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NiP has won yet another CS:GO tournament, this time the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna, with a 2-0 scoreline (16-13 de_nuke_se, 16-5 de_inferno_se) versus Danish Anexis.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational's grand final started with Anexis' upper rush on the terrorist side of de_nuke_se getting mowed down by NiP's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and his teammates.
The Swedes quickly went up 3-0 before Anexis won their first round, but Alesund's one-on-three clutch allowed NiP to score the next three rounds. The Danes won two well executed gun rounds, but NiP's FAMAS force buy gave them back control.
Trailing 3-9, Anexis looked to be able to take over the upper bombsite, but Adam "friberg" Friberg's quick three kill sequence allowed NiP to win the round. Last rounds were traded, and Anexis were behind by 4-11 at half.
NiP's in-game leader Richard "Xizt" Landström made mockery of the Danes on their terrorist pistol round, knifing two of the Anexis members in the back in vents, giving NiP a 13-4 lead after a save round.
Anexis' Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen kept them in the game though, buying a MAG7 on the second save round and scoring four huge kills with it. However, Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson's amazing one-on-two clutch with a Glock quickly made it 14-5 for NiP.
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's perfect fake peek against Friberg left the Swede with no time to plant the bomb, and two more round wins now made it 14-8. Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg then secured NiP gamepoint with an AWP shot through a wall.
However, Anexis weren't ready to give up, as four rounds from Lauridsen and double kills from him and Rossander all of a sudden had them sitting at thirteen rounds after NiP's save. Unfortunately that is all we saw once again, with GOTV switching maps too early with NiP winning 16-13.
NiP won the opening pistol round on de_inferno_se as well to go up 3-0, but a perfectly executed slow attack all over the map gave Anexis round four. Fifth round saw Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen win an important one-on-two situation with quick AWP shots, forcing NiP to save.
The Swedes kept rolling as they won five straight rounds, one of them with Alesund scoring three M4A4 kills in B. Anexis won two more as terrorists, one of them with Jensen scoring a one-on-one Glock headshot, but Johansson's three M4A4 kills gave NiP a 10-5 lead at half.
Second half pistol was won by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's three Glock kills in a two-on-three, and the Ninjas wasted no time racking up two of Anexis' save rounds, extending their lead to 13-5.
First gun round saw Adam "friberg" Friberg open it up with two AK47 kills on the counter-terrorist spawn side of middle, with Lindberg once again finishing the round, this time with an AK47 headshot near B.
Last rounds were a mere formality as Anexis simply didn't stand a chance versus the Ninjas, who stay undefeated in CS:GO, and fell short 5-16, or 0-2 overall.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational final standings:
1. NiP - 6,000€
2. Anexis - 3,000€
3. VeryGames - 1,000€
4. ESC Gaming
5-8. Natus Vincere
The third place decider between ESC Gaming and VeryGames is still live with the French up 1-0 in maps but ESC up 14-8 on de_dust2_se as of writing this.
Swedish CS > ALL
Anyway, it's worst tourney EVER...
gg, you lose
Post edited 2013-02-25 06:42:51
btw wcg was one of the best tournament until 2011
give me a break, simply saying "69 golds" (and most events don't give out gold medals, which means it's 69 titles, not golds) means nothing.
don't take my words out of context. grurior has it below.
fromm the blog. and if you read other rankings by gOrdii you will notice something
"there is no specification what level of tournies are counted etc, so just saying sweden has "69 golds" means nothing"
there is. just read whole damn blogs.
i thought youre smarter, but i rather believe youre just lazy...
ill do it for you
"On the choice of tournaments : I only picked "top" international tournaments. Some medium level tournaments are missing, and I added some pretty weak tournament just for the sake of tradition, like the first GameGune in 2003.
I put the top8 for major tournaments like ESWC, WCG, CPL Summer/Winter and top6 for IEM as the format is weird. Otherwise, it's the top4."
