NiP have won the battle of Sweden versus Lemondogs 2-0 (16-11 de_inferno_se, 16-4 de_dust2_se) to win DreamHack Bucharest 2013 and $7,500.
Lemondogs started the DreamHack grand final with a very aggressive push down the middle as counter-terrorists on de_inferno_se, and managed to catch NiP completely off guard.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund ruined the party soon after though, as he scored four kills, including a one-on-two win, in the following save round, turning the economy back in their favor.
Jerry "xelos" Råberg and Isak "cype" Rydman put up two frags each to tie the game, but it wouldn't last for long as the Ninjas shifted to a higher gear, winning six unanswered rounds.
Faruk "pita" Pita and Simon "twist" Eliasson won Lemondogs a B bombsite retake for their third round, and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson scored his first frag a round later in a lost one-on-two with Rydman coming out on top.
Now up 8-4, Alesund took matters to his own hands yet again and scored an ace with his AK47, once again shifting momentum in NiP's favor and leading to three easy round wins.
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's triple wasn't enough on the second pistol round as Eliasson kept LD's hopes alive by taking him out with a Glock headshot in the A bombsite. NiP attempted their standard two shotgun save round, but fell to a 0-3 start.
NiP got back on top on the fourth round, as Richard "Xizt" Landström's double opened the round. Marcus "Delpan" Larsson's team then got back into the game by winning the next round, thus forcing NiP on a save.
Now down 9-12, Larsson tried the hero's cape on as he clutched a huge one-on-two situation in B in a triple kill round, once again breaking NiP's economy and bringing the score to 11-12.
In the deciding round of the map, Adam "friberg" Friberg and Landström secured a two-on-two retake in the A site, and the captain then followed it up by key frags from his signature spot on the balcony.
NiP wasted no time in securing a 1-0 map lead as Lindberg and Friberg split the pot to get map point, and Lindberg teamed up with Landström on the final round to clinch a 16-11 win on de_inferno_se.
Lindberg scored a triple kill on the counter-terrorist pistol round of de_dust2_se, and NiP rode it for a 3-0 lead before surrendering a round and having to pause the game due to Pita crashing.
Once game continued Alesund attempted to knife Larsson in a three-on-one that almost cost his team a round, and forced NiP to save after LD were able to take the following round.
Saving didn't stop NiP though, as Alesund scored three kills to shift the momentum back in their favor at 5-2. Lindberg won an AWP duel versus ex-teammate Larsson next, but his team still came up short.
Next round Larsson took down Johansson, who was trying to cross the double doors, and added another kill on top of A to make it 4-5, with Lindberg saving his AWP for the next round.
That AWP wound up being costly as Lindberg's two kills won NiP another save round. Friberg added a triple AK47 kill a few rounds later to make it 9-4, and another triple, including a one-on-one win, in the final round.
Up 11-4 after the harder side of the map, NiP simply cruised to a comfortable 16-4 win on de_dust2_se to clinch the DreamHack Bucharest 2013 title with a 2-0 win over Lemondogs.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||42 - 26||+16||-||1.48|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||40 - 25||+15||-||1.36|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||44 - 29||+15||-||1.35|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||36 - 25||+11||-||1.15|
|Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren||21 - 31||-10||-||0.70|
|Lemondogs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Jerry 'xelos' Råbergxelos||33 - 35||-2||-||0.92|
|Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist||33 - 38||-5||-||0.87|
|Marcus 'Delpan' LarssonDelpan||30 - 36||-6||-||0.86|
|Isak 'cype' Rydmancype||23 - 36||-13||-||0.70|
|Faruk 'pita' Pitapita||17 - 41||-24||-||0.48|
DreamHack Bucharest 2013 final standings:
1. NiP - $7,500
2. Lemondogs - $4,500 + DreamHack Winter spot
3-4. Astana Dragons - $1,500
3-4. Natus Vincere - $1,500
5-8. Copenhagen Wolves
NiP are the defending DreamHack champions so they already hold a spot for the tournament, so the DreamHack Winter spot up for grabs in Bucharest was given to runner-ups Lemondogs instead.
DreamHack Bucharest may be over, but we're still in the process of adding more photos and plenty of highlight clips from the tournament. You can find full statistics here.