Ninjas in Pyjamas Win Global eSports Tour in Dubai

One of the most famous and successful eSports clans has struck again – the Ninjas in Pyjamas. the team competed in the Global eSports Tour 2022 in Dubai the previous week and celebrated the prestigious victory on Saturday.

The Counter Strike competition has brought numerous interesting matches and close game outcomes. We have summarized the results of the event in Dubai in the news below. It was time once again for the Ninjas in Pyjamas. The clan had not won an A- or S-Tier Counter Strike tournament since 2017.

The field of participants of the Global eSport Tour 2022

There were a total of eight teams competing at the Dubai World Trade Center. Seven clans received an invitation, and one organization secured tickets to the Global eSport Tour 2022 in the qualifying round. The following teams were in attendance:

Complexity Gaming
Falcons Esports
Movistar Riders
Ninjas in Pyjamas
NASR Esports (Qualifier)

The results of the Counter Strike Games

There was no group stage in Dubai. The tournament was played in single elimination mode, i.e. in KO format. The games were played in the Bo3 version. Below you can find all results at a glance:


Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. NASR Esports 2:1
Complexity Gaming vs. OG 1:2
MOUZ vs. Falcon Esports 2:0
Movistar Riders vs. TYLOO 2:1


Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. OG 2:0
MOUZ vs. Movistar Riders 2:0

Grand Final

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. MOUZ 2:1

The prize distribution at the Global Esports Tour

The victory at the Global Esports Tour was first of all for the Ninjas in Pyjamas of course again an important prestige victory. Furthermore, the success at the Dubai World Center brought $100,000 into the coffers of the eSports clan. The event in Dubai had a total prize money of $250,000, which was ultimately distributed as follows:

Winner Ninjas in Pyjamas = $100,000.
Second MOUZ = 50.000 $
Third and fourth OG and Movistar Riders = 25.000 $
Loser TYLOO, Falcon Esports, Complexity Gaming, NASR Esports = 12.500 $

The Global Esports Tour 2022 in Dubai was organized by StarLadder in partnership with Esports Management Group.

The line-up of winners

The Ninjas in Pyjamas are known to have integrated numerous top players in their own clan. In Dubai, the team competed with the following Counter Strike pros:

REZ (Sweden)
Plopski (Sweden)
Es3Tag (Denmark)
Brollan (Sweden)
ZTR (Sweden)

Especially the nomination of ZTR was a little surprise. The Swede normally still plays for the Young Ninjas in the junior division and represented the actual game leader Hampus (Sweden) in Dubai. Coach in Dubai was the Dane Calc, who replaced the Counter Strike Head-Coach djL. Calc is not only a coach. He is also part of the management of the eSports Association.

As mentioned at the beginning, Ninjas in Pyjamas supporters had to wait a few years for a victory in a top event. The last time the clan had won the Intel Extreme Masters XII was in November 2017 in Oakland. In the same year, the Ninjas in Pyjamas still kept the upper hand at the DreamHack Open in Valencia.

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