NiP to grand final over Virtus

NiP have made their fourth consecutive major final with a 2-1 (22-18 de_nuke, 9-16 de_cache, 16-8 de_inferno) victory over Virtus.pro.

Virtus.pro started de_nuke in tip top form, as they won the opening pistol round as counter-terrorists and jumped to an early 3-0 lead despite NiP's second round force buy.

The Polish side ran up their lead to 7-0 with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski winning a tough one-on-two before NiP could reply. However, the Swedes lost the next round with time running out in lower.

Still, Adam "friberg" Friberg survived in the round where time expired and put up four AK-47 kills to win his team the next round. Then Virtus.pro stepped up and finished the half 12-3.

NiP won their defensive pistol round and also started the half up 40, but then Virtus.pro's CZ-75 buy proved fatal as they were able to take down all of NiP without any deaths.

Virtus won the next gun round in lower, and friberg's one-on-three effort with a Five-SeveN proved to be for nothing, as the Poles gained map point at a 15-7 score.


Virtus.pro had a strong start on de_nuke 

However, the Swedes refused to give in, and mounted a massive comeback that saw them steam roll the Poles for eight straight rounds to force overtime from an unthinkable position.

In the first overtime Virtus put up two terrorist side rounds, but NiP quickly did the same. They had a chance to close out the map against a broken Polish buy, but NiP's rush was stopped to force a second overtime.

The Swedes then put up an even more impressive effort as terrorists, scoring three straight rounds. Virtus won the first two, including a Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski one-on-two, but eventually fell short 18-22.

To start de_cache pashaBiceps scored a quad kill to win his team the pistol round. NiP's won round four, but Virtus quickly broke their money three times in a row, forcing them to save.

Just like that NiP found themselves trailing 1-9 on the easier side of the map, so they adjusted by using double AWPs on Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Mikail "Maikelele" Bill.


Nothing seemed to work for NiP on de_cache 

The fresh setup paid dividends instantly as NiP won three rounds in a row before splitting the final two, thus converting a lost cause into at least a plausible 5-10 deficit.

Second half it was Snax whose four pistol kills, and Virtus's defuse inside of a smoke in two-on-one, forced NiP on a save and gave the Poles a commanding 12-5 lead.

Double kills by Maikelele and Richard "Xizt" Landström forced NiP on a save, and NiP won the next gunround as well to get within four. Then it all unraveled with Virtus winning a save round in A.

NiP's save and a lost buy got Virtus.pro map point, and though NiP's force buy won them a round, this time Filip "NEO" Kubski and company wouldn't let them back in, and closed the map 16-9.

Virtus.pro continued strong on de_inferno, as they opened the map with a pistol round win as terrorists. However, that's when it all started going devastatingly wrong.

NiP's force buy won round two with only pistols, and they survived a three-on-three afterplant in B next round. They then completele shut down Virtus in B to make it 4-1.


NiP make their fourth consecutive grand final 

Next round saw Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund score a quad kill, and add insult to injury with a knife kill on Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas - a fitting reveng after Snax had knifed Maikelele in the previous map.

From that point on Virtus never really stood a chance as they hardly even came close to winning a round. Maikelele and friberg split the frags to make it 10-1 shortly after.

Despite their best efforts the Poles were simply outmatched on de_inferno, and could not win a second round in the half, thus forced to change sides at a 1-14 deficit.

The Poles attempted a comeback of their own in the second half, and were off to a good start as they won the first four rounds. However, Maikelele clutched a one-on-one on a save round to give NiP game point.

Virtus still won the next few rounds to keep their hopes alive for a while longer, but then Maikelele's two AWP kills secured NiP a 16-8 victory in the B bombsite.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 80 - 61 +19 - 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 66 - 64 +2 - 1.01
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 65 - 63 +2 - 0.98
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 57 - 63 -6 - 0.89
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 51 - 58 -7 - 0.84
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 70 - 59 +11 - 1.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 71 - 65 +6 - 1.07
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 65 - 63 +2 - 1.02
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 51 - 66 -15 - 0.78
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 52 - 66 -14 - 0.76

NiP have now guaranteed themselves a spot in the grand final of DreamHack Winter. They will face the winner of the second semi-final between Na`Vi and LDLC.

