NiP eliminate Virtus.pro in Atlanta
NiP have sent Virtus.pro packing from ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier following a 2-0 win (Overpass 16-8, Train 16-5) in the elimination match of Group C.
After 10 rounds of play, the Poles finally grabbed their first on the back of a small economic investment, only pistols and kevlars, and went on a three-round streak thanks to Filip "NEO" Kubski's quad-kill in restrooms afterward.
Early picks then gave NiP their 11th round, before Virtus.pro closed out the half with just four rounds on the defense. Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's 1v1 clutch put his team back in contention, as they survived the first four rounds of the second half without taking much damage.
With a saved AWP from NiP's first full buy, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg grabbed a triple and won his team the next eco, which set off a streak of five rounds going the way of the Swedish side, who defended the B bombsite three times in a row for a 16-8 win on map one.
However, a quick reset sent the Polish squad on low economy. NiP kept winning the gunrounds and sent their opponents on ecos over and over until it was 12-1. Paweł "byali" Bieliński then put up four kills for VP's second round, but William "draken" Sundin's 1v1 against the same player made the halftime score a dominant 13-2 in favor of the Swedes.
NEO's triple in the second pistol round saved Virtus.pro's chances, but they only added one more round on top, while NiP quickly reached match point on the back of triples from f0rest and draken on each bombsite. byali's heroics in a retake scenario only delayed the loss, as NiP closed it out 16-5 with a quick A attack.
K - D
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
27 - 33
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
22 - 35
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
25 - 39
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
23 - 34
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
18 - 35