NiP endure Epsilon challenge, to semis

NiP are the fourth and final team to make the semifinals of DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer after beating Epsilon 2-0 (16-13 on Overpass and 16-14 on Cache).

The Group B decider match of the $100,000 DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer tournament was one between old Swedish royalty in NiP and Swedish upcomers Epsilon, with the two teams fighting over the final spot to the semifinals of the event.

The opening map was Epsilon's pick, Overpass, and Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun showed that he was certainly comfortable on the map as the 20-year-old picked up four kills for his team to ensure that they won the pistolround on their CT-side.

A NiP buy on the third round (thanks to a first round plant) saw the Ninjas pick up a platter of entry kills to put a round on the board. However, Epsilon's economy was still stable enough to buy up on the following round and a double kill in the late round by Fredrik "freddieb" Buö and a defuse moved Epsilon forward to a 3-1 lead.

disco doplan was clearly in form as he pulled off another quad kill on the fifth round but it was Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund who began to warm up into dangerous form by the middle of the half, as the star player's lurks and positioning saw him began to net impact kills for his team and NiP climbed in rounds, ultimately finishing the half 8-7.


f0rest was a dangerous factor on Overpass

A strong retake from NiP on the second pistolround saw Richard "Xizt" Landström & co. defuse the bomb and eventually rocket ahead to a 12-7 score, but Epsilon then began to claw their way back which included a quad kill from freddieb that also saw the player win a one-versus-two.

With the score at 13-12, solid defending from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg moved NiP to a fourteenth round and Epsilon decided to call a timeout. Despite winning the next round, Epsilon were shut down shortly afterwards on the 28th round and the final round saw GeT_RiGhT win an almost predictable one-versus-two to give NiP the map 16-13.

NiP's map pick of Cache kicked off in a much less favourable manner for Björn "THREAT" Pers's team with Epsilon winning the first pistolround and quickly pulling ahead in rounds, despite a tactical pause from NiP.

After the eighth round which saw a smoke defuse go the way of Epsilon, f0rest finally stepped up for his team and won two clutch rounds in a row (a one-versus-two and a one-versus-one) to move the score to 8-2 for Epsilon. Eventually, Epsilon managed to pick up three more rounds total to end the first half with an 11-4 lead.

A fast triple kill from GeT_RiGhT on the second pistolround gave NiP the impetus and momentum needed to mount a comeback and the Ninjas won five rounds in a row before a triple kill from Jerry "xelos" Råberg and clean-up from freddieb moved the score to 12-10.

After moving up to 13-10 however, Epsilon found that they could not deal with the experience and wherewithal of NiP as the Ninjas moved to match point (15-13); the next round did see freddieb get a fast boost over Mid however and quickly pick up three frags. A force buy from NiP the next round did the trick however and they won the second map 16-14 to close out the series.

Sweden
Matchpage
2
0
19th June 2016
16
Overpass
13
16
Cache
14

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 49 - 40 +9 94.0 1.33
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 50 - 39 +11 84.2 1.24
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 44 - 40 +4 83.3 1.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 34 - 40 -6 68.7 0.92
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 35 - 40 -5 61.6 0.88
 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 51 - 41 +10 84.8 1.22
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 37 - 37 0 73.5 1.00
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 37 - 41 -4 77.0 0.97
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 39 - 50 -11 71.3 0.90
Sweden Jerry 'xelos' Råbergxelos 35 - 43 -8 68.5 0.89

The final day of DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer starts tomorrow at 11:00 as GODSENT will take on Immortals in the first semifinal.

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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 Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
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 Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jerry 'xelos' Råberg
Jerry 'xelos' Råberg
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
383
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
ez for swedes
2016-06-19 23:34
ez for vodka incest western front
2016-06-20 03:22
xd
2016-06-19 23:34
Ez 4 ENc... NIP !!!
2016-06-19 23:35
#7
f0rest | 
Bulgaria Uberw0w 
Nice 1 Epsilon just need more experience
2016-06-19 23:34
#9
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
9 yayy
2016-06-19 23:35
nip vs astralis.. ez for xizt
2016-06-19 23:34
deserved <3
2016-06-19 23:34
upset
2016-06-19 23:34
finals in semis already
2016-06-19 23:35
NiP v godsent in grand finals will be amazing
2016-06-19 23:36
Freddieb was God
2016-06-19 23:36
Freeeeeeddddddiiiieeee B!
2016-06-20 00:03
Now that teams have seen how NiP plays, they're pretty underwhelming.
2016-06-19 23:36
#18
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
GJ Epsilon
2016-06-19 23:37
fucking all in against these BOTS on dane chokers, fucking hate these scrubs
2016-06-19 23:38
You're so salty, lol.
2016-06-20 01:57
-friberg +wenton
2016-06-19 23:38
Nothing better than watching Swedish CS, our tier 3-4 teams are better than other regions best teams and Fnatic is top 1.
2016-06-19 23:38
only on dreamhack tourneys. everything else they just suck lol
2016-06-20 03:21
#23
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Totally a fan of Epsilon now! These guys are monsters!
2016-06-19 23:44
If disco doplan didnt suck D on lan they would've won LUL
2016-06-19 23:59
Lmfao
2016-06-20 00:04
#25
 | 
Iceland Bahatla3313 
i is first
2016-06-20 00:02
Well played Epsilon
2016-06-20 00:11
friberg as always bottomfragging
2016-06-20 00:35
Easy for Astralis
2016-06-20 00:36
Oh look, it's just friberg bottom stating again.............He needs to hang it up.
2016-06-20 01:33
or start gettin motivated again if he pracced hard he could be ok i think
2016-06-20 02:00
I don't think people should read that much into this. Nip has said they're more focused on bigger events around the corner, so they're most likely unprepared for this event. And also, swedish match-ups is always weird and unpredictable.
2016-06-20 03:10
#49
 | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
They should know that they cant win bigger events when there are teams like LG Fnatic Navi Astralis or even VP and 50K$ is still good for tier 2 team like Nip
2016-06-20 12:51
#42
Lithuania RTJ 
2014 LGB V2
2016-06-20 07:50
enduro
2016-06-20 10:31
Epsilon played very well, Nip made too many mistakes for their skill level...
2016-06-20 11:00
Nip are making a lot of mistakes. For me is rip final
2016-06-20 12:32
can anyone explained, is THREAT calling or not...?
2016-06-20 12:40
#48
 | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
lol Nip barely winning against tier 3 onliner team
2016-06-20 12:49
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