NiP defeat mousesports to advance to DH Marseille playoffs

NiP are through to the playoffs at DreamHack Masters Marseille after beating mousesports 2-1 (9-16 on Nuke, 16-10 on Overpass and 16-11 on Train).

The second series of the day kicked off on mousesports' map pick, Nuke, with the European mixture securing a quick 3-0 lead as Terrorists. NiP responded well in the first gun rounds to win two in a row, but their opponents regained control of proceedings with a successful Deagle buy.

Down 2-6, NiP strung three rounds together without response from mousesports. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's men assured themselves of a half-time lead after winning the next two rounds (8-5), but then a great triple-kill from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg inspired his team to reduce the deficit to a sole round.

In the second half, NiP equalized the score with a fast and agressive T-side pistol, but mousesports immediately countered the Swedes thanks to a Deagle triple-kill from Miikka "suNny" Kemppi.

After that, NiP were only able to get back on the board in the 22nd round following a crucial triple-kill from Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, but it was simply too little, too late, for the Swedes to stop mouz from closing out their map pick, 16-9.

NiP came from behind to beat mousesports

On Overpass, mousesports picked up their second pistol of the series, and followed that up with the subsequent anti-eco. In a third-round buy, NiP started to prove why this map was their pick, winning six rounds in a row without much effort.

In the ninth round, mousesports finally got back to winning ways thanks to a 2v3 post-plant clutch from suNny and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný. From there, the half was nothing but a back-and-forth affair, in which NiP won the final three rounds to switch sides with a 10-5 lead.

Fredrik "REZ" Sterner and William "draken" Sundin came up huge in the second half, clutching a 2v4 situation to secure their team's CT pistol. mousesports won the first gun round, but NiP responded with a three-round streak to hit match-point.

The European mixture still found a lifeline by stringing four rounds together, but it was all in vain as GeT_RiGhT sealed the deal with a quad-kill in the 26th round.

REZ led the way for NiP on Overpass

The decider map, Train, saw mousesports swiftly grab a 3-0 lead following a chaotic, yet successful, CT pistol. Although NiP responded with a successful gun round, oskar and co. further added to their lead in the next two rounds, 5-1.

From that round onward, however, NiP constantly broke through their opponents' defence to go up 7-5. Still, mousesports managed to win two of the final three rounds to reduce the deficit to a single round by half-time.

The Swedes looked set to increase their lead in the second half after winning the last pistol of the series, but mousesports instantly replied with a near-flawless Deagle play. After building up their economy, NiP won two rounds in a row to get back to the lead, 11-10.

Although mousesports then equalized things off, NiP responded well despite being on a shoddy buy. From that moment, thanks to a very tight defence, the Swedish team went on a five-round winning streak to wrap things up, 16-11, and book their spot in the DreamHack Masters Marseille playoffs.

Matchpage
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19th April 2018
Sweden
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Nuke
9
10
Overpass
16
11
Train
16

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 69 - 58 +11 93.7 1.24
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 51 - 48 +3 77.4 1.12
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 48 - 50 -2 75.3 1.02
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 48 - 56 -8 67.9 0.90
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 42 - 49 -7 59.5 0.84
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 57 - 56 +1 78.2 1.09
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 52 - 51 +1 75.6 1.08
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 50 - 47 +3 73.2 1.08
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 57 - 52 +5 77.0 1.04
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 45 - 52 -7 61.7 0.90

Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
965
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
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
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
#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
R EZ swedish CS still top 1 scene 2012-2018
2018-04-19 15:44
#11
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expecte-... no
2018-04-19 15:44
#56
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
Mouz lost? EZ for SK
2018-04-19 15:50
Nip n c9 both in playoffs unexpected n mouz n faze top teams are struggling now this tourney is interesting
2018-04-19 15:54
#82
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
True
2018-04-19 15:57
#111
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
close games vs. teams that are basically firepower only (if they aren't fragging well they are screwed against good teams). Crazy how volatile teams have become with what i call the "frag era" where a lot of teams are looking for fraggers and sacrifice strategy/support players. If rain/niko/guardian are all doing well, faze wins tournament after tournament. If not they will go out top8/4 to "lower skilled" teams.
2018-04-19 16:13
What tournaments have they won?
2018-04-19 17:03
#136
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
As long as they win, arent that a strategy ? Using more firepower to win is a strategy. Its useless that you have epic strat but cant even get it done
2018-04-19 17:08
#162
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Outsmarting people > aim
2018-04-19 20:25
#186
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
Inhuman reaction > brain, or hax on > brain
2018-04-20 20:56
How are nip and C9 unexpected? Sure maybe a bit unexpected that they won the winners game, but I would say both teams was very reasonable to assume they would go to playoffs if not now but from the decider games. I mean, SK and G2/NV isn’t really that much of a challenge tbh.
2018-04-19 20:01
FaZe only struggling cos Xizt be feeding
2018-04-20 00:00
#75
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Europe Hue_Ganus 
EZ for sk lul,you are so delusional,sk are worse than mouse it is a fact,enojoy having sk drop out in the group stage
2018-04-19 15:55
#80
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
Let´s see tomorrow what will happen, i trust on them to beat the weak mouz chokers LOL
2018-04-19 15:57
#124
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Brazil vass28 
Stfu and wait for tomorrow
2018-04-19 16:32
#150
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Europe Hue_Ganus 
tell that to your brazilian friend that said it is going to be ez for sk ,i only said my comment as a reposnse to him
2018-04-19 18:33
You seem to have a wrong assumption of the meaning of "fact"
2018-04-19 17:06
Wow. I think I can't sleep tonight
2018-04-19 15:45
#31
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Czech Republic HunTerOG 
It's actually insane how Swedish teams are on top level since CSGO beginning
2018-04-19 15:46
If you ignore 2017 I agree with you :) but nice of you by the recognition.
2018-04-19 15:50
i mean NiP was at the top level in 2017? still top 7 for most of the year and 3 big tournament wins. i agree it was prolly the worst year but i would still say they were top level.
2018-04-19 15:54
#99
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United States LookitsJrd 
3? You mean 1.
2018-04-19 16:05
#163
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Iem Oakland, DH Valencia, Hellcase cup... Learn to count, it's 3!
2018-04-19 20:28
#106
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Europe Hue_Ganus 
nip were shit in 2017 they only won 1 big tournament and did nothing the rest of the year and also they were not even top 10 the majority of the time ,i think you confused 2017 with 2016
2018-04-19 16:11
<3
2018-04-19 16:58
#153
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
You mean since the beginning of CS, right? They've been the best CS country since 2001 lol.
2018-04-19 19:24
CAME FROM BEHIND
2018-04-19 16:34
noice
2018-04-19 15:44
#3
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Nice
2018-04-19 15:44
#15
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
fuck you. DDPC :/
2018-04-19 15:44
dats rude
2018-04-19 15:49
Niiice
2018-04-19 15:44
#5
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
dennisGOD
2018-04-19 15:44
saw the casters saying "dennis is in a good mood" xDD
2018-04-19 17:03
I think you mean "God Mode" ;)
2018-04-19 19:57
nope, they said "good mood", he was laughing and having fun thats why.
2018-04-19 21:51
It was a joke :P Cause Dennis is in god mode.
2018-04-19 22:15
#6
HeatoN | 
Denmark zanti0z 
expected
2018-04-19 15:44
#9
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Hungary SelevenX 
wp for nip
2018-04-19 15:44
5th Is NiP Back?????
2018-04-19 15:44
Yes
2018-04-19 15:49
F**ck yeah baby <3 GeT_RiGhT a.k.a Bezrukov
