NiP win DreamHack Summer 2013
Time: 2013-06-17 19:08
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Ninjas in Pyjamas have won another major title, defeating Epsilon 2-0 (16-5 on de_mirage_ce, 16-2 on de_train_se) in the DreamHack Summer 2013 grand final. That earned them a cheque for 70,000 SEK (~$10,800), while Epsilon will go home with 40,000 SEK (~$6,200).

Epsilon started well on de_mirage_ce by taking the pistol thanks to a quick attack, and after taking care of a problematic anti-eco, NiP surprised them with their practically standard third round famas buy. That turned the score around to 3-2 in favor of NiP, before one of the tournament's stars Jesper "jw" Wecksell brought out his AWP to secure a win in a 3-on-3 situation for 3-3.

Sadly, the young Swedes weren't able to put up much more resistance as NiP crushed all but one attack until the end of the half, taking an 11-4 lead into their T side. The world's best team won the pistol as well thanks to the quick trigger by Richard "Xizt" Landström and that was practically it as far as de_mirage_ce was concerned. Epsilon did take the first buy round but it didn't spark a comeback as NiP closed the deal right after that, 16-5.


GeT_RiGhT with an incredible 25:5 score in map two

The second map, de_train_se, was Epsilon's choice and it brought hope of a more interesting battle as Andreas "schneider" Lindberg's team only hours before defeated LDLC.com on the same ground to secure the spot in the final.

They lost the knife round, however, which forced them to start on the T side which NiP took full advantage of by going up 8-0. The next two rounds went to Epsilon, but NiP replied quickly, including round twelve when Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund scored four kills with the SCAR20 auto-sniper.

Epsilon's stand-in Martin "cENTRYZ" Brandal found himself in a 1-on-3 situation in the 13th round, but even though he turned that into a winnable 1-on-1 he couldn't outsmart Alesund who flanked him and put NiP up 11-2.

The final two rounds rounds also went to NiP, and so did the second pistol which even included a knife kill by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg. That was practically the final touch, even though Epsilon had a 2-on-1 when they faced match point, but Alesund once again clutched and put NiP into celebratory mode for the second DreamHack event in a row.


NiP with the winners' cheque
 

Result
DreamHack Summer 201..
Epsilon
0
NiP
2

 
K - D
+/-
HS %
Rating
40-18
+22
32.5
1.50
33-16
+17
54.5
1.40
33-21
+12
48.5
1.25
 

 
K - D
+/-
HS %
Rating
23-34
-11
21.7
0.72
21-36
-15
47.6
0.60
13-35
-22
61.5
0.39
 

DreamHack Summer 2013 standings

1. NiP – 70,000 SEK (~10,800)
2. Epsilon – 40,000 SEK (~$6,200)
3-4. Virtus.pro – 25,000 SEK (~$3,900)
3-4. LDLC.com – 25,000 SEK (~$3,900)
5-8. Copenhagen Wolves – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. Western Wolves – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. Lemondogs – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. ESC Gaming – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)

congrats Nip yet boring final

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:09:36
2013-06-17 19:08:52
expected
2013-06-17 19:09:37
(f0rest fan) expected x2
2013-06-17 19:17:39
If i would be stewie griffin u have been killed atm
2013-06-17 20:24:14
You're not, the end.
2013-06-17 20:28:44
+1.
2013-06-17 23:41:05
Actually didn't expected I think. NiP struggled that much in group stage. I have to say they are lucky to survive. But, they just played better and better in the march, they just came back on track, and then showed us the true color of NiP: even on their bad days, they can still fight back! So congratulations to NiP, they deserve to win!

