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Ninjas in Pyjamas won the ESEA season 13 Global Finals with a 2-0 victory over Quantic Gaming (16-10 on de_nuke_ve, 16-4 on de_inferno_se).
Despite starting the match on the Terrorist side, which is considered to be the weaker of the two on de_nuke_se, NiP got off to a flying start and won the first five rounds of the game with some rapid split pushes outside and on the ramps. In the sixth round, NiP went for another aggressive split push, but this time around Spencer "hiko" Martin won the 1-on-1 with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg to give Quantic their first round.
After this, NiP decided to rush the upper site, and it looked like they had everything under control after planting the bomb, but Carey "frozt" Kertenian’s two kills with the AWP turned the tide and allowed Quantic to string two rounds together.
The Americans would go on to make it 5-3, but then NiP picked themselves up and regained control of the match, most of the times going for a default split onto the lower bombsite. Quantic were getting the rotations right and were positioning themselves really well, but they were being simply outplayed by NiP, who won five consecutive round as they were 10-3 in the lead.
In the 14th round, Kory "semphis" Friesen locked down the outside area single-handedly, opening up the path for his team to get their fourth round of the game. The last round of the half went to NiP, as the Swedes enjoyed a comfortable 11-4 lead when the teams switched sides.
Quantic came out very strongly in the second half and took the pistol round thanks to a three-kill action from Trey "tck" Martin, who picked up two entry frags on ramps before winning the clutch against Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund. The two eco rounds also went to Quantic, who were now trailing by just four rounds, but then the American side went for their traditional passive play, which NiP countered with ease.
The Swedish giants picked up round after round, taking the score to 15-7, and even though Quantic found a lifeline when they enjoyed a three-round streak, Richard "Xizt" Landström's troops regained control of the game and won the map 16-10.
Moving over to de_inferno_se, Quantic had a good start and won the pistol round, but they were pegged back by NiP in the second round as the Swedes used their funds to buy weapons. After shutting down a Quantic team on eco in the following round, NiP proved once again that they were superior in gun play: the Americans found themselves with the advantage as they had five men against three, but Richard "Xizt" Landström took down three players rushing the apartment area, giving his team-mates plenty of time to rotate and help him out.
NiP then added one more round to their tally to make it 4-1, after which Quantic pulled one back, as they held down the A site with the bomb planted. After that, though, the Americans constantly found themselves on the back foot, giving up six rounds in a row as they constantly lost one or two players very early in the rounds, which left their team-mates in a very difficult situation as they attempted to make a move.
Quantic eventually managed to get two more rounds, but they knew they had a mountain to climb as the Swedish side enjoyed a comfortable 11-4 lead at the break. In the second half, NiP did not give their opponents any room to breathe, winning the first five rounds to seal a 16-4 victory and pick up the $17,500 cheque.
ESEA Season 13 Global Finals Standings:
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas - $17,500
2. Quantic Gaming - $7,000
3. VeryGames - $4,000
4. ESC Gaming - $2,500
5-6. n!faculty - $1,500
5-6. Curse - $1,500
7-8. Dynamic - $1,000
7-8. Denial $1,000
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:40:08
Post edited 2013-04-21 21:56:30
I was watching the one on nipgamingtv , Anders and Albert are really great caster even less biased than the official stream
You can pretty much see the frustration there when they lose easy rounds one after another.
Quantic no doubt earned the chance to be in the final but like Friberg said after they won, "VG would have made a better final".
NIP dominant as always
Post edited 2013-04-21 21:53:05
cache = shitty maps which only gringos know play
cache = Quantic being a better team than VG
VG made unbelievable mistakes and gave the match.
Suppose a pro chess player with lots of title is playing speed chess with a semi pro who is almost unknown
If the pro player makes a crucial mistake which he makes once every 100 games(it happens in speed chess), and the semi pro beats him for that mistake, it does not mean the semi pro is a better player
It just means the pro player played bad just for that single game.
