NiP book playoffs spot over mousesports

NiP are the first team to advance to ESL One Cologne playoffs, as they picked up their third win in the Swiss group stage after a 16-10 triumph on Cache against mousesports.

Starting on the Counter-Terrorist side on Cache, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný turned up with five kills in the first two rounds, the second of which was a full buy from NiP on the back of a bomb plant in the pistol.

That allowed mousesports to go up 4-0 before Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg stepped up to the plate with an amazing ace and a 1v2 clutch after only buying a Deagle at the start of the round. That kickstarted the Swedes into the first half, as they went on to grab four more rounds afterwards.

f0rest put up big numbers on NiP's way to playoffs

The Czech AWPer continued to put up numbers, this time a triple during aggression towards A main, helping mousesports pick up the next three rounds. f0rest's quad-kill then gave NiP their sixth round, but it was the European mixture who got away with the better half after clinching the last two for 9-6.

f0rest kicked off the second half with another flashy multi-kill, a quick triple with a USP-S on the B site, allowing NiP to go on a five-round streak for an 11-9 advantage.

The next went mousesports' way, but the economy reset came in once NiP replied in the following round and proceeded to clinch a 14-10 lead, and the Swedes celebrated advancing to playoffs once they wiped the floor with their opposition in the last two rounds.

Sweden
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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 29 - 17 +12 111.5 1.62
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 22 - 16 +6 84.8 1.30
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 19 - 15 +4 76.1 1.23
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 14 - 14 0 69.1 1.13
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 12 - 15 -3 54.1 0.96
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 24 - 18 +6 96.7 1.43
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 18 - 23 -5 81.0 0.90
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 17 - 20 -3 61.9 0.81
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 11 - 18 -7 39.4 0.59
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 7 - 17 -10 40.2 0.57

Sweden
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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 29 - 17 +12 111.5 1.62
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 22 - 16 +6 84.8 1.30
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 19 - 15 +4 76.1 1.23
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 14 - 14 0 69.1 1.13
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 12 - 15 -3 54.1 0.96
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 24 - 18 +6 96.7 1.43
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 18 - 23 -5 81.0 0.90
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 17 - 20 -3 61.9 0.81
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 11 - 18 -7 39.4 0.59
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 7 - 17 -10 40.2 0.57

Here are the current standings of the Swiss group stage:

