NiP invited to StarSeries i-League S5

Ninjas in Pyjamas are the latest team to secure an invitation to compete at StarSeries i-League Season 5, the event's organisers have revealed.

The Swedish giants are the ninth team confirmed for the event, the fourth to secure an invitation after Liquid, mousesports and Natus Vincere were all previously unveiled by Starladder.

Currently ranked eighth in the world, NiP are due to attend the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, in Dallas, from May 15-20. At their most recent LAN event, DreamHack Masters Marseille, the team finished in 5th-8th place after losing to fnatic in the quarter-finals.

NiP will compete at the next StarSeries event

The StarSeries i-League Season 5 will include five more invites, to be announced in the future, as well as two teams coming out of the Asian qualifier, which is currently underway. The Ukrainian event will run from May 28 to June 3, with $300,000 on offer.

With NiP's invitation, the team list for the event now looks as follows:

North America Liquid Europe mousesports
United States NRG Europe HellRaisers
Kazakhstan AVANGAR  Sweden GODSENT
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Poland AGO
Sweden NiP
#1
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United States bigsex69 
awesome astralis next
2018-05-09 13:24
#3
China o_O 
No
2018-05-09 13:22
Thank god it's not VP
2018-05-09 15:07
#116
China o_O 
true
2018-05-09 15:53
+1
2018-05-09 16:34
#125
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Finland Smoonah 
ye wasted spot
2018-05-09 16:35
#145
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Poland xOwcA 
+1
2018-05-09 18:10
#6
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Sweden ConaN007 
Very nice
2018-05-09 13:22
#89
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Italy Laxity 
invited to suck
2018-05-09 14:57
#92
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Sweden ConaN007 
NA'VI? OmegLUL
2018-05-09 14:59
Navi is playing really good atm, sure mostly cause of S1mple but still
2018-05-09 15:06
Expected
2018-05-09 15:15
#115
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Italy Laxity 
anyway better
2018-05-09 15:39
#160
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Sweden ConaN007 
We will see, one man can only do so much ;)
2018-05-09 18:17
#184
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Poland xizt_ence2 
NaVi made semis at the major, NiP couldn't even qualify.
2018-05-10 14:49
#7
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Brazil coldzao2 
wasted spot, wheres SK???
2018-05-09 13:22
#10
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Sweden ConaN007 
SK in 2018? Ayy lmao
2018-05-09 13:23
#15
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Brazil coldzao2 
NiP in *insert any year here*? Ayy lmao
2018-05-09 13:23
nice b8
2018-05-09 13:24
#21
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Sweden ConaN007 
NiP > SK in 2018 = fact Stay salty fangay
2018-05-09 13:26
#30
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India naetu 
+1
2018-05-09 13:27
#36
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Sweden Dino1 
LMAO pls stop..
2018-05-09 13:30
He literally just said a fact
2018-05-09 13:46
#52
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Sweden Dino1 
That NiP is better than SK in 2018? They are both bots but atleast SK is better bots.. You can't possible be this delusional..
2018-05-09 13:47
#54
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United States SladesterG 
When was the last time so made it out of groups?
2018-05-09 13:52
Lmao
2018-05-09 14:00
You are propably Gold nova 2 and u say they are bots LMFAO
2018-05-09 14:49
#81
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Sweden Dino1 
Hahaha i've missed you NiP fanboys. All these newfags think's SK and FaZe fanboys are the worst...
2018-05-09 14:50
I don't care about nip You are Little fanboy not me
2018-05-09 14:51
#84
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Sweden Dino1 
What team am i a fanboy of? Since i never mentioned any team i like neither do i have a flair?
2018-05-09 14:52
#128
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
Well you don't have to be a NiP fanboy or an sk hater to see that NiP has had better result than sk in 2018 even tho both of them are far from being top5.. All it takes is looking at their respective results... So how do you come to the conclusion that sk are better than NiP in 2018 if you're not a fanboy or a hater? (Real question btw)
2018-05-09 16:48
#134
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
U cant possibly say sk is better right now, look at the leagues at events Sk lul
2018-05-09 17:13
At least we have a bot cs scene instead of a non-existent one
2018-05-09 14:52
#85
