NiP, fnatic finalize Dubai bracket

NiP have defeated EnVyUs 2-0 (de_dust2 16-13, de_inferno 16-7), while fnatic overpowered Titan 2-0 (de_train 16-5, de_inferno 16-13) to finalize the ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational bracket.

The group A decider was to be played betwen EnVyUs and NiP, the latter of which got there through Cloud9 after an overtime battle on de_dust2 taking place yesterday.

They two kicked it off on de_dust2, and with a Adam "friberg" Friberg-powered pistol round, NiP stormed into a 3-0 lead as CT before EnVyUs replied with three to tie it despite Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's heroics in a 1-on-5, which he lost in a 1-on-2 in the end.

Only one more round throughout the entirety of the half went EnVyUs' way, and when friberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund combined to win the second pistol as well, things looked sour for the Frenchmen.


After a bad start to the tournament, f0rest stepped up

At 13-4, EnVyUs started mounting a comeback though, and took four, two and three rounds, each for one of NiP's, which wasn't enough in the end, and NiP took the map lead 1-0 at 16-13.

de_inferno was much more straightforward, as after an initial back-and-forth game, NiP took over and surprisingly took as many as 10 rounds as Terrorists, and topped it off with a fourth pistol round win in the series.

At that point it was nearly over for the French squad, and this time they couldn't come back to have a shot at a semi-final, while NiP could celebrate with what was an upset win at 16-7.

Matchpage
0
2
11th September 2015
Sweden
13
Dust2
16
7
Inferno
16

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 31 - 32 -1 - 0.89
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 29 - 38 -9 - 0.86
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 31 - 36 -5 - 0.84
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 29 - 41 -12 - 0.73
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 24 - 43 -19 - 0.63
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 43 - 31 +12 - 1.31
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 42 - 27 +15 - 1.26
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 38 - 26 +12 - 1.24
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 41 - 30 +11 - 1.16
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 26 - 30 -4 - 0.86

In group B, Titan and fnatic fought for the last spot in the semi-finals to match up against Virtus.pro in the last best-of-three of day two in Dubai.

de_train was chosen by Titan to be the first map, but despite a pistol round going in their hands, fnatic took clear control of the half with a second-round reply and four more rounds on top.

While Titan tried to get back into it, their economy was clearly against them, as whenever the five won a round, fnatic took the game back into their hands right after, breaking Titan's money over and over.

With 10 rounds as Terrorists, fnatic were happy to win the second pistol round, as well as both following anti-ecos, the first gunround, as well as the second, to make the half 6-0 and map one scoreline 16-5.


flusha's fnatic advance from the "group of death"

de_inferno was much closer than that, despite a bad start on Titan's side for 1-5, and a less-than ideal 5-10 halftime score, which fnatic got to very much thanks to Robin "flusha" Rönnquist playing lights out.

Titan took the first four in a row to make it 9-10 on the back of Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, but fnatic repeated a similar feat to take control again for 13-9, at which point many could think Titan are done for despite being on the favoured side.

Another four-round streak from Richard "shox" Papillon's team equalized the series though, but in the end individual heroics from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and flusha in 1-on-2's, where both ended up below five health-points, were the game-deciding factor.

Matchpage
2
0
11th September 2015
16
Train
5
16
Inferno
13

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 48 - 30 +18 - 1.45
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 40 - 27 +13 - 1.22
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 42 - 36 +6 - 1.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 38 - 37 +1 - 1.00
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 25 - 28 -3 - 0.81
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 37 - 37 0 - 1.04
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 32 - 37 -5 - 0.98
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 32 - 39 -7 - 0.81
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 26 - 37 -11 - 0.77
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 31 - 43 -12 - 0.74

The first semi-final between TSM and NiP is up next, scheduled for 17:00, followed up by Virtus.pro and fnatic afterwards.

Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1624
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
Philippines Yeas 
niec ez for allu
2015-09-11 15:17
allu topfrag "-allu" HLTV
2015-09-11 15:29
topfag
2015-09-11 16:29
you mean f0rest?
2015-09-11 19:46
#47
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
NiP only won because f0rest actually played well. NiP have needed 3 carries to become a top 5 team again... GTR and Allu were the only performers for so long.
2015-09-11 16:06
this
2015-09-11 17:06
Wow
2015-09-11 15:17
#4
Sweden 1up' 
yay
2015-09-11 15:17
ez tsm ez fnatic
2015-09-11 15:17
rip envy
2015-09-11 15:18
Fnatic 2-1 VP TSM 2-0 NiP Fnatic 3-2 TSM
2015-09-11 15:18
heard it here first
2015-09-11 15:25
#48
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Iceland Iceland 
Like im gonna trust some dude from costa rica with my bets
2015-09-11 16:09
I wasn't doing it to tell you what to bet; I was just stating how I think the matches will go. Obviously it didn't take long for me to be wrong.
2015-09-11 18:12
#11
Sweden Stag 
Olofm not the best anymore. It's flusha 100%.
2015-09-11 15:21
Ez nip!
2015-09-11 15:22
Rip frenchies
2015-09-11 15:22
Sweden>france once again so easy for Swedish masterrace
2015-09-11 15:25
f0rest returns haha
2015-09-11 15:26
NiP-VP final
2015-09-11 15:26
Expected
2015-09-11 15:27
Existenz started top fragging madly these dayz
2015-09-11 15:29
Gg nip - friberg still missing though a bit...
2015-09-11 15:30
VP to finally beat Fnatic?
2015-09-11 15:30
hopefully
2015-09-11 15:36
#40
Sweden Stag 
olofm > neo flusha > snax krimz > byali taz > pronax jw > pasha
2015-09-11 15:46
krimz > byali? i aren't think that
2015-09-11 16:31
#60
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Brazil IguiN 
+1 Krimz 2 good
2015-09-11 16:43
lmao why do you compare players from different roles
2015-09-11 17:55
NiP using the strats they planned for Cologne? :D
2015-09-11 15:35
no its just heaton
2015-09-11 15:42
GL NiP <3
2015-09-11 15:41
swedes tier 2 confirmed
2015-09-11 15:41
you mean frenchies tier 2 confirmed ;)
2015-09-11 15:46
frenchies tier 3
2015-09-11 15:56
nice b8 m9
2015-09-11 16:11
NiP ftw!
2015-09-11 15:42
the heaton effect
2015-09-11 15:42
ex6tenz improving
2015-09-11 15:47
you know something is going wrong when they almost win vs fnatic on Inferno when ex6 has the most frags overall LOL
2015-09-11 15:48
n1! But the question is why EnvyUs only did do A-rounds on inferno as t except the pistolround? =D Maybe they feel its easier on that site, but like you should at least try B some =D
2015-09-11 15:48
Since they feel like, and probably are, the more indivdually skilled team the A site lends itself more to 1v1 aim duels, it's like that on most maps for Envy and when it works out they reeeekkkk teams but when it doesn't they can look really weak.
2015-09-11 16:13
easy for sweden
2015-09-11 16:01
#53
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Sweden Donger89 
+1
2015-09-11 16:16
ex6 top frag for titan lol
2015-09-11 16:16
So boring without teams like Luminosity or Kinguin. I hope C9 lost their invite level status.
2015-09-11 16:30
c9 > both those teams dafuq?
2015-09-11 16:34
where is the legend status then? Don't be a commie and give me bullshit about them not going through because of B01s. Majors matters the most.
2015-09-11 16:36
kinguin > c9 atm kick out roidazoid and nothing
2015-09-11 16:45
I think Titan proved they deserved to be there. And everyone said that kinguin or Lumionisty would have been better. The two teams people said didn't deserve to go to that tournament (NIP and Titan) both did great.
2015-09-11 17:57
I never said Nip or Titan doesn't deserve that spot. It would be weird not seeing them play there.
2015-09-11 22:03
I know but what you said is something that is nearly the same. They failed the last few tournaments but we have no idea when the next tournament will be. If Cloud9 fail 3 tournament before for example another dubai like tournament than they shouldn't get an invite. But if they start doing great again than they will deserve the spot. At the time the invites were given out cloud9 was 100 percent in the top 6.
2015-09-11 22:37
I think HeatoN angry fist is good for NiP. "If you lose i beat you down, If you win i buy dinner" Friberg have diet CONFIRMED!
2015-09-11 16:52
ez for nip magic
2015-09-11 17:07
Olof new screan
2015-09-11 17:17
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