Ninjas in Pyjamas
|Created||Organization 2000-06-?? |
LoL Division 2013-05-21
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 2013 and 2014 EU LCS as well as the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split.
Formation of Ninjas in Pyjamas
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.
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.
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.
- January 11th, hyrqBot leaves.
- January 13th, Deficio retires. Amin joins.
- February 18th, Amin leaves.
- May 1st, Roster is released from organization. Zorozero, Hulberto, Nukeduck, Freeze, and Mithy leave.
- May 8th, Ninjas in Pyjamas reforms. Alex Ich, k0u, Nukeduck, Freeze, and Mithy join.
- June 2nd, Nukeduck and Mithy are released following their suspension from the LCS and Challenger Series.
- June 10th, Clement Chu joins as the head coach.
- June 16th, 1st Place at DreamHack Summer 2014.
- July 8th, Alex Ich moves to Mid. Cabochard joins.
- July (approx.), Voidle officially joins.
- August 4th, k0u leaves, while loulex joins.
- August (approx.), loulex leaves.
- August 25th, ImSoFresh and Dioud join. Voidle leaves.
- September 4th, Jebus joins. Freeze leaves.
- September (approx.), previous roster disbands.
- May 22nd, Ninjas in Pyjamas acquires the previous roster of Copenhagen Wolves. Bjergsen, Deficio, TheTess, Svenskeren, and GodBro join.
- May/June, extinkt and Malunoo join as substitute.
- June 26th, extinkt and Malunoo become the starting top laner and jungler, Freeze joins as the starting AD carry, while NeeGodbro, TheTess, and Svenskeren become substitutes.
- July 23rd, extinkt retires. 
- July 26th, Mimer joins.
- September 13th, Mimer is released.
- September 18th, Kev1n and hyrqBot join. Malunoo becomes a sub.
- October 15th, MrRalleZ joins as a substitute.
- November 2nd, Svenskeren and Bjergsen leave.
- November 3rd, mithy, nukeduck, and Zorozero join. TheTess, NeeGodbro, and kev1n leave. Deficio moves to a manager/coach position.
- December 17th, MrRalleZ leaves.
- May 23rd, EU LCS spot of Fnatic Academy is acquired. Profit, Shook, Nagne, HeaQ, and sprattel join. Zhergoth and Hoon (now M1RAGE) join as subs. NicoThePico joins as head coach.
- May 24th, Jed joins the newly reformed LOL team as manager.
- August 4th, WhiteKnight joins as a sub.
- October 12th, HeaQ leaves.
- October 17th, roster is released. Profit, Shook, Nagne, sprattel, WhiteKnight, Zhergoth, M1RAGE and coach NicoThePico leave.
- April 11th, new roster is announced with Finn, Caedrel, Larssen, XDSMILEYs6, and Hustlin. Candyfloss joins as head coach.
- April 25th, roster disbands. Finn, Caedrel, Larssen, XDSMILEYs6, and Hustlin leave. Candyfloss leaves coaching role.
- July 3rd, new roster is announced. Doxy, Maxi, and Hiiva join, while Larssen and XDSMILEY rejoin. Raqo joins as a sub.
- September 10th, Blumigan rejoins as head coach.
- Profit, Top.
- Shook, Jungle.
- Nagne, Mid.
- HeaQ, AD.
- sprattel, Support.
- Zhergoth, top.
- M1RAGE, top.
- Cabochard, Top.
- ImSoFresh, Jungle.
- Alex Ich, Mid.
- Jebus, AD. Nationality: af.
- Dioud, Support.
- Freeze, AD.
- Voidle, Support.
- loulex, Jungle. Nationality: fr.
- k0u, Jungle. Nationality: no.
- Nukeduck, Mid.
- Mithy, Support.
- Zorozero, Top.
- Hulberto, Jungle.
- Amin, Jungle.
- hyrqBot, Jungle. Nationality: fr.
- MrRalleZ, Sub.
- Malunoo, Sub.
- TheTess, Sub/AD.
- NeeGodbro, Sub/Top. Nationality: dk.
- Deficio, Support.
- kev1n, Top. Nationality: de.
- Bjergsen, Mid.
- Svenskeren, Jungle.
- extinkt, Top. Nationality: lt.
