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Ninjas in Pyjamas have won their sixth consecutive international title after defeating ESC Gaming in the NorthCon final.
On de_train_se, NiP picked the highly-favoured CT side for the first half, and they got off to a great start in the match, winning the pistol round as they defused the bomb with two ESC players still alive.
Despite giving a good account of themselves in the early stages of the game, ESC were seeing all those close rounds going the way of NiP, who strolled to a 5-0 lead. In the sixth round, the Polish team pulled out all the stops and went for a straight rush onto the outer bombsite, planting the bomb with all 10 players still alive and successfully holding down the site to get their first round of the match.
However, NiP did not let ESC gain any momentum, restoring a five-round lead to break the Poles' economy and force them to make a double save. The Swedish team remained in the driving seat for the remainder of the first half as they boasted a staggering 14-1 lead at half-time.
Now on CT side, ESC found a lifeline when they won the first two rounds, reducing the deficit to 11 rounds, but their dreams were crushed immediately after, with NiP taking two rounds in a row to win the map 16-3.
Both teams then moved on to de_mirage_csgo, where ESC Gaming started out the better and won the pistol round after their rush onto the B bombsite caught NiP by surprise, courtesy of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, who picked up four kills. After ESC added the second round to their tab, NiP then pulled one back following some impressive eco play.
A lot of rounds were then exchanged between the two teams as neither side could stamp their authority on the game, but in the latter stages of the first half, NiP were able to counter most of ESC's strategies, with the scoreboard showing 10-5 in their favour at the break.
In the second half, NiP went for a full A rush in the pistol round which completely tore apart ESC's defensive setup. The Swedish team went on to add the next two rounds, and with the scoreline now 13-5 in their favour, the Polish team knew they had a mountain to climb to turn the score around in this match.
NiP then made it 15-5 to become just one round away from winning the tournament, and even though ESC were able to win a round of their own, it was simply too little, too late, as the Swedes walked out 16-6 winners to return home €5,000 richer.
NorthCon 2012 final standings:
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas - €5,000
2. ESC Gaming - €2,500
3. fm.TOXiC - €1000
4. CPLAY - €500
those tournaments are so exciting, you never know who wins.
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Post edited 2012-12-16 10:14:27
NiP? i'm surprised
GJ ESC! keep improving! top 2 really nice result
Post edited 2012-12-16 02:24:36
People say no.
But I am almost sure they lost from BuggIT on Steelseries :GO event but I am not sure. Can someone check this? :)
The closest match on lan was against mouz.UK 16-14 on d2 if i remember well.
Post edited 2012-12-16 08:51:09
they didnt even tried to use some movement or tactics..... ;/
Post edited 2012-12-16 02:26:10
lol esc still bad
The teams attending this tournament was mostly below top10 teams and the level was way lower than that of ESWC and DH etc. So them getting second place was a must and doesn't show if they have become better since the competition was way easier.
Only 2 other teams from cadreds top10 (sorry for refering) was present at the event...
Post edited 2012-12-16 08:51:07
Post edited 2012-12-16 02:31:26
1) they are spraying in a game with wtf recoil, why dont they tap?
2) i cant believe what im seeing when i see their movement, they always move like there is noone there. there are MANY spots where you can expect enemy and players always move hello ill just check if someone is here. they dont actually expect them, just check if theyre there. for me thats like wtf, when youre moving forward as terrorists you should always believe the player is right there and show in the way that gives you advantage and be super ready to shoot. but they arent. and fix the recoil, my head hurts when i see 600 hours+ training and when players are spraying they dont hit a shit.
friberg and xizt made longrange sprays and made kills a lot of times
Post edited 2012-12-16 10:26:00
dh winter 2012
thor open 2012
dh qualifier valencia
thor open qualifier #6
eswc nordic qualifier
go4csgo cup #6
anything else? :D
Post edited 2012-12-16 03:25:11
...for now. :dd
Post edited 2012-12-16 03:56:29
It will take so many time to take out NiP from their winningstreak that I believe NiP will win everything until CS:GO dies
In other worlds it will make the scene BORING!
Post edited 2012-12-16 10:20:26
Post edited 2012-12-16 22:42:48
NIP would be better with barbarr awp and moddi riffle..
MODDII ( Best fnatic for csgo very good riffle )
BARBARR ( Which is for me the best awp on csgo )
It is just my opinion after each his ;)
Post edited 2012-12-16 04:47:25
Post edited 2012-12-16 06:08:16
surprized no news titles about this huge achievement
i could see myself watching a NiP tribute video in a few years just like i watched the old SK movie in 2004 and having the same feeling
Post edited 2012-12-16 12:06:03
- Game starts...
- kenshin: NiP will win..
- Minutes after..
- NIP WINS.
- FUCK YEA.