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.

24th February 2013

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 49 - 24 +25 - 1.60
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 45 - 25 +20 - 1.48
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 41 - 33 +8 - 1.24
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 31 - 26 +5 - 1.11
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 31 - 32 -1 - 0.92

 Anexis K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 33 - 41 -8 - 0.91
Denmark Nicolaj 'Nico' JensenNico 29 - 37 -8 - 0.79
Denmark Nichlas 'Nille' BuskNille 29 - 41 -12 - 0.76
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 25 - 40 -15 - 0.64
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 23 - 40 -17 - 0.59

Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational final standings:

1. Sweden NiP - 6,000€
2. Denmark Anexis - 3,000€
3. France VeryGames - 1,000€
4. Poland ESC Gaming
5-8. Ukraine Natus Vincere
5-8. Germany TCM-Gaming
5-8. France
5-8. Russia Nostalgie  

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.

n1 Swedish CS > ALL
2013-02-24 23:35
nah, it's just NIP>ALL ;)
2013-02-24 23:38
just look at the history of 1.6 :PpPPP
2013-02-24 23:43
It's still not Sweden>World... Anyway, it's worst tourney EVER...
2013-02-25 00:10
actually, yes it is, if you look at history.
2013-02-25 00:37
lol? ESC (i mean "the golden five") won most WCG, NaVi dominate since 2010, mTW were good too, and yes, there was SK and fnatic (Swedish fnatic) but you cant say that Sweden dominate cs 1.6... And this tourney was shitty, coz of deleys, gotv lags, gotv breaks, shitty commentators, banning streamers (SLTV for example)...
2013-02-25 01:55
2013-02-25 04:08
i agree that sweden is the most dominant, but that blog's rankings are pure bullshit. there is no specification what level of tournies are counted etc, so just saying sweden has "69 golds" means nothing
2013-02-25 05:26
2013-02-25 06:18
1 olympic gold medal = 1 school gold medal ? bullshit 1 olympic gold medal > 100500 schools gold medals
2013-02-25 06:42
and who said wcg is olympic games? worst tournament ever because of their rules
2013-02-25 11:10
no one was saying that wcg is olympic games they just sayn that wcg gold medal is way more important than other simple lan turney.. swedens always had good players but at the moment its just NIP>all I cant see other such good sweden players.. they all like others
2013-02-25 11:47
Yeah I dont know why. People still play 1.6 here. When CS:GO came alot of people just quit playing. Only young players left
2013-02-25 11:49
this comparing between olympic and school medals was in quotation "GOLD MEANS EVERYTHING IN EVERY SPORTS" btw wcg was one of the best tournament until 2011
2013-02-25 12:25
it was never good because they only sent one team per country, and they all had to be the same nationality. wcg was always shit
2013-02-25 12:26
so winning intel extreme masters world championship is worth the same as winning a 4 team invite only tourney in asia? give me a break, simply saying "69 golds" (and most events don't give out gold medals, which means it's 69 titles, not golds) means nothing. don't take my words out of context. grurior has it below.
2013-02-25 21:23
" I just added all the country rankings from my previous blog to get this one. It's a total of 144 tournaments, 12 years of Counter-Strike and a gazillion matches !" fromm the blog. and if you read other rankings by gOrdii you will notice something "there is no specification what level of tournies are counted etc, so just saying sweden has "69 golds" means nothing" there is. just read whole damn blogs. i thought youre smarter, but i rather believe youre just lazy... ill do it for you "On the choice of tournaments : I only picked "top" international tournaments. Some medium level tournaments are missing, and I added some pretty weak tournament just for the sake of tradition, like the first GameGune in 2003. I put the top8 for major tournaments like ESWC, WCG, CPL Summer/Winter and top6 for IEM as the format is weird. Otherwise, it's the top4." have fun.
2013-02-26 00:59
na`vi winning two intel extreme masters events and one wcg still equals two iesf wins and two e-stars wins for fnatic in 2007-2009 when those events weren't competitive. you can't compare the number of "titles" like that
2013-02-26 01:29
and you cant make system to compare each tournament so precisely. there must be some simplification if you want to compare cs teams from different era's. its just a MAJOR tournament, like in olympics when in 2008 you have to beat phelps, best swimmer ever, and in 2012 you dont have to do that to win gold medal. and those gold medals are equal for historians...
