NiP see off Quantic to win ESEA Finals

April 21st, 2013 21:50

Ninjas in Pyjamas won the ESEA season 13 Global Finals with a 2-0 victory over Quantic Gaming (16-10 on de_nuke_ve, 16-4 on de_inferno_se).

Despite starting the match on the Terrorist side, which is considered to be the weaker of the two on de_nuke_se, NiP got off to a flying start and won the first five rounds of the game with some rapid split pushes outside and on the ramps. In the sixth round, NiP went for another aggressive split push, but this time around Spencer "hiko" Martin won the 1-on-1 with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg to give Quantic their first round.

After this, NiP decided to rush the upper site, and it looked like they had everything under control after planting the bomb, but Carey "frozt" Kertenian’s two kills with the AWP turned the tide and allowed Quantic to string two rounds together.

The Americans would go on to make it 5-3, but then NiP picked themselves up and regained control of the match, most of the times going for a default split onto the lower bombsite. Quantic were getting the rotations right and were positioning themselves really well, but they were being simply outplayed by NiP, who won five consecutive round as they were 10-3 in the lead.

In the 14th round, Kory "semphis" Friesen locked down the outside area single-handedly, opening up the path for his team to get their fourth round of the game. The last round of the half went to NiP, as the Swedes enjoyed a comfortable 11-4 lead when the teams switched sides.

Quantic came out very strongly in the second half and took the pistol round thanks to a three-kill action from Trey "tck" Martin, who picked up two entry frags on ramps before winning the clutch against Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund. The two eco rounds also went to Quantic, who were now trailing by just four rounds, but then the American side went for their traditional passive play, which NiP countered with ease.

The Swedish giants picked up round after round, taking the score to 15-7, and even though Quantic found a lifeline when they enjoyed a three-round streak, Richard "Xizt" Landström's troops regained control of the game and won the map 16-10.

Moving over to de_inferno_se, Quantic had a good start and won the pistol round, but they were pegged back by NiP in the second round as the Swedes used their funds to buy weapons. After shutting down a Quantic team on eco in the following round, NiP proved once again that they were superior in gun play: the Americans found themselves with the advantage as they had five men against three, but Richard "Xizt" Landström took down three players rushing the apartment area, giving his team-mates plenty of time to rotate and help him out.

NiP then added one more round to their tally to make it 4-1, after which Quantic pulled one back, as they held down the A site with the bomb planted. After that, though, the Americans constantly found themselves on the back foot, giving up six rounds in a row as they constantly lost one or two players very early in the rounds, which left their team-mates in a very difficult situation as they attempted to make a move.

Quantic eventually managed to get two more rounds, but they knew they had a mountain to climb as the Swedish side enjoyed a comfortable 11-4 lead at the break. In the second half, NiP did not give their opponents any room to breathe, winning the first five rounds to seal a 16-4 victory and pick up the $17,500 cheque.

21st April 2013

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 47 - 22 +25 - 1.53
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 45 - 21 +24 - 1.44
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 42 - 25 +17 - 1.39
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 30 - 24 +6 - 1.04
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 32 - 26 +6 - 1.02

 Quantic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 29 - 41 -12 - 0.78
United States Sam 'DaZeD' MarineDaZeD 29 - 41 -12 - 0.75
United States Trey 'tck' Martintck 22 - 38 -16 - 0.59
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 20 - 35 -15 - 0.58
United States Carey 'frozt' Kertenianfrozt 18 - 41 -23 - 0.45

ESEA Season 13 Global Finals Standings:

1. Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas - $17,500
2. United States Quantic Gaming - $7,000
3. France VeryGames - $4,000
4. Poland ESC Gaming - $2,500
5-6. Germany n!faculty - $1,500
5-6. United States Curse - $1,500
7-8. United States Dynamic - $1,000
7-8. United States Denial $1,000