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Sweden Dino1 
Du är ju efterbliven på riktigt.. SK är mil bättre än NiP även med Stewie.
2018-05-09 14:52
Sure haha, har Nip kommit ut från gruppspelen ja, har SK det?? Nej
2018-05-09 15:07
#102
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Sweden Dino1 
Oj vilken otrolig achivement! Dom är ju bäst!..
2018-05-09 15:08
Påstog jag det? Nej haha och dom har iaf gjort något och dom har sämre IGL också haha. Liksom vafan SK har haft en grym IGL medans Nip har haft Dennis. Han är inte kass men inte lika bra som FalleN
2018-05-09 15:11
These messages will be deleted soon i guess
2018-05-09 17:10
#97
f0rest | 
India compL1 
aha +1
2018-05-09 15:04
he is right NiP > SK in 2018
2018-05-09 17:12
Major Where u at
2018-05-09 14:57
+1
2018-05-09 22:03
Nip is way better than SK, and this is just the beginning for this nip lineup.
2018-05-09 13:25
#32
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India naetu 
+1
2018-05-09 13:28
Sk would probably dive out first in this tournament so they better stay home tbh its a long flight
2018-05-09 13:29
#35
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India naetu 
Hahaha. They will get eliminated by avangar OMEGALUL
2018-05-09 13:30
Haha yeah im pretty sure they would :D
2018-05-09 13:30
It’s always when people start saying stuff like this they step up xD
2018-05-09 15:08
I guess we will see in the upcoming tournament they play :D
2018-05-09 15:36
+1 This Lineup has a huge potential to become #1
2018-05-09 13:38
Yeah they actually have, they would have gone further in marseille if it wasnt for some small mistakes against fnatic.
2018-05-09 14:08
Right? That was what I thought as well. They did some mistakes and fanatic had so much timing luck...
2018-05-09 15:00
True, if they didn’t make mistakes they probably would of beaten Fnatic
2018-05-09 15:09
Yeah they were very unlucky that series, next time they will be the winners i think tbh :)
2018-05-09 15:37
Yes they will! If NiP is doing something, its learning from failiures
2018-05-09 15:55
Beginning of the line up Not talking about sk with stew Less time + change language I gotta be on the sk side this time
2018-05-09 14:58
4 of the originals in SK is still there, 2 of the originals in nip :)
2018-05-09 15:38
gtr forest rez draken have been on nip since last year
2018-05-09 18:54
nip in 2005 = sk
2018-05-09 13:25
#33
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Australia dr0pbear 
+1
2018-05-09 13:28
NiP in*2012*? Hell yeah NiP in *2013*? Hell yeah NiP in *2014*? Hell yeah Expected from braindead favela
2018-05-09 15:01
#118
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Brazil coldzao2 
You can't deny the obvious evolutions in the metagame. Watch a game from one of the latest tournaments, then go back and watch the ones from 2015. I'm not even gonna count the 2013/2014 ones because the CS level then was legitimately laughable. Don't want to take it from me? twitter.com/G2apEX/status/93997540218914.. Take it from a guy who's been through it all, and has constantly trained and played against teams on the highest level for years. But oh well, remembering the good old days makes it all look so much more glorious than it actually was, doesn't it?
2018-05-09 16:16
"CS level then was legitimately laughable" I guess the BR scene is "legitimately laughable" now
2018-05-09 16:33
You must be very new to competitive scene if you think nip didn't dominate any year lmao nip had the best players for 2013/2014
2018-05-09 15:08
#120
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Brazil coldzao2 
#118 and stfu
2018-05-09 16:16
Is the SK fanboy triggered? A win is a win, doesn't matter where or when you win. It's really an easy concept, but I understand it might be hard for you. Must feel bad to have 20 IQ
2018-05-09 16:42
You're just a ignorant sk fan boy wake up sk isn't what it was in 2016 and they won't be
2018-05-11 16:12
#192
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Brazil coldzao2 
and youre just a glory hunter <3 s1mple LYULULUL
2018-05-11 16:07
How am I a glory hunter?? I am supporting since he joined liquid (I like his super aggressive style like 2017 fer) & what about you sk fanboys
2018-05-11 16:14
#194
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Brazil coldzao2 
judging by your recent posts and time registered i'd say youre a glory hunter, a loyal fan wouldnt say things like that, he would be just grateful what about me? as you can see im still supporting my fav team even though not its 2016 sk and wont be
2018-05-11 16:16
Well I made the account recently cuz I didn't really post any comments and was just here to check results and stuff and yeah I have been supporting simple since liquid bro
2018-05-11 18:07
