Ninjas in Pyjamas
|Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|Managers:||Gustav "flabbert" M. Karto|
|Number of Players:||5|
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
- 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.
- January 11th, hyrqBot leaves.
- January 13th, Deficio retires. Amin joins.
- February 18th, Amin leaves.
|Mithy||Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez||Support|
|MrRalleZ||Rasmus Skinneholm||Sub||SUPA HOT CREW|
|NeeGodbro||Dan Van Vo||Sub/Top||Intellectual Playground|
|kev1n||Kevin Rubiszewski||Top||Team ALTERNATE|
|Bjergsen||Søren Bjerg||Mid||Team SoloMid|
|Svenskeren||Dennis Johnsen||Jungle||SK Gaming|
|Mimer||Mimer Ahlström||Top||SUPA HOT CREW|
|Shacker||Mojtaba Aflaton||Jungle||Amin||2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1|
|HeatoN||Emil Christensen||Chief Executive Officer|
|flabbert||Gustav M. Karto||Managing Director|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-04-11||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Playoffs||1 : 3||Cloud 9 Eclipse||$ 10,000|
|2014-03-28||1st||2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2||2 : 0||Departed||$ 6,000|
|2014-02-15||2nd||2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1||0 : 2||Cloud 9 Eclipse||$ 4,000|
|2013-11-24||2nd||IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament||0 : 2||Copenhagen Wolves||$ 8,000|
|2013-08-25||6th||LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs||1 : 2||Team ALTERNATE|
|2013-08-17||5th||LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season||15 : 13||Group Stage (W/L)|
- May 21st - Former Copenhagen Wolves LoL team becomes NiP.LoL with Gaming.dk
- January 13th - We are Ninjas in Pyjamas - Ask us Anything with Reddit
- Ninjas in Pyjamas welcome a new team!
- Wolves upgraded into Ninjas (in Pyjamas)
- Tour of NiP Gaming House
- 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 Facebook Post facebook.com
- Deficio's Tweet twitter.com
- Amin's Tweet twitter.com
- Amin's Tweet twitter.com