fnatic outlast NiP; to meet Astralis in semi-finals

fnatic have outlasted NiP 2-1 (Mirage 16-9, Inferno 5-16, Train 16-13) to secure a spot in the semi-finals, where the Swedes will meet Astralis.

fnatic got off to a flying start on their pick, Mirage, grabbing the pistol round and the first couple of gunrounds on the back of a clutch from Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and a quad-kill from Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson to go up 6-0 as CT.

NiP's first successful round following a B split was enough to send their opponents on an eco, which they used to add a second round on the board, but fnatic were soon back in cruise control. Defending the A bombsite multiple times in a row, Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim's team powered to a 12-3 half.

The Ninjas began to climb back thanks to two defuses by William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin, the first of which was in a 4v3 situation in the pistol round and the second in a 2v1 advantage in the gunround. With aggressive play towards mid and a clutch from Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg, NiP reduced the deficit to just three rounds. Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell stopped the streak with a key double in the next round, inspiring fnatic to close out map one with four rounds in a row for a 16-9 victory.

KRIMZ led the way with a stellar performance on Train

Inferno was the choice of NiP, who started on the CT side and gave fnatic a taste of their own medicine at the beginning of the second map, running away with a 7-0 lead. KRIMZ & co. then put their first on the board, but couldn't string more together and found themselves with little to no money shortly afterward, as NiP added three more to their score.

A successful CZ-75 rush towards B inspired fnatic to claim three of the last four rounds, but it all seemed in vain when Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman secured a 1v2 situation in the pistol round for his team, killing the defuser in the last moment. Surely enough, NiP went on to force map three at 16-5.

Train was the deciding map, where fnatic picked up an early 3-0 lead despite dennis's amazing triple in the pistol round, as KRIMZ and Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist turned around a 2v5 situation. Once NiP got a hold of weapons, however, they kept defending both bombsites with relative ease, taking advantage of full utility to stop fnatic's early pushes. It wasn't until 9-3 when fnatic stopped the streak thanks to early picks on the inner bombsite, which allowed them to grab two out of the remaining three rounds for a 10-5 half in favor of NiP

An incredible 1v4 from f0rest yielded his team the following pistol, but fnatic found a reply with pistols and a Scout to begin their climb back into the match. After closing the gap to 8-11, fnatic conceded the first gunround, but they were soon in the driving seat again, coming out on top of several retake scenarios to claim their first lead since the sixth round at 13-12. 

That was when NiP broke the streak on the back of an early pick towards inner, but they couldn't string any more rounds together, as fnatic outlasted their Swedish rivals at 16-13.

Sweden
Matchpage
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2
21st April 2018
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Mirage
16
16
Inferno
5
13
Train
16

News tags:
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 55 - 49 +6 69.6 1.04
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 53 - 53 0 73.2 1.04
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 52 - 54 -2 81.8 0.99
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 47 - 52 -5 74.7 0.95
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 41 - 51 -10 62.9 0.86
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 70 - 46 +24 92.0 1.37
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 47 +5 82.9 1.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 54 - 44 +10 71.9 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 54 -3 81.0 1.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 32 - 57 -25 50.0 0.67

Sweden
Matchpage
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21st April 2018
9
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
5
13
Train
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 55 - 49 +6 69.6 1.04
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 53 - 53 0 73.2 1.04
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 52 - 54 -2 81.8 0.99
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 47 - 52 -5 74.7 0.95
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 41 - 51 -10 62.9 0.86
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 70 - 46 +24 92.0 1.37
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 47 +5 82.9 1.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 54 - 44 +10 71.9 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 54 -3 81.0 1.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 32 - 57 -25 50.0 0.67

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1590
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1819
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1758
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1724
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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Germany VeryNiceGuy
GG WP both teams! Krimz TOP 2? Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-21 21:55
14 replies
#25
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R
GG
2018-04-21 21:53
1 reply
Felt like the old days, nice fnatic NiP game, gg wp
2018-04-21 22:04
#26
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CIS Ninja2k
fantastic game nip deserved more tbh astralis win and over 2.5 maps in nip-fnatic ez money ez life
2018-04-21 21:53
#29
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Hungary StraYzie
KRiMZ top 1
2018-04-21 21:53
3 replies
f0rest deserves better
2018-04-21 21:57
2 replies
#49
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Hungary StraYzie
He does, everyone loves f0rest and he's a beast
2018-04-21 22:00
1 reply
#81
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Europe tweekzter
Yeah, that situation with that insane one tap at the defuse... lots of other players would have made arrogant gestures, but f0rest seemed so humble and just making funny expressions. :D
2018-04-22 00:30
Reply edited,hmmmmm
2018-04-21 21:57
1 reply
Aren't you allowed to edit comments on this site?
2018-04-21 22:04
KRIMZ is so good, like honestly I think he might be better now than he ever was, even better than his form in late 2014/early 2015
2018-04-21 22:15
3 replies
back then olof and flusha were better than him, now he`s better than both together.
2018-04-22 00:53
1 reply
Yeah, its kinda funny when you realise they were like top 1 and top 5
2018-04-22 01:45
he finally got his main role after dennis and olof left
2018-04-22 11:04
s1mple top 1 !!! Have a nice day!!!
2018-04-22 08:14
ez
2018-04-21 21:52
#3
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Brazil theMonxtro
a
2018-04-21 21:52
#4
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Brazil S3bjastjan
GOD KRIMZ
2018-04-21 21:52
#5
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Brazil S3bjastjan
GOD KRIMZ <3
2018-04-21 21:52
I'm glad fnatic made it, sadly Astralis will get to the final.
2018-04-21 21:52
1 reply
#71
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Finland Smoonah
Krimz always carrying lil nubbins
2018-04-21 23:35
#7
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CIS Ninja2k
fantastic game nip deserved more tbh
2018-04-21 21:52
1
2018-04-21 21:52
#9
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Poland Roxin12
ok
2018-04-21 21:52
nt NIP
2018-04-21 21:52
#11
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Germany Kaidixdeh
gg
2018-04-21 21:52
#12
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Spain GonGon
gg
2018-04-21 21:52
Unlucko
2018-04-21 21:52
ez 4 JWALLHACK
2018-04-21 21:52
#15
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Finland merkkis
gg ez for swedish house mafia
2018-04-21 21:52
fak ye
2018-04-21 21:52
#17
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Sweden Izonezz
NiP won more rounds in total :P THIS WAS THE REAL FINAL!
2018-04-21 21:52
Sad that nip can't win it
2018-04-21 21:52
hahahah bye pita
2018-04-21 21:52
1 reply
Lol why bye pita?
2018-04-22 00:25
fnatic don't deserve the win
2018-04-21 21:52
hahahah bye pita oh the joy.
2018-04-21 21:52
Fuck ://
2018-04-21 21:52
#23
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Israel Netanyahu
GGWP :)
2018-04-21 21:52
#24
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Sweden Zolity
WOOOOOOO GGS
2018-04-21 21:52
#27
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Malaysia byaIi
krimz too good nice
2018-04-21 21:53
LAUGH NOW REZ HAHAHHAHA EZ FOR KRIMZ
2018-04-21 21:53
Nip threw that shit so hard
2018-04-21 21:53
4 replies
how can u throw against a team better than u
2018-04-21 21:56
2 replies
#47
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Norway anMu
Fnatic were better on train??? LUUUUUL Nip had to give away 6 rounds to fnatic and krimz had to drop 30 bombs just to barely win 16:13. Match should have ended 16:12/16:9 for nip
2018-04-21 22:03
1 reply
#72
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Finland Smoonah
yeah nip buy strategy ruined them a good last 3 rounds
2018-04-21 23:37
entire bo3 based on good CT sides... both teams had abysmal and bleak T sides on all maps. NiP needed a 12-3 half on train their T side there was just disgusting
2018-04-22 08:59
So ez 4 the best team in the world
2018-04-21 21:54
#32
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Europe trey_
wtf nice comeback
2018-04-21 21:54
#33
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Australia not_prokda
tf
2018-04-21 21:54
#34
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Turkey Altruan
FeelsBadMan NIP
2018-04-21 21:55
I thought it was over when nip were up 9-3 lol
2018-04-21 21:55
Outlast xD more like outluck....
2018-04-21 21:56
1 reply
#46
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Norway anMu
+1
2018-04-21 21:59
#38
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Russia Nikosimus
Only NiP can win pistols like this and then completely throw everything after..:/ And instead of 13-5 you get 11-8