- Mimer, Top.
|- | |Istari |Ugo Simon-Meslet |Mid | Alex Ich |rowspan=2|FACEIT Gamescom Challenge |- | |ImSoFresh |Karim Bbahla |Jungle | loulex |- | |Mozilla |Pavel Klaban |Top | Alex Ich |rowspan=3|2014 EU Challenger Summer Series #1 |- | |Exileh |Fabian Schubert |Mid | |- | |Voidle |Erih Sommermann |Support | |- | |PowerOfEvil |Tristan Schrage |Mid | |rowspan=2|DreamHack Summer 2014 |- | |Voidle |Erih Sommermann |Support | |- | |Shacker |Mojtaba Aflaton |Jungle | Amin |2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1
- Deficio, Manager/Coach.
|- | | lucann |Stefan Nielsen |Manager |Template:None
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2013-12-15||NQ||LCS Europe Season 4 Spring Promotion||0 : 3||Kiedys Mialem Team|
|2013-11-24||2nd||IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament||0 : 2||Copenhagen Wolves||$ 8,000|
|2013-08-25||6th||LCS EU Season 3 Summer Playoffs||1 : 2||Team ALTERNATE|
|2013-08-17||5th||LCS EU Season 3 Summer Regular Season||15 : 13||Not found|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-08-07||4th||2014 EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs||0 : 3||Unicorns Of Love||$ 3,000|
|2014-07-30||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #2||1 : 2||SK Gaming Prime||$ 4,000|
|2014-06-21||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1||0 : 2||H2k-Gaming||$ 4,000|
|2014-06-16||1st||DreamHack Summer 2014||2 : 0||Reason Gaming||SEK 70,000|
|2014-04-24||NQ||2014 EU LCS Summer Promotion||2 : 3||Millenium|
|2014-04-11||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs||1 : 3||Cloud9 Eclipse||$ 10,000|
|2014-03-28||1st||2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2||2 : 0||Denial eSports EU||$ 6,000|
|2014-02-15||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1||0 : 2||Cloud9 Eclipse||$ 4,000|
|In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments|
|2014-07-27||1st||FACEIT Challenger Invitational 3||2 : 0||Reason Gaming||$ 1,300|
|2014-06-28||1st||SoloMid EU Invitational 7||3 : 1||SK Gaming Prime||$ 1,200|
|2014-05-19||1st||SoloMid EU Invitational 6||3 : 0||Gamers2||$ 1,200|
|2014-02-02||1st||FACEIT Challenger Invitational||2 : 0||SK Gaming Prime||$ 1,000|
|2014-01-28||1st||EUW Challenger Series #18||3 : 0||The Fox Sound||$ 350|
- January 13th - We are Ninjas in Pyjamas - Ask us Anything with Reddit
- May 21st - Former Copenhagen Wolves LoL team becomes NiP.LoL with Gaming.dk
- Ninjas in Pyjamas welcome a new team!
- Wolves upgraded into Ninjas (in Pyjamas)
- Tour of NiP Gaming House
- Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post facebook.com
- Deficio's Tweet twitter.com
- Amin's Tweet twitter.com
- Amin's Tweet twitter.com
- NiP parts ways with its League of Legends team nip.gl
- NiP announces the new LoL lineup nip.gl
- Ninjas in Pyjamas' Facebook Post facebook.com
- NiP sign ex-EG analyst as new coach, trying out Voidle, Exileh Coke Series ongamers.com
- NiP sings Lucas "Cabochard" Simon=Meslet nip.gl
- LoL player k0u leaves NiP nip.gl
- NiP.LoL, welcome to the NiP Family nip-gaming.se
- Changes in the NiP.LoL Squad nip-gaming.se
- extinkt steps down from the active roster nip-gaming.se
- NiP.LoL announce our new toplaner nip-gaming.se
- Mimer released from Ninjas in Pyjamas
- NiP Announce Roster changes nip-gaming.se
- Deficio Twitter Post twitter.com
- New LoL Roster for SK Gaming sk-gaming.com
- Announcing the new TSM roster! solomid.net
- The new LoL Lineup nip-gaming.se
- Ninjas in Pyjamas' Tweet twitter.com
- HeaQ's Tweet twitter.com
- Ninjas in Pyjamas' Tweet twitter.com
- NicoThePico's Tweet twitter.com
- Ninjas in Pyjamas x League of Legends nip.gl
- XDSMILEYs6's Tweet twitter.com
- NiP Website nip.gl
- Blumigan's Tweet twitter.com