Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
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Org LocationSweden Sweden
CreatedOrganization 2000-06-??
LoL Division 2013-05-21
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Ninjas in Pyjamas, often abbreviated as 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.

Season 4

Roster Changes

After a disappointing Summer Split, Ninjas in Pyjamas decided to revamp their roster and acquired kev1n and hyrqBot from SK Gaming in September 2013 to replace Mimer and Malunoo. However, in November 2013, NiP changed their roster once again and acquired Zorozero, nukeduck and mithy from LCS runner-up team Lemondogs. Bjergsen moved to North America and joined Team SoloMid while substitute Svenskeren joined SK Gaming. Deficio retired and moved to a managing and coaching position. kev1n was released after just two months without playing an official match with NiP. Freeze was the only remaining member from NiP's Summer Split roster.

Promotion Tournament and Replacement Play-In

Ninjas in Pyjamas chose to face Kiedyś Miałem Team at the Spring Split Promotion Tournament in their match. Although NiP were heavy favorites, Kiedyś Miałem won in a 3-0 clean sweep, and the Ninjas in Pyjamas were denied a spot in the Season 4 Spring Split of the EU LCS.

After Lemondogs were removed from Spring Split for failing to submit satisfactory paperwork in January 2014, Riot created a Play-In tournament at which the winner would claim the vacant spot in the LCS. As the three losing teams of the Promotion Tournament, Ninjas in Pyjamas would have faced off against MeetYourMakers and SUPA HOT CREW; however, after Zorozero could not update his tournament client in time, NiP was disqualified due to being unable to field an eligable roster.

Challenger Series Spring Split and Summer Promotion

As a team relegated from LCS, Ninjas in Pyjamas were automatically qualified for Spring Series #1 of the EU Challenger Series. As hyrqBot retired, the gap was filled with 16-year-old Challenger jungler Amin. NiP won their first two series against SK Gaming Prime and Tick Trick and Duck, but lost the final against Cloud9 Eclipse with Shacker subbing for Amin. With Hulberto replacing Amin, who would not have been allowed to compete in LCS due to age restrictions, NiP won EU CS Spring Series #2 with series wins against Gamers2, Reason Gaming and Denial eSports EU. As the best performing team of EU CS Spring, NiP received a bye in playoffs. After winning their semifinal against Reason Gaming 2-0, NiP lost the final against Cloud9 Eclipse 1-3, but qualified for the Spring EU LCS Summer Promotion Tournament.

At Promotion Tournament, Ninjas in Pyjamas faced off against 8th placed LCS team Millenium. NiP lost the very close series 2-3 after seven hours, once again not making it into LCS. Around a week later, the roster was released from the organization. Zorozero was rumored to join Counter Logic Gaming after Nien stepped down from the starting lineup, but he decided to go back to school to finish his degree.

Challenger Series Summer Split

A week after releasing their previous lineup, Ninjas in Pyjamas presented a new roster featuring former Gambit Gaming midlaner Alex Ich, who moved to toplane, and former Cloud9 Eclipse jungler k0u. Nukeduck, Freeze and Mithy remained with the organization after their unsuccessful qualification for the EU LCS Summer Split. NiP were automatically qualified for EU CS Summer Series #1 and won their quarterfinal against Unicorns of Love; but on June 2, Nukeduck and Mithy were suspended from LCS and CS for the remainder of the year, and subsequently released from the organization, which was considered a huge blow to Alex Ich's hopes to qualify for LCS.

Exileh and Voidle joined as substitutes for the two vacant positions, and NiP won the semifinal against Gamers2. NiP attended DreamHack Summer 2014 in the meantime with PowerOfEvil instead of Exileh as their midlaner, and won the tournament, defeating n!faculty and Reason Gaming in the playoffs. Mozilla subbed for Alex Ich in the final of EU CS Summer Series #1, which NiP lost against H2k-Gaming. Even though PowerOfEvil impressed in the midlane at DreamHack, Alex Ich decided to swap back to midlane himself, and Cabochard joined as the new toplaner while Voidle became a permanent member of the team. NiP finished EU CS Summer Series #2 in second place after losing the final against SK Gaming Prime.

