NiP win DreamHack Open Valencia
Ninjas in Pyjamas have won DreamHack Open Valencia following a 2-0 victory over Red Reserve (16-10 on Mirage and 16-2 on Cache).
The all-Swedish clash for first place in Valencia began with Red Reserve getting out to a 5-0 lead as Counter-Terrorists on their map pick, Mirage. NiP nearly pulled off a semi-buy in the sixth round, but Mikail "Maikelele" Bill managed to win it with a last-second defuse.
It was only then that NiP secured their first round. After following it up with two more rounds, Richard "Xizt" Landström's men allowed their opponents to string rounds together once again, but the Ninjas picked themselves up in the final stages of the half and reduced the gap to 6-9.
Now playing as CT, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and co. quickly got to the lead for the first time in the game. NiP lost a single round before continuously stopping their opponents' T-side strats, finishing off the first map with a 16-10 scoreline.
The second map was Cache, NiP's map pick, and it kicked off with Red Reserve finding two kills and planting the bomb in A. Still, Fredrik "REZ" Sterner helped his team to secure the round with a quad-kill.
Even in gun rounds, REZ and co. continued to control the pace of the game, and they closed out the half with a dominant 13-2 lead. After picking up the pistol round, Xizt's team easily closed out the map, 16-2, and the series, 2-0, to secure the first place and a $50,000 payout.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|William 'draken' Sundindraken||43 - 20||+23||95.8||1.59|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||40 - 22||+18||101.5||1.57|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||42 - 20||+22||83.8||1.43|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||33 - 25||+8||85.7||1.21|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||26 - 23||+3||73.7||1.08|
|Red Reserve||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele||27 - 35||-8||73.7||0.78|
|Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus||24 - 40||-16||69.1||0.71|
|Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' GustafssonFREDDyFROG||21 - 35||-14||56.1||0.71|
|Joakim 'Relaxa' GustafssonRelaxa||20 - 37||-17||62.4||0.64|
|Alfred 'RuStY' KarlssonRuStY||17 - 38||-21||40.4||0.39|
Here are the final standings of Dreamhack Open Valencia: