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

After NIP took the B-site once again with their smoke-wall strategy and won the round MOUZ called a tactical timeout (8-3). The situation did not improve though as NIP finished the half 11-4 ahead.

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.

Matchpage
1
2
31st March 2016
Sweden
16
Cache
12
9
Overpass
16

 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

NIP will face Natus Vincere in the quarter finals that will take place tomorrow at the Nationwide Arena. MOUZ, on the other hand, will make yet another group stage exit.

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
47
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
896
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
452
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
429
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
874
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.63
Very nice
2016-03-31 19:16
10 replies
NIP MAJEC
2016-03-31 19:16
2 replies
ez
2016-03-31 19:18
1 reply
ez
2016-03-31 19:22
5 replies
#87
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Iceland Iceland
What am I supposed to look at?
2016-03-31 19:20
4 replies
idk, the # 1 posted this, then edited :|
2016-03-31 19:21
1 reply
Had the wrong copy pasta :( Sorry hltv
2016-03-31 19:23
threat 19 frags most likely
2016-03-31 19:23
1 reply
#112
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Iceland Iceland
Probably.
2016-03-31 19:27
i got da majig
2016-03-31 19:21
EASY NIP
2016-03-31 19:17
wp nip
2016-03-31 19:16
WITH A COOOAAAACHHHHHH mouz fucked up the vetos, deserved loss. gg nip!
2016-03-31 19:17
1 reply
wow)
2016-03-31 20:41
#9
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Norway norskeN
nice guys
2016-03-31 19:16
Well deserved
2016-03-31 19:16
NiP are gonna lose in 1/4 They are going downhill From getting Finals in every major to 1/2 to 1/4 RIP NIP [*]
2016-03-31 19:17
8 replies
#86
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Greece hekzy
Actually, they went to 1/4 in Cologne and then went to 1/2 in Cluj. So does that mean they will reach the finals?
2016-03-31 19:20
6 replies
ok tru tru my fault
2016-03-31 19:21
3 replies
#94
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Greece hekzy
No, u umveiled the truth. Nip to finals confirmed Max on nip
2016-03-31 19:22
1 reply
lets do it 4Head
2016-03-31 19:23
ur so fucking stupid holy shit
2016-04-01 11:15
Yes.
2016-03-31 19:22
1 reply
#107
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Greece hekzy
Confirmed
2016-03-31 19:25
Go through groupstages to (at least) quarter-final with stand-in with 8 hours of practice at overall on biggest CSGO tournament in history is pretty good result. :) I'm sure that their goal was make it to the grand final before they Valve & MLG confirmed that pyth won't be able to play on this tournament.
2016-04-01 11:11
great
2016-03-31 19:16
n1
2016-03-31 19:16
n1
2016-03-31 19:16
gg
2016-03-31 19:16
NS
2016-03-31 19:16
n1
2016-03-31 19:16
ez
2016-03-31 19:16
#27
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Spain Silber_
#GONINJAS
2016-03-31 19:16
ok
2016-03-31 19:16
#32
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Denmark fyhn
A MANAGER!!!
2016-03-31 19:16
i think this was very nice play and good game of ninja
2016-03-31 19:16
AYYY
2016-03-31 19:16
GONINJAS
2016-03-31 19:16
Quarter finals with a stand-in? GOD THREAT
2016-03-31 19:17
#44
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CIS sergioff
GG WP
2016-03-31 19:16
gg
2016-03-31 19:16
GOD THREAT
2016-03-31 19:16
WP NiP
2016-03-31 19:16
A MANAGER 2STRONG FOR NIKOSPORTS
2016-03-31 19:16
GOD THREAT !!!
2016-03-31 19:16
#55
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Belarus Ruble
Threat top frag? Something really wrong here
2016-03-31 19:17
COACH
2016-03-31 19:17
damn, you guys are so fast
2016-03-31 19:17
THREAT LEGEND <3
2016-03-31 19:17
holy sheit this was fast
2016-03-31 19:17
Ez NIP!
2016-03-31 19:17
WHAT UP NOW GERMANS
2016-03-31 19:17
rip germans
2016-03-31 19:17
2 fast
2016-03-31 19:17
all of you who say threat is shit, go suck a dick now
2016-03-31 19:17
ThREAT <3
2016-03-31 19:18
#72
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Slovakia Jarci
Volvo pls Threat stickers:((
2016-03-31 19:18
A MANAGERRRRR MOUZ
2016-03-31 19:18
9999st
2016-03-31 19:18
EZ Threat!
2016-03-31 19:18
#79
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Denmark Krin
Well played NiP. ChrisJ looked devastated...
2016-03-31 19:18
NICEEEEEE NIP BOYSS
2016-03-31 19:18
#82
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Costa Rica Gomezio
NiKo needs to get the fuck out of Mouz and into FaZe.
2016-03-31 19:19
1 reply
+1
2016-04-01 06:21
RIP :'(
2016-03-31 19:19
Ez nip
2016-03-31 19:19
Completely deserved, if u can't even beat a team with effectively 4 players, you don't belong on this stage.
2016-03-31 19:19
12 replies
r u new?
2016-03-31 19:32
11 replies
What are you implying? If ur gonna come with this bullshit that threat used to be a amazing player spare me the details, it's about the present, and in present shape, he wasn't more than a DMG that knew a few smokes. That what makes it so painful for mouz, and more amazing for NiP, who completely deserved it.
2016-03-31 19:43
10 replies
Not what im trying to say. Could you tell me why mousesports didnt win?
2016-03-31 20:10
2 replies
If threat beats 4 of the mouz members in straight duels over the entirity of the game, you have no right to win that game.
2016-03-31 21:00
1 reply
nip just played better, threat wasnt really a difference imo. Teamplay>
2016-03-31 21:03
Obviously you are new to CS since you think that random MM rank has anything to do with CS on a professional level.
2016-04-01 02:26
6 replies
Think the word you are looking for is nothing instead of anything. And I'm obviously making a comparison regarding threat. I am not calling him a DMG, I'm saying his gamestyle was. The fact NiP had their teamwork sorted out won them the game. This isn't an attack against the guy, he did amazing. But we are talking about professional CS GO players here, this is their job. And they (mouz) got stomped by a guy not much better than a random DMG. (Again, not insulting threat here, but keep in mind he didn't play for YEARS.)
2016-04-01 03:59
5 replies
Still.. DMG? It's so hard to argue with a guy that calls Threat a DMG. Seriously, I pretty much suck at CSGO and I still go between Supreme and Global. I would not stand a chance against anyone in NiP, even Threat. Agreed that Threat is not on the same level as the rest, which he should not be. Since he is retired and a coach. But still, he has played on the highest level before and can in no way, shape or form be compared to a middle level MM rank. Like I said, no one even uses MM rank to compare anything even remotely professional except for those who are new to CS.
2016-04-01 05:57
Actually, anything is the correct word to use in that sentence.
2016-04-01 06:23
1 reply
You are right, my head was thinking other wise last night :)
2016-04-01 15:30
U ARE SO FUCKING STUPID LMAO please never talk about professional cs ever again
2016-04-01 11:16
1 reply
Thanks for your input, like anyone would take a guy serious thats fanboying freakazoid :DD
2016-04-01 15:32
gg
2016-03-31 19:20
botJ so bad
2016-03-31 19:21
ez
2016-03-31 19:22
Totally deserved. Mouz just isnt cutting it with that lineup.
2016-03-31 19:23
Legends
2016-03-31 19:23
LEGENDS WILL ALWAYS BE LEGENDS. MOUSESPORTS SUCK. pls niko get better team.
2016-03-31 19:24
#103
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Netherlands Nieroth
Please Mouz, explain to me why the fuck you would pick cobblestone? You just showed yesterday that you are absolutely terrible on it plus NiP has had over 50 rounds to study anything you guys do have on that map, but you still pick fucking cobblestone. As much as I want Mouz to win everything, they really only have themselves to blame for such a stupid decision. There's dust2 available, a map on which chrisJ is absolutely beast and you as a team win so much on it, but no.. we pick fucking cobblestone.. fak.
2016-03-31 19:24
Well played to NiP. Especially with a coach. Although I would've been happy regardless of who one
2016-03-31 19:25
Fking nikosports did shit on overpass they could win fking map but they lost almost every 1v2 1v3s Deserved lose retardsports
2016-03-31 19:25
well played boys, and wp NiKo
2016-03-31 19:26
THREAT is still a fucking legend. Enough respect for him
2016-03-31 19:27
Threat had 2nd highest number of kills on his team over 3 maps. Stop comparing him to fucking fifflaren. 9-44 never forget!
2016-03-31 19:28
2 replies
how the fuck can you say "fucking fifflaren"? he was the best 5th player of nip from the start of csgo ..
2016-03-31 22:43
1 reply
4Head I see what you did there
2016-04-01 06:23
wp nIp
2016-03-31 19:29
this major is bribed fake like TI5 dota2 when chinese team succumbed to usa team cz nobody wanted to see chinese win again. and now public dont want see again final fnatic-envyus so valve bribed them.
2016-03-31 19:30
4 replies
im pretty sure everyone loves envy and fnatic finals
2016-03-31 19:33
3 replies
+1
2016-03-31 19:59
for me too but not for others and ofc not for usa public
2016-03-31 20:29
Isn't the rape punishable?
2016-04-01 01:14
NiP are best
2016-03-31 19:31
Congratz NiP! good luck on next step!
2016-03-31 19:31
a fucking MANAGER!!! <3
2016-03-31 19:33
Extremely proud of you, NiP <3 Btw, why everyone hating them - like they are tier 3, etc. when they went to quarters even with stand-in? Let's be honest, even fnatic would struggle with vuggo instead of dennis / KRIMZ..
2016-03-31 19:37
3 replies
#125
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Germany webaxebg
Agree, but also lets not forget about threat's achievments in 1.6 and his short career as a player in csgo which wasn't bad at all. vuggo is nowhere near threats level and nip are lucky to have hin
2016-03-31 19:47
2 replies
THREAT didnt play cs for 1 year, besides achieving literally nothing in his really short cs:go experience as a player, wasnt even a top3 player in his team (which wasnt even a tier4 team so... that says alot).
2016-03-31 21:23
1 reply
Well, he's still much much better than vuggo.
2016-04-01 15:51
#123
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Germany LANDWHALE
Very nice
2016-03-31 19:44
Got to say HUGE respect to NiP and Threat in particular, not just for playing very well in these games but also for managing to make NiP, historically one of the hardest teams to shape in Cs:Go adjust not only to his new tactics but to then even adjust to him standing in, let's be honest Threat isn't one of the best players (skill wise) in the world but thanks to his tactical mind and the players around him holding confidence in what his gameplay/vision is I have extremely high hopes for NiP, its a shame that the first major with the new line up ended up in this situation but talk about making the absolute best out of a bad situation.
2016-03-31 19:46
4 replies
+1 also he knows how to use GTR in T-side tactics. Great mind. Best pick-up so far by NiP <3 GOD has awakened the LEGENDS!
2016-03-31 21:55
Great call OffensiveFarmer, you have summed it up in a fantastic way. :)
2016-04-01 02:29
+27. It's really nice to see them having some strats that works. It's like watching entirely different team tbh. And I like it :D
2016-04-01 11:01
+1 man
2016-04-01 11:13
wp
2016-03-31 20:26
Nice NiP! I'm not expecting anymore than this now. Getting to the Playoffs with Threat is enough for me atm.
2016-03-31 20:32
1 reply
#143
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India Ad1_KaM
Yup! NiP! <3
2016-04-01 04:29
RIP
2016-04-01 04:34
+1
2016-04-01 04:43
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