NiP's doing better than SK in nowadays kid. Also, keep pointing cheaters if coldzera gets rekt :D. hltv.org/forums/threads/1761945/s1mple-s.. Pathetic
2018-05-09 16:36
#39
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India sizzlinorc 
+1
2018-05-09 13:33
Zoo
2018-05-09 13:23
#14
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Norway SteeNos 
Lol "wasted"
2018-05-09 13:23
#45
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Switzerland xavierbeastt 
SK so low now
2018-05-09 13:39
kkkkkkkkkk doente
2018-05-09 13:54
expected
2018-05-09 13:55
Let's Go NiP!!!
2018-05-09 14:01
#66
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Sweden Zaser5 
Wasted
2018-05-09 14:01
WHY
2018-05-09 13:22
Ez for Nip
2018-05-09 13:22
nice username xD
2018-05-09 21:31
Thank you kind sir
2018-05-09 22:48
#5
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Norway IndiZone 
faze?
2018-05-09 13:22
#29
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Turkey Thunderball 
i think they have been intived already but faze rejected probably
2018-05-09 13:27
Throwing stone with closed eyes to kill a bird.
2018-05-09 13:58
Why would they denide?300000 prizepool btw
2018-05-09 17:11
Yeeeees baby <3
2018-05-09 13:22
NIP TO THE PYJAMAS
2018-05-09 13:22
my boyssssss
2018-05-09 13:23
n1.
2018-05-09 13:23
VP wont be invited because they failed at the qualify right? :(
2018-05-09 13:23
ya
2018-05-09 13:59
#90
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
VP should consider themselves lucky if they get invited to Zotac, no idea how r they still top15 lmfao
2018-05-09 14:57
Imagine if they need to qualify, they would never play it
2018-05-09 13:24
#76
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Ukraine minemax 
You are so cruel... :)
2018-05-09 14:38
I'm really liking this team list so far
2018-05-09 13:24
#23
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Brazil coldzao2 
if they keep not inviting SK, Avangar will take it easy
2018-05-09 13:25
Sk is actually ass. What are you on?
2018-05-09 13:26
Ez for NIP
2018-05-09 13:25
ez
2018-05-09 13:25
#25
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India NiP_VeNoM 
the boys are going to starseries!
2018-05-09 13:25
washed team
2018-05-09 13:26
#31
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Germany Vini_1337 
AGO BTW OMEGALUL
2018-05-09 13:27
Ez4f0restTHEgoat
2018-05-09 13:32
#40
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Finland Vkims 
Tier3 tournament
2018-05-09 13:33
#41
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Austria Ecchii 
ez NIP
2018-05-09 13:33
Wasted spot.
2018-05-09 13:34
retard why wasted they deserve the spot stfu kid
2018-05-09 17:11
#46
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Germany Constikdw 
Now we just need faze, Astralis, Fnatic and it’s perfect...although nip is a wasted spot in comparison to the three others
2018-05-09 13:40
#47
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Russia Nikosimus 
N1, now invite FaZe and Astralis here and NiP and Mouz to Cologne, ez
2018-05-09 13:40
Doesn't invite Fnatic? shit tournament.
2018-05-09 13:40
#58
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Germany Majorcasper 
Five more invites. You have to read
2018-05-09 13:56
OK let me refresh that, Fnatic was not the first invited team? shit tournament.
2018-05-09 14:02
#93
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Lemme correct you. FaZe and Astralis were not the first invited teams. Shit tournament
2018-05-09 15:00
Honestly FaZe and Astralis are shit to watch so that wouldn't bother me if they didn't get invite. Some teams are really good but are not fun to watch so it doesn't bother me if they don't get invited, I only care about teams I like to watch to get invited.
2018-05-09 20:00
#178
rain | 
Sweden Loskilo 
Lmao wtf
2018-05-10 00:02
What you mean wtf? I mean it's not really hard to understand if a team is a pure pug team I don't want to watch them I don't care how good their aim is because it's way to similar to the game style we play online as shitters. Now with Astralis when they had Karrigan they had really strong fundamentals and I really liked to watch them in those times but with glav1e their play style is just shit, these guys might have a month or two max with good form that play style will never be consistent and neither will they.
2018-05-10 03:11
another 60IQ comment from you... >you don't want to watch "pug style" > and don't want to watch astralis, while they have the best teamplay and tactics. and fnatic? who the hell want to watch their t side? every time I see your comment I want to cry, It's unbelievable how dumb people can be.
2018-05-10 03:23
Yeye dumb, low iq great argument kid. "the best teamplay and tactics" You know literally shit all about CS Go, go download some demo's and learn about the game before talking shit like Astralis is some amazing tactics team when they just play with strong fundamentals and defaults nothing else. You don't have any argument, respond when you do and with less insults m8 so I can actually take you seriously.