Post edited 2013-06-18 07:06:56
2013-06-18 06:59:44
+1
2013-06-17 19:24:34
All thanks to Xizt - ninja defuse vs Publicir.se ;)
2013-06-17 19:57:22
NiP <3
2013-06-17 19:08:54
._.
2013-06-17 19:09:01
boring final
2013-06-17 19:09:03
GG WP
2013-06-17 19:09:06
by: ryxxo
#6
NIP <3<3
2013-06-17 19:09:09
Didn't expect anything else. The only teams I expected to beat NiP were LDLC and Copenhagen Wolves.
2013-06-17 19:09:25
nice, gg nip
2013-06-17 19:09:29
Congratulation for NIP and all other teams :)
2013-06-17 19:09:30
not exciting as everyone would've liked, but what can you do when teams just don't turn up in finals against nip..
2013-06-17 19:09:44
i dont say ldlc deserved to be in final, but if they would be there it wouldnt be that easy for nip

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:18:28
2013-06-17 19:18:22
I was expecting ldlc to be there too, but it just didnt happen :F
2013-06-17 19:31:13
by: twirl - HLTV.org
#12
How much of the prizemoeny actually goes to the players?
2013-06-17 19:09:46
I think they have monthly salary
2013-06-17 19:12:44
everything
2013-06-17 19:15:13
No
2013-06-17 19:21:43
90% from what I have heard
2013-06-17 19:21:46
A while ago (early 2013 maybe?) HeatoN said in an interview that the players are getting all the prize money, no cuts taken by the organisation or sponsors. Could've changed by now though.
2013-06-17 20:53:20
crucial frag from Fifflaren over GeT_RiGhT guaranteeing he wouldn't ace
2013-06-17 19:09:47
securing that 4k
2013-06-17 19:10:49
very true hah
2013-06-17 19:13:35
What a boring final...
2013-06-17 19:09:50
only 10 k? major title?
2013-06-17 19:10:23
This is not 1.6 obviously.
2013-06-17 19:12:54
or maybye it isnt gold times of FPS
2013-06-17 19:19:51
Sure it is. Isn't good time for Tactical FPS to be exact. Battlefield and CoD seems fine in situation with players and money. Because of developers mostly.
2013-06-17 19:24:53
Not rlly, just check sc2/LoL/Dota2 tournaments
2013-06-17 19:27:36
We can't compare CS with LoL or DotA, cause these games is more casual directed than CS, plus do not forget about Asian viewers, which is atleast 60% of sc2 auditory, they do prefer strategies and FPS isn't popular there.

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:37:03
2013-06-17 19:36:15
Well i watched CoD tournament sometime ago, final had 10k spectators, its not too much for final :D
2013-06-17 19:40:17
Well i can't say that my knowledge in CoD pro scene is decent so probably you right, anyway we talked about ca$hmoney if im not mistaken and that is the main difference between of Valve and Activision. CoD is the main series of them, and they're really interesting to promote this game, Valve - not. That's why CoD has 1 million tournament and CS has not. Valve wants squeeze from GO as much money as they can without serious efforts. And their Operation PAYBACK is beautiful example of it.

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:50:09
2013-06-17 19:48:25
ye, valve should focus more on cs:go, but no
2013-06-17 19:54:11
They just don't want. Because dota2 is the goldmine for them. And then they will release their own console plus Half Life 3, so obviously they are have alot of more interesting in financial aspects projects.
2013-06-17 19:57:30
true story, no respect towards them
2013-06-17 20:04:05
aight, didnt watch that final
2013-06-17 20:48:47
That scene is like cancer tho.
2013-06-17 21:50:56
in year 2011 it was 100 000SEK .. now it is 70 000 .. Its good when this is a new game :)
2013-06-17 19:13:56
swedish championship has 100,000 SEK
2013-06-17 19:34:04
Winter is considered the main DH tournament of the year, so thats probably why the DHS pricepool is smaller. There are some exceptions of course.
2013-06-17 19:36:19
in 1-6 it was always like 7 or 8 k for the first plays
+ stupid prize purse
first place must get 70% from all prize pool
2013-06-17 19:31:01
eswc had like 25k euro for first place
wcg 50k first place
iem global finals 50k first place
iem european finals like 20k first place as far as i remember
2013-06-17 19:41:10
GG. Would of been good to see NiP vs LDLC
2013-06-17 19:10:24
gg boooooooring
2013-06-17 19:10:28
i think vp top team
2013-06-17 19:10:34
Nobody cares what you think.
2013-06-17 19:26:42
it excites you, because you responded to my comment
2013-06-17 21:13:50
luckeers!
2013-06-17 19:11:28
VP? GO HOME
2013-06-17 20:14:04
fanboy attack gogogo
2013-06-17 20:37:23
googogogo
2013-06-17 22:12:48
good boy
2013-06-18 03:40:42
NiP after a "bad" tournament still win the trophy.
2013-06-17 19:11:35
NiP and Epsilon onliners bruv ;)
2013-06-17 19:14:01
they just did 2 bad matches..
2013-06-17 20:17:02
bad day..
2013-06-17 22:12:59
yeah, they had a bad day in a 3 day tourney, So speak they did a bad tournament may cause a wrong impression of what really it was..
2013-06-17 22:25:48
Ok i will hang myself
2013-06-17 19:11:42
boring
2013-06-17 19:11:58
wp nip & epsilon.