2013-02-26 16:40
first of all there has ever only been 4 major events: wcg (till 2010), cpl (till 2006), eswc (not anymore), iem (s2-6). winning any one of them when they were majors is equal, but winning wsvg louisville or gamegune mexico doesn't equal a major. huge difference.
2013-02-26 16:45
gold mean everything in sports
2013-02-26 17:06
well here's a cool fact for you: you don't get gold at gamegune. you also don't get gold at 95% of other events. you might also consider that in real sports people attend almost all events, but in cs people can't afford to/don't have time because cs doesn't pay enough to be their priority etc.
2013-02-26 17:33
2013-02-25 09:58
How can you not agree Sweden were dominating CS? Either you are new or you are just ignorant. "We" have by FAR the most medals, and golds, in bigger tournaments. And I don't mean a close win, but a huge one. There's no doubt ESC (and their previous names) is the most succesful team. But Poland isn't close to Sweden in total.
2013-02-25 10:57
Dominating CS means that you dominated absolutely every tournament, which is far from the truth. The country with the most achievements - yes, but you didn't win absolutely everything. Pick your words right.
2013-02-25 16:31
Dominate isnt necessary equal with = win every tournament that ever existed. Sweden is the most dominating country in CS, it cant be denied.
2013-02-25 17:57
"dominate 1. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them. 2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives. 3. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market. 4. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley." I'd say it's perfectly fitting. Sweden was always ahead in 1.6. So may playing, so many teams. SO MANY MEDALS.
2013-02-26 23:30
So what are those irrelevant definitions supposed to prove?
2013-02-27 01:21
"Pick your words right." I did and explained it to you. It fits perfectly well.
2013-02-27 14:09
why is it worst tourney? because the gotv went down for a few minutes? get a life.
2013-02-25 00:40
cos of a few delays, apart from that it was one of the better ones i've watched, think it also might be the average simpletons hatred for richard lewis and cadred
2013-02-25 00:45
You didnt see much then...
2013-02-25 01:56
There were a lot of problems with Go tv lagging on streams. I guess there were to many viewers. And some matches were delayed for 2+ hours. That's a shame. And there was a problem when it was ESC NiP i think with the GO TV not working at all and they were reconnecting disconnecting it for 1 hour at least ? Lets wait and see for CPH games and DH how they are gonna kick ass for quality services.
2013-02-25 01:15
I got life dude, its just my opinion which you should respect?
2013-02-25 01:57
respect me, respect my opinion. it is different from your opinion. it is better. you should respect this.
2013-02-25 04:16
gotv being down for entire maps (including the most interesting map of the tournament), 7-9h delays on saturday lasting till 4am local time, multiple hours of delay on sunday lasting till 2am local time... last round of various matches not shown on gotv due to admins switching map too soon. massive computer issues... what else?
2013-02-25 05:27
password in gotv for a hour, banning SLTV, lags in official FACEIT.TV stream.
2013-02-25 06:45
Yeah, Lemondo... oh wait.
2013-02-24 23:41
? still nip >all xd
2013-02-24 23:49
yeah, because in Sweden people actually do something about E-Sports, while here - nothing. Atleast we finally got ESL.
2013-02-24 23:53
Easy, in Poland we're going back to Middle Ages :)
2013-02-25 00:11
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
so you organise a big lan event xD it's not like it pays good or anything if you organise an event. alot of work and little reward most of the time
2013-02-25 00:18
I wouldnt spend not even cent on cs:go, imo this game has no emotions, why should we play game when there is no first place to win...?
2013-02-25 02:00
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Understand how u feel, but his point was different. He would play if there were tournaments/a scene in his country
2013-02-25 13:52
Yeah, i know ;)
2013-02-25 21:09
only NiP > ALL in CS:GO others swedens are no so Good...
2013-02-25 13:02
f0rest | 
Europe LoGoN666 
still the best in the world!
2013-02-24 23:35
2013-02-24 23:35
2013-02-24 23:36
2013-02-24 23:36
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
best evah
2013-02-24 23:36
Unexpected second place at least, that's ONE upset. Can't expect them to go all the way :P
2013-02-24 23:36
Whats their lan record now?
