NiP deny VG with two 16-14 wins

April 21st, 2013 02:36

Ninjas in Pyjamas have continued their dominance over VeryGames after the closest series the teams had yet. This time the Swedes won two very close maps (16-14 on de_nuke_se & 16-14 on de_mirage_go) to move on to the grand final of ESEA Season 13 Global Finals.

The upper bracket final of ESEA Invite Season 13 Global Finals saw NiP and VeryGames meet once again. The Ninjas had won 13 consecutive maps against VG and they were looking to put that number up to 15. The French-Belgian squad got as close as ever last weekend at taking their first map, but they lost de_dust2_se 14-16 in the semi-final of RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013.

VeryGames were able to ban only two maps as the lower seed, but they got to pick the first one which would be played. They opted for de_nuke_se and a CT side start, which saw them go up 4-0 after Nathan "NBK" Schmitt's impressive 3-kill action in the lower bombsite in the 3rd round.

Schmitt once again score 3 amazing headshots while guarding the lower bombsite in the fifth round, but his teammates were unable to convert a 2-on-2, so NiP got on the scoreboard 4-1.

But Schmitt once again opened the next round with two M4A4 headshots which propelled VG to reset NiP's economy and go up 6-1, and him standing on a 16:1 score.

VeryGames NBK in focus

NBK was spectacular in the first half of de_nuke_se

VG kept up stopping the Swedes, with Schmitt adding another 3 kill round (having 20:2 score at this point) for 9-1 and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom scored 4 incredibly quick headshots for 10-1.

However, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg scored 3 kills in the next round during an overwhelming upper attack which sparked NiP's minor comeback. Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson added his own 3-kill action for 10-4 before VG took the last round of the half.

Johansson stepped up again in the following pistol round scoring another three kills in a 2-on-3 situation to deny VeryGames a safe second half start. The Swedes also shut down the third round buy from VG and after an eco they were already on the way to another one of their famous comebacks, 11-8.

The Frenchmen seemed to finally break NiP by winning the next two rounds for 13-8, but despite Schmitt getting two entry kills in round 22, the Swedes turned it around and made the score 13-9.

GeT_RiGhT looking at the scoreboard

GeT_RiGhT stepped up in the final rounds of first map

Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund finally starting winning his duels outside and NiP had slowly but surely reduced the deficit completely, and eventually got into the lead 14-13.

Alesund stepped up the most in the 28th round, scoring three kills from above ladder to stop an upper attack, putting the Swedes onto match point. VG seemed to have no solution, but they executed the same attack, this time successfully to get the match into the last round of regular play.

Facing defeat at 14-15, the Frenchmen sent two men outside and down to the lower bombsite, which produced them an advantage after a couple of kills by Benrlitom. But as they always do, they once again dropped a favorable situation against NiP, allowing Alesund with 1hp and Richard "Xizt" Landström to win a 2-on-3 situation for a 16-14 win.

friberg and fifflaren from NiP watching the All Stars game from the first row of seats

Fifflaren had 24 kills on nuke, friberg 25 on mirage

NiP's pick de_mirage_go was the second map and the Swedes expectedly decided to start on the Counter-terrorist side.

VeryGames took the first pistol round, but faced major troubles after playing with four pistols in the second round, which came down to Benrlitom's 1vs1 clutch. NiP saw that as a sigh that it is time for an early famas buy, but Benrlitom sent them flying with 3 headshots from apartments, putting VG up 4-0 after another save.

The next buy round came down to the wire, but Lindberg AWPed down two opponents in a 2-on-2 situation while protecting his teammate who defused the C4, clinching their first round of the map, 4-1.

Soon enough, the lead changed as the Swedes went up 5-4, but VG continued stubbornly attacking the A bombsite and it somehow worked for them as the lead changed again, this time 7-5 for the French.

NiP then tied the score at 7 apiece, but Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans once again sent his team to attack the A bombsite despite being poorly armed, and they pulled off the victory for an 8-7 advantage at the half.

Ninjas also considered the bigger bombsite as a suitable battle ground for the following pistol round, and they even the score once again at 8-8. After two save rounds, VG came out with the expensive weapons and Schmitt exploded again, getting four kills in the first buy round for 10-9.

VeryGames tied the score at 10-10 after another good defense and then went into their own new lead after NiP's eco. But the teams continued to swap rounds, as the Swedes went back up 12-11 before the French won a eco to tie it back to 12-12.

Ex6TenZ playing versus Dynamic

Ex6TenZ' overaggressive CT calls perhaps cost VG the match.

Droolans then opted for an aggressive stack with the auto-sniper, taking out two opponents, but Adam "friberg" Friberg retaliated with his own couple of kills right away and NiP converted that round to make it 13-12. However, VG had saved up enough money due to winning with pistols the round before, so they were able to buy and even the score at 13-13 again.

The Swedish team was forced to eco and relinquish the following round, so VeryGames got as close as ever to winning by being up 14-13. But their over-aggressiveness in the crucial 28th round, as Schmitt and Droolans tried to attack their opponents early on, cost them the map. NiP evened the score for the 9th time in the map at 14-14, and then finally put the match to bed with VG being on semi-buys in both of the last rounds, winning 16-14 for the third map in a row against the French team.

21st April 2013

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 49 - 41 +8 - 1.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 48 - 37 +11 - 1.11
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 37 - 37 0 - 0.96
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 38 - 47 -9 - 0.84
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 33 - 44 -11 - 0.79

 VeryGames K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 63 - 43 +20 - 1.52
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 43 - 40 +3 - 1.07
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 43 - 40 +3 - 0.92
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 32 - 39 -7 - 0.80
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 24 - 45 -21 - 0.63

Ninjas in Pyjames have secured a spot in the grand final of ESEA Invite Season 13 Global Finals where they will need to win one best-of-three series, while their opponents will need two best-of-three series. The grand final will take place on Sunday at 19:00, while VeryGames will meet the winner of ESC vs. Quantic two hours earlier in the consolidation final.