it's a pity navi and verygames attended.
2013-06-17 19:12:03
They wouldnt do any damage anyway.
2013-06-17 19:17:44
wow - can't edit posts after a certain amount of time anymore?

it's a pity they didn't attend is what i meant to post.

even if either of them didn't finish top 3 it would have been good to see them there.

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:40:16
2013-06-17 19:39:05
"wow - can't edit posts after a certain amount of time anymore?"

Um it has always been like that.
2013-06-17 20:27:43
WP all but the final could have been much more interesting !
2013-06-17 19:12:15
NiP are the best, is reality. GG NiP...
2013-06-17 19:12:27
cs go worst shit eu
2013-06-17 19:12:30
if only team x..
2013-06-17 19:12:54
by: edgg
#56
killed xizt..
2013-06-17 19:16:33
then..
2013-06-17 19:22:18
nip kicked fifflaren out of team
2013-06-17 19:43:01
by: 27
#147
and then..
2013-06-17 20:06:43
anal sex with horses
2013-06-17 20:19:14
after that...
2013-06-17 20:26:04
Delpan would join the horses
2013-06-17 23:47:16
and that's mean ..
2013-06-18 09:10:40
the fuck? :D
2013-06-17 20:20:48
great final, as always.. -_-
2013-06-17 19:12:57
Nice NiP. Boring final tho
2013-06-17 19:13:08
NiP literally killing eSports!!
2013-06-17 19:13:21
Makes sence. Since Dota, Lol, SC2, SSF4 and alot other games seams to be doing fine even though nip wins alot.
2013-06-17 19:29:31
Haven't you noticed that every time NIP wins a game, a complete e-sport dies?
2013-06-19 02:53:24
That seams to be the case lol.
2013-06-19 10:53:30
I don't think that NiP cares if it's boring they are laughing their asses of cuz they are getting $$$ for owning some teams :) Congratz! but it wasn't their best tournament either.
2013-06-17 19:13:34
+
2013-06-17 20:17:44
Bad tournament format with no lower bracket just ensures a boring competition over all. So many teams didn't meet each other.

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:14:02
2013-06-17 19:13:48
+1 and playoffs on a monday morning? am I the only guy working? :(
2013-06-17 19:21:24
If you look from the players POV, that was a pretty good and interesting final. Fast and easy money.
2013-06-17 19:13:56
NiP <3
2013-06-17 19:14:55
Top teams at the moment

1. NiP
2. LDLC
3. Virtus.pro
4. VG/WW/Copenhagen Wolves/Epsilon
2013-06-17 19:14:58
err LDLC just got creamed by Epsi? or did you not watch Epsi walk on them on train?

Post edited 2013-06-17 19:15:44
2013-06-17 19:15:28
Epsilon had a good tournament. LDLC have been walking over everyone for weeks and just burned out in the mirage overtime
2013-06-17 19:17:49
Walking over kids ONLINE.
2013-06-17 19:22:22
online
2013-06-17 19:28:41
online... cphw was raping everyone online too but then nip came u against them at dh , epsilon is better than all of them
2013-06-17 20:19:42
They lost 1-2 in maps vs nip it was close.. WW top2 in two international tournaments 2013 and beat nip at this lan.
2013-06-17 23:49:33
playing 1:2 with NiP on lan is so onlinish. just a few days ago taking a map off NiP was all any team could ever hope for, and now it's somehow considered a bad achievement lmao
2013-06-18 01:13:19
online
2013-06-17 21:13:57
lol after this tournament top2 is def for epsilon
2013-06-17 20:18:42
don't make the same mistake everyone did with VP. you can't draw conclusions based on just one cup. i'm glad epsilon guys made a breakthrough @ DH, i hope they will perform just as well in the future, but one LAN does not make you a top2 team.

