fnatic to Gfinity Champions final

fnatic defeat NiP in a full best-of-five 3-2 (de_dust2 16-19, de_cbble 16-1, de_mirage 16-13, de_inferno 17-19, de_train 16-7) and proceed to the grand final, where they will meet the winner of Virtus.pro-EnVyUs.

NiP and fnatic were pitted up against each other in the first best-of-five semi-final of Gfinity Champion of Champions and the series started out on one of NiP's picks, de_dust2. 

The Finnish-flavoured side got to a quick 7-1 lead due to convincing round wins after winning the pistol round and two of the following three gunrounds. fnatic started catching up afterwards, but it was only good for four rounds out of the remaining seven, making it a 10-5 halftime score.

The second half was much more back-and-forth, and this time NiP couldn't string more than three rounds together spread out during most of the half, as fnatic took map point at 15-13. Jesper "JW" Wecksell's 1-on-3 attempt in a post-plant situation was not enough in the end and NiP climbed back into the overtime, where they took a 4-1 victory.

de_cbble followed with fnatic once again on the side of Counter-Terrorists, but this time around they didn't give NiP any room to breathe, as they kept denying them all chances of entering a bombsite.

In only three rounds did NiP have a reasonable chance of winning, one of which was towards the start of the map, but was eventually stolen away by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's 1-on-2 clutch, and another going their way. fnatic were happy to switch over to Terrorists at 14-1 and surely enough closed it out with a stunning 16-1 scoreline.


pronax leads fnatic to another grand final 

Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson's triple secured fnatic a pistol round win on de_mirage to kick map three off on the offence, but with the help of a second-round forcebuy, NiP took the lead 4-1. From the following six rounds, NiP managed to win four, one of which off the back of Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's 2-on-4 clutch, before fnatic gave themselves a chance to make it 6-9.

NiP were in the driving seat after winning the second pistol round for 12-6, though slowly but surely, fnatic climbed back, destroying NiP's takes one after another except for only one round. 

de_inferno came around with NiP repeating their de_dust2 feat towards the beginning, taking a convincing 10-1 lead. While fnatic did take three more before the half ended, Richard "Xizt" Landström's squad picked up the second pistol as well, at which point many believed the map to be over.

At 15-4 though, fnatic showcased their right for the title of comeback kings, as even in disadvantageous situations, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer found a way to help his team turn it around round by round and stunningly took the game to overtime. Two rounds as Counter-Terrorists weren't enough for them anyway though, as NiP eventually found a dent in fnatic's armor and took map four 19-17.

de_train decided it all and that time around fnatic were the ones to take a big lead towards the beginning. NiP were only able to string three rounds together during the entire half, but they made up for a part of it with a much-needed pistol round on the other side.

The bomb plant at the beginning allowed fnatic to buy up on round three and win the first full gunround, only for f0rest to break their economy again with a triple for NiP's sixth and seventh round on the last map. It wasn't quite enough for them to be able to come back though, as they let Markus "pronax" Wallsten win a 1-on-3 to take match point and KRIMZ's quad-kill in the last round sealed the grand final for fnatic at 16-7.

Matchpage
3
2
26th September 2015
Sweden
16
Dust2
19
16
Mirage
13
17
Inferno
19
16
Train
7

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 120 - 89 +31 - 1.25
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 116 - 85 +31 - 1.21
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 101 - 99 +2 - 1.02
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 93 - 100 -7 - 0.97
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 89 - 93 -4 - 0.94
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 112 - 103 +9 - 1.09
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 108 - 102 +6 - 1.04
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 106 - 105 +1 - 0.99
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 76 - 99 -23 - 0.82
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 64 - 111 -47 - 0.63

fnatic will meet the winner of the second semi-final, whose Virtus.pro and EnVyUs will now start setting up on the stage.

