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Ninjas in Pyjamas
NiP Logo.png
Team Information
Location: Sweden Sweden
Number of Players: 0
Team Staff
Analysts: Clement Chu
Managers: Gustav "flabbert" M. Karto
Social Media Links
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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 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 theearlier 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 theSeason 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...

Season 4

On March 28th 2014, Mithy and Nukeduck were fined due to extremely toxic behaviour in solo queue.[1] On June 2nd 2014, Mithy and Nukeduck were suspended from the LCS and Challenger Series through the end of the year due to extremely toxic behaviour in solo queue.[2] They were therefore released by Ninjas in Pyjamas.[3]


Player Roster

Ninjas in Pyjamas Season 3 LCS Summer Roster
Left to Right: Mimer, Malunoo, Bjergsen, Freeze, Deficio


ID Name Role Next Team
France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet Top
Gambit Gaming
Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla Jungle
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin Mid
Oritura Sum
Czech Republic Freeze Aleš Kněžínek AD
Copenhagen Wolves
Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann Support
France Loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin Jungle
Norway k0u Tri Tin Lam Jungle
Spain Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez Support
Germany Exileh Fabian Schubert Mid
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Holm Mid
Denmark Zorozero Morten Rosenquist Top
paiN Gaming
Sweden Hulberto Johan Johansson Jungle
Sweden Amin Amin Mezher Jungle
France hyrqBot John Velly Jungle Retired.png Retired
Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm Sub
Sweden Malunoo Tobias Magnusson Sub Retired.png Retired
Denmark TheTess Kasper Poulsen Sub/AD
Denmark NeeGodbro Dan Van Vo Sub/Top
Intellectual Playground
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Support Managerlogo std.png Manager
Germany kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski Top
Denmark Bjergsen Søren Bjerg Mid
Team SoloMid
Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungle
SK Gaming
Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Melinauskas Top Retired.png Retired
Sweden Mimer Mimer Ahlström Top

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United Kingdom Shacker Mojtaba Aflaton Jungle Sweden Amin 2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1
Germany PowerOfEvil Tristan Schrage Mid Germany Exileh DreamHack Summer 2014
Czech Republic Mozilla Pavel Klaban Top Russia Alex Ich 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1



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


ID Name Position Next Team
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Manager/Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Denmark lucann Stefan Nielsen Manager
Taiwan Clement Clement Chu Analyst

Team Achievements

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-04 A33rd 2014 Black Monster Cup EU Summer 2 : 1
Team SalsaLoL
€ 1,750
2014-08-17 FaceitChallenge Logo.png A22nd FACEIT Gamescom Challenge 0 : 2
$ 3,750
2014-08-07 CS EU logo.png A44th 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
Unicorns of Love
$ 3,000
2014-07-30 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #2 1 : 2
SK Gaming Prime
$ 4,000
2014-07-07 FaceitChallenge Logo.png A11st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 3 2 : 0
Reason Gaming
$ 4,000
2014-06-21 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1 0 : 2
$ 4,000
2014-06-17 DH-star.png A11st DreamHack Summer 2014 2 : 0
Reason Gaming
kr 70,000
2014-05-19 A11st SoloMid EU Invitational 6 3 : 0
G2 Esports
$ 1,200
2014-04-19 A11st Copenhagen Games 2014 2 : 0
Cloud 9 Eclipse
€ 9,000
2014-04-11 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
Cloud 9 Eclipse
$ 10,000
2014-03-28 CS EU logo.png A11st 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2 2 : 0
Denial eSports EU
$ 6,000
2014-02-15 CS EU logo.png A22nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2
Cloud 9 Eclipse
$ 4,000
2014-02-02 A11st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 2 : 0
SK Gaming Prime
$ 1,000
2014-01-28 A11st EUW Challenger Series #18 3 : 0
The Fox Sound
$ 350

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2
Copenhagen Wolves
$ 8,000
2013-08-25 LCSlogo small.png A66th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A55th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

Highlight Videos


See Also

External Links


  1. Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Nukeduck and Mithy
  2. League of Legends Competition Ruling - Suspension of Nukeduck and Mithy
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post
  5. Deficio's Tweet
  6. Amin's Tweet
  7. Amin's Tweet
  8. NiP parts ways with its League of Legends team
  9. NiP announces the new LoL lineup
  10. [1]
  11. [2]
  12. [3]
  13. NiP.LoL, welcome to the NiP Family
  14. Changes in the NiP.LoL Squad
  15. extinkt steps down from the active roster[dead link]
  16. NiP.LoL announce our new toplaner
  17. Mimer released from Ninjas in Pyjamas
  18. NiP Announce Roster changes
  19. Deficio Twitter Post
  20. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming
  21. Announcing the new TSM roster!
  22. The new LoL Lineup