NiP Join League of Legends’ LPL In Recent Merger

by in League of Legends | Aug, 10th 2021

It’s been three years, but Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) are back in League of Legends, claiming a spot in the LPL! NiP have merged with a Chinese esports group, ESV5 to create NiP Group. NiP Group is a global organization to field teams across a wide variety of esports titles. This means more chances to see the dominant NiP name around the world. Now that is exciting. 

NiP Group Coming for League of Legends and Wild Rift:

The Chinese LPL is the biggest League of Legends league, and we’re seeing a rebrand of “Victory Five” to “Ninjas in Pyjamas”. NiP have performed well in a plethora of titles – VALORANT, Rainbow Six: Siege, FIFA, CSGO. They also ran a European League of Legends team through the 2010s. ESV5 itself was already a joint venture between eStar Gaming and Victory Five. In the 2022 LPL League of Legends season, Victory Five will be rebranded NiP. 

Now admittedly, the Summer Split for 2021 was not good for Victory Five. That 0-16 is not a good look. However, the Swedish org know what they’re doing and know how to produce winners. It’s time to turn the ship around, and surely NiP is the ones to bring it in League of Legends. What’s more, we can also expect a similar situation in League of Legends: Wild Rift, so perhaps a NiP Wild Rift team is going to be revealed soon.

On a news post on the NiP website, they had the following to say:

“This is pretty massive, bigger than anything we’ve done before. More crowded arenas to entertain, more fans to satisfy, cooler merch to make and hopefully the start of a new successful and magical NIP story.”

We’re very excited about this announcement. The LPL is incredibly competitive, and it could be a great opportunity to bring something new to the LPL. The goal, as NiP has said since the rebirth of the org is, “becoming the first truly global esports organization.” It could be a huge move for Ninjas in Pyjamas, and we’re curious to see what comes of it. Will we see a new roster, and other new teams in more games announced?


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