fnatic edge out NiP at IEM Katowice

After a massive lead in the first half, fnatic managed to close out the opener against NiP 16-14 (Cache).

The first match of IEM Katowice started with an explosive pistol round in which fnatic managed to take the A bombsite despite going a man down early, with the plant for main allowing Jesper "JW" Wecksell to clutch the after plant situation against three NiP players.

After cleaning up the anti-eco's, fnatic secured the first buy round thanks to Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's forklift aggression that caught the Counter-Terrorists off guard, and continued rolling NiP from the Terrorist side despite regularly losing opening duels to the Ninjas. It was 7-0 before NiP got on the board with their first round, but fnatic instantly replied as Dennis "dennis" Edman clutched a 1v1 against Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg.

The same story continued until the end of the first half - NiP was successful in getting kills, but not in closing out the rounds and fnatic switched to the CT side with a 13-2 lead.


JW celebrating the hard fought victory

NiP run over the A site in the pistol round to start their comeback on the T side, as Richard "Xizt" Landström and co., mirrored fnatic's start in the first half—quickly making it 9-13. At that point Robin "flusha" Rönnquist called a time-out, but some time to breathe didn't help them solidify their defense as NiP picked up two more rounds before olofmeister's team got their first CT round, locking down the B site.

As the game was on the brink of being tied, flusha showed up with a UMP triple-kill to make it 15-13 and then Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson clutched out the final round on a low buy to finish the game 16-14.

Sweden
Matchpage
14
16
1st March 2017
14
Cache
16
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 24 - 20 +4 84.5 1.23
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 23 - 21 +2 87.0 1.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 23 -2 79.9 1.07
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 22 - 26 -4 77.8 0.98
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 23 -9 57.0 0.74
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 34 - 21 +13 122.3 1.69
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 24 - 20 +4 85.9 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 24 - 19 +5 75.1 1.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 14 - 22 -8 56.1 0.86
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 17 - 22 -5 60.4 0.86

Sweden
Matchpage
14
16
1st March 2017
14
Cache
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 24 - 20 +4 84.5 1.23
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 23 - 21 +2 87.0 1.17
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 23 -2 79.9 1.07
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 22 - 26 -4 77.8 0.98
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 23 -9 57.0 0.74
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 34 - 21 +13 122.3 1.69
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 24 - 20 +4 85.9 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 24 - 19 +5 75.1 1.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 14 - 22 -8 56.1 0.86
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 17 - 22 -5 60.4 0.86

 

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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 Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1575
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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CIS sergioff 
GG
2017-03-01 12:30
NIP PLZ DISBAND
2017-03-01 12:31
lul nipple
2017-03-01 12:46
#38
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United Kingdom trtr098 
where is the NiP magic?????
2017-03-01 14:16
In a dumpster
2017-03-01 14:33
xD nice
2017-03-01 12:30
#2
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
BoT_RiGhT
2017-03-01 12:30
#20
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
mayb next time
2017-03-01 12:31
#43
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
he's maybe next time 9 out of 10 games l8ly
2017-03-01 17:33
ez for fnatic
2017-03-01 12:31
#42
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Argentina W0LFy[RushB] 
Wow too close for NiP
2017-03-01 16:45
#7
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Sweden Muppenlol 
Well that sucks for nip
2017-03-01 12:31
#8
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
hahah
2017-03-01 12:30
sad
2017-03-01 12:30
#10
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Brazil rabanetin 
f0rest lol
2017-03-01 12:30
nip out ol
2017-03-01 12:30
nice
2017-03-01 12:31
LuL JW 10000 chins
2017-03-01 12:31
Xizt deserves better team
2017-03-01 12:31
EZ 4 FNATIC
2017-03-01 12:31
Plz forest why?
2017-03-01 12:31
Xizt is just monster at cache stop writing he deserves better team omg xD And that last round was soo unlucky :/
2017-03-01 12:32
and friberg needs a better team on inferno. f0rest needs a better team on dust2
2017-03-01 12:34
#34
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Switzerland Yabbahh 
Dust2 in 2017 lul
2017-03-01 12:47
No luck involved, the timer is time based not luck based. I hope forest won good skins by betting against himself then throwing.
2017-03-01 12:37
#44
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
he's actually pretty strong individually, you should deff watch his 1.6 povs but sadly igl role makes his valuable not that often
2017-03-01 17:35
NiP looks better than Vegas, hope they qualify to playoffs but that dumb play by f0rest&GTR was terrible
2017-03-01 12:32
Xizt playing like a madman..123 adr
2017-03-01 12:34
wp
2017-03-01 12:36
#27
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
Its funny how GTR went from top1 world to top5...in nip .
2017-03-01 12:36
#45
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
its kinda sad that f0rest forced to play with bots like friberg/pyth/gtr xizt+f0rest should shuffle with fntc for sure =[
2017-03-01 17:36
stupid hltv staff doesn't realize it was a 1v3 actually
2017-03-01 12:37
#31
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Paraguay mcraepy 
f0rest :(
2017-03-01 12:40
Sad i couldnt watch this match :/ Anyways, NiP will come back and go through with 3-1
2017-03-01 12:40
bot_right
2017-03-01 13:05
#36
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-01 13:32
sick match gg
2017-03-01 13:35
#40
DeadFox | 
Hungary RaZoM 
silvers say nip disband lul
2017-03-01 14:51
#41
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Serbia corererere 
xizt topfragging, WTF nip
2017-03-01 15:37
ULIC_RIGHT hahahhahaha
2017-03-03 07:54
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2017-03-04 04:29
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