TSM beat NiP to win FACEIT Stage 1

stich
May 4th, 2015 01:18

Team SoloMid came from behind to beat Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 and win FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 (1-16 on de_inferno, 21-18 on de_dust2 and 16-12 on de_cache).

With the semi-finals of the FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 finals taking place earlier in the day, TSM, who triumphed over fnatic, faced off against NiP, who edged out Virtus.pro in a three-map series. The map draw played out as such: de_inferno, de_dust2 and de_cache.

After a lengthy series of delays due to network issues that kept winding the clock back on the game's start, the match finally commenced with NiP taking pistol on their CT side and continuing to pull ahead on de_inferno.

TSM suceeded in taking the sixth round of the game, but it was not to be for the rest of the half as NiP continued a one-sided stomp, finishing 14-1 up as the half ended.


NiP engaged cruise control on de_inferno

Both teams opted to buy armor on the second pistol round, but it was the Swedish-Finnish NiP who had the stronger set of gear as they brawled their way onto A site and took the second pistol round of the game. From there, it was a matter of NiP taking an easy final round, and the map closed 16-1.

de_dust2, which was NiP's choice, began with another confident lead for Richard "Xizt" Landström and his men. However, TSM finally started to liven up a bit in the series and began to shut down NiP's pushes, equalising the score at 5-5.

The Danes continued to drive forward and secured their own CT side in their favour: 10-5. Though NiP managed to put in pistol work and secure three rounds, TSM continued to strengthen their own teamplay and moved forward until the score stood at 14-8.

With Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth easily carrying the day for TSM in terms of frags, an A-split by the Danes on the 25th round brought them match point; NiP rallied six rounds in a row by simply playing passive and not allowing TSM to gather positional advantages.

With the score at 15-14, Adam "friberg" Friberg picked up three important kills and forced the overtime.


Xyp9x powered TSM to a third map

The first round of overtime saw Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and René "cajunb" Borg performing a tap dance in a one-versus-one, with the Dane ultimately prevailing. The next round, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund carried his team's hopes with a monstrous three kill play in lower B. TSM managed to dispel any chance of an advantage for the Ninjas however by picking up the final rounds of the MR5 overtime, finishing at 19-16 up.

Despite NiP mounting a slight comeback, TSM defended A-site successfully on the 38th round, giving them map point. In the next round, TSM found their inner Zen and took de_dust with a score of 21-18.

With de_cache the final map of play, NiP easily claimed the pistol round in their favour. A third-round buy from TSM paid off and allowed the Danish team to break their opponents' momentum. After losing the following two eco rounds, NiP then showed great defensive work in B to equalise the game on three rounds.

TSM then picked up two rounds to bring the scoreline to 5-3 in their favour, but their streak was cut short by a triple kill from friberg during an A retake. However, the Ninjas were unable to follow it up with another round as they were caught off-guard in a force-buy A rush by the Danes. The former dignitas team added two more rounds to their tally, but NiP picked themselves up in the final stages of the half to cut the gap to 7-8.

In the second half, TSM came out the brighter and further enlarged their lead, but NiP acquitted themselves well in gun play and restored parity later on. However, TSM upped the pace in the dying stages and strung a few rounds together to seal victory and scoop the title, their second in the space of a week.

Denmark
Matchpage
2
1
3rd May 2015
Sweden
1
Inferno
16
21
Dust2
18
16
Cache
12

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 66 - 56 +10 - 1.16
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 61 - 62 -1 - 1.03
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 53 - 60 -7 - 0.91
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 47 - 60 -13 - 0.82
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 42 - 61 -19 - 0.74
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 64 - 50 +14 - 1.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 61 - 53 +8 - 1.07
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 61 - 55 +6 - 1.06
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 56 - 54 +2 - 1.03
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 55 - 57 -2 - 0.93

FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 final standings:

1. Denmark Team SoloMid
2. Sweden NiP
3-4. Sweden fnatic
3-4. Poland Virtus.pro
5-6. Australia Immunity
5-6. CIS Na`Vi
7-8. United States Team Liquid
7-8. United States eLevate

* Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1421
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1276
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1465
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1413
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1339
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1436
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
good
2015-05-04 01:18
good? they only win small lans. they never won a major and probably never will tbh.
2015-05-04 01:20
yea quarter next major
2015-05-04 01:21
update 1. vp 2. tsm 3. NIP 4. fnatic 5. navi 6. envy
2015-05-04 11:35
hahahahahahahaha VP at first place? Are you serious? They won esea, thats all. Fnatic won last mayor and are the number 1, tsm second, nip/envy third.
2015-05-04 12:09
they are the only one that beat tsm on this lan but not #1 realy and making top10s is kinda pointless
2015-05-04 12:32
1. TSM 2. FNATIC 3. NIP 4. ENVY 5. VP 6. NAVI
2015-05-04 12:12
#166
REZ | 
Sweden Kinne 
+1, first time I see a legit top "x"
2015-05-09 02:08
How much?
2015-05-04 01:25
1337 euroes
2015-05-04 01:27
that's to much
2015-05-04 03:06
How much?
2015-05-04 01:26
#54
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
how much? salty, eh?
2015-05-04 01:26
Major 250k Faceit 225k. Dosent really matter,since they have already earned more than fnatic has,and so has VP.
2015-05-04 01:30
that's for the entire year tho Not just this tournament.
2015-05-04 01:39
its 275k 50k was used for smaller leagues qualifying for the final. 225k was divided at the very final.
2015-05-04 03:13
TSM won around 40k dollars says Dupreeh on twitter.
2015-05-04 09:17
how much?
2015-05-04 01:41
u mad, two times tsm defeat fnatic ez u must be tard
2015-05-04 01:53
Butthurt biatch, why do you even bother commenting, its you who lost :)
2015-05-04 10:07
There's only been 5 majors. They placed top 8 in all of them, top 4 in most of them. Looking back at their history with Fetish they barely won any (I can't remember any) lan events, big or small. Now they have strung together 2 events, and even though they were small, all top teams were there (nV and VP weren't at both of them though). These are the teams they will be facing in the majors and if it continues like this they just need to avoid VP and they have a good chance of making it to a grand final of a major and maybe even win it. At this moment the top 5 has a chance of winning the next major, we'll see who will be the victor.
2015-05-04 17:58
Deserved
2015-05-04 01:20
Karrigan's performance was the second greatest thing I've seen today. The first one was FODDER's 3 inches D.
2015-05-04 01:21
#5
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Denmark fyhn 
#thedream #tsmbelieve
2015-05-04 01:18
3
2015-05-04 01:18
nice
2015-05-04 01:18
"Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT" srsly?
2015-05-04 01:25
#59
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
hehe congratz you won ten Pound each
2015-05-04 01:27
u w0t m8
2015-05-04 01:34
TSM only winning small lans.
2015-05-04 01:19
small lans? there was almost the best teams in the World, salt is real.
2015-05-04 01:20
#33
United Kingdom L$D 
haha small lan with most of the best teams
2015-05-04 01:21
This was a $275,000 league.
2015-05-04 01:21
With the best teams in the world?
2015-05-04 01:22
#62
f0rest | 
Argentina GZ^ 
yup
2015-05-04 01:27
#139
 | 
Sweden Donger89 
16-1 pls
2015-05-04 08:38
1:2 pls
2015-05-04 10:37
Still Lost
2015-05-04 15:40
russian teams win nothing
2015-05-04 01:26
#9
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Belarus Starvoid 
gg
2015-05-04 01:19
wp bois
2015-05-04 01:19
gg, TSM deserved the win. Congrats captain birdseye and co.
2015-05-04 01:19
cool
2015-05-04 01:19
lol
2015-05-04 01:40
#13
United Kingdom L$D 
AYYYYY get stomped
2015-05-04 01:19
gg TSM
2015-05-04 01:19
Very deserved. Glad to see another team going huge.
2015-05-04 01:19
Light a candle for NiP. Make me rich pls [*]
2015-05-04 01:20
easiest skins in my life, lol
2015-05-04 01:20
2 true 1. TSM ARE TOP1 ATM 2. NiP are the second place team
2015-05-04 01:20
y,ofc.
2015-05-04 01:39
#20
 | 
Portugal dracø 
Deserved! TSM was the only team that deserved to win this tournament, not only because of the teamwork that they display but also because of the matches that they had to reach the final (No easy NA/AUS matches). I was hoping for a TSM vs VP rematch in the final tho. But this was good enough! :D TSM TSM TSM
2015-05-04 01:20
#41
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
+1. I'm actually really happy that TSM won although I really wanted NiP to get a title.
2015-05-04 01:22
EZ 16-1 lol TSM FTW <3 #1 - Na'Vi #2 - TSM
2015-05-04 01:20
expected<3
2015-05-04 01:20
wp honestly
2015-05-04 01:20
