They have only played teams that was worse then nip before.
I don't think addint pyth was the best addition for nip but alright i guess.
It's threat that is the great addition for nip.
People dont realize that sometimes adding worse players can make the team better.
The interesting part begins against fnatic/envy/faze/astralis if they can beat 2/4 of than i see realistic chances to qualify for the lan^^ atleast Virtus.pro is not dangerous this season anymore
I agree. They played rather convinsingly yesterday!
I think biggest impact for NiP is that Fribbe has been stepping up his game, they were so lost last year when they didint have entry fragger, who can actually open game for them.
Pyth needs to step up, but he is kind support player so im not personaly expecting so much from him. If F0rp, GTR, Xizt ja Friberg can get to their level what they had 2014 they can win major, back then there was that 1 ''Not as skilled'' guy on team also (fiff)
FanGay indeed. Pyth doesn't make a difference, it's threat.
lets see how they play vs navi today
imo ill say 1-1
Kek last season NiP went 7-0 at EPL and wasn't able qualify , they palyed agaisnt who mouz and dignitas ? Watch them getting rekt tonight .
Ofcourse adding Threat was a big deal aswell, I just wanted to shed some light on the players atm.
they should have lost yesterday 2times against mouz.. i dont think they will become T1 soon again...
I literally thought you were comparing NiP to English Premier League.
well, NiP played 2 matches against mouz and 2 against dignitas
let's wait for big matches against top5 - fnatic, Na`Vi, EnVyUs, Astralis and FaZe...
but still better than VP ayy lmao
Well their first big test is tonight. Lets see how it looks.
When ppl know that f0rest spends the first 40sec of a round wallbanging preaimed spots he will lose that edge.
It's online, who the fuck cares where they get, when they get to LAN they will get fucking destroyed. NiP is trash.
Na'Vi always shits on them though...
today is the real test against navi
they've beaten two lower level teams who ironically aren't that far of their level actually
mouz two super close games and dignitas completely shat the bed on mirage vs nip after leading 6/7-0 on t side
dont worry, they will lose against navi today :)
Every team need a decoy player like pyth
If NiP manages to win against Na'vi there's a really good chance that they qualify
1. They've played vs mouz and dignitas, and even that was close. Now they gotta take on fnatic, vp, nv so this really isn't that much of a lead.
2. No way picking up pyth was a good move if they could've kept allu.
They only played against Dignitas and mouz, wait and let's see how they do against nV, Fnatic or Astralis for example.
About pyth, pyth isn't the type of player NiP needed, they signed him mostly because there were no ''decent'' players left in Sweden. Twist (the best option) rejected them according to RL, Allu left them (or they kicked him?) and I guess Pronax isn't what they were searching for. I can give pyth his chance and the benefit of the doubt, but I don't see him helping the NiP players getting out of their shit.
Pyth sux but others and team have improved, atleast online :), wait for lans
I agree they only played Dignitas and mouz. And yesterday's game against mouz, they were quite lucky at the end of the second map. If ChrisJ hadn't had that technical problem they could have lost the map. The fact that they can win only very close games against mouz is not a good sign for when they play with the top5 teams. I hope they do well though.
They need - pyth +pronax then ezpz
I think it would make more sense to wait for them to play against teams like Na'Vi (today). They were struggling against mouse sports but it is good that individual players are stepping up like f0rest and friberg in match vs mouz.
As for pyth, I'd say that we should probably wait for more NiP matches both online and LAN to really see how he performs, but so far I haven't really noticed anything significant.
First real test is tonight vs navi
pyth needs to step up ALOT if they are gonna have a chance at any titles this year. Else its gonna look exactly the same or worse as 2015.
It's however nice to see f0rest finding his old form, and friberg starting to hit some shots again.
Pyth played okay versus dignitas. Against mousesports he had some problems I believe he only had a couple of good rounds against them. I still think someone like twist would be better with nip.
They beat dignitas and mouz, not exactly T1 teams by any stretch of the imagination.
They don't have the talent they need to compete with the top 5 teams and that isn't changing anytime soon. FNC/NV/Astralis/LG/Na'Vi are all superior aimwise and teamplay wise.
Of course Comeback would be nice - lets hope so.
But I dont think, that they are going to win the LAN