2018-04-21 21:56
2 replies
13x16 =/
2018-04-21 21:57
1 reply
sadly we lost, but NiP is improving everyday it seems like
2018-04-22 00:26
YIIIIHAAAAAAA
2018-04-21 21:57
1 reply
KRIMZ TOO STRONK
2018-04-22 08:46
#43
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Norway anMu
I am both fan of nip and fnatic but today better team lost sadly due to throwing 5v2 pistol round and losing antieco after second pistol round Free 6 rounds for fnatic they definitely didn’t deserve
2018-04-21 21:58
27 replies
fan of fnatic xdddddddddddd
2018-04-21 22:11
26 replies
#68
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Norway anMu
Oh gosh retardberg is here again, ye I was huge fnatic fan because of olof, dennis and krimz so while fnatic aren’t my #1 anymore I still do cheer for them because of krimz I just don’t like your fatduo burgerking kids
2018-04-21 23:27
14 replies
You are cheering for teams in ways normal people would hate on.
2018-04-21 23:29
13 replies
#70
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Norway anMu
#1 faze #2 nip #3 fnatic This is my order lol if fnatic doesn’t play faze or nip I always cheer for them despite fact I like only one player and dislike 3 fat boys and refugee
2018-04-21 23:35
12 replies
lol
2018-04-21 23:42
10 replies
#80
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Norway anMu
Waste of time to speak with autist like you. Bye and enjoy your poor life full of negativity I know it’s not your fault since you are mentally challenged. Peace
2018-04-22 00:29
9 replies
I am actually full of positivity.
2018-04-22 00:30
8 replies
#84
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Norway anMu
Ye everyone can clearly see that in every comment you ever posted. Pathetic 40yo virgin, who never said a nice word to anyone. A lot of people actually agree with me, they have never seen you make a kind comment. It’s pretty sad that even Jonty who is basically most polite user on this site says you are butthurt faggot who is just insulting everyone here. I guess you failed in life miserably or you are just an asshole since you came to this world
2018-04-22 00:47
7 replies
Who said that I am full of positivity on HLTV where people like you are posting such bullshit lol. Also Jonty is just triggered that I am not talking to him anymore since he became too obvious.
2018-04-22 00:47
6 replies
+1
2018-04-22 08:48
#104
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Sweden s!d_xaxa
Hltv reveals your inner personality. May be this is your real personality and all that being positive outside is just fake.
2018-04-22 09:06
4 replies
lol
2018-04-22 09:45
3 replies
#116
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Norway anMu
Ye you are faking your positive mindset outside because you have to lol. If you would behave same way irl as on hltv (like an asshole) you would get your shit face smashed against the wall every day. Here you have anonymity so you show your true face without risk someone would beat shit out of you. Everyone knows people show their true face online because there are no consequences. Also everyone already knows you are retard asshole so there really is no point of me saying more.
2018-04-22 18:40
2 replies
lolol
2018-04-22 18:41
1 reply
#123
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Norway anMu
You can write as many lols you want, it won’t change fact you are just sad pathetic person
2018-04-22 19:04
bandwagon fan
2018-04-22 08:47
prntscr.com/j8hixx bandwagon fan*
2018-04-22 08:46
10 replies
he cheers for the players not for the actual organization that pays them salaries. It's kinda weird.
2018-04-22 09:04
8 replies
well he cheers for 15+ players but let's group that up he cheers for more than 3 teams what that means is: Semifinals - 4 teams (and he cheers for them all) and his "fav team" faze gets eliminated but there's his "2nd favourite team" nip , that get's eliminated but there's still fnatic his "3rd bes team" and for example some of his 7 fav teams win something he says im fan of them changes the flair .. .. basically i explained something but not all well he's just bandwagon fan
2018-04-22 09:07
7 replies
precisely.. I like 3 of the 4 teams that are in semis now for instance but I only want NaVi to win because they are my one and only favorites (since 2010 ). I also like Windigo but I don't get too much of a choice who to like from Bulgarian CS lul. So yeah I totally get your point now.
2018-04-22 09:17
1 reply
#122
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Norway anMu
Don’t waste your time with retardberg’s alt account he is sad no one agrees with him so has to fake it at least
2018-04-22 19:01
#114
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Norway anMu
Wow you are such a retard changing my flair? I always use LGB ask whoever you want. What’s wrong with me being fan of one team (faze in my case) but I also have symphaty to other teams because of players that are in are one of my all time favorites (nip, fnatic). I am fan of all 4 semifinalist xDDD? I hate navi because of s1mple, I dislike astralis because of their playstyle and gambit just lul, so only acceptable team in semis was fnatic and I say acceptable only because of krimz. If you use at least 1% of your 10IQ brain you would see reason why I cheer (in this order) for faze, nip and fnatic while having LGB flair. Because I am old school fan of LGB from kato14 (olof, dennis, krimz, twist, cype) my favorite line-up of all time. #1 is always team with olof #2 nip because dennis and f0rest #3 fnatic because of krimz and fact I cheered for them for 3 years Simple as that. But I guess you are just newfag who has no idea about cs before 2016/2017.