2013-02-24 23:37
something like 65-0? lol
2013-02-24 23:42
NiP 67-0-0
2013-02-25 05:57
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
And that is matches right? In maps it would be about a 100-0-0?
2013-02-25 21:38
No thats LAN maps
2013-02-26 11:52
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Ah allright, cheers :p who is keeping score/where?
2013-02-26 14:09
I wrote a blog awhile back which covered up to their last tournament. They were 58-0-0 with like $70K+ in prize money. Another 9 wins here and 6K euro
2013-02-26 23:35
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Sick lan sheet :p
2013-02-27 16:37
ESC top 2
2013-02-24 23:37
wet dreams
2013-02-25 00:02
>by: polishshit At least try to be more subtle.
2013-02-25 16:33
Germany Dok1 
Ok, I'm cheering for Na'Vi to beat NiP in the finals of CPH 2013, still gg & wp to Anexis-eSports! :)
2013-02-24 23:37
pls get a sit
2013-02-24 23:41
navi can do that
2013-02-25 06:33
2013-02-25 08:32
+1 (very possible)
2013-02-25 08:34
+1 go na'vi
2013-02-25 15:25
Second half pistol was won by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's four 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.
2013-02-24 23:38
I take it all your rounds in CS start Two vs Three? It's a proper sentance since he killed a guy before it turned into a 2v3.
2013-02-25 00:17
should've been "four glock kills and a two-on-three" or "..kills including a two-on-three" though. nitpicking
2013-02-25 11:14
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Ofcourse it's not a proper sentence, did you even read it? XD
2013-02-26 14:11
Inferno was just mental
2013-02-24 23:39
World ntgd 
imo dat event sucks, literally
2013-02-24 23:39
Imo dat game sucks, literally
2013-02-25 00:51
hahahahahahahahaa n1
2013-02-25 01:00
someone should photoshop a dick in his mouth
2013-02-25 15:26
NaVi to win CPH.
2013-02-24 23:40
2013-02-24 23:46
2013-02-25 08:34
2013-02-24 23:40
u sure?
2013-02-24 23:46
2013-02-25 12:43
Turkey abpo 
f0rest MVP !
2013-02-24 23:41
Second half pistol was won by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's three Glock kills in a two-on-three FOUR no three
2013-02-24 23:41
MVP f0rest or GTR
2013-02-24 23:42
what a shocker
2013-02-24 23:42
i followed cs scene for now 12/13 years. Now it's boring, bye bye. thanks to NiP & CS:GO.
2013-02-24 23:44
fnatic and later na'vi domination was enjoyable for you? strange
2013-02-24 23:59
+1 hasnt there always been a "dominant" team in both versions of cs, source was fnatic/reason/salvo(dignitas)/verygames and as far as i can recall 1.6 was fnatic, navi, sk i didnt follow 1.6 that closely so i wouldnt know about that scene
2013-02-25 00:47
no. take a look at the holy statistics: there were always at least 3 teams that could win the tournament. most events had like 5 top teams with realistic chances to win.
2013-02-25 04:22
The difference is that even when those 1.6 teams were dominate, they lost games on LAN. NiP is literally undefeated in LAN so I can see why someone would find that boring.
2013-02-25 00:57
2013-02-24 23:44
yeah! the best country ever!
2013-02-24 23:50
this article must be now adopted as a template, nip wins __. Amazing consistency in their gameplay.
2013-02-24 23:45
GeT_RiGhT should be MVP for this tournament imo. Very glad to see Anexis place second. It's starting to look good for this scene now a lot of top teams, but NiP is a level higher. That will maybe change soon.
2013-02-24 23:45
Korea ws0 
f0rest should be nerfed, when is next update?
2013-02-24 23:48
lol :D
2013-02-24 23:51
hahha +1000
2013-02-25 00:58
Good article, Tomi.
2013-02-24 23:48
#25 Is it NiP's fault cuz they are owning their enemy? It's ESC, VG, na'vi anexis fault that they don't praccing enough! Gratz NiP you deserve it :) btw Friberg should be MvP
2013-02-24 23:48
Nope it's just literally amazing team that NiP has. Noone else is as good as they for now, I don't know why but they out play every other team
2013-03-01 23:38
2013-02-24 23:50
i think
2013-02-24 23:50
NaVi soon will battle for 1st
2013-02-24 23:49
+1 certainly yes.