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
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:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
ez
2015-09-26 17:08
#6
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
-friberg
2015-09-26 17:09
+69
2015-09-26 17:12
#37
 | 
Algeria NezeN 
-friberg
2015-09-26 17:15
+rain = top team
2015-09-26 17:17
-friberg
2015-09-26 17:30
-xizt -friberg +Dennis +Rain
2015-09-26 17:31
yes srsly this
2015-09-26 17:38
+1 rip g2 kinguin
2015-09-26 17:45
Not possible, u dont have a caller. -friberg an allu then u can add rain an dennis.
2015-09-26 17:50
If I'm not mistaken Dennis used to be a caller. Or Gtr could also pick up caller role.
2015-09-26 19:09
+100000
2015-09-26 18:11
#99
flusha | 
Czech Republic Standa_ 
-Xizt? What u r watching CS:GO scene for 1 day or what? Kick they IGL? R u serious? OMG Dont write bullshits u fgt
2015-09-26 18:14
#110
NiKo | 
France motion:  
GeT_RiGhT can call you 3rd worlder
2015-09-26 18:31
#113
 | 
Lithuania disesion 
he can call, but he can't read enemies as well as real igl tho. also he plays worse when he calls
2015-09-26 18:46
Id rather live in czech than your shitty country infested by africans and middle east muslims. fucking arrogant mohammed
2015-09-27 05:35
#144
NiKo | 
France motion:  
What do you want you stupid drunk Irish? You Remember when you had an eoconmic crisis? EHEheHe I do... Now stfu and stay in your corner nerd
2015-09-27 11:01
#136
 | 
Germany Waensl 
2015-09-26 23:06
#3
f0rest | 
Poland Menttos 
wp
2015-09-26 17:09
#4
 | 
Estonia syccc 
ez
2015-09-26 17:09
#5
 | 
Sweden LindqviSt 
gg
2015-09-26 17:09
NiP is improving gj boys
2015-09-26 17:09
+1
2015-09-26 17:11
everyone except for friberg. np, edited it for you.
2015-09-26 17:11
improving? much more closer to a 5-0 for fnatic than 3-2
2015-09-26 18:26
Light a candle for NiP boys [*]
2015-09-26 17:09
flushagod
2015-09-26 17:09
congratz.
2015-09-26 17:09
thank mr friberg
2015-09-26 17:09
:D sad but true. I dont know whats wrong his skill Level dropped big time
2015-09-26 17:10
Just kick friberg he's so useless now. I'd even say xizt too but he'd better step up or he'll be like friberg
2015-09-26 17:10
#40
 | 
Czech Republic CerTas 
dude he's IGL and here on HLTV we all know that IGLs have bad stats
2015-09-26 17:16
Again that's the worse excuse anyone can come up with. One's fragging abilities is not dependent on his ability to call strats. It's based on habitual tendencies on his playstyle
2015-09-26 17:19
getright 0.09 rating while being igl so you figure it out
2015-09-26 17:25
#114
 | 
Czech Republic CerTas 
I totally agree
2015-09-26 18:50
his IGL style means that he should still frag, 2 different styles & examples Happy IGL, one the nV's best players Pronax IGL, clever tactics means he doesnt need to frag as much. xizt does neither
2015-09-26 17:35
+1
2015-09-26 20:30
And still Pronax got a good aim, his skill overall is on point and he can clutch aswell
2015-09-27 02:21
nip fanbois is med
2015-09-26 17:10
great match
2015-09-26 17:10
#17
Panama JJAU 
Frieberg is playing very bad.
2015-09-26 17:10
friburger sorry, your time is up.
2015-09-26 17:11
#22
 | 
Europe GytiZ 
4vs5. It's not fair.
2015-09-26 17:11
#25
 | 
Vietnam Mua_hoa_tuyet 
f0rest is coming back. Nip is going to top 1 again soon.
2015-09-26 17:12
not with Friberg :(
2015-09-26 17:19
thank mr friberg
2015-09-26 17:12
Adam 'friberg' Friberg64-111-4739.10.63
2015-09-26 17:12
-xizt -friberg +dennis +rain ez top 1
2015-09-26 17:12
64 frags in bo5... it's less then s1mple's 66 in a bo3
2015-09-26 17:13
-47 is that a record?
2015-09-26 17:13
don't mean to hate on Striker but this is a poorly written post-match article . If you literally scroll through the match thread you can pick out key moments in the match from certain players and you could definitely do much better than this . sadly the quality of HLTV posts have been declining since Lurppis have left his post. Other than that , Great game by NIP and Fnatic
2015-09-26 17:13
flusha is so impressive, funny to see krimz stepping up also. But damn flusha, last months he has been unstoppable, nr1 easily.
2015-09-26 17:14
#35
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
That was a good bo5.
2015-09-26 17:15
#36
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
friberg will be kicked, sadly. In comes the Rain!
2015-09-26 17:15
sick b05 gg wp sweedes
2015-09-26 17:16
Friberg -47 omg how the hell
2015-09-26 17:16
#42
f0rest | 
Bulgaria Uberw0w 
-47 hmmm
2015-09-26 17:17
Friberg 64-111 -Friberg
2015-09-26 17:17
Friberg's favorite weapon is the AK-47
