ESC Gaming has done the unthinkable and upset NiP 16-12 on de_train_se (10-5, 6-7) in round of sixteen of today's RaidCall EMS One Cup #4 to remain in the tournament.
The Poles lost the counter-terrorist pistol round on de_train_se and quickly fell behind 1-4 as NiP won round five. After that Filip "NEO" Kubski's squad switched into a higher gear.
NiP Gaming attempted attacks all around the map for the next nine rounds but were unable to penetrate the defense led by strong overall play by the defenders led by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas.
Despite Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski missing the defuse by a second on the final round, momentum was on ESC Gaming's side as they changed sides with a respectable 10-5 lead.
However, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and company weren't ready to throw in the towel just yet, as they rallied to go up 5-2 after once again winning the pistol round, their second on the map.
ESC's in-game leader scored a huge 1v1 for his team
Computer issues delayed the rest of the match for quite a while, but an important one-on-one AWP clutch by Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski tied the game at twelve a piece.
After NiP's save round they managed to gain a four-on-two advantage, but Kubski and Wojtas were able to score yet another important round for ESC, giving them fourteen rounds.
Trailing 12-14, Adam "friberg" Friberg scored three kills on NiP's second save round, but Kubski and Jarząbkowski secured ESC game point at 15-12 as a smart rotation to the inner bombsite caught NiP off guard.
Final nail to NiP's coffin came on a quick outside rush that we weren't able to see as GOTV issues once again made the server change map too early. However, ESC Gaming clinched a 16-12 win.
K - D
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
29 - 16
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
24 - 16
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
24 - 17
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynskikuben
18 - 19
Mariusz 'Loord' CybulskiLoord
12 - 23
ESC Gaming stay alive in RaidCall EMS One Cup #4 and are currently in a match against ALTERNATE in the quarter-finals, which is a must-win match for ESC. NiP has already qualified for the main round.