Qualified for playoffs
Sweden NiP
2-0
United States OpTic United States Liquid
2-1
CIS Natus Vincere Brazil SK
France G2 Europe FaZe
Europe mousesports  
1-2
Denmark Heroic United States Cloud9
Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark North
Brazil Immortals Sweden fnatic
Eliminated
Poland Virtus.pro China TYLOO
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
awesome nip. they are back ez pz
2017-07-05 20:12
#87
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Sweden historia 
#RUNNIP
2017-07-05 20:54
im hoping they wont choke in the playoffs like navi did at eleague major after 3-0 in group stage
2017-07-05 21:20
let's see how they will play on other maps "D
2017-07-05 21:39
#2
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Europe SA1TAMA 
NiPisBack
2017-07-05 20:12
ez. legends <3
2017-07-05 20:12
NiP is back boys!!!
2017-07-05 20:12
#5
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Great performace by f0rest! Awesome plays. Awesome game. GGWP. #GONINJAS
2017-07-05 20:13
#102
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
f0rest best of all time for awhile now sorry potti element spawn cogu fnx method gtr
2017-07-05 21:27
#115
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Sweden s!d_xaxa 
+1
2017-07-05 23:25
Wow, f0rest looks like... like shabby hipster, it's so ugly :( Bring back old good boy!
2017-07-06 10:53
xD
2017-07-05 20:12
#8
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Russia ZippSluvik 
FINALLY!!!!!
2017-07-05 20:12
Nice
2017-07-05 20:12
#14
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Brazil Sukitay 
NIP <3
2017-07-05 20:13
#15
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Indonesia gordnc 
Wp for nip
2017-07-05 20:13
#16
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France VeryG2Guy 
ARE THEY BACK?
2017-07-05 20:13
#17
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Brazil vass28 
gg nip deserved
2017-07-05 20:13
#18
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Sweden Swedz 
MIRAGE?
2017-07-05 20:13
CACHE!
2017-07-05 20:13
LLLLLLLETS GO BOYS
2017-07-05 20:13
#21
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France StickyRice 
NiP from Tier 4 to top 1 world in a week, CSGO scene lul. NiP era incoming.
2017-07-05 20:13
#38
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Sweden wyv0 
Not like they kicked ASSBERG or anything for a 10x time better player
2017-07-05 20:17
#69
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Denmark fm100 
Ohh yes thatcwas excatly what they did
2017-07-05 20:39
#23
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Germany iN1Kolaus 
mirage?? after a 16-10 triumph on Mirage against mousesports.
2017-07-05 20:16
Yeah, it's Mouz home map. The honeymoon effect is very efficient in NiP
2017-07-05 21:19
#24
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France t3r4byt3 
NiP PogChamp f0rest PogChamp They might get rekt in the quarter-finals like G2 at StarSeries and Na'Vi at the EL Major before though
2017-07-05 20:15
#25
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Greece praytoGOD 
#nipwasalwayshere! \o/
2017-07-05 20:13
#26
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
f0rest damn! Putting up a lot of kills and that ace was super insane
2017-07-05 20:13
#27
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Saudi Arabia Dolandos 
nice one
2017-07-05 20:14
#28
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Sweden bögpeter 
lul ropz 7-17
2017-07-05 20:14
#29
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Latvia Faaakk 
Awesome NiP! That f0rest ace was very delicious! #GONINJAS
2017-07-05 20:14
#30
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Pakistan linkedin 
MIRAGE LOL
2017-07-05 20:14
#31
Dosia | 
Lithuania b1lze 
NiP is back bois. GTR finally performing in a good way
2017-07-05 20:14
#32
f0rest | 
Romania Erhan50 
god f0rest
2017-07-05 20:15
#33
f0rest | 
Albania SayS 
but play only cache, I hope the see bo3
2017-07-05 20:15
NIP: thank god Flipsid3, Vega, iGame, Red Reserve and SpaceS (gonna get eliminated anyway) ain't here ^^
2017-07-05 20:15
#57
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France t3r4byt3 
They have to play Red Reserve at DH Valencia LUL
2017-07-05 20:27
#35
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
being f0rest is like having an aimbot, just you gotta crank it up once in a while
2017-07-05 20:15
#36
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World Nydhogg 
oskar choke
2017-07-05 20:16
#37
swag | 
Canada akasauva 
f0rest is back
2017-07-05 20:16
NiP went straight to the semis? Or just to the quarters?
2017-07-05 20:17
#83
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
Quarters=playoffs
2017-07-05 20:49
it was a long and hard time without playoffs, wb NiP! <3
2017-07-05 20:17
Why the hell does everyone keep playing them on Cache??!?!?
2017-07-05 20:17
Cause they are afraid to pick another map vs this new lineup
2017-07-05 20:22
surely they've been praccing a lot?
2017-07-05 21:52
Moussports T side was like watching VP, close your eyes and run out.... So horrible to watch.
2017-07-05 20:18
#43
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Sweden MikyPanza 
Vintage f0rest rly. Daaaamn
2017-07-05 20:18
#44
