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Ninjas in Pyjamas/History

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Formation

In May 2013, the Ninjas in Pyjamas organization created their first League of Legends team by acquiring the former roster of Copenhagen Wolves: Bjergsen, Deficio, TheTess, Svenskeren, and NeeGodbro.

Season 3

NiP competed in the Summer Split of the Season 3 EU League Championship Series, since the roster had qualified for a spot at the earlier Promotion Tournament playing as the Copenhagen Wolves.

Due to an unsatisfactory 2-6 start after two weeks of the summer split, NiP underwent a major roster change by benching NeeGodbro, TheTess, and Svenskeren, while recruiting former Heimerdinger's Colossi teammates extinkt, Malunoo and Freeze as the starting top laner, jungler, and AD carry, respectively.

A month later, extinkt would announce his retirement from competitive League of Legends and leave the team. Three days later, his role in the top lane would be filled by Mimer. NiP finished the season strongly, going 13-7 throughout the final seven weeks and finishing in a four-way tie for second at 15-13. After a poor showing at the week 9 tiebreaker, Ninjas in Pyjamas was seeded fifth going into the summer playoffs.

In August, NiP quickly exited contention after a 0-2 first round loss to Gambit Gaming. In the fifth place match, Team ALTERNATE prevailed 2-1 over the Ninjas in Pyjamas, sending NiP to the Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament.

Pre-Season 4

At the Spring Split Promotion Tournament in December 2013, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced their intent to face Kiedyś Miałem Team of Poland in their match. Although NiP were heavy favorites, Kiedyś Miałem won in a 3-0 sweep, and the Ninjas in Pyjamas were denied a spot in the Season 4 Spring Split of the European League Championship Series.

2017 Season

Prior to the start of the summer split, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced their acquisition of the EULCS spot from Fnatic Academy who was just promoted from the 2017 EULCS Summer Promotion. However, the organization quickly drew criticisms for letting go of all the original Fnatic Academy roster and instead brought on Profit, Shook, Nagne, HeaQ, and [9sprattel]] as their starting line up.

Placed in Group A with other strong teams like Fnatic and G2 Esports, the team soon found themselves at the bottom rung of the group, despite the fact that all the players on the starting roster were veterans. With language barriers plaguing team communication and poor team synergy, NiP wereforced to play in the 2018 EULCS Spring Promotion matches in order to retain their EULCS spot for 2018.

In their first promotion match, NiP lost to [Giants]] 1-3, but made a comeback in the second round by defeating Mysterious Monkeys 3-0. Unfortunately, the team could not retain that momentum and were relegated after failing to secure a single win against FC Schalke 04 in the last round of the promotion.