NiP win CS Forever: London

Tgwri1s
March 1st, 2014 04:20

Ninjas in Pyjamas have won their first title of 2014 by defeating fnatic in the final of CS Forever: London (16-12 on de_inferno, 16-7 on de_mirage), earning themselves $1,500.

To commemorate fnatic CS:GO team's visit to the organization's office in London, UK, a minor winner-takes-all $1,500 tournament was hosted online. Aside from the DreamHack Winter champions it featured their big Swedish rivals NiP, as well as local team Infused and former Astana Dragons lineup.


friberg & f0rest put in MVP-worthy performances during NiP's first 2014 triumph

Infused, formerly known as TeamCRG, were at the Meltdown eSports bar in London together with fnatic, and they opened the tournament with a semi-final match against NiP.

The Brits ended up having to play with a stand-in Brandon "weber" Weber, as their newest recruit Ben "b3n" Wood was unable to come to the venue. They didn't fare well against NiP, who were playing from their homes, and they lost two maps convincingly, 16-2 on de_inferno and 16-1 on de_mirage.

The other semi-final clash between fnatic and ASD (ex-Astana) was much more interesting with the teams splitting the first two maps, de_inferno went to fnatic 16-10 and de_nuke to ASD with the same result. Third map de_mirage was even closer, but in the end the Swedes managed to overcome home-bound ASD 16-12 and advance to the repeat of the DreamHack Winter final.


fnatic didn't repeat their DH Winter performance

Starting on de_inferno, NiP took a 10-5 lead on the CT side, and even though fnatic drew closer at 11-9, Adam "friberg" Friberg's strong T-side play helped the Ninjas prevail 16-12.

They continued playing great on de_mirage, taking a 10-3 Terrorist side lead before fnatic brought the last two round back for another 10-5 score at half time. Markus "pronax" Wallsten's team had another window for a comeback after winning the second pistol round, but they then ran into a trap at the B-bombsite, falling victim to Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's CZ75 and AK47, losing an anti-eco round for 11-6.

It was practically match over at that point, as the Ninjas strolled to a 16-7 victory to collect their $1,500 cheque and defeat fnatic for the second time in a row after their loss in Jönköping.

Sweden
Matchpage
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0
1st March 2014
16
Inferno
12
16
Mirage
7

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 49 - 31 +18 - 1.44
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 38 - 31 +7 - 1.18
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 36 - 26 +10 - 1.10
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 38 - 31 +7 - 1.08
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 32 - 32 0 - 0.99
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 39 - 41 -2 - 0.95
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 36 - 39 -3 - 0.93
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 35 - 35 0 - 0.89
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk 21 - 40 -19 - 0.61
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 20 - 39 -19 - 0.57

CS Forever: London final standings:

1. Sweden NiP - $1,500
2. Sweden fnatic
3-4. Ukraine ASD
3-4. United Kingdom Infused

Both teams will now turn their attention to preparations for EMS One Katowice, although they are also participating in SLTV StarSeries IX and ESEA Invite Season 16 so they will be seen in action a few more times before Poland.

Statistics from this event have been processed and you can find them here, while the demos will be uploaded as soon as possible. VOD of the entire tournament can be found over at FACEIT's Twitch channel.