Dosia with his visa problems completely broke this evening for us, gentlemen.
2013-04-21 21:51
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
2013-04-21 21:52
2013-04-21 22:04
He could at least try to cross the border of Texas on foot from Mexico. But he screwed us up.
2013-04-21 22:40
2013-04-21 23:12
haha +1
2013-04-21 23:16
2013-04-22 00:23
i wanted to see anouther VP-NiP final and winner braket final, but Dosia with his visa :(
2013-04-21 22:21
damn i want to see AdreN pwning on usa field!!! VP will win this tournament :(
2013-04-22 05:49
i agree also would be cool to see AdreN in eu allstar team :)
2013-04-22 17:42
yea AdreN f0rest Neo ScreM GTR :DD but AdreN its in all star team Dosia Fox AdreN Kucher Ange1 ;)
2013-04-23 05:41
2013-04-23 16:07
why only his visa ?
2013-04-21 22:29
Because for all the rest there is Mastercard.
2013-04-22 00:36
2013-04-22 21:59
This final was so damn boring ZZZZZZzzZZ..The casters were horrible..The casters job is to make the game interesting even if its not .. :(
2013-04-21 21:56
jaja agree
2013-04-21 21:55
Did you watch the official stream? I was watching the one on nipgamingtv , Anders and Albert are really great caster even less biased than the official stream
2013-04-21 22:00
The official stream sadly
2013-04-21 22:05
Greece her-1g 
so you are saying that corey dunn is a bad caster?! ok friend go listen to this rahim retard then
2013-04-21 22:08
His casting was all about how NA teams are doing during the matches.
2013-04-21 22:18
Corey Dunn is one of the best casters out there, but he was actually very biased and quiet.
2013-04-21 22:26
United Kingdom 3w0k 
Dunn was unbelievably biased in an international stream. Redeye + Dunn would have been a good combo, it would have balanced it out a bit.
2013-04-21 22:29
United Kingdom Alth 
Albert is the British guy? He literally does nothing lol. Just makes an odd noise when someone gets a headshot or says "wow".
2013-04-21 22:21
Have you noticed how often Anders throws the same sentences around? It drives you insane once you start to notice. I want to punch a hole in my ears every time he says "Can they (blablabla)? That is the question."
2013-04-21 23:52
I have and yes, it drives me crazy. What i notice the most is "At the moment", "Here we go" and also "That is the question" as you mentioned. Other than that he is great I feel like he just needs to evolve his repertoire of sentences.
2013-04-22 01:48
kind of a hard job to do when the scene is so fucking boring and dead. No caster can make a final into an exciting match when nip is one of the teams playing. Just can't.
2013-04-21 22:21
Expected more, but gg.
2013-04-21 21:51
Man that final needed VG or VP, this final was boring as hell, just Quantic being completely outclassed.
2013-04-21 21:51
2013-04-21 21:52
2013-04-21 21:53
vg cos we'd like to see how they rage at each other!!1! (:
2013-04-21 21:56
2013-04-21 21:56
World 667 
2013-04-21 21:59
2013-04-21 22:03
indeed. VG should of won inferno so many stupid mistakes.. Quantic looked so weak imo nothing special from them
2013-04-21 22:04
Exactly VG made ridiculous mistakes and they got punished hard for it. At a crucial round 3vs1 NBK decides to storm out and go in for a 3K. That was so silly, I could see the clutch happening in my mind... everyone going in for the kill 1 by 1. This makes me facepalm in mixes and I don't expect it from a (semi) pro team. They deserved to lose.
2013-04-21 22:12
you have to take into account that quantic gave them two free ecos by running out of time. it would have never been that close if those ecos hadnt been given up.
2013-04-21 22:46
Haha VG themselves are no doubt incredibly disappointed in their play. You can pretty much see the frustration there when they lose easy rounds one after another. Quantic no doubt earned the chance to be in the final but like Friberg said after they won, "VG would have made a better final".
2013-04-21 22:56
Cant argue with you there
2013-04-21 23:14
Russia 50bombs 
