NiP invited to cs_summit

Ninjas in Pyjamas have received the final invite to cs_summit 2017 which will take place from April 19-23.

The tournament will be hosted in Los Angeles, California and will hand out at least $100,000 in cash prizes to eight teams. Seven of these squads have already been revealed including SK, OpTic, and Cloud9.


draken's second LAN with NIP will be in the US 

NiP have recently made a roster change by parting ways with Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi and adding William "draken" Sundin. The Swedes will attend SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals in Kiev, Ukraine before travelling to the US for cs_summit which means the American event will be the second LAN for the new lineup.

The event will feature three North American and two Swedish teams. The full team list is below:

Brazil SK North America OpTic
United States Liquid France Envy
Kazakhstan Gambit United States Cloud9
Sweden GODSENT  Sweden NiP

Additional information such as the exact prizemoney, format and talent crew are yet to be published.

Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac 
GL draken
2017-03-22 17:39
Yes this is a very good thing to do as NiP are at least tier 43234 atm
2017-03-22 17:39
#32
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Estonia swag420weed 
They are invited because NiP has huge fanbase and they will watch streams and bring in sweet money
2017-03-22 17:43
#47
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Other anarh1st47 
wtf? why they invited SK and 7 tier2-tier3 teams?
2017-03-22 18:01
C9 and NiP have massive fanbases so inviting them is jusified, idk about others, would've been nice if they invited north and faze imo
2017-03-22 18:10
#79
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Algeria chkoupistany 
FINALLY! found someone who understands why NiP and C9 gets invited to almost all events.
2017-03-22 18:22
its pretty obvious its just that teh only people talking about it are the ones that dont get it, usually
2017-03-23 11:04
Justified if u wanna have fangays watching streams and make moneyz..Not so, if u wanna have decent skill level in a tourney.
2017-03-22 19:20
Isnt making money all they want ?
2017-03-22 21:23
I don't think the prize pool justifies the travel involved for either those two teams. LA is basically in SK's backyard, so that's why they the only team from the hi-tier group. Much like DH Austin, I actually like that it's so even on paper
2017-03-22 20:37
Thats true, i wish FaZe had received an invitation, that team can be really exciting
2017-03-22 21:26
#165
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Estonia swag420weed 
Tournament pays for travel
2017-04-03 23:45
agreed. they should've invited Immortals
2017-03-22 19:31
SK knows the only way they will ever win anything again is to start player tier 2 events. Pretty pathetic actually.
2017-03-22 21:31
Are you that blinded by your hatred for SK? Flying out 20 teams isn't possible and SK is locally available to the BTS guys. Fit this shit in your head.
2017-03-23 08:33
Are you so blinded by you love for SK that you must make up arguments? Where did I criticize the organizers? I understand the reason you are giving, however inviting an other NA based team wouldn't be much more expensive, something like IMT would also fit the lineup better. My criticism was towards SK, why do they agree to play in a T2 event? The only logical explanation is that they are so sick of not winning anything in for ever that they lower their ambitions.
2017-03-23 10:20
SK is probably playing this tournament just for some practice ahead of more important tournaments, since tier 1 teams are not available for such a lower scale tournament (inside the BTS House on LAN). Regardless, it's a great opportunity for IGL's to show each other their cards. NiP will be there as well which is again, GOOD PRACTICE and a feel of things for Draken about what lie ahead. Edit: lies ahead* BTS has no leagues for CS or even a history with CS. Winning this means nothing to any of the top 5 teams in the grand scheme of things. If a team wants to look for cheap victories, they'd be travelling to every Tier 3 LAN around the world on the org's tab which is obviously not the case.
2017-03-23 11:39
#34
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Serbia EKI.CS 
funny
2017-03-22 17:44
lol you trying to say that godsent,tl,gambit,Envyus are better then NIP? no m8 no
2017-03-22 17:55
#50
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Gambit are way better for now
2017-03-22 18:02
lol no i can bet NIP would smash them
2017-03-22 18:07
#91
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Paraguay HighAIching 
thats not what recent lan results say
