 EU LCS Summer Promotion 0 : 3 S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04 Esports

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