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
887
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1603
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1518
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
World Fr3de 
Well played NiP, hope you beat LDLC in the grand final!
2014-11-29 16:50
NaVi gonna win boy
2014-11-29 16:50
#57
mason | 
World PRQN 
YES
2014-11-29 16:51
wiho
2014-11-29 16:50
why LDLC? Maybe Na`Vi who knows. Dont be sure.
2014-11-29 16:51
deserved #GONINJAS
2014-11-29 16:51
always deserve Go Ninja go :3
2014-11-29 16:59
Looking forward to some beautiful CS between my two fav teams. GO ninjas.
2014-11-29 17:05
Lets go boys, win it again!
2014-11-29 17:27
n1
2014-11-29 16:50
nice
2014-11-29 16:50
ez n1
2014-11-29 16:50
#5
Slovakia rades 
gj
2014-11-29 16:50
#8
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Sweden bögpeter 
wu2
2014-11-29 16:50
god damn friberg always getting his shit together after the group stages.
2014-11-29 16:50
can't wait for all these aim lock videos from him. from the last round as they played ct for example. It seems for me like he's using same shit as flusha. Fuck this community
2014-11-29 16:51
kappa?
2014-11-29 16:53
nah, that was all vp losing their calm and feeding nip huge amonts of confidence with stupid plays. they were all streaky stuff. happens a lot to people playing vs rushing teams.
2014-11-29 16:54
And I am santa claus
2014-11-29 16:57
#118
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Poland Marcines 
i saw this aim locks too from friberg, hope someone will do gifs with it
2014-11-29 16:59
Yeah. And there's many people state that the only proof for them of someone's cheats are VAC Ban :D That's too fucking funny to even disscus about it. Valve updating VAC once a year and cheaters are working on their stuff all the time, and they are doing it that good we even see players using aim in LAN tournament watched by 400 000 people. That's not a disgrace for CS that'a a disgrace for all people in esports and CS GO would never be a big game. 1.6 was better.
2014-11-29 17:15
In that instance it wasn't aimlock, because the other guy was actually shooting at him, and he simply flicked to the other enemy. It looked like a legit flick.
2014-11-29 17:12
Yeah. Behind the box heh....
2014-11-29 17:16
yes please angry flusha fanboys i want to see the gifs please i want to see the videos Kappa
2014-11-29 17:21
we got a retard over here!
2014-11-29 17:46
#181
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Poland Marcines 
sweden is just disgrace for cs community(fnatic and nip)
2014-11-29 18:03
umad?
2014-11-29 18:30
soon will explode
2014-11-29 20:29
Yeah I agree, fuck you and the rest of this community.
2014-11-29 18:57
so fast
2014-11-29 16:50
top-notch counter-strike gg both really enjoyable
2014-11-29 16:50
nicely played
2014-11-29 16:50
ggwp
2014-11-29 16:50
n1
2014-11-29 16:50
n1
2014-11-29 16:50
LOL +14
2014-11-29 16:50
#16
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
ggwp maikelelle 2 stronk :D
2014-11-29 16:50
#17
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Finland NUCL3AR 
wp
2014-11-29 16:50
xizt hacking lel
2014-11-29 16:50
#19
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Poland camarpl 
well deserved, on inferno NiP was so much better when it comes to tactics, NiP read VP's moves much better, there was one round where nobody even shot at anybody yet but there were already 5 NiP CTs rotating to the Bs where VP were about to push
2014-11-29 16:53
gratz
2014-11-29 16:50
VP loses 14-1 and don't take the pause, pitiful Ninjas in Pauses
2014-11-29 16:50
What? They took a pause at 5-1.
2014-11-29 16:51
#25
Hong Kong Z23 
yes my friend
2014-11-29 16:50
NIP <3
2014-11-29 16:50
gg
2014-11-29 16:50
NP grats
2014-11-29 16:50
No major-final without NIP ;)
2014-11-29 16:50
wp nip!
2014-11-29 16:50
The first map made the game for nip basically... Nevertheless gg NiP, wasn't believing that after the group stage they would've made it to the finals.
2014-11-29 16:54
when nip lost 3:12 on nuke "hahahahahahahah ur map choice noob, 2:0 for vp" when nip came back and won "2:1 for vp easy :)" when nip lost the 2nd map "eZ sKiN" when nip won 14:1 on inferno "Fxxk that shit, why they started on CT?" come on guys..... please dun ruin epic matches next time pleasepleasepleaseplease
2014-11-29 16:50
noobs gloat before games are done...They are saying vp is trash now
2014-11-29 16:52
#34
ZywOo | 
France eXecutR 
gg
2014-11-29 16:50
#36