lol so stupid play :(
2013-04-22 07:30
vp maybe, but im sorry but vg sucks...
2013-04-21 22:12
They played 14-16 14-16 against NiP, So I would say it 10x more intresting than seeing NiP bashing Quantic.
2013-04-21 22:19
2013-04-21 22:24
but u dont know that the finals would have been 14-16 14-16....they could have gotten bashed just as bad, i found it much better to see euro vs NA for once...
2013-04-22 09:11
They also could have won by if we go by your logic. If the NA teams would be as good as the Euro teams sure, But atm EU>NA.
2013-04-22 11:30
then why did quantic beat so many euro teams?
2013-04-22 21:41
Korea ws0 
2013-04-21 22:15
2013-04-21 22:51
2013-04-21 21:52
nice match
2013-04-21 21:52
gg easy
2013-04-21 21:52
good lan for quantic, sending home VG and ESC is something to be proud of. NIP dominant as always
2013-04-21 21:53
TOO EASY.....don't understand how possible VG lost vs them
2013-04-21 21:54
World 667 
inferno = unlucky and stupid mistakes cache = shitty maps which only gringos know play
2013-04-21 21:58
and fucking overpowered autosniper from frost.
2013-04-21 21:59
Korea ws0 
bcuz getright doesnt use it.
2013-04-21 22:15
ya VALVE nerf an autosnip please.
2013-04-21 22:16
Better nerf Irelia
2013-04-22 00:17
gtr uses it really rarely lol,autosniper in stupid maps fTwww
2013-04-21 23:37
NERF SCAR AND G3SG1, They dont belong in CS they belong in COD
2013-04-21 22:25
inferno = Quantic being a better team than VG cache = Quantic being a better team than VG
2013-04-21 22:01
Did you even watched the game? VG made unbelievable mistakes and gave the match.
2013-04-21 22:04
Yes, VG made mistakes and Quantic punished them for it. That's called being a better team.
2013-04-21 22:07
I am not a VG supporter but take a look at this example Suppose a pro chess player with lots of title is playing speed chess with a semi pro who is almost unknown If the pro player makes a crucial mistake which he makes once every 100 games(it happens in speed chess), and the semi pro beats him for that mistake, it does not mean the semi pro is a better player It just means the pro player played bad just for that single game. VG 16-14'd NiP 2 times. It obviously means they are pretty close. Quantic never had a grip on the game versus NiP
2013-04-21 22:33
it means that semi pro player was better in that concrete game...just like in this match.quantic was better doesnt mean that they are better team in general,but in this match,they were
2013-04-21 22:54
That I'll agree to :) VG made a mistake that was not acceptable, hence they lost
2013-04-21 23:33
not? that means that on a normal day quantic would have lost, cuz pro teams rarely make so many mistakes in one game
2013-04-21 22:44
VG made unbelievable mistakes=quantic was better...simple as that
2013-04-21 22:10
and fucking overpowered autosniper from frost.
2013-04-21 22:05
World 667 
obviously you didn't the match. inferno VG 13-6 to 15-15 TWO OT on inferno, they lost because ONE round, and a lot of stupid mistakes. cache is not a map which they often play (and frost with autosnipershit), and 16-14... so close. VG deserved the grand final (VG vs NiP 16-14 and 16-14), (Quantic vs NiP 16-10 and 16-4, so boring). Sorry but VG is a better team than Quantic. as happened in RC EMS with fnatic vs NiP, and boring grand final vs fnatic.
2013-04-21 22:08
VG lost two maps in a row...yes they made mistakes and they got outplayed by Quantic. Quantic was the better team at this event.
2013-04-21 22:11
World 667 
you know read?, obviously not. Quantic fanboys...
2013-04-21 22:13
you know English? lol nope. GeT_MaD
2013-04-21 22:15
they lost because ONE round, and a lot of stupid mistakes. in another words->quantic was better team bcs they didnt that much mistakes and they punished vgs mistakes cache is not a map which they often play in another words->its their problem im not saying that quantic is better team than vg but they were better in this match and they won was close but still,they won...
2013-04-21 22:14
World 667 
one word: Lucky.
2013-04-21 22:14
one word: excuses
2013-04-21 22:15
so sad...
2013-04-21 21:54
The American teams did well, the immaturity from the twitch chats were uncalled for as they did make a good impression of themselves.
2013-04-21 22:01
you mean Quantic
2013-04-21 21:56
Oops, I forgot the "s" at the end of "team".
2013-04-21 22:02
2013-04-21 21:56
did well? europe had a single team from top3, even if some douches consider vg to be top3. they are not. nip vp ww. on top of that, esc and n! are hardly top10, but not both of them top10 (fnatic, tcm, anexis, even na'vi and russian roulette are over them). even fiflaren had decent stats vs them, for crying out loud. "did well?" troll 2/10
2013-04-21 22:14 They fought their hardest and they got decent rounds in, even in terms of maps. It's polite to give them credit for trying, even if you are incapable of giving them credit in beating specific teams.
2013-04-21 22:18
dude, i was just saying, europe had one top3 2, and 2 teams hardly top10. jet lag added to that and still, 2 europe teams in top3. so did well thing for me isn't legit.
2013-04-21 22:23
So is it easier for you to yell at their face saying "you beat teams that were bad" or to say "you tried your best". Keep in mind all EU teams here all qualified here for a reason, regardless of what you consider to be the top10.
2013-04-21 22:25
oh, come on, n! and esc amongst the 4 teams from europe they went there. i strongly belive you don't consider those team between the best in europe, not even close to top5. again: nip, vp, ww, vg, fnatic, epsilon, navi, anexis. already 8 teams and they are not here. add new-born tcm and one of them pops-out of top10 in eu. that's what i was saying. they did their best vs. so-and-so teams from europe. vs nip no map won. and nip got jet lag too, big disadvantage.
2013-04-21 23:34
You still can't say they didn't deserve to be there. VP should have been there yes, but all 4 of them were top5 in that league. Even if you didn't like all of the teams in this specific league, they did qualify and only 1 of them went to the grand finals, and they were taken out by American teams. Whether you accept that as "doing well" or not, you can decide that after the next season and see which EU/US teams come then. I don't believe in excuses, as teams who travel often get used to jet lag and other disadvantages and put it behind them; otherwise they shouldn't try to be a top international player in the first place. I am not looking for excuses and I am not going to place blame on which EU teams came or didn't come, fact of the matter is all teams tried to do their best; even if they were having off days. I am giving them credit for it, whether your opinion conflicts with mine on that matter is your own problem and not mine.
2013-04-22 00:03
WW top3? This is the most stupid thing that I've ever heard.
2013-04-21 23:12
won last matches vs. vg and they've been top3 on the last 4 lans. (2 2nd place). good thing you are stupid.
2013-04-21 23:32
Ok... NiP-WW 16-2 in the final(they never could win against VP if VP not being so tired the match was played 4am) fnatic-WW 2-1 MadCatz Birmingham TCM(mix team)-WW 16-8,16-6,16-4. Tell me more son. NiP,VP,VG,fnatic,ESC > WW.
2013-04-21 23:49
ye, at birmingham it was a 3rd place for them. other two lans there were 2nd. also, vs tcm was online. i lol'd at vg > ww since they lost last matches on lans against them. your argument is invalid and i wont respond to romanian gypsies anymore because nonsense.
2013-04-21 23:52
Now I understand your point of view,you're totally retard. This "gipsy" country have more good,smart and talent people that you ever think.(search how manny people are working for NASA from Roumania,or who won the math olympiade in the world and manny others achievements) PS:Gipsyes come from India,not Roumania.
2013-04-22 00:05
wtf is roumania?
2013-04-22 01:31
2013-04-22 13:12
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Did anyone guess the brackets?
