NiP has clinched a first place and $12,000 at RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals with a 2-0 (16-6 de_dust2_se, 16-7 de_nuke_se) win over fnatic in the grand final.
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg opened up the grand final with four kills on the terrorist side pistol round of de_dust2_se. Lasse "stingeR" Midstue's two kills gave NiP a scare, but they survived it to gain a 3-0 lead.
Fourth round say Adam "friberg" Friberg score two entry kills in the middle, matched up by Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, but ultimately it was once again Lindberg who came out on top with a one-on-two clutch.
fnatic then lost control of the B site quickly and were only able to save a gun, as NiP chased them down for a 6-0 lead. The Swedes went up 8-0 before Martin "trace" Heldt's four M4A4 kills gave fnatic a round.
NiP quickly broke fnatic's money by taking over catwalk for a 9-1 lead, and a win versus a save round made it 10-1. The Danes had a chance to get back into the game as they won the next round, but Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson's one-on-two clutch forced fnatic on yet another save.
f0rest as a major component in yet another NiP win
The Ninjas ran their lead up to 12-2 before fnatic won the final round of the half, thanks to a triple kill from Michael "Friis" Jørgensen, to give them some breathing room with a 3-12 score.
The team in black and orange won the terrorist pistol and despite NiP's shotgun buys got a 3-0 lead of their own to start the half, but once again it was Lindberg who ruined the party with three kills on round four.
Alesund then pushed lower B tunnels for two kills of his, Johansson scored four kills versus a save round to give them map point and and Friberg together with Alesund clutched a two-on-two to end the map with a comfortable 16-6 win.
NiP continued rolling on de_nuke_se as they quickly opened up the map with a terrorist pistol win and a 3-0 lead despite fnatic's third round MAG7 buy with a saved Galil.
The Swedes took out fnatic's defense on the fourth round, and Jørgensen wasn't able to get kills with his AWP on the following two rounds either, as NiP extended their lead to 6-0.
NiP going over strats prior to the grand final
Lindberg & co won one more reasy round before fnatic stepped in with five round of their own, including a round where NiP ran out of time and an unsuccessful one-on-three attempt by Alesund.
Johansson broke fnatic's streak with a one-on-one clutch of his own to make it 5-8, and Heldt lost a one-on-two next round. Last round of the half saw fnatic get an easy win for a 6-9 half.
The Danes were completely shut down on their ramp push pistol round by NiP, and two saves quickly made the score 6-12 before Midstrue's one-on-two heroics gave fnatic their only round of the half.
Alesund won an important one-on-two situation in the lower bombsite against two low health fnatic players for game point, and the game ended with Johansson taking down Midstue for their sixteen round win at 16-7.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||46 - 24||+22||-||1.52|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||42 - 22||+20||-||1.43|
|Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren||37 - 18||+19||-||1.36|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||37 - 23||+14||-||1.25|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||23 - 21||+2||-||0.89|
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||27 - 37||-10||-||0.76|
|Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis||21 - 33||-12||-||0.70|
|Martin 'trace' Heldttrace||22 - 39||-17||-||0.64|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||22 - 38||-16||-||0.60|
|Lasse 'stingeR' MidtstuestingeR||16 - 38||-22||-||0.49|
RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 final standings:
1. NiP - $12,000
2. fnatic - $7,000
3-4. VeryGames - $4,000
3-4. Absolute Legends - $4,000
5-8. k1ck - $2,000
5-8. n!faculty - $2,000
5-8. Anexis - $2,000
5-8. Imaginary Gaming -$2,000
Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we continue uploading more photos, video interviews and videos of matches from this weekend's RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals.