NiP survive a scare versus Virtus.pro

lurppis
March 30th, 2013 19:34

NiP has survived an early scare versus TECHLABS finalist Virtus.pro, who have been sent to the consolidation final after a 0-2 loss (13-16 de_dust2_se, 11-16 de_nuke_se) in the upper bracket final.

NiP got off to a quick start on de_dust2_se in the upper bracket final, as they ran the score up to 6-1 largely uncontested by the sleepy Russians, who took a while to wake up after a lost pistol.

On the eighth round Richard "Xizt" Landström lost a critical one-on-one as he killed the defuser less than a second too late. That wound up rallying Virtus up, as they went on to win seven straight rounds to go up 8-6.

The Swedes fought back by winning the final round of the half, and then the pistol as counter-terrorists in the second half. Virtus.pro came back with a few rounds of their own though, right after one save.

After successfully gaining the lead back at 11-9, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Landström won what turned out to be the most important round, a two-on-five, of the entire first map.

Virtus.pro playing versus NiP

Virtus came close but no cigar 

Surrounded by Virtus players, they were stuck in the A bombsite but were able to quickly pick up kills and get the bomb down in a favorable spot, keeping NiP within an arm's reach as opposed to having to save.

Save is what NiP did after losing the next B retake though, but Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's three M4A4 frags got him back within two at 11-13. That was all she sang for Virtus.

Lindberg whipped up an AWP and NiP seemingly switched to a higher gear, and with Virtus' carefully built house of cards finally falling apart, nothing could stop the Swedes from winning five straight and the map by 16-13.

On de_nuke_se NiP once again won the pistol round, going up 4-0 after stopping Virtus' third round buy. The Russians won the following two rounds, but the Ninjas replied with five in a row.

NiP-f0rest- shattering his opponents' dreams

f0rest's NiP book another grand final spot in Copenhagen 

Down 2-9, Virtus had to settle for trading the final four rounds, two a piece one at a time, and changed sides at a 4-11 deficit with Adam "friberg" Friberg and Lindberg topping the scoreboard at 17, with no one from Virtus in double digits.

They went on to win the second half pistol and go up 2-0, but NiP quickly responded with two rounds of their own to make it 13-6. Next five rounds were traded, and all of a sudden NiP held game point.

Virtus could only told the world's number one team off so long, as they were able to take down Stolyarov in the final round of the match in the lower bomb site for a 16-11 win, 2-0 overall.

Matchpage
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30th March 2013
Sweden
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Dust2
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11
Nuke
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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 34 +20 - 1.43
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 52 - 30 +22 - 1.37
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 37 - 33 +4 - 1.03
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 34 - 36 -2 - 0.94
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 25 - 26 -1 - 0.88
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 43 - 36 +7 - 1.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 37 - 42 -5 - 0.90
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 35 - 40 -5 - 0.85
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' AkhundovkUcheR 25 - 44 -19 - 0.62
Russia Sergey 'Fox' StolyarovFox 19 - 40 -21 - 0.57

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 34 +20 - 1.43
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 52 - 30 +22 - 1.37
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 37 - 33 +4 - 1.03
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 34 - 36 -2 - 0.94
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 25 - 26 -1 - 0.88
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 43 - 36 +7 - 1.15
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 37 - 42 -5 - 0.90
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 35 - 40 -5 - 0.85
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' AkhundovkUcheR 25 - 44 -19 - 0.62
Russia Sergey 'Fox' StolyarovFox 19 - 40 -21 - 0.57

NiP will now await for the lower bracket to be played out. VeryGames will face the winner of fnatic against Western Wolves, and the winner will play Virtus.pro for a spot in the Copenhagen Games 2013 grand final.

#1
Iraq mohh 
no suprise, but its nice to see that vp getting closer to nip
2013-03-30 19:35
#2
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Latvia GekonsCS 
so close :(
2013-03-30 19:35
goodgame vp
2013-03-30 19:35
#4
Czech Republic d0rny 
forest kill machine
2013-03-30 19:36
#37
India 3737 
He is machine killer?
2013-03-30 20:33
f0rest machiner kill.
2013-03-30 22:41
VP wp
2013-03-30 19:36
..... :(
2013-03-30 19:37
f0rest is such a beast.
2013-03-30 19:37
#8
Belgium Nouti 
was pretty close, wp Nip and VP
2013-03-30 19:37
*Copenhagen Games 2103 grand final.
2013-03-30 19:39
stats for the match? :(
2013-03-30 19:39
#11
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
that 1 deag from f0rest @ B doors... so sick. :)
2013-03-30 19:39
I only remember a 1deag from Fiffi, ;o when was it?
2013-03-30 19:43
#32
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
it was around the 14-13 or something i believe... i dont remember it very well xD
2013-03-30 20:10
closer ? i dont think so.
2013-03-30 19:40
yeah they were SOOO scared
2013-03-30 19:40
? surviving a scare didnt mean they were scared,l2english
2013-03-30 19:52
no you learn to English!!!
2013-03-30 21:38
VP look like a top3 team atm, really strong hope they can get revenge in the grand final
2013-03-30 19:43
top2 for sure
2013-03-30 19:46
if vp could take 1 pistol round in dust 2 they would won dat
2013-03-30 19:45
Well played by VP
2013-03-30 19:49
vp is fucking strong, shame they didn't win dust2, the game was so close
2013-03-30 19:52
VP need win one map versus Nip for confidence :))
2013-03-30 19:53
ROFL fiflaren
2013-03-30 19:55
When i see the article title i was :"Yeah, this is hand of lurppis" , the n1 hater of SK in 1.6 and now NiP in GO. Don't hate f0rp,gtr and xizt because they own your teams everytime.
2013-03-30 19:56
#29
Slovakia pgb1 
real talk brother sweden still make bitchez from other countries in cs
2013-03-30 20:07
??!? dude i cant find anything hateful in the title
2013-03-30 20:08
this is hand of lurppis
2013-03-30 20:12
#35
Romania tr$ 
Because the matches totally weren't close at all.
2013-03-30 20:32
where did he ever hate on sk or nip???
2013-03-30 21:09
ALWAYS CLOSE, NEVER NEAR
2013-03-30 20:06
lol
2013-03-30 21:08
f0rest still on top
2013-03-30 20:09
"scare"... yeah...
2013-03-30 20:33
#38
Bulgaria eht 
f0rest and GTR >>all
2013-03-30 20:34
both pistols for NIP on dust
2013-03-30 21:53
#44
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
fox got bad day :( he missed too much shots
2013-03-30 22:07
f0rest is so insane
2013-03-30 22:08
Match details are written in a funny, advanced style I kinda like that, not an easy read though :D " That was all she sang for Virtus. " I just don't get this :D
2013-03-30 22:25
#48
World Kobs 
forest is mad !
2013-03-30 22:36
forest mvp of tournament 4sure
2013-03-30 22:38
+1
2013-03-30 23:43
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