2013-02-25 08:32
WP NiP! My guess is that ESC or Na'Vi will take a win over NiP in the next tournaments!
2013-02-24 23:50
Hopefully ESC will win over VG. VG doesn't deserve a 3rd place finish.
2013-02-24 23:53
Yeah, lets hope for ESC to finish 3rd place.
2013-02-24 23:58
+1 on that. VG hasn't impressed me at all.
2013-02-25 00:20
If VG beat esc, you will say ESC deserved 3rd place. Typical HLTV logic
2013-02-25 00:22
hm? eather way im gonna say ESC deserved 3rd place.
2013-02-25 11:24
Canada eHK 
Lets just all party and get fucked up. -eHK.
2013-02-24 23:59
ggwp Anexiis
2013-02-25 00:00
Didn't expect such a great performance by Anexis, rooting for ESC to take the third place.
2013-02-25 00:01
Whats their lan record now?
2013-02-25 00:02
2013-02-25 00:06
what is it with GTR and failing with hand shakes, high fives, bumbs etc..
2013-02-25 00:08
have they still not lost a map on lan?
2013-02-25 00:09
Nope, they have not lost a map yet at lan :DD
2013-02-25 00:23
sick :D
2013-02-25 00:28
66-0 I think, I might be wrong :p
2013-02-25 00:39
Bosnia and Herzegovina woR 
I'm so suprised that NiP won! Who would thought they would win tournament! :/
2013-02-25 00:11
No surprise, another boring tournament
2013-02-25 00:16
How was this boring? NiP is 1st like they should, but 2-10 is always different.
2013-02-25 00:21
For me it was boring, maybe not for you, but for me if. The match between NaVi and VG was a true final, but not that of NiP. I want to see the other final, not always the same story with the same ending. It is my opinion and my point
2013-02-25 00:31
the first map was good, anexis pushed nip, and nips class prevailed in the end
2013-02-25 00:52
Maybe, but still i got bored
2013-02-25 00:55
trailing 5-14 is hardly pushing, they were never even relatively close to winning, just somewhat close to tying...
2013-02-25 02:12
still closer than the some of the past games and finals of NiP
2013-02-25 02:17
closer than some, possibly, but the reality is still that it wasn't close at all. teams who have come closest to beating nip so far, to my knowledge, are (dh 9-0 lead) and esc (11-3 lead on 2nd map inferno in vienna)
2013-02-25 02:21
and id say
2013-02-25 13:57
How the hell does nip pull it together so well and just dominate the second halves of games... its like they kick into a higher gear when they need to. As if their not playing there absolute fullest unless pushed there lol
2013-02-25 22:28
that's what best teams do (e.g. miami heat atm in nba). they are simply a level above everyone else right now. they have some of the best players of all time, and they started playing cs:go first out of just about everything. eventually teams will catch up, but currently no one is on their level.
2013-02-26 01:31
not surprise that nip won, but the tournament was definitely not boring. in fact it was very exciting
2013-02-25 00:28
Yeah, there was a lot of close games. The best game was Na'Vi - VeryGames for sure, best game in csgo so far imo. :) Give us the stats from the final here also :)
2013-02-25 00:33
Some games, but i would like another ending
2013-02-25 00:32
The tournament was actually very exciting. Na'Vi vs VG the closest game ever played in cs:go. VG vs Anexis was tense. We saw some amazing performance by some great players, and some big surprises (team and n! vs CRG). A good tournament, boring final.
2013-02-25 00:55
2013-02-25 01:01
+1 Navi vs VG was amazing game.
2013-02-25 08:36
But it was awesome to see Na'Vi playing actually very good :3
2013-02-25 01:30
Yes, totally agree with you
2013-02-25 01:54
+1 they are great.
2013-02-25 08:36
"Fifflaren, who has improved lately, helped NiP win yet another event" ... This is not a corret way to writte news lurppis ... pretty pathetic to be honest
2013-02-25 00:34
2013-02-25 00:58
oh yeah it's so pathetic to point out someone has improved
2013-02-25 02:13
In another words you wrotte " he was being bad but now he´s improving" That not just a correct way to describe and you clearly had the chance to avoid this
2013-02-25 10:26
Well, he was bad, but he is better now. It means he improved I think.
