Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Director:
Norway Hicham Chahine
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$1,001,364
Links
Achievements
joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2 
History
Created:
2000-06-??
2015-01-01
Disbanded:
2020-11-30

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]

  • January 1st - Ninjas in Pyjamas announces the acquisition of the up-and-coming Swedish team LAJONS.[1]
  • February 23rd - Ninjas in Pyjamas drop Apemother and pick up Limmp.[5]
  • August 23rd - With the advent of the majors, NiP confirm that Chessie will be a sub for the team.
  • November 13th - After failing to meet their goals, the team disbands.[2]
  • January 25th - Ninjas in Pyjamas announce their new Dota 2 squad.[3]
  • April 20th - iNsania replaces syndereN.[6]
  • June 4th - Ninjas in Pyjamas closes its Dota 2 division after a series of disappointing results.[4]
  • September 17th - Ninjas in Pyjamas announce their new Dota 2 squad.[7]
  • January 20th - Gunnar is released from the team.[14]
  • January 31st - Biver leaves the team while Universe moves to soft support. Daxak and Lelis join the team as carry and offlane respectively.[15]
  • April 7th - Universe is released from the team.[16]
  • April 20th - ppd retires from the competitive scene.[17]
  • April 22nd - The current roster is released and Chicken Fighters is signed.[18]
  • July 7th - The team part ways with SoNNeikO and manager Curtis[19][20] while okcya joins the team as coach.[Inside Source]
  • November 30th - Ninjas in Pyjamas' European Dota 2 division shuts down.[21]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Squad (2085365) Former Squad (2085365)
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Era Captain
(
Adrian Kryeziu
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-01-01[1]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
Steak Gaming
Sweden Limmp
(
Linus Blomdin
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-02-23[5]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
compLexity Gaming
Sweden jonassomfan
(
Jonas Lindholm
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-01-01[1]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
NO-VASELINE
Sweden Handsken
(
Simon Haag
)
4
Join Date: 
2015-01-01[1]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
compLexity Gaming
Sweden Sealkid
(
Elias Merta
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-01-01[1]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
Steak Gaming
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Apemother
(
Joel Larsson
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-01-01[1]
Leave Date: 
2015-02-23[5]
 
Taco Life
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
Sub
Join Date: 
2015-08-23
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
compLexity Gaming
Former Squad: 3729377 Former Squad: 3729377
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Era
(
Adrian Kryeziu
)
1
Join Date: 
2017-01-25[3]
Leave Date: 
2017-06-04[4]
 
Alliance
Germany qojqva
(
Max Broecker
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-01-25[3]
Leave Date: 
2017-06-04[4]
 
Tuho
Finland Trixi
(
Kalle Saarinen
)
3
Join Date: 
2017-01-25[3]
Leave Date: 
2017-06-04[4]
 
5 Anchors No Captain
Sweden iNsania
(
Aydin Sarkohi
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-04-20[6]
Leave Date: 
2017-06-04[4]
 
Tuho
Germany H4nn1
(
Kai Hanbückers
)
5
Join Date: 
2017-01-25[3]
Leave Date: 
2017-06-04[4]
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Sweden miCKe
(
Micke Nguyen
)
 
Germany qojqva
(
Max Broecker
)
WellPlay_Invitational/8 WellPlay Invitational #8
Mr._Cat_Invitational/Europe Mr. Cat Invitational Europe
DOTA Summit 7 EU Qualifier
 
Sweden Boxi
 
Germany qojqva
(
Max Broecker
)
Mr._Cat_Invitational/Europe Mr. Cat Invitational Europe
 
Finland Buugi
(
Riku Fält
)
 
Denmark syndereN
(
Troels Nielsen
)
Overpower Cup Overpower Cup
 
Sweden iNsania
(
Aydin Sarkohi
)
 
Denmark syndereN
(
Troels Nielsen
)
DreamLeague DreamLeague S7 EU Qualifier
Betway Arena King of the Hill #4
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Denmark syndereN Captain
(
Troels Nielsen
)
5
Join Date: 
2017-01-25[3]
Leave Date: 
2017-04-20[6]
 
Crescendo
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
(
Ivan Ivanov
)
 
Israel 33
(
Neta Shapira
)
The Kuala Lumpur Major
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Slovakia Skiter
(
Oliver Lepko
)
1
Join Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Leave Date: 
2019-12-18[13]
 
CR4ZY
The International 2019 Squad The International 2019 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Denmark Ace
(
Marcus Hoelgaard
)
1
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
 
