NIP to replace Liquid at CAC 2023

The Swedish-majority side will travel to Shanghai in November.

The ninjas will replace Liquid in Shanghai

Perfect World, the CS:GO Asia Championships 2023 event organizer, has announced that Liquid are dropping out of their event in Shanghai, China, on November 8-12.

The European-American team has fallen out of the roster due to visa issues and it will be Ninjas in Pyjamas who will fill their spot in the eight-team tournament.

The tournament, although named CS:GO Asia Championships, could be played on CS2 if the game is ready in time, as the event may act as a dry run for the second Major of 2024.

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Ninjas in Pyjamas will join several top 10 teams in China, namely ENCE, G2, Astralis, FaZe and MOUZ, as well as two local sides, 5yclone and Lynn Vision.

Ninjas fans will have something to look forward to after their team's poor showing at ESL Pro League, where they went 1-3 in the triple-elimination bracket and thus did not earn a playoff berth.

The CAC 2023 teams are:

Sweden pevzz
2023-09-21 04:45
3 replies
Brazil Gebruel
Catfish festival
2023-09-21 05:17
2 replies
Vitality where?
2023-09-21 07:07
1 reply
Germany ElyR1uM
zZz Vitality zZz
2023-09-21 09:26
Downfall of eu team
2023-09-21 04:45
2023-09-21 04:50
2023-09-21 04:51
Sweden Squilliam
Another 3rd last finish :o
2023-09-21 04:57
6 replies
Wasted spot, why not invite furia?
2023-09-21 09:58
4 replies
invite spiritt
2023-09-21 12:00
1 reply
2023-09-21 12:37
guess why :D
2023-09-21 15:05
cuz tier3
2023-09-22 15:30
why 3rd last? they are the worst team in this tourney by far
2023-09-24 10:40
2023-09-21 04:57
rain | 
United States downkey
2023-09-21 04:57
Ah fuck me
2023-09-21 04:59
6 replies
Liquid fans just stay losing I guess
2023-09-21 05:31
2 replies
more like they lost us when they made the roster around yekindar.
2023-09-21 08:27
1 reply
France Asr4
2023-09-21 11:27
Argentina fribergoat
Whats the problem with liquid and visas? Patsi have almost 3 months to make one for Malta, no idea how Malta work but he is from EU anyway
2023-09-21 15:23
2 replies
2023-09-22 00:59
1 reply
C9? VP?
2023-09-24 10:40
I thought Russia and China were friends
2023-09-21 05:20
11 replies
Who said it was Patsi and not NAF or oSee for example?
2023-09-21 05:29
Can't believe cloud9/vp wasn't even considered
2023-09-21 06:19
5 replies
Finland Kossenanet
Yea wonderin why nip..
2023-09-21 07:39
Wonder why nip :D
2023-09-21 08:02
VP,MRs and Fnatic would play a Spanish counterpart.
2023-09-21 08:44
United States MrNorwood are invited to the FireLeague tournament on those exact same dates.
2023-09-21 15:09
1 reply
Ah got it thx
2023-09-21 18:20
Russia shoras
Liquid russian team confirmed
2023-09-21 08:50
I would not consider China and Russia "friends" more like mutuals or something like that
2023-09-21 09:21
1 reply
+1 china just uses russia for own goods and doesnt care rest of things
2023-09-21 09:59
2023-09-21 09:54
murica teams & visa issues name a better combo
2023-09-21 05:37
why another eu team at asian tournament ? shouldnt we support asian scene ? come on u should have invited mongolz and compete as 3 asian top team
2023-09-21 05:39
1 reply
Wonder why nip :D
2023-09-21 08:09
not even cloud9 or vp??? Wtf
2023-09-21 06:18
3 replies
Wonder why nip :D
2023-09-21 08:09
2 replies
LOL why nip???? burning question
2023-09-21 18:21
1 reply
because nip has been sold to china earlier and ofc they want their own team to china
2023-09-21 18:36
Invite vitality for a Hu Xi vs Xi Wu grand final
2023-09-21 06:19
1 reply
Europe kuu1
You would get 1000 Social Credit points if that would happen.
2023-09-21 06:21
2023-09-21 06:40
Australia boblao
2023-09-21 06:50
waste of spot either way
2023-09-21 06:51
United States Hakase
poor liquid fans
2023-09-21 06:59
What a terrible mistake inviting these low testosterone tilting ragtag misfits What a wasted spot. I'd rather see VP,Fnatic,MovieStar Riders get a chance instead of this NIP wasted space of a "team" Just wow.
2023-09-21 07:03
10 replies
So mad
2023-09-21 07:53
Europe kuu1
How do you know they have low testosterone?
2023-09-21 08:20
5 replies
Well it was just a form of expression for how they tilt and have no fight response when things aren't going right in game,they lack problem solving and a winners mentality, plus just look at Brollen and Hampus or Headtrick and Rez it'd be quite obvious. No hype just weird little chiuawa dog barks from Hampus it's just weird and lacks team cohesion for 5 men trying to actually Win Games
2023-09-21 09:00
4 replies
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Sweden fl0p_
yankee brain knows best
2023-09-21 09:53
1 reply
yankee brain 404
2023-09-21 15:17
