NiP win DreamHack Open Valencia

eZlo
July 15th, 2017 22:18

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.

NiP have been crowned DreamHack Valencia champions

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.

DreamHack Open Valencia 2017Best of 3
Sweden
Matchpage
2
0
15th July 2017
16
Mirage
10
16
Cache
2

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 43 - 20 +23 95.8 1.59
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 40 - 22 +18 101.5 1.57
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 42 - 20 +22 83.8 1.43
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 33 - 25 +8 85.7 1.21
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 26 - 23 +3 73.7 1.08
 Red Reserve K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 27 - 35 -8 73.7 0.78
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 24 - 40 -16 69.1 0.71
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' GustafssonFREDDyFROG 21 - 35 -14 56.1 0.71
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' GustafssonRelaxa 20 - 37 -17 62.4 0.64
Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' KarlssonRuStY 17 - 38 -21 40.4 0.39

Here are the final standings of Dreamhack Open Valencia:

1. Sweden NiP - $50,000
2. Sweden Red Reserve - $20,000
3-4. Denmark Heroic - $10,000
3-4. France EnVyUs - $10,000
5-6. United States CLG - $3,000
5-6. Spain KPI - $3,000
7-8. United States NRG - $2,000
7-8. United States Misfits - $2,000

Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1157
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
394
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
#1
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Finland kallepiispa 
#FEEDRUSTY
2017-07-15 22:18
GG NO RE
2017-07-15 22:20
#19
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Greenland kidkiller69 
what
2017-07-15 22:19
congratulations nip for winning dh open valencia 2017 great work against your fellow countrymen to take the trophy you have shown to be a force to reckon with on de_cache in the past month in esl cologne 2017 and now dh open valencia 2017 great work overall good job boys rez forest get right draken xizt threat just amazing work its unbelievable how amazing the work they do on cache is amazing
2017-07-15 22:19
#34
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Greenland kidkiller69 
nip is shit LUL
2017-07-15 22:20
#46
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Sweden King_David 
NIP is back #fuckNIPhaters #GONINJAS
2017-07-15 22:23
#55
KQLY | 
Russia band1 
maybe one day they will win something more than tier3 event
2017-07-15 22:28
i agree
2017-07-16 00:31
Like ur skill
2017-07-16 06:26
#171
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Greenland kidkiller69 
still better than u so that must mean ur even worse nt
2017-07-16 08:53
no copy paste i swear
2017-07-15 22:20
#9
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
Draken MVP 4sho NiP is back to business, do you like or not Feel us, hate us, support us, love us #GONINJAS
2017-07-15 22:20
Nice tier 2 team win
2017-07-15 22:19
easy 10k$ for rez
2017-07-15 22:22
Hahaha I know right he looks like a meth head
2017-07-15 22:27
#3
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Sweden 2EZ4Astralis 
EASY NIP
2017-07-15 22:18
#4
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
2EZ
2017-07-15 22:18
I read that as Rez. TBH same meaning
2017-07-16 03:40
#7
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Sweden Get_Rekt^_^ 
ez for NiP
2017-07-15 22:18
It's everyday, bro!
2017-07-15 22:18
#90
Gux | 
Turkey Shumrud 
with the cache flow
2017-07-15 23:04
#14
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Sweden aer1aL 
NIP IN 2K17 LUL
2017-07-15 22:18
Ez CLG
2017-07-15 22:19
#16
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Russia flinkque 
ez4draken
2017-07-15 22:19
f0rest best player in the world let's fucking gooo, good win.
2017-07-15 22:19
''They can win only on Cache.''
2017-07-15 22:19
#111
ropz | 
Estonia driffu 
against decent teams so far yes, not these tier4 teams LUL
2017-07-15 23:58
NIP IS BACK P.S. Look at NA cs in those standings lol.
2017-07-15 22:20
Tier 3 na teams, what do you expect?
2017-07-15 23:29
N1 NiP, the road to recovery has begun
2017-07-15 22:19
#24
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Latvia Faaakk 
EZ 4 NiP <3333 #GONINJAS
2017-07-15 22:19
#26
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ez gg best team in the world again
2017-07-15 22:19
#30
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Kazakhstan esinse 
ez4rez mvp
2017-07-15 22:19
#33
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Other THE_TRUTH_ 
Tier 2 event, nothing special... but you know the nip hype is so huge...
2017-07-15 22:20
#135
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United States Jammin800k 
Barely tier 2
2017-07-16 01:15
Gj rr Next for nip win at t2 event
2017-07-15 22:20
#36
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India nicebaitm8 
