Ninjas in Pyjamas have won another major title, defeating Epsilon 2-0 (16-5 on de_mirage_ce, 16-2 on de_train_se) in the DreamHack Summer 2013 grand final. That earned them a cheque for 70,000 SEK (~$10,800), while Epsilon will go home with 40,000 SEK (~$6,200).
Epsilon started well on de_mirage_ce by taking the pistol thanks to a quick attack, and after taking care of a problematic anti-eco, NiP surprised them with their practically standard third round famas buy. That turned the score around to 3-2 in favor of NiP, before one of the tournament's stars Jesper "jw" Wecksell brought out his AWP to secure a win in a 3-on-3 situation for 3-3.
Sadly, the young Swedes weren't able to put up much more resistance as NiP crushed all but one attack until the end of the half, taking an 11-4 lead into their T side. The world's best team won the pistol as well thanks to the quick trigger by Richard "Xizt" Landström and that was practically it as far as de_mirage_ce was concerned. Epsilon did take the first buy round but it didn't spark a comeback as NiP closed the deal right after that, 16-5.
The second map, de_train_se, was Epsilon's choice and it brought hope of a more interesting battle as Andreas "schneider" Lindberg's team only hours before defeated LDLC.com on the same ground to secure the spot in the final.
They lost the knife round, however, which forced them to start on the T side which NiP took full advantage of by going up 8-0. The next two rounds went to Epsilon, but NiP replied quickly, including round twelve when Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund scored four kills with the SCAR20 auto-sniper.
Epsilon's stand-in Martin "cENTRYZ" Brandal found himself in a 1-on-3 situation in the 13th round, but even though he turned that into a winnable 1-on-1 he couldn't outsmart Alesund who flanked him and put NiP up 11-2.
The final two rounds rounds also went to NiP, and so did the second pistol which even included a knife kill by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg. That was practically the final touch, even though Epsilon had a 2-on-1 when they faced match point, but Alesund once again clutched and put NiP into celebratory mode for the second DreamHack event in a row.
K - D
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
46 - 18
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
40 - 18
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
33 - 16
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
33 - 21
Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren
24 - 18
DreamHack Summer 2013 standings
1. NiP – 70,000 SEK (~10,800)
2. Epsilon – 40,000 SEK (~$6,200)
3-4. Virtus.pro – 25,000 SEK (~$3,900)
3-4. LDLC.com – 25,000 SEK (~$3,900)
5-8. Copenhagen Wolves – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. Western Wolves – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. Lemondogs – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)
5-8. ESC Gaming – 10,000 SEK (~$1,500)