knock out NiP from ESEA

June 29th, 2014 09:37 have knocked out NiP from ESEA Season 16 Global Finals in the lower bracket semi-final (16-14 on de_inferno, 12-16 on de_train, 16-8 on de_cache).

The repeat of EMS One Katowice and Copenhagen Games grand final took place during day two at ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals, although at a much earlier stage than anticipated. Both teams were knocked down to the lower bracket by North American sides, so they had to battle in the lower bracket semi-final to decide who will stay in the tournament.

Starting as T on de_inferno, NiP's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund secured an early lead for his team with a 1-on-2 clutch in the pistol round.

But despite going up 5-0 after winning the first buy, the Swedes found it hard to string any more rounds together as Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski took matters into his own hands with several multi-kill rounds. The Poles won six in a row before NiP got back on the board, but with Jarząbkowski on 20:10 at the half it was hard for them to do any better, making it a very good ending for Virtus with a 9-6 advantage despite the slow start.

great first half by pasha brings back

The two youngest players on the server, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski and Paweł "byali" Bieliński, then clinched a 2-on-3 situation in the second pistol round, but a perfect trap by NiP annulled it right after for 10-7, with Alesund scoring three pistol kills.

The key buy round went in favor of Bieliński who denied Alesund's clutch attempt, leaving with a comfortable advantage 11-8.

They doubled the lead at 14-8 after a few good B attacks, but Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson's 3 famas kills and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's instant defuse in a 1-on-1 against Filip "Neo" Kubski reinstated hope for their team.

Another successful B attack put Virtus up 15-9, but then NiP had a five-round run to make it 15-14 and hold on to hope for this map. However, the Poles once again went for their go-to tactic, a slow B execution, and the Alesund-Friberg duo was once again unable to hold on, so the first map went to Kubski & co. 16-14.

Moving on to de_train, started by trailing on the T side 0-2, but they quickly turned it around to 4-2 after a few good attacks.

But then a 4-kill round by Lindberg got NiP back into the game and the two teams started exchanging rounds, with neither getting more than one point advantage until the end of the half.

At 7-6 for Alesund stepped up and scored two 4-kill rounds in a row, the second one in a 2-on-4 situation to give NiP the minimal 8-7 lead, finishing the half with 16 kills and 5 assists.

GeT_RiGhT carried NiP to a de_train comeback

But despite the momentum from those couple of rounds, NiP drew closer to their tournament exit as Virtus won the first four rounds of the second half, taking an 11-8 lead after a 1-on-2 clutch by Jarząbkowski.

However, that was a wakeup call for the Ninjas who went on to win 8 of the following 9 rounds on the harder side, taking the map 16-12 and evening the overall score at 1-1. Alesund was naturally the star of the comeback, ending up with 33 kills, 7 assists and only 15 deaths, including another 1-on-2 clutch for matchpoint.

It all came down to de_cache, which started on the T side and went up 3-0. NiP retaliated back to 3-3, but then the Poles took control and won the next five.

The key moment in the map, and as it would turn out the match, happened at 8-4 when Jarząbkowski won an unlikely 1-on-3 clutch and broke NiP's economy right after the Swedes had won a round.

The half ended 11-4, and even though Lindberg's triple in the pistol kept the hopes up, came out victorious 16-8 after some server and internet issues that prevented the stream and GOTV from broadcasting the ending of the match.

29th June 2014
8 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 65 - 51 +14 - 1.19
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 74 - 63 +11 - 1.17
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 51 - 53 -2 - 0.94
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 54 - 54 0 - 0.91
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 46 - 55 -9 - 0.86
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 71 - 56 +15 - 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 58 - 62 -4 - 1.02
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 52 - 53 -1 - 0.95
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 49 - 55 -6 - 0.86
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 46 - 64 -18 - 0.73 will move on to the lower bracket final scheduled for 16:00 where they will meet Natus Vincere who earlier made it through NetcodeGuids (16-7 on de_season, 16-12 on de_dust2). NiP have finished the tournament in 5th-6th place with $3,500.

