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NiP have just won the grand final of Copenhagen Games 2014 against Virtus.pro 2-1 (12-16 de_train, 16-6 de_inferno, 16-13 de_dust2) and picked up the €14,000 cheque.
With NiP starting off as Counter-Terrorists on the initial map, de_train, the story was quite different than many could have expected. In spite of the first round going the Swedes' way, VP caught up just two rounds after and started decimating through NiP's defence.
A bunch of quick upper strats resulted in a 6-2 lead, before NiP took a stand for a round when the Poles switched things up and used a lower bombsite strategy instead. After that more and more fast upper pushes alongside a lower fake ended up being successful yet again and NiP just haven't been able to reply and faced a 4-11 score for their Terrorist half.
The pistol round saved them for the time being, as the EMS One Katowice runners-up picked it up for themselves, alongside both anti-ecos, one of which was just barely saved by Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's one-versus-three.
First gunround saw NiP running a smoke upper strat to plant the bomb and defend, which worked out in spite of Paweł "byali" Bieliński's quad-kill while defending. The same strat was ran three more times afterwards, with two going NiP's way, while the last was defended by Virtus.pro. That and a couple of ecos thrown in made up for a tie at 12-12.
NiP then tried to force a low buy and got into the A bombsite with Richard "Xizt" Landström leading the way, but the Poles managed to get the retake, which was when everybody stood and stare.
A similar strat was ran once again and Alesund was left in a one-versus-three, where he picked off two and had only seconds to stop Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski from defusing. Alesund decided to try his luck with a knife, as Pogorzelski was standing in a smoke and he was without too many bullets, and almost was able to make it, as his opponent defused the bomb with only two health points.
Only a slow lower push and another A smoke strat was holding Virtus.pro back, but they were able to stop the bomb from planting in the last round, which decided the outcome, 16-12 in favour of the Poles. NiP didn't have the best of starts into de_inferno as well, as they left Adam "friberg" Friberg alone on the B bombsite defending, which was where Virtus.pro led their attack and got off to a 2-0 lead.
Thanks to a saved MAG-7 and a few five-sevens, which helped Alesund and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson combine for four kills in the following eco, and take it down to 2-3 after Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg saved a scary anti-eco with four kills.
It only took two good pickoffs by Jarząbkowski on the B bombsite in the following two rounds for Virtus.pro to get back in the lead, only to fall short to Friberg's spraydown of four people when they tried to attack the same bombsite again.
Another four-kill by Bieliński and a smoke-off A strategy went in the way of the EMS One Katowice champions in the remaining rounds, but the rest were picked up by the Swedes for a 9-6 score at the halftime.
NiP's terrorist side was a lot scarier than the one of Virtus.pro. A long push in the pistol round saw both teams dancing back and forth from arch to long, but NiP came out on top. With Friberg leading both in kills and attacks, Virtus.pro weren't able to do anything at all, apart from Bieliński's flank attempt before map point, and the match was tied at 1-1 on maps.
Virtus.pro were on the Terrorist side once again on de_dust2 and made wonders in the beginning. 5-0 score was mostly thanks to Pogorzelski's quad-kill in the pistol round, before both teams exchanged a round. Landström and Friberg were the ones to put NiP back on the front foot with a won eco, as well as the following success by Friberg and his triple.
From the remaining seven rounds, VP only won two, while NiP continued to thrive thanks to individual performances of Lindberg and Alesund, and the halftime score said 7-8.
A won pistol round by Jarząbkowski-Wojtas duo was met with a forceful reply on the following eco, which ended up in a very scary two-versus-two, where nobody had more than twenty health-points. Even though VP survived, NiP were still able to plant and take out most of the opposition.
That helped them win the following three rounds with to a couple of B bombsite attacks before NiP met with Bieliński on short, which put them back to a one-round deficit at 10-11.
A double-boost by VP won them a two-versus-three afterwards, but NiP didn't get too scared with yet another force buy in their hands, where Alesund won a one-versus-two clutch and took it to 12-13. An early pick-off on short allowed NiP to take over the A bombsite and with an eco and a similar story on long, they found themselves at a match point. Virtus.pro's economy was completely shredded at that point and NiP could celebrate only moments after when they won de_dust2 16-13.
Copenhagen Games 2014 final standings:
1. NiP - 14,000€
2. Virtus.pro - 6,000€
3-4. LDLC - 2,000€
3-4. dignitas - 2,000€
5-8. fnatic - 500€
5-8. Reason - 500€
5-8. LGB - 500€
5-8. Titan - 500€
17-30. Wild Fire
Even though the tournament has come to a close, HLTV.org still has more to provide, including statistics, photos and highlights.
gg wp NiP
gtr was on fire today, this time NiP made less mistakes and they won! ggwp both, top2 world imo ;]
can't wait for sltv!
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He was like: Lets lubricate bread with butter my dear^^
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din make muc sense
Looks like from now on I'm only using knife cause as you said, I should be able to win 4sure right?
Just had a crappy tourny.
well played both teams
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No but really, it was an awesome final, good to see NiP take home a win again.
end of story.