Nice games, nice to see VG improving every time I see them play, getting closer and closer to NiP.
2013-04-21 02:36
+1, but NBK performance makes also big difference. But I felt like VG played first time very smart vs NiP.
2013-04-21 02:47
Vg kind of throw the maps
2013-04-21 02:36
klin n izi
2013-04-21 02:36
Izi? No,
2013-04-21 02:51
2013-04-21 02:36
ScreaM was hilarious in this one!
2013-04-21 02:37
Korea ws0 
hilariously dumb.
2013-04-21 02:46
Because winning 14 rounds against NiP is for dumbs only. Imagine what intelligent people can do!
2013-04-21 02:52
Korea ws0 
watch scream play & stfu.. he has good aim but no game sense at all compare to pros.
2013-04-21 03:02
Right, because all it takes to kill guys like forest and get_right is pure aim. Killing three, four guys in one round requires no game sense. I'm starting to understand your logic.
2013-04-21 03:34
how old are you kid? no more than 12 i guess
2013-04-21 11:04
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
stop these bs posts.
2013-04-22 00:10
2013-04-21 02:37
so close
2013-04-21 02:37
close maps, gg. gotta be frustrating for vg though -.-
2013-04-21 02:37
Fifflaren won nuke and friberg won mirage.
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Netherlands c3i 
2013-04-21 02:45
2013-04-21 02:51
Holding the ramp on nuke like a boss.
2013-04-21 02:52
f0rest win both
2013-04-21 03:08
Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
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2013-04-21 10:15
vg had nuke in their hands, they threw it away
2013-04-21 02:37
vg will back in grand final and destroy nip xD
2013-04-21 02:37
smithzz played bad, and kennys missed important shots. :(
2013-04-21 02:37
they are like VP before they beat NiP now. Next matches they play will be very close and VG will break them on a map
2013-04-21 02:38
why ex6 force buy when its 14-14?? go eco lose and then buy prop and can play to overtime but no he says to spend money on pistols with kev
2013-04-21 02:38
I agree, I was literally shaking my head after this one... It's not like it was a decent force buy at all on top of that... If VG wants to finally take a map from NiP, they really need to work on their bomb site holds... How many times they lost situations where they should have the positioning advantage ? That's frustrating to watch.
2013-04-21 02:45
You are right, thought the same at that moment
2013-04-21 13:52
Hungary xRx 
NBK game is so amazing
2013-04-21 02:38
2013-04-21 02:39
close games, NBK kept VG in with a chance both maps. GG
2013-04-21 02:38
France BreiZzhOr 
2013-04-21 02:39
man nbk was a monster
2013-04-21 02:39
so what's the system now ? nip have maps lead or what ?
2013-04-21 02:39
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
If ESEA keeps the same system as in the previous editions, NiP needs to win 1 bo3 against the other finalist, while the other team would need 2
2013-04-21 02:43
would be awesome. does it with we can get a 6 maps final? ^_^
2013-04-21 02:45
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
yep, but I doubt that's gonna happen :) 3 map final at best :)
2013-04-21 03:04
ty :)
2013-04-21 02:48
Korea ws0 
bo5 for the other teams and bo3 for NiP i think.
2013-04-21 02:47
2013-04-21 02:48
Peru dbie 
I feel so sad for VG.
2013-04-21 02:41
considering the looser bracket is bo3, is the final in bo5? that would be sad to end this lan on only one map if NiP wins again the first map.
2013-04-21 02:42
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
2013-04-21 02:43
If I know ESEA right it's two bo3-matches. if NiP wins the first bo3, they win. VG(or whoever meets them in the final) has to win both bo3-matches.
2013-04-21 02:44
The team from the lower bracket needs to win 2 Bo3s, NiP will need one Bo3
2013-04-21 02:45
So possibly 6 maps? Damn oO
2013-04-21 02:55
Final tomorrow or tonight?
2013-04-21 02:57
no more matches tonight, consolidation and grand final tomorrow
2013-04-21 03:09
In the final the team coming from the lower bracket has to win 2 bo3 series. NIP will have to win 1 bo3.
2013-04-21 02:45
It's like this in most tournaments and it's such an anticlimax. They should really play BO5s in the finals. Saddens me that not many organizers sees it from a spectators point of view.
2013-04-21 02:47
Indonesia vyee 
lol VG. It's like they're scared to win against NiP. What a shame considering they got all this insane skill but their mentality is just like a first timer.
2013-04-21 02:52
Sweden Rojder 
so many misstakes by nip, but still won :)
2013-04-21 02:57
Double the mistakes from VG - still 14 rounds..
2013-04-21 02:58
but vg can still win that tournament right?
2013-04-21 02:58
Yep they just need to get past ESC or quantic then beat NIP on 2 maps
2013-04-21 02:59
i hope they will play later cuz im fucking tired
2013-04-21 02:59
would need to beat nip on 4 consecutive maps...2-0 and 2-0 bo3. gonna be 2-0 to nip vg have NO chance.
2013-04-21 03:08
2 BO3 not 2 maps
2013-04-21 03:09
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Sweden Rojder 
2013-04-21 02:59
VG needs to stop choking 24/7.
2013-04-21 03:00
Holy shit they're actually improving and getting closer and closer to nip!
2013-04-21 03:06
One of the best matches in CS:GO history.
2013-04-21 03:06
Probably the best cs:go lan so far for exciting games imo
2013-04-21 03:08
