Ninjas in Pyjamas enters RLCS

The popular and beloved Swedish esports organization, Ninjas in Pyjamas, has recently announced its Rocket League lineup. This marks... Eduardo | 27. January 2023

The popular and beloved Swedish esports organization, Ninjas in Pyjamas, has recently announced its Rocket League lineup. This marks NiP’s entry into the Rocket League competitive scene to compete in the Rocket League Championship Series Season 12.

Official NiP Announcement

The Swedish organization has announced on its official Twitter account its long-awaited entry into Rocket League esports, confirming different rumors from several years ago.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will compete in the South American region and will feature the following lineup:

  • Luiz Fellipe “Aztromick” Lopes Gomes
  • Bernardo “Bemmz” Siqueira Marta
  • Caio “CaioTG1” Testi Vinicius

Aztromick and Bemmz played together under The Club banner, while CaioTG1 arrived from North America after he departed from FURIA Esports. On the other hand, Pedro “fAsi” Henrique Rodrigues has been chosen as the Head Coach of the team.

Hicham Chahine, CEO of NIP, said:

“Expanding our esports footprint through new esports games and titles is a key priority for us at NIP. Historically, our legacy has been in FPS, but we are eager and excited to bring our expertise and resources to other exciting titles like Rocket League.”

It was an open secret that Ninjas in Pyjamas had been close to introducing a Rocket League division for several years, and they had finally made it happen.

About NiP

The Swedish organization, NiP, was founded in 2000 and is one of the iconic brands in esports. Especially in the Counter-Strike scene. The most significant players who have passed through the ranks of NiP have undoubtedly been:

  • Christopher ” GeT_RiGhT ” Alesund
  • Patrik ” f0rest ” Lindberg

On the other hand, the organization has also featured different lineups in many high-profile esports, such as Dota 2, VALORANT, and League of Legends. Now, with the Rocket League division, we can expect a top-tier lineup at the competitive level.

The players

A week after FURIA Esports was eliminated from the Fall Regional Final, many reports surfaced regarding CaioTG1 leaving the team. This Brazilian super team could not take advantage of CaioTG1’s spectacular streaks during the 2022 finals. Recall that FURIA Esports finished between 3rd-4th place in the 2021-22 World Championship.

FURIA Esports made it to the first and second Fall Regional quarterfinals. Still, during the final Split online event, they were reverse-swept in Round 5 of Swiss by fellow South Americans Complexity Gaming. So, unfortunately, FURIA would not attend the Fall Major in Rotterdam.

NiP hopes that CaioTG1’s experience will add much more stability to their lineup in high-pressure situations, especially in LAN events. There is no doubt that, with the backing of one of the world’s top organizations, CaioTG1 will become an even bigger threat on the international stage.

Ninjas in Pyjamas COO Jonas Gundersen said:

“Rocket League has been on our radar for a while. As always, it has been important for us to find players that fit our vision and skill set and make sure we can support them with our full infrastructure. Our presence in Brazil makes this team a perfect fit, and it feels fantastic to bring the NIP brand in front of the Rocket League fans.”

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