Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden
Joins NiP; will take IGL role
February 13, 2018
Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced that dennis will be taking the in-game leader position.
ANALYSIS
After fielding his options on the market since November and featured as a stand-in in two offline events, dennis has finally landed on an active lineup of the Ninjas in Pyjamas. The news comes after NiP finished last at the recent more relaxed cs_summit 2 tournament, and to addon their year-end hiatus at ESL Pro League. With the lack of results swinging in the Swedes favor, despite the roster additions, have now resorted to changing the in-game leader position. dennis will also lead the Ninjas, according to a Q&A from Betway insider, which has been a speculation of the former in-game leader, Xizt, in the second half of 2017. dennis will lead his new squad during the upcoming IEM Katowice, which is set to kick off on Feb. 27.
Steps down from active roster
February 13, 2018
The Swedish organization has announced that Xizt will be stepping down from the active roster.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that dennis would be joining the team, as a result replacing Xizt in the in-game leader role, according to a Q&A from Betwayinsider. The back-to-back IEM Oakland champion will be putting his six-year legacy with NiP to a rest, as he is determined to compete again. The 26-year-old led NiP to several team victories across the globe. ESL One Cologne 2014, DreamHack Masters Malmo 2016 are a couple to mention on his resume as the Swede looks for options.
Returns to NiP as coach
February 1, 2018
Following the news of the Swedes' coach, THREAT, stepping down from his role, the organization has called back former coach, pita.
ANALYSIS
Ninjas in Pyjamas have called upon pita to replace the very tactically minded THREAT after the Swede left to "pursue other things in life." pita has been with the team prior to THREAT's exit, with a one-year tenure with the team in 2014-2015, leading them to a Major and two Major grand final appearances. In addition to pita, the organization has also mentioned that the team will also gain another member to the coaching staff to join the head coach and mental coach.
No second half defense
December 9, 2017
REZ led with a 23/20 KD on Wednesday in a 16-9 loss to SK Gaming in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
ANALYSIS
REZ opened the series on Overpass for the offense as SK Gaming shut down any attempt at making an advancement on the bomb sites. With a couple of plants early on, SK Gaming continued their reign with a 5-0 outing. REZ finally got on the board with a Round 6 entry into the A-bombsite to secure the bomb plant and the round. Although SK came right back to take the lead further into the ninth round for SK as REZ picked up the remaining offensive rounds to settle the half with a 9-6 deficit. REZ opened up the second half with a quad kill hold on the A-bombsite to prevent the late rotate. SK Gaming returned in the following round and took off with the remainder of the half, leaving REZ with just two more rounds to win before being taken down 16-9.
Stumped in Overpass loss
December 9, 2017
GeT_RiGhT posted a 14/20 KD in the 16-9 loss on Wednesday in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
ANALYSIS
The series opened up with a tough time for GeT_RiGhT to turn his opening kills into round wins as SK held off for a 5-0 lead. Finally, in Round 6 GeT_RiGhT helped get on the board but SK returned with a win of their own and a few more rounds to-tally. Down 9-2, GeT_RiGhT contributed to the last four rounds won on punishing an over-aggressive defense for a 9-6 deficit. The second-half started smoothly on the defense but SK once again returned in the anti-eco to sail the remainder of the half for complete offensive dominance. Unable to hold off the offense, GeT_RiGhT had little to no economy left to give him a chance at a comeback as he took a tough 16-9 loss.
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Upcoming Events
  • ESL Pro League Season 7 - EU
    2/22/2018 - 4/26/2018
    Another season of the ESL Pro League is upon us. While Fnatic came out on top of Europe during the regular season for Season 6, they fell by the wayside against FaZe Clan in the semifinals. FaZe went on to lose 3-1 to SK Gaming in the grand finals, giving the Pro League crown back to the North American region. Who will rise from Europe to try and bring the crown back home?
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to ELEAGUE Premier 2017
July 27, 2017
Ninjas in Pyjamas did enough in previous ELEAGUE seasons to receive an invite to the next on in September.
ANALYSIS
For a team that many assumed was dead and gone, NiP has managed to not only thrive, but win some tournaments to boot. Their most recent win was at DreamHack Valencia a couple weeks back. Sure, there weren't many high-profile teams there, but a win's a win. They'll take that experience to come into ELEAGUE's Group C that includes Virtus.pro and Cloud9 thus far.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Advances to quarterfinals of SL i-League StarSeries Season 2
September 9, 2016
Ninjas in Pyjamas have made it out as the top seed of Group A after winning their first two games of SL i-League StarSeries Season 2. They will now move on to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
NiP started their run at StarSeries Season 2 by winning their first game against HellRaisers by a score of 16-10. They were down 6-9 at the half, but completely dominated the second half 10-1 to take the game. They secured the top spot of Group A and a place in the quarterfinals with a convincing 16-5 win over Team Dignitas. They will take on Astralis in that first quarterfinal matchup.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to IEM Oakland
December 31, 1969
Ninjas in Pyjamas have been invited to IEM Oakland, reports Sasha Erfanian of theScore.
ANALYSIS
Ninjas in Pyjamas become the fourth team to be invited to IEM Oakland this November; Virtus.pro, Astralis, SK Gaming and Team Liquid have also received invites. They are looking to bounce back from a somewhat lackluster end to their run during the first season of ELEAGUE. They made it to the quarterfinals, but were taken down 2-0 by Virtus.pro, the eventual champions. Prior to that, they came in second at DreamHack Summer back in June. Time will only tell which NiP team shows up at IEM.