NiP beat coL 2-1 to win ESEA Finals

August 18th, 2013 19:46

NiP have defeated compLexity 2-1 (16-11 on de_dust2_se, 13-16 de_nuke_se, 16-10 de_train_se) to win ESEA Invite Season 14 Global Finals and $20,000.

NiP once again opened up de_dust2_se with an A split that saw them easily take out coL players for a 3-0 lead. A mid-to-B split extended their lead to 5-0, but Braxton "swag" Pierce's four kill made it 1-5.

The Swedes won three more rounds uncontested, but Spencer "hiko" Martin's triple gave coL their second round. Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's flank made it 2-9, but then coL mounted a comeback.

The home team first won an A retake, and Kory "semphis" Friesen followed it up with a one-on-two clutch. Friesen and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert combined for four to make it 5-9, but Adam "friberg" Friberg's triple gave NiP a 10-5 lead for half.

Friesen's four Glock entry kills won compLexity their terrorist pistol round, but Richard "Xizt" Landström's strong play scoring four kills in the next two rounds allowed them to go up 12-8.

coL playing the grand final

A crowd gathered in Dallas to watch coL take on NiP 

Alesund's early double and Friberg's late round triple in B made it 13-8, and after a coL save they were facing a 8-14 deficit. With their backs against the wall, coL mounted a small comeback.

Entries from Martin and Gilbert made it 9-14, and a quick B take saw Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson surrender the site, forcing NiP to save and giving coL their eleventh round.

Martin had a chance to clutch a one-on-two in the next round but was unable to win the round in B, and NiP were able to clinch the first map with a 16-11 score as coL got take out in middle.

Next up was de_nuke_se where compLexity was able to win the highly favored terrorist pistol round, only to be shut down by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's P250 at ramp on the following one.

Alesund scored three AK47 kills to make it 3-1, and NiP continued racking up rounds with their momentum, as Gilbert double team killed to make it 5-1 in NiP's favor in a flawless round.

n0thing from coL

n0thing had some big rounds in the grand final 

Landström won a one-on-three to make it 7-1 as coL came close to winning a save round, but NiP kept their winning streak going until 10-1 despite Pierce's triple kill at 1-9.

Martin's triple cut the score to 2-10, and Gilbert's entry outside allowed coL to win the thirteenth round. Alesund's triple gave NiP back the momentum, and the Swedes stopped an upper rush to make it 12-3.

compLexity won the pistol as counter-terrorists as well, but NiP once again were able to win the second round, and stole all the momentum as they extended their lead to 13-4.

Against all odds, Gilbert scored two silenced USP kills at ramp and propelled his side to a save round win to keep the North Americans in the game, and start a massive comeback.

After a few close round wins Pierce scored four M4A1-S kills from catwalk to make it 8-13, and two rounds later him and Gilbert won an important two-on-four clutch on the lower site for 10-13.


semphis won his team two crucial pistol rounds

Sean "sgares" Gares scored four SCAR-20 kills, including a one-on-two, to make it 12-13, and a double from Pierce tied the game at thirteen. Gares then added two SCAR kills to give coL its first lead at 14-13.

compLexity completed the massive comeback winning twelve straight rounds as Gilbert scored two huge M4A1-S kills to make it 15-13, and Martin's triple secured coL the 16-13 map win versus NiP.

Friesen started de_train_se strong with three USP-S kills in the inner site, but NiP managed a bombplant on both of the first two rounds. Third round saw NiP attack outer, and Alesund's double gave the Swedes their first round of the third map.

Friberg's triple at alley tied the game at two, forcing coL to save. Gilbert and Gares combined for four to tie the game again, but Johansson's two health one-on-one win forced coL on another save round.

Down 3-5, the American side started a comeback once again, first stopping NiP's outer attack, followed by Gares and Martin splitting up the opposing team to tie the game once more.

GeT_RiGhT with his custom AK skin

GeT_RiGhT helped his team win yet another championship 

compLexity would win three more straight rounds, including a two-on-three where Pierce scored three frags, and an outer rush stopped by Friesen and Martin getting two a piece.

