NiP win Swedish Championship 2013

NiP have triumphed in the Swedish Championship grand final, defeating Epsilon after a big battle 2-1 (11-16 on de_inferno_se, 16-10 on de_train_se and 16-6 on de_dust2_se), earning a cheque for 100,000 SEK (around $15,500).

The two best Swedish teams according to the previous stages of the tournament, NiP and Epsilon, met in the grand final of Swedish Championship (also known as Esport SM). The stake was 100,000 SEK (~$15,500) for the winner, while the loser would end up with only 40% of that amount.

The match started on de_inferno_se with Epsilon on the harder side – as Terrorists. Despite their solid play earlier in the day, it looked as if the Ninjas copied their performance from last night's clash with, buying early and stubbornly refusing to have an eco round.

Epsilon took full advantage of their opponent's lack of fire power and the economic disadvantage, and went up 8-0 until NiP finally got on board and won five of the final seven rounds.

Richard "Xizt" Landström's team seemed to be back in the game by taking the pistol round, but Robin "flusha" Rönnquist scored 4 headshots in the B bombsite with his P250 in the following eco round to turn the tides once again.

Epsilon had plenty of reasons to celebrate during the first map

Epsilon quickly went up 14-8 and routinely brought the map to a close 16-11, winning all the important rounds until the end.

After a short break, the action moved to de_train_se where Epsilon continued with their great play and went up 3-0, and then 5-1 after dropping the first buy round as T. However, NiP snapped that streak thanks to a 1-on-2 by Landström with a picked up Glock during an eco and the Ninjas never looked back, taking 7 of the next 8 rounds for a 9-6 lead.

Xizt warming up

Xizt with another key clutch for NiP at this event

The score got close again after Epsilon won the second pistol round, but NiP took the first buy and hung onto their lead. Rönnquist had a couple of chances to save Epsilon with some clutches, but firstly Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund stood in his way by cleverly moving behind him, and then time simply wasn't on his side as his defuse attempt came less than a second too late, making the score 15-10. The map was obviously lost at that point and the younger and less experienced Swedes had to turn the other cheek and move on to map three.

de_dust2_se started with NiP on the T-side and they finally started a map by winning the first pistol round. Nevertheless, Epsilon responded in the first buy with their double AWP setup featuring Wecksell and Rönnquist, who was later replaced by Andreas "schneider" Lindberg and they brought the score all the way around and took a 4-3 lead.

NiP didn't take too long to catch on though, and the game once again changed direction with with Ninjas taking 5 in a row. The half still went down to the wire, and with the score standing at 8-6 Alesund handled yet another 1-on-1 for 9-6.

After winning the second pistol, it was apparent that NiP have finally broken their opponents whose tank was left empty and they dominated the remaining rounds to clinch the map 16-6 and win the trophy belonging to the Swedish champions.

NiP with their Swedish Championship 2013 trophy and medals

16th June 2013

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 65 - 49 +16 - 1.21
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 59 - 46 +13 - 1.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 54 - 47 +7 - 1.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 56 - 50 +6 - 1.09
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 33 - 40 -7 - 0.81

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk 53 - 51 +2 - 1.01
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 49 - 51 -2 - 0.94
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 49 - 55 -6 - 0.89
Norway Martin 'cENTRYZ' BrandalcENTRYZ 40 - 52 -12 - 0.79
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 41 - 58 -17 - 0.75

Swedish Championship 2013 final standings

1. Sweden NiP – 100,000 SEK (~$15,500)
2. Sweden Epsilon – 40,000 SEK (~$6,200)
3-4. Sweden – 20,000 SEK (~$3,100)
3-4. Sweden Lemondogs – 20,000 SEK (~$3,100)
5-7. Sweden gosu – 5,000 SEK (~$800)
5-7. Sweden Refuse – 5,000 SEK (~$800)
5-7. Sweden Infused – 5,000 SEK (~$800)

