NiP scrape win over TSM

Ninjas in Pyjamas are through to the semi-finals at ESL One Katowice following a 2-1 victory over Team SoloMid (16-8 on de_dust2, 4-16 on de_inferno and 16-12 on de_nuke.)

On de_dust2, NiP, who began on the Terrorist side, got the start they needed as they won the opening four rounds of the half thanks to a triple kill from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg in the pistol round and some quality sniper work from Aleksi "allu" Jalli with the Scout and the AWP afterwards.

The fifth round then went to Team SoloMid as NiP ran out of time to plant the bomb, but the Swedish team immediately regained control of the match and restored a four-round lead.

In the seventh round, Team SoloMid denied a mid-B split from NiP, which allowed Finn "karrigan" Andersen’s men to cut the gap to 3-6. Two more rounds then went NiP’s way, but the Swedes’ streak was cut short after they failed to sell a mid fake. Still, that did not stop the ESL One Cologne champions from winning the remaining rounds, the last of which thanks to an amazing 1-on-3 clutch from Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund in the A site.

In the second half, NiP got off to a great start as they denied Team SoloMid's A push from long, despite Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen getting three kills to his name, but then the Swedish team were taken by surprise in the first anti-eco round.

NiP replied immediately after and took the score to 14-5, but then TSM found a lifeline after executing a mid-B split. Two more rounds then went to the Danish team, who were, however, unable to prevent their opponents from closing the map out at 16-8. 


f0rest topped the scoreboard on de_dust2 

Next up was de_inferno, where TSM, who began on the Terrorist side, came out the brighter following a textbook B push in the pistol round. NiP came close to winning the second eco round, but a 1v3 clutch from dupreeh kept TSM in the driving seat.

The first gun round also went TSM’s way following a B push, but then NiP broke the Danes’ momentum with just a little piece of equipment. Still, the Swedish team were immediately pegged back following yet another B entry from their opponents.

A 1v3 clutch from Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth in B in the next round enlarged TSM's lead to 6-1 and forced NiP to go on eco. In the following gun round, Adam "friberg" Friberg put his team back in the game with four kills, but the former dignitas team kept piling the pressure on their opponents and took the score to 9-3.

NiP scored their fourth round of the half thanks to a mid-banana push, but they were unable to capitalize on that as TSM won the final two rounds of the half with ease.

Things went from bad to worse for NiP right after as they were completely obliterated in the pistol round following a mid push towards archside, and in the first gun round they were aback by a stunning Famas ace from Xyp9x in B, which powered TSM to secure an impressive 16-4 lead and tie the series 1-1.


Xyp9x was on fire on de_inferno

It all came down to de_nuke, where NiP were able to capitalise on the fact that they started on the highly-favoured CT side as they picked up the first three rounds of the map. The first gun round then went to TSM, who executed a great entry into the upper site, but NiP regained control of the proceedings and took the score to 5-1.

A secret push with smokes and flashes towards the Lower site then put TSM back in the game and powered them to equalise the score on five rounds. The rest of the half was a really close affair, with NiP eventually taking a 9-6 lead into the second half.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, NiP tried to rush the lower site in the pistol round but it went horribly wrong for them, which allowed TSM to reduce the gap to just two rounds. Nevertheless, the Swedish team refused to give up and won three consecutive rounds, taking the score to 12-7 in their favour.

TSM then embarked on a five-round winning streak to level the score, which served as a wake-up call for NiP, who picked up four rounds in a row to seal passage into the semi-final stage of the tournament. 

