Ninjas in Pyjamas revealed as the first direct invite for ESL One Mumbai

Shounak Sengupta

15o, Feb, 2019

*Cover image source: Adela Sznajder | ESL One Hamburg

ESL have announced the first direct invite for ESL One Mumbai and it is none other than NiP. The organization is mostly known for their rather famous Counter-Strike roster but have occasionally fielded rosters in other titles as well. This season they are competing in the Dota Pro Circuit and have a roster that is captained by none other than TI5 champion - Peter ‘ppd Dager.

The squad sees 5 players from different countries playing under 1 banner and have already done some damage with a 4th place finish at the Kuala Lumpur Major. While their form did see a dip after that, NiP bounced back by qualifying for the Stockholm Major, with impressive performances against some of the world’s best teams such as Secret and OG in the EU Qualifiers.

The following roster is expected to represent NiP in Mumbai.

Peter ‘ppd’ Dager - United States of America

Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov - Macedonia

Neta ‘33’ Shapira - Israel

Adrian ‘Fata’ Trinks - Germany

Marcus ‘Ace’ Hoelgaard - Denmark


ESL One Mumbai will feature a total of 7 invited teams and 5 teams via regional qualifiers and will take place from the 19th to the 21st of April at NSCI Dome. For information about ticketing click here.