2018-04-19 15:44
Expected tbh
2018-04-19 15:45
#14
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CIS LRtx 
Black137 HOW MUCH?
2018-04-19 15:44
#16
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
fuck these luckers
2018-04-19 15:44
#35
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Norway xautic 
Lul
2018-04-19 15:47
Not really luck, NiP play way better, Oskar missed easy shots & Played shotgun half the game.
2018-04-19 15:47
#50
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
agree with oskar. Bad day.
2018-04-19 15:49
#86
Lekr0 | 
Lithuania MRmobis 
that shotgun lost few rounds for him on overpass and train but that shit was hella lit on nuke my guy
2018-04-19 15:58
so ez
2018-04-19 15:53
rip Sk.
2018-04-19 15:45
REZ
2018-04-19 15:45
#19
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Russia Paul_theGod 
2014
2018-04-19 15:45
R EZ swedish CS still top 1 scene 1944-2029
2018-04-19 15:45
3E4WQ3REWEREWRWE
2018-04-19 15:45
God_Right
2018-04-19 15:45
NiP is back baby
2018-04-19 15:45
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
GG
2018-04-19 15:45
#25
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Sweden Rexz 
#GONINJAS
2018-04-19 15:45
#28
rain | 
Croatia M_CiLa 
MOUSE best team in the world! kappa
2018-04-19 15:45
#29
Poland ezox 
still teams are throwing hehhh
2018-04-19 15:45
EZZZZZZ
2018-04-19 15:46
ez for Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
2018-04-19 15:46
#33
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Spain akproxx 
Im sad lmao
2018-04-19 15:46
#34
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Turkey DebbSoray 
We are back bois.
2018-04-19 15:46
#36
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Serbia whoa!! 
Gg
2018-04-19 15:47
NIP MAGIC BABY
2018-04-19 15:47
#39
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Turkey redbaron7 
wp for nip, draken was totally mess
2018-04-19 15:47
#40
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
1.6
2018-04-19 15:47
#41
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Germany Vini_1337 
EZ FOR GOAT
2018-04-19 15:48
#42
flusha | 
Sweden Cadde 
Get_Fucked nip haters, they trashing ur top 1’s hahahhahaha
2018-04-19 15:48
1.6
2018-04-19 15:48
love <3 1.6 f0rest+gtr = nip nip = CS
2018-04-19 15:48
Can we see in 2018 the return of the swedish gods? I hope so... Fnatic and NIP road to the top...
2018-04-19 15:48
+1 <3
2018-04-19 17:49
#46
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Latvia Faaakk 
Well deserved playyof spot! #GONINJAS
2018-04-19 15:49
lucky win mouz > nip
2018-04-19 15:49
#55
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
+1 fucking hyped N LUL i LUL P fans OMEGALUL
2018-04-19 15:50
swedistan :D lul
2018-04-19 15:51
Salty mouz fans everywhere
2018-04-19 16:00
says the german no scene
2018-04-19 16:00
What does that have to do with mousesports losing? Also mouz is a German organization that supported German cs for a long time
2018-04-19 16:02
estonian calling other country no scene HAHAHAHA 1 relevant player does not make a scene lmao
2018-04-19 16:05
we are top2 team in the world cry is free
2018-04-19 16:12
"we" hahahaha what a fucking loser you are hahaha nt no scene :D
2018-04-19 17:01
#151
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Estonia swag420weed 
Kinda pathetic, how 80x smaller country has more relavent players. LUL
2018-04-19 19:14
lmao retarded? swedish players in #1 ranked team: 1 + 1 standin estonian players in #1 ranked team: 0 swedish players in top 30 teams: 17+ estonian players in top 30 teams: 1 nt
2018-04-19 21:04
#169
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Estonia swag420weed 
Dude, wtf I was talking about Germany, you dumb cunt...
2018-04-20 00:16
HAHA damn dude sorry xD
2018-04-20 11:09
You have 1,5 relevant player, if we are nice and counts HS as a half. Sweden has 11 players in top 10. If we would count HS level players we can include all of Godsent as well. And if “you” are top 2 team from having only ropz, then Sweden is top 1 from having Olof/Xizt and Robban in Faze. Stop with this stupidity, Sweden > Estonia in every possible way.
2018-04-19 21:08
#170
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Estonia swag420weed 
Dude, wtf I was talking about Germany, you dumb cunt...
2018-04-20 00:17
#63
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India GET_REKT1337 
Cry is free
2018-04-19 15:52
india lul cow rider
2018-04-19 15:52
Ropz LUL New NiKo LUL Oskar shotgunner LUL
2018-04-19 16:01
#52
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-04-19 15:50
#53
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
nice <3 my boys beating some trash
2018-04-19 15:50
#62
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Czech Republic thezipp3r_ 
trash LUL. Check statistics no scene shit
2018-04-19 15:51
he is from finland so he is shit ez for ence :D
2018-04-19 15:54
Sunny is still better than ropz -)
2018-04-19 17:11
lmao oskar fanboy triggered
2018-04-19 16:03
