NiP breeze past IMT, to the semis

Ninjas in Pyjamas took down Immortals with ease (16-9 Dust2, 16-4 Cobblestone) to eliminate the Brazilian team and move on to the semi-finals of IEM Oakland.

The second quarter-final match of IEM Oakland pitted the young Brazilians of Immortals against the experienced, but not in-form NiP. The Swedes picked Dust2 to kick-off the series, but the start of the match was fairly tight and the score was shortly tied at 3-3.

Adam "friberg" Friberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund combined for three kills on the A long defense in the following round, forcing Immortals to go save the remaining equipment, despite being on the Terrorist side.

That round started a streak of rounds for Richard "Xizt" Landström's team. Henrique "HEN1" Teles's over aggression in an after plant situation proved costly for the Brazilians side, as the Ninjas punished it and managed a successful retake of the B site to make it 7-3.

The A long defense remained rock solid for NiP throughout the CT side, with friberg having another standout performance in the position.

friberg was all smiles after locking down Dust2


friberg was all smiles after locking down Dust2

After a dominant 11-4 CT side, NiP started the second half with a pistol round win and clutched the first gun round off the back of some classic GeT_RiGhT-Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg teamplay, making it 15-4. Immortals put up a bit of a fight on their CT side, but it was too little, too late as the Swedes closed out the first map 16-9.

Moving to Cobblestone, Immortals were favored to take the map and push the series to the third one despite a rough showing on Dust2, but their start on the CT side was far from ideal.

After losing the pistol round and the first gun round, the Brazilians were 5-0 down, but were looking good in the sixth round as Lucas "steel" Lopes took down three NiP members on the B site defense. Unfortunately for Immortals, they weren't able to close it out as f0rest pulled out a 1v3 clutch to keep the pressure on.


Immortals looked out of their league in the series against NiP

Following the clutch, steel and co. picked up two consecutive rounds, but their economy was promptly reset as the Swedes picked up crisp entries on both sites to make it 7-2. Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi was one of the standout players for NiP, helping them end the half 12-3 with his +15 kill-death difference.

Xizt opened and closed the CT pistol for NiP as they shortly finished the match with a 16-4 score line to take the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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19th November 2016
Sweden
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Dust2
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 41 - 26 +15 96.7 1.53
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 37 - 24 +13 81.5 1.36
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 35 - 25 +10 83.0 1.26
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 32 - 22 +10 73.1 1.23
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 30 - 26 +4 78.3 1.13
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 35 - 34 +1 83.1 1.01
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 26 - 37 -11 75.5 0.85
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 26 - 34 -8 69.0 0.76
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 22 - 37 -15 61.8 0.63
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 14 - 33 -19 34.5 0.55

With these results, we will see the following semi-final matches:

Denmark Astralis vs. Brazil SK
Europe FaZe vs. Sweden NiP

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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
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
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 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
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
Grats to NiP, clearly they were superior and they breeze past Immortals but still I'm curious how would things work if Maikel was in roster instead of pyth after seeing pyths monsterous performance on cobblestone and to be honest was expecting better performance from Immortals but seems they continue choking on playoffs. Anyways FaZe vs NiP looking fun to watch as a revenge match of group stage, I think FaZe are favourites with their recent form but NiP can show their magic anytime anywhere.
2016-11-20 01:02
Fastest_Guy_On_HLTV > rusty james - <3 Muffin Lightning CONFIRMED Good job NiP, RiP IMT with anticheat LUL
2016-11-20 01:04
#38
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Finland Lehtori 
so, how you do this you write comments and copy paste them with script??
2016-11-20 01:04
#48
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United States STERBENVII 
Weren't they cheating in the group stage? There were multiple videos of them aimlocking.............idk.....
2016-11-20 01:10
#67
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Aimlock =/= cheats. Aimlock can be anything and is only a term referred to as an aim... lock... A snap-crosshair placement onto the player. You're thinking of "aimbot" for the hack. However, no, no-one was cheating at IEM Oakland.
2016-11-20 02:51
#77
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
You have ADHD, don't you.
2016-11-20 09:11
#92
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Not at all. Please, assume incorrectly more. It's all you seem to be able to do. Properly, at least.
2016-11-20 23:07
#91
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United States STERBENVII 
I don't know...I personally believe that SK and Immortals cheat, but they could be a good team without cheats. Most people witch-hunt SK, Imm., Byali, and Flusha because Valve banned KQLY and SF out of nowhere.
2016-11-20 21:33
#51
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
Fastest_Guy_On_HLTV > rusty james - <3 Muffin Lightning CONFIRMED Good job NiP, RiP IMT with anticheat LUL
2016-11-20 01:17
#13
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Argentina alejofabregas 
Go Immortals!!!
2016-11-20 01:03
how
2016-11-20 01:02
ok
2016-11-20 01:02
#21
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
What the fuck
2016-11-20 01:03
#22
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Finland Lehtori 
thank mr. friberg
2016-11-20 01:03
#23
Canada ST2K 
wat
2016-11-20 01:03
#24
NiKo | 
Serbia Krosis 
GODBERG
2016-11-20 01:03
how
2016-11-20 01:03
bot
2016-11-20 01:03
#32
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Denmark beastd 
BOT
2016-11-20 01:03
#69
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
Its an Admin Alt Account
2016-11-20 03:46
+1 ez was created to stop this non sense
2016-11-20 06:01
When i click the artickle this guy has already posted xD
2016-11-20 01:03
#34
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Brazil mth^ 
Thank mr friberg
2016-11-20 01:03
#35
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
you are admin
2016-11-20 01:03
#71
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Netherlands mlkush 
Ok, now i'm starting to believe that ur an ADMIN. There's just no way u can predict what they're going to write. FUCK MAN! one day i'm going to be the fastest :D
2016-11-20 05:52
fastest guy on hltv is all apart of the rigged setup which is hltv. CS is rigged either you like it or not.
2016-11-20 06:58
well that was practically a stomp. talking about it would do nothing more than tilt the dedicated brazilian fanbase so im gonna pass on that. shoutout to; BATISTUTA MIRAA AbirZenith stich (big fan) alex! for making this a hassle :) special thanks to; Fastest_Guy_On_HLTV for being a bud and teaching me the ropes. sinsa for being better than synki in his prime. random dudes; special distaste; feelsbatman Mustafa- lagcats LeafyIsHere kr9pton(nt) i just can't stand these folk. thanks for the past few days, it was fun. all in all well played from both sides (: - rusty out for good (-_-)/
2016-11-20 01:02
GET FUCCD FASTEST_GUY GOT YA ASS
2016-11-20 01:03
He said thanks to him... Did you read?
2016-11-20 01:42
#29
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Australia StVincent 
RUSTY JAMES <3
2016-11-20 01:03
nice scripts
2016-11-20 01:03
#36
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Canada DahChickenDoe 
nice fight rusty, nice fight
2016-11-20 01:04
#70
Brazil nnz 
QUIT AFTER SHAME
2016-11-20 03:57
nt
2016-11-20 01:05
#44
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Brazil sicariuswtf 
Get rekt xd
2016-11-20 01:06
#47