2017-03-22 18:55
#124
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Romania roly99 
+1 can confirm
2017-03-22 21:00
#56
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Russia band1 
expected flag
2017-03-22 18:04
NIP 2nd or 3rd team in the event, competing with gambit. Clearly better than the rest.
2017-03-22 21:33
#62
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Sweden proffs 
"draken's second lan with nip" What?
2017-03-22 18:09
First they will attend their first lan Starladder season 3 and then cs_summit is their 2nd lan
2017-03-22 18:19
#75
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Sweden proffs 
Yeah, im dumb. Assumed they meant he had already attended a lan with them.
2017-03-22 18:17
#107
kennyS | 
Germany Phaxo 
yes he needs very much luck, cuz he is new in NIP, so he has to integrate into new swedish team. Also NIP is in the last few weeks going down and down, because the teamwork didn't worked and pyth didn't played very well. So I hope NIP will shine again. PS: NIP, don't win, because i want EnVyUs to win ;D
2017-03-22 19:35
Well Hellraisers are not invited so maybe NV has a chance ;-)
2017-03-22 21:37
#141
kennyS | 
Germany Phaxo 
Hopefully ;D
2017-03-23 07:16
#150
ub1que | 
Russia wsssak 
why 3 tier2-3 teams in cs_summit envy,gsent,nip?
2017-03-23 10:46
#2
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CIS sergioff 
gl nip
2017-03-22 17:38
#7
hardstyle | 
Portugal SCRL 
sad
2017-03-22 17:38
#8
jOELZ | 
Finland Baconguy3 
gtr top1
2017-03-22 17:38
lol wasted slot xD
2017-03-22 17:38
Are you saying that optic, liquid, envyus, cloud9 and gambit wasnt then? LUL
2017-03-22 18:02
tbh for me gambit, envy and liquid is ok.
2017-03-22 18:26
How are envy and liquid better than NIP?
2017-03-23 10:39
#12
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
Yay :D
2017-03-22 17:38
#13
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Hungary sh1ze 
NiP is back to top1
2017-03-22 17:39
#109
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Brazil coldzao2 
top1 world SK + tier 1 Na teams + tier2 EU teams, easy tournamento!
2017-03-22 19:48
The only chance SK has to win anything is to start playing tier 2 tournaments. Really sad
2017-03-23 10:41
#155
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Brazil coldzao2 
they were invited first, they didnt know they will play against noobs
2017-03-23 13:10
Of course they did, it's a 100k tournament, that price pool is always t2, it's the same like dreamhack open tournaments for example.
2017-03-23 13:40
lul
2017-03-22 17:38
n1
2017-03-22 17:38
#17
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Dominican Republic fernandieftw 
ez nip
2017-03-22 17:38
#18
Finland Tekh 
rip nip
2017-03-22 17:38
expected
2017-03-22 17:38
ez for draken
2017-03-22 17:38
two bots friberg and shroud will meet again xD
2017-03-22 17:39
#22
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Sweden lagcats 
still feels like SK will win t his
2017-03-22 17:39
#23
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Brazil MiBrS2 
Ez money 4 SK
2017-03-22 17:39
2nd place in a 100k tournament is not much money.
2017-03-22 17:43
glad you agree that NiP will take it
2017-03-22 18:11
???
2017-03-22 18:12
friberg MVP?
2017-03-22 19:21
MVP of every team NiP plays against yes
2017-03-22 19:21
are you jealous of the king of banana?
2017-03-22 19:26
yes, I also want to earn 10k+ a month for sucking at my job
2017-03-22 19:26
I'm sure you do suck at it so you're half way there at least
2017-03-22 19:27
lul
2017-03-22 19:31
#76
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France t3r4byt3 
Gambit could take it tbh
2017-03-22 18:20
#69
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Brazil MiBrS2 
Its a lot actually cuz thats enough money to buy an entire Favela
2017-03-22 18:13
Lol
2017-03-22 18:53
Ez 4 SK
2017-03-22 17:40
Bot Nip joined the gaem
2017-03-22 17:41
Why gqmbit is here ¿ why liquid is here also wtf is homesent doing here ¿¿
2017-03-22 17:42
#27
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Noice
2017-03-22 17:42
Expected
2017-03-22 17:43
#31
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France t3r4byt3 
inb4 NiP beat SK again lul
2017-03-22 17:43
#33
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
WOW! Will be awesome! Let's go BRAZIL ZIL ZIL ZIL! We can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-22 17:43
SK will finally win a tournament LUL
2017-03-22 17:44
#112
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Russia Nikosimus 
Lul, I'd say they are the 3rd contenders after NiP and Gambit LUL, don't be so sure:P
2017-03-22 20:01
#36
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Denmark Astralis_no1 