Cloud9
Germany Fata
(
Adrian Trinks
)
2
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-18[11]
 
Alliance
Israel 33
(
Neta Shapira
)
3
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-18[11]
 
Alliance
North Macedonia Saksa
(
Martin Sazdov
)
4
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
 
OG
United States ppd Captain
(
Peter Dager
)
5
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
-
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden CharlieDota
(
Charlie Arat
)
1
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Chicken Fighters
Czech Republic Supream^
(
Ondřej Štarha
)
2
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Chicken Fighters
Czech Republic SabeRLight-
(
Jonáš Volek
)
3
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Undying
Sweden Era
(
Adrian Kryeziu
)
4
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Chicken Fighters
Russia SoNNeikO Captain
(
Akbar Butaev
)
5
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-07-07[19]
 
Live to Win
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Russia Daxak
(
Nikita Kuzmin
)
1
Join Date: 
2020-01-31[15]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
United Kingdom TANNER
(
Jason Connor Weedon
)
2
Join Date: 
2019-12-18[13]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Brazil Lelis
(
Rodrigo Santos
)
3
Join Date: 
2020-01-31[15]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
 
Quincy Crew
United States Universe
(
Saahil Arora
)
4
Join Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-07[16]
 
Retired
United States ppd Captain
(
Peter Dager
)
5
Join Date: 
2018-09-17[7]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-20[17]
 
Retired
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Kyrgyzstan Blizzy
(
Evgeniy Ree
)
 
Brazil Lelis
(
Rodrigo Santos
)
ESL One ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MiLAN
(
Milan Kozomara
)
ESL One ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
United States Gunnar
(
Nico Lopez
)
1
Join Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Leave Date: 
2020-01-20[14]
 
4 Zoomers
Denmark Biver
(
Malthe Winther
)
4
Join Date: 
2019-09-20[12]
Leave Date: 
2020-01-31[15]
 
Chaos Esports Club

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

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

Former[edit]

Former Organization 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]
Finland okcya
(
Niklas Koskinen
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2020-07-07
Leave Date: 
2020-11-30[21]
 
Chicken Fighters (Coach)
Canada Curtis
(
Curtis Coffin
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2020-04-22[18]
Leave Date: 
2020-07-07[20]
 
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 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: 
Leave Date: 
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2015-08-23
Leave Date: 
2015-11-13[2]
 
compLexity Gaming (Player)

Results[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2019-10-20CA3rdA1Tier 2DreamLeague Season 12DreamLeague Season 121 : 2$40,000
2019-08-18QA17 - 18thA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 20190/3/5Grp S.$85,825
2019-06-16AA1stA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 23 : 2$125,000
2019-05-11EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1MDL Disneyland® Paris MajorMDL Disneyland® Paris Major1 : 2$60,000
2019-03-02AA1stA2Tier 3WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: RadiantWePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Radiant4 : 2$30,000
2018-11-18DA4thA0Tier 1The Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur Major1 : 2$80,000
2018-10-07AA1stA2Tier 3GG.Bet Invitational Season 1GG.Bet Invitational Season 12 : 0$22,500
2015-07-03DA4thA0Tier 1Dota Pit League Season 3Dota Pit League Season 30 : 2$21,230
2015-06-15CA3rdA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 3DreamLeague Season 30 : 3$19,937
2015-06-07AA1stA0Tier 1joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 22 : 1$66,899
Complete list of results in any tournament
DateTimeTierTypeTournamentScorevs. TeamVOD
2020-11-0619:52 UTC
A2Tier 2
 OnlineDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CISDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CIS0 : 2 Vikin.ggWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-11-0616:00 UTC
A2Tier 2
 OnlineDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CISDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CIS2 : 1 mgWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-11-0520:22 UTC
A2Tier 2
 OnlineDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CISDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CIS2 : 0 BrameWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-11-0320:06 UTC
A2Tier 2
 OnlineDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CISDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CIS0 : 2 KhanWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-11-0220:29 UTC
A2Tier 2
 OnlineDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CISDOTA Summit 13 Online: Europe & CIS2 : 1 BrameWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-10-2021:03 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OnlineESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20201 : 2 Vikin.ggWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-10-1714:00 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OnlineESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20202 : 0 HRWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-10-1417:39 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OnlineESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20201 : 2 YeSWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-10-1121:34 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OnlineESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20201 : 2 [A]Watch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-10-0517:00 UTC
A1Tier 1
 OnlineESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20202 : 0 5menWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
Complete List of Matches in Any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

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