SK cruise past NiP, both to playoffs

SK beat NiP (16-9 on Cobblestone) and Cloud9 defeated Heroic (16-12 on Mirage) to help the Brazilians secure a playoff spot. In the last match of the group, FaZe kept a clean record by defeating mousesports (16-7 on Train).

 

Marcelo "coldzera" David started the last match of the group stage with a 1v2  clutch in the first gun round to make it 4-0 for SK, but NiP managed to get on the board in the following round, starting a three-round winning streak.

After a small hiccup, SK took control of the match on Cobblestone with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo being instrumental for his team—shutting down NiP's repeated A site offensives with his faithful sniper rifle.


FalleN upped his game in the crucial group stage match 

SK finished the half 11-4, won the pistol and cleaned up the following to round to make it 14-4 before NiP got to their first buy. That round went the way of the Brazilians as well, allowing them to close out the match without much delay, making it 16-9 in the end. 

Brazil
Matchpage
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Sweden

 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 25 - 14 +11 100.1 1.51
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 23 - 14 +9 96.3 1.42
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 20 - 15 +5 91.9 1.41
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 18 - 12 +6 83.3 1.30
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 18 - 13 +5 67.5 1.18
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 18 - 21 -3 81.6 0.95
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 18 - 18 0 73.8 0.95
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 13 - 20 -7 72.3 0.77
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 8 - 23 -15 51.4 0.56
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 11 - 22 -11 37.6 0.51

Heroic struggled to deal with Cloud9 force buys from the CT side of Mirage, as they were caught off guard twice in the first seven round. Due to that, the Danes struggled to gain momentum or economy early on in the map, even though their gun rounds were looking solid.

With the score tied at 5-5, Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså stepped up and got three kills from the ticket booth, crushing the A site offensive from Cloud9.

The half ended positively for Heroic, as they were up 9-6, but they couldn't do much as TerroristsCloud9 shut down their advances in middle and picked up 10 CT rounds to win the match 16-12.

Matchpage
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Mirage
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 32 - 21 +11 111.1 1.54
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 21 - 17 +4 77.7 1.18
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 19 - 21 -2 82.4 0.99
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 10 - 19 -9 49.1 0.69
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 11 - 20 -9 43.2 0.64
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 24 - 18 +6 92.7 1.30
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 25 - 16 +9 77.9 1.23
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 18 - 20 -2 80.8 1.10
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 14 - 18 -4 64.4 0.94
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 17 - 21 -4 71.9 0.90

In the last match of the group, FaZe beat mousesports 16-7 on Train, but the match had no bearings on the development of the group. 

The final standings for group B are as follows:

Pos. Team Record
1. Europe FaZe 5-0
2. Brazil SK 3-2
3. Sweden NiP 3-2
4. United States Cloud9 2-3
5. Denmark Heroic  2-3
6. Europe mousesports  0-5

With both groups done, a one day break will take place before IEM Oakland action resumes on Saturday.

The following quarter-final matches will take place on November 19th:

19:45 France G2 vs. Brazil SK
23:35 Brazil Immortals vs. Sweden NiP

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

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
mouz clearly showed us they really in need of true ingame leader even they were doing much better than this when they had gob b in roster. Yesterday NaVi today mouz proved how important was true ingame leaders.Looks like trying out aiming opponents let you get outsmarted. FaZe absolutely shining today, if they go to final i won't be surprised at the moment, it will be hilarious to see Astralis vs FaZe on final. Sad to see C9 and Heroic eliminated, it would be fun to watch if Heroic won and we could get 3 way tiebreaker but seems its not happening till next event :p Good luck SK and NiP on playoffs.
2016-11-18 04:36
let's go FaZe, show us that k10 is the real solution
2016-11-18 04:37
explain the tactics how this guy does this?
2016-11-18 04:37
obviously some type script or bot idk
2016-11-18 04:40
#27
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
Types up shit on the matches as they happen, copypastes them
2016-11-18 05:09
#36
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World Vidua 
HLTV has push notifications for posts. He has a script that listens to those notifications (could be for example written as a browser extension) and immediately places a post he had prepared before hand. As big tournament is going on he can predict that next post will be about those Oakland games. 1. Minute or two before games end he writes comment in his script, plugin, app, whatever. 2. Script is notified by HLTV about new post being posted. It finds comment form and pastes message the guy written earlier. 3. Edits if needed. Pretty simple automation really. He wouldn't have been able to do it every time if HLTV disabled push notifications on news posts.
2016-11-18 08:50
#52
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Georgia aliosha 
ooohhh eventhought he is so fasst:DD
2016-11-18 12:32
nice thank you.
2016-11-18 16:58
AA
2016-11-18 04:36
Thank mr friberg
2016-11-18 04:36
scripter
2016-11-18 04:36
#11
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Brazil mth^ 
ok
2016-11-18 04:36
kik
2016-11-18 04:36
You should use copy pasta first comment to spread your propaganda to influence HLTV opinion the most. Like I once did.
2016-11-18 04:45
#30
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World Buick 
its funny how upset the mods got about ppl trying to achieve the first comment which this dude is blatantly doing. he could play it off as sincere commenting, but his name is fastest_guy_on_hltv. how is THAT not trolling the site?
2016-11-18 06:43
#39
United Kingdom Dird 
It's an admin stopping people chasing the 1st comment noob
2016-11-18 09:11
#41
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World Buick 
im dumb lol i meant to say admin
2016-11-18 09:18
#43
United Kingdom Dird 
Fastest_Guy_On_HLTV = mod
2016-11-18 10:01
#44
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World Buick 
yeah i was just stoned and went dyslexic i meant mods as in moderators but its a gaming forum so it's best to just say admin
2016-11-18 10:08
#48
United Kingdom Dird 
both are fine. forum moderator is common
2016-11-18 11:29
lmaoo
2016-11-18 10:35
#2
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
FaZeUP
2016-11-18 04:36
#55
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Sweden Madrigals1 
You were so close, but fastest guy cheated.
2016-11-18 16:23
#3
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Sweden thehardway71 
wow
2016-11-18 04:36
q
2016-11-18 04:36
Thank mr Cloud9
2016-11-18 04:37
Ez nip finals
2016-11-18 04:37
gg
2016-11-18 04:37
#16
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France kennySsSsS 
nice SK but now #G2WIN
2016-11-18 04:37
#17
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Dominican Republic fernandieftw 
NiP vs youtu.be/mB5zqf0PVZE finals xD
2016-11-18 04:37
#18
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Australia JonoMate 
It was 16-9 for SK not 16-7
2016-11-18 04:38
NT
2016-11-18 04:39
mousesports 0 lul, what happened with them
2016-11-18 04:39
nip vs astralis in the finals, nip wins 2-0
2016-11-18 04:39
#45
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
Keep dreaming, FaZe gonna rekt NiP 2-0 in semis
2016-11-18 10:10
Brazilian final is a strong posibility now
2016-11-18 04:40
reddit will explode
2016-11-18 05:50
Today I learned 7=9 Thank you based Professeur
2016-11-18 04:40
FalleN "upped" his game... lol...
2016-11-18 04:41
GeT_ReKt Cloud9
2016-11-18 05:46
"cloud9" LUL hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha
2016-11-18 06:54
#32
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good job SK, but u need more against G2! good luck! Immortals need to step up against NiP, I believe! Let's go BOYS, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! <3 Kreygasm
2016-11-18 06:58
#34
REZ | 
Sweden jackir 
no.
2016-11-18 07:20
At the moment I guess Immortals can give us better results than SK.
2016-11-18 09:00
that aimlock on k1o so obvious...this game is ruined pro scene full of cheats!
2016-11-18 07:11
#35
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
This is actually NiP's strat so they won't meet G2 on quarterfinal.
2016-11-18 07:23
#38
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Cloud9 defeated Heroic (16-12 on Mirage) to help the Brazilians secure a playoff spot. wait what?
2016-11-18 09:03
#40
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Sweden Div-\ 
If heroic had won vs C9 their record would have been 3-2, the same as SK, but since heroic beat sk they would have gone to the playoffs.
2016-11-18 09:16
#54
NiKo | 
Brazil Grell 
We'd actually have extra games. Because SK, NiP and Heroic would have the same record and Sk beat NiP, Nip beat Heroic and they beat SK. Heroic wouldn't have advanced into playoffs directly
2016-11-18 16:00
#57
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Sweden Div-\ 
I didn't read the rules but you may be right. Or round difference would be the decider...
2016-11-18 19:31
onlinesport 0-5 on LAN how this hapend to team with best player on world EleGiggle
2016-11-18 09:19
FaZe looks like a team of 1 tournament, like Cloud9 @ ESLPLS4, but FaZe won't win this tournament, that's for sure. It's time for mousesports to keep some upcoming German talents like keev, because Spiidi and denis aren't any special sadly.
2016-11-18 10:44
#49
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Mouse on lan kek
2016-11-18 11:46
nip will never be top1 again. maybe top3 if they win some events. its like, the top teams are more or less consistent and every time nip could enter top3 status some other team (faze in this case) steppes up their game. poor nip
2016-11-18 11:52
#51
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Sweden Kasidro 
Valde is a fucking beast
2016-11-18 11:53
No one can cheat ez Tournament
2016-11-18 14:07
foreshadowing.
2016-11-21 13:44
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