Founded in 2000 by Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson and Tootzi as a LAN-based clan, NiP are now recognised as the most renowned professional electronic sports brand in the world, most notably known for our history in the game of Counter-Strike.
We’re proud to be one of the oldest, largest and most prolific professional competitive esports teams in the world. Our organisation has 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 fulfil 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, 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 Founder and esports pioneer Emil “HeatoN” Christensen was the first member to be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame in July 2016. Recognised for his accomplishments not just by the fans but by industry peers; he’s received recognition for his successful career as both captain and player, mentor and one of few people recognised for being the driving force behind what has now become the Esports Industry as we know it. He was presented the award by former teammate and life-long friend; Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson at the ESL One Finals in Cologne.
Ninjas in Pyjamas aims to be the world’s leading esports organisation, both inside and outside the game. The term “NiP Standard” shall be synonymous with superior quality, professionalism and sound integrity.
We are passionate about our brands, businesses, products, esports, and most importantly; the people who make up our fan base and communities around the world.
- Partnership and collaboration everywhere is essential. We create an environment where every Ninja is empowered to contribute and is recognised for their effort.
- We are committed to drive individual growth for our players, teams and employees, creating an inclusive culture where they all can develop and enhance their performance.
- We act with integrity and high ethics in all of our relationships.
- We strive for the respect and protection of fundamental human rights.
The Swedish FRIENDS foundation is one of the largest anti-bullying organisations in the world, with more than 20 years in the field of preventing bullying in schools, within sports and online. The esport community is one of the largest growing youth communities and a great place to meet new friends, from all around the world, and to develop both as players and as human beings. Within esports, as well as in all other sports, things happen that make you feel uncomfortable, exposed or bullied. We all need to join forces and take a stand for every player’s right to be included and treated fair and equal, and not be exposed to bullying, racism or sexism. That’s why FRIENDS are very proud and happy to be a part of this Handbook, and for the fantastic engagement from Ninjas in Pyjamas to create a better world for every player out there.DOWNLOAD OUR HANDBOOK