Nip won which means they are on a slight higher level atm , deal with it
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But they are the best. Loosing big tournaments don't mean anything actually. As long as their fans believe that they are the best, it's the only thing that counts :)
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so in total NiP have won more money from CSGO than VP and fnatic combined, since they have won dousins of tournaments before ...while fnatic and vp are still struggling
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oh mad fanboy. sorry i feed troll.
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"Kurwa ale glupia rakieta od badmintonu"
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I JUST FUCKING SAID GTR WON D2 BY THAT ROUND. broken polish ppl
And no, you did not say anything about GTR in your first post.
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The schedule wasnt kept, servers crashed all day, and then bots started to die - they werent ready.
The format was shit, BO3 everywhere, with loads of amatueres - sure they get another map, but the amount of exciting matches the first 2 groupstages can be count on 1 hand. This hurts everyone, and is that extra map really that important for the amaetuérs? (fuck that word btw!) - and no lowerbracket is just retarded.
And the promoting / outside spectatorship was hopeless, primarily hurting from the format. 1 stream to cover the entire event, not even the Danes where covered when played.
The last one is the only one I can find a reasonable explanation too = to low budget / not enough casters and thats ok / a shame - but understandable. The 2 other points are just meh, especially running all these matches on (apparently) crappy gear.
Who in their right mind runs BO3 everywhere - with 1 stream to all games? and the Danish Quarter-final is casted by some russian / Ukranian while the stream shows Titan vs Alternate?
I dont understand it - could have been so much more.
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6-7) fnatic and LDLC
/just making a joke, so no shitstorm please
BEST FINAL CS:GO HAS SEEN TO THIS DAY.
but whole tournament a bit shity.
if pasha wouldnt has his monster perfomance all event , VP maybe top 300 :)
gtr friberg carried
guys that match was amazing, el clasico ;d
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VP got €6.000 so they can buy a new clan-house in Poland.
It's pretty fair in my opinion.
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As far as I've understood though, the renting prices compared to property prices in Warsaw is supposed to be ridiculous, so in that regard the difference might be a lot smaller between the two cities.
Though, there's probably more than enough laws in the form of for example strong building restriction in certain areas, which I believe has both its positive and negative sides.
The US is a great case to research this, there's almost a direct proportion between regulations (they differ a lot, state, county and city wise) and real estate prices, that is, obviously, if you take stuff like population density differences into account.
Stockholm is situated on 14 islands, with a lot of preserved park area, wild nature and historical locations in and around it, hence why I brought up building restrictions.
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A shame for VP, but they need to practice more their CT sides.
Well played to both teams.
gtr best,ez skins ez life
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Btw. Titan is not even close to level of this 2 teams. 1. VP/Nip, and after rest of top team, but far away from finalist. ;)
Only teams like navi and astana top 12 and top 11
VP lost cuz they felt too confident. They need to cool down (742 probably still2confident after IEM)
NiP and VP top2
Neo bedest Kappa
who has these kind of stats?lol
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- they have much more star actions that VP, I don't mean number of frags for player in a round but defending in 2 or taking with 2.
- they were really great / lucky in predicting where VP might go which was giving them nearly always 3 players in defense on inferno and d2
- all VP were strong, but no ace player that would be unbeatable
VP was 2 chilled and they were making BASIC mistakes. FFS their tactics were good but on randoms from SILVER 5 rank not on ONE OF THE BEST TEAM (example 742&byali vs GTR...)
I`m glad that NiP won. They deserve it. VP didn`t.
2arrogant 2confident etc etc. Cooldown 4 VP will be good
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start at 9:35:00
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However I can't understand people putting Titan in Top5 even. They play horrible right now. Do not deserve this place in any ranking.
Virtus, Virtus Pro! I love those polish guys.
VIRTUS PRO, VIRTUS PRO, VIRTUS PRO!
Seriously Virtus made it to a such convincing csgo team that it's a pleasure to watch them.
i rewatched the finals today in the early morning and you just gotta be proud how they developed as a team.
that nip has class is standard and well known.
so nothing special and i am not excited about this tournament win at all. i am just honest in this case.
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Overall however, the event was quite disappointing for a viewer. I'm okay with delays, problems always occur. But the totaly unprepared production was awfull. Streamers did their best, nothing against that. But is it really that hard to get one guy who will actually watch the stream and one to keep an eye on the chat from time to time ? The inability to fix simple problems like game settings (gamma, AA, etc.) up until the grandfinal was horrible. No music during breaks (solved by a radiostation LOL), not nearly enough games streamed, bad variability (I mean watching fm toxic all the time?? There were so many interesting teams to watch), and last but not least the kinda amateurish mistakes like not turning off microphones, and the imba english grammar in the announcments. All of this made the stream look very very unproffesional.
Stream can go and be in down finally :D Peace.
NIP ems + cph = 64,000 $
NiP = $375,000
VP = $122,000
f0rest = $860,000
Neo = $631,000
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NEO 7x WorldChampion @ 1.6
1x WorldChampion @ CSGO
0 in CSGO
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