2013-02-25 16:06
How was he bad? By never losing a map in the game he dominates at? Haters just amaze me sometimes.
2013-02-25 16:37
I am not a hater. I meant worse, not BAD. If you don't see his progress then you are obviously blind.
2013-02-25 16:39
You literally wrote "BAD", how am I supposed to know what meaning you are putting behind that word?
2013-02-25 16:44
I was bad, before I got better. I wrote bad, but I didn't mean a newbie, just used the word from Guesswhosback's post. I am not a hater nor a troll.
2013-02-25 16:51
ah so only bad players can improve, got it boss! perfect logic
2013-02-25 21:18
ok dude , i just gave you my opinion , thats not a respectfull way to describe a player that won in 6months more than you in your entire life, none can guarantee you that he was underperforming since he´s been winning everything .. "improved lately" i hope you can improve your respect for others faster than he improve his skills
2013-02-25 22:50
oh so it's not respectful to say someone has improved? go fuck yourself idiot, the retardness is now officially overflowing
2013-02-26 01:28
dont try to be a smart ass with someone you dont know just because you re behind a screen ... There is a real world behind that and i am sure you dont have balls to face me
2013-02-26 14:29
:DDD got served Boeeeeee
2013-02-26 20:29
Denmark Sander 
Wow, everyone on hltv have been hating so much on this guy, when he finally improves and plays very well, the journalist cant write it?
2013-02-25 08:03
he is the player that have improved the most in the scene from Dh valencia - today.
2013-02-25 08:59
fiff took 4 or 5 clutches in the semi and grand he performed really well
2013-02-25 09:12
Did NiP lose any maps? Nevermind, seems they still are undefeated. How many maps are they at now?
2013-02-25 00:39
67-0-0 at lan :D
2013-02-25 06:23
2013-02-25 17:52
It was the worst organized even I've ever seen... at least from a spectator point of view
2013-02-25 00:45
2013-02-25 01:02
There's been much worse.. in both 1.6 and source AND CSGO. You haven't been following closely/long enough if you think otherwise.
2013-02-25 01:03
Greece her-1g 
Also we should thank r. Lewis for destroying 1.6 us scene with cgs picking css at 2007. Ironic ofc
2013-02-25 00:49
What has that got to do with this?
2013-02-25 00:58
Greece her-1g 
Well when cgs was picking games for their pool bsl and heaton were 1.6 representatives and they told valencia to pick 1.6 for the obvious reasons (gameplay, viewers, community etc) and then lewis came and told valencia(and he didnt have a clue about gaming) to pick css because of better graphics and becase it would fit more with the other games. Well you know the rest
2013-02-25 01:26
Ok. What has that got to do with this? What has that got to do with NiP winning this event?
2013-02-25 04:22
Greece her-1g 
2013-02-25 07:46
Group stage day was a clusterfuck but playoff day was pretty exciting... Navi vs VG and Anexis vs VG were great matches. The final was a little dull though.
2013-02-25 01:20
NiP is killing any chance of a good CS:GO professional scene... actually, the game already does this by itself, because of the way it is, but NiP is just making sure that a good pro scene will never happen, never.
2013-02-25 01:35
Total bullshit. Having a team seting the pace is only positive. In what way is it bad?
2013-02-25 02:05
you'd only think so if you're a fan of nip, from the outside is extremely boring going into tournaments knowing they will come out on top and having teams just compete for second place
2013-02-25 02:14
Actually, no. NiP shows the most beautiful game, and thats what I want to watch. Watching NiP go full mental, showing how the game is meant to be played, is more interesting than what teams are placed in the top3. If you dont like watching NiP play, you just dont like watching this game.
2013-02-25 03:22
agree and it proves that the game is not totally random aswell
2013-02-25 13:54
Perhaps, but for example, I always enjoy watching athletes like Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi, and I am huge big fan of athletes like Mike Tyson, Diego Maradona, Aleksandr Karelin etc. who also was totally out playing their opponents in their prime. But everybody knows that it never lasts forever, so you just have to enjoy the show and watch while history is being made.