gotta take hats off to the event organizers, they'll do anything to see NA win a tourny LOL
2017-03-22 17:44
Tier 3 event Maybe they can get out of groups
2017-03-22 17:45
literally free money for SK
2017-03-22 17:46
GODSENT NiP L U L fucking easy for SK.. so many shit teams in this tourney :DD
2017-03-22 17:46
Well SK gave up on winning tier 1 tournaments. So they started playing these tier 2 tournaments so they have a chance to win anything.
2017-03-23 10:43
Trash event, no tier1/2 EU teams. And after that monkeys will start yelling about SK era, lul
2017-03-22 17:55
what is tier 2 eu to u? i would say gambit/nip tier 2
2017-03-22 17:59
NiP is t2 team like old mouz online, they can upset better teams.
2017-03-22 18:03
Ok, just to make sure NA people also know something about CS: tier 1 teams - Astralis, SK, VP tier 2 teams - North, Navi, Faze, Fnatic tier 3 teams - rest of teams in hltv top 20 ranking
2017-03-22 18:03
jeez you are a dick everyone has a different definition of tier 1 and tier 2 the level of the cs scene in someone's country doesnt make a difference in their own knowledge, i am probably better than u
2017-03-22 18:04
Who cares about you being better than anyone else. It's just a common sense. Tier 1 teams always compete for top 4, tier 2 teams can upset them rarely if they are playing their best games. Tier 3 teams just used to fill event's lineups
2017-03-22 18:13
tier 1 and tier 2 are completely subjective and theres no one definition of them
2017-03-22 18:14
#42
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CIS chlenixon 
What kind of tourney is that? "cs_summit"?? I can only think of cs_estate and 1G
2017-03-22 17:56
Yesterday's match vs fnatic made them invite NiP for sure.
2017-03-22 18:00
#57
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
I think that's a true story bro. NIP is back.
2017-03-22 18:04
HAHAH KNEW IT! Why the fuck do leagues keep inviting these schrubs?!
2017-03-22 18:00
#46
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
Pretty decent field for a 100k tournament I have to say
2017-03-22 18:01
#48
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
Final Prediction: SK vs NIP SK maybe wins, but NIP is back boys, watchout with them, they're back!
2017-03-22 18:01
why does bots gets get invited to a tournament?
2017-03-22 18:01
#114
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Russia Nikosimus 
I also dunno what Liquid and GODSENT are doing there
2017-03-22 20:03
#51
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Turkey HypnoSia 
Gambit my fav in the tournament.
2017-03-22 18:02
#55
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
VP? Astralis? FaZe? etc.. What is this? :>
2017-03-22 18:04
#65
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France t3r4byt3 
100k, on the other side of the world? Perfectly understandable why the other elite teams didn't want to go.
2017-03-22 18:11
#131
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Source? As i know they haven't been invited lol. :)
2017-03-22 21:56
#132
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France t3r4byt3 
Where's your source on them being invited or not? I just used some logic
2017-03-22 21:59
#133
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Why are you replying to a question with a question? I'm pretty sure they would have been using twitter etc if they had been invited but they wouldn't go or couldn't. :) ''Logic''
2017-03-22 22:05
#134
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France t3r4byt3 
no they wouldn't use twitter in those kinds of circumstances most likely, I very rarely ever see pros use twitter to declare that kind of stuff and does the logic not make sense to you? if I were Astralis, why would I spend many hours on a flight to LA for a small prize pool event? whats the point? SK are going because they live there, and the other teams are not in positions to decline invites
2017-03-22 22:11
#135
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
''and the other teams are not in positions to decline invites'' And how do u know? LOL. Have u never seen teams use twitter to do that like (we can't go cuz . . . . .) Seen it more then once. :>
2017-03-22 22:15
#136
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
Not really. The organisers invite the best teams and if they accept, then they announce it. Why would anyone announce 'Astralis, VP, FaZe invited, but do not want to come'? It's all about publicity and good image of the tournament. My guess is that NiP wants to pracc with draken on LAN, so they can qualify for the qualifier to the Major. Also, the teams use twitter if they announced going, but decide not to/can't or if the tournament is really high profile and they aren't there.
2017-03-23 02:07
#137