Prior to playoffs, Ninjas in Pyjamas were shocked by the departure of k0u, who joined Challenger Series rivals Gamers2 and was replaced by loulex. As the best performing team of EU CS Summer, NiP received a bye in EU CS Summer Playoffs and faced SK Gaming Prime. They lost the semifinal 1-2, which meant the third place match against Unicorns of Love, the team of their former midlaner PowerOfEvil, would be the last chance to qualify for the 2015 Spring Promotion Tournament. Despite being huge favorites, NiP lost the series 0-3, and were eliminated.

loulex, Freeze and Voidle left NiP after playoffs. A new roster featuring Cabochard, ImSoFresh, Alex Ich, Jebus and Dioud competed as Ninjas in Pyjamas in various amateur tournaments, however, the new roster was never officially announced by NiP, and they departed from the organization in September. Alex Ich cited broken promises regarding his visa as well as unpaid salaries for his decision. Even though they were planning to join another organization, these plans never came to fruition due to Alex Ich's visa issues, and they disbanded.

2017 Season

After a two and a half year absence from League of Legends, Ninjas in Pyjamas reentered the EU LCS by acquiring the Summer Split spot of Fnatic Academy, who were previously promoted to the league after winning two series against Giants Gaming at the Summer Promotion tournament. Even though Fnatic Academy's roster was considered to be better than NiP's new roster and their players complained about not getting a chance, NiP formed a completely new roster consisting of Profit, Shook, Nagne, HeaQ and sprattel.

After the EU LCS reorganized to a two-group format prior to the spring split, Ninjas in Pyjamas were selected to be in Group A alongside Fnatic, G2 Esports, Misfits Gaming and Team ROCCAT. They started Summer Split in bad form as they could not win a single series in the first seven weeks. In Week 8, after a 0-2 against G2 Esports, NiP finally picked up their first series with a clean 2-0 against Team ROCCAT. Even though NiP upset Fnatic in Week 10, this was only the second series they won, and they finished the regular season in fifth and last place of Group B with a 2-11 record.

As the last placed team of their group, Ninjas in Pyjamas faced demotion from LCS in the 2018 Spring Promotion tournament. NiP lost their first series against Giants Gaming 1-3 and moved on to the lower bracket, where they swept fellow LCS squad Mysterious Monkeys 3-0. After NiP were destroyed in the deciding match against FC Schalke 04 Esports, they were relegated from EU LCS after only one split. NiP eventually released their roster in October.

2018 Season

As a relegated team, Ninjas in Pyjamas were automatically qualified to the European Masters Spring 2018 tournament and picked up Finn, Caedrel, Larssen, XDSMILEYs6 and Hustlin for their new roster. They were placed in Group D alongside MAD Lions E.C., Movistar Riders and SPGeSports.


  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Larssen Emil Larsson 13Mid Laner Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue Esports Club 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-042018-10-04

XDSMILEY Ludvig Granquist 14Bot Laner G2 Hereticslogo std.pngG2 Heretics 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-042018-10-04

Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 15Support Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Premier 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-042018-10-04

Doxy Rafael Adl Zarabi 11Top Laner Galakticoslogo std.pngGalakticos 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-022018-10-02

Maxi Magnus Kristensen 12Jungler FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-022018-10-02

Raqo Max Temminck 23Sub/Mid Level Up esportslogo std.pngLevel Up esports 2018-07-032018-07-03 2018-10-012018-10-01

Finn Finn Wiestål 11Top Laner Movistar Riderslogo std.pngMovistar Riders 2018-04-112018-04-11 2018-04-252018-04-25

Caedrel Marc Robert Lamont 12Jungler Team-LDLClogo std.pngTeam-LDLC 2018-04-112018-04-11 2018-04-252018-04-25

Larssen Emil Larsson 13Mid Laner Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas 2018-04-112018-04-11 2018-04-252018-04-25

XDSMILEYs6 Ludvig Granquist 14Bot Laner Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas 2018-04-112018-04-11 2018-04-252018-04-25

Hustlin Morgan Granberg 15Support GamersOriginlogo std.pngGamersOrigin 2018-04-112018-04-11 2018-04-252018-04-25

Profit Kim Jun-hyung (김준형) 11Top Laner Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

Shook Ilyas Hartsema 12Jungler H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문) 13Mid Laner Beşiktaş Esportslogo std.pngBeşiktaş Esports 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

sprattel Hampus Abrahamsson 15Support H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

WhiteKnight Matti Sormunen 21Sub/Top Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love 2017-08-042017-08-04 2017-10-172017-10-17

Zhergoth Benjamin Sánchez 21Sub/Top None 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

M1RAGE Kwon Noh-hoon (권노훈) 21Sub/Top RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-172017-10-17

HeaQ Martin Kordmaa 14Bot Laner Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-10-122017-10-12

Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 11Top Laner GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming 2014-07-082014-07-08 2014-09-112014-09-??

ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 12Jungler Logo std.pngMashallah Gaming 2014-08-252014-08-25 2014-09-112014-09-??

Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 13Mid Laner RoX (2014 CIS Team)logo std.pngRoX 2014-05-082014-05-08 2014-09-112014-09-??

Jebus Karim Tokhi 14Bot Laner Team Nevologo std.pngTeam Nevo 2014-09-042014-09-04 2014-09-112014-09-??

Dioud Hugo Padioleau 15Support Meloncatslogo std.pngMeloncats 2014-08-252014-08-25 2014-09-112014-09-??

Freeze Aleš Kněžínek 14Bot Laner CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves 2014-05-082014-05-08 2014-09-042014-09-04

Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2014-07-112014-07-?? 2014-09-112014-09-??

loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 12Jungler H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2014-08-142014-08-14 2014-08-112014-08-??

k0u Lâm Tịnh Trì 12Jungler Gamers2logo std.pngGamers2 2014-05-082014-05-08 2014-08-142014-08-14

Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 15Support Origenlogo std.pngOrigen 2014-05-082014-05-08 2014-06-022014-06-02

Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 13Mid Laner Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2014-05-082014-05-08 2014-06-022014-06-02

Freeze Aleš Kněžínek 14Bot Laner CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves 2013-06-262013-06-26 2014-05-012014-05-01

Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 13Mid Laner Suspendedlogo std.pngSuspended 2013-11-032013-11-03 2014-05-012014-05-01

Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 15Support Suspendedlogo std.pngSuspended 2013-11-032013-11-03 2014-05-012014-05-01

Zorozero Morten Rosenquist 11Top Laner None 2013-11-032013-11-03 2014-05-012014-05-01

Hulberto Johan Johansson 12Jungler H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming ??? 2014-05-012014-05-01

Amin Amin Mezher 12Jungler Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2014-01-132014-01-13 2014-02-182014-02-18

hyrqBot John Velly 12Jungler Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2013-09-182013-09-18 2014-01-112014-01-11

MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm 26Substitute SHC XDlogo std.pngSUPA HOT CREW 2013-10-152013-10-15 2013-12-172013-12-17

Malunoo Tobias Magnusson 26Substitute Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2013-05-112013-05-?? ???

TheTess Kasper Poulsen 24Sub/Bot None 2013-05-222013-05-22 2013-11-032013-11-03

NeeGodbro Dan Van Vo 21Sub/Top Intellectual Playgroundlogo std.pngIntellectual Playground 2013-05-222013-05-22 2013-11-032013-11-03

Deficio Martin Lynge 15Support Managerlogo std.pngManager 2013-05-222013-05-22 2013-11-032013-11-03

kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski 11Top Laner ALTERNATE aTTaXlogo std.pngALTERNATE aTTaX 2013-09-182013-09-18 2013-11-032013-11-03

Bjergsen Søren Bjerg 13Mid Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 2013-05-222013-05-22 2013-11-022013-11-02

Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen 22Sub/Jun SHC XDlogo std.pngSUPA HOT CREW 2013-05-222013-05-22 2013-11-022013-11-02

Mimer Mimer Ahlström 11Top Laner SHC XDlogo std.pngSUPA HOT CREW 2013-07-262013-07-26 2013-09-132013-09-13

extinkt Vytautas Mėlinauskas 11Top Laner Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2013-05-112013-05-?? 2013-07-232013-07-23

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

Istari Ugo Simon-Meslet 13Mid Laner
  Alex Ich
FACEIT Gamescom Challenge

ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 12Jungler

Mozilla Pavel Klaban 11Top Laner
  Alex Ich
2014 EU Challenger Summer Series #1

Exileh Fabian Schubert 13Mid Laner None

Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support None

PowerOfEvil Tristan Schrage 13Mid Laner None DreamHack Summer 2014

Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support None

Shacker Mojtaba Aflaton 12Jungler
2014 EU Challenger Spring Series #1

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.


SvenskerenCHWLogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.png128
FreezeNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngCHWLogo std.pngCHWLogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png90
MimerNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngSHC XDlogo std.pngSHC XDlogo std.pngMymlogo std.png76
DeficioCHWLogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png58
BjergsenCHWLogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png53
MalunooDragonbornlogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png45
GodbroCHWLogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png36
TheTessCHWLogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png34
ExtinktNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.png18
ShookAlliancelogo std.pngAlliancelogo std.pngElementslogo std.pngCHWLogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png175
PromisqElementslogo std.pngElementslogo std.pngFC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.png130
HeaQGiants Gaminglogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngRogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue (European Team)logo std.png117
ProfitNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngRogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue (European Team)logo std.png89
NagneNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png29



C ID Name Position

Hicham Chahine Chief Executive Officer

Jed Robin Jedhammar Team Manager


C ID Name Position Next Team

JW Johan Wältare Chief Operating Officer None

Jens Hofer Sports Psychologist None

HeatoN Emil Christensen Founder, Brand Ambassador, & General Manager None

Blumigan Marcus Blom 90Head Coach Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue Esports Club

Malaclypse Paul Decsi 90Coach Splycelogo std.pngSplyce

Candyfloss Alexander Cartwright 90Head Coach GamersOriginlogo std.pngGamersOrigin

NicoThePico Nicholas Korsgaard 90Head Coach PostFinance Helixlogo std.pngPostFinance Helix

Vae Romain Chanu Analyst None

M1RAGE Kwon Noh-hoon (권노훈) Translator RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids

Blumigan Marcus Blom 90Analyst Royal Banditslogo std.pngRoyal Bandits

Per Lilliefelth Chief Executive Officer None

flabbert Gustav M. Karto Managing Director None

Clement Kai-Hsin Chu (祝愷信) Head Coach Casterlogo std.pngCaster

Deficio Martin Lynge 90Manager & Coach Casterlogo std.pngCaster

lucann Stefan Nielsen Manager None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Ninjas in Pyjamas Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-09-300020002€25,000$ 28,408.4€25,000
EM 2018 Summer Main Event
0 : 3MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD

EM 2018 Summer Play-In
1 : 0Vodafone Giantslogo std.pngGIA

2018-08-120020002kr50,000$ 5,689.1€ 4,869.39
Nordic Champ. 2018 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Team Atlantislogo std.pngATL

Nordic Champ. 2018 Summer
5 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR

2018-04-210050085 - 8€8,000$ 9,705.59€8,000
EM 2018 Spring Main Event
1 : 2Origenlogo std.pngOG

EU LCS 2018 Spring Promotion
0 : 3FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngS04

EU LCS 2017 Summer - Group A
2 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR

2014-09-040030003€1,750$ 2,257.5€1,750
BMC Europe 2014 Fall
2 : 1Team SalsaLoLlogo std.pngTSL
2014-08-170020002$3,750$ 3,750€ 2,775
FACEIT Gamescom Challenge
0 : 2Logo std.pngHEK

2014-08-080040004$3,000$ 3,000€ 2,235
EUCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUOL

 Alex Ich,
Total Prize:USD 6,750 • EUR 34,750 • SEK 50,000



See Also

External Links


  1. Jens Hofer's Tweet
  2. JW's Tweet
  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas x League of Legends
  4. XDSMILEYs6's Tweet
  5. We return to the rift
  6. Blumigan's Tweet
  7. Raqo's Tweet
  8. Doxy's Tweet
  9. Maxi's Tweet
  10. We Release our LoL Team
  11. HeatoN steps down as Brand Ambassador for Ninjas in Pyjamas
  12. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Tweet
  13. Ninjas in Pyjamas returns to League of Legends EU LCS
  14. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Tweet
  15. Blumigan's Tweet
  16. Blumigan's Tweet
  17. HeaQ's Tweet
  18. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Tweet
  19. NicoThePico's Tweet
  20. Ninjas in Pyjamas Facebook Post
  21. Deficio's Tweet
  22. Amin's Tweet
  23. Amin's Tweet
  24. NiP parts ways with its League of Legends team
  25. NiP announces the new LoL lineup
  26. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Facebook Post
  27. NiP sign ex-EG analyst as new coach, trying out Voidle, Exileh Coke Series
  28. NiP sings Lucas "Cabochard" Simon=Meslet
  29. LoL player k0u leaves NiP
  30. NiP.LoL, welcome to the NiP Family
  31. Changes in the NiP.LoL Squad
  32. extinkt steps down from the active roster
  33. NiP.LoL announce our new toplaner
  34. Mimer released from Ninjas in Pyjamas
  35. NiP Announce Roster changes
  36. Deficio Twitter Post
  37. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming
  38. Announcing the new TSM roster!
  39. The new LoL Lineup