Early picks allowed NiP to win their sixth round after, but Gares brought out his trusty SCAR-20 for two kills on the inner bombsite to clinch his side a 9-6 win as counter-terrorists.

The Swedes stopped coL's outer rush on the pistol round, and quickly tied the game at nine. Alesund won a one-on-one versus Friesen thanks to patient play, and then got two early kills to make it 11-9.

Next two rounds included a coL save and saw NiP extend its lead to 13-9 before Gilbert's three AK47 headshots gave his side its tenth round. Ultimately it wasn't enough, as Johansson clinched the series with a triple AWP kill at 16-10.

18th August 2013

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 76 - 51 +25 - 1.33
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 59 - 52 +7 - 1.10
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 63 - 58 +5 - 1.06
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 55 - 51 +4 - 0.98
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 39 - 51 -12 - 0.77
 compLexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 63 - 59 +4 - 1.05
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 55 - 53 +2 - 1.01
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 58 - 61 -3 - 1.01
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 52 - 62 -10 - 0.85
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 35 - 59 -24 - 0.67

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 76 - 51 +25 - 1.33
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 59 - 52 +7 - 1.10
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 63 - 58 +5 - 1.06
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 55 - 51 +4 - 0.98
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 39 - 51 -12 - 0.77
 compLexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 63 - 59 +4 - 1.05
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 55 - 53 +2 - 1.01
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 58 - 61 -3 - 1.01
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 52 - 62 -10 - 0.85
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 35 - 59 -24 - 0.67

ESEA Invite Season 14 Global Finals standings:

1. Sweden NiP - $20,000
2. United States compLexity - $8,000 & qualified for ESWC
3. United States Curse - $4,000
4. United States Frost Gaming - $2,500
5-6. United States cuLtivation - $1,500
5-6. United States MonoManiac - $1,500

Both NiP and compLexity are now qualified for ESWC, as NiP already had a direct berth from winning last year's event, and ESWC handed a spot to the highest North American finisher at ESEA.

