Ninjas in Pyjamas Invited to ESL One Cologne

Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Ninjas in Pyjamas was invited to ESL One Cologne, the tournament organizer announced Thursday.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will return to the aptly named Cathedral of Counter-Strike when the fifth anniversary of ESL One Cologne takes place July 5-7 at the LANXESS Arena in Germany.

The tournament sports a $300,000 prize pool and will feature 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world. NiP joins reigning champion Natus Vincere, last year's runner-up BIG, FaZe Clan and Astralis at the event. Seven more invite spots remain while the final four will be determined by two European qualifiers, one North American qualifier and an Asian qualifer.

Dennis "dennis" Edman returned to the NiP active roster April 11 after taking time off to recover from fatigue the organization described due to schedule and travel.

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