C9 eliminate NiP in LA

Cloud9 defeated NiP in the first match of the day at cs_summit 2-0 (Inferno 16-10, Cache 16-14).

The lower-bracket semi-final series between Cloud9 and NIP started on the former team's map pick, Inferno. Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert and co. kicked off with the Terrorist pistol round win, but NIP managed to take the following round with a force buy and string three rounds together.

When the rifle rounds came around, we saw William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin getting an AWP entry on banana two rounds in a row, but the A site defense wasn't strong and Cloud9 slowly took over the lead by exploiting it.

In a key round towards the second part of the first half, Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg picked up three kills on the B site defense, but the round still went the way of Cloud9 thanks to Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip's great play in a 1v2 situation.

After finishing the half 6-9 down and losing the second pistol as well, NIP were in dire straits, but started stringing rounds together and got the deficit down to only three rounds shortly. At 10-13, the Swedes were facing a low buy from Cloud9, but lack of coordination cost them the round and put Cloud9 in position to finish the map 16-10.


Cloud9 stay alive at cs_summit

Cloud9 started off Cache with another pistol round win, and ran away with the lead on the Terrorist side early on, with Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta's clutch on B playing a big part of it. NIP managed to recover in the second part of the half with a mixed UMP, M4 and AWP buy, turning an 8-3 scoreline into a respectable 8-7 half.

In the second half of Cache, the Ninjas finally got a pistol round on the board thanks to a simple A site take, but failed in the following anti-eco as they got caught out in A main. After ecoing for a few rounds, NIP tied the score at 12-12 off the back of methodical B site hits that proved hard to handle for the North American team.

From that point on rounds were traded back and forth, but the map and the series were edged out by Cloud9 in the end, as they denied draken's 1v4 clutch attempt and made it 16-14.

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 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 33 +13 85.9 1.41
49 - 39 +10 95.3 1.28
39 - 36 +3 74.5 1.09
37 - 43 -6 75.6 1.04
34 - 43 -9 61.2 0.87
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 39 0 80.0 1.12
48 - 40 +8 78.5 1.07
38 - 38 0 79.0 1.04
34 - 43 -9 74.4 0.90
35 - 45 -10 68.0 0.89

