NiP wins Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational
NiP has won yet another CS:GO tournament, this time the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna, with a 2-0 scoreline (16-13 de_nuke_se, 16-5 de_inferno_se) versus Danish Anexis.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational's grand final started with Anexis' upper rush on the terrorist side of de_nuke_se getting mowed down by NiP's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and his teammates.
The Swedes quickly went up 3-0 before Anexis won their first round, but Alesund's one-on-three clutch allowed NiP to score the next three rounds. The Danes won two well executed gun rounds, but NiP's FAMAS force buy gave them back control.
Trailing 3-9, Anexis looked to be able to take over the upper bombsite, but Adam "friberg" Friberg's quick three kill sequence allowed NiP to win the round. Last rounds were traded, and Anexis were behind by 4-11 at half.
NiP's in-game leader Richard "Xizt" Landström made mockery of the Danes on their terrorist pistol round, knifing two of the Anexis members in the back in vents, giving NiP a 13-4 lead after a save round.
Fifflaren, who has improved lately, helped NiP win yet another event
Anexis' Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen kept them in the game though, buying a MAG7 on the second save round and scoring four huge kills with it. However, Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson's amazing one-on-two clutch with a Glock quickly made it 14-5 for NiP.
Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's perfect fake peek against Friberg left the Swede with no time to plant the bomb, and two more round wins now made it 14-8. Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg then secured NiP gamepoint with an AWP shot through a wall.
However, Anexis weren't ready to give up, as four rounds from Lauridsen and double kills from him and Rossander all of a sudden had them sitting at thirteen rounds after NiP's save. Unfortunately that is all we saw once again, with GOTV switching maps too early with NiP winning 16-13.
NiP won the opening pistol round on de_inferno_se as well to go up 3-0, but a perfectly executed slow attack all over the map gave Anexis round four. Fifth round saw Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen win an important one-on-two situation with quick AWP shots, forcing NiP to save.
Swedish flag is once again up on the highest podium
The Swedes kept rolling as they won five straight rounds, one of them with Alesund scoring three M4A4 kills in B. Anexis won two more as terrorists, one of them with Jensen scoring a one-on-one Glock headshot, but Johansson's three M4A4 kills gave NiP a 10-5 lead at half.
Second half pistol was won by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's three Glock kills in a two-on-three, and the Ninjas wasted no time racking up two of Anexis' save rounds, extending their lead to 13-5.
First gun round saw Adam "friberg" Friberg open it up with two AK47 kills on the counter-terrorist spawn side of middle, with Lindberg once again finishing the round, this time with an AK47 headshot near B.
Last rounds were a mere formality as Anexis simply didn't stand a chance versus the Ninjas, who stay undefeated in CS:GO, and fell short 5-16, or 0-2 overall.
K - D
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
49 - 24
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
45 - 25
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
41 - 33
Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren
31 - 26
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
31 - 32
K - D
Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL
33 - 41
Nicolaj 'Nico' JensenNico
29 - 37
Nichlas 'Nille' BuskNille
29 - 41
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve
25 - 40
Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp
23 - 40
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational final standings:
1. NiP - 6,000€
2. Anexis - 3,000€
3. VeryGames - 1,000€
4. ESC Gaming
5-8. Natus Vincere
The third place decider between ESC Gaming and VeryGames is still live with the French up 1-0 in maps but ESC up 14-8 on de_dust2_se as of writing this.