Poland tfg 
n1 nip!!!
2013-08-18 19:46
Nice to see an American team winning a map against NiP
2013-08-18 20:16
it is, but it isnt unexpected :)
2013-08-18 21:27
hahaha, lol, now friberg wont say that chickens are like americans :)
2013-08-19 00:30
Nice to see?!!!
2013-08-19 14:47
2013-08-18 19:47
2013-08-18 19:46
2013-08-18 19:47
expected, still gg to coL ;)
2013-08-18 19:47
n0thing SICK
2013-08-18 19:47
swag too. I think their awper was not up to the mark.
2013-08-18 20:04
sgares is more than capable, he just has to believe hes top 5 in the world (he was before he quit playing for a while)
2013-08-19 15:11
SpawN | 
Mexico <3 Zetas 
2013-08-18 19:47
just tell me, what's the main reason for doing this?
2013-08-18 19:54
he is mad cause NIP destroy Raaassians teams.
2013-08-18 23:20
2013-08-19 11:30
Wow you're so deluded. SpawN is such an overrated player, he was really good but not THAT good and at the same token, was also immature as fuck. HeatoN >
2013-08-19 16:56
Korea ws0 
ggwp frost gaming still #1
2013-08-18 19:47
United States criimson 
plz u dont even joke with that :P
2013-08-18 20:55
Korea ws0 
ahahah swoooooleeeeee
2013-08-18 22:44
nip need to work on their pistol rounds other than that ez money
2013-08-18 19:47
2013-08-19 08:55
honey im not refering the forest in particular he is a master but overall nip has been messing up in pistol rounds alot
2013-08-20 17:33
Not really. One of their strongest points is there pistol rounds, since they're so successful with the rounds following. There have been plenty of videos on "how to beat NiP" and they all start with their pistol rounds.
2013-08-21 05:49
NICE :-)
2013-08-18 19:48
Good games. Happy NiP won.
2013-08-18 19:49
Aaaaaand....NiP win yet again. It's seriously starting to annoy me. SOMEONE PLEASE BEAT THEM FFS.
2013-08-18 19:49
Lets wait till we get VG,Astana,fnatic + others to same tournament
2013-08-18 19:51
FFO3 will be a blast
2013-08-18 19:54
it's online -.-
2013-08-18 19:57
no? -.-
2013-08-18 20:05
FFO3 is an online league
2013-08-18 20:54
i mean final lan -.-
2013-08-18 21:17
final lan is called MSI Beat it! and Saint1 was talking about FFO3.
2013-08-18 21:39
ok my bad.. but still final will be blast :P
2013-08-18 21:43
yeah, but i think that there should be more teams from EU on finals :\ (2+1 is not enough obv)
2013-08-19 06:27
FFO3 is an online tournament, also a qualifier for MSI Beat It lan finals.
2013-08-18 20:55
DreamHack Bucharest will be a blast with all top European teams going over there
2013-08-18 19:57
Spain akproxx 
astana overrated
2013-08-19 13:26
well i think when they got to the lan against NiP they got the momentum
2013-08-19 14:42
Europe midi 
compLexity ggwp.
2013-08-18 19:49
wp fiff.
2013-08-18 19:49
2013-08-18 19:50
just another day at the office, i guess
2013-08-18 19:50
Col taking a map off of nip is pretty impressive
2013-08-18 19:51
col are really good, prob the 2nd best team in the world
2013-08-18 19:51
saw this coming ;DDD
2013-08-18 19:54
Finland Kklz 
2013-08-18 19:54
not the second best. But they are good. They put a good show today.
2013-08-18 20:03
puhaha dream on
2013-08-18 21:59
Fifflaren STRONK!!!
2013-08-18 19:51
where can I find the VOD for nuke?
2013-08-18 19:52
Canada rdss 
all year same news ;D copy / paste from other finals ;) NIP win again
2013-08-18 19:53
gj nip
2013-08-18 19:53
GG ! Congrats NiP!
2013-08-18 19:53
Ahh dreamteam .Hope I will get some toys this time.
2013-08-18 19:54
Romania tr$ 
Yeah :DD
2013-08-18 20:35
hey congrats :)
2013-08-18 20:52
Romania tr$ 
Thanks, congrats to you too :)
2013-08-18 21:00
2013-08-18 19:55
ggwp fiff :D
2013-08-18 19:56
20 000 $, even real soldiers aren't paid like that which is pretty sad
2013-08-18 19:56
maybe in your country.... monthly income + healthcare etc. etc. > maybe the chance to win 20k brain on pls. :D
2013-08-18 19:58
already brained on a long time ago, so they get monthly 20 000 $ in your country eh? They do yearly but such events like this are more than just one in the year. Brain on pls.
2013-08-19 07:37
You have to keep in mind that they are 5 players sharing these 20k. So thats 4k each. And then the orga will take some money. And besides that, the ticket and over all cost to go to this event is more than 1k per person. So that might leave about $2.5k to each player in the end.
2013-08-19 09:41
Lol no I do not know math nor I wasn't thinking about spreading the money to 5 players cos I'm stupid. Still more than soldier.
