NiP over mouz to quarter-finals
Ninjas in Pyjamas took down mousesports 2-1 in the decider match of Group A in Columbus to reach the quarter finals (16-5 on de_cbble and 12-16 on de_cache, 16-9 on de_overpass).
The first match of day three at MLG Columbus 2016 was between NIP and MOUZ as they met in a best-of-three series. MOUZ lost to Luminosity in their opening match but managed to eliminate FlipSid3 while NIP picked up their first match against FlipSid3 and went on to lose to Luminosity in the winners' match.
The opening map was de_cbble, which was picked by MOUZ and NIP chose the T-side to start. The A-site take by the Swedes was successful as Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund got three kills with his Tec-9 & armor. NIP did not give up the anti-ecos despite Timo "Spiidi" Richter's cheeky tazer kill on the third round (3-0).
Adam "friberg" Friberg's opening kill on the A-site in the first weapon round paved the way for GeT_RiGhT to get two kills on the B-site and the ninjas made it 4-0. Their solid tactical executes continued and they got the sixth round to put MOUZ on another eco (6-0). Denis "denis" Howell's triple-kill brought the first round to the German side and it as they trailed 1-7. MOUZ picked up the following round, forcing Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg co. to a mixed buy (7-2).
Xizt showed up on de_cbble
The stand-in Björn "THREAT" Pers secured the pistol round of the second half for the ninjas with his triple-kill and they made it 14-4 by getting the anti-eco rounds. MOUZ kept themselves in the match by winning the first weapon round but Richard "Xizt" Landström clutched a 1v2 in the subsequent round and the Swedes acquired 10 match points. The B-rush by MOUZ was not successful and NIP wre victorious with a 16-5 scoreline.
The second map, de_cache, was NIP's pick and the MOUZ managed to get the pistol round and the second round. An early third round buy helped NIP change the momentum as they trailed 2-1. denis almost clutched in a 1v3 when his team forced but GeT_RiGhT stopped him to get his quad-kill (2-2).
MOUZ decided to force buy again on the fifth round and the Swedes punished them, forcing them to eco. THREAT picked up a triple-kill on MOUZ' next buy round to make it 5-2 in favor of NIP. MOUZ won a 2v2 and then stopped an A rush to get back in the game as they trailed 4-6.
NiKo was unstoppable on the second map
MOUZ tied it at 6-6 and had a 5v3 advantage to get the lead but GeT_RiGhT came on top of a 1v1 against Johannes "nex" Maget. Nikola "NiKo" Kovač & company finished the half 8-7 ahead. NIP took the lead by getting the pistol and the anti-ecos (10-8). The first weapon round went the way of NIP thanks to friberg's opening kill on Chris "chrisJ" de Jong (11-8).
MOUZ turned it around with NiKo going ham, tying it at 12-12. Spiidi & denis chimed in with their entries which allowed mouz to take the lead (13-12). They did not slow down and took the second map 16-12.To decide it all, we went to de_overpass with NIP starting on the CT-side and grabbing the pistol round. Spiidi's double entry paid off with the first weapon round win as mouz secured their first round (3-1).
THREAT fragged well on de_overpass
NIP stopped MOUZ with friberg picking up a triple-kill after giving up five rounds in a row and the Swedes tied it at 5-5 afterwards. f0rest clutched in a 1v2 situation and defused the bomb to put his team ahead 7-6. Each NIP picked up a kill in the 14th round and closed the half with a 9-6 lead.
MOUZ won the pistol round and the second round of the second half buy NIP's early weapon buy worked and they got the round (10-8). The tough economical situation of mouz allowed NIP to run away with it as they extended their lead to 14-8.
Starting the following round, mouz had a single rifle but made the force buy work as they grabbed their ninth round. In the end, that round win did not matter and NIP finished it 16-9.
|NIP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|65 - 51||+14||99.7||1.41|
|50 - 45||+5||73.0||1.08|
|48 - 48||0||72.5||1.06|
|49 - 54||-5||76.3||1.02|
|52 - 50||+2||66.2||1.01|
|MOUZ||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|61 - 57||+4||96.1||1.28|
|55 - 51||+4||82.9||1.14|
|49 - 55||-6||69.4||0.96|
|40 - 47||-7||63.0||0.85|
|41 - 55||-14||60.0||0.80|