Can we all agree thoring knows nothing and can we please shut his continously yolo-speak up now? -Thorin + warowl
2015-05-04 01:20
Warowl? Ayy lmao
2015-05-04 01:27
better than thorin lele
2015-05-04 01:43
MUCH better, he has some objectivity and knowledge of the game, not just the last few things he recalls..
2015-05-04 01:45
lol warowl doesn't know shit about pro teams
2015-05-04 12:31
+1
2015-05-04 01:29
"* Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT" lol wat
2015-05-04 01:21
je, i wanted to know how much they were playing for.
2015-05-04 01:30
2 dollars for winner, 50cent for 2nd, 100k for pitas new car
2015-05-04 09:20
GG WP
2015-05-04 01:21
* Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT wtf ?????
2015-05-04 01:21
#31
Finland milA 
* Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT is this some sort of a joke? :D
2015-05-04 01:21
TSM Hype BOyz
2015-05-04 01:21
#34
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
mods are mads ! i just was first
2015-05-04 01:21
GGWP TSM, you are worthy it! It must soon or already are a mentally probelm for NiP that they are being placed second every tournament right now when they get in a final.
2015-05-04 01:21
wheres all the 16-1 retards now
2015-05-04 01:22
still a 16-1 regardless if they lost lol?
2015-05-04 01:29
no shit
2015-05-04 01:32
scam
2015-05-04 01:22
#42
 | 
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
* Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT 1st place prize = FACEIT car??? i.imgur.com/htA0HMf.png
2015-05-04 01:22
#43
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Nip bored one more final ... alu bad but forest prob.. showed worst-less performance from all his career in csgo... wtf forest r ok
2015-05-04 01:22
allu good, forest worst
2015-05-04 01:37
NA last as always...
2015-05-04 01:22
AUS > NA :D
2015-05-04 01:27
#45
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Not legit.
2015-05-04 01:23
gg
2015-05-04 01:25
Congratz TSM!
2015-05-04 01:26
No stats?
2015-05-04 01:26
n1
2015-05-04 01:26
#57
Norway Eek! 
tsm wonnered? derp
2015-05-04 01:27
#58
 | 
Europe HLTV70IQforum 
HOW MUCH THEY WON FACEIT?! the hell is this some kind of scam?
2015-05-04 01:27
dupreeh said almost $40,000
2015-05-04 01:52
well deserved !! I love the dane guys
2015-05-04 01:27
Grats TSM, happy for you to finally get over that mental hump :)
2015-05-04 01:28
Hard skins ez lyfe
2015-05-04 01:28
#67
Denmark zand 
wtf does stage 1 mean is there a stage 2?
2015-05-04 01:28
#73
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
They will host 2 LAN's in 2015 probably. :)
2015-05-04 01:29
#77
Denmark zand 
aha cool
2015-05-04 01:30
YEEEES
2015-05-04 01:28
they won but no money
2015-05-04 01:29
Like i said, if xypex steps up, they will be one of the best teams in the world, and he did a great job on dd2. Karrigan is doing awesome job in everything. Device and dupreeh wasnt on point, but still, awesome show by TSM. It seems that they only have trouble with VP.
2015-05-04 01:29
#74
f0rest | 
Portugal aynaata 
great great job tsm :D
2015-05-04 01:29
"With the score at 15-14, Adam "friberg" Friberg picked up three important rounds and forced the overtime." :D
2015-05-04 01:30
woops! :D
2015-05-04 03:04
Will the prize breakdown be revealed at some point? I would really like to know it, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
2015-05-04 04:17
I wasn't on site but apparently they wouldn't even tell my colleagues so to be honest I know as much as you
2015-05-04 04:18
But that's ridiculous.
2015-05-04 04:21
TSM TSM TSM
2015-05-04 01:31
What the fuck? Since when do events not give out their prize distribution? It's normally free bragging rights...
2015-05-04 01:33
They were literally out of time :D
2015-05-04 01:49
KICK ALLU FFS u have destroyed NIP for the last time ? :D
2015-05-04 01:34
Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT srsly...?!...
2015-05-04 01:35
prize is too low to post
2015-05-04 01:50
Im unsubbing faceit now cuz the dont tell Prize.. gg
2015-05-04 01:35
Why was the prize purse not revealed?
2015-05-04 01:36
Good question
2015-05-04 13:40
Rip in Nip fanbois.. the choke IS REAL! Also -Thorin +WarOwl
2015-05-04 01:37
WarOwl, hahahaha
2015-05-04 01:41
I love to see Danes winning tournaments, however i think they will choke heavily in major.
2015-05-04 01:41
This. This. This is the end of the choke talk about TSM.. They can pull out of a choke-situation.. so thorin can be replaced now.. he brought nothing but bs commentary this entire weekend. AGAIN.. + WarOwl
2015-05-04 01:48
wot? * Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT how come?
2015-05-04 01:50
dupreeh said almost $40,000
2015-05-04 01:53
Dupreeh just said "almost $40,000" on Twitter so there you go