2013-08-19 12:57
The fuck soldier has to do with e-sports?
2013-08-19 15:39
Why the fuck are you writing in this topic shithead.
2013-08-19 22:34
Why so serious scumbag? You're talking about nothing, gtfo idiot.
2013-08-19 22:44
Ahah ok so let me tell you: Both jobs are paid and e-sports job is paid more than soldier's one so that's my problem.
2013-08-20 08:50
NiP the organization does not take any prize money... Most top organization do not touch the money the players won.
2013-08-19 16:16
#221 ..
2013-08-19 12:37
The stupidness in your post... I can't.. It hurts my eyes and brain!! noooo!!!
2013-08-18 20:15
Oh yeah tell me more kiddo
2013-08-19 07:35
wtf? im sure soldiers would be paid the same if they won ESEA
2013-08-18 21:00
yeah of course
2013-08-19 07:35
nj by coL too
2013-08-18 19:56
Whata surprise! GG
2013-08-18 19:58
"compLexity completed the massive comeback winning twelve straight rounds as Gilbert scored two huge M4A1-S kills to make it 15-14, and Martin's triple secured coL the 16-13 map win versus NiP." 15-14 to 16-13 :P
2013-08-18 20:00
2013-08-18 20:19
Portugal jzz 
Americans can't do shit against Europeans. :3
2013-08-18 20:00
They put a good fight unlike western wolves losing 16-2 and very games 16-5 in the grand final.
2013-08-18 20:02
portugal csgo scene sucks :DD:
2013-08-18 20:05
Portugal jzz 
Yep and? We are in the midlle of a crysis what u expect that the government support Cs:go in Portugal? GeTa_BrAiN
2013-08-19 12:51
Which country supports CS:GO? Oh that's right no country. Oh and btw compLexity and curse >> k1ck
2013-08-19 16:18
Pretty sure coL wouldve smacked k1ck if they were actually good enough to make it there :p and the fact that they got 1 map on nip is more then what most europeans teams can say
2013-08-18 21:11
good fight.
2013-08-18 20:01
coL are actually pretty good, I dare to say they're the second best Swedish team after NiP, third is Epsilon 4th Lemondogs 5th BornBlack.
2013-08-18 20:01
United Kingdom Alth 
2013-08-18 20:03
2013-08-18 20:10
since when did they become Swedish?
2013-08-18 20:15
Sweden Snipatore 
what da fuck did I just read?
2013-08-18 20:40
2013-08-18 23:12
Slovakia sanjuro 
obviously trolling, good one :D
2013-08-19 01:04
7/10 nice one
2013-08-19 10:15
coL swedish?AHAHA
2013-08-19 19:46
Whenever I see train played on csgo it just reminds me how badly the map needs reworking. Thankfully Volcano is on dat shit.
2013-08-18 20:02
United Kingdom Alth 
From a CS:S players POV train aint that bad. I fucking hated that you could hide under every nook and cranny on CS:S train. It would still be nice if it got re-worked a bit though. The trains need to be lowered for a start, and maybe the A bombsite changed.
2013-08-18 20:04
Portugal Cyborgy 
in 1.6 you could go under trains aswell and hide in most of corners but that was the fun of it,it was a different style of map
2013-08-18 20:14
1.6, the size of the trains was perfect, the movement was fluent and it felt far more like a complete map. CSGO one feels like poop, until they fix movement it will remain poop no matter what remake, sad sad.
2013-08-18 23:01
It needs to be remade. There is no place to hide behind a train.
2013-08-18 20:21
actually there are these docking bumpers where you can jump on.
2013-08-19 18:37
I know these, but it gives you no space to move or shit. Your shadow can be also seen most of the time, so no hiding there.
2013-08-19 20:21
Big surprise.
2013-08-18 20:03
WP NIP. coL put a good fight. The commentators seemed to jizz their pants as soon coL won a round or a duel. But what can one expect...
2013-08-18 20:03
who isnt rooting for anyone other than nip at this point?
2013-08-18 20:04
us swedes?
2013-08-18 20:43
2013-08-18 21:31
2013-08-18 22:46
i was actually rooting for coL cause i'm tired of NIP dominating the GO scene
2013-08-18 21:05
I'm confused. How do I watch the demo?
2013-08-18 22:19
Playdemo (name) in console.
2013-08-18 23:14
And then when you're in the demo you can press SHIFT+f2 if you wanna spola it forward.
2013-08-19 12:18
GG swag nd in future
2013-08-18 20:06
Moldova jUMPERiNh0 
2013-08-18 20:06
2013-08-18 20:06
Sweden Irip 
2013-08-18 20:07
Will there be a check of multiple accounts in DreamTeam?? Please admin, i am 4th in DT and it sucks. So ffs check for multiple a/c for the first 3 in DT! :P I wanna get atleast a mouse! :( Fucking unlucky! :/
2013-08-18 20:13
Romania tr$ 
Sorry but 1st place has no multiple accounts ^_^
2013-08-18 20:36