Post edited 2013-06-18 01:11:42
2013-06-18 01:09:26
LOOOOL
1.NiP
2.Epsilon/VP
3.LDLC/WW/CW
4.VG
2013-06-17 22:13:54
NIP raped virtus, and then moved on to Epsi. You could tell that their was no stopping NIP after the virtus victory.. which was boring as well :)

Easy run in the playoffs at the end of the day for NIP.
2013-06-17 19:15:10
again? even with Fifflaren?
gz then ...
2013-06-17 19:15:11
Nais Nip.
2013-06-17 19:15:13
by: edgg
#46
Reversed flag lolollol
2013-06-17 19:15:13
NiP gd gd
2013-06-17 19:15:26
GG NiP, still think Epsilon hackers ?
Or this #2 at DH dont count ?
2013-06-17 19:15:29
whats a shame is that Xelos was never an onliner either. And hes banned due to fuckwits, look at his performance on lan, hes an awesome player.
2013-06-17 19:16:28
ESC 5/8 without navi,Vg etc
Epsilon 2nd

i heard they were going to ask the demos of the match LOL

2013-06-17 21:19:51
Boring final, but Epsilon made an excellent job and no one care about epsilon's performance, they won against WW and LDLC..good job! gl in the future guys!
2013-06-17 19:15:47
boooooooring
2013-06-17 19:15:53
expected.
2013-06-17 19:15:57
by: rdss
#53
sweds sweds swedens everythere :D
2013-06-17 19:16:16
gg nip next tournament valve pays nip to type kill in console.
2013-06-17 19:16:25
Xizt's face expression: Meh <_<
2013-06-17 19:16:46
first time they didn't deserve it..
2013-06-17 19:17:59
then tell me who would deserved it?
The best team is winning, thats it!
2013-06-17 19:21:36
Because beating CPHW, VP and Epsi convincingly = not deserving it. GTFO of here
2013-06-17 19:24:03
AHHAHAH this is the most retarded comment ever
2013-06-17 20:20:58
coz NaVi didn't receive an invitation? :DDD
2013-06-17 22:16:13
They should have lost against Team X (pronax's team) .. When they lost that round against Xizt's ninja defuse automatically I say NiP will win this tournament, and that was before they played OT ..
2013-06-17 22:37:09
epsilon @ final - its allready big surprise!
wp both teams.
2013-06-17 19:19:47
imo CSGO is boring game... NiP win everything and epsilon were complete noobs in 1.6 and now in the grand final of a major... CSGO is just bad and boring nothing more
2013-06-17 19:20:33
mad? because neo ulow?
2013-06-17 19:23:49
by: d9lk
#88
well since neo isn't as good as in 1.6 the game is obviously hard?
2013-06-17 19:24:47
only final was boring
2013-06-17 19:30:20
GO strong NEO wrong
2013-06-17 23:51:32
They shouldn't even pass the group stage.
2013-06-17 19:21:04
GG ! it was boring finals imo in the 2nd map Specifically.
but all the matches before the finals were Amazing and really excited for the next tournaments :)
2013-06-17 19:21:47
NiP the kings of Counter Strike !!!
2013-06-17 19:22:08
The most boring thing I've ever seen. Compare this to Na`Vi vs fnatic IEM finals on train, which Navi ended up winning? The game is already boring to watch competitively and then this.. yawn.
2013-06-17 19:22:19
lol why u watch it, if its boring to watch =/
2013-06-17 19:23:46
The games already boring to watch yet you still watch?? You then post on here making people flame YOUR opinion for what, banter i guess? Nice way to spend an evening, just cant win with some people...
2013-06-17 20:40:25
NiP are the best.. :) nobody have chance :)
2013-06-17 19:22:59
It would be more interesting if LDLC was reached the final.
2013-06-17 19:23:07
true story
2013-06-17 19:24:01
if they don't beat Epsilon, they don't deserve to be on the final
2013-06-17 21:16:35
True , but they play really good in a whole time.

They would do more damage than Epsilon.
2013-06-17 21:22:13
Wow, what a great finale.....