Good win for Nip before malmo. Hope they get top 4 finish in Malmo
2017-07-15 22:21
GG nip & rr
2017-07-15 22:21
#38
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World TigaJun 
Ez 4 NiP
2017-07-15 22:21
#39
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
Ez 4 NiP
2017-07-15 22:22
#40
Relyks | 
Norway S0ldat 
#GONINJAS
2017-07-15 22:22
people saying t2 event, LMAO this is a t3 event =p nip basicly stealing money at this point xd poor guys (other teams)
2017-07-15 22:22
I agree, but nothing compared to what SK was doing at cs_summit for example. NiP isn't a top 10 team at least, SK attending such events is just embarrassing tbh
2017-07-15 23:11
#99
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Brazil LucasMariz 
cs_summit?? wtf are you saying, there was Gambit, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Optic. Dont compare those teams to Misfits, Red Reserve...
2017-07-15 23:28
+1 nip delusional fanboi logic LUL
2017-07-15 23:29
all those teams are as easy to beat for SK as EnVy, CLG, Heroic etc. are for NiP cause NiP is barely tier 1 while SK was ranked #1 or #2 in the world at that time. turn on your brain ffs. NiP is a tier 2 team attending a tier 2.5 event while SK were a tier 1 team attending a tier 2 event. delusional SK fanboys lmao, are all brazils this stupid or just the HLTV ones?
2017-07-16 00:48
#150
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Brazil LucasMariz 
Are you telling me that Misfits, CLG, KPI belongs to tier 2.5? As far as i know gambit, cloud9 and team Liquid were tier 1.5 in the moment
2017-07-16 03:55
CLG, Heroic, EnVy = tier 2 Misfits = tier 2.5 NRG, KPI = tier 3 result: tier 2.5 tournament congratulations, you learned something today btw C9 were dogshit at that time, as were OpTic (who were playing with a sub) and Liquid (who had added Twistzz just a few days prior). really Gambit were the only decent team and they're still trash compared to SK. SK stole free money from what would've otherwise been a fun tier 2 tournament, why does brazils always cry when that fact is stated?
2017-07-16 10:21
SK were invited to cs_summit in 2016
2017-07-16 00:25
and NiP were invited to DH Valencia. your point?
2017-07-16 00:44
T3 team = t3 event
2017-07-16 00:50
#173
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Czech Republic Prevodovka 
U lost man
2017-07-16 09:26
#43
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Brazil Spieder 
Nip Win Tier 3 LUL
2017-07-15 22:22
CRY IS FREE!!! :))))
2017-07-15 22:29
#44
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Poland trancemeister 
tier 3 tournament. Congratulations NiP!
2017-07-15 22:23
GG Ez NiP <333 f0rest <333
2017-07-15 22:23
Get right MVP of tournament
2017-07-15 22:23
I arent think that
2017-07-15 23:42
#48
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Finland coswell 
Not the most prestigious tournament to win, but will do wonders boosting their morale. Also great experience for rez n draken.
2017-07-15 22:23
Made sense.
2017-07-15 22:42
Moral, more like warowl
2017-07-15 22:45
tier 2 tournament ResidentSleeper
2017-07-15 22:25
CRY IS FREE!!!! :)
2017-07-15 22:29
why i'm crying? i'm just saying the truth and u know =]
2017-07-15 23:47
YES I CAN TASTE THE TEARS.. CRY FOR ME BRAZIL!
2017-07-16 14:33
best team in history after this major, see ya
2017-07-16 20:46
SO MANY TEARS!!!
2017-07-16 21:12
#92
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Brazil Spieder 
+1
2017-07-15 23:06
lmao nip smurfing
2017-07-15 22:25
So we established that rr _clearly_ arent ready for nip, and nip arent ready for tier1
2017-07-15 22:27
#53
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Europe Brian_Furious 
Expected God rez
2017-07-15 22:27
So ez.
2017-07-15 22:28
At least something...
2017-07-15 22:31
#69
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Denmark mibr4ever 
Swedish cs is back
2017-07-15 22:38
#70
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Sweden Niipr0 
They are back! Love it! Best team in world on cache for sure! draken<3
2017-07-15 22:39
#71
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Uruguay zniksze 
100% expected tier2/3 tournament to ez 4 nip
2017-07-15 22:41
#72
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Europe Vallon 
The beginning of NiP's second era...
2017-07-15 22:41
#78
Dosia | 
Hungary ZILTOID 
Thank Mr. Friberg
2017-07-15 22:43
#73
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United Kingdom silenceR_cs 
#GONINJAS :D
2017-07-15 22:42
CONGRATS AND GL NIP)
2017-07-15 22:42
noice
2017-07-15 22:43
#79
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Argentina jrr10 
NIP winning a tier 3 tournament lul, don't even know if this is good or bad
2017-07-15 22:43
#80
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Serbia whoa!! 
GG
2017-07-15 22:44
#83
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Latvia keshancs 
GG boys
2017-07-15 22:48
EZ. Haters gonna hate.
2017-07-15 22:53