Sweden
Matchpage
2
1
14th March 2015
Denmark
16
Dust2
8
4
Inferno
16
16
Nuke
12

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 65 - 49 +16 - 1.28
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 51 +3 - 1.07
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 47 - 48 -1 - 0.99
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 38 - 48 -10 - 0.86
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 41 - 52 -11 - 0.77
 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 65 - 43 +22 - 1.32
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 50 - 46 +4 - 1.12
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 46 - 49 -3 - 0.94
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 48 - 54 -6 - 0.89
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 38 - 54 -16 - 0.73

Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
NiP magic
2015-03-14 16:26
more like TSM choke as always
2015-03-14 16:26
+1
2015-03-14 16:27
That was quick, article was written as the match was going on and posted right after. Was there another one for TSM victory that was trashed? hmmm??? :)
2015-03-14 16:29
They make an article, during the maps. Saying who played good on what map. So if tsm won it would just say TSM win, same article
2015-03-14 16:30
There is basically two lines in this article that was made after NiP was through. The first two lines actually. After that it's just what happened in dust2 and a little inferno.
2015-03-14 16:31
If you were a journalist you would know.
2015-03-14 17:49
They most likely write it during the matches. The only thing it seems that they add after, is the first paragraph: "Ninjas in Pyjamas are through to the semi-finals at ESL One Katowice following a 2-1 victory over Team SoloMid (16-8 on de_dust2, 4-16 on de_inferno and 16-12 on de_nuke.)" and the statoverview.
2015-03-14 17:54
+1 Dupreeh going aggressive in yard :(((((
2015-03-14 16:27
+1
2015-03-14 16:29
device = chokice
2015-03-14 16:59
yeah wow magic to come in a semifinal hahaha and loose 3 out of 4 finals
2015-03-14 16:33
retards just watch the game with "POV" and you'll see how dumb you're !!!
2015-03-14 16:43
Fanboy go back to romanian street and go beg for your poor family Zigeuner
2015-03-14 22:42
NiP magic = GTR and forest carry
2015-03-14 16:59
#5
Russia Zedeg 
gg
2015-03-14 16:26
Yeah, HLTV whine turned out to be retarded as usual. *WAAH WAAH NUKE IS SO CT SIDED PLEASE REMOVE IT WAAH WAAH*
2015-03-14 16:39
#6
Australia b34r 
ez
2015-03-14 16:25
#8
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Estonia jesuschrist~ 
GO NIP
2015-03-14 16:26
rip
2015-03-14 16:26
sure
2015-03-14 16:26
n1
2015-03-14 16:26
y
2015-03-14 16:26
Choke again TSM
2015-03-14 16:26
noooooooo
2015-03-14 16:26
SO FAST!
2015-03-14 16:26
#15
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
Chokeboys
2015-03-14 16:26
nice
2015-03-14 16:26
huehuehue
2015-03-14 16:26
#19
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
why did you choke again tsm :(
2015-03-14 16:26
TSM choke
2015-03-14 16:26
#choke
2015-03-14 16:26
expected
2015-03-14 16:26
ez
2015-03-14 16:26
what a fine choke that was wp nip
2015-03-14 16:26
#27
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Hungary Bonkheads 
"Fuck Em Up"
2015-03-14 16:26
TSM Choke. nothing more to say.
2015-03-14 16:26
Kinda sad to see, first they choke in semi's now in quaterfinals
2015-03-14 16:28
Well. Thats danish cs:go for you :P
2015-03-14 16:28
I went all in with thinking (they just can't choke again, its impossible). ROFL :(
2015-03-14 16:31
#29
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Denmark dondane 
It's a sad day boys. Device was so good up untill last 5 rounds :(
2015-03-14 16:26
together with cajun..
2015-03-14 16:31
nip so lucky
2015-03-14 16:27
Xyp9x :((((
2015-03-14 16:27
Heart attack game # ty for ez skins tsm
2015-03-14 16:27
We're guaranteed a double major champion now!
2015-03-14 16:27
#35
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Bulgaria vilgax0000 
chokenitas
2015-03-14 16:27
#38