2013-04-21 21:57
i dont think so, the most of theme loose ESC with TD and final
2013-04-21 21:56
GG congratz to nip once again, well done from quantic! And this ends the lan marathon ;(
2013-04-21 21:56
United Kingdom 3w0k 
seriously, I'm meant to be studying. The lans just fucked up both of my previous weekends. Argh :/
2013-04-21 22:34
I didn't noticed april at all, +this shite weather
2013-04-21 23:51
I found this good end despite already knowing the outcome, it is more proper type of other countries stand out in csgo to become more fun, because it will not always be nip nip x or x vg vp
2013-04-21 21:58
Fear the Swedes!
2013-04-21 21:58
I wish VP made it to the event. VISA and USA. Always a problem. :(
2013-04-21 21:58
World 667 
no visa problems, they are russians, American hate the russians, because they are better in all :(
2013-04-21 22:01
I don't know a single person who hates Russians
2013-04-21 23:18
well done Quantic, not a european top3 like everyone said :]
2013-04-21 21:59
I feel like although Quantic had a solid run, they passed on to the next round because of their opponents. It wasn't as much them playing "super well" but their opponents playing "pretty flawed". Then when they faced NiP in the final, they couldn't profit because NiP doesn't make the same amount of crucial mistakes and play rather solidly.
2013-04-21 21:59
Looking forward to seeing Dynamic at future events as well as Quantic. Also looking forward to seeing ESEA South America and the return of the Brazillians!
2013-04-21 21:59
I had Very Games vs Quantic on Consolidation Final, with Quantic vs NIP in the Final. Too bad my predictions being a total fail was wrong :(
2013-04-21 22:02
2013-04-21 22:03
Argentina atriX^ 
CS:GO needs VP and Na`Vi to attend the tournaments since these teams have a lot of fans, especially Na`Vi.
2013-04-21 22:04
Well done to NiP once again they proved that they are the team to beat. Well done to Quantic too, I honestly didn't think any U.S. teams would make it to the finals. They proved me wrong.
2013-04-21 22:06
Wanted to see better finals but I have to say that Quantic played a good tournament. VG, ESC would be better but this final match was boring :-/
2013-04-21 22:09
2013-04-21 22:09
Hope to see Latin America and East Asia in the next global tourney. Doubt we'll see S. Korea/Japan though as they are dedicating almost all their talent towards LoL/Dota/SC2. P.S. I expected better from Dynamic. They need to either stick together and work through their problems or find a strong leader to make them more disciplined. That team is wasting talent away.
2013-04-21 22:12
Same here, would like to see FalleN's team and TyLoo soon ;)
2013-04-21 22:12
they lost vs VG 2:1 in maps and vs quantic which they could win. i wouldnt call that a bad performance, i expected them to do worse even though they have some famous players
2013-04-21 22:53
MVP: ? f0rest GeT_RiGhT NBK ScreaM hiko DaZeD
2013-04-21 22:13
cadred mvp voting incoming: fifflaren,friberg,asmo,loord,smithzz,foxj,michael3d
2013-04-21 22:16
Korea ws0 
scratch hiko and replace him with tcp .. trey had 24 clutches by himself.
2013-04-21 22:16
NBK DaZeD GTR f0rest tck no scream
2013-04-22 03:26
Nice to see Sweden fortyfying their position as the greatest e-sport nation of all time. To bad VG fluked out vs Quantic :(. Hoping for some more team to catch up with NiP in the near future (prefer ESC).
2013-04-21 22:13
I respect Sweden but S. Korea contests you in other games. More accurate is you guys are all time FPS kings :P
2013-04-21 22:25
Its something in the water :(
2013-04-21 22:30
It's making us forget how to be awful.
2013-04-21 23:06
yep, agree. ESC or NAVI.
2013-04-21 22:48
Dont mistake FPS with the entire eSports. eSports is much more than FPS, and in that matter, koreans beat us by far.
2013-04-21 23:13
Not really, Korea is mainly RTS and we have good players in basicly every genre.
2013-04-22 15:12
individual score please