VG 16-14'd NiP 2 times. It obviously means they are pretty close. Quantic never had a grip on the game versus NiP
inferno VG 13-6 to 15-15
TWO OT on inferno, they lost because ONE round, and a lot of stupid mistakes.
cache is not a map which they often play (and frost with autosnipershit), and 16-14... so close.
VG deserved the grand final (VG vs NiP 16-14 and 16-14), (Quantic vs NiP 16-10 and 16-4, so boring).
Sorry but VG is a better team than Quantic. as happened in RC EMS with fnatic vs NiP, and boring grand final vs fnatic.
Quantic was the better team at this event.
in another words->quantic was better team bcs they didnt that much mistakes and they punished vgs mistakes
cache is not a map which they often play
in another words->its their problem
im not saying that quantic is better team than vg but they were better in this match and they won 2:0.it was close but still,they won...
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:14:41
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:01:56
"did well?" troll 2/10
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:14:39
They fought their hardest and they got decent rounds in, even in terms of maps. It's polite to give them credit for trying, even if you are incapable of giving them credit in beating specific teams.
Post edited 2013-04-21 23:34:48
VP should have been there yes, but all 4 of them were top5 in that league. Even if you didn't like all of the teams in this specific league, they did qualify and only 1 of them went to the grand finals, and they were taken out by American teams. Whether you accept that as "doing well" or not, you can decide that after the next season and see which EU/US teams come then. I don't believe in excuses, as teams who travel often get used to jet lag and other disadvantages and put it behind them; otherwise they shouldn't try to be a top international player in the first place.
I am not looking for excuses and I am not going to place blame on which EU teams came or didn't come, fact of the matter is all teams tried to do their best; even if they were having off days. I am giving them credit for it, whether your opinion conflicts with mine on that matter is your own problem and not mine.
This is the most stupid thing that I've ever heard.
NiP-WW 16-2 in the final(they never could win against VP if VP not being so tired the match was played 4am)
fnatic-WW 2-1 MadCatz Birmingham
TCM(mix team)-WW 16-8,16-6,16-4.
Tell me more son.
NiP,VP,VG,fnatic,ESC > WW.
This "gipsy" country have more good,smart and talent people that you ever think.(search how manny people are working for NASA from Roumania,or who won the math olympiade in the world and manny others achievements)
PS:Gipsyes come from India,not Roumania.
Post edited 2013-04-21 21:57:53
Then when they faced NiP in the final, they couldn't profit because NiP doesn't make the same amount of crucial mistakes and play rather solidly.
Post edited 2013-04-21 21:59:55
Well done to Quantic too, I honestly didn't think any U.S. teams would make it to the finals. They proved me wrong.
Doubt we'll see S. Korea/Japan though as they are dedicating almost all their talent towards LoL/Dota/SC2.
P.S. I expected better from Dynamic. They need to either stick together and work through their problems or find a strong leader to make them more disciplined. That team is wasting talent away.
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:12:32
Post edited 2013-04-21 22:25:29
How long have they been playing together?
Facing NiP isn't as easy as you think, and the fact the finals was boring (yes, it was boring) doesn't mean Quantic didn't deserve it / were lucky.
To remind you all , NiP managed to beat most finals easily.
Yeah they had a great game to watch vs VP with two 16-14 scores at the end, but it doesn't mean anything.
Quantic managed to beat VG and that's what matters ! they gave some nice individual performances and overall I enjoyed watching them.
Yes , they need to improve their teamplay and tactics that's for sure.. but every team does since it's a new game and teams are STILL trying to find their comfort zone in this game in order to master it like they mastered 1.6 or Source.
Post edited 2013-04-21 23:22:29
Xizt Amazing player. When you need him he is there...
Xizt as an ingame leader also a madfragger, its no chance to beat Nip when Xizt in An Ingame Leader also madfragging... thats all.
Post edited 2013-04-24 10:25:55
missing the first few rounds though