Ninjas in Pyjamas, leading esports for over 15 years

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.

Innovating Esports

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).



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Hall of Fame

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.