NiP – Team History

Ninjas in Pyjamas is a Swedish-based professional Esports corporation, primarily known for its Counter-Strike squads. The team competed in Counter-Strike until their dissolution in 2007. The team came into the scene with a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster upon the announcement of the game in 2012, from its very establishment, the squad has remained relatively unchanged.

Early days of NiP

The establishing of Ninjas in Pyjamas goes back a long way into June 2000. Their greatest accomplishment came as a result of securing the World Championships for the Cyberathlete Professional League 2001. NiP was struggling to find a sponsor and approached SK Gaming, a popular Esports association. The team quit SK in early 2005, and several members migrated to SK Gaming later in the year, prompting NiP to take their place.

Rebirth of Team NiP

In 2005, due to issues with SK, managing directors founded NiP as a Swedish stock business. NiP continued to take part in international events, effectively putting itself in the top spot. NiP also received over a million supporters on their official site, and the first team to gain entry in the Asian market outside of Asia.

Golden Era of NiP CSGO

After its founding in 2012, the squad remained relatively unchanged and surprisingly continued to rule the overall CSGO world. NiP goes on to take the top spot in nearly every game since reforming. Moreover, NiP showed consistent performance by winning nine successive championships in a row from its second revival till the end of 2013.

Modern Generation NiP

After beating SK Gaming and FaZe Clan, NiP became the only team to have won IEM Oakland tournaments. NiP up to ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 holds the record of participating in every CSGO Major event. John De Sohn retains the privilege of singing Team NiP official song “Standing When It All Comes Down.” For high-quality teams like Ninjas in Pyjamas, the journey to attaining the former glory can be challenging but not impossible.

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