Fuck , only 3rd place guy remains then! >.<
2013-08-18 20:37
The third guy commented here earlier saying that he dont have a other acc so :c
2013-08-18 23:19
LIAR!, He didn't say anything yet! >.<
2013-08-19 07:52
maybe with his 2nd acc? :DD
2013-08-19 16:20
Portugal Cyborgy 
if nothing was on his level in this bo3 against nip they could had won d2
2013-08-18 20:14
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
gl Complexity on ESWC
2013-08-18 20:15
Sweden pyth 
ggwp eu > na
2013-08-18 20:15
1 EU team that stands above the rest. The rest are overrated. Quantic won against 2 EU teams in the past. It will happen again with coL in ESWC
2013-08-18 20:36
Spain akproxx 
American players overrated themselves
2013-08-19 13:33
NiP were like "yea we win, whatever..." It is sad how confident are they about themselves.
2013-08-18 20:15
Portugal Cyborgy 
lol they had 1 bo3 of advantage
2013-08-18 20:19
Even if it was the other way round (coL having 1 bo3 advantage), NiP would still be the team favored to win.
2013-08-18 21:10
Portugal Cyborgy 
they would be the favorites but if theyve won that way they would cheer like hell believe me
2013-08-26 02:17
col taking a map doesn´t really show anything..nip hasn´t practised for a while. They will before bucharest so then we can see who is the best team in the world.
2013-08-18 20:15
Friberg said that they weren't playing as good as they wanted to but not that they didn't practiced. Also he said that they practiced at home and because of the trip to Seattle, they didn't have a chance to properly boot camp before the event
2013-08-18 20:50
I am aware of that. They didnt practice at home and lost 2 online games if i´m not wrong. That is why i said they haven´´ practiced..i don´t underestand why you had to reply :p
2013-08-18 21:38
Well that's not what friberg said apparently. Also your whole post is like you're trying to take away something from coL and Curse who both performed very good against NiP by said that NiP "haven't practiced" for a while which is no true
2013-08-18 21:57
Don´t get me wrong, i´m not taking anything away from coL..they played extremely well, i just think IF NIP would have practiced hard before this event and played their A-game then col would not get a map. Anyways that´s just my opinion.
2013-08-18 22:30
United States nBc 
I understand what you're saying, but you also have to realize that none of the USA teams bootcamped as well. Thus, all the teams were technically on an even playing field in terms of practice. However, you can also make a huge argument that the quality of practice for the USA teams is incomparable to NiP's quality of practice. In an interview with Curse I believe it was anger who said that all of their scrims leading up to ESEA lan were against Main-level teams. So, I raise you: if compLexity or Curse bootcamped in Europe playing against the best teams in the world for a couple of weeks prior to playing NiP instead of playing against shitty Main teams online, then we may have seen one of the two take 1st place this weekend instead of NiP.
2013-08-18 23:29
Yeah, point taken.
2013-08-19 09:30
coL have very solid team
2013-08-18 20:19
They won too easy because of the fact that they where the only European team that was able to participate in Dallas.. I saw possible winners amongst the lanBANGERS
2013-08-18 20:21
I thought no team would take more than 10 rounds against NiP. I was wrong and this team actually did three times! Gratz to them!
2013-08-18 20:22
They make 20bullets for name the of competive. But accidentally you might gave away your position by picking up grenade from a death teammate. Welcome to Valve
2013-08-18 20:23
-fiff +jw
2013-08-18 20:25
Spain akproxx 
-you in hltv +brain guy
2013-08-19 13:34
col solid team :) nice matches!
2013-08-18 20:31
Good job col for putting up a decent show.
2013-08-18 20:33
nt burger kings
2013-08-18 20:45
Serious question do you guys have normal burgers in india or just chicken burgers?
2013-08-19 02:37
cow burgers
2013-08-19 06:48
2013-08-18 20:48
closer than i expected, either coL are better than i thought or NiP has been slacking
2013-08-18 20:57
ezmode coL may have a bright future though
2013-08-18 21:04
No one gonna point out Friberg dominating the stats?
2013-08-18 21:11
nope lol, even an amazing +25 1.33 rating isn't enough to get sauce respect
2013-08-18 21:17
The whole 1.6 community in one comment.
2013-08-19 03:30
2013-08-19 22:11
Portugal Cyborgy 
2013-08-26 02:17
If coL can get rid of sgares and somehow pick up skadoodle for awp role, they could become legitimate contenders right away.
2013-08-18 21:12
sgares calls strats for them
2013-08-18 21:50
as SK 2011, fnatic 2012 (CS 1.6) and NiP show us, if you have 5 great aimers, it is possible to work with very basic strats (which pretty much anyone can call)
2013-08-19 10:56
Portugal Cyborgy 
sgares had some bad moments but in 1.6 he was probably one of the sickest/fastest awpers ever so give him some time
2013-08-18 22:05
He has had enough time to adjust and he's very inconsistent
2013-08-19 08:59
Sean "sgares" Gares is the AWPer and IGL / strat caller of compLexity Gaming.
2013-08-19 00:21
Biased opinion since you and him are lovers
2013-08-19 08:59
and he failed at both in this tournament... the awp-ing was rather low and strat calling was just a lot of uncoordinated pushes often completely dependant on entry kills.
2013-08-19 10:58
Portugal Cyborgy 
you do realize that the pushes isnt a caller job?they practice those pushes lol,the caller job is fundamental in 3v3 situations for example,not the main strat
2013-08-26 02:18
+1. Sgares also a bit older. Future? Skadoodle is like 18/19. Hiko and semphis are good still and n0thijg and swag are sick hs machines that can turn rounds. Add skadoodle and they'd be really good.
2013-08-19 09:03
I respect all pro CS players and do my best to contribute positively by fulfilling the small role that I fulfill in public and, of course, troll privately. What the fuck do you do and who the fuck are you to even judge me? I'm a washed up moviemaker and would admit this, sure. I also make bad decisions at times, sure. And I'm biased like anyone else, sure. But I'm still here in the community because it's a place I enjoy and try to find other meaningful ways to help grow the scene with media by helping new moviemakers, working with Invite players (i.e. Hiko) to produce content together, encouraging cooperation with other organizations (i.e. the very site that you love to troll on 24/7) to facilitate each other so as to not continue fighting for scraps (IMO) and many things that I simply don't want or need attention for. Unfortunately it's 24/7 retards (in the proper sense) like you that slow down and ultimately stifle growth in our community by driving away potentially new players who may read all of your previous comments which are all purely negative in tone. In addition way to call out someone for being biased to a player and blatantly admit you're on multiple players' nuts yourself with no shame. Then again I expected nothing less, really. Nice age fetish to boot, bro. Looks like 18/19 is your age limit. So I do apologize if swag is getting older for your sick, demented tastes you backwards, inbred, troll fuck. Pedo much?
2013-08-19 18:06
put dazed on either col or curse and you have a serious team. One of the only NA players that can hang with EU CONSISTENTLY. too bad hes deaded to CoD
2013-08-18 21:15
He wouldn't play for either of the teams you mentioned so it really doesn't matter. He needs to lead a team and both coL and Curse have sgares and Adren respectively
2013-08-18 21:59
Portugal Cyborgy 
who cares about dazed?lool
2013-08-18 22:05
Any team that likes winning.
2013-08-19 00:08
Portugal Cyborgy 
LOOL,dazed didnt even put a fight against nip
2013-08-26 02:19
When they will realize that fifflaren is killing NiP true potential? When they replace him, NiP will be as dominant as they were on the begining of GO professional scene.
2013-08-18 21:37
they just came away with first place..
2013-08-18 21:48
But they are not dominating anymore. Look how many matches they are losing on lan lately. Also, tons of 16x14 and 16x13 matches. Sometimes it looks like they are playing 4v5.
2013-08-18 22:30
winning is winning, i dont think they need to focus too much on changing anything.
2013-08-18 23:47
why do you even reply xD
2013-08-19 08:09
The bait in that....
2013-08-18 21:51
Jw or delpan i think.
2013-08-18 23:18
i think you dont understand how the team works, they need him, same as esc needed loord or kuben in cs 1.6 maybe they werent so good as taz or neo but they made frags when the team were in trouble.......
2013-08-19 00:34
They are playing worse than before, they're not dominating anymore, they should change something. And the thing to be changed is fifflaren. You can't compare the Golden Five with any other team, they had perfect chemistry and teamwork, NiP doesn't. Also, loord and kuben weren't so bad as fifflaren. Even esenin on Na'Vi used to do a better job than fifflaren is doing. He's a lot of levels below the rest of his team.
2013-08-19 01:51
Hello mr knowitall, ur back ?
2013-08-19 09:03
It's called: "MY OPINION".
2013-08-19 22:28
they will not dominate anymore, other teams are also practicing and everybody is getting better they are still top1 but it can change soon
2013-08-19 16:05
You're right. What do you think NiP have to do to get better? In my opinion, replacing fifflaren would be their best move.
2013-08-19 22:29
why the hell would any team change anything when they consistently place top3, and 90% of the time end up top1?
2013-08-20 00:35
Because they are playing worse every month. They are on a clear downfall. They will end up like just another 'top 5 team' if they don't make changes. They are not even close to the super dominant team we saw on the begining of CS:GO.
2013-08-20 03:45
f0rest 73% hs :DD beast
2013-08-18 21:39
Portugal Cyborgy 
besat because he has high percentage of hs?lool
2013-08-18 22:04
Well how would you define his high percantage? :)
2013-08-18 22:32
Portugal Cyborgy 
frags are what matters,if he waits too long to make the perfect headshot doesnt make him exactly a beast?in this situation at least :)
2013-08-19 00:27
it actually do make him a beast, he made a good frags and he showed that his aim is better than others (top2/3 atm)
2013-08-19 00:44
2013-08-19 09:49
friberg such a beast of a player :D
2013-08-18 21:52
coL DaZeD
2013-08-18 22:39
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Iran ahmaden 
my onlu hope is astana dragons :(
2013-08-18 22:49
ofcourse NiP won, good job by coL though.
2013-08-18 22:49
2013-08-18 23:09
2013-08-18 23:12
Hiko is an amazing player !!
2013-08-18 23:16
New ESC line-up Taz Neo Pasha n0thing swag For sure :D
2013-08-18 23:17
To make it possible, either n0thing and swag must learn Polish or pasha must learn English. I don't know what is less probable.
2013-08-18 23:24
I know, im just joking.
2013-08-18 23:26
Nice joke man, I laughed for 15 minutes.
2013-08-19 13:15
good showing from coL.
2013-08-18 23:20
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Well, looks like NiP aren't anywhere close to where they were before, dropping maps here and there. Gotta work on nuke_se or they'll lose 2-16 again. also shit lel @ Fifflaren
2013-08-19 00:03
it is not like NiP is a god in csgo, they also will loose because other teams are praccticing as well imo they are better than other because they started to train before anyone else and they have gtr and forest, and as you should know they were top2 and top3 in 1.6..... also there are not many OLD top teams in csgo, there is only nip, vg other retired or players changed their teams... csgo wont be bigger than 1.6........
2013-08-19 00:42
n0thing and swag in particular played awesome, they didn't top frag but they both had so many gamechanging rounds. Awesome to watch. One thing I did notice though is n0thing lets his guard day way too often. I notice he consistently manages to pull a nade out or turn away from a chokepoint at really bad times, it gets him killed quite a lot. If he was a little less twitchy/fidgety he would get loads more kills imo. Especially in those situations where he sicks a sick HS or nice pick, then he reacts by pulling a nade instantly and dies, or something similar.
2013-08-19 00:18
haha, seen some of that on train where he killed 1 guy and then seen another with a nade in the hand :D
2013-08-19 00:32
little mistakes like this cost them de_dust2 sadly
2013-08-19 00:38
coL has the potential,they lost a lot of stupid rounds today,i hope the organisation sends them to some more events.
2013-08-19 00:33
Greece her-1g 
sean isnt the same awper he was at the beginning of csgo. the game has evolved in a way and he was left back. i think they need another awper. But the consistency wont be the same
2013-08-19 01:16
2013-08-19 03:41
sgares played so shitty
2013-08-19 01:36
fifflaren last in stats, but funny thing he was the worst on d2 which was taken rather easily and was key element on train
2013-08-19 02:20
Chile dEaux 
2013-08-19 02:37
Thru all, coL is still a new team, imagine them in like 2-3 months :)
2013-08-19 02:57
Good job for col putting a dent in the undefeated map wins at the Lan, securing 2nd place with some amazing plays that will easily make the highlights, cannot wait to see how much they improve the next season.
