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Ninjas in Pyjamas

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[e][h]Ninjas in Pyjamas
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$1,001,689
Links
Achievements
joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2
History
Created:
2000-06-??
2015-01-01
Disbanded:
2020-11-30
Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Ninjas in Pyjamas, often abbreviated as NiP, is a Swedish professional esports organization founded in 2000. Known for their accomplishments in the Counter-Strike scene, they expanded into Dota 2 by picking up the Swedish team LAJONS in January 2015.[1]

History[edit]

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On the first of January 2015, the NiP announced their new Dota 2 division, picking up the roster of up-and-coming Swedish team LAJONS, featuring former Fnatic carry player Era as well as Apemother, jonassomfan, Sealkid and Handsken, all of them with a history of playing Heroes of Newerth. After stating they have kept tabs on the Dota scene for some time the NiP organization had the following statements made in the announcement:

We continue on our path to build an eSport powerhouse based in the Nordics. Swedish and Scandinavian eSports have always been successful and in the frontline of development in the world of Gaming. We are proud to see that so many eSport-stars want to join the NiP colors and represent us on the global scene. I’m personally impressed with the players in Lajons who have come so far without any backing at all. Now we will do everything in our power to give them the best possible conditions to grow with the NiP organisation.
Per Lilliefelth, CEO of NiP
NiP is the oldest and biggest eSports team in northern Europe and we felt it was time to once again enter another discipline than CS:GO where we have been dominating the scene for so long. Dota is the perfect eSports title for us to work with and we will be in this for the long run. I am looking forward to seeing where this lineup can take us, and I put my faith in Era (and the boys) to lead the way.
Emil "HeatoN" Christensen

After a series of disappointing results and failing to qualify for the Frankfurt Major, NiP announce that they are dropping their Dota 2 roster.[2] There was to be no replacement for the team.

In January 2017, after staying out of the Dota 2 scene for more than a year, NiP announce their return, picking up the remains of former Escape Gaming.[3] Joining captain syndereN, the team features Era, qojqva, Trixi, and H4nn1. syndereN, Era, and qojqva previously played together on Escape Gaming, with Trixi joining late 2016 as stand-in.

“I am thrilled to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. It is one of the most renowned organizations with a rich history. Playing with such a name is a great opportunity, but also a responsibility; it comes with high expectations and therefore I'm happy to have formed a team of such experienced and proven players with great synergy to deliver. Together with NiP, we plan to become a top contender for the year. We've already progressed a lot in our early practice and I only see us improving as the year progresses.“
Troels "synderen" Nielsen, Team Captain
“2016 was an exciting year for Ninjas in Pyjamas with great developments both in- and out of game. As we enter 2017, we are eager to continue our expansion to further manifest ourselves as a multi-gaming organization competing across several large titles with top tier players and lineups. We are therefore extremely excited to bring the majority of an iconic Dota 2 lineup back together as we announce our return to the scene. We are happy to have five extremely professional, experienced and talented players to share this journey with in order to provide our fans with more great NiP moments and experiences. Welcome Troels, Adrian, Kalle, Max and Kai to the Ninjas in Pyjamas family, we are looking forward to seeing them competing carrying the NiP name and legacy.”
Hicham Chahine, CEO of NiP

After two roster changes and disappointing results, the organization decides to drop their Dota 2 squad to focus more on their other esport teams.[4]

Last week we announced our entry to Legends EU LCS, bringing the world’s most popular MOBA back to Ninjas in Pyjamas. The combination of weak performance in DotA2 and our newly established League of Legends division has led us to the following decision: We are releasing our DotA2 team with immediate effect. It is time for us to fully focus our resources on bringing the CS:GO team back to glory, while establishing ourselves within the League of Legends scene with a long term presence in a more stable environment. We feel this prioritization is necessary from an organizational perspective to fully focus on delivering the results which are expected of us from all our fans and partners around the world.
Lukas Berć

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Norway 
(
Hicham Chahine
)
CEO
Join Date: 

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
United Kingdom Bonkers
(
Allen Cook
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2020-07-07
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
OGOG OG (Manager)
Finland okcya
(
Niklas Koskinen
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2020-07-07
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Chicken FightersChicken Fighters Chicken Fighters (Coach)
Canada Curtis
(
Curtis Coffin
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-07-07[20]
 
mudgolemsmudgolems mudgolems (Manager)
United States Danimals
(
Danika Teo
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Sweden Jed
(
Robin Jedhammar
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2018-12-01
Leave Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Sweden Pajkatt
(
Per Anders Olsson Lille
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2019-05-04[10]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Canada Clairvoyance
(
Aaron Kim
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2019-02-05[8]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-01[9]
 
BOOM IDBOOM ID BOOM ID (Coach)
Denmark Ms.Understood
(
Michelle Knudsen
)
Team Manager
Join Date: 
2018-09-17
Leave Date: 
2018-??-??
Sweden Robwy
(
Robert Szasz
)
Player Manager
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
Sweden Isola
(
Linus Svensson
)
Team Manager
Join Date: 
2015-01-01
Leave Date: 
2015-12-31
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2015-08-23
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
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Results[edit]

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Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Andjela Kusmuk (2015-01-01). "NiP DOTA 2: Announcement". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 theScore Staff (2015-11-13). "Ninjas in Pyjamas' Dota 2 team disbands". theScore Esports. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Eric Van Allen (2017-01-25). "Ninjas in Pyjamas return to Dota 2". ESPN. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Kyle Wolmarans (2017-06-04). "Ninjas in Pyjamas drop their Dota 2 team to focus on CS:GO and League of Legends". Critical Hit. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Andjela Kusmuk (2015-02-23). "Changes in the DotA 2 Line-up". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gamerhcp (2017-04-20). "NiP roster changes - syndereN out, iNsania in". LiquidDota. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 Shiao Pi (2018-09-17). "Ninjas in Pyjamas return to Dota 2!". LiquidDota. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Peterpandam (2019-02-05). "Qualified to the major in our hometown!". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Clairvoyance102 (2019-05-01). "Thank you to @NiPGaming for my 4-month tenure as coach". Twitter. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Maria Malezic (2019-05-07). "Pajkatt тренирует Ninjas in Pyjamas на MDL Disneyland Paris Major" (in Russian Russia). Cyber Sports. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 DotaFata (2019-09-18). "Roster heading into next season". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 Cale Michael (2019-09-10). "Ninjas in Pyjamas confirms ppd is back to captain a new Dota 2 roster". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Cale Michael (2019-12-18). "TANNER replaces Skiter on the Ninjas in Pyjamas Dota 2 roster". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "NIP.Dota 2 Roster Update: Goodbye Gunnar". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-01-20. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Ninjas in Pyjamas (2020-01-31). "Our @DOTA2 Roster for the upcoming European Closed Qualifier and @WePlay Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon.". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "NIP.Dota 2 Roster Update: We say goodbye to Universe". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-04-07. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "ppd retires from Dota 2". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-04-20. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 "Dota 2 Roster Update - A New Chapter". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-04-22. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  19. 19.0 19.1 SoNNeikO_o (2020-07-07). "I am out from nip !". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10.
  20. 20.0 20.1 CurtisCoffin96 (2020-07-07). "Due to recent changes I am now looking for a new team in either EU or NA.". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 "We say farewell to Dota 2 - for now". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-11-30.