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Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
401
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
416
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
c9 looking strong but nip should really change drasticly... -friberg, -getright and bring in some new talent
2017-04-22 20:59
17 replies
Lmao -get_right what a joke
2017-04-22 21:05
14 replies
:) no joke, and shows that you cant accept changes need to be done... i think forest is more important to a topteam these days. nip needs changes, and they need to be drastic... -gtr, -friberg... bring in rez and maybe lekro
2017-04-22 21:06
13 replies
#70
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Canada PerspekCZ
you really think either rez or lekro can be capable of replacing GTR?
2017-04-22 21:09
10 replies
#113
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Sweden wyv0
have you seen GeT_RiGhT for the past 6 months man? holy delusional, THESE PAST 6 MONTHS ARE A FACT that he absolutely sucks you can't bank on him after 6 months that he somehow will make it back
2017-04-22 21:40
9 replies
He's starting to come back. His online form is back. They need lekr0 tho.
2017-04-22 22:29
pasha did
2017-04-22 23:34
#167
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Canada PerspekCZ
Check his recent event stats then come back
2017-04-23 04:20
6 replies
#168
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Sweden wyv0
checked his recent stats, i now know why NiP has gone out of groups every single time
2017-04-23 04:35
5 replies
#170
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Canada PerspekCZ
clearly you can't read stats, compare it to the rest of the team. His past 2 events have been great and his slumping stats were no different then a majority of the team
2017-04-23 07:21
4 replies
#171
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Sweden wyv0
Sure this event GeT_RiGhT was 2nd behind Draken Before that he had a whopping 0.71 rating at Starseries Iem Katowice a whopping 0.8 rating At Las Vegas 0.89 rating This does not look like a star player to me, he needs to retire or he needs to leavel place for another star player and change role so NiP can be successfull
2017-04-23 14:24
3 replies
#175
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Canada PerspekCZ
If you checked the full statistics of all of NiP overall, instead of your selective picking, you would understand. Most of the tournaments before then were showed good results, showing his consistency falls only recently due to the state of the team. You expect a star player to still be the star in a sinking ship? It's a team based game, you cannot do it when there's cancer in the team bringing your morale down. Check Xizt and Friberg's stats and then compare, they're both consistently negative and to call GTR a main liability is simply ignorant.
2017-04-23 17:10
2 replies
#177
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Sweden wyv0
I never said Friberg or Xizt didn't suck lmao they lived and died upon GeT_RiGhT, and now he's absolute dogshit which makes NiP finally a tier 3 team which they should of been long before now.
2017-04-23 17:55
1 reply
#190
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Canada PerspekCZ
...Absolute dogshit...a tier 3 team...and you never mentioned Friberg or Xizt, and if you know about their performance compared to his yet still state GTR as a main problem, then i gave you too much credit as to even consider your point as valid
2017-04-24 13:59
#77
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Denmark anton^
+twist XD
2017-04-22 21:15
1 reply
nop.. they have draken and this guy is gonna be insane if threat or forest (or xizt) teach him how to take calculated risk and not just go full yolo... mechanicly one of the most promising young players out there... movement, gamesense, aim (with awp) and coolness in some situations... he really needs to learn to rifle tho, its a big handicap if you become like JDM
2017-04-22 21:33
I think they should bring new leadership and remove the problem so -friberg -Xizt
2017-04-22 21:06
1 reply
i think xizt is more important to the team.. he frags way better then getright when hes not igl'ing... and changes need to be drastic, getright is the one to cut, right after friberg
2017-04-22 21:07
ez 4 c9
2017-04-22 20:58
#5
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Turkey dogboi2001
ez for draken aka 2017 kennyS omg
2017-04-22 20:59
rip nip
2017-04-22 20:59
ez pz lmn sqzy
2017-04-22 20:59
god brax
2017-04-22 20:59
NIP LUL
2017-04-22 20:58
ez 4 c9
2017-04-22 20:58
Rip NiP ?
2017-04-22 20:59
#17
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Estonia Rebae
gj c9
2017-04-22 20:58
sweden cs LUL
2017-04-22 20:58
NiP = trash
2017-04-22 20:58
expected
2017-04-22 20:58
#freeSwag
2017-04-22 20:59
1 reply
2017-04-22 21:30
cleve is mad
2017-04-22 20:59
#25
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India Gandhii4
Doesn't count. C9 used a banned player so NiP wins.
2017-04-22 20:59
#freeswag
2017-04-22 20:59
1 reply
#28
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Netherlands SharpS
Not really a big loss, because C9 can't replicate that pretty much anywhere. Current playstyle with swag etc.
2017-04-22 20:59
2 replies
#39
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Portugal dracø
That could be a way to look at it IF NiP got outplayed by c9's playstyle. NiP had the game and managed to throw away so many advantageous situations. A thing that have been doing for way 2 long.
2017-04-22 21:01
Not really, considering C9 with a stand in and a fairly new IGL somehow had better teamplay than NiP.
2017-04-22 21:26
Swag is back
2017-04-22 20:59
Go disband NiP plz
2017-04-22 20:59
Swag is killin it so far NiP playing absolutely horrible
2017-04-22 21:00
Not 1 word about swag. LOL hltv writers and admins mad kids hahah
2017-04-22 21:00
1 reply
lul
2017-04-22 21:01
#36
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Romania SPEEEEEEED
just fk off nip, cant even win a 150k tournament. will not qualify to the major and they will lose 2/2 games on esl cologone, will not qualify trough the esl pro league. im a fan of them but im pissed seein that they're lossing 2 games against 2 na teams bcuz they are losing on enemies eco.
2017-04-22 21:00
#freebrax
2017-04-22 21:01
#NIPISBACK #NIPMAGIC
2017-04-22 21:02
GGwp Cloud9. #FREEBRAX
2017-04-22 21:02
nip played shitty t side on cache , those lost rounds agains pistols and 1 awp on cache t side was horrible it happend like 3 times ? not cool dude not cool
2017-04-22 21:02
#43
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Finland kappaboi
nip cant win even na teams, top 20-30 team atm
2017-04-22 21:02
Friberg shittiest player again who would have guessed. When will you realize you cant win with him, its not possible in this universe
2017-04-22 21:03
#46
cyx | 
Russia airton
#freeswag
2017-04-22 21:03
