NiP secure IEM Sydney invite

NiP have been invited to compete at IEM Sydney, ESL has announced.

The Swedish giants become the sixth team confirmed for the event, joining the previously invited trio of Renegades, FaZe and MIBR, plus BIG and Swole Patrol, the winners of the European and North American qualifiers.

Currently ranked sixth in the world, NiP are one of the eight teams through to the IEM Katowice playoffs, with their quarter-final match pitting them against Astralis.

NiP will attend their first IEM Sydney stop

This will be NiP's first-ever trip to Sydney for an IEM competition. Last year, the Swedish team tried to qualify for the event but were defeated by Virtus.pro in the quarter-finals of the European closed qualifier.

IEM Sydney will run from April 30 through May 5, with the playoffs due to be held at the Qudos Bank Arena. There are now just five invites left as the remaining spots in this 16-team competition will be filled through Asian and Oceania qualifiers.

The team list for the Australian event currently looks as follows:

Australia Renegades
Brazil MIBR
United States Swole Patrol
Other Invite #5
Other Invite #7
Other Invite #9
Oceania Oceania qualifier
Oceania AU/NZ national champion
Europe FaZe
Germany BIG
Sweden NiP
Other Invite #6
Other Invite #8
Asia Greater China qualifier
Asia Southeast Asia qualifier
Asia East Asia qualifier

#1
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Switzerland MIBR_IS_OVERRATED7_REFORMED 
great
2019-02-27 11:59
#3
RIPablo Escobar | 
Spain DaNiElUsSh 
deserved
2019-02-27 12:00
#5
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United States 57_year_old_unfriendly_muslim 
+1 well deserved
2019-02-27 12:00
#33
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
EZ Swag Patrol
2019-02-27 12:16
#34
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Austria shaakeh 
Expecto, NiP is back in it
2019-02-27 12:16
#39
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Brazil bacon1 
-1 undeserved
2019-02-27 12:28
#61
device | 
United States ferdi69 
can you tell me why?
2019-02-27 13:17
#68
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Portugal MACHADO_NIP_BIGGEST_FAN 
Why? LOL
2019-02-27 13:33
#82
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Australia FiddleWiddleMyDiddle 
I would like to know why?
2019-02-27 14:28
#11
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Europe _EpiC_ 
>invite >secure
2019-02-27 12:01
#16
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Asia UNDERPANTS 
Last year they were defeated by virtue pro. -word 2018 -regards from old VP
2019-02-27 12:05
#89
wannafly | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-27 15:31
#2
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Sweden FyrusCS 
woooooo
2019-02-27 11:59
#4
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United States 57_year_old_unfriendly_muslim 
deserved
2019-02-27 12:00
#7
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Unexpected
2019-02-27 12:00
#9
ScreaM | 
Italy Brian_Furious 
Wtf
2019-02-27 12:00
#10
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United States n1ckelz 
Nice
2019-02-27 12:01
#12
hardstyle | 
Germany LANDWHALE 
Absolutely deserved, gl
2019-02-27 12:01
#13
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Finland Dagyhy 
NiP is improving, surely a nice contender
2019-02-27 12:01
#29
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Sweden s1mple_1_1_Dev2ce_0 
still no awp ruski: drop av men))) NiP: Yes please , take it! we dont want it !
2019-02-27 12:10
#52
f0rest | 
Sweden rille123 
Dennis, Lekr0, REZ and f0rest
2019-02-27 12:48
#53
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Sweden s1mple_1_1_Dev2ce_0 
tbh, I would like lekr0 to become maybe main awper =)
2019-02-27 12:49
#58
revrk | 
Singapore Ndev0r 
except for his Mirage B Site. probably want him using an M4/AUG there
2019-02-27 13:01
#99
New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
I like teams like liquid nip that have lots of players who can pick up an AWP and use it well. Like nitro and probably f0rest are preferred but all the others on those teams except get right can awp well. Means that if they need the awp to hold a certain area they dont have to swap multiple players out of their natural positions
2019-02-27 20:04
#115
GeT_RiGhT | 
Bulgaria Lubomir63 
NiP's game plan doesn't include a main awper. That's why they kicked draken
2019-03-02 07:05
#76
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
NIP is the team thats looked so promising for so long but never quite got there.
2019-02-27 14:01
They are a good balanced squad they just havent had that moment where they completely click yet. I hope day it just happens and nip become a real top squad again. They have ańļl the pieces, now its just putting them together
2019-02-27 20:07
#14
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India erosiousharsh 
Invite Na'Vi also
2019-02-27 12:02
They will. Only reason they wouldnt would be navi declining
2019-02-27 20:08
#15
D0cC | 
Netherlands JimboR 
Nice swole patrol line up XDD
2019-02-27 12:04
#20
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Norway Phancy11 
Brax 1v5 ez
2019-02-27 12:06
#26
jks | 
Belgium TheOriginalBreezer 
+1 we want to see the vintage swag playstyle
2019-02-27 12:10
#18
sergej | 
Finland santedek 
Invite tier 4 team axaxaxaxaxaxaa
2019-02-27 12:05
Was gonna say if nip are tier 4 what are ence but they made top 8 too haha so RIP my comment
2019-02-27 20:11
#108
Albania aleekcc2 
2019-02-27 21:32
#19
Netherlands Polakva 
swole patrol LOL
2019-02-27 12:06
#21
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Spain aquilaKMD 
Faze noobs
2019-02-27 12:06
#22
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Fuck E United. Disgraceful what they did to swole. If liquid don’t get invited the liquid org should loan swole patrol Elige nitro Twistzz and Naf to join swag and win that shit.
2019-02-27 12:09
#27
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Norway Phancy11 
I guess there isn't question do liquid get invite or not. It's like they accept it or not. No way esl don't invite top 2 team.
2019-02-27 12:14
#38
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United States Trump2020KAG 
True. It just pisses me off seeing what EU did to swole. They would have got beat on lan by prob everyone anyway but after watching them win the the qualifier I wanted to watch that pug style cs on lan.
2019-02-27 12:22
#63
s1mple | 
United States Bigllvllike 
Well let's be fair, eU simply did what orgs do, recruit and sign players. Maybe your angst should be more specifically focused on markE, food, and vanity who straight abandoned swole after qualifying for this event. To be fair, a team with swag unfortunately doesn't have the potential to make majors, which is the ultimate goal of a cs org, but they could have at least done him right by competing in the tourn they qualified for together. But truthful in all of it, s0m got dicked the worst. S0m might not be swag in terms to talent but he is def better than food and vanity, and a good argument for better than markE cause dude is so young and has high potential.
2019-02-27 13:23
#66
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United States Trump2020KAG 
It was a big org pushing around a small org. They should have waited till Sydney was over. They just salty swole shit on them.
2019-02-27 13:28
#79
s1mple | 
United States Bigllvllike 
Er you're from the US, land of capitalism, but yet you aren't aware of how businesses and corporations work? By this logic, if you go and interview for 2 jobs, 1 company is quite larger than the other, pays better, and has more potential for you to advance in the company and life in general, you would still choose the lesser of the 2 companies cause you thought the larger one was "bullying" the smaller one cause they have more upside as an employer for you?
2019-02-27 14:20
#81
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I was looking forward to seeing swole play on lan. They played great in the qualifiers. Wanted to see them vs better teams.
2019-02-27 14:21
#84
s1mple | 
United States Bigllvllike 
That I'll agree with man, they did look like a strong team, young but still strong. I thought they'd have made a solid showing in Sydney but I just can't say I blame eU for the 3 dudes leaving. If there is any silver lining for swole it's swag and s0m, those 2 are ridiculous good and if they can find 3 other solid players to rep swole at Sydney (not sure if that'd be allowed or not), they could totally make some noise at the event.
2019-02-27 14:56
#23
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Denmark Zorrondo 
deserved
2019-02-27 12:08
#24
Indonesia greatspyid 
Swag solo invite
2019-02-27 12:09
#25
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Sweden s1mple_1_1_Dev2ce_0 
2 invites after securing major legend lul :D
2019-02-27 12:10
#28
Johnta | 
China WolfeyeCN 
Swole patrol how
2019-02-27 12:10
#51
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African Union VeryNorthAfricanGuy 
they won na qualifer
2019-02-27 12:47
#30
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Switzerland liyan 
lol
2019-02-27 12:11
#31
sadboys | 
African Union lonelyridetilltheend 
no Oakland no win
2019-02-27 12:12
#32
f0rest | 
Sweden windblows 
Deserved
2019-02-27 12:14
#35
DickStacy | 
Brazil kennySbest 
NAICE
2019-02-27 12:17
#36
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Russia No_taco_no_playoff 
Invite Navi Ast Liquid now ty
2019-02-27 12:19
#37
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Germany k1to_did_nothing_wrong 
wasted spot lmao
2019-02-27 12:20
#45
f0rest | 
Sweden windblows 
-1
2019-02-27 12:41
#75
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Germany k1to_did_nothing_wrong 
axaxaxaxaxaaxaxa
2019-02-27 13:52
#85
f0rest | 
Sweden windblows 
mad?
2019-02-27 15:07
#88
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Germany k1to_did_nothing_wrong 
sounds like some nip fans are axaxaxaxaxax
2019-02-27 15:31
#47
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Sweden deadvein 
Big to minor lmao no major in Berlin
2019-02-27 12:42
#73
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Germany k1to_did_nothing_wrong 
cry is free men))
2019-02-27 13:49
#62
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France t3r4byt3 
a fan of VP should not be allowed to talk shit about any other team
2019-02-27 13:18
#74
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Germany k1to_did_nothing_wrong 
imagine stalking my profile Just to talk shit axaxaxaxaxaxaaxaxa
2019-02-27 13:51
#86
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France t3r4byt3 
it takes literally one click to access your profile, so why not?
2019-02-27 15:19
#40
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Ez big after saving strats at major
2019-02-27 12:28
#56
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Spain aixekalaxeilla 
lol
2019-02-27 12:54
#41
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Italy Go1ngSomewhere 
Now Vita
2019-02-27 12:30
#90
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Europe Ru1n 
+12456789
2019-02-27 15:33
#42
olofmeister | 
India VeryIndianGuyy 
No Astralis gg
2019-02-27 12:33
#46
f0rest | 
Sweden windblows 
better for the public if boringtralis is not invited
2019-02-27 12:42
#87
olofmeister | 
India VeryIndianGuyy 
Lol okay
2019-02-27 15:20
#43
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Niiiiiiice
2019-02-27 12:34
#44
valde | 
North America un1corn 
swag unbanned?
2019-02-27 12:37
#49
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Not valve event
2019-02-27 12:44
#48
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Fnatic next
2019-02-27 12:44
#50
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
Maybe Vitality and ENCE are the nexts
2019-02-27 12:46
#77
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France LanaRhoades 
Surely not they did the open qualifier so it means that they aren't invited , same for g2
2019-02-27 14:02
#80
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
It doesn't work like it. The qualifier took place before the Major and G2 was invited on the closed qualifier considering they hadn't a better HLTV rank than Vitality. Now Vitality ranked-up in the HLTV ranking so they have even more chances to be invited. On top of that that's not because you were invited to the Closed Qualifier that you can't be invited at the Event. Here is an exemple (LDLC): liquipedia.net/counterstrike/DreamHack/2.. liquipedia.net/counterstrike/DreamHack/2..
2019-02-27 14:20
#54
Xyp9x | 
Denmark megz 
Pretty sure astralis wont go, too far to travel.
2019-02-27 12:51
#69
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Australia JingleBells 
Really bad excuse not to go id say. They went to the first two so inexpect them to go
2019-02-27 13:34
#71
Xyp9x | 
Denmark megz 
yeah, and last time they went devices sickness reappeared. Im pretty sure they wont attend a lot of events with huge amounts of travel involved, and they already committed themselves to the Blast Pro in brazil.
2019-02-27 13:41
#55
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Spain aixekalaxeilla 
expected from future major winners
2019-02-27 12:54
#57
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Denmark nebpyhita 
no SA qualifier? thanks God
2019-02-27 12:59
#59
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Norway analpain1337 
ez and expected for major winners
2019-02-27 13:02
#60
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Poland trancemeister 
Why Swole Patrol? :|
2019-02-27 13:06
#65
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United States DervGuy 
Made it through qualifiers.
2019-02-27 13:27
#70
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Poland trancemeister 
OK, thank you.
2019-02-27 13:40
#64
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United States DervGuy 
Now invite Astralis, Navi, Liquid, Ence, and then some other team I don't know and you've got yourselves a tier 1 tourney.
2019-02-27 13:26
#67
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
Nipperino!! very nice very good!
2019-02-27 13:30
#72
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Finland no_man 
"best crowd in esports" lmao according to who
2019-02-27 13:46
#107
Australia itzsassym8 
In the country of the afl you’ve never experienced as good crowds asAustralia
2019-02-27 21:32
#78
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Invite my boys from LG thank you in advance
2019-02-27 14:04
#104
swag | 
United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Why would lg be invited? They look horriable. Well out side the top 10. They might be a third choice if someone doesn’t accept the invite. They look too bad to be invited plus they played the qualifier and LOST badly
2019-02-27 20:32
#109
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
a man can dream
2019-02-27 22:27
#110
swag | 
United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
This is true! My dream was swole patrol.... and then it comes true!!!!..... just to be taken away :( imagine if lg made it and 3 players get bought out breaking up lg and making their spot basically worthless
2019-02-28 04:14
#111
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
Everything conspire against swag
2019-02-28 13:06
#113
swag | 
United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Lol right?
2019-02-28 15:54
#83
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Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
i hope that ence gets an invite and maybe vitality
2019-02-27 14:34
#91
United States jliat 
Swag v. 5
2019-02-27 15:45
#92
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Romania KrieppeN 
Swole Patrol: swag aka one man army :))
2019-02-27 15:50
#93
f0rest | 
Chile ||||||||oi||||||| 
NiP is back on the scene bois!
2019-02-27 16:01
#94
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Germany Germany_best_country 
ez
2019-02-27 16:51
#95
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nice
2019-02-27 16:52
#97
f0rest | 
Turkey kadirw0w 
#GONINJAS
2019-02-27 17:07
#98
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
sweeeeet
2019-02-27 17:28
#105
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Invited because of reputation and past achievements. Not so much because they are a dominate team that can challenge others to win.
2019-02-27 20:42
#106
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Sweden Zlatanist 
Funniest event of the year, aussies are awesome. Laughed so hard so many times last event. Compared to aussies, the American audience is like a dead freaking opera.
2019-02-27 20:46
#112
olofmeister | 
Brazil cinza 
how can someone SECURE an invitation?
2019-02-28 14:40
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