North and FaZe win openers against NiP and ORDER

North beat NiP on Inferno while FaZe did the same on Mirage against the heavy underdogs, ORDER, in their Group B opening matches.

The match between North and NiP kicked off on Inferno, with the former taking the first pistol round on the attacking side after taking A, planting, and defending the site. The Danes jumped to a quick lead, winning the first pistol round and the following eco for a 5-0 lead. NiP then took the second gun round, but were instantly reset and North ran away with the half, taking an 8-1 lead. Down 1-9, NiP were finally able to take a second round in large part thanks to a big triple by Fredrik "REZ" Sterner. NiP followed it up with three more rounds before Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså got a triple in the last round of the half for a 10-5 partial.

MSL & Co. will continue through the group’s upper bracket

William "draken" Sundin found himself in a 1vs2 after planting on A, but was unable to clutch out as Philip "aizy" Aistrup and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye corralled him in pit and defused after taking him out. A four-kill round by valde in the first round put North ahead 13-5, starting to close the door to a comeback for the Swedes. NiP won the following round to get a sixth on the board, but were instantly shut down the next round as aizy closed the round out with a big triple to stop the Swedes trying to execute on A. Still trying to wiggle their way back into the game, NiP once again abused the B site to get a seventh on the board. The Swedes then got a couple more rounds while playing against North’s match point, but were eventually unable to stop the Danes, who took the match, 16-10.

Sweden
Matchpage
10
16
27th February 2018
10
Inferno
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 16 - 16 0 81.3 1.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 17 - 18 -1 83.2 0.95
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 15 - 16 -1 61.8 0.92
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 11 - 17 -6 60.1 0.86
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 13 - 22 -9 43.1 0.60
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 28 - 13 +15 108.0 1.69
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 19 - 11 +8 70.8 1.32
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 20 - 15 +5 83.4 1.27
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 13 - 15 -2 59.9 0.99
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 9 - 18 -9 42.0 0.71

Starting on the terrorist side, FaZe won the first pistol round on Mirage and took the early 3-0 lead on the B stream. ORDER were able to take the second gun round to get on the board, 1-5, but were quickly reset by the European combine. FaZe went up 7-1 after almost losing against a full eco with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács clutching out a 1vs2. Following that round the Australians got a couple rounds on the board to close distances, 3-7. Despite the hiccup, FaZe were able to close the half out 12-3.

FaZe didn’t give ORDER a chance on Mirage

The second half started with FaZe taking the second pistol round with doubles by Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and GuardiaN, not allowing ORDER to save and setting themselves up to take the map after winning the anti-ecos and reaching match point, 15-3. Able to take down the Australians as they tried to execute on A, FaZe closed it out 16-3.

Matchpage
16
3
27th February 2018
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Mirage
3

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 31 - 5 +26 150.7 2.70
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 18 - 9 +9 94.4 1.71
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 14 - 11 +3 81.5 1.19
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 14 - 11 +3 82.6 1.18
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 8 - 11 -3 53.2 1.05
 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 14 - 17 -3 92.2 0.98
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 12 - 16 -4 63.6 0.67
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 6 - 18 -12 48.8 0.44
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 8 - 16 -8 44.6 0.41
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 7 - 18 -11 48.6 0.41

