Virtus.pro to ELEAGUE semis over NiP

Virtus.pro have won the fourth quarter-final of ELEAGUE Season 1 over NiP 2-0 (16-8 on Dust2 and 16-9 on Cobblestone) and advance to next weekend's semifinals.

The fourth and final quarter-final of ELEAGUE Season 1 was an "El Classico" between Virtus.pro and NiP, teams currently ranked #5 and #6 in the world, and the first map of the series took place on NiP's pick of Dust2.

A series of picks while defending the A site from Adam "friberg" Friberg and Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi on the first pistolround seemed to seal the round for NiP but Filip "NEO" Kubski suddenly came up Long and managed to win a one-versus-four to give VP the round.

NEO built upon his strong early performance on the first gunround, picking up three AK47 kills to help the Polish team cement an early 4-0 lead (which grew  to 5-0 after an anti-eco round). NiP then retaliated by putting a round on the board on the sixth round thanks to an AWP triple from pyth and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund then picking up two kills on the retake.


NEO had a dominant performance on Dust2

GeT_RiGhT kept it interesting in the next round as well as the Swedish star picked up a quad kill for his team while defending the B site from closet. Another triple kill from NEO on the ninth round reversed the tide and NEO even got a triple kill in the following round and VP rocketed up to a 8-2 lead.

Solid defending from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg on the eleventh round gave NiP enough of a foothold to string together a couple of rounds, but Virtus.pro still managed to close out the first half with a 9-6 lead. NiP again look formidable on the second pistolround but then it was Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's turn to get a crucial triple kill with the USP, including a tense one-versus-one against pyth with low HP.

Despite winning the second pistolround, Virtus.pro suddenly found themselves falling victim to the dreaded eco as f0rest secured two TEC-9 kills and even a third after picking up a dropped M4A1-S. NiP secured this round and the next but were then themselves eco'd on a force buy on the nineteenth round as Virtus.pro rose to an 11-8 advantage.

This moment proved to be a crucial turning point in the game and with the Polish players firing on all cylinders, and none more so than NEO, Virtus.pro closed out the first map 16-8.


Snax was the lynchpin for Virtus.pro on Cobblestone

The first pistolround of Cobblestone seemed to further spell doom for the Ninjas as Snax quickly secured four USP kills to put the Poles up 1-0 on their CT side. The Swedes however bought up and it was the deadly duo of f0rest and GeT_RiGhT that picked up a number of UMP and Tec-9 kills to equalise the score and reset VP's economy.

NiP used this change of pace to charge ahead to a 6-1 score. Paweł "byali" Bieliński put his team back on the map on the eighth round by winning a one-versus-two on the B site while flanking from the back. Virtus.pro strung a few rounds together but the Ninjas remained ahead and the half ultimately finished 9-6 in the Swedish team's favour.

T-side aggression from Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and his team on the second pistolround saw them clear out NiP and after anti-ecos, the score was equalised at 9-9. VP overwhelmed the Swedes on the B site on the first gunround and Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski won a one-versus-one against f0rest to see the Polish team move ahead with a 10-9 advantage.

NiP were simply unable to secure a single round afterwards on their CT-side and the Polish plow looked utterly indomitable as Virtus.pro closed out the map 16-9 off the back of a no-holds-barred T-side on Cobblestone and thus eliminated NiP from ELEAGUE.

Matchpage
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23rd July 2016
Sweden
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Dust2
8

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 45 - 29 +16 104.1 1.57
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 39 - 25 +14 83.3 1.30
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 39 - 29 +10 84.4 1.29
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 32 - 29 +3 64.8 1.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 28 - 31 -3 62.6 1.00
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 35 - 37 -2 79.1 1.03
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 34 - 38 -4 66.8 0.99
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 27 - 36 -9 71.9 0.87
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 27 - 35 -8 56.3 0.78
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 20 - 37 -17 54.4 0.64

ELEAGUE Season 1 concludes next weekend with semifinals and a grand final at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia as four teams will compete for the largest portion of the $1.4 million prize pool: a $390,000 reward for the first place team.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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 Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
polak internet lol gg vp
2016-07-23 06:14
#15
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Brazil NaScene 
lol nip ez
2016-07-23 06:14
#46
 | 
Turkey Mustafa- 
2016-07-23 07:45
xD
2016-07-23 06:14
#19
oskar | 
Czech Republic Maty97CZ 
Rip NiP
2016-07-23 06:14
friberg 4Head
2016-07-23 06:14
#23
New Zealand Ajgi 
ripnip :(
2016-07-23 06:14
When friberg leave NiP, SK will have 10 majors Deserved
2016-07-23 06:14
#JustFavelasThing
2016-07-23 07:50
Yes...deal with it =]
2016-07-23 16:54
Maikelele planer good tho
2016-07-23 17:59
13
2016-07-23 06:14
#3
Snax | 
Saudi Arabia hobbit_ 
too ez
2016-07-23 06:14
n1
2016-07-23 06:14
ez
2016-07-23 06:14
#6
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
GG
2016-07-23 06:14
ez 4 taz
2016-07-23 06:14
NT fake flager
2016-07-23 17:02
n
2016-07-23 06:14
NEO
2016-07-23 06:14
ok
2016-07-23 06:14
nothing surprising
2016-07-23 06:14
rip NIP
2016-07-23 06:14
#13
 | 
United States snack- 
65
2016-07-23 06:14
lol
2016-07-23 06:14
#17
 | 
United Kingdom Amaaze 
wew lad
2016-07-23 06:14
#18
 | 
India Ad1_KaM 
Virtus. Plow
2016-07-23 06:14
+100000
2016-07-23 06:26
GG VP
2016-07-23 06:14
ez 100% EL wins this week
2016-07-23 06:14
ez nice vp!
2016-07-23 06:14
#26
 | 
Poland general007 
EXPECTED
2016-07-23 06:15
Expected, now time to face Mouz, these guys are not efin around anymore, going to be a hard test to pass.
2016-07-23 06:15
#110
 | 
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Aye, especially as somehow chrisJ and mouz always seem to play well against the poles. Maybe its a style of play thing
2016-07-24 11:10
I dislike both teams but congratulations to VP for beating those delusional noobs.
2016-07-23 06:17
GET RID OF FRIBERG, HE'S BAD. He's almost as bad as slemmy on LAN these past 3 months, and barely .88 in all of 2016.
2016-07-23 06:19
#31
 | 
China swinfans 
nice VP
2016-07-23 06:27
friburger X)
2016-07-23 06:29
#33
 | 
United States BernieSanders 
Mouz vs VP, classy
2016-07-23 06:32
expected
2016-07-23 06:37
Quit friberg
2016-07-23 06:40
#36
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
allu Best in opening duels 77.8% won Adam 'friberg' 0.56 rating
2016-07-23 06:45
#38
United States yurr 
+1
2016-07-23 06:50
wtf are happening to ninjas in pyjamas
2016-07-23 06:48
#40
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
Friberg happened
2016-07-23 06:55
but friburg is the king of banana ;~: cuz he sucks it everyday
2016-07-23 14:20
#39
Narken | 
Algeria narken 
expected
2016-07-23 06:51
#41
 | 
Singapore Nephalith 
Neo got the better of GTR and f0rest AGAiN. Just like the good ol days.
2016-07-23 07:00
The north remembers :(
2016-07-23 11:12
#111
 | 
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
2006 f0rest pwned the world (and fnx/cogu) Good to see so many of those old stars still at large, neo taz fnx forest I wish roman ausserdorfer never retired :-( He was so insanely good!
2016-07-24 11:12
#112
 | 
Singapore Nephalith 
Good to see you are still around as well. :D
2016-07-24 12:14
#116
 | 
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Haha thanks man likewise :p
2016-07-24 22:24
#42
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
ez 4 bida's brother
2016-07-23 07:03
20-37 Kappa
2016-07-23 07:06
+1 great username xD
2016-07-23 14:34
#44
 | 
United Kingdom peaks 
VP ez $$$$$$$$$$$$
2016-07-23 07:10
lol next week? oho fck off
2016-07-23 07:33
Prestichion no. 4: Right pick by stich, and wrong score Right pick: 1pt, right scoreline: 2pt +1 point in ELEAGUE pick 'ems for stich stich currently has 4 ELEAGUE pick 'em point 6pt for bronze trophy, 8pt for silver trophu, 10pt for gold trophy
2016-07-23 07:45
wow
2016-07-23 07:55
they should ahve removed friberg at the end of the contract no retards give him a new, guy only thinks bout the burgers he can eat with the money he didnt play decent cs in like 2 yrs
2016-07-23 08:18
how much?
2016-07-23 09:00
?
2016-07-24 19:48
if you trying to imply that I bet with skins no Im not a 13yr old I earn enough money with working I just like the game :) nt ruski
2016-07-24 19:49
#53
 | 
Slovakia EvErisT 
neo gj
2016-07-23 09:13
#54
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
Thanks Mr.Friberg
2016-07-23 09:26
youtube.com/watch?v=-M795E-oQ94 Thorin : Map 1 gonna be ez for NIP,VP made a big mistake by not banning dust2 LulZ.
2016-07-23 09:37
#56
 | 
Korea MavenCSGOD 
LOL ez VP xD
2016-07-23 10:01
plov
2016-07-23 10:22
#58
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
Neo[t]orius K. teasing us on dust2 :)
2016-07-23 10:24
wp!
2016-07-23 10:33
allu was the problem 4Head
2016-07-23 10:39
Well pyth is not playing worse than him atleast
2016-07-23 11:11
My point was that -friberg instead of allu
2016-07-23 13:46
That makes sense, I think NiP would do very well with allu and pyth on the team
2016-07-23 15:46
never thought that, lol
2016-07-23 11:18
Kick fucking friberg. At least they are all still friends, lmaooooo. Back to 2015 form for NiP.
2016-07-23 11:19
#65
f0rest | 
India chulbul 
-pyth -friberg +twist +schneider
2016-07-23 11:26
why would any of these players join a dying dinosaur?
2016-07-23 14:21
because the dinosaur is dying cause of these 2
2016-07-23 17:08
this actually makes sense 2bad it won't happen twist as awper and f0rest back to rifling would be perfect for NiP
2016-07-23 17:56
I know this wont happen but just a wish. If twist and schneider come to NIP, they'll be top5 again for sure :)
2016-07-24 18:53
#66
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
clean and easy! gg wp legends! :-)
2016-07-23 11:31
#67
yes | 
Europe Yes_Bot 
NIP disband no other choice ;0
2016-07-23 11:37
#68
 | 
Singapore BOOMZOOM 
Nip been slumping now :(
2016-07-23 11:40
Just now?
2016-07-23 19:34
friberg is so bad, 0.88 rating and losing games for nip typical saucer rofl
2016-07-23 11:43
#70
fer | 
Poland KejDen 
Rip old Friberg 0.56 Rating [*]
2016-07-23 11:50
#71
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
Ljegendarny nijo[t] top 4 player Snax 2014/2015 too strong. :D
2016-07-23 12:05
#72
 | 
Turkey powergs 
Lets go VP ROAD2TOP2 LETS GO B O Y S !!!
2016-07-23 12:10
poor NiP. it's a pity -fr1berg +s1mple
2016-07-23 12:29
Did s1mple know the swedish language?
2016-07-27 10:14
yep he knew and then he lost it again ... nope. but s1mple doesn't need swedish and NiP need a skiller like him. fuck language.
2016-07-28 00:20
i can't find any post match analysis ;(
2016-07-23 12:41
LANTUS.PRO
2016-07-23 12:42
well played :)
2016-07-23 12:46
#77
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
yeah keep friberg... thats why i dont even care about them anymore they deserve to lose.
2016-07-23 13:05
ez skin ez life rip lounge soon xD
2016-07-23 13:23
#80
 | 
United Kingdom wtfprototype 
It was LAN and plus Pasha and Neo had a good series so therefore there wasn't much chance for NiP to do anything
2016-07-23 13:27
nice, I hope time of their next game will be more EU friendly :/ 4AM is pretty damn bad if you ask me
2016-07-23 13:29
Expected btw NiP should disband tbh
2016-07-23 13:33
ayyy lmao rip nip
2016-07-23 13:45
-Xizt -friberg +draken +discodoplan
2016-07-23 14:10
good job vp
2016-07-23 14:19
#89
 | 
Poland mamba99999 
The funniest part is that we have 2 teams in the top 4 which won the last chance qualifier.
2016-07-23 14:32
Damn neo went full godmode
2016-07-23 15:10
#92
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Unexpected, virtus pro look stronk at the moment :)
2016-07-23 15:18
mousesports - vp match will be final. fnatic not good nowadays, neither navi
2016-07-23 15:42
VP vs Mouz is in semis, for me it will be Fnatic vs VP
2016-07-27 10:15
Ez
2016-07-23 15:55
expected
2016-07-23 15:57
Wanna bring NiP back? GET RID OF FRIBERG and XIZT, bring it allu back and bring pronax...idiots! allu - GTR - Forest - Pyth - pronax
2016-07-23 16:58
#105
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Nice mouz has a chance against vp, they always lose vs nip
2016-07-23 18:02
#106
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
NEO <3
2016-07-23 18:12
#108
 | 
Norway beastin 
Change friberg PLS, for real though, PLS.
2016-07-23 20:51
n1 :DDDD!
2016-07-23 22:38
ROFL Nip VP and mouse in the final part of playoffs? What happened to the good teams?
2016-07-27 00:35
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