Not.
2013-06-17 19:23:11
was great so shut the fuck up :)
2013-06-17 19:26:39
NiP fanboy detected.
2013-06-17 19:34:37
you sound pretty angry bro
you should let god come into your life
2013-06-17 21:05:17
...great performace by NiP - nothing to add!

...deserved!
2013-06-17 19:23:18
WW vs NiP, 16-2.

Never forget.
2013-06-17 19:23:23
bo1 in groupstage :) but yes it was interesting .. bad day for NiP
2013-06-17 19:23:54
i asked HeatoN for this match..He said they let them win..
2013-06-17 19:26:34
he told me the same
2013-06-17 19:39:01
Because NIP players was tired and slept during match.
2013-06-17 19:46:32
Nahh... HeatoN was playing instead of f0rest in that match, that's why.
2013-06-17 19:57:22
and they did.
2013-06-17 20:20:02
So unexpected
2013-06-17 19:24:20
Good job Epsilon :)
2013-06-17 19:24:52
Excacly very nice! ESC CPW WW VP NOOBS :D
2013-06-17 19:26:12
Nice game! :). NiP this time show the real skills and win the tournament very easly. At sweedish cup they played very bad to save important tactics with epsilon! Congratulations for the double!
2013-06-17 19:25:29
this is final or group stage ? too ez bru
2013-06-17 19:25:34
ok, mb boring final but no body to mention congratz to Epsilion who played all tournament brilliant and show that they are a really really great team, gl in future epsilion really like them
2013-06-17 19:27:41
gg nip!
nice game by epsilon too, this tournament!
2013-06-17 19:28:43
nip was as sick
2013-06-17 19:29:38
NiP went on a tear and showed no mercy. GG
2013-06-17 19:32:15
Nip won two title and almost 30k $ and maybe + 2on2 win xd nice
2013-06-17 19:32:40
15 500 for Swedish + 10 600 for DH Summer
26 100 $$
2013-06-17 19:34:08
Almost lol
2013-06-17 20:43:14
gg wp
2013-06-17 19:32:45
w0w just w0w
gj NiP win 26 000 for two days
GJ epsilon
i just can say that that NIP #1
bad who now top2-3-4-5 very hard to say
its like
VP-WW-LDLC-EPSILON-CPH W
2013-06-17 19:33:28
Disappointed in both flusha and schneider.. I knew both of you aimed for 13-37 KD.
2013-06-17 19:35:19
damn after first day i thinking that nip didnt win DH
:D
2013-06-17 19:36:16
How could they possibly have won DHS after the first day?
2013-06-17 19:46:45
after they results i mean
2013-06-17 19:52:42
+1
2013-06-17 23:53:59
csgo so boring
2013-06-17 19:42:42
would be more interesting if publicir.se won that 1 round
2013-06-17 19:44:53
i need to say Epsilon GJ!!! Great play guyz really! great tournament
2013-06-17 19:46:12
Good job epsilon! Keep it up.
2013-06-17 19:48:12
by: doh
#130
boring:/
2013-06-17 19:51:12
Boring final, sadly.
2013-06-17 19:53:15
NiP congratz
2013-06-17 19:53:58
Great tournament, just a bit sad looking at the prize money.
Recent CrossFire tournament in China was awarding $50.000 for the winner and even the 8th placement still get $8.000. #facepalm

2013-06-17 19:54:13
its all valve
they wont to give money for tournaments
2013-06-17 19:56:54
why the hell did they win again...They should have never reached the playoffs...
2013-06-17 19:57:20
imo, the Swedish Cup yesterday contributed a lot to the success of both Nip and Epsilon in the final day. First day, they both struggled to find their form and suffered some bad defeat without much of the effort. However, when i watch them today, just like a whole new team attending the tournament, their aim is so on point and their momentum keep rolling after each winning round. I wish every team have the chance to play equally so that they can peak their form.
2013-06-17 20:01:06
GJ NiP just shows you how dominant they are, even when they are struggling like crazy, they manage to comeback strong and win the whole thing, also great event by epsilon.
2013-06-17 20:04:07
and NiP is back! fiff pls leave NiP FTW
2013-06-17 20:05:23
by: BATISTUTA9 - HLTV.org
#145
I hate publiclir right now
2013-06-17 20:05:28
+1
2013-06-17 23:59:10
expected. gj
2013-06-17 20:13:35
EASY, GG NIP
2013-06-17 20:14:45
Fifflaren is a lucky bastard. Your teammates are doing all the aimwork and you get the same pricemoney. Rofl.
2013-06-17 20:16:05
It's called friendship.
2013-06-17 20:21:01
more like charity
2013-06-18 05:31:47
its sad that single frag in lol made caused more noise then nip's winning moment, seriously :/
2013-06-17 20:19:16
saving strats after all in group play! :D
2013-06-17 20:26:13
where are all those guys saying that epsilon (or jw in special) cheats?
wp epsilon. that centryz guy such a clutcher
2013-06-17 20:27:44
Bit disappointed with the final :/ WP NIP.
2013-06-17 20:32:27
gz! cph wolfes vs nip was closer :/
2013-06-17 20:32:33
boom, fuck the haters, including lerpis u slime

Post edited 2013-06-17 20:37:43
2013-06-17 20:37:18
Did NiP lost in LAN already?
If so, how many times?
2013-06-17 20:46:44
yes... around 4 maps already, but only 1 defeat againts VP
2013-06-17 21:21:08
2:16 vs. WW.
2013-06-18 01:06:20
4 maps vs virtus, 1 map vs lemondogs, 1 map vs cph and 1 vs we
2013-06-17 23:55:51
and 1 map vs epsilon
2013-06-18 12:53:25
I wish CPH Wolves did a little better today, they seemed like they were so off as a team on D2, there were lots of dumb mistakes and the aggressive play style didn't work on CT the first few rounds yet they continued to try it until the end with no success, oh well there's always next DH
2013-06-17 20:48:37
unexpected #Kappa
2013-06-17 20:51:17
friberg is so fat...
2013-06-17 20:51:56
Indeed, it's upsetting to see after being fat myself. He spent about 2 years calling me fat and he has slowly declined himself. If he addressed the issue now, he could solve it extremely fast.
2013-06-17 21:09:49
+1337 and fresh pic of PASHA BICEPS for you.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-..

Post edited 2013-06-17 21:15:55
2013-06-17 21:15:46
ahaha :D
2013-06-17 21:20:00
@hhh..
2013-06-17 21:32:40
should i start talk about dosia?
2013-06-18 00:21:09
feel free, i dont care
2013-06-18 07:58:58
Lmao oh my god he's gna be so hurt if u do....NERD!! Bahahaha
2013-06-18 17:57:34
That wasnt my point you idiot.
2013-06-18 18:39:34
game over for esc =/ go play lol rly
2013-06-17 21:13:12
what up now haters ??? woooooooooooooo
2013-06-17 21:20:09
"This will be the era of Danish teams"

-> not even a team in the semifinals.



Also I like how nobody gives Epsilon the tribute they deserve.
"mimimi LDLC and WW would have been better mimimi"
Epsilon have beaten these two teams in BO3 games in a fair way. And CPHW already had their chance against NiP in a BO3 and lost.
You're probably just mad because some months ago you were calling them cheaters and onliners.


But yes, it's kind of strange to see a team, that was only mediocre in CS 1.6, becoming a finalist in CS:GO. Dunno, maybe it's just because of the game OR these guys evolved a lot and became much stronger.

Post edited 2013-06-17 21:28:59
2013-06-17 21:25:14
well WW weren't a top team either in source, only Nico and gla1ve maybe, but they still didn't play on the level they play at csgo. the fact that it's a new game puts everyone at equal footing and helps you break through. it was so fucking boring in 1.6 with the same old 4-5 teams placing top4 all the time, i'm glad the game is so unpredictable right now.

Post edited 2013-06-18 01:04:38
2013-06-18 01:03:00
whait..what? almost all tournaments so far were won by NiP, while in CS 1.6 it was very rare that a team dominated. Just look at all the different teams that managed to be on the TOP in CS 1.6:

http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=135&userid=62854

But yes, CS 1.6 wasn't "random". It was easier to rank up the teams. Still it wasn't "boring and predictable" because the teams on the top were very close and the ranking changed very often. But IMO it was more like in a real sport. There was a ranking, but it changed from time to time with the evolution of the teams (and not just randomly). In CS:GO we still can't draw any true ranking...it's just NiP dominating and after that it becomes very random. IMO THAT'S boring.