#129
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Mouz tier 3 lmao
2018-04-19 16:58
#104
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Netherlands jonsve 
Nt fake finland
2018-04-19 16:09
#57
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Sweden Trkmag 
GOAT_RiGhT, taking wins against top 1/2 team
2018-04-19 15:50
Good job for stepping up Christopher
2018-04-19 15:50
#59
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Estonia kikilips 
Drake on train missed some crucial shots but overall they were good. gg wp I hope they get even more confident with wins like these
2018-04-19 15:51
#101
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India Ad1_KaM 
Both team main awpers were missing, that too on a map which is good for awpers! :/
2018-04-19 16:07
God's Plan
2018-04-19 17:10
Nice too see GTR and f0rest on the top of the scoreboard, especially GTR in an important bo3.
2018-04-19 15:51
f0rest has been topping scoreboards since 2004
2018-04-19 17:09
#152
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Estonia swag420weed 
+1, im amazed how he hasnt quit NiP and stayed loyal for so long time...
2018-04-19 19:15
#154
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Finland Alko^ 
+1 on that one. f0rest’s bad times last max 1month
2018-04-19 19:38
mouz didnt show up, nip took advantage, gg
2018-04-19 15:53
#67
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Finland Vkims 
#freeSunny
2018-04-19 15:53
GeT_RiGhT AND F0REST TOPFRAGGING OHH BABYYYY
2018-04-19 15:53
IN ur face nip haters
2018-04-19 15:54
#109
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United States Will767 
yeah in ur face! in ur face! ALL IN UR FUCKING FACE!!!! :O
2018-04-19 16:12
GTR in some moments bring back the memories of his performance 2008-2011 :)
2018-04-19 15:55
#155
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Finland Alko^ 
gtr’s peak is 2008-2014 tho
2018-04-19 19:39
I have stopped watching the cs/csgo scene at the begging of 2012 so must be true, especially afaik he was nominated and won best player of the year in 2013 or 2014 @ hltv.org
2018-04-19 19:43
#76
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ezzzz
2018-04-19 15:56
#77
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Brazil Charizaldo 
RIP SK
2018-04-19 15:56
-ChrisJ +actual IGL
2018-04-19 15:56
#79
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Sweden flippig 
OverratedSports
2018-04-19 15:57
Ez for NIP , now mouseports gonna beat the hell out of sk ez.
2018-04-19 15:57
EnVyUs will also beat the crap out of faze then
2018-04-19 16:17
#156
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Finland Alko^ 
LOL on that one, FaZe 16-1’d nV before in this tournament
2018-04-19 19:40
oskar needs to step up or they will lose against sk as well
2018-04-19 15:58
#85
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Brazil digozamaral 
EZ
2018-04-19 15:58
#103
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Netherlands jonsve 
Kick styko ffs
2018-04-19 16:08
lets go dennis “denniEZ” edman!
2018-04-19 16:10
oskar to FaZe Kappa, what an overrated guy
2018-04-19 16:11
Chokesports
2018-04-19 16:17
Very nice christopher
2018-04-19 16:19
#121
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Poland Hell2k 
top 1 2018
2018-04-19 16:24
Very true
2018-04-19 16:27
#116
NEO | 
Poland scrmgr 
Is it like 2010 again?
2018-04-19 16:19
#119
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Poland Hell2k 
2013 maybe
2018-04-19 16:24
#117
twist | 
Sweden Weedish 
#GONINJAS
2018-04-19 16:23
#118
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Poland Hell2k 
old legends back? rip sk again
2018-04-19 16:24
well played NiP!!!!! GoD_RiGhT
2018-04-19 16:24
SK to knock mouz out.
2018-04-19 16:37
I aren't think that
2018-04-19 17:50
gg
2018-04-19 16:39
NiKo who? Coldzera who? Here you witness the return of Jesus Christ himself. The greatest player to ever grace Counter-Strike with his presence. The GOAT, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
2018-04-19 17:09
So ez 4 legendary swedish counter-strike team "Ninjas In Pyjamas"
2018-04-19 17:51
#141
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
That was some impressive stuff.
2018-04-19 17:21
#146
fer | 
Brazil Mangaba 
I'm not even mad NiP is doing amazing!
2018-04-19 17:59
#147
Jame | 
CIS ZILTOID 
that last 4k from GeT_RiGhT was so uplifting, I’m sure he felt the same
2018-04-19 18:07
-styko +s1mple Mouz top 1
2018-04-19 18:29
#157
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Finland Alko^ 
dennis was exactly what nip needed, great choice
2018-04-19 19:40
The funny thing with GTR & NiP is at the end of era NiP 2.0 aka nip-gaming.com they trial him for ESL league matches, it's happened in August 2007... He's playing under HeatoN account xD so sad it never happened officially..
2018-04-19 19:51
patrik f0rest lindberg Cristopher alesund IDOLS
2018-04-21 07:42
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