2013-04-21 22:15
Semphis gave a great interview, Quantic is a top-5 world CSGO team now. I think their problem is somewhat retard tactics and teamplay. If they improve it, they will have decent chances to beat top EU teams (NiP, VP, WW; VG is already beaten). How long have they been playing together?
2013-04-21 22:16
Teams have to get into their minds to start playing better against NiP in finals. Seriously.
2013-04-21 22:17
Quantic had a bit of luck on the way to the final but gg anyway...
2013-04-21 22:18
curse is 5th, nfac is 6th, dang, like the us didn't' do bad enough you have to make it look worse, which didn't take a whole lot of effort anyways
2013-04-21 22:34
pretty lame final unfortunately. but well played nip!
2013-04-21 22:46
nah, i'm getting bored.
2013-04-21 22:50
typical l0w americans
2013-04-21 23:05
2013-04-21 23:19
The comments here are pretty much retarded to be honest. Quantic did very well and gave a good fight to teams like TD, ESC & VG in order to meet NiP @ finals. Facing NiP isn't as easy as you think, and the fact the finals was boring (yes, it was boring) doesn't mean Quantic didn't deserve it / were lucky. To remind you all , NiP managed to beat most finals easily. Yeah they had a great game to watch vs VP with two 16-14 scores at the end, but it doesn't mean anything. Quantic managed to beat VG and that's what matters ! they gave some nice individual performances and overall I enjoyed watching them. Yes , they need to improve their teamplay and tactics that's for sure.. but every team does since it's a new game and teams are STILL trying to find their comfort zone in this game in order to master it like they mastered 1.6 or Source. GG
2013-04-21 23:22
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
totally agree
2013-04-21 23:37
+1 well said
2013-04-22 01:54
DAMN US did pretty damn good even if there were a lot of US teams. Congrats quantic!
2013-04-21 23:38
haha VG are not even top 2 anymore
2013-04-22 00:46
Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
WP Nip :) Xizt Amazing player. When you need him he is there... Xizt as an ingame leader also a madfragger, its no chance to beat Nip when Xizt in An Ingame Leader also madfragging... thats all.
2013-04-22 01:04
forest+GTR > whole of NA
2013-04-22 07:37
And europe :P I guess VP has a bit of claim, but honestly, who the f**k is better than GTR+f0rest combo? with Xizt leading? I don't see them placing under top2 ever with that team, game will be dead by the time they are too old to play...Though I don't think anyone would argue Europe >>> NA for sure
2013-04-24 10:25
in every final 1.6 are on top
2013-04-22 10:16
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Stupid comment. They work as a team, not individuals.
2013-04-22 13:08
Any youtube link to watch the whole NA vs EU showmatch ? and also other matches played by the NA
2013-04-22 11:54 missing the first few rounds though
2013-04-22 13:15
Thnx a lot dude, if you can link me the match from NA vs EU would be gr8 too (if there is a video of course lol)
2013-04-22 13:18
oops wrong video lmao xd
2013-04-22 13:19
Thnx a lot mate for your help, you're gr8 (y)
2013-04-22 13:21
EU has 3 good teams the rest is so shit. team dynamic and quantic can rape anyone in euro u guys r kinda low only nip and vp deserve respect to be honest. oh yeh and maybe a lil VG but the rest of u euros r low the talent pool in the states is greater and im not trolling im telling u the truth.
2013-04-22 13:39
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
2013-04-22 15:14
3 good teams? nifaculty is like top 20, ESC top 8. The best teams weren't at ESEA mate. Quantic is the only team able to even challenge the top 8 teams from europe. Talking about talent...
2013-04-22 17:46
WW anexis fnatic is ur best bet esc is top 5 in europe ... europe scene is low.
2013-04-22 19:18
again a little bit stupid prize pool must be 17 500 9 000 6 000 3 500
2013-04-23 15:10
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