Legendary in name, legendary in game. Ninjas in Pyjamas, also known as NiP, was established in 2000 in Sweden. Today, we are recognized as the most renowned professional electronic sports brand in the world, most notably known for our history in the game of Counter-Strike. We pride ourselves on being one of the oldest, largest and best professional competitive esports teams in the world. Our organization have a history of competing at the top level across multiple titles, never happy with anything less than being best at any game we compete in. Whether it be from our headquarters in Sweden or from one of our other offices around the world, we do our utmost to fulfill our vision by providing our supporters with positive experiences to be remembered for life.
Ninjas in Pyjamas was the first professional esports team to launch our own gaming peripheral company, Xtrfy. The company has grown to become one of the world's leading gaming hardware companies. NiP is also active in the space of education within the esports industry through several initiatives such as the subsidiary Area08, and through several initiatives in collaboration with the Swedish government. In addition to this, Ninjas in Pyjamas is also an active shareholder in the clothing company DRKN and founding member of the World Esports Association (WESA).
Ninjas in Pyjamas has a long history reaching all the way back to 2000 and has had legendary names associated throughout. Icons and players such as Tommy 'Potti' Ingemarsson, Abdisamad 'SpawN' Mohamed, Robert 'RobbaN' Dahlstrom and of course Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen have been a part of our story in the past and have helped mold us into who we are today. Competing in events all the way back to the CPL World Championships 2001 with an overall prize pool of $150,000 to todays leagues worth over a million dollars NiP has always been at the forefront of the esports and Counter-Strike scene.
There is one thing that has always been a feature of Ninjas in Pyjamas and that is to never count us out. We returned for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with arguably the worlds most renowned line up in 2013. Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund, Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg, Richard 'Xizt' Landstrom, Adam 'friberg' Friberg and Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson are household names in the world of Counter-Strike. The largest unbeaten LAN map streak in history of 87-0 belongs to those five players, cementing their place in the lore of the game. One of the biggest achievements includes the emotional Major win during ESL Cologne 2014. A victory in the grand final secured the opportunity to lift one of the most coveted trophies in the game.
Today the Counter-Strike team is going strong with four original members in GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, Xizt and friberg with an all new fifth pyth recently winning Dreamhack Masters Malmö 2016 and i-League Starseries S2. The team is led and coached by no other than Björn ”THREAT” Pers. Ninjas in Pyjamas is a multi-gaming organization and strive to hold world class teams across multiple esports titles. In the past, NiP has been the home of world class teams in games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2. The League of Legends team was notable for competing in the highly prestigious LCS while the DOTA 2 team had their most notable win taking gold in the MLG Pro League at X-Games Austin 2015. Now we've expanded into Overwatch and are constantly on the lookout for talented teams and players across all platforms.