NiP, CLG bag wins in Cluj

Ninjas in Pyjamas and CLG kept their playoff hopes alive at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca after beating Team Liquid and dignitas, respectively.

The Lower Bracket match of the so-called 'Group of Death' saw Ninjas in Pyjamas desperately try to avoid elimination following a surprise defeat against Titan on the first day of the event. The Swedes' opponent was Team Liquid, who had given a good account of themselves on Wednesday, when they took the game against Virtus.pro to overtime.

The North American team were looking to repeat Cloud9's feat and they got off to a good start in the match, picking up the pistol round and the following anti-ecos to start off the game with a 3-0 lead. Double kills from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Adam "friberg" Friberg in the gun round then allowed NiP to pull back, and the Swedes embarked on a fantastic run that saw the scoreline bloom to 6-3 in their favor. An impressive quad kill with the AWP from Eric "adreN" Hoag put a stop to NiP's winning streak, but the Swedes regained control of the game immediately after and took a 10-5 half-time lead.


f0rest showed glimpses of his old shape against Liquid

In the second half, the pistol round went back and forth before Nick "nitr0" Cannella took matters into his own hands and pulled off a triple kill to put Liquid back in the game. After winning the two anti-ecos, the North American side also claimed the first gun round to tie the game up at 10 rounds. The threat of a reverse sweep was looming, but NiP picked themselves up and won a series of rounds in a row to seal a 16-11 success.

Matchpage
11
16
29th October 2015
Sweden
11
Mirage
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 28 - 16 +12 - 1.52
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 25 - 16 +9 - 1.39
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 19 - 14 +5 - 1.05
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 17 - 16 +1 - 0.99
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 11 - 19 -8 - 0.69
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 22 - 20 +2 - 1.15
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 18 - 19 -1 - 1.04
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 16 - 19 -3 - 0.89
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 11 - 18 -7 - 0.63
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 14 - 24 -10 - 0.55

The following match also involved a North American side, this time CLG, who were up against the new dignitas roster on... de_cobblestone. A strong start from CLG on the Terrorist side of the map saw them take the opening four rounds, but then Philip "aizy" Aistrup handed dignitas their first round on a silver platter with four kills with the Desert Eagle.

CLG, however, refused to let their foot off the gas and continued their dominant display, forcing dignitas to call a timeout at 2-9, when the game was starting to get out of control. The Danes used the timeout to draw up a new strategy, and the move paid off as they closed the gap to just three rounds at the end of the half.


CLG are still in the race for a playoff spot

CLG grew this lead in the second half thanks to a quad kill by Tarik "tarik" Celik in the pistol round, but the North American side were unable to build on this win as they fell short in the first anti-eco round. dignitas went on to add two more rounds to their tally, bringing the scoreline to 9-10, but then CLG regained control of the game and won four rounds straight. Many certainly believed that the game was almost over, but dignitas showed their fighting spirit and equalised the game at 14-14, only to fall at the final hurdle as CLG bagged the final two rounds.

The following match also involved a North American side, this time CLG, who were up against the new dignitas roster on... de_cobblestone. A strong start from CLG on the Terrorist side of the map saw them take the opening four rounds, but then aizy handed dignitas their first round on a silver platter with four kills with the Desert Eagle.
CLG, however, refused to let their foot off the gas and continued their dominant display, forcing dignitas to call a timeout at 2-9, when the game was starting to get out of control. The Danes used the timeout to draw up a new strategy, and the move paid off as they closed the gap to just three rounds at the end of the half.
CLG grew this lead in the second half thanks to a quad kill by tarik in the pistol round, but the North American side were unable to build on this win as they fell short in the first anti-eco round. dignitas went on to add two more rounds to their tally, bringing the scoreline to 9-10, but then CLG regained control of the game and won four rounds straight. Many certainly believed that the game was almost over, but dignitas showed their fighting spirit and equalised the game at 14-14, only to fall at the final hurdle as CLG bagged the final two rounds.

Matchpage
14
16
29th October 2015
United States
14
Cobblestone
16

 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 29 - 19 +10 - 1.36
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 20 - 18 +2 - 1.02
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 21 - 24 -3 - 0.98
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 21 - 20 +1 - 0.97
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 12 - 23 -11 - 0.52
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 37 - 20 +17 - 1.73
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 20 - 18 +2 - 0.96
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 20 - 22 -2 - 0.89
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 16 - 22 -6 - 0.72
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 11 - 23 -12 - 0.52

United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1305
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Hopefully Dignitas will realize dropping Schneider was dump as fuck. /closed
2015-10-29 17:04
f0rest, Xizt and aizy bestest
2015-10-29 17:05
they dident drop him, he left by himself cause of communication issues xdd
2015-10-29 17:05
ok still dumb ok?
2015-10-29 17:07
ok? ok
2015-10-29 17:32
#50
f0rest | 
World Hesgad 
And if yo uwonder why he plas with HR when he said "communication issues"...this does not mean they weren't able to talk about strats etc it's more like a "I didnt like their playtyle" thing
2015-10-29 17:47
Dont know if russian or just can't type
2015-10-29 19:20
They had to drop him, retard....
2015-10-29 17:07
He left himself
2015-10-29 18:06
#4
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Croatia MikadiN 
Ez nip
2015-10-29 17:03
#5
Poland miiR 
sad dig :/
2015-10-29 17:04
#7
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
Rip aizy
2015-10-29 17:04
#8
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Turkey Mustafa- 
nip top 1 team right now
2015-10-29 17:04
CLG BAG CLG BAG WINS!
2015-10-29 17:05
#16
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Russia Reph 
bot allu
2015-10-29 17:06
fns great igl&player
2015-10-29 17:06
Cutler has been calling since CEVO LAN where they had to use sancz instead of FNS and they liked cutlers calling better, so FNS just frags
2015-10-29 17:07
ahh didnt know thanx mate :)
2015-10-29 17:10
np, just goes to show how much impact having to analyze the other team mid game does to your stats
2015-10-29 17:13
aizy 1.73 rating and they still lose, better luck next time :L
2015-10-29 17:06
hazed bottom fragging and FNS top fragging wat
2015-10-29 17:06
not first time hazed is playing bad, and being last in terms of frags. FNS stepped up his game lately cuz hes not IGL anymore
2015-10-29 17:09
who is igl then?
2015-10-29 18:07
reltuC
2015-10-29 18:11
Aizy beast, way too good for dignitas.
2015-10-29 17:07
if only dignitas had that that other mad fragger, you know, the one they got rid of before the major...
2015-10-29 17:07
FNS is the worst player on CLG~thooooorin
2015-10-29 17:08
One good game doesn't make up for bottomfragging in all the others.
2015-10-29 17:13
#27
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Germany lawlig 
1st
2015-10-29 17:09
Hiko under performing both times at the Major. If he just showed up at all they would have won both games.
2015-10-29 17:09
FNS top wtf
2015-10-29 17:09
23-47 for hazed so far.
2015-10-29 17:10
dropping nearly 40 and still lose, i mean cmon. dignitas never ever deserve this player
2015-10-29 17:11
poor aizy
2015-10-29 17:12
#36
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Austria db42 
>aizy has 37 frags >fns gets MVP for picking up mainly ecofrags/lurkfrags ???????????????
2015-10-29 17:13
mvp always on the winning team, thats how it is in any sport and so on. didnt like it either
2015-10-29 17:31
most of Aizy frags were eco too lol
2015-10-29 17:45
#56
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Austria db42 
erm no?
2015-10-29 18:09
he meant when dig had eco aizy was fragging on pistol :DD
2015-10-29 19:04
gg CLG! Wanted Liquid through, but happy with NiP! zzz gg
2015-10-29 17:15
Aizy in NiP should be a great choice.
2015-10-29 17:27
wp nip!
2015-10-29 17:42
#47
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Serbia R4ngO 
Not really, they will most likely lose in their next match up :/
2015-10-29 17:43
i comment on this match not for tmrw, they did good and i actually think they will win in the next match
2015-10-29 17:59
#53
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Serbia R4ngO 
sure
2015-10-29 18:05
ez 4 CLG bags
2015-10-29 17:44
wow liquid
2015-10-29 18:41
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