2013-08-19 03:18
Well considering they are no longer known as being "undefeated" at LAN, coL did at least make them look more BEATABLE by more than just a few teams.
2013-08-19 03:28
guess who has negative stats in NIP?.. :D
2013-08-19 03:22
Netherlands c3i 
Guess who dominates GTR and f0rest stats? :D I guess this is what you call compensating:)
2013-08-19 04:31
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
Really hope for more international teams to attend the next lan finals. The casting,stream and interviews where all well done and enjoyed them all but only thing that was lacking was the quality in games. The most exciting matches I watched was the na vs na games, especially the ones with moe and shahzam.
2013-08-19 06:49
could use better casters imo. dust is the worst i can't believe ESEA brought him back.. i like vansilli but he doesn't know anything about GO. dunn acting like a know it all when he doesn't even play GO and thinking he's great friends with all the players when he's not just annoys me. i wish they had people who actually played CS at a professional level like cArn, threat, lurppis, etc to cast, instead of people who have no idea what's going on during a match. or at the very least have a play-by-play guy and an ex pro to cast instead of 2 casters who have never even played the game at a semi-professional level. that's just my opinion though..
2013-08-19 11:22
2013-08-19 15:29
There's another side to this. I don't play CS:GO but I like watching it. I don't need professional insight into the game, I want more entertainment, emotion and screaming. Pro players have 0 charisma and Europeans have broken English which makes it less enjoyable to spectate.
2013-08-19 15:54
the thing is these casters aren't entertaining either, they're just casting. they often criticize players for making the right move when they think it's the wrong move, making stupid jokes followed by fake laughter from their co-caster etc etc. i've seen worst casters (maybe not worse than dust) but i've definitely seen a lot better. it's not a big deal, i just wish they'd get better casters.
2013-08-20 05:29
tldr but, "... but Spencer ..."
2013-08-19 07:17
What a big crowd, I see one person sitting
2013-08-19 07:43
watch the frozt gaming interview, it's hilarious
2013-08-19 08:05
need DaZeD
2013-08-19 08:25
gj NiP. better you guys then some NA team Fifflaren as allways bad (I know it is not simple to be better then rest of his superteam)
2013-08-19 09:10
fiff is stonk on train.
2013-08-19 09:12
Although NiP's victory was expected; the fight in compLexity and the amount of skill they displayed, wasn't. It was one of the best NA matches/CS:GO finals match/CS:GO match I've watched in a long time. GG WP.
2013-08-19 09:28
Why do I always see the same picture on top of Hltv's homepage after every tournaments? What's wrong with CS:GO?
2013-08-19 10:06
friberg a monsterrrr!
2013-08-19 12:59
dude fuck csgo lets play dota 2
2013-08-19 13:51
WP Semphis!
2013-08-19 14:42
Brazil vicTHOR 
12k viwers at finals lol... what a shame csgo...
2013-08-19 14:54
20k+ viewers.
2013-08-19 16:02
Brazil vicTHOR 
stills low
2013-08-19 19:14
NiP vs Americans..
2013-08-20 00:37
There was 21K+? It's only getting bigger. Stop trying to troll.
2013-08-19 16:03
fnatic rape coL ;)))
2013-08-19 16:35
even cs1.6 has seen 20k viewerss in last events. don't make it big deal.
2013-08-19 16:50
Not that you can name any
2013-08-19 18:14
People who was following knows that. There were so many streams with at least 3k viewers.
2013-08-19 18:17
Last two tournaments which one was in Portugal and the other one was announced like a month later had like 3k-5k viewers and the other one something like 10k. Can't remember the names but you should know what I'm talking about since you "followed" the scene
2013-08-19 18:23
Those were the events proved death of the game. I meant the events when people were talking about 1.6 is dying or not
2013-08-19 18:31
Gotta love the fullblown retards on this site trying to compare CS:GO's numbers with 1.6, both had low numbers you tards
2013-08-19 18:37
That's enough internet for you today.
2013-08-19 19:54
Hug me daddy, i'm scared
2013-08-19 21:02
Portugal Cyborgy 
low numbers?last iem with 1.6 broke all records lol,for a 10 year pay to play game there were some pretty good numbers
2013-08-26 02:14
friberg goin huge!
2013-08-22 11:53
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