2015-09-26 17:20
Too bad his name wasnt Adam K-something xD
2015-09-26 17:26
#49
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
omg friberg
2015-09-26 17:20
#50
Estonia rYm 
-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47-47
2015-09-26 17:22
jesus fuck friberg got stomped
2015-09-26 17:23
and still ppl keep "-allu"ing :D No impact frag YES yes 😮😑😆
2015-09-26 17:24
3vs5 is hard
2015-09-26 17:25
Friberg so gud :-DDDDD
2015-09-26 17:26
Maybe now people can finally understand that allu was NEVER the problem.
2015-09-26 17:26
#60
 | 
Sweden Donger89 
GOD Friberg
2015-09-26 17:27
64/111 looooool
2015-09-26 17:27
gj friberg
2015-09-26 17:30
tbh NIP played really well.. Not bad for t2 team Olof needs to step up flusha and krimz can't carry him every time
2015-09-26 17:34
GTR, Allu and even f0rest are starting to play well. You've got to feel sorry for friberg tho. He hasn't played well in quite a while.
2015-09-26 17:36
fnatic best team in the world! <3
2015-09-26 17:37
Pronax -4 as IGL. Xizt -23. There is a fine difference with being IGL and just not having an impact at all. Friberg is more or less done, this is by far the worst he has played ever. Either he needs to step down himself or NiP should let him go and try to pick up Rain.
2015-09-26 17:38
#74
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
it's already a miracle to lead good as xizt is doing with bot friberg in the game
2015-09-26 17:40
#84
f0rest | 
Slovakia Dui 
Why not dennis?
2015-09-26 17:55
-47 never forget xD²
2015-09-26 17:41
-Friberg +Dennis
2015-09-26 17:42
#79
 | 
Romania JeeFo 
As I said: f0rest, GtR, allu/twist, dennis, maikelele.
2015-09-26 17:46
#80
JW | 
United States theobill1 
SERIOUSLY? Silvers should spam Bot Friberg instead of Bot Allu
2015-09-26 17:47
Man it has to suck for allu, GTR and forest. Star players wasting their careers away in a tier 2 team, with an org that isn't willing to drop the two players dragging the team down. Allu is the one I REALLY feel sorry for. No matter what he'll get blamed for every loss by the brainless NIP fanboys.
2015-09-26 17:47
#85
f0rest | 
Slovakia Dui 
You are the brainles one. They have neverfinished worse than 6th in majors, and now thy fell with fnatic 2:3 in a BO5. And you call them tier2?
2015-09-26 17:58
kick friberg or nip is dead to me
2015-09-26 18:00
#88
Portugal jO7A 
NiP played really well and they played well because allu is improving alot in last matches. Imo, NiP lost this BO5 thanks to friberg. I guess he did the worst BO5 in his career today and his performances start to get bad and bad. It's time to -friberg.
2015-09-26 18:00
flushax
2015-09-26 18:00
put rain in already, hes obviously nuts
2015-09-26 18:01
-xizt, -friberg +dennis, +someone
2015-09-26 18:02
allu best idiot only -1
2015-09-26 18:04
#93
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
friberg agent 47
2015-09-26 18:05
-friberg +friberg
2015-09-26 18:09
Adam 'friberg' Friberg 64-111 ayyyyyyy lmao
2015-09-26 18:12
Friberg underperforming as usual and flusha cheatin as usual, so nothing has changed :D
2015-09-26 18:13
seriously, his game sense was so on point that it really seems like he had walls on at times. fnatic would have lost this if it weren't for some insane eco clutches from flusha.
2015-09-26 20:58
sick
2015-09-26 18:18
-friberg plz
2015-09-26 18:18
Stupid !!!!! TSM is much better than NIP!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-09-26 18:20
-friberg!!!
2015-09-26 18:24
-47, keep it up bro its now over 1 year since he performed on any serious level and he still got to play in NiP, thats just crazy.
2015-09-26 18:26
friberg tier 6789 player
2015-09-26 18:30
I said it before: bet fnatic & vp all in, and for the finals tomorrow bet fnatic all in. Thank me later. Hf with ur skinz.
2015-09-26 18:51
win 1 game in final wat
2015-09-26 19:56
-friberg +any igl make xizt rifler
2015-09-26 20:03
Friberg-47 or ak-47? kappa
2015-09-26 20:08
friberg, please...
2015-09-26 20:57
What a friberg performance... :( It's sad.
2015-09-26 21:01
-friberg:(
2015-09-26 21:10
-friberg +maikelele
2015-09-26 22:29
wtf friberg :o
2015-09-26 23:08
#139
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World Buick 
2015-09-26 23:30
Anyway, great performance by NIP. thx both teams for nice bo5. I really enjoyed watching it. Huge rounds from forest, JW, olof. Amazing agressive play from gtr. Other players was also good.
2015-09-27 03:18
flusha +31 :)
2015-09-27 05:11
it's time friberg, it's time, dennis should get a chance
2015-09-27 18:21
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