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Spain zevo 
GTR
2015-03-14 16:27
hardest skins of my life Kappa
2015-03-14 16:28
#43
f0rest | 
Lithuania TaigoN 
f0rest MVP
2015-03-14 16:28
Rip teamBOTmid! GO NINJAS!
2015-03-14 16:28
TSM never lucky
2015-03-14 16:28
LUCKY FOR NiP
2015-03-14 16:28
sad. momma bois cant handle the pressure on big stage everytime..
2015-03-14 16:28
NIP gets me down and quickly gets me back up LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOO NIIIIIPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!
2015-03-14 16:28
undeserved
2015-03-14 16:28
yea nip won because tsm was better right:D?
2015-03-14 16:50
#161
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
stupid germans are stupid =D
2015-03-14 16:58
How fast You publish :D
2015-03-14 16:28
GO NINJAS GO!
2015-03-14 16:28
EZ ChokeSM EZ Life
2015-03-14 16:29
GG <3
2015-03-14 16:29
Is it really that TSM choked or did NIP get really lucky final rounds?
2015-03-14 16:29
choke
2015-03-14 16:29
device in the smoke outside 0 kill karrigan vs f0rest planting 10hp TSM choked :(
2015-03-14 16:31
I mean.. he should not have waited that long. He could have had 3 in the back :/
2015-03-14 16:33
TSM choked like ALWAYS..
2015-03-14 16:30
a mix of both
2015-03-14 16:30
both, but also lucky timings for nip when it really matters the most. they have to pray prior to those matches quite a lot
2015-03-14 16:33
GG WP
2015-03-14 16:29
amazing performance by forest and gtr nuke t side :o
2015-03-14 16:29
don't worry tweeday will make it look like NiP totally dominated this series
2015-03-14 16:29
Typical him :)
2015-03-14 16:30
#126
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Australia evaD3 
Because he should make a video of all their deaths... -.-
2015-03-14 16:44
So if an organization pays you to make videos for them,you would post the bad things?
2015-03-14 16:50
lol as moviemaker, should he highlight lost rounds or deaths? Is it how movies works in your bright ideas?
2015-03-14 16:50
lol ur stupid af
2015-03-14 17:52
n1
2015-03-14 16:30
What up now Danes? You guys were shitting on NiP all the way but they pulled through. I'm impressed by your Inferno play though. Really good. I originally expected a 2-0 win from NiP after they won Dust 2 decisively but they choked pretty hard all the way until the second half of Nuke. It was TSM's time to choke afterwards LOL. GGWP to both Swedes and Danes.
2015-03-14 16:30
where are u now nip haterzZZ
2015-03-14 16:30
I'm still here :)
2015-03-14 16:32
lol loving vox but hating nip arent u the one with the balls
2015-03-14 16:35
Whats the problem with that i support Vox Eminor?
2015-03-14 16:44
the problem is that you're braindead, supporting a tier 545454 team and hating on nip just gjgj
2015-03-14 16:49
You are just dumb :) really. I don't want to waste more of my time on you :)
2015-03-14 16:49
well, I'm not the one supporting vox my friend:)))))))
2015-03-14 16:51
+1 ddddddddd
2015-03-14 16:51
because the way to do it is just support the winning team
2015-03-14 17:53
i have to ask. are you actually, in reality, hating a team that plays videogames? i'm asking because it seems rather weird to me
2015-03-14 19:56
I am not hating :) Was just a little wink wink to make him go off and he felt in the trap. I just dont support NiP and i have never done that.
2015-03-14 21:11
fair enough ;)
2015-03-14 21:12
But why is it wrong to support a lower tier team than a high tier team? The CS:GO community in Australia is growing. Is it wrong to support a team from another continent is it? :)
2015-03-14 21:14
no i have not indicated that it would be wrong. quite the contrary, i always enjoy the underdog winning. i was only curious about the "hating"
2015-03-14 21:15
oh alright :) Just some people on HLTV, has totally misunderstood the meaning of supporting teams differently :)
2015-03-14 21:16
well it's hltv. can't expect too much from people with highly limited brain capacity. they're doing their best ;D
2015-03-14 21:18
just say GeT_RiGhT
2015-03-14 16:30
What a nice game.