2015-05-04 01:52
stats?
2015-05-04 01:56
Grats tsm. Was rooting for you
2015-05-04 02:11
Id really like to see VP and TSM winning things more often, would be nice imo. Really too bad Virtus.pro lost that cache game.. I think they should have won it for being better overall on the 3rd map (my opinion tho). It appears ESL One Cologne gonna be very interesting :D
2015-05-04 02:29
kick allu
2015-05-04 03:11
can you not see the stats?
2015-05-04 04:13
Guys!!! News just came in, Shazam is joining NiP and shroud is joining TSM. RiP NiP and RiP C9... Reply if u want more info. KAPPA
2015-05-04 03:15
Nah just joking. but KennyS should honestly join NiP then NiP would be number 1 ezzz
2015-05-04 03:16
FACEIT if you read this, I want to know the prize breakdown, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Please disclose it, thanks.
2015-05-04 04:30
karrigan wrote that they won 34k$
2015-05-04 04:34
Thanks, but I'd also like to know what the other teams won.
2015-05-04 04:36
Also, do you have their tweet (or official statement)?
2015-05-04 04:42
#114
2015-05-04 07:00
Thanks but I need an official source with the exact number.
2015-05-04 08:16
Well player's statement is quite official.
2015-05-04 12:42
But the post from dupreeh doesn't mention the exact number, that's my problem.
2015-05-04 12:51
So any luck yet? :D I guess you update on Esportsearnings too or am I wrong? This still annoys me that there is no prize pool distribution...
2015-07-16 19:58
No, I'm keeping my personal track of all cs:go tournaments with their winners,finalists, prize purse and winnings, etc... I was very late for this work so I've only recently added this tournament, and I was looking if esportsearnings had it recorded, but 0$ was all I could find. However, we can estimate it. The total prize purse for the 3 stages is 275,000$. Suppose it was broken evenly between the 3 stages, it would make approximately a 90,000$ prize purse per tournament, which means at least 40,000$ for first place and at least 20,000$ for second place. But that's supposing they broke it down evenly, because as I understood it, the last stage is supposed to be the most important of the 3, with the teams who performed the best at the 2 first ones, but I'm not entirely sure it'll work that way eventually. Also, we could consider putting pressure as viewers on FACEIT to release this information. I've recorded every single LAN event until the scene started, and it's the only one which has not revealed its prize purse and break-down, it's ridiculous.
2015-07-16 21:25
Sending an e-mail about it to ddk, James or some other FACEIT staff might work though. I might try to send them later after this LAN.
2015-07-16 21:44
Ok, please let me know if you have any answer.
2015-07-17 14:50
We have the prize purse and break-down for stage 2, but what's weird is that it's 100,000$. It either means that all 3 stages will have the same, in which case the total prize was upped by 25,000$, or it could mean that stage 1 or stage 3 will have only 75,000$ to give. But maybe now that they released it for stage 2 they could release it for stage 1 as well :D!
2015-07-18 23:36
Navi ;( nvm.. Gratz tsm
2015-05-04 05:30
Xyp9x topfragging again in a final. such an underrated player.
2015-05-04 07:33
#140
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
He played well only at final last to maps..Carrygun carried the team last 1-2 months
2015-05-04 08:44
Oceania > NA
2015-05-04 07:45
-friberg +twist =P
2015-05-04 08:03
bot allu
2015-05-04 09:15
#143
 | 
Germany SchaffeR37 
the first game was maNIPulated Kappa
2015-05-04 09:18
nip is doomed to second place ;d
2015-05-04 09:22
is there actually any prizemoney????? If not why did they even go for this shit? i dont get this faceit lan's... how does it work?
2015-05-04 09:34
There's probably a couple of stages and each stage qualifies X number of teams for the "grand final" where there, in my theory, should be a great prize pool. Just a theory.
2015-05-04 20:40
TSM best in the world, no doubt
2015-05-04 10:10
TSM Curently TOP1
2015-05-04 13:27
Prize purse and money breakdown were not revealed by FACEIT - how can you take this organization serious?
2015-05-04 13:27
for the spectator, this has to be the worst event in a long long..... long time!!! No reflection on the teams, face it just did an awful job organising it! Delays after delays after delays in a dull boring venue with no atmosphere and that was before the fiasco of a final even started! Face it you guys relaly need to step up and put on a better show. Well played all the teams though
2015-05-04 19:59
does anyone know where i can find a vod of this game ?
2015-05-04 23:02
it was a great match for sure =)
2015-05-09 02:13
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