no but jame said high testosterone causes anger and rage so he "gets rid of it temporarily" to calm himself before games
2023-09-22 06:26
1 reply
Rofl that made me genuinely laugh, it's a good subtle reference to the Time Lord Jame's fapfap rituals lolll. Very nice :)
2023-09-22 08:03
Easiest report of my life
2023-09-21 09:55
Agree. Nip and konfig just get amazing luck and invites. Hope they blow out.
2023-09-21 10:33
United States MrNorwood
All three of those teams you mentioned are already playing at the FireLeague tournament on the exact same dates.
2023-09-21 15:11
ofc NIP goes to china lmao
2023-09-21 07:07
2023-09-21 07:11
or a xi le?
2023-09-21 07:15
United States sziasztok
Well, there goes any reason for me to watch this
2023-09-21 07:43
Albania aplasa
always pain always shit roster changes since 2022
2023-09-21 07:51
Wasted spot
2023-09-21 07:51
crow | 
Indonesia ycrows
meh, could’ve been for coL
2023-09-21 08:19
Visa issue might be that patsi had to apply America visa to compete in BLAST American showdown. What a shit. And NiP is owned by Chinese businessman.
2023-09-21 08:24
1 reply
People also speculated that NaVi turned down invitation of CAC as jL's home country had fell hostility against China since 2021.
2023-09-21 08:35
Hmm, I wonder if It is related to a certain merger
2023-09-21 08:28
2 replies
What are you referring to?
2023-09-21 09:19
1 reply
Ninjas in Pyjamas X digital group ESV5 which formed NIP Group
2023-09-21 09:38
"Due to some of Liquid's players didn't have enough time to apply for VISAs" - how much time they need to apply for that really? I see this excuse too often
2023-09-21 09:34
2 replies
United States DarkFX
If they cannot do the simple task of obtaining a visa for future tornys they certainly do not have what it takes to be a top 5 team in the world.
2023-09-21 12:42
1 reply
I would say "they certainly do not have what it takes to get huge salary for doing nothing". I mean, cmon, the announcement was 1 month ago and it was already confirmed by half of the teams, so they knew even earlier, right? The championship starts on goddamn Nov 8th. I don't even know.
2023-09-21 13:13
would've been better to see mongolz tbh
2023-09-21 10:02
United States ViperXZ
Basically makes zero sense, as NIP also have to apply for visas and were invited just now, so even less time to apply. Has nothing to do with time then but merely the fact that some players of Liquid seem to be unacceptable visa wise to China. Other issues not “time”. Try to make sense at least
2023-09-21 10:22
6 replies
Swedish passport flex
2023-09-21 15:21
5 replies
United States ViperXZ
Guess you have a point, but not all of them are swedes
2023-09-21 15:54
4 replies
Sweden Tr1zym
closing inbox again you insecure fuck!! hahaha you are comical. Please I want to talk to you more, you keep me entertained!
2023-10-15 00:21
Sweden Tr1zym
did as i told you? bro I am reading 10% of what you type. Stay insecure. (You deserve the bullying in school btw, it will make you more tough one day)
2023-10-15 00:24
Sweden Tr1zym
easy to manipulate? bro i literally want to talk to you. All of this is so comical to me, otherwise I'd stop talking since your first message. I assume you still want to talk to me aswell...? 🤭😳 You initiated contact after all. Reminder that not a single of your insults are hurting me in the slightest and you're just keeping me entertained.
2023-10-15 01:56
Sweden Tr1zym
That's quite ironic since you're the one with possible autism. Yes be a good dog and get out of my DMs. Not that I want you to, but this seems to take quite a toll on you... Reminding for the millionth time that nothing what you said never hurt me in the slightest and you spewing out insults has just been a waste of time. Reconsider how to spend your energy. Maybe on things that actually matters in life? Anyways, feel free to shoot me more DMs if you need to let your anger out on someone.
2023-10-16 05:58
Sad :(
2023-09-21 10:32
African Union eyoeyoklk
Irrelevant, very easy for Ence
2023-09-21 10:35
What a pity. Liquid's game is better for watching
2023-09-21 11:35
cyx | 
South Africa bonkaz
cs scene sucking off China and Saudi Arabia. Sad times.
2023-09-21 11:41
ez qualification
2023-09-21 13:13
broky | 
Serbia iV8Xx
instead of nip give faze 2nd chance spot.
2023-09-21 15:23
Argentina fribergoat
Why u make me this china? Can’t keep watching NiP on last place again
2023-09-21 15:28
2023-09-21 15:29
ez for 5yclone
2023-09-21 15:36
Great that's just the team we wanted to see
2023-09-21 15:36
L downgrade
2023-09-21 15:37
China tangfeihu
ez 4 5yclone and lynn vision
2023-09-21 17:15
'didnt have enough time to apply for visas' is code for they didnt apply in time.
2023-09-21 18:00
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