If RyStY is not an IGL - kick his ass out of the team and pick freddieb or pyth. P.S. New nV should be Ex6 RpK to1nou ScreaM devil
2017-07-15 22:54
he seemed to be playing a bit skittish and nervy, perhaps just not used to playing LAN against teams of this level. he often found himself in advantageous positions but just lost aim duels anyway. he just needs some more experience and confidence imo freddieb to RR would be sick though, but pyth is trash now
2017-07-15 23:15
don't worry, maikelele probably leaves again soon LUL
2017-07-15 23:37
#89
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United Kingdom Georgebaii 
Progress
2017-07-15 23:04
Hello! welcome back
2017-07-15 23:05
#FEEDRUSTY
2017-07-15 23:06
Ez tier 3 champ event, rip
2017-07-15 23:15
n1 tournament :DD red reserve in grand finals x-----DDDD
2017-07-15 23:28
They got 20k though, that money were up for grabs for any t1 team, would've been a nice warmup aswell for Krakow.
2017-07-16 05:03
Ez for NiP!
2017-07-15 23:30
MVP WHO??, I THINK F0REST
2017-07-15 23:33
Yes!!!!! Clg most trhowing ever
2017-07-15 23:37
#106
Algeria W0r 
No offense here but they just beat "red reserve"
2017-07-15 23:41
nip winning tier 3 tournament hype as fuck :D tommorw is the major for the big boys LUL
2017-07-15 23:55
#112
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Canada kawoh 
nV should have been in the finals against NiP. They should have also beaten KPI, but eh (shrug face)
2017-07-16 00:04
feed rusty
2017-07-16 00:05
#116
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
NIP players celebrate like they won the major, kek. Relax, you won a lan against shitty Envyus, Heroic and Red Reserve lol.
2017-07-16 00:10
did you see them when they won? they didnt give shit.
2017-07-16 00:37
#122
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Check photos on Twitter and tweets etc.
2017-07-16 00:38
No matter the importance of the event, when you find victory after crawling in shit for months, any victory feels great.
2017-07-16 03:57
Don't talk common sense, will hurt his brain.
2017-07-16 07:05
+100 That is, if he has a brain?....
2017-07-16 09:26
#179
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
months? More like a year.
2017-07-16 14:45
12 months then.
2017-07-16 21:33
#117
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Argentina kletus 
mvp??
2017-07-16 00:12
draken er think!
2017-07-16 02:37
nice
2017-07-16 00:44
GO NINJAS!
2017-07-16 00:46
Gz NiP I'm impressed by Red reserve tho. :)
2017-07-16 00:47
#130
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Congratz boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-07-16 00:59
#132
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Brazil plc_junkeR 
I really enjoyed this victory. And I agree it's a way to lift up the guys morale. But they still need a lotta work to compete on T1 events yet. I sincerely hope that now with Rez and Draken, their passion to the game can come back. It's always nice to see forest and gtr playing with consistency
2017-07-16 01:07
guuuud job
2017-07-16 01:11
#136
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World mikecool 
Nip have steadily improved with this roster. Still lots to imrpove upon though.
2017-07-16 01:47
lol 16-02
2017-07-16 02:21
EZ GET RIGHT MVP GOGOGO
2017-07-16 02:30
NIP noobs, tier 10
2017-07-16 02:52
it's so unreal that red reserve made it to this final all because of koosta's failed defuse. Like they were about to place 5-6th until that bomb exploded. Then they claw their way through to the final. Crazy turn of events
2017-07-16 03:18
#161
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Australia ovaD 
Koosta's defuse miscomm and Heroic not closing out 12-3 Mirsge definitely helped RR get through to the final, only to get smashed by NiP.
2017-07-16 05:25
I know it's as lucky as it gets
2017-07-16 05:38
This final should of been CLG vs NiP. But no, some dumbass had to take his hand off his mouse. That said person needs to be banned to that island of snakes.
2017-07-16 05:12
#169
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Nobody took his hand off the mouse bro, it was just koosta who didn't have defuse kit
2017-07-16 08:03
GG WP, legends!
2017-07-16 05:21
#158
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Australia ovaD 
#GONINJERS
2017-07-16 05:24
-Xzist +Maikelele
2017-07-16 05:24
envy in 2k17 lul
2017-07-16 05:25
gratz NiC
2017-07-16 06:36
#165
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India c0rvus 
Nice to see NiP holding a cup after all the dark times.
2017-07-16 06:40
#177
Sweden DYE 
Dark times? They won 3 major events last year
2017-07-16 11:40
#167
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World MakeItHappen 
This happen after friberg leaves the team. Feelsbadman ;(
2017-07-16 07:06
GG
2017-07-16 07:10
expected
2017-07-16 08:16
Maikelele's handshake didn't help :-(
2017-07-16 10:44
#183
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Czech Republic Benny1998 
GG EZ
2017-07-17 00:38
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