Ninjas in Pyjamas came from behind to beat LGB eSports 2-1 and win FACEIT's March Cup.
Following a mouth-watering first day that brought a number of surprising results, such as Titan in the quarter-finals at the expense of Property or 3DMAX, who had just undergone a roster change, moving past fnatic, only four teams remained in contention for the first prize of $1,600.
NiP breezed past 3DMAX 16-4 in their semi-final match, while on the other half of the bracket it was neck-and-neck between Property and LGB-eSports, with Dennis "dennis" Edman's side running out 26-24 victors after several overtimes.
GeT_RiGhT once again in great form
The first map of the best-of-three grand final was de_season, where NiP had just defeated Virtus.pro, in the ESEA League. This time around, NiP were simply no match for their opponents as LGB picked up a stunning 16-4 victory, with Simon "twist" Eliasson leading the scoreboard on an impressive +17 rating.
The next two maps tell a whole different story: inspired by Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, NiP picked themselves up and ran out 16-5 and 16-13 winners on de_dust2 and de_train, respectively, to win their first FACEIT trophy of 2014.
K - D
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
53 - 45
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
51 - 52
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
44 - 50
Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren
38 - 47
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
39 - 49
FACEIT March Cup final standings:
1. NiP - $1,600
2. LGB eSports - $800
3-4. Property - $300
3-4. 3DMAX - $300