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Armenia KKegham 
3 Cache maps, 3 best of 1's lul. *NiP is back*
2017-07-05 20:18
#81
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
You can qualify major with couple bo1 wins just like vega
2017-07-05 20:48
#109
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Armenia KKegham 
At least vega are at the major m8, and they didn't play cache 5x to get a 3-2 and qualify.
2017-07-05 21:44
If CIS didn't have their own minor, Vega would never ever even been in the major qualifier.
2017-07-06 00:20
#130
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
+1
2017-07-06 02:12
f0rpan is a beast
2017-07-05 20:18
#46
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Sweden Rexz 
#GONINJAS AWESOME!! :D
2017-07-05 20:18
#48
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Belarus redyaS 
ohoho nice
2017-07-05 20:20
#49
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Croatia AzorAhai 
OMG Finally NiP <3 #GONINJAS
2017-07-05 20:20
#50
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
nip :D
2017-07-05 20:20
#51
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
pyth and friberg were the problems <3 current NiP
2017-07-05 20:22
#53
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World Sins 
3-0 no?
2017-07-05 20:24
They've only played cache so far. Wanna see how they do on bo3s...
2017-07-05 20:25
#59
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India transformer 
+1
2017-07-05 20:28
2-1 battles will be amazing
2017-07-05 20:26
mr f0rest
2017-07-05 20:28
I'm a FaZe fan but I want NiP to win this event so bad
2017-07-05 20:30
Remeber that guy who said he was a time traveler from 2018 and that NiP would win this tournament?
2017-07-05 20:30
#63
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Norway felt 
Gonna be funny when the next team they'll play will instantly ban Cache.
2017-07-05 20:32
#66
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Argentina damik1ng 
Nice Patrick! My 1.6 favorite player :)
2017-07-05 20:35
I dont know If i get Sad for mousesports or get happy for NiP.
2017-07-05 20:37
#68
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Denmark fm100 
I have ever never been A nip fan. But to see them win after all these loses stokes me
2017-07-05 20:38
#70
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Norway anMu 
EZ 78 bombs in 3 maps for GOD f0rest
2017-07-05 20:41
#73
f0rest | 
Belgium Qker 
Good to see them performing. It's been a while. Hope they'll manage to be as good on some other maps.
2017-07-05 20:43
#75
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
F0rest is a fucking god
2017-07-05 20:45
#77
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Czech Republic Argeras 
Nip back boys <3
2017-07-05 20:47
#79
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France remyos 
Pls pls why the hell do all teams play against nip on cache, on their best map ! So stupid! ~.~
2017-07-05 20:47
#111
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Sweden Kasidro 
they were like 2 - 8 in their last 10 games on cache before this event so it is not like they have been good on it lately lol
2017-07-05 21:48
#80
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Indonesia kensbee 
nip legend :)
2017-07-05 20:48
Lets go bois. God f0rest.
2017-07-05 20:49
#84
heikkoL | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
oskar to faze, mouz is not good enought for him
2017-07-05 20:50
#118
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Australia JonoMate 
If he was so good then maybe he should have gotten a kill in the second half.
2017-07-06 00:41
#89
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Turkey deez1337 
Nip Magic
2017-07-05 20:56
#90
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India naetu 
Spread some NiP love. <3
2017-07-05 20:56
#98
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Brazil R_ananias 
They went 3-0 playing nothing but cache. Let's see on playoffs.
2017-07-05 21:11
#99
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
You should give them credit anyway
2017-07-05 21:18
#104
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Europe WutZeFak 
we will win this one ^_^ Ez
2017-07-05 21:29
#110
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Brazil WWWWWWW 
nipisback?
2017-07-05 21:48
#114
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Sweden crindz 
rez and draken = beasts, f0rpan and gtr back to 1.6 days. too ez!
2017-07-05 22:41
#119
s1mple | 
Australia m3rky 
fak ropz didnt step up his game, otherwise it would have been closer
2017-07-06 00:46
#120
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
What a legend :O
2017-07-06 02:02
#135
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Canada rdss 
ez for cache
2017-07-06 07:33
#136
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Australia DuGong 
FOREST IS A GOD <3333333
2017-07-06 07:38
ropz 7-17 against NiP hahhaha
2017-07-06 08:47
#147
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
It´s very good see NiP with a great performance :)
2017-07-06 13:13
#148
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
f0rest power!! I Love this guy soo much!
2017-07-06 13:14
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