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
just insane
2014-11-29 16:51
#37
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Netherlands Nieroth 
Awesome to see NiP like this again. GG.
2014-11-29 16:51
Virtus Pro need to improve their full rounds vs eco, then they are gonna do big big damage.
2014-11-29 16:51
#39
Poland tfg 
it was a rape :) easiest skins of my life to be honest xD
2014-11-29 16:51
N1 Grats
2014-11-29 16:51
n1 eksem, wp nip&vp
2014-11-29 16:51
No Nip not in top10 anymore. Lol Thorin
2014-11-29 16:51
Maikeleleleel beast!
2014-11-29 16:51
ezzzzzzzzzzzz
2014-11-29 16:51
and good ldlc have easy final :)
2014-11-29 16:51
#49
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Denmark reydan 
One of the greatest matches from Dreamhack. Good game!
2014-11-29 16:51
Awesome!
2014-11-29 16:51
DH lol
2014-11-29 16:51
Ez peasy for ldlc
2014-11-29 16:51
#58
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Brazil INSIDER1234 
amazing match i ve bet 200$ on nip and im right hahaaha!
2014-11-29 16:52
#61
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India php_developer 
Fifflaren " NiP needed a stable player and they have one now"
2014-11-29 16:52
#62
Slovenia juzh 
luckers nip. vp much better
2014-11-29 16:52
nip cs:go > vp.
2014-11-29 16:55
Ez! GO NINJAS!
2014-11-29 16:52
NiP is back
2014-11-29 16:52
Should be 2-0 for VP.
2014-11-29 16:52
NIP - real swe champions 4 majors - 4 finals
2014-11-29 16:52
Epic match! I was supporting VP but WP NiP:)
2014-11-29 16:52
good fan ^^
2014-11-29 17:07
hltv kids say "NiP top10,tier 2(3) team" sure gays :)
2014-11-29 16:52
NiP won nuke 22-20 wasn't it not 22-18
2014-11-29 16:52
#72
Sweden ZOD! 
N I P
2014-11-29 16:52
FRIIIIBERG FRIIIIIIIIIIBERG FRIIIIIIIBERG <3
2014-11-29 16:53
expected
2014-11-29 16:53
Maikelele!!
2014-11-29 16:53
bye bye taz bye POLAND REKT
2014-11-29 16:53
7-1
2014-11-29 16:53
mad :P
2014-11-29 18:35
#115
Brazil Ehy 
+1 NEO should stop w/ cs:go HUAHUAHuahuHAUHAUHAUHAUAHUAH BRBRBR 7-1 me away poland noobs
2014-11-29 16:58
my god this retard again
2014-11-29 16:59
#78
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
NiP is way better on such short notice. They needed this new blood. Imagine the power of NiP after months of practice. Maikel is a God with awp.
2014-11-29 16:53
sthap it NIP, it's boring
2014-11-29 16:53
NiP is BACKKKKKKK
2014-11-29 16:53
well, no doubt now they're the greatest team in cs:go history.
2014-11-29 16:53
agree
2014-11-29 18:36
Get_Rekt poland
2014-11-29 16:54
maikeleleleleleleleeeeee
2014-11-29 16:54
N I P <3
2014-11-29 16:54
ez for NiP!
2014-11-29 16:54
friberg the man of game!
2014-11-29 16:55
3 words: BEST TEAM EVER
2014-11-29 16:55
EZ NIP
2014-11-29 16:55
Congratulations Virtus pro on that T side nuke!!! fucked up for themselves. Changes needed : -Taz or -Neo add someone who isn't stuck in dream from past. Pasha also made so many dumb mistakes... its shame.
2014-11-29 16:55
Well played. Goodluck in the final, hope NIP wins.
2014-11-29 16:55
#100
Poland brQ 
@lurpriss Wasn't it 20-22 on nuke?
2014-11-29 16:55
Too bad nuke, they had the match in his pocket, but unfortunately it did not work. Another tournament and once again in the top 3. NIP after compromising matches seems to be returning, but definitely in the top 3 in the world is not yet. GG WP
2014-11-29 16:56
Agree, the match could have gone either way. Would be stupid to quit now, when they are THAT strong. Going out with a performance like that against NIP, is no shame. Edit: They did not lose because they played bad. They lost because NIP played one of their best games ever. If you have to go out, then at least you went out with a big bang, giving it everything you got. Rapha from quake: "I don't mind losing to an opponent playing their A-game, I just mind losing because I don't play up to my own level" Winning, losing doesn't matter. This match would not have been this amazing without VP. It's all about the great memories. Don't keep your head down VP, there's surely potential in your team to win another major if you really want it.
2014-11-29 17:06
Greeeeat great game to watch :)
2014-11-29 16:57
gz NIP <3<3
2014-11-29 16:57
Tier-1-teams fangays were rekt!
2014-11-29 16:57
#108
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
gg both gz nip
2014-11-29 16:57
will be a nice final pity vp played shit t side
2014-11-29 16:58
Great game by friberg
2014-11-29 16:58
great game!
2014-11-29 16:58
Great and intense match! Gratz NiP, and good luck next time VP. gg
2014-11-29 16:58