2014-06-29 09:38
Pawe&#322; 'byali' Bieli&#324;ski 54-54 << 0 << 57.4 0.91 <<? Richard 'Xizt' Landström 52-53 << -1 << 48.1 0.95 <<? nice rating system
2014-06-29 20:05
he only gets kills when he use autosniper in the other rounds he gets nothing fair system imo
2014-06-30 02:36
Poland PEMUS 
2014-06-29 09:38
World SotaS 
VP played really well on de-_cache. Zero pierdolenia.
2014-06-29 09:39
English only please. Thank you.
2014-06-29 09:46
Sweden hWo 
Free transaltion for you: Zero pierdolenia = No Fucking Around
2014-06-29 10:12 police!
2014-06-29 10:17
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
"NiP is the best CS:GO team because they're the most consistent" -Twitch chat okay.
2014-06-29 09:40
Poland Fiwen 
hahaha :D people on chat xD
2014-06-29 09:42
yes they are consistent. Made to the finals in dhs2013, copenhagen games 2013, dhw 2014, copenhagen games 2014, dhs 2014, ems one katowice , sltv star series. "Sure they aren't consistent" :DDDDDD .. While VP only have been in EMS, copenhagen...
2014-06-29 09:44
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Example: A team places 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd place in 4 tournaments. They're still consistent, but they're not "the best".
2014-06-29 09:47
so whos best team? ibuypower? :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD col ? :DDDDDDDDDD
2014-06-29 09:50
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
There is no "best team", there are simply a handful of teams that can all contest the other, which makes tourneys more interesting to watch as there can always be a surprise.
2014-06-29 09:53
2014-06-29 09:58
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Well, okay. Keep on fanboying
2014-06-29 09:58
nice logic mate
2014-06-29 10:06
Johanan is saying the truth
2014-06-29 11:30
Wow, you're a massive idiot. I wonder if you realize this? Probably not.
2014-06-29 13:03
you know, all those fucks i was about to give... i burried them in my backyard
2014-06-29 13:59
2014-06-29 11:31
2014-06-29 11:56
True story xD but if you let for example let virtus pro and nip play 20 maps in a few months I guess nip would win more because they are a little bit better. But if you let them just play 3 maps on 1 day both teams have a high chance to win.
2014-06-29 17:29
I agree with you but then is question? Who the fuck is better then? Because there arent team who got all the top 1 finish while NiP got these 2nd and 3rd places. NiP still will be top 1 until EMS One Cologne and then we see what happens.
2014-06-29 09:52
Actually, im pretty sure that VP will win EMS in Koln. :) 2x majors in one year- seems to be the best team in the world.
2014-06-29 09:59
Madness to call EMS One Cologne winner now :D
2014-06-29 10:01
Well... they are the most consistent. Finishing in 5th-6th place is EXTREMELY rare for NiP. They almost always make it to the finals or win the whole thing.
2014-06-29 09:44
2014-06-29 09:45
nope ? name 5 lan events where nip didnt make it to the finals ?
2014-06-29 09:53
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
3 events: ESWC 2013, StarSeries VII Finals, ESEA Season 16 Final
2014-06-29 09:59
3 out of xxxxx
2014-06-29 11:11
Wow you're really dense aren't you? They've placed the best out of any team on various LANs 2014. Which places them as the best and the most consistent team. If you neglect these actual facts, I pity you. However, I'm not saying they are outplaying any other team, they aren't. VP, Na`Vi, HR, dig and coL are all on par.
2014-06-29 09:56
2014-06-29 10:29
First time where they dont finish top 4.
2014-06-29 10:01
but its true ?
2014-06-29 09:53
2014-06-29 09:41
get right has been underperforming lately. I hope we get our old player back :)
2014-06-29 09:46
France JPK_ 
He carried his team
2014-06-29 13:08
Do you even watch the matches?
2014-06-29 19:15
I have and get_right was missing a lot of easy shots which cost them the game. He did carry, but it wasn't the get_right we know and love.
2014-06-29 19:59
Im not NiP hater but in someway feels good that finally NiP finish tournament below 3rd or 4th place, otherwise NiP performance was too boring and dominant last 2 years for these who arent NiP fans. :D gj VP, games against coL and maybe grand finals will be great. <3
2014-06-29 09:48
2014-06-29 09:51
uff, I was so worried for VP, but fotunately they made it ;) Isnt it funny that the EU teams fight for their lives between themselves? :p
