Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Nip 2017.png
Team Information
Location: Sweden Sweden
Sponsor(s): ROG Asus
Youtube: NiPGamingOfficial
Facebook: NiP-Gaming
Twitter: NiPGaming
Created: Organization 2000-06-??
LoL Division 2013-05-21
Current Roster
NIP SUMMER 2017.jpg

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).


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.


  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Profit Kim Jun-hyung (김준형) 01 Top 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Netherlands Shook Ilyas Hartsema 02 Jungle 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문) 03 Mid 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Estonia HeaQ Martin Kordmaa 04 AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Sweden sprattel Hampus Abrahamsson 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Netherlands Zhergoth Benjamin Sanchez 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea M1RAGE Kwon Noh-hoon (권노훈) 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-20


ID Name Role Next Team
France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 01 Top GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming
Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 02 Jungle Logo std2.png Mashallah Gaming
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 03 Mid RoXlogo std.png RoX
Afghanistan Jebus Karim Tokhi 04 AD Nevologo std.png Team Nevo
France Dioud Hugo Padioleau 05 Support Meloncatslogo std.png Meloncats
Czech Republic Freeze Aleš Kněžínek 04 AD CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves
Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann 05 Support H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
France loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 02 Jungle H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Norway k0u Tri Tin Lam 02 Jungle Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Holm 03 Mid ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
Spain mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez 05 Support Origenlogo std.png Origen
Denmark Zorozero Morten Rosenquist 01 Top
Sweden Hulberto Johan Johansson 02 Jungle H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher 02 Jungle ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
France hyrqBot John Velly 02 Jungle Retired.png Retired
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm 11 Sub SHC XDlogo std.png SUPA HOT CREW
Sweden Malunoo Tobias Magnusson 11 Sub Retired.png Retired
Denmark TheTess Kasper Poulsen 09 Sub/AD
Denmark NeeGodbro Dan Van Vo 06 Sub/Top IPGlogo std.png Intellectual Playground
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge 05 Support Managerlogo std.png Manager
Germany kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski 01 Top Atnlogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
Denmark Bjergsen Søren Bjerg 03 Mid Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen 02 Jungle Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Melinauskas 01 Top ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
Sweden Mimer Mimer Ahlström 01 Top SHC XDlogo std.png SUPA HOT CREW

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
France Istari Ugo Simon-Meslet Mid Russia Alex Ich FACEIT Gamescom Challenge
Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla Jungle France loulex
Czech Republic Mozilla Pavel Klaban Top Russia Alex Ich 2014 EU Challenger Summer Series #1
Germany Exileh Fabian Schubert Mid
Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann Support
Germany PowerOfEvil Tristan Schrage Mid 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

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Godbro 28 CHWLogo std.png  8 NiPlogo std.png  36 0 36

Svenskeren 28 CHWLogo std.png  8 NiPlogo std.png  28 Sklogo std.png  28 Sklogo std.png  18 Sklogo std.png  18 Sklogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  128 18 146

Bjergsen 23 CHWLogo std.png  28 NiPlogo std.png  22 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  51 104 155

TheTess 26 CHWLogo std.png  8 NiPlogo std.png  34 0 34

Deficio 28 CHWLogo std.png  28 NiPlogo std.png  56 0 56

extinkt 10 NiPlogo std.png  8 ROCCATlogo std.png  18 0 18

Malunoo 23 Dragonbornlogo std.png  20 NiPlogo std.png  43 0 43

Freeze 20 NiPlogo std.png  18 CHWLogo std.png  18 CHWLogo std.png  15 RENlogo std.png  56 15 71

Mimer 10 NiPlogo std.png  28 SHC XDlogo std.png  28 SHC XDlogo std.png  8 Mymlogo std.png  74 0 74

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.



ID Name Position
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


ID Name Position Next Team
Sweden Per Lilliefelth Chief Executive Officer
Norway flabbert Gustav M. Karto Managing Director
Taiwan Clement Kai-hsin Chu (祝愷信) Head Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge 11 Manager/Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Denmark lucann Stefan Nielsen Manager

Team Achievements

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
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
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.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
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 Reason Gaminglogo std.png Reason Gaming SEK 70,000
2014-04-24 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2014 EU LCS Summer Promotion 2 : 3 Milllogo std.png Millenium
2014-04-11 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9 Eclipse $ 10,000
2014-03-28 CS EU logo.png A11st 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2 2 : 0 Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports EU $ 6,000
2014-02-15 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2 C9logo 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 C9logo 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 Reason Gaminglogo 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
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.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos


  • 2014
  • 2013




See Also

External Links


  1. [1]
  2. Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post
  3. Deficio's Tweet
  4. Amin's Tweet
  5. Amin's Tweet
  6. NiP parts ways with its League of Legends team
  7. NiP announces the new LoL lineup
  8. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Facebook Post
  9. NiP sign ex-EG analyst as new coach, trying out Voidle, Exileh Coke Series
  10. NiP sings Lucas "Cabochard" Simon=Meslet
  11. LoL player k0u leaves NiP
  12. NiP.LoL, welcome to the NiP Family
  13. Changes in the NiP.LoL Squad
  14. extinkt steps down from the active roster
  15. NiP.LoL announce our new toplaner
  16. Mimer released from Ninjas in Pyjamas
  17. NiP Announce Roster changes
  18. Deficio Twitter Post
  19. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming
  20. Announcing the new TSM roster!
  21. The new LoL Lineup