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Ninjas in Pyjamas
NiP Logo.png
Team Information
Location: Sweden Sweden
Managers: Gustav "flabbert" M. Karto
Website: http://www.nip.gl/
Sponsor: BenQ
AKRacing
GUNNAR
SteelSeries
Telia
younited
Komplett.se
Facebook: NiP-Gaming
Twitter: NiPGaming
Number of Players: 5
History
Created: 2000-??-?? Organization
2013-05-21 LoL Division
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Ninjas in Pyjamas, often abbreviated NiP, is a European esports organization that was first formed in 2000 to competitively play Counter-Strike. After initially disbanding in 2007, the organization reformed in 2012 to compete in the highly touted new release Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In May 2013, the organization started a League of Legends team by buying out the roster of the Copenhagen Wolves. The Ninjas in Pyjamas team is notable for competing in the summer split of the Season 3 European League Championship Series (LCS) and the 2014 EU Challenger Series.

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History

Formation of Ninjas in Pyjamas

In May 2013, the Ninjas in Pyjamas organization created its first League of Legends team by acquiring the former roster of League Championship Series competitor 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 (the future Team ROCCAT) 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.

Season 4

Despite losing in the Spring Promotion Tournament, their participation still guaranteed them a spot in the playoffs of the first European Challenger Series, also known as the Coke League. In the first series, Ninjas in Pyjamas finished second after winning sets against SK Gaming Prime and Tick Trick and Duck while losing to Cloud 9 Eclipse in a 0-2 sweep. In the second Challenger Series, in March 2014, NiP defeated Gamers 2 and Reason Gaming to secure a spot in the finals against Denial.EU, where they won 2-0. With their two high finishes, Ninjas in Pyjamas clinched the top overall seed in the 2014 Challenger Series finals, earning a first round bye and a chance to win their way back into the LCS.

Timeline

2013

2014

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Role
Denmark Zorozero Morten Rosenquist Top
Sweden Hulberto Johan Johansson Jungle
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Holm Mid
Czech Republic Freeze Aleš Kněžínek AD
Spain Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez Support
Ninjas in Pyjamas Season 3 LCS Summer Roster
Left to Right: Mimer, Malunoo, Bjergsen, Freeze, Deficio

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher Jungle
None
France hyrqBot John Velly Jungle Retired.png Retired
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm Sub SHC XDlogo std.png SUPA HOT CREW
Sweden Malunoo Tobias Magnusson Sub
None
Denmark TheTess Kasper Poulsen Sub/AD
None
Denmark NeeGodbro Dan Van Vo Sub/Top IPGlogo std.png Intellectual Playground
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Support Managerlogo std.png Manager
Germany kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski Top Atnlogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
Denmark Bjergsen Søren Bjerg Mid Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungle Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Melinauskas Top Retired.png Retired
Sweden Mimer Mimer Ahlström Top SHC XDlogo std.png SUPA HOT CREW

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United Kingdom Shacker Mojtaba Aflaton Jungle Sweden Amin 2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
Sweden HeatoN Emil Christensen Chief Executive Officer
Norway flabbert Gustav M. Karto Managing Director

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Manager/Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Denmark lucann Stefan Nielsen Manager
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-04-11 RpPoints.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Playoffs 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud 9 Eclipse $ 10,000
2014-03-28 RpPoints.png A11st 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2 2 : 0 Departedlogo std.png Departed $ 6,000
2014-02-15 RpPoints.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2 C9logo std.png Cloud 9 Eclipse $ 4,000
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2 CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves $ 8,000
2013-08-25 LCSlogo small.png A66th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2 Atnlogo std.png Team ALTERNATE
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A55th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-02-02 A11st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 2 : 0 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Prime $ 1,000
2014-01-28 A11st EUW Challenger Series #18 3 : 0 TFSlogo std.png The Fox Sound $ 350

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2013

2014

See Also

External Links

References

  1. NiP.LoL, welcome to the NiP Family nip-gaming.se
  2. Changes in the NiP.LoL Squad nip-gaming.se
  3. extinkt steps down from the active roster nip-gaming.se
  4. NiP.LoL announce our new toplaner nip-gaming.se
  5. Mimer released from Ninjas in Pyjamas
  6. NiP Announce Roster changes nip-gaming.se
  7. Deficio Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming sk-gaming.com
  9. Announcing the new TSM roster! solomid.net
  10. The new LoL Lineup nip-gaming.se
  11. Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. Deficio's Tweet twitter.com
  13. Amin's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Amin's Tweet twitter.com