2018-04-22 18:30
4 replies
It seems like you are dumb, or just too biased to even talk to . . .
2018-04-22 18:35
3 replies
#118
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Norway anMu
I am dumb? You said I am fan of all 4 semifinalist which is not true based on teams displayed on my profile. I gave proper arguments while you have mouth full of shit and lies.
2018-04-22 18:43
2 replies
You just showed how dumb you are, I won't respond to your comments anymore due to your misunderstanding of my sentences
2018-04-22 18:46
1 reply
#121
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Norway anMu
Ok kid lol you said I am bandwagon fan which I just disprove, you said I am fan of all semifinalist which is retardation, then you said I am fan of +15 players which I disprove as well. 15yo kiddo run out of “arguments” or should I say ilusions and lies of your down syndromed brain??? Btw I would not be suprised if this would be alt acc of mr. retardberg because literally no one agrees with him or you just both share same mental illness.
2018-04-22 18:59
xdddddddddd
2018-04-22 09:44
F0rest and 4 bots, same story for years
2018-04-21 21:58
krimz??
2018-04-21 21:59
#51
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Sweden crindz
sad to see nip out, but fnatic will have a better chance versus astralis. oh and GOD KRIMZ! so fun to see him play like this again.
2018-04-21 22:00
3 replies
Thought the same, fnatic have a better chance at both semis and grand finals. Its nice to see nip back in form, though. Let’s hope it stays.
2018-04-22 01:17
2 replies
#88
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Sweden crindz
well said, bud +1
2018-04-22 01:21
1 reply
<3
2018-04-26 01:04
EZ AF
2018-04-21 22:00
krimz is nuts
2018-04-21 22:01
#54
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Bulgaria nekzcs
krimz is good but xyp is better #ToTheStars
2018-04-21 22:01
#55
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Sweden Kasidro
Krimz might be the second best player in the world atm after s1mple. He has been so incredibly solid the last months
2018-04-21 22:02
Well played both teams! FaZeUP! <3
2018-04-21 22:02
Krimz > nip RIP nip. Kick gtr and f0rest!
2018-04-21 22:06
1 reply
OMEGALUL kicking the goat
2018-04-21 22:25
I know it was just a quarter final, but this tournament should really give NiP a boost in the rankings as they have shown that they are a very strong team and even possible title contenders with this line up
2018-04-21 22:11
1 reply
+1
2018-04-21 22:25
ggwp f0rest G.O.A.T
2018-04-21 22:25
#67
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United States Chungo0
I think Draken is on the way out of nip
2018-04-21 22:56
7 replies
#75
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Spain Kyuuta
Nah he has carried every fucking tournament except this one
2018-04-22 00:08
Lol actually draken is finally showing consistency except for this tournament. And besides that, who else would you want to pick up
2018-04-22 00:28
5 replies
#93
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United States Chungo0
i dont follow sweedish cs, but +pyth
2018-04-22 04:33
4 replies
+delpan
2018-04-22 06:07
pyth isnt an awper
2018-04-22 10:04
2 replies
#120
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United States Chungo0
+pyth forest awp
2018-04-22 18:55
1 reply
force an excellent rifler on the awp, good idea. Thats an incredible downgrade to what they have now, pyth isnt that great of a player. You suggest to do the same what they did in North when cajunb was still in there, force a rifler to the role of an awper.
2018-04-23 10:59
#74
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Sweden Cadde
I love nip since -90 but I love fnatic and swedens triumph atm and i hope they solidify a new rivalry era. Always the best matches betwin the two. Noone can campare in skill and momentum sequences. Csgo is missing intense and beastmode rivalrys and thats why Sweden is csgo. /closed
2018-04-21 23:57
Hopefully Astralia start tomorrow as prepared as they were against Faze I can't imagine any team being able to stand against them if they keep up that form.
2018-04-22 00:17
-25 Golden wtf
2018-04-22 00:35
Krimz is the god of CS Go.
2018-04-22 02:05
Golden hard carried by krimz going full ham in the 2 maps fnatic won. gyazo.com/934f9108a5b382cd07c7f8867d95f0.. compare IGL stats :Pp
2018-04-22 02:18
1 reply
golden has been hard carried by teammates ever since he joined. IEM and WESG he was also being hard carried wasnt the reason why they won probably the reason why they had so narrow victory though cause they playing 4v5 with golden non-existent.
2018-04-22 06:49
faze krimz
2018-04-22 04:31
Yet another month in a row when Krimz is destroying everyone, what a beast.
2018-04-22 07:31
#107
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Croatia Chipe9
Pappa KRIMZ
2018-04-22 09:19
NiP bettors now crying the fuck out :)
2018-04-22 09:48
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