Ninjas in Pyjamas, or NiP, is one of the oldest and well-renowned esports brands in the world. Between their legendary CS1.6 teams featuring names like HeatoN and potti, to their 87-0 streak at the start of CS:GO, the team has always been associated with excellence. Now consisting of a mix of CS legends and young raw talent, the new look Ninjas are aiming to return to their former glory and reclaim the team’s place at the very top. The Ninja’s are the epitome of the saying, ”form is temporary, class is permanent”.
Coach: Faruk “pita” Pita.
24 points | 2 final
Very few players can be considered a legend, f0rest is one of them. Having played at the pinnacle of Counter-Strike since 2005, forging dynasties with style and finesse. The Swede has dominated the scene in a way many could only dream of, and as he has passed the 30 year mark, he shows no signs of stopping.
GeT_RiGhT is as experienced a player as his name is annoying to write. The #1 ranked player in 2013 and 2014, not to mention the #2 ranked player in 2010 and 2011, GeT_RiGhT holds some of the finest credentials in CS history. Combining superior aim with immense game knowledge, GeT_RiGhT is able to be in the right place at the right time to turn matches in his teams favour.
Being the youngest and least experienced of the bunch doesn’t stop REZ from entering sites without fear. The 20-year-old Swede is always hammering his way onto bomb sites, often creating rather uncomfortable situations for his opponents. If he gets rolling, there’s no looking back.
The former fnatic and GODSENT player was added to the Ninjas in Pyjamas lineup replacing former AWPer, draken. Originally he wasn’t brought on to lead the troops, but a change was needed and him and dennis switched roles. Lekr0 has shown to possess a unique set of skills, being able to lead his team through stressful situations while trying to predict his opponent’s game plan, while still putting up big numbers.