Ever since the dawn of competitive CS:GO, Ninjas in Pyjamas have been around at the top of the scene. Even though the times of their undefeated run in official matches and their clear position on top has come to a halt, they are still a team to count on. Still being among the legendary teams since the first CS:GO major speaks a clear language.
Returning to Katowice means returning to the place where they suffered two huge defeats in the grand finals of the last two years. Losing to Virtus.pro in 2014 and Fnatic in 2015, Ninjas in Pyjamas always knew how to play a great tournament in Poland, but each time they saw the other team raising the trophy in front of thousands of fans.
Some of the team’s latest top placements:
- 3rd/4th at DreamHack Cluj, November 2015
- 5th-8th at ESL One Cologne, August 2015
- 2nd at ESL One Katowice, March 2015
Bringing in new views, talents and personalities, Ninjas in Pyjamas saw not only Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi taking over the spot of Allu, but Björn “THREAT” Pers joining as the team’s new coach. THREAT knows f0rest and GeT_RiGhT from their time together playing for Fnatic back in 2010, giving him a good connection to the two star players and former Intel Extreme Masters champions in CS 1.6 on the team. With good performances in Katowice so far, we are likely to see well prepared Ninjas returning to Spodek arena.
Facing Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Luminosity Gaming, mousesports and The MongolZ in Group A, it will be a tough job to take for Ninjas in Pyjamas. With still some weeks to go until the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship kicks off, they might have time to get their reformed team in shape to make it to the grand final in Katowice for the third time.