2013-06-17 01:09
2013-06-17 01:23
World Fr3de 
2013-06-17 01:10
Yugoslavia zxcr 
Good job NiP
2013-06-17 01:10
too much money for this!
2013-06-17 01:11
NiP won and save tactics! (very bad game for NiP because they save tactics for strongers teams)
2013-06-17 01:11
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Yeah like in the dh group stage where they almost went out...
2013-06-17 09:36
+1 bro
2013-06-17 13:07
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
They really stepped up in bracket stage :p Esp get right seemed back comfortable again
2013-06-17 21:54
friberg beastmode @ d2
2013-06-17 01:11
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
Well he played good but he make at least 10 frags against eco,two times -4... Gtr did manny important frags even this wasn't a good day for him. Xizt and friberg definetely was the best two players in this final.
2013-06-17 01:14
you are troll right..friberg was the reason besides forest for this tournamet...he always maked the entry frags that was giving nip the rounds...get right eather killes one and dies or backstabing..i cant see where get right get any credit for winning this..
2013-06-17 08:59
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
Overall,the best player of tournament was f0rest but in the final,especially on train XIzt was sick ...
2013-06-17 10:23
Xizt was mvp at the finals no doubt but friberg and forest were the 2 best players of this tournament.
2013-06-17 10:33
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Enjoy your one and only 1st place rank at Stockholm this year. edit: Jonkoping*
2013-06-17 01:19
they aren't in stockholm genius
2013-06-17 01:14
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Jonkoping, whatev
2013-06-17 01:19
what a stupid kid... after so many wins nip still dont get the respect they deserve
2013-06-17 01:16
nah m8, nowadays, for these kids, noone deserves respect
2013-06-17 07:55
what up now retard??? now suck some balls and show them the respect they deserved!!!
2013-06-17 17:34
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
h@h@h@ no. They've lost too many times and haven't won the final yet.
2013-06-17 17:35
Swe has big money prizes
2013-06-17 01:12
Swedish Championship 1st prize - $15,500 Dreamhack Main Tournament 1st prize - $10,800 Strange.
2013-06-17 01:12
World breezy0 
2013-06-17 01:13
and $15,500 in 2n2 dreamhack tournament...
2013-06-17 01:20
Prize distribution is somewhat logical because it costs more for international teams to travel than teams from Sweden... Larger distribution can accommodate those extra travelling costs.
2013-06-17 01:27
Dreamhack dont pay any team for accommodation.
2013-06-17 10:04
Not so strange. Different sponsors. The DH main tournament is sponsored purely by commercial entities, the Swedish Championship is sponsored in part by a non-profit entity dedicated to gaming in general, of which esports is one aspect. The reason for the large prize sums is that they want esport in Sweden to grow, to inspire more swedish teams etc. The commercial entities sponsoring the main tournament? It just comes out of the marketing budget as an advertising campaign, pretty much, hoping gullible fools will buy overpriced "gaming" equipment.
2013-06-17 01:27
United Kingdom wap 
It is the same for SC2 (The Swedish Championship having a bigger prize)
2013-06-17 13:13
wp Epsilon :)
2013-06-17 01:13
wp nip
2013-06-17 01:13
2013-06-17 01:13
Sweden K4L 
Would be cool to see individual scores from this match!
2013-06-17 01:13
pabeL | 
Dominican Republic pabeL 
2013-06-17 01:14
2013-06-17 01:14
Twgri1s, you made a little mistake. It was 11-16 on de inferno se instead of de train se :)
2013-06-17 01:27
and the f***g link what was that -_-
2013-06-17 01:26
worst written article ever lol
2013-06-17 01:27
+1 He could have put his beer aside and read the article over at least once.
2013-06-17 02:56
devilwalk was terrible
2013-06-17 01:28
NiP stronk, gj guys!
2013-06-17 01:41
Iceland yannay 
NiP have triumphed in the Swedish Championship grand final, defeating Epsilon after a big fight 2-1 (11-16 on de_train_se, 16-10 on de_train_se and 16-6 on de_dust2_se), earninga cheque for 100,000 SEK (around $15,500). *11 - 16 on de_inferno_se
2013-06-17 01:46
they played train 2 times ? edit ?
2013-06-17 01:50
Sweden raveN4s[A] 
f0rest the king
2013-06-17 02:24
they played during dreamhack event?
2013-06-17 02:52
yea lan match @same place
2013-06-17 03:05
They all look so unhappy
2013-06-17 03:42
anyone that says replacing fiff doesn't make sense is a fanboy..... he clearly needs to go
2013-06-17 03:49
...I did realize something some time ago is that if someone wins 1 map vs NiP and then loses the 2nd then there's almost 0 chance taking the 3rd map away from mid. So, it's wether you win 2:0 vs NiP or NiP wins 2:1 vs u ;) probly not the case with VP, LDLC, WW, but overall...mmm...could be the case :)
2013-06-17 04:02
Interesting observation and to which I agree.
2013-06-17 05:52
And you were right again :D You can't hope for Virtus to win 1st map naow ?? :)
2013-06-17 14:26
Good job NiP even though it hurts me when Epsilon looses these games too :/
2013-06-17 07:24
jw online-hero
2013-06-17 07:48
lol, its easy when all the opponents are swedes
2013-06-17 07:57
now what are you saying?
2013-06-17 17:31
gg N!P
2013-06-17 08:52
Fifflaren as always
2013-06-17 09:10
CIS Laggy 
2013-06-17 09:13
fifflaren a sniper 33-40 xizt an IGL 65-49
2013-06-17 09:13
gg EPSILION, really good team
2013-06-17 09:57
Spain pDz- 
Fifflaren DD,SS. Rushed player. They won because Xizt, friberg, GTR and f0rest are awesome.
2013-06-17 10:00
-Fifflaren +Delpan and nip again unbeatable ;d
2013-06-17 10:08
delpan so overrated imo(he was great in 1.6 yes, but are not on the same level in go yet). i think jw is a better awper than him
2013-06-17 14:30
shit f0rest, awp god aswell? :P
2013-06-17 12:53
Fifflaren so stronk not
2013-06-17 14:46
any demos ?
2013-06-17 22:00
damn NIP win 26 000 k $$ epsilon win 12 000 $$ pretty nice
2013-06-21 20:13
mir | 
Brazil Machine_sx 
xitz best cs:go player?
2013-06-24 16:23
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