2013-02-25 03:34
no one is in their prime in current cs:go though, the game is too new for that. that's why that whole argument is invalid to me. nip are by far the best team, there's no question, but it's such a new game that to me it doesn't compare to someone dominating a more established game/sport
2013-02-25 03:45
On the other hand, you can apply that argument to almost every sport or activity out there. 1.6 was released in 2003, would you say that the legendary SK team who ruled back then don't deserve the legendary status they have recieved? Just because Muhammad Ali probably wouldn't last one round against Mike Tyson, when in their prime, doesn't change the fact that he is considered to be one of the best of all time. It's not like NiP is totally superior because they started to practice the game a couple of weeks before the others, they simply have figured the game out and have something that the other ones don't. That's what makes you go down in history.
2013-02-25 17:56
if you can be the best in the world at something, even if the competition hasn't evolved too far yet, it's still an amazing accomplishment. however, other teams are so far behind nip it almost seems as if we were spectating an old cs 1.6 wcg qualifier where the best team of a country just dominates their domestic competition. all time greats need competition, and nip doesn't yet have almost any.
2013-02-25 21:22
NiP has lost online various times already, so the 1st LAN loss cant be far away
2013-02-25 08:49
lurppis stole my words
2013-02-25 02:34
NiP killing? NiP just playing their game.. the other teams are just not so good for them.. and THEY'RE killing the game.. not NiP
2013-02-25 06:26
Damn. NiP is keeping up the good work. Despite the delays and lag, I still think it was a good tournmanet. There were a quite a few upsets and many close games! :D
2013-02-25 01:53
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
prob VG or more prob NaVi could be beat NIP but ....we have what we have ! and one more notice : Nip just in 99% beginning at CT side ---> reasonable they winning maps! cuz almost always better begin to play at CT side in CSGO! Mirage - CT dominated Inferno -CT dominated Cache- CT dominated Nuke - CT dominated Mill- CT dominated Dust- CT dominated Train -CT dominated " may be Dust2 50/50 Nip just got luck for this tourney ! firstly playing at CT side !!!
2013-02-25 02:50
Luck? They are totally out playing their opponents. Nobody can argue with that.
2013-02-25 03:28
where did you get those statistics from? should hire you
2013-02-25 03:36
Inferno is "T dominated"
2013-02-25 07:40
on inferno vs esc on ct side nip strugled big time it was the terro side whot give them the win. Ps: knife round ftw
2013-02-25 08:32
what is this , a joke ? VG beat navi , then anexis beat VG and then NiP rape anexis u should be really blind or stupid i dont know but these teams are far away from nips level
2013-02-25 08:54
they started as CT vs ESC on inferno and lost half 11:4 so your retarded comment is invalid.
2013-02-25 10:02
skill gap isnt so far nip will lose soon, if anything it makes pro teams want to play better and learn more of this csgo-style. maybe boring for noobs watching, gamez fun but.
2013-02-25 03:13
United Kingdom an0^_^ 
"Swedish flag is once again up on the highest podium" I'm sorry to point out that isn't a podium at all, it's been placed on some chairs. Jokes aside, well played NiP you guys did a great job.
2013-02-25 03:50
The hltv captions never make sense. I think in their way they are quite cute.
2013-02-25 04:26
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
oh really great news hahaha
2013-02-25 04:10
hahahaha....wait...what is funny?
2013-02-25 04:26
Oh, you know.. Favela stuff
2013-02-25 04:30
for me navi is best teamplay progress team in GO and we will see them in the first positions again:)
2013-02-25 06:13
i'm surprised!
2013-02-25 06:31
tournament finals as usual boring aaaaaaand expected results
2013-02-25 06:50
Argh just luck...
2013-02-25 07:12
woah, gj Anexis
2013-02-25 07:30
who cares
2013-02-25 07:30
nip again??? OMG when will this boredom stop????? lurppis make it stop! :3
2013-02-25 07:56
navi next time will win
2013-02-25 08:05
+1 they will.
2013-02-25 08:32
2013-02-25 08:33
AHAHHA keep dreaming , they are far away from nips level right now
2013-02-25 08:52
not so far away, as you said. and as you dream.
2013-02-25 12:33
fake flag? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA No way they will win aslong as nip play.