If NiP really want win events again, pls sit down your ass and watch demos, how to play against eco,awp and rush. Always one by one after the molly and smokes doesnt work
2017-04-22 21:03
#50
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United States hehexddd
#FREESWAG
2017-04-22 21:04
BRAXTON
2017-04-22 21:04
#freeswag
2017-04-22 21:04
we all know who will be getting the blame for this loss. rip draken.
2017-04-22 21:04
Ez 4 RiP
2017-04-22 21:04
#55
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France t3r4byt3
NiP most garbage team, they just never fucking learn from their mistakes
2017-04-22 21:05
3 replies
And I thought you hit the lowest point in liking NiP after the 16-2 at the major qualifier.
2017-04-22 21:28
2 replies
#97
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France t3r4byt3
nah fuck them for good now, losing to C9 is unforgivable and tbh I only like f0rest and GTR, though I wish GTR would get benched or just take a break for some time
2017-04-22 21:30
1 reply
oh come on if you look at Cloud9s roster you would see they are not that bad
2017-04-22 21:59
Cloud 9 will go back to being Tier 2 after swag leaves. He will never be unbanned.
2017-04-22 21:05
3 replies
Brax wasnt an adult when it happened. So yes he will be unbanned since cs continues to grow. Why? The same reason a child cant go to jail. He was young and dumb.
2017-04-22 21:16
2 replies
he was like 18?
2017-04-22 21:23
1 reply
17
2017-04-22 21:24
#58
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Korea Damianlee
very nice game by n0thing once again.................................................................
2017-04-22 21:05
#61
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Sweden edv179
Swag :(
2017-04-22 21:06
god drakeN
2017-04-22 21:06
nip fans LUL :>
2017-04-22 21:07
#67
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United States hehexddd
BRRRRRRRRRRRAXTON
2017-04-22 21:07
top frag against nip and not only that, he made so many important kills... i mean watching brax playing like this and not being able to compete is heart breaking... valve really have wrong stand in this case... sad...
2017-04-22 21:08
3 replies
lol, nip is fucking trash right now and beating them doesnt mean anything other than not being worse than trash
2017-04-22 21:17
2 replies
nice autism
2017-04-22 22:26
1 reply
i like it too thanks
2017-04-22 22:50
lol nip needs a real igl like fiff to die first an info nip needs xzit firin power
2017-04-22 21:11
NiP = trash team needs to disband.
2017-04-22 21:12
#freeswag
2017-04-22 21:12
1 match please... -friberg +pyth....just one match
2017-04-22 21:16
c9 aimlock too much. and ofc trash murica team will win this event since its in murica to hype us fans and bring them into cs even more. gj valve u will get your profit from it
2017-04-22 21:24
1 reply
damn bro the tears are falling....
2017-04-23 01:43
#90
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Brazil wAc
#FREESWAG
2017-04-22 21:24
Why is Ska on the picture?
2017-04-22 21:25
#96
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United Kingdom sawdust
Draken's nice
2017-04-22 21:28
Bring pyth back!
2017-04-22 21:31
shroud and nothing are perpetually bad. This is no way to handle affairs of biggest NACS team
2017-04-22 21:32
Draken rating: 1.22 Swag rating: 1.26 Draken is a best in NiP #FREESWAG
2017-04-22 21:33
Shroud is a trash +train -stream
2017-04-22 21:36
Friburger finishing with less than 1.00 rating, doesn't matter when you read this.
2017-04-22 21:37
they fucking lose vs c9
2017-04-22 21:41
#110
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World Buick
lol
2017-04-22 21:38
#119
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Bulgaria AboveYall
-draken Kappa
2017-04-22 21:53
why do shroud have -6!?!??!
2017-04-22 21:57
5 replies
why do n0thing have -9!?!??!
2017-04-22 22:26
4 replies
because they're both shit
2017-04-22 23:29
I dont care about N0thing, shroud the pug master, first page on reddit the aim god HEELLLOOO?!=!!!?!?!!"#!"?#"!#?!¤"!="?¤)¤=)"#i¤#"
2017-04-23 03:38
2 replies
Cool
2017-04-23 03:38
1 reply
YEPP
2017-04-23 03:39
#124
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Brazil bvkzin
#freeswag
2017-04-22 22:12
#130
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Chile nachooww
#FREESWAG
2017-04-22 22:37
FREE SWAG
2017-04-22 22:37
RIP Swedamn RIP NIP in pyjamas.
2017-04-22 22:39
#134
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Russia AR4ER
rip nip
2017-04-22 22:44
RIP NIP! But swag is nutssssss buddy! thank you HLTV, we appreciate your info! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-22 22:45
nip still garbage
2017-04-22 22:52
nip is not only a terrible 3rd-tier team ,but also a stupid team. so many times they had started the round with the first kill,but they could not capitalize it.so sad !!maybe it.s time for them to retire
2017-04-22 23:02
#FREEBRAX
2017-04-22 23:21
#FREW SWAG Just joining the Swag Train. Legitimately!
2017-04-22 23:59
Free swag. Boring fat fk gabin
2017-04-23 00:25
NIP O N L I N E R S Winning games in pro league....cant play on lan...
2017-04-23 01:16
nip dog shit BYE
2017-04-23 03:57
Does Shroud ever go positive? I mean even when they win he's negative and useless why so they keep him in the team? This result is expected NiP can't even qualify for majors or perform even tier 2 anymore they should disband so f0rest can return to Fnatic.
2017-04-23 05:17
NiP CEO!! Now go and kick the fifth!!! Problem solved nip style
2017-04-23 14:50
#173
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Romania Tise
When will NiP realise that building a line up with GeT_RiGhT and f0rest (debatable) as the star players isn't a good strat anymore. 2014 is over, ffs.
2017-04-23 15:55
3 replies
*2013 is over :P :D
2017-04-23 19:47
2 replies
#180
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Romania Tise
While their era ended in 2013, GeT_RiGhT and F0rest and were still able to perform at star level until late 2015. After that, Gtr steadily become dogshit while f0rest is still able to perform really well from time to time. Xizt and Friberg hit rock bottom soon after 2014. The only time when NiP had slight potential was when Maikalele stood in for them in 2016. While Bill is by no means a superstar level player, he still managed to be a mix of solid and flashy AWPer that NiP desperately needed and, as a bonus, brought back the 2014 NiP where everyone was performing constantly well. While the period was too brief to decide whether Maikelele return to the team would have brought them to their former glory or not, I believe that that was the only proper move the org would have done if removing somebody from the set-in-stone-NiP-core is out of the question.
2017-04-23 20:07
#181
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Romania Tise
But hey, at least we don't have to deal with the "NiP is back" fanboys anymore. :P
2017-04-23 20:08
draken deserved a better team #FreeSwag
2017-04-23 16:35
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