2015-03-14 16:30
:(
2015-03-14 16:31
Device played really bad after they tied at 12-12. Its like they gave NiP control of outside and then secret. Really hard to retake at that point.
2015-03-14 16:31
its not Device that couldn't stop NiP. its the smokes.
2015-03-14 16:37
NiP fail smoked outside I think two times,if u listened to the POV stream of NiP you could hear them getting angry over the fact that they fail the same smokes outside a couple of times,so TSM was never superior in the 3rd map to begin with it was just NiP failing hard in the 3rd map,while in the 2nd map...well it was stomping from TSM,they played it extremely well
2015-03-14 16:45
well said, but that was the longest run on sentence I have ever seen lololol
2015-03-14 16:51
If smokes covered all T, why didn't he fall back and regroup with his team at ramp ??? As i saw, he tried to get some frag even there's smoke and failed miserably.
2015-03-14 16:53
have you seen GTR play before? He is using smoke as a screen to not get spotted and gain more info.
2015-03-14 18:36
But Device got spotted and died everytime NiP getting into secret.
2015-03-14 18:49
#83
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Poland Redrumowy 
Chokerino is real, they won't win anything ever. That was their best shot
2015-03-14 16:31
GGWP !
2015-03-14 16:32
device lost the game for TSM. the most important round of the game he got inside of a smoke which was USELESS even if he stayed inside of it.
2015-03-14 16:32
A loss is a loss, don't blame it on individual players. + TSM are known to choke a lot, similar to Cloud9 lol.
2015-03-14 16:34
also NiP exploited a major bug in the game (just for using tec9s)
2015-03-14 16:37
Nah that 1v1 killed it for them. You could even say losing the anti eco after pistol caused it...
2015-03-14 16:38
device was the first to die on anti eco
2015-03-14 16:44
I saw cajunb playing the way he was and was like "they got this!" The whole team choked *sigh*...
2015-03-14 16:46
yes karrigan was shooting the wall instead of the enemy, when the enemy showed up he didnt have bullets. you cant blame dupreeh/xyp9x/cajunb tho.. they were playing solid
2015-03-14 16:48
NiP my fucking love
2015-03-14 16:32
how much TSM fans?
2015-03-14 16:32
2 EZ
2015-03-14 16:33
#92
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United Kingdom peaks 
Awesome BO3. GG <3
2015-03-14 16:33
chokerino :P
2015-03-14 16:33
Allu is so bad on inferno and nuke :(
2015-03-14 16:33
Nice BO3,wp boys
2015-03-14 16:33
May be ex-dignitas... still Choke-nitas?
2015-03-14 16:34
NiP weren't bad , TSM got stronger ,who said FeTish was better than karrigan ....
2015-03-14 16:34
Very entertaining match from both teams, with great individuals move ! TSM turned out from being a heavily CT-sided team to displaying great T-side rounds but actually struggling in defense (both on dust2 and nuke). This should end up being a sick day of CS with the way it has started !
2015-03-14 16:35
#136
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Australia evaD3 
Good comment. Although I don't think you can take away from nips changes. They seem to have implemented a slightly new style. As a whole, I think Cs go t side has gained a massive push.
2015-03-14 16:48
THEY A FUCKING KIDDING ME
2015-03-14 16:35
What an awesome game to watch!
2015-03-14 16:36
GeT_RiGhT stepping up when it's needed in the majors as always.
2015-03-14 16:36
Choke yolo mid
2015-03-14 16:36
Katowice ez NIP
2015-03-14 16:37
Get_RekT, gg aLL
2015-03-14 16:38
What's the difference between allu and maikelele? With allu NiP wins.
2015-03-14 16:38
#139
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Australia evaD3 
The quarter final??
2015-03-14 16:49
The whole tournament ))
2015-03-14 17:01
GeT_RiGhT oyuncunun hasi'sin hasi..
2015-03-14 16:39
#119
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Denmark Nix0z 
Lucky NIP.
2015-03-14 16:40
NiP began on CT side :) first sentense.
2015-03-14 16:42
#121
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Finland coswell 