bad positioning after plant on nuke for VG,but they get closer every time,at last matches against nip are getting interesting,i was like raging on VG when they did something stupid,but like i said,after they watch a demo they will get better.
2013-04-21 03:07
vg gettin closer or nbk is gettin closer ?
2013-04-21 03:10
India Ad1_KaM 
tw1sadfkris! Update fast! :(
2013-04-21 03:18
vg x nip final nip win 3 x 1 i believe 1 map for vg
2013-04-21 03:45
Vg should realise that Individual skill makes a difference They need to step up, just like NBK did.
2013-04-21 06:58
f0rest is always stepping up his game when the opposition is giving his team a hard time. The closer the game is, the better his stats are, just look at the few last matches. It's like this guy has no skill cap, he is truly made for cs.
2013-04-21 07:27
I disagree, I think he's the kind of player that goes on rampage only if his opponents give him enough room. But his consistency is such that he's still at his best on close games. His best weapon is not his A-game, it's the fact that he can bring his A-game almost all the time. Your comment made me think about this a lot, so I made some calculus on his K/D ratio for both close games (16-11 or closer) and easy games (the rest). His average K/D ratio on close games is about 1.32 for more than 30 maps. His average K/D ratio on easy games is about 2.16 for more than 100 maps. I think this data gives a hint as to when he's at his best. We could argue that we should take the 16-10 as close games, but it would not change the results much. And if you remember his incredible 2 maps against fnatic where he scored 65 frags altogether, it was 2 easy maps as well.
2013-04-21 09:51
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
loluworkhardonthis! anyway f0rest is always good, you are right pointing to his consistency. last bad match was probably in 2008 or 7, and that is just f0rest bad, not regular player bad
2013-04-21 11:47
f0rest is an amazing player, but your facts are not straight. f0rest was pretty unstable in the end of 1.6 and also in GO he have had some really terrible games, like against ESC on inferno for like 1 month ago. He had 6-23 or something like that ;p They would have lost that match if it wasn't for friberg and get_right stepping up like bosses. I don't say that f0rest is bad or something. When he is playing his a-game, there is almost no one who can beat him then :) Just wanted to point out that your facts weren't straight ;) /Big fan of f0rest for a long time and as well GeT_RiGhT :D This duo is the best!
2013-04-21 16:13
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
really? totally missed out on that ESC performance, which tourney? thought I at least read up on all the stories/stats of matches I could not watch live :P apparently I missed a few!
2013-04-21 21:49
While you're right about consistency, I wouldn't look at close and easy games like that. It is quite possible (and even likely) that some of those games are easy for NiP _because_ he plays so well in them (fnatic match being a solid example). If a player is that much on fire the score can't really be close. It also depends on the opponent and on how the rest of his team is playing. A better way to look at it is how he played compared to his teammates in close games and how in the easier games. And also compared to other players in close games (maybe that 1.32 K/D ratio is the best or one of the best of all players). Of course there's more to it (like checking actual close rounds of close matches, taking stage of the tournament into consideration and more), but just comparing his stats from one and the other is pointless, you will not find a player with a better ratio in close games than in easy games, that's simply how CS works.
2013-04-21 12:45
not just cs, every sport i think, how could he have a lower ratio in your so called "Easy games" than the hard ones=]] it's just ilogic
2013-04-21 13:04
I'm aware that it's natural to have better ratios on easy games, but the difference between his two averages is so huge that I think it represents well how people have to step up straight away if they don't want to see him going nuts. I know there are a lot more stats to take into consideration, but I don't have the time to do them honestly. I just did this bit to see if my intuition was right, and I still think it is, but I'd be glad if you happen to exploit his stats to convince me otherwise.
2013-04-21 19:58
The difference isn't huge at all though, that's the point. Check out the stats from close games from any other player, you'll hardly find anyone better. His ratio in both is huge, that's why it seems like that to you and NiP simply wins a lot of easy games and he plays well all the time. None of that makes him any worse player in close games. I don't have time right now to do the calculations for other players, but it should be pretty intuitive that there couldn't even be 2 players in the world with better stats than him in close games seeing as only a handful of them even have a 1.32 K/D ratio when you include the easy games for them as well.
2013-04-21 20:49
2013-04-21 08:17
Ex6's leading is getting worse and worse
2013-04-21 08:54
NBK hahahahaha one sauce > get_fag and fapest.
2013-04-21 10:20
please stop yourself.
2013-04-21 15:07
If RpK still played they would win this
2013-04-21 11:03
