NiP to quarter-finals over Renegades
Ninjas in Pyjamas are through to the quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne following a comfortable 16-5 victory against Renegades on de_inferno.
Renegades got off to a blazing fast start, picking up the pistol round in convincing fashion on the back of a quad kill from Justin "jks" Savage, the team's brightest star. But a blunder from the Australians in the following round saw them give away an AK, which Aleksi "allu" Jalli put to great use in the third round as NiP reduced the deficit to 1-2.
The Swedish giants took the reins of the match, with the scoreline blooming to 5-2, when a triple kill from jks - who else? - kept Renegades in the race. But they were unable to build on that win as NiP remained in the driving seat and extended their lead to 12-3.
NiP march on in Cologne
NiP carried this momentum into the second half and won the pistol round following a B push, with allu getting three kills to his name. The former Vox Eminor team still tried to fight back, but the gap was just too big to bridge, and NiP quickly sealed victory.
K - D
Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu
27 - 7
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
25 - 10
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
20 - 6
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
13 - 11
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
8 - 12