fnatic win ESPORTSM over NiP

fnatic have defeated NiP 2-0 (16-14 on de_train, 16-7 on de_dust2) to win the Swedish Championship at DreamHack Summer, better known as ESPORTSM 2013/2014. Their prize is 50,000 SEK (~$7,500), while NiP will take 20,000 SEK ($3,000).

In addition to the international tournament, DreamHack Summer also hosted the Swedish Championship called ESPORTSM with eight best local teams battling it out for 100,000 SEK.

After the quarter-finals and the semi-finals earlier today, fnatic and NiP remained to battled for the 50,000 SEK first place prize. The match was scheduled to be played in the DreamArena Extreme at 21:30 local time, but delays due to other tournaments prolonged the start all the way until 4 hours later.

Despite the late hour these two teams filled up the arena for the fourth time in a row since last year's DreamHack Summer, as they were featured in the final of the same tournament in 2013 (fnatic were known as Epsilon), as well as in the final of DH Summer and DH Winter.

fnatic back at the scene of crime from November 2013

The match started on de_train as Markus "pronax" Wallsten's squad took the early lead as CT, but NiP equalized to 3-3 right after they got the big guns. fnatic sprung into an 8-4 advantage then, only to see it melt once again as the half ended 8-7.

But Jesper "JW" Wecksell & co. then won the pistol and the first buy round, going up 13-7. NiP's SCAR20 and AWP combo brought them back in the game, but Wallsten and Andreas "schneider" Lindberg won a crucial 2-on-2 for 15-12.

NiP's two flawless rounds brought them to 15-14, but a good inner attack in the last round secured a 1-0 lead for fnatic.

NiP couldn't come back on de_train

The second map de_dust2 once again saw Wallsten's team start on the favored side, this time as T, and they quickly built up a big lead 9-2. Everything continued working for them and the score at the half ended up being a convincing 12-3.

Upon changing the sides, NiP begun their own small run, but it was interrupted by great play from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, Lindberg and Wecksell who led fnatic to a 4 round run to close the game 16-7.

16th June 2014

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 43 - 33 +10 - 1.25
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 38 - 29 +9 - 1.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 38 - 36 +2 - 1.06
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 34 - 30 +4 - 1.05
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk 27 - 32 -5 - 0.84
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 38 - 34 +4 - 1.09
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 34 - 36 -2 - 0.93
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 31 - 37 -6 - 0.80
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 29 - 39 -10 - 0.77
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 28 - 35 -7 - 0.76

ESPORTSM 2013/2014 final standings

1. Sweden fnatic - 50,000 SEK (~$7,500)
2. Sweden NiP - 20,000 SEK (~$3,000)
3-4. Sweden Publiclir.se - 11,000 SEK (~$1,600)
3-4. Sweden SK - 11,000 SEK (~$1,600)
5-8. Sweden FlipSid3 - 2,000 SEK (~$300)
5-8. Sweden PangaFett - 2,000 SEK (~$300)
5-8. Sweden Vengeance & Evil - 2,000 SEK (~$300)
5-8. Sweden hiGhrollers - 2,000 SEK (~$300)

fnatic have thus finished their DreamHack Summer adventures on a high note, despite dropping out of the group stage in the main tournament, whereas NiP will take on Titan at 12:00 in a quarter-final that was postponed due to their late start in ESPORTSM.

You can find stats from all matches in this tournament here, where NiP's Richard "Xizt" Landström is topping the rating list (1.36).

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2014-06-16 03:20
No longer the Kings of Sweden, this may well hurt :(
2014-06-16 03:21
United Kingdom tasha 
jw best
2014-06-16 03:21
Korea saddummy 
wow fnatic, so fucking random
2014-06-16 03:21
LOL yes
2014-06-16 08:43
ez skins
2014-06-16 03:21
Portugal Cyborgy 
ez life
2014-06-16 03:22
fnatic on stage=GG!
2014-06-16 03:21
Portugal Cyborgy 
if nip wins dreamhack i will laugh my asso ff
2014-06-16 03:22
Portugal Cyborgy 
i laughed my asso ff
2014-06-17 02:29
That stream was the worst thing that has ever happened in Europe since the holocaust.
2014-06-16 03:22
Yeeah, it was pretty bad.
2014-06-16 03:42
Hahahha Ikr
2014-06-16 07:35
what was happening?
2014-06-16 09:34
The stream was being worse than the holocaust.
2014-06-16 11:22
Sweden mrarrogant 
Most entertaining play/tactics by fnatic as terrorists on dust2 there. sick plays
2014-06-16 03:23
Sweden binz 
fnatic best:)
2014-06-16 03:23
nice fnatic!
2014-06-16 03:23
Devilwalk played great, gz fnatic
2014-06-16 03:24
Norway LoXx 
GG fnatic, you needed this win. As the casters said, if they would've lost this one the fnatic organisation most likely would think about kick/replace some of the players. But since they win this, they can feel calm for now :)
2014-06-16 03:24
Yeah, after bootcamping for a month and not making through groupstages, they still might need to take a good look at themselves.
2014-06-16 05:03
They lost on inferno twice against SK though, nip also lost to SK on inferno..
2014-06-16 10:09
Still fnatic trained for a month just for this event and SK was just supposed to be a decent mix/new team.
2014-06-17 17:01
roster change for fnatic still inevitable. cArn should ghost more on events or ghost through stream.
2014-06-16 03:24
Why NiP ;-; Was a good game though!
2014-06-16 03:24
"fnatic needs to change players" (c) hltv.org users yesterday
2014-06-16 03:24
so if nip wins dh will hltv just fall into a blackhole because neither team has to change players?
2014-06-16 03:27
Well either NiP or Titan will go out tomorrow so people will say that one of them has to change players
2014-06-16 03:33
NiP will demolish them, NBK, KennyS, HysokA, MaT & shox new Titan team
2014-06-16 10:01
you never fucking know
2014-06-16 03:34
Congratulations fnatic! They played great and especially pronax on dust2.
2014-06-16 03:25
gg, hard-earned skins ez lost
2014-06-16 03:27
Poorly organized shit. A best of 3 starting at past 1 AM, going on until just after 3 AM. NiP players won't be asleep until about 4:30 AM for sure, and they got Titan in a best of 3 in about 7.5 hours after that. I'm pretty confident NiP gave up when they realised they would have to go to a third map. DHS #1 Prize + ESPORT SM #2 Prize >> ESPORT SM #1
2014-06-16 03:29
Europe kJn^ 
2014-06-16 03:31
haha nice excuse you obviously dont know how much it means for nip to be the swedish masters
2014-06-16 03:39
If you could be the best of sweden or the best in the world, which one would you choose? Exactly.
2014-06-16 03:48
LOL so basically they already won Dreamhack? nope. and looks like they gonna have a lot of troubles about it
2014-06-16 03:54
Portugal muni 
he didnt say that they already won he said that nip is putting their efforts to win DH rather than Swedish Masters
2014-06-16 07:00
2014-06-16 12:44
yeah so much troubles.. wait no
2014-06-29 20:50
Kids ;)
2014-06-16 04:08
GG Fnatic!<3
2014-06-16 03:31
United States bfrank 
I love devil walk he is a nice guy honestly but every, single time i see these stat sheets hes ALWAYS in the negative even when he team won 2-0. I can link you to almost everytime this stats come up with fnatic that DevilWalk is negative. ): poor guy
2014-06-16 03:35
So what? As long as he is there that means everything in fnatic is going as it should, the mad fragers are doing their job, he's setting them up and so on. And he almost always does a fine job as ct, making a 2 frags on regular basis.
2014-06-16 03:47
United States bfrank 
they are way too inconsistent and a lot of that is due in part to DevilWalk just not showing up as much as the other players
2014-06-16 03:53
Devilwalk's job is getting info, holding flanks, stopping small site pushes. JW/Schneider/Flusha job is making entries on the opposite side of the map with their raw ability. Who's to say which job is more important, not frag statistics, that's for sure.
2014-06-16 04:05
I would say flusha, and schneider were the ones whose frags were missing on DH... and jw overextended a couple of times like he always does.
2014-06-16 04:50
I dont do ecofrags ;=)
2014-06-16 04:25
congrats for the win
2014-06-16 04:30
Poland metal_cs 
thanks in ur 3 matches i bet all correct and won 50$ for me its big :) cheers and keep it up
2014-06-16 08:27
Portugal Cyborgy 
watch his aim..he shakes like a motherfucker the second he starts shooting
2014-06-17 02:30
Estonia 2026 
csgolounge failing me hard! Bots full etc I couldn't bet on fnatic! I saw this shit coming, too bad, would've won a lot.
2014-06-16 03:39
Similar situations had happened to me more than once ;)
2014-06-16 04:11
are you new on csgolounge? if you want things to go smooth, you have to do your bets few hours before the matches (unless you bet from your returns).
2014-06-16 04:33
Estonia 2026 
I'm not new, it has just been a long while since I last bet anything.
2014-06-16 04:36
where are you fnatic haters HAHA
2014-06-16 03:57
gratz guys! realy unexpected victory
2014-06-16 04:47
2014-06-16 05:29
OMG, kick f0rest. He is sooo baad. Onliner and onepointpixel player. They need a top player, top choice. Zlatan >>>> f0rest. Kappa
2014-06-16 05:41
i dont agree f0rest goud
2014-06-16 08:26
arch | 
Ukraine arch 
forest > onepointsix > fucking sauce
2014-06-16 08:59
Man, after losing my skins, fnatic finally won. ;-;
2014-06-16 05:50
NiP got even more for throwing :) GG NiP nice tactics
2014-06-16 06:26
Expected. NIP still has DH matches, and fnatic had nothing to lose, they could use all the stats prepared for DH. Damn those lounge bots, I was trying to bet on fnatic but there was a 5 min break and then I couldn't bet anymore.
2014-06-16 07:02
Uhm, what? xD
2014-06-16 07:17
Woah, nice guys. :)
2014-06-16 07:18
India pfx 
2014-06-16 07:57
Glad to see they could come back from their losses. Well done, fnatic.
2014-06-16 08:27
NiP good but not best (JW best)
2014-06-16 08:28
sk>fnatic nip>sk fnatic>sk fnatic new top1 lolol
2014-06-16 08:31
illuminati biatch
2014-06-16 08:47
congratz fnatic <3 flu
2014-06-16 08:51
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Doesn't help that the match was moved from 22:30 to 1 am. -_-
2014-06-16 08:57
that match should be resheduled for today , to play at 2 am is a joke. it`s not NIP`s fault .. so don`t blame them. bad organisation. They should play without stream at 23:30 or just let the fuckin starcraft final at 2 am. Not the CS:GO final , they gonna be sleepy and no really fresh to face titan , in a bo3.
2014-06-16 09:06
n1 fnatic but i just can't understand them, losing to SK (TWICE!!), then beating Nip.. srsly..
2014-06-16 09:14
As I said yesterday before the 1st map start... NiP's players were so fucking tired,the look on their face,they didn't want to play that game at all at that hour but what can you do :) They will win DHS 4sho.
2014-06-16 09:15
Thrown after losing first map
2014-06-16 09:21
I possibly agree to a degree, going third map would mean far less sleep for them.
2014-06-16 10:59
Tunisia edgg 
you probably didn't see their faces after they lost, they were really frustrated
2014-06-16 11:32
I didn't, but thats interesting. Are fnatic rly that inconsistant or bad on inferno or what......................
2014-06-16 11:43
Why did you have to play inferno the second time against SK...
2014-06-16 09:40
ggwp ez skinz ez lyf nip fanz
2014-06-16 09:43
Nip gives fnatic a win i think ...
2014-06-16 10:07
wp Fnatic.
2014-06-16 10:08
Some matches during world cup matches, some matches during the middle of the working day. Did they not want anyone to watch this tournament?
2014-06-16 10:13
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
just what the doctor ordered, congrats fnatic! the haters only make you stronger!!!!
2014-06-16 10:16
GG Fnatic <3
2014-06-16 10:30
I think Get_right was close to falling asleep during dust2... Fnatic played very well, All cred, But the match should never have been played that late...
2014-06-16 11:50
2014-06-16 11:52
NiP bet all items on Fnatic, Ez Skins Ez life
2014-06-16 15:46
mason | 
World PRQN 
They won cause NIP had to play for DHS matches later on and they didn't even sleep, so it was expected, NIP didn't even put effort in the match.
2014-06-17 17:08
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