Post edited 2013-02-26 00:59:52
its just a MAJOR tournament, like in olympics when in 2008 you have to beat phelps, best swimmer ever, and in 2012 you dont have to do that to win gold medal.
and those gold medals are equal for historians...
winning any one of them when they were majors is equal, but winning wsvg louisville or gamegune mexico doesn't equal a major. huge difference.
you might also consider that in real sports people attend almost all events, but in cs people can't afford to/don't have time because cs doesn't pay enough to be their priority etc.
Post edited 2013-02-26 17:33:41
"We" have by FAR the most medals, and golds, in bigger tournaments. And I don't mean a close win, but a huge one.
There's no doubt ESC (and their previous names) is the most succesful team. But Poland isn't close to Sweden in total.
Sweden is the most dominating country in CS, it cant be denied.
1. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives.
3. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
4. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley."
I'd say it's perfectly fitting. Sweden was always ahead in 1.6. So may playing, so many teams. SO MANY MEDALS.
And some matches were delayed for 2+ hours.
That's a shame.
And there was a problem when it was ESC NiP i think with the GO TV not working at all and they were reconnecting disconnecting it for 1 hour at least ?
Lets wait and see for CPH games and DH how they are gonna kick ass for quality services.
Post edited 2013-02-25 01:15:12
Atleast we finally got ESL.
Post edited 2013-02-24 23:53:42
alot of work and little reward most of the time
It's a proper sentance since he killed a guy before it turned into a 2v3.
Post edited 2013-02-25 00:17:01
FOUR no three
Now it's boring, bye bye. thanks to NiP & CS:GO.
hasnt there always been a "dominant" team in both versions of cs, source was fnatic/reason/salvo(dignitas)/verygames
and as far as i can recall 1.6 was fnatic, navi, sk
i didnt follow 1.6 that closely so i wouldnt know about that scene
Very glad to see Anexis place second. It's starting to look good for this scene now a lot of top teams, but NiP is a level higher. That will maybe change soon.
Post edited 2013-02-24 23:48:25
Post edited 2013-02-24 23:50:19
VG doesn't deserve a 3rd place finish.
Post edited 2013-02-25 00:16:41
Give us the stats from the final here also :)
Post edited 2013-02-25 00:33:25
Nevermind, seems they still are undefeated. How many maps are they at now?
Post edited 2013-02-25 00:39:06
If you dont like watching NiP play, you just dont like watching this game.
But everybody knows that it never lasts forever, so you just have to enjoy the show and watch while history is being made.
nip are by far the best team, there's no question, but it's such a new game that to me it doesn't compare to someone dominating a more established game/sport
Just because Muhammad Ali probably wouldn't last one round against Mike Tyson, when in their prime, doesn't change the fact that he is considered to be one of the best of all time.
It's not like NiP is totally superior because they started to practice the game a couple of weeks before the others, they simply have figured the game out and have something that the other ones don't. That's what makes you go down in history.
however, other teams are so far behind nip it almost seems as if we were spectating an old cs 1.6 wcg qualifier where the best team of a country just dominates their domestic competition.
all time greats need competition, and nip doesn't yet have almost any.
but ....we have what we have !
and one more notice :
Nip just in 99% beginning at CT side ---> reasonable they winning maps!
cuz almost always better begin to play at CT side in CSGO!
Mirage - CT dominated
Inferno -CT dominated
Cache- CT dominated
Nuke - CT dominated
Mill- CT dominated
Dust- CT dominated
Train -CT dominated
" may be Dust2 50/50
Nip just got luck for this tourney ! firstly playing at CT side !!!
Post edited 2013-02-25 02:50:40
Ps: knife round ftw
I'm sorry to point out that isn't a podium at all, it's been placed on some chairs.
Jokes aside, well played NiP you guys did a great job.
No way they will win aslong as nip play.
How you know
Also GJ Na'Vi, nice to see you guys being in the good form again, i hope Na'Vi will be first team to beat NIP, they really deserve it!
Teams in 1.6 dominating a year.
"Such a thing never happened in 1.6"
What a retard.
EDIT: correction: i believe they have ONE draw. So 67-0-1
Post edited 2013-02-25 22:41:48