NiP confirmed at IEM Oakland

Ninjas in Pyjamas have secured an invite to IEM Oakland, ESL has announced.

The Swedish team, who are currently ranked seventh in the world, have been granted the final invite to the tournament, in which they will be joining eight other invitees and three qualified sides.

NiP won the 2016 edition of IEM Oakland after beating SK in the final, at a time when Adam "friberg" Friberg and Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi were both still on the roster.

NiP return to Oakland after winning last year's event

IEM Oakland will run from November 16-19 at the Oracle Arena, with $300,000 on the line. The final three spots in the tournament will be filled through qualifiers, held in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.

With NiP's addition, the team list for IEM Oakland is now the following:

Denmark Astralis  Europe FaZe
France G2 Brazil SK
United States Cloud9 United States Liquid
Kazakhstan Gambit  Brazil Immortals
Sweden NiP Europe EU Qualifier
North America NA Qualifier Other SEA Qualifier
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
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
world leader erdogan.
2017-09-07 20:28
not deserved
2017-09-07 20:28
Won Oakland last year, top 8 and top 4 in last 2 fully stacked events. Why would they not be one of 9 invited teams? I assume you want North, and they should be there I agree, but not instead of NIP, remove C9/Liquid/IMT for north.
2017-09-07 20:41
W A S T E D S P O T
2017-09-07 20:43
Great arguments.
2017-09-07 20:57
Great arguments!
2017-09-08 14:50
Cry is free
2017-09-08 15:20
No one is, but you still can't present a single argument for your position, not that I'm surprised based of the maturity of your replies so far.
2017-09-08 15:46
Alright who gives shit. You clearly don't know a thing about pro CS if you think that NiP deserves this invite. Just a delusional fanboy Now, gtfo newfag
2017-09-08 16:28
No still no actual arguments, not even who you think should be there instead and why? I'm not a fanboy but you clearly are just a hater. I presented my arguments for why the NIP roster since adding rez has enough results to be one of nine invited teams, their worst finish was quarterfinals at cologne (top 8). How is that not enough for an invite, and who should have it instead?
2017-09-08 21:13
North
2017-09-08 21:50
And didn't you read my post, I agree they should be there, but not instead of NIP, they both deserve a spot! The teams that you should question is most of all Liquid, after that C9 and to some extent IMT.
2017-09-08 22:13
#93
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Sweden wetty 
NIP came to semi finals on the last event lolo why do they not deserve an spot wtf are you talking about? fnatic fanboy i quess..
2017-09-09 13:15
Yes
2017-09-07 20:43
#68
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United States RyxxyR 
Remove Liquid for North.
2017-09-07 20:56
#77
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United States Logic_CSGO 
+1
2017-09-07 23:22
#78
s1mple | 
Sweden Anders1 
relax north cuck
2017-09-07 23:57
#15
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Brazil coldzao2 
SK top 1 sorry nip
2017-09-07 20:28
wasted spot
2017-09-07 20:29
Nice banana push top 1 EleGiggle
2017-09-07 20:38
#48
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Brazil coldzao2 
ofc g2 camping like pussies grats
2017-09-07 20:38
How to play CT side
2017-09-07 20:41
#31
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Finland Jodecast 
lol dictator cringenab?
2017-09-07 20:30
#36
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Finland TommIC 
EZ ENCE
2017-09-07 20:31
ez SK
2017-09-07 20:38
erdogan = eu kim jong
2017-09-07 20:41
#2
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Netherlands theicewithin 
N1
2017-09-07 20:27
As expect
2017-09-08 01:39
#3
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Denmark qwedsa 
cool, ez for top1
2017-09-07 20:27
Expected
2017-09-07 20:27
OMFGGG YESSSS
2017-09-07 20:27
lets go
2017-09-07 20:27
#7
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Thank god, would be boring without an upset team.
2017-09-07 20:27
waste of spot
2017-09-07 20:27
#19
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France AnTr3aS48 
fnatic fan mad lul
2017-09-07 20:28
#32
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France AnTr3aS48 
yeah so?
2017-09-07 20:30
#39
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France AnTr3aS48 
