Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden
Rough showing in Cologne
July 4, 2018
GeT_RiGhT tallied a measly 11/34 KD during NiP's 2-0 loss against ENCE that eliminated them from ESL Cologne on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
This series perfectly encapsulated GeT_RiGhT and his team's performance in Cologne this week in Cologne. From the outset, it seemed like they lacked a certain level of teamwork and rhythm, which was perfectly demonstrated by their only picking up eight rounds in throughout both games of this series. For his part, a 5/16 showing in Game 1 and 6/18 showing in Game 2 were one of the many nails in this NiP coffin as they'll have to watch the rest of the action from the sidelines.
Falls short in elimination series
July 4, 2018
dennis put up a 25/36 KD during Ninjas in Pyjamas' 2-0 loss to ENCE that eliminated them from ESL Cologne on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
It wasn't as though this performance was all bad from dennis, as he did have his moments here, but nothing that anyone on NiP did was enough to stop ENCE from running away with this series in surprising fashion. dennis did have a nice double opening frag during Train, but it didn't even lead to a round win. In fact, they only managed eight round wins the entire series in what was one of the most lopsided series of the entire day. NiP will need to work on plenty of things following a pair of rough showings in Cologne.
One of the strongest in loss
July 3, 2018
Lekr0 finished Ninjas in Pyjamas' 16-3 loss to Cloud9 on Tuesday at ESL Cologne with a 12/17 KD.
ANALYSIS
It might have taken Lekr0 a bit to find his footing here, but once he did, he put on a respectable performance. For the longest time, he was actually the best on his team, which says a lot about how rough of a time NiP had here. It seemed like for every positive move they made, Cloud9 was two steps ahead with a big move of their own. He did have a nice 3k in Round 11 to make it 8-3, but that was their final round win of the entire game. They'll hope to turn things around against ENCE in the losers' bracket.
Disappears in opening loss
July 3, 2018
REZ went just 7/14 in Ninjas in Pyjamas' 16-3 loss to Cloud9 on Tuesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
While REZ was the only person other than f0rest to tally a kill in the first two rounds, his play fell off a cliff from that point on. He only managed six kills in the final 17 rounds of the game as Cloud9 was firing on all cylinders while NiP was lagging behind. There were some nice moments from some members of NiP here, but none of them came from REZ. With the crushing loss, they're now in the losers' side of Group A and will play against ENCE to try and stay alive.
Rough showing to open ESL Cologne
July 3, 2018
f0rest tallied a 12/16 KD in Ninjas in Pyjamas' 16-3 loss on Tuesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
f0reset got NiP off to a good start with three early kills but then things kind of fell apart after that. He only had one kill between Rounds 3 and 8 as he simply never found his groove at all. Even when he picked up two big kills in Round 18, they ran out of time and lost the round. It simply looked like NiP were all on different pages in this one and they're now in the losers' bracket.
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Confirmed at ESL One Cologne
May 16, 2018
The Swedes of Ninjas in Pyjamas become the tenth team confirmed for ESL One Cologne; the tournament organizers have announced.
ANALYSIS
NiP are the tenth team invited to the German event, which is set to kick off on July 3-8 with the last three days of the event being held once again at the pristine LANXESS Arena. The tournament will also count towards the Intel Grand Slam prize, where SK Gaming and FaZe Clan tie with two points. With the announcement, there is now just one more invite slot left to be announced as the remaining five spots will be determined through the online qualifiers that will be held in Europe, North America and Asia, and the GG.BET Majestic tournament.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to StarSeries i-League Season 5
May 9, 2018
Ninjas in Pyjamas have been confirmed for the fifth season of StarSeries i-League, the tournament organizers announced.
ANALYSIS
Ninjas in Pyjamas are the ninth team invited to the $300,000 evet in Kiev, Ukraine alongside invitees Team Liquid, mousesports, and Natus Vincere. NiP recently finished 5th-8th place at DreamHack Masers Marseille and will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to attend the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, where they comfortably finished third i the regular season. StarSeries will announce five more invites to be announced in the coming weeks a the tournament is set to start May 28 through June 3.
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.