LDLC win MLG X-Games Aspen
LDLC have overcome NiP 2-1 (16-11 de_dust2, 17-19 de_inferno, 16-10 de_cobblestone) to win MLG X-Games Aspen 2015 and $25,000.
LDLC opened up the rematch of DreamHack Winter's grand final by winning the pistol round, but NiP quickly rebounded by winning round two, allowing them go up 2-1.
After making it 3-5, Adam "friberg" Friberg's two AK-47 kills got NiP within one, and the Swedes soon strolled to six rounds total, regaining the lead at 6-5 scoreline.
LDLC's aggressive play in the middle area tied the score at six, but then NiP showed strong terrorist side play as they closed out the half with three wins, and a 9-6 lead.
Xizt's NiP got a second shot at LDLC after DH Winter final loss
LDLC then split into the A bombsite, and with their pistols took down NiP and broke their money to make the score 9-10. The French then won the next round, forcing NiP on another save.
All of a sudden up 11-10, Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey's team wound up winning eight unanswered rounds to turn the game on its heels, up 14-10 after a 6-10 deficit a short while ago.
The Ninjas could muster only one more round before Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and company put them out of their misery and walked away with a 16-11 map one victory on de_dust2.
friberg started off de_inferno with two kills to put NiP up 1-0, and his team quickly extended their lead to three rounds, despite LDLC's three kills on round three.
NBK had some solid rounds in the grand final
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux's two kills helped LDLC shut down NiP in B, and they were able to take down NiP twice more to tie the game up at nine rounds a piece.
Tied at 10-10, friberg scored two entires to put NiP back up on top, followed by a one-on-two after plant clutch in B, that forced LDLC on a save round, and down 10-13.
f0rest's individual play wasn't enough to defeat LDLC
NBK- then scored four AK-47 kills in B to pull LDLC within one, but NiP forced map point by taking over the A site for a 15-13 lead, though LDLC still up in maps 1-0.
LDLC won the opening round, as well as the third round, easily. However, in between f0rest managed to sneak in a one-on-one win to give NiP a chance.
LDLC win; effectively become the best in the world
The Frenchmen won their defensive pistol round as well, resulting in a three round run before NiP attempted two straight buy rounds, neither of which had much success.
Up 12-10, it was in-game leader Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's turn to contribute three kills, and NiP were then shut then, as the Swedes couldn't win another round, finally surrendering 10-16.
K - D
Richard 'shox' Papillonshox
78 - 55
Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy
72 - 60
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
61 - 52
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
58 - 67
Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz
45 - 56
MLG X-Games Aspen final standings:
1. LDLC - $25,000
2. NiP - $12,500
3. dignitas - $7,500
4. fnatic - $5,000
fnatic, Cloud9, CLG, Liquid and KaBuM.TD will be on display at ClutchCon next weekend in Denver, Colorado, while NiP will take part in ASUS ROG Winter 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.