2014-06-29 09:53
Yea, thats pretty cool. :P
2014-06-29 09:55
Meh, weak tournament for NiP and Na'Vi (4 players)
2014-06-29 09:53
2014-06-29 09:55
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
first nip fail in cs:go?
2014-06-29 09:59
eyeyeyy enough. Unlucky for nip, but now pressure is on VP to beat murica.
2014-06-29 10:01
tfg gonna cry hard
2014-06-29 10:02
Germany pmb  
+ haha
2014-06-29 15:54
if nip just used these tactics they would have been fine Kappa
2014-06-29 10:04
Poland metal_cs 
great vp bad luck i cant bet on this coz so late anyway im very happy VP play well next match very hard vs NAVI
2014-06-29 10:11
"evil laugh"
2014-06-29 10:11
virtus pro playing good mane
2014-06-29 10:14
i feel so bad for get_right, hes too good for any team...
2014-06-29 10:49
1-15 so gud Kappa
2014-06-29 13:04
2-12. But yeah...
2014-06-29 14:11
ye one time like that never happened to f0rest LOL
2014-06-29 18:10
LOL look at his overall stats...u med?
2014-06-29 21:16
Snax jetlag, pasha without form they said
2014-06-29 10:49
<3 VP well done guys
2014-06-29 11:00
VP did a very good job. GJ.
2014-06-29 11:06
Are vp guys really gonna get just 6hours of sleep?
2014-06-29 11:17
if so they may be weak against navi
2014-06-29 12:28
6 hours isn't that low... I usually get around 5-6 hours normally. Tho i can understand with Snax, gonna be hard for him, but shouldn't affect the others.
2014-06-29 13:31
link for vod please someone :)
2014-06-29 11:42
get_right threw the first match vs col, and his team threw the match vs vp. usually nip players step up when a teammate is not on his game; this time they all stepped down when a teammate is :D
2014-06-29 11:47
Poland trancemeister 
VP too stroNK , gg.
2014-06-29 11:54
NiP top 1!
2014-06-29 12:18
ye NiP is still the #1 team in the world but in this tournament they didnt perform any good
2014-06-29 12:29
Poland kRAMERO 
nip #1 buahahahaha best joke ever
2014-06-29 14:15
So, who is #1 then?
2014-06-29 14:16
2014-06-29 16:53
That's not what the statistic say.
2014-06-29 16:54
2014-06-29 18:12
Is anyone else noticing a scoring trend with regards to cache? NiP vs coL = 16:7 NiP v MJ/OEF = 16:8 NCG vs OG = 16:8 iBP vs VP = 16:8 VP vs NiP = 16:8 With the only large score deviations being iBP vs OG = 16:3 VP vs NCG = 16:3
2014-06-29 12:45
2014-06-29 12:57
Poland trancemeister 
There is currently no such thing as number 1 As you can see, each team has good and bad games. There are a few teams that are in the forefront as NiP, VP, Dignitas or Na'Vi, the level is aligned and often winning the match determines the disposition of the day. Alternatively, you ALB BLOOD you can be number 1 and your funny comments "NiP TOP 1", go better go better on Oral with Christopher.
2014-06-29 12:59
I'd like to refer you to this thread This is pretty much why nip are top 1.
2014-06-29 14:01
friberg you said to bet on you! :P
2014-06-29 13:11
2014-06-29 13:16
they're saving strats for Cologne
2014-06-29 13:59
saving strats for DHW 2019
2014-06-29 14:12
nip top 5 wtf?
2014-06-29 14:57
They said Snax travelled and stayed awake from EU to texas over 30 Hours. Still the best player here. Now wrap your head around that.
2014-06-29 15:31
That is beyond amazing if it is true :) But the best player according to rating is GeT_RiGhT in this match ;) But you maybe talked about VP only :)
2014-06-29 15:46
Germany pmb  
he activated his super saiyajin mode 4 sure.. now he needs to do it again
2014-06-29 15:54
2014-06-29 18:12
good job vp
2014-06-29 15:33
Can i post a funny relevant picture here or not? I dont know if someone deleted it or what happened, I read the rules and see nothing i did wrong?
2014-06-29 15:45
Snax after 30 hours? Still beast, and best. ;D
2014-06-29 15:58
nip's ct side on inferno has been more and more crappy these days. hmm. interesting.
2014-06-29 16:24
2014-06-29 16:24
that's sad :/
2014-06-29 17:06
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Is this first time NiP isn't atleast top 3 on a LAN?
2014-06-29 17:13
This was the closest tournament ever, never saw so many good players in counter-strike in so many teams and the matches are closer than ever. Thx valve for this great game.
2014-06-29 17:50
Good stuff.
2014-06-29 18:14
VP win ESEA! :)
2014-06-29 18:27
good job VP, as always good battle between those 2 teams.
2014-06-29 21:35
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