Vega Squadron have eliminated Ninjas in Pyjamas from the ELEAGUE Major qualifier following a stunning 16-2 victory on Cache.
Vega Squadron came out of the gate looking scary, winning the first five rounds to put NiP in a very tough spot. Adam "friberg" Friberg then took matters into his own hands and won a 1v3 clutch to give his team a round on the board, but the Swedes were unable to follow it up and had to settle for a hard reset.
The Russian team continued amassing rounds and eventually brought the scoreline to a 9-1 advantage, forcing NiP to call a tactical pause. The Swedes then had a great chance to get back into the game but wasted a 2on1 advantage against Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin. That round was proof of the state of disarray NiP were in, with the half ending in a 13-2 scoreline.
Vega Squadron were far too strong for the Ninjas
NiP were then dealt another heavy blow as they could not hold the B site in the pistol round. Two force buys from the Swedes then followed, but Vega Squadron did not falter, taking the map, 16-2, after what was a one-sided game.
|Vega Squadron||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir||22 - 6||+16||135.7||2.37|
|Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr||16 - 8||+8||95.7||1.76|
|Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji||17 - 10||+7||98.6||1.68|
|Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper||18 - 7||+11||82.6||1.65|
|Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR||13 - 5||+8||72.5||1.48|
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||10 - 17||-7||63.9||0.62|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||11 - 17||-6||61.6||0.61|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||8 - 17||-9||74.9||0.50|
|Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth||5 - 17||-12||43.6||0.35|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||2 - 18||-16||53.9||0.20|
The qualifier standings are currently following: