Ninjas in Pyjamas came out on top of the Svecup 2013 finals with a 2-1 victory over LGB eSports.
For the second event in a row, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund has stepped up as NiP's ingame leader, a clear sign that the Swedish team are trying out new things in wake of recent losses.
As such, it comes with little surprise that NiP continue to look a far cry from the side who dominated the scene for several months.
In what is one of the most iconic match-ups in the history of Counter-Strike, NiP tackled SK Gaming, who attended the eventh with Isak "cype" Rydman and Christian "Spitfire" Schiölde as stand-ins, in the first round of this four-team tournament. SK came out the brigther, winning the first map (de_inferno) 16-12, but then NiP responded and picked up wins on de_mirage (16-14) and de_dust2 (16-3) to reach the grand final.
In the tournament decider NiP were pitted against LGB eSports, who had come off a 2-0 win over AliGon. Once again, the DH Winter losing finalists got off to a slow start and found themselves on the backfoot after losing the first map (de_inferno) 14-16. But Alesund's men were able to pick themselves up, coming out on top on de_mirage (19-17) and de_dust2 (16-13) to run out 2-1 victors in this keenly-contested match.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||77 - 61||+16||-||1.16|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||69 - 66||+3||-||1.06|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||64 - 60||+4||-||0.99|
|Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren||59 - 61||-2||-||0.95|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||65 - 67||-2||-||0.93|
|LGB||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||68 - 68||0||-||0.98|
|Alexander 'SKYTTEN' CarlssonSKYTTEN||64 - 67||-3||-||0.97|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||61 - 67||-6||-||0.96|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||63 - 67||-4||-||0.93|
|Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele||59 - 66||-7||-||0.90|
Svecup 2013 Final standings:
1. NiP - €16,620
2. LGB eSports - €5,540
3. SK Gaming - €2,770