And I don't think it would be a good thing/sign for a competitive game to be completely random...

Post edited 2013-06-18 10:51:56
2013-06-18 10:44:23
while in CS 1.6 it was very rare that a team dominated.

not sure if trolling or... there were quite a few teams who dominated the 1.6 scene. they weren't as untouchable as nip (others were capable of beating them and taking a map off them was nothing special), but they still won the majority of events. keep in mind NiP have been around for less than a year.

having one team place top1 at all LAN's during 10 months isn't as boring as having the same 4-5 teams place top4 for 4 years in a row.


In CS:GO we still can't draw any true ranking...it's just NiP dominating and after that it becomes very random. IMO THAT'S boring.
no, that's exciting. it makes you actually want to watch all the games, instead of just waiting for semifinals. no one can predict who's going to finish in top4 the next LAN, the competition is extremely fierce, and we see new top teams popping out of nowhere all the time (Epsilon, LDLC, CPH). if only we had more LAN's...
2013-06-19 06:51:04
GG to Friberg !!!

After that ubersexy ninja defuse they managed to win the tournament!
2013-06-17 21:42:12
That was Xizt dude
2013-06-17 22:25:55
i think casters helped swedishe teams. swedishe teams only do good in swedishe land. if tournament somewhere else swedishe teams would suckker. i know this sure.
2013-06-17 23:11:55
You are aware of that NiP have won every LAN tournament they have ever attended since the release of CS:GO? But there is no secret that athletes of any sort usually preform better on their home soil, when they have the fans cheering for them.
2013-06-17 23:15:05
actually all but one.. and he was obviously a troll.
2013-06-18 09:52:23
NiP GJ
2013-06-17 23:37:09
Is there anyone who guessed Nip over Epsilon in the "guess the winner competition"?

EDIT: I checked it myself, only 4 guys ! Lucky them ! :D

Post edited 2013-06-18 00:03:53
2013-06-17 23:56:17
lucky bastards ):
2013-06-18 04:18:39
Good job epsi <3 Scandinavia
2013-06-17 23:57:24
that jesperw kid is just insane lol, he wasn't that good online i swear to god. what a huge middlefinger to everyone who considered these guys onliners. didn't do much in the final but i guess they just ran out of mana.
2013-06-18 00:55:23
just watched SC2 final
was 100 times more fun then watching CS:GO
and I did not played SC2 ever ...
their commentators rox and game so intense

Post edited 2013-06-18 01:13:31
2013-06-18 01:13:10
get_right decided to show up after 2 average days :)
2013-06-18 01:33:11
GuardiaN Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6IqJRkRYqA&fea..

Post edited 2013-06-18 01:38:36
2013-06-18 01:38:26
by: bsA
#225
Epsilon sick ! jw legend :D
2013-06-18 01:52:14
NiP congratz
2013-06-18 05:37:11
laughed how GTR(not sure if it was him) turned the swedish flag the wrong way around just before the pictures :D
2013-06-18 09:51:38
congrs...
2013-06-18 10:24:53
easy for nip
2013-06-18 10:26:39
gj Nip
and gj LDLC you were not far from final keep training hard :) amazing team which proved that even on lan they are one of top world team.
2013-06-18 11:37:35
congrats!
2013-06-18 15:23:58
GJ NiP. They have won both Esport SM and DH Summer as fnatic a year ago.
2013-06-18 17:08:07
Easiest bet in my life.
2013-06-18 17:57:36
Really impressive how NiP pulled together during the match vs teamX and recomposed for the following matches. I really doubted they would reach the grand finals.

WP NiP
2013-06-18 18:03:43
Am I the only one that thinks that Epsilon played completely dire in their matches versus NIP? They made uncountable unnecessary errors. I haven't seen their matches versus other teams, but if they played the same versus them, I can't believe they even won a single match.
2013-06-19 02:55:16
Fucking nip!!
2013-06-19 11:28:28
ESSA NIP AE JA ENCHEU O SACO ESSA BOSTA
2013-06-21 03:29:32

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