Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
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LOCATION: Sweden Sweden
COACHES: Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgard
MANAGERS: Robin "Jed" Jedhammar
ASUS Republic of Gamers Kinguin DXRacer NETGEAR Twitch
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CREATED: 2000-??-?? Organization
2013-05-21 LoL Division
DISBANDED: 2014-10-04
REFORMED: 2017-05-23

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.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

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.

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.

On May 1st, 2014, the organization announced that it will be parting ways with its entire roster.[1].

After almost 3 years of hiatus, it was then announced that the organization acquired the EU LCS spot of Fnatic Academy and will be participating in the Summer Split. The initial roster include Profit, Shook, Nagne, HeaQ, sprattel, Zhergoth and Hoon, with NicoThePico as the team's Head Coach. WhiteKnight was later on added to the lineup as substitute Top Laner.

The team finished the split at 5th place in Group A, dropping them to the Promotion Tournament where they lose against GIANTS! Gaming (1-3), won over Mysterious Monkeys (3-0) and lose against Schalke 04 (0-3), thus failing to re-qualify for the 2018 Season.

On October 17th, the team then announced the release of its current roster, allowing the players to become free agents and look for other opportunities during the off season.[2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Player Roster[edit | edit source]

ID Name Role
Top Laner South Korea Profit Kim Joon-hyung (김준형)
Jungler Netherlands Shook Ilyas Hartsema
Mid Laner South Korea Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문)
Support Sweden sprattel Hampus Abrahamsson
Sub Top Laner Finland WhiteKnight Matti Sormunen
Sub Top Laner Netherlands Zhergoth Benjamin Sánchez
Sub Top Laner South Korea M1RAGE Kwon Noh-hoon
AD Carry Estonia HeaQ Martin Kordmaa
Top Laner France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet
Gambit Gaming
Jungler Belgium ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla
Mid Laner Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin
Oritura Sum
AD Carry Czech Republic Freeze Aleš Kněžínek
Copenhagen Wolves
Support Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann
Jungler France Loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin
Jungler Norway k0u Tri Tin Lam
Support Spain Mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez
Mid Laner Germany Exileh Fabian Schubert
Mid Laner Norway Nukeduck Erlend Holm
Top Laner Denmark Zorozero Morten Rosenquist
paiN Gaming
Jungler Sweden Hulberto Johan Johansson
Jungler Sweden Amin Amin Mezher
Jungler France hyrqBot John Velly Retired.png Retired
Substitute Denmark MrRalleZ Rasmus Skinneholm
Substitute Sweden Malunoo Tobias Magnusson Retired.png Retired
Denmark TheTess Kasper Poulsen
Denmark NeeGodbro Dan Van Vo
Intellectual Playground
Support Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Managerlogo std.png Manager
Top Laner Germany kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski
Mid Laner Denmark Bjergsen Søren Bjerg
Team SoloMid
Jungler Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen
SK Gaming
Top Laner Lithuania extinkt Vytautas Melinauskas Retired.png Retired
Top Laner Sweden Mimer Mimer Ahlström

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

Organization[edit | edit source]

ID Name Position
Sweden Jed Robin Jedhammar Team Manager

ID Name Position Next Team
Norway NicoThePico Nicholas Korsgard Head Coach
Sweden HeatoN Emil Christensen Chief Executive Officer
Norway flabbert Gustav M. Karto Managing Director
Denmark Deficio Martin Lynge Manager/Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster
Denmark lucann Stefan Nielsen Manager
Taiwan Clement Clement Chu Analyst

Team Achievements[edit | edit source]

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-25 EU LCS.png NQ 2018 EU LCS Spring Promotion 0 : 3
Schalke 04
2017-08-13 EU LCS.png 5th 2017 EU LCS Summer Split - Group A 2 - 11 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-04 BMCup Small.png 3rd 2014 Black Monster Cup EU Summer 2 : 1
Team SalsaLoL
€ 1,750
2014-08-17 FaceitChallenge Logo.png 2nd FACEIT Gamescom Challenge 0 : 2
$ 3,750
2014-08-07 CS EU logo.png 4th 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
Unicorns of Love
$ 3,000
2014-07-30 CS EU logo.png 2nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #2 1 : 2
SK Gaming Prime
$ 4,000
2014-07-07 FaceitChallenge Logo.png 1st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 3 2 : 0
Reason Gaming
$ 4,000
2014-06-21 CS EU logo.png 2nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Summer #1 0 : 2
$ 4,000
2014-06-17 DH-star.png 1st DreamHack Summer 2014 2 : 0
Reason Gaming
kr 70,000
2014-05-19 Tsm25.png 1st SoloMid EU Invitational 6 3 : 0
G2 Esports
$ 1,200
2014-04-19 Copenhagengames logo small.png 1st Copenhagen Games 2014 2 : 0
Cloud 9 Eclipse
€ 9,000
2014-04-11 CS EU logo.png 2nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
Cloud 9 Eclipse
$ 10,000
2014-03-28 CS EU logo.png 1st 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #2 2 : 0
Denial eSports EU
$ 6,000
2014-02-15 CS EU logo.png 2nd 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2
Cloud 9 Eclipse
$ 4,000
2014-02-02 FaceitChallenge Logo.png 1st FACEIT Challenger Invitational 2 : 0
SK Gaming Prime
$ 1,000
2014-01-28 EUW Challenger Series.png 1st EUW Challenger Series #18 3 : 0
The Fox Sound
$ 350

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2
Copenhagen Wolves
$ 8,000
2013-08-25 LCSlogo small.png 6th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs 1 : 2
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png 5th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

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