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Denmark potatomato 
D A N S K J Ä V L A R
2018-02-27 15:56
#11
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Order will upset on one map
2018-02-27 15:58
NiP in tournaments but IEM Oakland lul
2018-02-27 15:59
#12
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
HEAR THE ROAR
2018-02-27 15:58
#27
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Norway BBonden 
thank you, you put some laugh into my day :)
2018-02-27 16:04
#49
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Sweden Lil187 
Svenska spillerøv
2018-02-27 17:12
#2
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
1tap Niko
2018-02-27 15:56
Best one-tapper ever
2018-02-27 16:09
#3
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North America Catpwnz 
Nice!
2018-02-27 15:56
ez4myboimertz
2018-02-27 15:56
#6
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Denmark JustYes 
ez4NiKo
2018-02-27 15:56
No
2018-02-27 15:57
Disappointed by NIP
2018-02-27 15:57
#8
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Finland Juzaa 
Sicko rating for NiKo
2018-02-27 15:57
#10
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Denmark Xipingu 
Niko almost didn't need any help taking ORDER down, lol
2018-02-27 15:57
R E S P E C T
2018-02-27 15:58
draken and REZ are the problems bring back NiP 2014
2018-02-27 15:58
order LUL
2018-02-27 16:00
#17
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United States Ronaldofanboy 
BotFORest
2018-02-27 16:00
#18
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Brazil thinking_ 
NIP and ORDER???
2018-02-27 16:01
Time to disband NIP
2018-02-27 16:01
yikes niko
2018-02-27 16:01
Sk vs FaZe finals
2018-02-27 16:01
No, SK out in quarterfinals, faze out in semis, order vs tyloo final
2018-02-27 16:05
#65
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United States PandaSause 
What drugs did you take?
2018-02-27 23:20
EZ bait
2018-02-28 06:57
#22
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
Amazing performance by niko, but KarrigaN going 8-11 at a 16-3 victory is definitely worrying
2018-02-27 16:01
What can you expect from him? He was bot his whole career, also always a loser, he just cant get out of it...once a loser always a loser.
2018-02-27 16:04
He was a legend newfag one of the better cs 1.6 players and faze won't have brains without Karrigan. He's not great at fragging anymore but don't you fucking dare disrespect a legend kiddo I'll rip your balls off
2018-02-27 16:07
Im actually 32 KID hahaha...and I've been in the game since 1999...KID...so...RIP you...and saying he was "one of the better cs 1.6 players" hurts my eyes. He isnt even in top 200 in CS 1.6 history. You cant rip anything off online hero kid. Go cry now
2018-02-27 16:17
He was one of the better 1.6 players. Nt fake aging kiddo Karrigan was not a bot all his life lmao.
2018-02-27 16:20
LOL what? Karrigan was one of the better CS 1.6 players for sure.
2018-02-27 16:26
maybe in his house...cuz in the game def not...check his achievements in 1.6 lol
2018-02-27 17:15
#48
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
AHAHAHAH are u drunk ? He was top 10 in the last years of 1.6 as "esport" and he was awping for mousesports.. "32" years old didnt know his best 1.6 player for last years of competetive 1.6. OMEGALUL
2018-02-27 17:10
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...flag checks out... HE WAS AWPING FOR MOUZ HAHAHAHAHAHA...Check some results noob and see if you can maybe find mouz there...then come back here
2018-02-27 17:14
#53
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
laughing at my flag and lauginh at "awping for mouz" lol u little troll.. yes he was awping for mouz in 1.6... u cant find any stats on hltv from source or 1.6. At this point im not sure if u are actually trolling or just ultra retarded ? Also he does speak german, 1 of his parents is german.
2018-02-27 17:29
you cant find ANY record of any of his success except saying "he played for mouz"? Thats strange...
2018-02-27 19:30
hahahahaahha...man...game died in 2011...he played for like 10 years...give me what he WON in his career in cs 1.6
2018-02-27 20:07
WOOOOW...he won DSRack LAN once with 5500 prize money...best result of his CS 1.6 career... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-02-27 20:32
expectered worry message from bottomfragger
2018-02-27 16:07
#37
ALEX | 
France Telt 
I don't think it is worrying, that's just the kind of game where your team does everything while you've got the back role. He showed in Kiev that he's capable of having great games as well.
2018-02-27 16:21
#67
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United States SladesterG 
It's because of the scoreline of 16-3 there is literally not enough people for him to kill because Niko killed everyone also karrigan understands he is the worst on the team skill wise and will be his teams "decoy"
2018-02-28 01:31
#23
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Finland t33mu 
lord voldemort
2018-02-27 16:02
#24
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World poggers2001 
BibleThump BibleThump BibleThump BibleThump
2018-02-27 16:02
#25
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Sweden drakendilf 
Danish scene = good coders.
2018-02-27 16:03
#30
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
NiKo lul
2018-02-27 16:06
NiP will never come back, i already accepted that , eZ for FaZe also
2018-02-27 16:07
#34
BnTeT | 
China Liuxiao 
2.7 Niko, can you keep this rating in the following matches? lol
2018-02-27 16:08
#38
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United States jaeger_steam 
Niko smurfing hahahaha. Definitely not a good start for nip tho...
2018-02-27 16:16
jesus christ niko lol
2018-02-27 16:17
#43
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Finland Smoonah 
comon nip.....
2018-02-27 16:33
#44
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Europe tweekzter 
dennis -9
2018-02-27 16:33
NZ always carrying aus smdh
2018-02-27 16:33
Damn look at Niko's stat. What a rape.
2018-02-27 17:02
NiKo the groupstage star. But in the finals he disappears, what a pity
2018-02-27 18:15
Dennis new Xizt? :D
2018-02-27 19:44
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