yeah make sense april of 2015 with olof(#1) and pronax while dec of 2016 with nip being in shit form
2017-09-07 20:32
okay lets talk about nip major playoffs in 2017
2017-09-07 20:37
#45
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France AnTr3aS48 
took you 5 mins for that? pathetic
2017-09-07 20:38
Yes. took 5 minutes to find out who is Vega squadron
2017-09-07 20:39
#51
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France AnTr3aS48 
jesus you are retarded aren't you?
2017-09-07 20:39
You said talk about fnatic and nip's 2017's form can make sense That's why I'm talking about majors and vega squadron lul
2017-09-07 20:41
fnatic 4/1 and 3rd place on major in 2017 nip knocked out by vega squadron see difference?
2017-09-07 20:44
#70
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Serbia EKI.CS 
compare them now and fnatic will easily get smashed
2017-09-07 21:29
#82
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Switzerland Alzameister 
If you want to compare the teams, do it in their current form not with the nip from months ago in the minor qual. Your just a fnatic fangay. Oh yea, who didnt get out of groups in dreamhack malmö?
2017-09-08 07:04
>April 2015 >Vega Squadron nt
2017-09-07 20:39
Fnatic XD
2017-09-07 20:28
#26
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Canada Ayton 
LUL fnatci LUL
2017-09-07 20:29
Fnatci nt
2017-09-08 13:27
#10
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World zebra_man3 
expected
2017-09-07 20:28
nice
2017-09-07 20:28
nice
2017-09-07 20:28
expected but nice
2017-09-07 20:28
ez
2017-09-07 20:28
EZ WIN.
2017-09-07 20:28
Called it
2017-09-07 20:28
#18
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
who cares ?
2017-09-07 20:28
I do
2017-09-07 20:51
#21
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Canada Ayton 
easy for defending champions, gtfo haters :)
2017-09-07 20:28
#23
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Other mekkicsgo 
about time!
2017-09-07 20:29
#24
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United States pieceofpi 
Nice for defending IEM Oakland Champions
2017-09-07 20:29
#25
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Poland trancemeister 
C9 and Liquid :DDDDDD No Vp , No Na'Vi , no North.
2017-09-07 20:29
#29
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United States allnewluke 
This is no surprise and it is not a waste of a spot they won the tournament last year
2017-09-07 20:30
Rip north, btw wasted spot
2017-09-07 20:30
They won it last year.Fair enough.
2017-09-07 20:48
#33
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Latvia Faaakk 
expected, good luck boys! #GONINJAS
2017-09-07 20:30
no vp no fun keepo
2017-09-07 20:30
#37
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Brazil bandicoot 
good for the fans and viewer numbers
2017-09-07 20:31
#38
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Expected
2017-09-07 20:31
#40
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Sweden Rexz 
ez 4 Ninjas
2017-09-07 20:32
wasted spot noobs.
2017-09-07 20:36
#47
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Portugal beatje 
Easy
2017-09-07 20:38
nice.
2017-09-07 20:41
Expexred
2017-09-07 20:43
#62
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
NiP comeback to win
2017-09-07 20:45
#63
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Denmark ddkk 
draken is better than pyth
2017-09-07 20:47
#64
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Russia majncly 
Navi? aahhahaahahaha
2017-09-07 20:48
#66
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
gl NiP
2017-09-07 20:49
#71
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France t3r4byt3 
I wish I could remove Liquid and add North, but whatever
2017-09-07 21:31
#72
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Sweden godname 
Why is NIP invited -.-
2017-09-07 21:32
North? hello?
2017-09-07 21:46
#74
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Greece her-1g 
Only north missing
2017-09-07 21:59
Niiiiiiiiice!
2017-09-07 22:05
north is next for invite, then envyus will win EU qualifier and OpTic wins NA qualifier
2017-09-07 23:08
ezpz draken
2017-09-08 01:47
#81
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Canada Surzz 
ez for nip
2017-09-08 02:10
#83
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France t3r4byt3 
I just realised, the news post for NiP attending Oakland in 2016 has the exact same title as this
2017-09-08 07:23
inviting this bulshet team
2017-09-24 10:15
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