Dear Device snd Dupreeh, Stop sucking in important games :| Sincerely, coswell Kinda feel bad for them. I was sure NiP would lose when they they drawed the game. Get Right saved them :) Gogo Ninjas! Allu step up against envyus! :)
2015-03-14 16:42
TSM no awp = 16-1 TSM awping = lose
2015-03-14 16:43
Get_Right says everything
2015-03-14 16:43
#146
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Australia evaD3 
Gtr exploded
2015-03-14 16:50
CHOKE
2015-03-14 16:43
allu needs to wake up.
2015-03-14 16:44
#143
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Finland kappaboi 
Yeah, he did good in d2 but in inf and nuke not so good.. Lets hope he wake up vs envy and show us why hes in nip :)
2015-03-14 16:49
Can you please send him some Finnish vodka and sauna power through telepathy?
2015-03-14 16:54
#163
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Finland kappaboi 
haha :D i can try!
2015-03-14 16:59
well, I really want Nip to crush envyus! They will reveal their strats in this match... gl NiP, time for revenge.
2015-03-14 16:44
It felt like they were much closer to that final this time :(
2015-03-14 16:47
didnt watch the first 2 games, Allu played bad?
2015-03-14 16:49
yes :( but he did good on Dust2.
2015-03-14 16:55
#144
World doh 
-allu
2015-03-14 16:49
wow allu's stat haha
2015-03-14 16:51
dupreeh: "no chokerino" hueheuheuheuh :-PP
2015-03-14 16:51
What a match! I thought that TSM had it there on nuke CT when they got it going and wasn't convinced that NiP could pull it back the way they did. Great game and TSM really show that they are a great team, they just need to get past that one tournament barrier thats holding them back.
2015-03-14 16:51
what the hell is wrong with TSM?
2015-03-14 16:54
They won one map comfortably and almost beat NiP in de_nuke. What choke again? NiP may not be on the level of nV and fnatic, but they are better than TSM. Well, for now. And TSM simply doesn't have a player like GTR that can step up and make a huge difference. device has great moments (like the double on allu and friberg) and some bad ones. So, the normal for a pro player, I guess? Great game to watch indeed. Good play on both parts, except one or two silver moments. And de_nuke was actualy interesting to watch which is rare, but that's what you get when two teams are fighting for their lives.
2015-03-14 16:59
I'd say they're equally individually skilled as the NiP players, they're just mentally weak and have less synergy. If they can battle their issues they're a #1 team contender.
2015-03-14 19:46
I think the skill gap is not very wide, but it is still there. Plus, the experience of f0rest and GTR in majors is tremendously important in key moments. allu is also in adaptation mode and the team will get stronger, assuming the other players keep delivering.
2015-03-14 19:52
Good Job!
2015-03-14 17:03
Allu -10 gj
2015-03-14 17:20
gtr played well on nuke. close game:)
2015-03-14 17:25
#172
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Denmark fyhn 
It's as if their are afraid of winning play-off games. 6-9 as T and the pistol round as CT, and yet they manage to lose. If it had been online the throwing accusations would be all over HLTV.
2015-03-14 17:36
Allu won alot of rounds for them in d2.
2015-03-14 17:42
intense
2015-03-14 17:52
allu much lower than expected
2015-03-14 17:53
He's a top 10 player in the world, he just needs time to fully settle down in the team.
2015-03-14 19:43
Get right like allways ?
2015-03-14 18:19
so sad, I expected by win of TSM...
2015-03-14 19:36
#190
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Australia SUNSPY 
There was no choke. There was only NiP rising to a higher level when it really mattered, as they have many times before Feel for you TSM, but be proud.. you played incredible, seemed like the best you could hope for.. I'm sure if they keep working hard on their game they will go that next step soon ! amazing effort
2015-03-14 20:05
Well said!
2015-03-14 21:14
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