Incredibly interesting match. GG
2014-11-29 16:58
Although I lost skins I don't mind, what a fantastic game. Well done everyone! Great play by every single member of NIP, I hope they can beat LDLC (Or Navi) tonight.
2014-11-29 16:58
Lost my skins too but NiP deserved to win. VP seriously lacked creativity on inferno t-side and overall NiP just played better today.
2014-11-29 17:01
well, still vp needed just 1 round to be good on nuke.. it couldt go other way.
2014-11-29 17:04
#116
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Singapore Nephalith 
Sad for VP but NiP played flawlessly. No shame on that. Wish NiP the best in the final!
2014-11-29 16:58
Finally rational VP fan, props to you mate ;)
2014-11-29 17:05
gg
2014-11-29 17:01
#124
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Sweden cRUNCHiBOY 
noscopelele izi shit wp NiP!
2014-11-29 17:01
Someone call Lurpiss pl0x
2014-11-29 17:02
I can't believe how good maikelele is playing right now. His awp is really impressive. Pulling off difficult shots in tight clutch situations. Really great too having him get the last kill to beat VP.
2014-11-29 17:02
Deserverd Win. Great play by NIP. Hope for amazing final.
2014-11-29 17:02
VP played very well and it's sad to see them go however NiP was flawless on Inferno, and with some of the best CS I've seen being played on Nuke and VP stomping on Cache, I thoroughly enjoyed probably my fav match in CS history. I look forward to LDLC vs NiP in the grand finals and I hope to see some beautiful CS and hopefully we can surpass 500,00 viewers
2014-11-29 17:04
Nooooo pasha no cryyyyy No pashaa no cryyyyy
2014-11-29 17:06
Sad for VP
2014-11-29 17:06
As I was saying before DH started.. How can you write NiP off when they've only had a bad few months, now got an even stronger team, won the last major even whilst in their slump, and have the talent like they have got.. Boggles my mind how thoorin had them at like 6th best! Weird that he got caught up on the "NiP are now shit" bandwagon.
2014-11-29 17:06
this game was INSANE!
2014-11-29 17:08
will be match about third place??????????? will be match about third place???????????
2014-11-29 17:08
I don't think so, 3-4 places get the same amount of money. Kinda pointless.
2014-11-29 17:09
Glad to see NiP back on the winning road, very well played
2014-11-29 17:09
Thx Virtus Throw!
2014-11-29 17:09
GG awesome match
2014-11-29 17:09
2014-11-29 17:10
no match for 3rd place. :)
2014-11-29 17:10
Goodluck to NiP in the finals! It was pure rape from thier side on ct inerno though :( Expected a bit more from VP after they won the first pistol.
2014-11-29 17:10
Well played NIP. Deserved! :)
2014-11-29 17:10
Really good match. Amazing comeback by NiP on Nuke and stunning performance on Inferno, well deserved.
2014-11-29 17:10
O_o 80-61 FREEEEBERGGG!!
2014-11-29 17:13
Clearly the MVP.
2014-11-29 17:14
*godberg
2014-11-29 17:14
#162
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
Those banana shut downs were insane.
2014-11-29 17:17
The teamwork between him and GeT_RiGhT looked really good there :)
2014-11-29 17:20
so close for VP, they almost had map 1 - which would of sent them through!
2014-11-29 17:22
taz why u trool ur team?! hahahaha screamy pussy!
2014-11-29 17:34
Fribeast confirmed.
2014-11-29 17:36
-taz -pasha -neo vp to disband the best they can do
2014-11-29 17:38
nice to see a 12-3 comeback without using cheap tactics.
2014-11-29 17:38
better team lost bcuz they couldnt finish on nuke and refused to take a timeout on inferno after 7-10 rounds to calm themselves down. really sad, nothing against nip, but skillwise vp should come ahead, this is on them rather than nip
2014-11-29 17:42
I think VP took a timeout in inferno after 6 rounds. You can only take 1 timeout.
2014-11-29 17:49
no they didnt take any timeout on infernom thats the point
2014-11-29 17:51
No no, I'm sure they did. It was 5:1, and there definitely was a break and the commentators said that VP are taking a timeout to chill and figure stuff out.
2014-11-29 18:28
they did, rewatch the game :) i'm pretty sure it was 5-1 where they took a pause
2014-11-29 18:31
Everytime same excuse... X team should won instead of NiP...just wow.
2014-11-29 18:42
GG VP, WP NiP
2014-11-29 17:50
Snax vs friberg heavyweight battle
2014-11-29 17:58
great match from maikelelelelelele
2014-11-29 18:04
neo+taz bad without cheats
2014-11-29 18:22
lol ?
2014-11-29 19:07
well played by both teams
2014-11-29 18:30
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