One of the very positive surprises of Pro League Season 7 most certainly are the Ninjas in Pyjamas. After months of ups and downs, the Swedes seem to finally have found some greatness again. In their matchup against North tonight, the Ninjas can already secure their tickets to the global finals at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas May 18-20.
This opportunity today is the result of an overall great performance this season. With dennis on the team, Ninjas in Pyjamas managed to take 2-0 series against Space Soldiers, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere and G2 Esports. Despite some unexpected results against the bottom half of the table, the Swedish lineup around the Counter-Strike legends Get_RiGhT and f0rest only need two out of six points over North tonight to lock in their finals attendance.
After not making it to the Season 5 Finals in Dallas last year and a groupstage out in Odense during Season 6 Finals, this might be the chance for the Ninjas to climb back to the top. They have the talent and more importantly have seemed to find joy in playing again, too. The only question is how far can they go with that?
Thanks to our great partners, Intel, betway, Logitech, paysafecard, MSI, MDL, xfinity, Gameflip, ESEA and, of course, Facebook.
Be sure to follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook for all updates, as well as the ESL Pro League Facebook page for all the upcoming live streams.