2018-05-10 03:28
I'm not trying to insult you, you are fnatic fan and want to watch them, that's fine, but you can't expect them to get the first invite when they are shit and won one tournament because flusha had the game of his life. and to be honest they are not even interesting to watch, their t side is so bad, and if krimz had a bad game then it will be so disgusting to watch about the astralis part, come on you can't be serious.
2018-05-10 03:40
#189
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Delusional, smh /closed
2018-05-10 18:24
#50
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Poland trancemeister 
easy lan for Mousesports or Na'Vi.
2018-05-09 13:45
Gambit >>>NIP SK LIQUID Clown9 SS
2018-05-09 13:47
#77
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Lithuania arres 
No
2018-05-09 14:39
#95
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
+1 but Lulquid > Gambot
2018-05-09 15:00
#110
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
> Major winners > Taco Pick one.
2018-05-09 15:26
#188
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Who said anything about Taco?
2018-05-10 18:23
#196
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
U said TACO > seized.
2018-05-11 18:29
#197
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
So NiKo > S1mple? Btw Bait > Decoy
2018-05-11 19:02
ez
2018-05-09 13:53
Bulshit Tournament.
2018-05-09 13:58
lol
2018-05-09 14:00
Good luck.
2018-05-09 14:01
Niice
2018-05-09 14:02
:) I think NiP need to step up at this tournament
2018-05-09 14:05
who cares? s1mple mvp confirmed
2018-05-09 14:08
Gl ninjas but my love is fnatic
2018-05-09 14:14
PLZ new G2, astralis, tyloo, renegades, fnatic, faze, maybe new optic, and no cloud9!
2018-05-09 14:31
#74
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Denmark Baitvice 
Wasted spot, inviting tier 2 team.
2018-05-09 14:33
Next invites probably Astralis, Fnatic and maybe Renegades,SK and G2. Potentially Gambit tyloo and optic but dont hold your breath.
2018-05-09 14:38
FaZe must be invited 100 %, Gambit haven't qualified
2018-05-09 14:40
Renegades SK G2 ?they aren't good enough now and Gambit is better than SK G2 or Renegades
2018-05-09 16:25
SK And g2 pull in views which equals money. So they will probably invite them
2018-05-11 03:04
#79
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
hahaha
2018-05-09 14:41
hellraisers, ago, godsent, avangar, nrg = THATS ALL IS TRASH TEAMS WHO SUCKS ON LAN
2018-05-09 14:54
#87
draken | 
Sweden rawrxdd 
easiest tournament for best csgo team ninjas in pyjamas
2018-05-09 14:55
#107
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Croatia Netkov 
Lul another ez dinner for s1mple. Go Navi!
2018-05-09 15:16
Invite fucking G2!!!
2018-05-09 15:17
#109
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Ukraine minemax 
Nice. Five Invited spots left.
2018-05-09 15:23
NiP-NaVi final 2-0
2018-05-09 15:30
Ez4f0restTHEgoat
2018-05-09 16:16
1.6 love faith nip just top 0 team in the galaticidk
2018-05-09 16:16
#129
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Hungary Bonkheads 
Yeah, yeah, que no pare la fiesta Don't stop the party Yeah, yeah, que no pare la fiesta Don't stop the party /Pitbull/
2018-05-09 16:50
Inviting Astralis,FNATIC and FaZe Clan next.You heard it here first
2018-05-09 17:14
and TYLOO
2018-05-09 17:14
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/StarSeries_.. TyLoo is on the asian qualifier already so they can’t invite TyLoo
2018-05-10 15:15
#186
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
ITS SHERLOCK! FUCK ! FUCK ! FUCK NO! SOMEONE SAVE ME ITS SHERLOCK AGAIN FUCKKKK
2018-05-10 15:48
#137
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Korea ecsta_s1 
ez for navi so far
2018-05-09 17:28
#164
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
nip deserves it, they've been playing very good since dennis joins
2018-05-09 18:23
#165
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Asia mocity123 
SK or C9?
2018-05-09 18:26
one USA team have been invited it's enough
2018-05-09 18:34
#169
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Russia Sur10n 
nice
2018-05-09 19:02
Nice NiP
2018-05-09 19:37
#172
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Cool, good luck! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-09 20:02
Yeah :DDDDDDDDDDD
2018-05-09 20:07
#175
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nice gl nip
2018-05-09 21:43
#183
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China yry666233 
Lets goooooo GeT_RiGhT
2018-05-10 06:10
FNATIC when?
2018-05-10 15:52
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