1) After a 10-1 on nuke we could see how overconfident VG got (on the cam + some stupid pushing as CT). instead of keeping focus they thought they will destroy nip 2) smithz was awful in this game except for maybe 2 rounds. he was spraying nonstop and didnt do any dmg. so yeah, stop spraying and you have a nice win against nip
2013-04-21 11:30
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
lol smitzz completely ruined my DT. he failed to perform not only against NiP but against pretty much any team xD
2013-04-21 11:45
I was 160th now Im around 1800th. kiko and n0thing fucked it up.
2013-04-21 11:58
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
ul man ;[ I had nothing too, volcano aswell. so f0rest and friberg did great but the americans and frenchie tanked me :D
2013-04-21 12:03
:D shit happens. yesterday : 160th fuck yeah, finaly things going well, I woke up > saw dreamteam open > checking my results > Current Global Rank 1925th of 3028 Pokerface :| Having 3 nip players + nothing, had kiko but when they were out I changed it to disruptor since there wasnt any different players that I could buy:D
2013-04-21 12:09
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
hehe x] what was your closest ever? I was 62nd from about 500 players for some tourney once :P
2013-04-21 12:12
this 160th was the closest* currently. But 194th when a tournament ended, I think it was fnatic fragout :>
2013-04-21 12:15
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
cool :] mine was on one of the last 1.6 tourneys, dont remember which one :o had trace and karrigan :P
2013-04-21 12:20
mine was csgo ofc didnt played too much dt back in 1.6 times, the last 1.6 tourney where I played dt, was one of the dreamhack tourney...cant rememeber which one but I remember that I was between 500-750th:D
2013-04-21 12:36
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
also not bad ^_^
2013-04-21 12:30
usualy I end up somewhere in the middle if we check the amount of dt players, but its ok, having some fun with it atleast^^ hopefully the 3 remaining nip players will rise my bank and current position.=D
2013-04-21 12:35
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
also took 3 NiPpers, it was easy selling my 2 cheapest guys for the worst performers so I had some extra cash ;p
2013-04-21 13:55
don't ever pick kiko in 1.6 or GO lol
2013-04-21 15:30
main is totally ok =DD
2013-04-21 12:04
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
who do you have and what's your position? :P
2013-04-21 12:05
i;m second :D you could look :p
2013-04-21 12:42
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
oh nice one dude :P
2013-04-21 13:56
lol n1, u won the previous and now 2nd.. gimme the lottery numbers bro!:>
2013-04-21 16:13
again i won :D hahah
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India N3E 
veryGames squad so young.. :)
2013-04-21 11:46
it's sad , vg can really beat in a bo3 NiP ! go in final against again NiP
2013-04-21 11:59
so close, maybe next time
2013-04-21 12:28
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson37-37037.80.96 Richard 'Xizt' Landström38-47-957.90.84 Adam 'friberg' Friberg33-44-1160.60.79 being 3rd and 5th in a team with -11. some said they won maps. i lol'd
2013-04-21 12:53
You obviously didn't even watch the games then, crucial frags > eco bash
2013-04-21 13:38
You're such a moron it's unreal. Try to learn how the game actually works instead.
2013-04-21 13:55
fiflaren, -120 in last 7 semi's and finals. i bet he won a lot of maps.
2013-04-21 14:11
Your brain is obviously pee size.
2013-04-21 14:15
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2013-04-21 15:14
Had doublemeaning.
2013-04-21 18:04
lolcow is right. with that being said, i was surprised how well fifflaren was doing yesterday. he's usually single-handedly letting the opposing team in the game because he's such a hole in NiP's lineup.
2013-04-21 15:29
Please why are these VG noobs still playing tournes, they obv cant win vs NiP or anybody. GG
2013-04-21 13:41
brainless troll
2013-04-21 14:18
still better than fiflaren.
2013-04-21 15:14
What do you mean? They are obviously bad, I still find it weird that those low values of viewers watch CS:GO. It's been NiP vs bots so far and no challenge. I miss the time when CS was about trying everything, having tied games, having 15/15. Having 6 x overtimes in finla. I miss those 1 min silencre rounds to avoid mistakes due to 1 round so important. I miss all those popflashes and making sure enemy is flashed before entryfragger goes in! I miss pro players spending hours only to learn new pop flashes to get those new peeks and new meta strats!
2013-04-21 15:20
did you watch the starseries final? 15-19, 14-16 for vp versus nip.
2013-04-21 15:48
Fucking nab really, NiP haven't done anything new for while or anything tactical. They don't have to, they are not even trying and they are still winning
2013-04-21 18:11
pretty stupid for a finnish guy.
2013-04-21 18:48
pretty bright for girl who actually likes to watch CS:GO actually
2013-04-21 23:15
First go find a brain. sry
2013-04-21 16:42
what an idiot go to sleep kid
2013-04-22 11:27
Okey american asshole... You need to learn some manors
2013-04-22 12:14
geews, master, teach me about manors, is this well built?
2013-04-22 12:20
damn, almost ):
2013-04-21 15:42
NBK 63 frags OKKOKOK
2013-04-21 16:40
You guy never seem to be able to sort out of your white balance in the pictures lol.
2013-06-13 15:55
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