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
hi admin
2016-11-20 01:10
#52
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Brazil m4ri 
rusty james xD <3
2016-11-20 01:22
turkish flag looks like chinnese flag fix it rusty james :)
2016-11-20 01:26
oh man u end it on second place..no glory for you
2016-11-20 02:02
#73
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Indonesia de_insertion 
AT THE FUCKING SAME TIME
2016-11-20 06:16
#76
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Hungary FHarbor 
get rekt ahahhah
2016-11-20 08:39
#87
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Finland TommIC 
rip mustafa feelsbadman
2016-11-20 16:22
#3
twice | 
Korea Tzuyu 
cant beat the cheaters
2016-11-20 01:03
at least you tried
2016-11-20 01:42
s
2016-11-20 01:02
11
2016-11-20 01:02
1
2016-11-20 01:02
s
2016-11-20 01:02
xD
2016-11-20 01:02
very easy game for ninjas in panamas... gonna be hard for them versus faze though.. god allu very good ownage plays lately!
2016-11-20 01:02
#10
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Denmark beastd 
The first comment & second is a BOT
2016-11-20 01:03
ez
2016-11-20 01:02
ROFL ^^^^
2016-11-20 01:02
#18
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Canada DahChickenDoe 
GGWP
2016-11-20 01:02
EZ FOR NIP
2016-11-20 01:03
fakeflagger spotted
2016-11-20 01:09
admin stalking me, mr. jonathan e. pls ban him
2016-11-20 01:13
admin with 459817 user id LUL
2016-11-20 16:15
It's his smurf acc. he has 1950 on his main.
2016-11-20 17:31
fucking smurfs ruining the game fuck them
2016-11-20 17:50
#26
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United States onesix 
HOW?!?!?!
2016-11-20 01:03
#28
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Turkey xxxjet 
Bye cheaters
2016-11-20 01:03
#37
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
ez FaZe
2016-11-20 01:04
ez with new lan anti cheat.
2016-11-20 01:04
Tankberg
2016-11-20 01:04
#43
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Denmark clutchkongen 
it kinda shows how bad the teams from group A really was, both g2 and immortals got ultimately rekt, top kek. i think Astralis will have a tough time tomorrow.
2016-11-20 01:06
lel bo1 flukers
2016-11-20 01:08
<3 friberg
2016-11-20 01:15
nip best :D
2016-11-20 01:23
if friberg keep it up together with f0rest and gtr nip can win against all
2016-11-20 01:25
Not against all. Imo, NiP struggle alot vs SK playstyle. Its a matter of matchup really, there are teams who naturally struggle alot more vs certain teams despite their skill-level. I remember ex-TSM struggling ALOT, like, ALOT vs NiP, and yet, they were beating teams better than NiP. Same with VP and Na'Vi. Despite NiP being a world-class team when they are hitting their shots, they just seem to fall everytime they face SK, despite taking maps off of them ocassionaly.
2016-11-20 01:42
What I've seen, they have a lot of problems with the pace(especially on clb) that sk brings vs. NiP..
2016-11-20 02:01
nt nip fan boy but immortals playing like a bots
2016-11-20 02:42
#83
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India Ad1_KaM 
nt immortals fanboy, but immortals are bots.
2016-11-20 14:47
NiP is still 10 times better than immortals
2016-11-20 14:56
#56
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
First it was zews, now it's steel, why does the 5th man of immortals always struggle on this big competitions...
2016-11-20 01:32
it's not just a specific player. A team like immortals may get out of group having some flukes in bo1. In bo3 playoff where pressure is higher, the real skill level reveals.
2016-11-20 01:43
friendly reminder that they won bo5 against toilet.pro
2016-11-20 07:28
#GONIP
2016-11-20 01:45
Going from Zews to Steel was never gonna make any difference, was probably Boltz who brought him back.
2016-11-20 01:54
#65
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Australia JonoMate 
"After a dominant 12-3 CT side, NiP started the second half with a pistol round win and clutched the first gun round off the back of some classic GeT_RiGhT-Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg teamplay, making it 15-4." It was an 11-4 half not 12-3
2016-11-20 02:15
has anyone following the brazilian steel's frag record? he's always at bottom fragging and by far negative balance.
2016-11-20 03:43
OMG NIP plz bring back lele pyth sucks he misses Oh wait
2016-11-20 09:57
pyth was the solution? Astralis - SK 1-2 FaZe - NiP 0-2 SK - NiP 2-0
2016-11-20 10:10
Nip looks much much better with pyth than with maikelelelelelel k, gratz
2016-11-20 12:23
Easy NiP to finals :) I hope for some magic but honestly 2-1 for SK in finals :/ #GONINJAS
2016-11-20 14:04
expected :)
2016-11-20 14:08
This is what i mean. Damn, Friberg man. I love you #wouldhomo Smart player. Great spraycontrol. Next match. Misses ez shots and being random.. why man, wh!? #finnsIchatten<3
2016-11-20 15:08
zews was the problem :D immortals sempre onliners
2016-11-20 17:28
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