#1
Ukraine arch 
infused amazing perfomance! top1 england 4sure
2014-03-01 04:21
#2
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World fns1 
n1
2014-03-01 04:22
pretty turd event
2014-03-01 04:22
#4
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
nipztars
2014-03-01 04:27
newworlD top 4
2014-03-01 04:31
ahah oh man infused won 3 rounds the whole tourny :D:D better they didnt show up.
2014-03-01 04:39
the k1ng returned!
2014-03-01 04:41
It was ez for them
2014-03-01 07:46
MAYBE now markeloff crying why he leave navi right :D sry guys but i think ex AD to over rated team -.-
2014-03-01 04:52
#14
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
sometime great individually players , cant , just cant playing in their own team , or just cant playing with definites ppl ! I dont know how to explain that .. The Soccer is great example for that !The "Player" can playing whole his career so awesome, and everybody knows he is a talent ! But when hes switching the team ... He goes to play under shadow! The CS and Soccer could be complaining like that ... Just my opinion : "Markeloff and Dosia is a super skilled players ,just Top players! But they just playing in NOT their team ! Sad But True ! thx for reading : )
2014-03-01 05:09
Dosia is not super skilled now. He's not motivated and play like a shit.
2014-03-01 08:31
#35
Slovakia pgb1 
dosia is last man standing bitch
2014-03-01 10:30
#25
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Denmark jjh 
nice english bro
2014-03-01 08:41
#47
Zeus | 
Latvia shtx 
Same in ice hockey... As an example could be Marcel Hossa from Dinamo Riga... Wasnt able to score when left Dinamo, now back in again and scores...
2014-03-01 11:28
It's a football dude, not soccer :)
2014-03-01 11:31
They are overrated.
2014-03-02 02:08
#11
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Denmark qwedsa 
naaah, expected..
2014-03-01 05:04
#12
Korea ws0 
ez 300$
2014-03-01 05:07
hahahaha dang
2014-03-01 10:33
$300 isn't that bad for a few hours of gaming though.
2014-03-01 13:45
#86
Korea ws0 
thats what im saying lol
2014-03-01 16:59
GJ NIP <3
2014-03-01 05:08
Friberg too stronk!!! <3
2014-03-01 05:24
Glad to see nip :) a new level of gaming :)
2014-03-01 05:34
Ber money
2014-03-01 06:11
XDDDDD
2014-03-01 07:45
NIP easy money
2014-03-01 07:13
easy for nip
2014-03-01 07:56
gj nip
2014-03-01 08:18
must feel nice for NiP to taste success once again. been awhile. curious to see how they transfer this into katowice
2014-03-01 08:47
You do realize that NiP won 2 events after DHW right? FB masters with a prize pool of $10k and Svecup with $22k. so winning 3 out of their 4 last events after DHW isnt... awhile?
2014-03-01 14:33
those casters were disgusting...and fnatic overrated as usual
2014-03-01 09:09
#29
World tqpi 
Time: 2014-03-01 04:20
2014-03-01 09:55
blaze it fgt
2014-03-01 11:34
GJ NIP ! Ninjas in Pijamamas great ! forest respect on you
2014-03-01 10:04
contest winnner ? :D
2014-03-01 10:04
ezpz
2014-03-01 10:10
#33
Sweden WZY 
Where are the Fnatic fanbois hahaha!
2014-03-01 10:21
That was fun, lads. Sorry for talking so much shit to everyone.
2014-03-01 10:29
expected
2014-03-01 10:47
nip world#1
2014-03-01 10:52
#68
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Netherlands c3i 
sure, when Titan isn't there to crush fribergs dreams
2014-03-01 13:09
#40
Georgia kaky 
wow, 300$ for man - huge amount, ticket for plane to go back.
2014-03-01 10:53
what plane ??
2014-03-01 10:59
go back from home? -_-
2014-03-01 11:02
#43
Georgia kaky 
wasnt it in London?
2014-03-01 11:03
only fnatic and infused were in London
2014-03-01 11:04
Fifflaren 4th fragger xizt 5th :ooo , gg fifiy :D
2014-03-01 11:03
#46
Norway prbn 
GT had less kills then fiffy and fiffy had the same as f0rest. :p so its more like 2/3rd
2014-03-01 11:08
"NiP is #1 again" Nope.
2014-03-01 11:50
what a surprise
2014-03-01 12:10
#52
Sweden binz 
fiff<3
2014-03-01 12:11
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg 38-31 +7 47.4 1.18 Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson 38-31 +7 39.5 1.08 logic???
2014-03-01 12:21
yes LOGIC. Do you know anything about entryfrags/clutches?
2014-03-01 12:25
#66
Lithuania beer 
expected
2014-03-01 12:39
expected
2014-03-01 13:26
friberg > f0rest
2014-03-01 13:35
friberg BEAST
2014-03-01 13:36
friberg onliner.
2014-03-01 14:08
easy
2014-03-01 14:16
#77
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Onliners!
2014-03-01 14:17
"friberg and f0rest put in mvp worthy performances" There was only 1 MVP and it was friberg.
2014-03-01 14:29
F0rest won alot of rounds all by himself. He just exploded from time to time. Friberg was best overall tho.
2014-03-02 00:50
NiP top 1 for sure ;)
2014-03-01 14:47
not rly
2014-03-01 15:46
friberg da_beast
2014-03-01 15:51
FIFFLAREN SHOWS EVERYONE ONCE AGAIN WHY HE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD
2014-03-01 16:56
fnatic fluke proven.. sorry no ct side train this time :")
2014-03-02 16:17
nip best
2014-03-02 16:28
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