2013-02-25 09:01
blablabla... there is no team that is unbeatable forever.
2013-02-25 11:13
During 2013 it wont happen atleast. Not a single map even.
2013-02-25 11:17
Maybe yes Maybe not How you know Vanga, not?
2013-02-25 12:32
too stronk navi wronk
2013-02-25 12:33
Na`Vi stronk NiP wronk
2013-02-25 12:39
Can you swear on your life?
2013-02-25 16:39
good to read. Na`Vi at 5h place. Great event and who saw their games... :) They are becoming AWESOME again. Hope to see them at 1st places again(and more and more :) )
2013-02-25 08:38
2013-02-25 08:48
1st place will not happen aslong as nip play.
2013-02-25 09:00
blablabla... there is no team that is unbeatable forever.
2013-02-25 11:13
GJ NIP, big respect for being able to win everything around and still get motivation to get better and better! Also GJ Na'Vi, nice to see you guys being in the good form again, i hope Na'Vi will be first team to beat NIP, they really deserve it!
2013-02-25 10:22
2013-02-25 11:13
No they dont, nobody does actually, not losing a single map in LAN is a big deal considering how much the teams are practicing.
2013-02-25 13:06
Now it`s time for Valve to develop cheats for other teams so that they can beat nip and make game even a little interesting
2013-02-25 10:56
Haters gonna hate. CS:NiP
2013-02-25 11:25
Congrats, Grattis and nicely done NiP !
2013-02-25 11:44
Rofl its quite hilarious to see how important it is for basically every swedish user on this website to 'proof' that Sweden has most medals/is the most dominating country.
2013-02-25 13:00
if you notice, its actually not all swedes at all just a few of them like that stupid rubbe guy who is overdoing it.
2013-02-25 14:00
you mean like a typical american? :D
2013-02-25 16:07
What? America sucks at CS. And I'm not even american.
2013-02-25 22:34
I believe time will come when other teams will catch up with NiP
2013-02-25 13:01
nip win all wierd gtr forest cheater fosho
2013-02-25 13:06
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2013-02-25 13:38
Really nice interview - good questions. Well done!
2013-02-25 14:09
heaton interview is great
2013-02-25 16:05
HeatoN know his business very good! If i am a lady, i like very much HeatoN. But his arms is not as big as pasha!!!!
2013-02-25 18:37
2013-02-25 13:39
deserved. gj ninjas :D
2013-02-25 15:13
CSGO gets boring and boring its time to kill this crap! Such thing never happened in 1.6
2013-02-25 16:18
Nip dominating 7 months. Teams in 1.6 dominating a year. "Such a thing never happened in 1.6" What a retard.
2013-02-25 17:34
He's right though. Even those dominate teams lost a few matches/events once in awhile during their dominate streaks. NiP has literally lost no matches at LAN. That's unheard of..
2013-02-25 21:41
NiP is dominating more than any team ever in any CS version. Even more than SK 03, Na'Vi 2010, just all them. On LAN, they are 67-0-0 as far as i know this has never happened. Not sure about source so maybe I am wrong but i highly doubt it. EDIT: correction: i believe they have ONE draw. So 67-0-1
2013-02-25 22:41
it is a proof that cs:go is a game of skill
2013-02-26 00:02
Im not going to comment on skills of the game but the facts are there :)
2013-02-26 00:06
no draw. NiP won all their games and maps on LAN. Online they they have lost 1-2 times and draw once.
2013-02-26 14:23
'10 Na'Vi was lucky :P
2013-02-26 00:20
yes when CSGO is dead, all will again play 1.6!!
2013-02-25 18:37
I knew what nip win
2013-02-25 17:35
i dont believe this NIP won !!
2013-02-25 20:08
this is a joke?
2013-02-25 22:00
nip for the moment are the best and if will not be any team to challenge them , csgo will be shit , anyway is boring , just saying ...
2013-02-25 22:51
first lan nip lose, fiff gets canned and SENSEIMASTER heaton new awp nip. heaton cs:go's steven seagull
2013-02-25 22:55
Heaton the AK master once again.
2013-02-26 00:21
total anal domination from NiP
2013-02-26 11:57
NiP > Haters
2013-02-26 22:05
I like Xizt with beard. Smaller player ;d
2013-03-06 11:42
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