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
I just read that the manager of Astralis have been out to say they have been invited but they said no ? :) / Closed.
2017-03-23 02:09
#59
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Sweden 2EZ4Astralis 
NiP VS SK Final
2017-03-22 18:07
SK vs t2 teams
2017-03-22 18:07
#63
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Poland Az1m 
wasted spot...
2017-03-22 18:09
#67
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Denmark clutchkongen 
only tier 1 team at this event is SK! so ezz.
2017-03-22 18:11
#70
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Canada Ayton 
lol easy win for NiP
2017-03-22 18:13
gl draken
2017-03-22 18:14
ez money for SK lol.
2017-03-22 18:22
#78
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Argentina ECSBOX 
2nd lan?
2017-03-22 18:22
#81
lee_sb | 
United States treysek 
I thought there was a Muslim ban how are the swedistans supposed to get in
2017-03-22 18:28
#82
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Belgium matty4 
Inb4 NiP actually wins this
2017-03-22 18:29
#83
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Germany almafi 
when are they moving?
2017-03-22 18:33
wtf, how this fucking team still gets invites?
2017-03-22 18:35
#85
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Paraguay mcraepy 
gl draken
2017-03-22 18:37
#86
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
No Navi, no vp , no Astralis , no G2, no North but then SK?. Why not make it a 100% tier 2-3 event or get the best teams possible.
2017-03-22 18:46
Because the rest doesn't care about t2 event, but SK realize it's their only chance to actually win something again so they said yes.
2017-03-23 10:56
#87
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World waltsuu 
wow 4 eu teams good job summit
2017-03-22 18:51
#89
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Malaysia phyzell 
Los Angeles Cannabis Cup
2017-03-22 18:53
#90
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Europe Vallon 
Those are all the teams? Gonna be the easiest win in SK's career.
2017-03-22 18:53
#92
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
nip were invited because they wouldnt be able to qualify anyway
2017-03-22 19:00
#93
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
Gambit over SK in finals
2017-03-22 19:01
gambit vs sk or vs nip final yes lez go
2017-03-22 19:37
stop inviting nip ffs they should qualify for every upcoming tournament
2017-03-22 19:12
lucky invite xD
2017-03-22 19:14
wasted spot too bad
2017-03-22 19:19
#110
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World Sins 
ez 4 sk
2017-03-22 19:56
#111
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
so fucking easy for SK... what is this bullshit anyway? SK and then a bunch of tier 3 teams... Is this org owned by SK? LUL If SK don't win this tournament, I don't see them winning anything else ever again.
2017-03-22 20:01
its sk, gambit, and 6 once pretty good declining teams
2017-03-22 20:17
They're in NA and their gaming house is in california. Why not let them go? They can drive from their houses lol. Easiest travel cost coverage ever and probably an easy win.
2017-03-22 20:42
#113
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
no qualifer for this tournament ?
2017-03-22 20:01
When the tournament was announced, aside of a number of invites, qualifiers were to be held in February. In the end though, as far as I have checked, all teams have accessed through direct invites.
2017-03-23 08:29
#162
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
thanks dude
2017-03-23 21:40
#115
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
When was lasti time nip rly qualified to smth and not gettin invite. Undeserved
2017-03-22 20:05
Top 10 teams always get invite, stop cry
2017-03-22 21:28
#154
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World ZMDR 
NiP top10 nice meme
2017-03-23 12:52
#116
device | 
Israel Aarod 
-friberg +summit
2017-03-22 20:10
didnt dekay say they denied the invite?
2017-03-22 20:13
NiP with the biggest fanbase. Also good 2016 for NiP and SK.
2017-03-22 20:34
this will actually be a super sick tier2 lan. Will be fun to see all these new line ups.
2017-03-22 20:41
#138
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Turkey xxxjet 
NiP = waste spot
2017-03-23 02:19
#139
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
knew it :D gl
2017-03-23 02:44
NiP vs. SK would be nice! Gotta see how Draken handles it.
2017-03-23 08:42
Good for NIP
2017-03-23 08:51
gj draken
2017-03-23 13:41
#160
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Denmark Nillerg0d 
also the right team to invite <3
2017-03-23 15:33
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